Cobb diner still has roaches and mold, but passes health check 


A Marietta diner that failed a health inspection in part due to roaches and mold has passed its re-inspection even though roaches and mold were found again.

Delray Diner on Delk Road scored a 79 on its Friday health check, records show.

The inspector noted “roaches crawling on shelf by ice machine located by seafood and meat sink, on shelf in walk in cooler, and on the paper towel dispenser in the bakery.”

The restaurant was also docked points for “mold buildup on cover of ice machine,” the report said.

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Several cakes were being stored uncovered in the walk-in cooler and freezer, which the inspector said was improper.

Original (published Jan. 12, 2018):

A Cobb County diner has failed its recent health inspection after being cited for several issues, including cockroaches found in the kitchen.

Delray Diner at 2475 Delk Road in Marietta scored a 62 on its Tuesday health check, records show. Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

The inspector reported finding mold build-up in all the ice bins and a dirty hood cover over the grill with “accumulation dripping grease.”

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A manager at the 24-hour diner was not immediately available for comment Friday.

During the inspection, an employee was seen handling dirty and then clean dishes without washing hands between. Also, there was no working hot water at the kitchen hand sink.

Roaches were found walking on the walk-in cooler walls and around the area where cakes are prepared and held, the report said. The cakes were discarded.

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The inspector also noted that there were “small insects” inside more than 10 bags of pasta. The bags were thrown out.

The health department’s online system had no previous health checks listed for the diner. News of its opening came in November.

The space was previously home to Cosmopolitan Live Kitchen & Bar

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

Delray Diner

2475 Delk Road

Marietta, Ga., 30067

Read the full report here.

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.

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