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July 10, 2010

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County

DALTON — Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants every three months. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit.

The state now uses a letter grade for evaluations. The Daily Citizen lists areas where the establishments are out of compliance with the regulations.

Cubby Hole Café, 229 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Segregate bent cans from good.

Name: Captain D’s, 1236 Cleveland Highway

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Ice accumulating on boxes in walk-in freezer. Do not store tongs on handle of warmer; store in container. Do not store knives in crevices. Invert or cover all single-service articles. Caulk and tiles pressing and cracked at wall base near counters.

Name: Tijuana’s Restaurant, 328 S. Hamilton St.

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: Cover all stored foods.  Clean and sanitize any food contact surfaces. Replace cracked and broken floor tiles.

Name: The Italian Village of Dalton, 334 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Prepared pasta, opened cheese, cooked meat and open deli not date marked.

Name: Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center, 302 Cappes St.

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: Hard-boiled eggs in container not dated. Cheese kept after seven-day discard date.

Name: Kem’s, 879 College Drive

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: No bare hand contact is allowed with ready-to-eat food.

Name: Curt’s Restaurant, 332 Northgate Drive

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 89

Previous grade: B

Comments: Store all raw items below ready-to-eat foods. Store in-use utensils in container being used.

Name: Whitfield County Detention Center, 805 Professional Blvd.

Current score: 88

Current grade: B

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Do not cover, stack or stir cooling foods. Store wiping cloths in sanitizer. All sinks must have hot water. Repair leaks. Flies.

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