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June 30, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County

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Parker’s Restaurant, 2800 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 86

Previous grade: B

Comments: Employee observed handling biscuit with bare hands. Ready-to-eat foods may not be handled with bare hands. Wash hands and wear clean gloves.

Iron Gate Pizzeria, 239 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 84

Previous grade: B

Comments: Lentil and chicken soups were observed reheating in hot hold device. When asked, the required reheating temperature for hot hold, the Certified Food Safety Manager provided the incorrect answer to 145 degrees. Food being reheated for hot holding must be reheated as rapidly as possible, may not exceed two hours. Reheat food to 165 degrees for 15 seconds for hot holding. Wet stacking was observed. Allow all dishes/equipment to air dry completely before stacking.

Los Caporales Mexican Cuisine, 603 Fleming St.

(Inspected June 13)

Current score: 82

Current grade: B

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Steam table foods were observed without lids and out of temperature. Maintain potentially hazardous foods at 135 degrees or higher. Lids were placed on food to retain heat. Large containers of beef were observed cooling on counter for two hours. They did not cool properly and were discarded. A large container of rice in reach-in cooler, made yesterday, did not cool to 41 degrees and was discarded. All prepared food must be cooled appropriately: 135 degrees to 70 degrees in two hours (if time/temperature not met, discard food) and then 70 degrees to 41 degrees in next four hours. Dates were not observed on prepared food and grated cheese. Dates were marked, all food was prepared yesterday. A container of shrimp in contact with ice was observed in reach-in. Food must not be stored in direct contact with ice or water. Ice removed. Multiple wiping cloths were observed on countertops. Cloths removed to buckets with sanitizer. In-use knife was observed stored between lids on prep cooler. Area had food debris.

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