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July 6, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


IHOP, 1510 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Ham sitting out to thaw. Put meat under cold running water or in cooler to thaw. Ham put in walk-in. Corrected on site. Cook used thick probe thermometer to check thin food. Thermometer is not calibrated. Use a thin probe thermometer and keep it calibrated. Cook is wearing bracelets. Wrist jewelry is not permitted with food handlers. Bracelets removed. Corrected on site.

Arby’s, 244 Connector 3

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: Sanitizer concentrations in both sanitizing sink and buckets were too high. High concentrations can be toxic. Concentrations were made adequate. When using QAC, 100 ppm for sink, 200 ppm for cloth buckets. Corrected on site. Food handler was observed wearing a wristwatch. Jewelry must be removed to avoid contaminating food prep area with any contaminants. Watch was removed. Corrected on site.

Steak & Shake, 1250 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 87

Previous grade: B

Comments: Wet stacking. Air dry containers prior to stacking them together. Several coolers with torn gaskets. Replace torn gaskets. Several container lids were broken. Discard damaged lids. Clean floors, under equipment. Clean underside of shelves. Flies. Get rid of flies.

Subway, 2135 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed wiping cloths sitting out. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Wet stacking. Air dry containers prior to stack. Single-service items on floor. Store single-service items 6 inches up off floor. Re-glue baseboard.

Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant, 3590 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 92

Previous grade: A

Comments: Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) not available due to expiration of certificate. Test will be taken this week. At least one CFSM must be on staff at all times. Contact Environmental Health Department when test results arrive. Lack of compliance may result in suspension of permit until CFSM is available. Four concrete blocks were observed under the three-compartment sink and being used as support. Concrete block is not acceptable in food prep areas because it is not smooth or easy to clean due to pores. Remove concrete blocks and if necessary replace with smooth, easy to clean material. Three-compartment sink requires air gap to protect the sink from possible contamination from wastewater. Light bulbs in fixture above prep cooler need light shields to protect food from shattered glass. Another light fixture beside prep cooler needs light shield.

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