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July 28, 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.

Burger King, 1512 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: Food stored under leaking line in walk-in freezer. To protect food from contamination, do not store under any leaking lines. Food handler with a bracelet. Wrist jewelry is not permitted. Wiping cloths on counter tops. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Ice scoop buried in ice. Do not store scoop in machines that produce ice.

Engine Room, 1525 Waring Road

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Self-serve desserts are not protected from cough and sneeze of customer. All food must be kept protected from cough/sneeze of customer.

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 1367 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 85

Previous grade: B

Comments: Two boxes of chips were observed stored on floor of storage room. Multiple boxes of frozen food products were observed stored on walk-in freezer floor. Food must be kept at least 6 inches above floor to avoid contamination. The wrong inspection report, one with a higher grade, was posted instead of the most recent. The most recent, current inspection report must be posted for easy public view. A cup, with no handle, was being used as a scoop for parmesan cheese. Cup was left inside the container. All items used as scoops must have a handle and must not come in contact with food.

Las Margaritas Mexican Bar and Grill, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Suite 28B

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 77

Previous grade: C

Comments: Sanitizer in cloth bucket was way too strong. Maintain 100 ppm. Corrected on site. Wiping cloths on counters. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Corrected on site.

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