Georgia has rules it requires every food service operation to follow. These are just a few of the many health and safety regulations. Food service operations without a permit are illegal. Employees must know how to prevent foodborne illness and the symptoms of those illnesses. Food must be kept at the correct temperatures to prevent pathogens from growing. Employees must meet standards of cleanliness while working around food. If health laws are not met, the food service's permit may be suspended.

UPDATE: Cobb restaurant scores 92 after second consecutive failure

UPDATE at 11:18 a.m. Oct. 4: Curry Leaf Indian Grill scored a 92, or A, on its follow-up inspection held Oct. 3.

However, the restaurant was cited for food debris on stored knives and storage containers and for not having thermometers to monitor the ambient temperatures inside reach-in coolers, the report added.

The operator established new protocols and a training manual for weekly and monthly food safety training sessions, the report states. 

ORIGINAL STORY

A Marietta restaurant voluntarily closed Wednesday after failing its second consecutive health inspection within 18 months. 

Curry Leaf Indian Grill at 3000 Windy Hill Road Suite 128 received a 67, or U, on its Oct. 2 inspection conducted by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department.

It’s the restaurant’s second consecutive failure on a routine inspection. Curry Leaf received a 64 on its May 1, 2018, inspection. It performed marginally better on a May 18, 2018, follow-up inspection when it received a score of 78, or C.  

The restaurant voluntarily closed Oct. 2 to correct the violations and to attend a conference Thursday morning to discuss a corrective action plan, according to the inspector’s report.

According to the Oct. 2 report, an employee handled trash and then touched red beans that were soaking on a table without washing his or her hands. An employee rinsed his or her hands at a sink without using soap. The inspector also noted the restaurant did not have any paper towels at the hand sink. 

The restaurant also had buckets of soaking rice and tamarind that were stored uncovered on the floor next to the dish washing machine. 

Curry Leaf was also cited for having cold food items stored above 41 degrees inside a cooler, rice stored overnight in a rice cooker that was not measuring at 135 degrees and ready-to-eat food that was stored for more than 24 hours inside the cooler without being marked with a date. 

A follow-up inspection will be held within 10 business days of the original inspection. An employee who answered the phone Thursday told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a manager was not available to discuss the score. 


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