DeKalb seafood joint stored food at improper temps, report says

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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.

A seafood restaurant in DeKalb County failed its health inspection this week, as a report noted that some food was kept out longer than it should have been.

Doo’s Seafood, at 1215 South Hairston Road near Stone Mountain, scored at 56 on its April 10 inspection, according to a DeKalb County Board of Health report.

The restaurant was hit with a dozen violations, several of which noted that food was not being held at proper temperatures. Potatoes and corn, for example, were seen sitting at room temperature while cooling, the inspection report noted. Boiled eggs were also not holding at the proper temperature.


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The inspector noted that gumbo and cooked red beans that were stored in the walk-in cooler were dated April 1, nine days before the inspection.

Cooked chicken was also being prepared while raw chicken was thawing on the same table top, according to the report.

Many of the violations were corrected during the inspection. Doo’s will have a chance to correct the infractions during a follow-up inspection.

When Channel 2 Action News visited the restaurant, the owner declined to comment on the inspection score.

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