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 new DeKalb pizza reinspected after failing health inspection

Update: The restaurant received a 99 on Tuesday. Read the new report: here.

Original: EATaliano Kitchen, a well-reviewed restaurant that opened in 2016 in DeKalb County, failed its recent health inspection with a variety of issues.

The spot, located at 2480 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, received a 51 on Tuesday with concerns ranging from employee behavior to equipment cleanliness, according to the inspector’s report.

Owner Marc Gholam was taken aback by the poor score, which he felt was unfair. He expects a passing grade when the business is reinspected in the next week.

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“A lot of things they wrote weren’t completely correct. They’re coming back to talk to us and to have the inspection redone,” he said Friday. “We have an excellent kitchen, spotless place. We know what we’re doing.” 

The report said an employee was seen handling food with bare hands and that raw food was stored next to ready to eat food. It also said a beverage nozzle was unclean.

EATaliano Kitchen

2480 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta

Score: 51

Report: here.

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