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.

DeKalb restaurant Golden Krust passes follow-up health inspection

UPDATE: Golden Krust passed its follow-up health inspection on Jan. 23 with a score of 90, according to the DeKalb County Board of Health.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A Caribbean restaurant located in DeKalb County failed its most recent health inspection, according to the county health board.

Golden Krust on Stonecrest Pass, near The Mall at Stonecrest, is part of a national chain of fast-casual eateries serving Jamaican and other Caribbean cuisine. It scored a 64 on its inspection Jan. 15, according to a DeKalb County Board of Health report.

An inspector noted that two employee hand sinks did not have soap available. One of the employee sinks did not have hot water.

Several food items in the walk-in cooler were not being kept at the proper cold temperatures, the report stated. The inspector also found ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, curry chicken and cow foot soup that was not dated properly.

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“We immediately corrected everything,” said Donna Marie, the manager of the Stonecrest Golden Krust location, noting that almost all of the violations were fixed on-site during the inspection.

She said the cooling mechanism that kept the cooler at the proper temperature was temporarily down, but the restaurant had called someone to repair it. A plumber was also doing work on the pipes, Marie said Friday.

Golden Krust will have a chance to improve on its score during a follow-up inspection.

“We’re a clean company, we’re a big company,” Marie said. “We keep up our standards. People can come into my kitchen and walk through any day they like.”

Golden Krust has several other locations in metro Atlanta, as well as in New York, North Carolina and Florida, according to the company’s website.

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