Atlanta pizzeria re-checked after report noted entire kitchen ‘soiled’

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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.

UPDATE: Pizza Bar was re-inspected Thursday and received an 83/B. New violations included a "failure to fully clean the inside of the ice machine to remove the black mold like substance as reported in the previous report" and a failure to maintain clean surfaces at a food service bar.

ORIGINAL STORY (published Jan. 3): A southwest Atlanta pizza place failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show.

Pizza Bar on Camp Creek Parkway scored a 45/U following the Tuesday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.

According to the report, the establishment was unacceptably dirty: “EVERY surface in facility must be detailed clean without regard to the level of difficulty to clean them. Entire kitchen is soiled.”


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Officials also reported that “the entire interior ceiling portion of the ice machine is covered in black soil buildup” and said there was “a container of raw chicken stored directly on top of dry goods in the dry storage area.”

The location’s prior score, from February, was an 89/B. It also failed an inspection in January 2016, records show.

General manager Allen Ross said Tuesday evening that “everything is up-to-date as of this moment.”

Ross said a big truck delivery that was made after the long New Year’s holiday weekend contributed to things not being “in place.”

Follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation.


Pizza Bar

3560 Camp Creek Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30344

Score: 45

Read the full report.


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Lawsuits filed against Little Caesars alleged it served pork that was sold as "halal pepperoni." A judge tossed out one lawsuit against the pizza chain Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, but allowed another to move forward. Here, pepperoni pizza from Little Caesars.

Lawsuits filed against Little Caesars alleged it served pork that was sold as "halal pepperoni." A judge tossed out one lawsuit against the pizza chain Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, but allowed another to move forward. Here, pepperoni pizza from Little Caesars.
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Lawsuits filed against Little Caesars alleged it served pork that was sold as "halal pepperoni." A judge tossed out one lawsuit against the pizza chain Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, but allowed another to move forward. Here, pepperoni pizza from Little Caesars.