Rodent Droppings, Toxic Chemicals in Health Inspections

Here's the dish on local restaurants and other food-service establishments.

From the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness and the DeKalb County Board of Health, here are the results of some recent area restaurant and food service inspections.

1620 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 30324
View inspections:
Jan. 21, Score: 87, Grade: B 

Violation of Code:

  • Failure to discard expired coca-cola products.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Observed toxic item- hydrogen peroxide, cleaners stored in food prep area.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Fix the condensation issue for reach in cooler.  New Violation.
  • Failure to remove cloth liners from shelves.  New Violation.
  • Clean the basement storage area. Seal all openings in wall in the basement.
  • Provide floor drain cover by prep sink.  New Violation.
  • Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings (4) found in basement. Must treat aggresively.  New Violation.
  • Remarks: After communicating the issue with supervisor Barney W. Harmon, it was determined that the facility needs to provide a updated copy of pest control report stating pest control is at 100%. Also, the facility must update contract increasing the frequency from a quarterly to a monthly service.
Previous Score: July 2013, Grade: B, 88

Churchill Grounds Jazz Bar
660 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30306
View inspections:
Jan. 17, Score: 98, Grade: A 

Emory University Hospital Cafeteria
1364 Clifton Road, Suite FG06, Atlanta
View inspections:
Jan. 22, Score: 89, Grade: B

Jazzman's - Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta
View inspections: 
Jan. 15, Score: 100, Grade A

Kosher Dining at Dobbs
605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta
View inspections:
Jan. 16, Score: 100, Grade: A

Laurel Heights Hospital
934 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta
View inspections:
Jan. 21, Score: 84, Grade: B

Morrison @ Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Coffee Shop
1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta
View inspections: 
Jan. 16, Score: 100, Grade: A

Morrison's at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta
View inspections:
Jan. 23, Score: 95, Grade: A

The Pagoda
1858 Piedmont Road, Atlanta 30324
View inspections:
Jan. 21, Score: 75, Grade: C 

Violation of Code:

  • Worker seen handling ready to eat (spring roll, salad item) with bare hands when glove or utensil use is required  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Multiple food items found stored in reach in units uncovered and subject to contamination.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Observed facility utilizing MSG and no information provided to the public.  New Violation.
  • Observed failure to store toxic chemical spray bottles away from food prep and service area.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Observed potentially hazardous food (raw chicken) thawed at room temperature.  New Violation.
  • Observed food stored on floor.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Deep clean all coolers.  New Violation.
  • Detail clean the entire facility.
  • Seal all openings in the wall.
  • Replace ceiling tiles that are not code compliant.  New Violation.
Previous Inspection: July 2013, Grade: C, 75


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