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September 29, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


Dalton State College, 650 College Drive

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: Colby cheese at 50 degrees, roast beef at 51 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site.

Panda Express, 1521 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Beijing beef at 127 degrees, teriyaki chicken at 129 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 135 degrees or higher. Food discarded. Corrected on site.

Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 819 Walnut Square Blvd.

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 83

Previous grade: B

Comments: Soap dispenser not working at hand sink and no soap was provided. Dispenser was fixed on site. Soap and paper towels must be available at hand sinks at all times. Corrected on site. Pastries in dessert prep area and food trays in walk-in were observed stored and uncovered. Cover all food when stored to avoid contamination. Can opener was observed with buildup of food and some metal shavings. Wash, rinse and sanitize after use. Clean utensils in storage observed with handles and food contact surface all facing different directions, increasing chances of contamination. Store utensils with handles all one way and towards employee so that only handle is touched when reaching for utensil. This decreases the chance of contaminating food contact end. Repair gasket on hot hold unit in prep/cook area.

Taqueria Villa Juarez, 1103 E. Morris St.

Current score: 88

Current grade: B

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Raw steak at 48 degrees, sliced cheese at 46.1 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower. Moved to another unit. Corrected on site. Do not use cups as scoops. Scoops must have handles.

Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant, 1235 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 85

Current grade: B

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Butter at 50 degrees, raw chicken at 47 degrees, cheese at 47.4 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower. Wiping cloths on countertops. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Torn gaskets, replace gaskets. Broken scoops, lids, containers. Discard broken equipment. Replace broken floor tiles.

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