March 30, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


— Whitfield 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.



RossWoods Adult Day Services, 1402 Walston Ave.

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.



Pupuseria Salvadorena La Bendision, 307 Smith Industrial Blvd., Suite C-D

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: Service Ansul.



Regency Park Health Care Center, 1212 Broadrick Drive

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 86

Previous grade: B

Comments: Permit and ServSafe certificate not posted for public view; found in office. Post permit, certificate in public view. Appropriate test strips were not available. QAC: 200 ppm for cloth bucket, 100 ppm for sink.



Little Tokyo, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Suite 28-A

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed wiping cloth solution greater than 200 ppm. Maintain 100 ppm chlorine. Replace torn gaskets. Do not use duct tape to repair gaskets.



Toyo Japan, 100 Rhythm Drive

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 88

Previous grade: B

Comments: Unlabeled chemical bottles. Label all chemicals with common name of cleaner. Clean outside of equipment and handles. Service Ansul.



Kelly’s Restaurant, 1700 S. Dixie Highway, Space A

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee drink in regular glass with no drink or straw. Drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Wiping cloths on countertops. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand.



Country Kitchen Shoppe, 3356 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 87

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed some updated potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat foods. Put prep date and use-by date on all potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat foods. Clean hood. Dumpster lid open. Keep lids down to keep out vermin. Floor in poor repair. Replace flooring. Clean ceiling. Set of lights without shields. Shield all lights.



FamGablam, 407 Sheridan Ave.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several potentially hazardous foods in walk-in are out of date. Food may be used for seven days starting with prep date. Food must be discarded when out of date. Smoking area must be physically separate from other areas (wall, door, ventilation). Wet stacking. Air dry glasses before stacking. Hot handles stripped out at three-compartment sink. Hot handles leak at bar sink.



Little Caesar’s Pizza, 1267 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee restroom did not provide paper towels. Paper towels must be provided when door has handle that must be used to open/close the door. Sanitizer strength in buckets was too low. Maintain strength at QAC 200 ppm for bucket, 100 ppm for sink.



Mo Mo Ya Restaurant, 1277 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 83

Previous grade: B

Comments: Wiping cloths and sanitizing sink did not have appropriate sanitizer strength; it was too low. Sanitizing water in buckets and sink was immediately brought into compliance. Regularly check sanitizer strength to ensure proper levels. Chlorine at 50 ppm for sink, 100 ppm for cloth buckets. Corrected on-site. A cloth, clean to sight, was used to cover shrimp sandwiches. Cloth was removed and food covered with food wrap. Do not use cloth to cover food because cloths may become moist and harbor bacteria that may contaminate food. Corrected on-site.



Royal Oaks, 1220 Broadrick Drive

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Numerous bent cans were observed among the unbent cans. Separate all damaged cans from those not damaged. A box of vegetable egg rolls was observed on the walk-in freezer floor. A bag of ice was also observed on the floor. Maintain all food items at least six inches above the floor. Permit and inspection were kept hanging in reach-in cooler inside the kitchen. Those documents should be placed out for public view.



Tijuana’s Mexican Restaurant, 2311 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee was observed rinsing a bucket and wiping cloth in handwashing sink. Handwashing sink may not be used for any other purpose. Beans were observed cooling in containers that were deep and filled to the top. They were not cooling properly as a result. They were split into additional containers and placed in walk-in freezer. Place food in shallow containers and do not fill them to cover them to allow greater release of heat. Utensils, mostly forks, were placed in tray with the food contact surface up. More utensils in a container did not face the same direction. Place utensils facing the same direction and with the handles up to avoid contaminating the food contact surface.



McDonald’s, 2445 E. Walnut Ave. (at Walmart)

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee drink without a straw. Drinks are required to be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Both hand sinks were blocked with boxes and a garbage can. Hand sinks must remain fully accessible at all times. Coffee on the floor. Store all food six inches off floor. Employees handling food without proper hair restraints. All food handlers must wear hair restraints to prevent hair from contaminating food. Wiping cloths on countertops. Submerge cloths in sanitized solution when not in hand. Torn gaskets. Replace torn cooler gaskets.



Mr. Biscuit, 1904 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 78

Previous grade: C

Comments: A reusable cup was observed in the kitchen that contained a personal drink. Employee drinks must be held in a single-service cup with lid and straw. A cloth bucket did not have appropriate strength; it was too weak. Maintain strength in bucket of 100 ppm when using chlorine.



KFC, 2131 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 89

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed food handled with long nails and polish. Employees shall keep nails trimmed and may not wear polish unless wearing gloves. Wet stacking. Air dry containers single file until dry, then stack. Invert single-service items once unwrapped. Re-grout floor tiles. Back door and window are not fully self-closing. All outer openings are required to be fully self-closing.



Zaxby’s, 2710 Airport Road

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee change gloves without washing hands (twice). Hands must be washed when changing gloves. Several torn cooler gaskets. Replace cooler gaskets.



O’Charley’s, 1520 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 88

Current grade: B

Previous score: 84

Previous grade: B

Comments: Spaghetti cooling in walk-in wrapped tight in plastic bags. Cool foods uncovered/unwrapped, do not stack. Cloths on countertops, buckets on floor. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Do not put buckets on floor. Wet stacking. Air dry containers first. Employee touched soiled apron, then food, without changing gloves. Clean handles of all equipment; noticeable soil/food buildup. Spout on dip well below flood rims.



Waffle House, 2505 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 88

Current grade: B

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed ground meats stored over whole meats in reach-in and walk-in. Stack meats by cook temperature. Replace torn cooler gaskets. Dumpster lid up. Keep Dumpster covered to keep out vermin.



Checkers, 502 Liberty Square

Current score: 86

Current grade: B

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: Bacon in walk-in freezer is not covered. Cover all stored food to avoid contamination. Three out of four cloth buckets did not register sanitizer when tested. Chlorine was confirmed as being sanitizer used. Maintain sanitizer strengths in bucket at appropriate levels; 100 ppm for chlorine cloth buckets, 50 ppm for dishes. Cold holding temperatures in walk-in were not adequate. Temperatures were adjusted to allow proper cooling. Items were discarded. Food must be maintained at 41 degrees or lower. Employees were observed handling markers and recording times without washing hands and changing gloves. Employees were interrupted just before touching food and asked to wash hands and change gloves. Before making food order, wash hands and change gloves before food handling.



Willie’s Burger Shack II, 2953 Cleveland Highway, Suite E

(Inspected March 15)

Current score: 85

Current grade: B

Previous score: 72

Previous grade: C

Comments: Provolone cheese in bottom prep cooler was out of temperature. It had been out for a few minutes. Cheese was placed in reach-in freezer to bring temperature into compliance. Ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at 41 degrees or lower. Bagged roast beef in reach-in cooler was found to be out of temperature due to inappropriate cooling. Roast beef was discarded, had been cooling greater than 24 hours. Ready to eat, potentially hazardous food must be cooled from 135 degrees to 70 degrees in two hours and 70 degrees to 41 degrees or less in the following four hours. Wiping cloth was found out of sanitizer bucket sitting on sink wall. Cloth was placed in sanitizer bucket. Cloths must be kept in sanitizer buckets with appropriate strength when not in use.



Willie’s Burger Shack II, 2953 Cleveland Highway, Suite E

(Inspected March 8)

Current score: 72

Current grade: C

Previous score: 77

Previous grade: C

Comments: Employee was observed using a cloth from a bucket with weak sanitizer to wipe food prep surface, cutting board and knife. When sanitizing food contact surface, make sure that the sanitizer level is appropriate. QAC: bucket, 200 ppm; sink 100 ppm. Multiple items were observed that were not cooled properly. It was mostly barbecue meat that was discarded. Date marking indicated food was being stored for eight days. Food may be used for seven days with day one being the prep day. Multiple dented cans were observed in dry storage. They were segregated from the good ones. Corrected on-site. Sanitizer levels were too weak in all buckets. Comment sheet from last inspection was not in the establishment. Wet stacking was observed. Wet cups were stacked. Allow utensils and dishes to air dry. Torn gasket was observed in door of bottom prep cooler. Grocery bags were used to store food sandwich meats. Microwave had visible food debris. Clean microwave.