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July 6, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


Gondolier’s Pizza, 1229 N. Glenwood Ave.

(Inspected June 21)

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Cooked meat cooling in walk-in greater than 24 hours at 48.7 degrees. Must cool to 70 degrees in two hours and to 41 degrees in total of six hours. Two unlabeled chemical bottles. Label all bottles with working name of chemical. Self-serve lemons must be protected from cough/sneeze of public.

Gondolier’s Pizza, 1229 N. Glenwood Ave.

(Re-inspected June 24)

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 87

Previous grade: B

Comments: Cup without handles being used as scoop. All scoops must have handles to reduce hand contact. Corrected on site. Much better!

Red Lobster, 901 Westbridge Road

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: A wet cloth was observed in hand washing sink at a drink station. Multiple items were also observed around sink. Do not use hand washing sink for anything other than hand wash. Raw shrimp and scallops were observed out of temperature in walk-in. Those meats are by cooler doors that open to face the grill, which increases temperature of meats. Keep as few amounts of food as possible to avoid affecting proper temperature. Use time if temperature cannot be controlled, mark foods with the time they fall out of temperature and add four hours. Food may be used for a maximum of four hours if it is out of temperature. Discard food after four hours if any remains. Record all times. Bagged pasta appears to be cooling improperly due to exposure to room temperature in the process of bagging. Out of temperature pasta discarded. Educational material provided. Corrected on site.

Emperor of China, 1223 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 86

Current grade: B

Previous score: 76

Previous grade: C

Comments: Two large containers of rice were observed in walk-in cooler. Both were made yesterday. One did not cool properly and was discarded. Cool food properly. Throw away food that does not cool properly. Educational material on cooling was provided. No date marking was observed on rice made yesterday or on pork removed from freezer for thawing. Date mark all ready-to-eat food with the date it was prepared or that the original container was opened. Previous inspection sheet was not posted. Have inspection sheet posted at all times in public, clear view.

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