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A North Georgia restaurant has been dinged for multiple reasons after a recent health inspection.

El Matador Mexican Restaurant at 2233 LaFayette Road was found to have been storing raw pork directly above ready to eat foods. The ice machine and drink nozzles were not being cleaned at an acceptable frequency and food items were stored on the floor in multiple areas. Various non-durable utensils were also found to be used as scoops.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action.

Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

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No failures reported for the week ending July 30, 2019:

83 El Matador Mexican Restaurant

2233 LaFayette Road (NGA); Reasons including raw pork (chorizo) stored directly over RTE foods in the reach cooler on the cook line. Ice machine and drink nozzles were not being cleaned at a frequency to be maintained clean to sight and touch. Food items being stored on the floor of the walk in cooler and walk in freezer. Multiple utensils that were being used as scoops that were not made of a durable material.

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