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November 18, 2013

Restaurant report card — Murray County

Murray County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit.

The Daily Citizen lists areas where the establishments are out of compliance with the regulations. Recent restaurant scores for all six counties within the North Georgia Health District are available at www.nghd.org.

Cohutta Springs Conference Center, 1175 Cohutta Springs Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Murray County Senior Center, 820 G.I. Maddox Parkway

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Pleasant Valley Grill, 4564 Highway 411 N.

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Subway, 79-D Highway 286

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Subway, 920 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Observed soiled above walk-in cooler. Clean.

Pork and Beans, 304 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed top of refrigerator to be dirty. Also the area around the fryers is very dirty. Please clean these areas frequently. Repeat violation. Observed area around grease pit standing in water. This area needs more gravel, especially close to the building. All weeds need to be well covered with gravel.

Andy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, 3503 Highway 411 N.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: N/A (new establishment)

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: No one observed on staff at time of inspection with ServSafe. Please have someone trained in 90 days. Observed flies during inspection. Please have a professional pest control company treat the restaurant.

Bojangles’, 1119 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 86

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed drink cup stored beside ice bin at drive-thru. Store drinks below and away from foods. Corrected on site. Observed soiled tops, sides and edges of equipment — clean regularly. Observed several flies throughout building. Control flies, seal air gap at rear door, install air curtain at drive-thru window.

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Captain D’s, 1125 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed several condiments at 50 degrees or greater in wall cooler at drive-thru — repair or replace unit. Corrected on site. All items discarded. Observed cracked and missing floor tiles in rear of building. Repair tiles.

    

Hardee’s, 1099 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed several foods at 50 degrees or higher in cooler. Repair cooler to maintain 41 degrees or colder. Corrected on site, food items discarded. Observed soiled equipment such as convection oven. Clean regularly.



Sierra’s, 500 S. Third Ave.

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed eggs stored over prepared foods. Store eggs and chicken on bottom of cooler. Corrected on site. Observed chlorine at 150 ppm or greater in dishwasher rinse cycle. Adjust chlorine to 50 ppm.

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El Pueblito, 113 N. Second Ave.

Current score: 75 (Oct. 7)

Current grade: C

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed no one on staff properly trained in safe food handling/preparation. Correct immediately. Observed same sink being used for hand washing and vegetable washing. You must use separate sinks for these activities. Observed food at the steam table uncovered during down time. Every bin was uncovered. Cover all food to be served when not in use. Observed dirty prep tables and knives. Also observed very dirty can opener blade. All equipment that contacts food shall be sanitized. Observed chicken, beans and beef above 41 degrees. All potentially hazardous foods shall be stored below or at 41 degrees. Observed beans still in the cooling process after 24 hours. All foods must be cooled within six hours. Observed cooling beans in a deep pan with lid on. All cooling foods need to be in a shallow pan near the coldest part of the cooler. Add ice if necessary for rapid cooling.

El Pueblito, 113 N. Second Ave.

Current score: 90 (Recheck, Oct. 23)

Current grade: A

Previous score: 75

Previous grade: C

Comments: Observed personal drinks without lid near food prep area. These must have a lid and straw. Keep away from food prep areas. Corrected on site. Observed no sanitizer in the wash bucket. Sanitizer solution must be present at all times in the food prep area. 100 ppm chlorine. Repeat violation, corrected on site.

 

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