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January 18, 2014

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.

Chelsea’s on Thornton, 501 S. Thornton Ave.

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: Restroom door must be self-closing. Chipping paint in dry storage room must be fixed, leaving a smooth, easy, clean surface. Invert dishes and/or cover all food contact surfaces properly.

Domino’s Pizza, 2518 Cleveland Highway, Suite 14

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Food permit must be posted for public view. Barehand contact is only permitted with items used on pizza. Items for sandwich and pizza must be kept separate if using barehand contact on pizza toppings.

Subway, 1281 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Wiping cloth and sponge on drainboard. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Treat sponges as single-use items.

El Sombrero, 234 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 87

Previous grade: B

Comments: Container holding clean dishes must be washed to remove buildup. Plumbing problems at hand sink are causing leaks and slow draining. This is making hand washing inconvenient due to water on floor from leak. This may discourage food prep from washing hands. Problem must be fixed by tomorrow at 11 a.m. to avoid further issues that may discourage the food prep employee from properly washing hands. Restroom doors must be self-closing.

Tasty J’s of Dalton, 2955 Cleveland Highway, Suite E

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed several unlabeled bulk containers when removing food from original container and putting it in bulk container. It is required to be labeled with common name of product. Invert single-service articles.

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