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June 30, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


Los Caporales Mexican Cuisine, 603 Fleming St.

(Re-inspected June 18)

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Ground beef and steak stew were observed in reach-in that had been put into cooler to cool, but it did not finish cooling. Food had been there for two days. Food was discarded.

The Oakwood Cafe, 195 W. Cuyler St.

(Inspected June 18)

Current score: 82

Current grade: B

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee observed wearing gloves to wipe surface, with cloth, then reaching for a container of food. He was stopped and asked to remove gloves, wash hands and replace with clean gloves to handle food. Another employee was observed not washing hands before changing gloves. Gloves must be removed when changing tasks, contact with contaminated items and between handling raw and ready-to-eat food. Always wash hands between glove changes. Raw meats in containers were observed on top rack of prep cooler while other foods, bag of fries and batter mix were found below. Do not store any raw meats over ready-to-eat foods or any other foods that require a lower cook temperature to prevent cross contamination.

The Oakwood Cafe, 195 W. Cuyler St.

(Re-inspected June 19)

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Multiple bent cans were observed among undamaged cans. Segregate bent cans from unbent and do not use. Cans were removed. Corrected on site. Freezer floor was observed to have food debris throughout floor. Sweep and maintain floor clean.

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

Current score: 77

Current grade: C

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee with Coke in bottle on prep table. Employee drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Do not set on prep surfaces. Drink discarded. Corrected on site. Sliced tomato at 49 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or below. Tomato discarded. Corrected on site. Beans at 44 to 46.7 degrees after cooling for less than 24 hours. Cool to 41 degrees in six hours. Beans discarded. Corrected on site. Dated foods have too many days. Day one is day your open/prep. Dates changed. Corrected on site. Improper cooling methods being used. Deep pans, covered pans, stacked, etc. Use shallow pans, ice bath, uncover, do not stack, etc. Drink in ice bin. Do not store anything in ice that is used for consumption. Drink removed. Corrected on site. Raw meat in vegetable sink. Vegetable sink is for washing vegetables/fruits only.

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