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.

Popular Buford Highway Mexican spot rechecked after failed inspection

Update: The restaurant has received a 91 on its reinspection. Read the new report: here.


A popular Buford Highway Mexican restaurant known for seafood failed its recent health inspection with a variety of concerns.

Mariscos El Veneno, located at 5082 Buford Highway, Doraville, received a 61 last Monday, according to the report. The inspector noted seeing employees using bare hands to prepare food, as well as not properly washing their hands.

Cook Oscar Arroyo said this Monday he expects the restaurant to pass the next inspection without trouble.

“Everything is clean,” he said.

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The report also knocked the establishment for keeping food too long and not properly labeling.

Restaurants that fail are typically re-inspected within 10 days.

Mariscos El Veneno

5082 Buford Highway, Doraville

Score: 61

Report: here

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