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July 28, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


Taqueria Paisanos, 1113 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 82

Current grade: B

Previous score: 88

Previous grade: B

Comments: Employee was observed not washing hands between glove change. She was also observed wearing the same gloves for multiple tasks such as cooking, cracking raw eggs and touching cooler and scoop handles with same gloves. Gloves must be changed between tasks, especially once they become contaminated. Hands must be washed between glove change. A large, deep container of beans was observed in walk-in cooler at less than 48 degrees that had been cooling since yesterday. Food must cool quickly to avoid danger zone and bacterial growth.

La Michoacana 100% Natural, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Suite 30

Current score: 76

Current grade: C

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Owner was observed making several orders and charging at register, while never washing his hands. Hands must be washed when switching tasks and before prep — food or shakes. Multiple ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods in the top display cooler were found out of cold holding temperature. Potentially hazardous foods, ready-to-eat foods must be kept at less than 41 degrees when in cold holding. Cottage cheese was discarded and fruits moved to cooler reach-in unit. Cups of chili and cheese were found in reach-in cooler, but none were date marked. Date marking must be done when food is removed from original package.

Dawnville Drive-In, 1359 Dawnville Road

Current score: 63

Current grade: U

Previous score: 85

Previous grade: B

Comments: Employee smoking in food service area. Smoking is not permitted in food service areas. Corrected on site. No paper towels at hand sink in restroom. Keep paper towels at all hand sinks. Raw meat stored over cabbage/lettuce. Store raw meats beneath ready-to-eat food. Corrected on site. Ground beef at 48 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods cold at 41 F or below. Hot dogs at 106 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods hot at 135 or above. Air freshener on food prep table. Segregate chemicals. Corrected on site. Employee without hair restraints. Hair restraints are required. Wiping cloths on counters. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Invert single-service items. Keep restroom door closed. Need cover on trash can. Flies and roaches.

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