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Einstein Bros. Bagels in Duluth receives a 73% on their recent health inspection

Einstein Bros. Bagels, located at 3675 Satellite Boulevard in Duluth, received a score of 73 points out of a possible 100 points during their 05/25/2023 inspection by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The violations noted by the inspector were:

Violation #1
4-2B: .05(7)(b)Per discussion of person in charge and employee performing cleaning dining table tops. Facility is only using a one bucket method with just sanitizer to clean tabletops. Dining counters and table-tops shall be cleaned and sanitized routinely after removing all soiled tableware and food trays shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use by one of the following methods: (i) A two step method in which one cloth, rinsed in sanitizing solution is used to clean food debris from the surface and a second cloth in separate sanitizing solution is used to rinse.
Corrective Actions: Facility switched to sanitizer spray bottle and cleaned with paper towels.

Violation #2
6-1A: .04(6)(f)Observed items stored in the left prep cooler holding above 41F ( see temp log) Time/temperature control for safety food shall be maintained at 41°F (5°C) or below. (P) FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VIOLATION
Corrective Actions: Food items were discarded.

Violation #3
6-1D: .04(6)(i)Observed butter placed on time control without proper identification of when it was placed on time control. Coffee milk/creamer dispensers were holding on counter longer than the 4 hour hold time. When using Time Control (TPHC) for a maximum of 4 hours: 1) hot foods shall start at 135°F (57°C) or above and cold foods shall start at 41°F (5°C) or below; (P) 2) the food items shall be labeled with a start and discard time, not to exceed 4 hours; (Pf) 3) foods not consumed before the discard time shall be discarded; (P) 4) when combining ingredients, the start/discard time for the foods shall reflect the start/discard time of the earliest ingredient placed on time control; {P) 5) food in unmarked containers or packages, or marked to exceed a 4-hour limit shall be discarded; (P) 6) written procedures TPHC shall be created in advance and made available upon the Health Authorities request. (Pf)
Corrective Actions: Butter was labeled with the time it was placed on time control. Milk/creamer was discarded.

Violation #4
8-2B: .07(6)(b)Observed three working containers of quat sanitizer without the common name of the chemical labeled on containers. Working containers used for storing poisonous or toxic materials such as cleaners and sanitizers taken from bulk supplies shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material. (Pf)
Corrective Actions: Sanitizer buckets were labeled with the common name.

Violation #5
12B: .03(5)(g)Observed three employees handling food with wristlet objects on their hands. Food employees may not wear jewelry including medical information jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food (except for a plain ring such as a wedding band). (C)
Corrective Actions: Jewelry was removed.

Violation #6
12B: .03(5)(i)Observed two food employees without proper hair restraints. Employees preparing or handling food shall use effective and clean, disposable or easily cleanable nets or other hair restraints approved by the Health Authority, worn properly to restrain loose hair including beards and mustaches longer than one half inch (1/2″). (C)
Corrective Actions: Hair restraints were obtained and put on.

Violation #7
14B: .05(10)(e) 1,2,4Clean metal pans were stored stacked while still being wet. Clean equipment and utensils shall be stored in a self-draining position that allows air drying and covered or inverted. (C)
Corrective Actions: Pans were cleaned and sanitized.

Violation #8
15A: .05(6)(a)Prep cooler on the left side is holding time/temperatures control safety food above 41F. Equipment shall be maintained in a state of repair and condition that meets the requirements specified under subsections (1) and (2)of this Rule. (C)

Violation #9
18: .07(2)(m)Front door to the facility on the left side does not self close completely, door gets stuck. Outer openings of a food service establishment shall be protected against the entry of insects and rodents by: 1) filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings; (C) 2) closed, tight-fitting windows; (C) and 3) solid self-closing, tight-fitting doors. (C)

Additional Comments
Note: All cold and holding temperatures in compliance, unless otherwise stated above.
Note: Facility uses flavored syrups as a food additive.
Note: Facility was suspended due to a fifth consecutive violation of [.04(6)(f)] Cold Holding. Permit was reinstated after onsite training was provided.
Note: A follow-up inspection will be conducted within 10 days.
Note: A required additional inspection will occur within 12 months.
Note: Consumer Advisory on menu needs to be consistent with the asterisks.

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