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March 16, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


McDonald’s, 142 Carbondale Road

Current score: 85

Current grade: B

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Various items on prep table were out of temperature. Cheese was discarded. Maintain ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower. Time is used for prep table items but had not been updated for the tomato and cheese were out of temperature. Two items were found past their use-by date in prep cooler. Utensils are not being air dried and placed in container while wet. Handles should also be facing the same direction to avoid contamination, the part that comes in contact with food. Tiles by drink station need to be repaired; they are holding water and debris. Also, seal gap between wall and three-compartment sink. Lights in back storage area are lacking light shields.

El Sombrero, 234 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 81

Current grade: B

Previous score: 80

Previous grade: B

Comments: Sour cream was observed sitting on tomato container, but not in the unit to maintain cold temperature. The sour cream was out of temperature. Cheese in the reach-in cooler was also out of temperature. Maintain ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower. Nacho cheese in pot was out of temperature. Maintain ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods at 135 degrees or higher. Dates were not marked on an original cheese package or on cooked chicken in reach-in. Raid bug killer was observed, again, in front area of restaurant. Remove unapproved chemical from establishment.

Dalton Depot, 110 Depot St.

Current score: 80

Current grade: B

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Boiled eggs made yesterday were not 45 degrees; not properly cooling. Place food in ice baths, use ice wands or place them in walk-in cooler freezer to cool correctly. Multiple food was found past its use-by date. Discarded. Sanitizer levels were too high; toxic. Wiping cloths were observed on countertops and tables throughout the kitchen.


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