Cobb This Is It! passes re-inspection after failed health check


Updated:

This Is It! in Smyrna passed its most recent health inspection after earning a failing score.

The Cobb County location of the metro Atlanta barbecue and seafood chain scored a 99/A on Thursday.

Original (published Sept. 14):

A Cobb County location of a metro Atlanta chain that serves barbecue and seafood has failed a recent health inspection.

This Is It! at 2776 Cumberland Blvd. in Smyrna scored a 62/U on its Sept. 7 inspection. Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

The inspector reported mostly issues with staff not having proper knowledge of food safety techniques, but there were improperly stored foods.

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“I had new employees that don’t know the procedures, but of course that’s not (the inspector’s) problem,” said the owner Alfornzo Jones. “I found it to be a bit harsh.”

The inspector said the “person in charge was unaware of any of the 6 illnesses that must be reported to the health department and 3 symptoms to exclude/restrict food employees.”

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Also noted in the report were broken thermometers and no lid to cover the restaurant’s main trash.

“I hate that I have to have that 62 up there,” Jones said.

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

This Is It!

2776 Cumberland Boulevard

Smyrna, Ga., 30080

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