July 14, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County

The Daily Citizen

— 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.



Mariscos Puerto Vallarta, 1205 S. Thornton Ave.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: Repair leak at vegetable prep sink.



The Health Zone No. 2, Vida Activa Saludable, 214 E. Morris St.

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: No sanitizer detected in cloth bucket on sink. Maintain 100 ppm chlorine in bucket and 50 ppm in sink. Solution changed out. Corrected on site. Restroom door is not fully self-closing. Door must be fully self-closing. Finish painting wall and replace ceiling tiles — storage.



Southern Smoke BBQ, 3440 Cleveland Highway

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: ServSafe certificate has expired earlier this month. Test date is still not scheduled. Schedule an exam ASAP. Certified Food Safety Manager must be on staff. Pulled pork was observed cooling in room temperature. Proper cooling many not be met this way due to high room temperature in kitchen. Food still has one hour to cool from current time to less than 70 degrees. Food has been placed in ice bath in walk-in cooler. Educational material on cooling provided. Corrected on site.



Fuji Japanese Steak, Seafood and Sushi House, 1321 W. Walnut Ave., Suite 1

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 85

Previous grade: B

Comments: Food stored on the floor. Store all food 6 inches up off floor. Self-serve bubble gum is not permitted. Wiping cloths sitting on counter. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Cloth buckets on floor. Do not store buckets on floor. In-use spoon in water. Do not store utensils in room temperature water. Torn gaskets on prep cooler. Replace gaskets. Seal gap under door to outside.



Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, 1331 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: Wiping cloths sitting out on counter/cart. Submerge cloths in sanitizer of proper strength when not in hand. Service Ansul. Two lights without end caps. Shields must have end caps attached. Flies.



The Buckin’ Burrito, 212 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Sour cream at 50 degrees, pico de gallo at 47 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower.



Panda House, 3925 Cleveland Highway, Space C

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: A bowl used to portion raw chicken was found stored on top of shrimp and then moved to sit on top of vegetables. Both shrimp and vegetables were discarded. Do not use utensils on ready-to-eat foods when these same utensils were used for raw meat. Do not mix utensils among different raw meats to avoid cross contamination. Educational material on cross contamination was provided. Corrected on site. Handle found in contact with floor. Store scoops with handle out of food.



Micion Es Tu Salud, 901 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: No paper towels or soap at hand sink. Hand sink must be kept supplied with soap and paper towels at all times. No bleach in establishment. Bleach must be available for sanitizing food contact items/surfaces. Employee without hair restraint. Hair restraints must be worn by drink preparers. Wiping cloths sitting out. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand.



Oyster Pub, 2218 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Baked potatoes were made yesterday and left to cool on countertop overnight. They were placed in the cooler this morning. Discarded. All cooled food needs to cool properly to avoid bacterial growth in food. Educational material on cooling provided. Place shield on lights in back kitchen area to protect food from shattered glass from broken bulb.