Jamaican joint in Cobb re-inspected after flies seen in kitchen


After failing in part due to flies in the kitchen, a Jamaican joint in Marietta has passed its re-inspection.

Family Jerk Restaurant, on Powder Springs Street, scored a 91 on Friday, according to Cobb County health department records.

The eatery was docked points for not displaying its failing score as required.

Original (published Aug. 13, 2018):

A Jamaican restaurant in Marietta failed its recent health check in part due to flies in the kitchen, according to Cobb County health department records.

Family Jerk Restaurant, 803 Powder Springs St., scored a 54 on its Thursday inspection. Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

A manager was not immediately available for comment the two times The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called Family Jerk on Monday.

The inspector wrote that the people running the restaurant have “no knowledge of food safety.”

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There were employees not properly washing their hands and using bare hands to cut vegetables, according to the report.

Oxtail and jerk chicken were at unsafe temperatures.

There were also “accumulations of heavy food debris” in a freezer and “flies flying around the kitchen and lobby room,” the inspector wrote.

The eatery scored a 92 in August 2017 and an 85 in February 2018.

Follow-up inspections are usually done within 10 days of the original evaluation.

Family Jerk Restaurant

803 Powder Springs St.

Marietta, Ga., 30064

Read the full report here.

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