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May 12, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


Papa John’s Pizza, 100 Walnut Ave., Suite 2

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: No paper towels available in restroom. Keep paper towels in restroom for proper hand drying. Restroom door is not fully self-closing. Trash can uncovered. Door must be fully self-closing. Keep trash can covered. “Buttons” missing in new walk-in. Put in buttons. Repair holes in wall.

Dalton Elks Lodge, Vista Restaurant, 1212 Elkwood Drive

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several foods in reach-in were not date-marked. Several foods were out of date. Date all potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat foods. Discard out-of-date items. Cold handle leaking at four-compartment sink. Repair leak. Several lights are missing end caps. All lights must have end caps/shields.

Loncheria Los Compadres, 420 Fields Ave.

Current score: 79

Current grade: C

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employees were observed washing hands with water (clean to sight) in bucket and without soap. Hands must be washed in hand sink with warm water and soap. Hands were re-washed. Employee was observed handling tortillas on the grill with bare hands. Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods is not allowed. Flip tortillas with utensil to avoid melting glove off hand. Beans made day before were found out of temperature in cooler. Beans were in small, deep container. All other items in that cooler met temperature. Foods must cool properly. Educational material providing details was provided. Door and window were observed open. A fly and mosquito were found inside the unit. Openings were closed.

Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant, 1235 Glenwood Ave.

(Inspected May 3)

Current score: 64

Current grade: U

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee touch pepper/onion/cooked chicken with bare hands. Bare hand contact is not permitted. Employee drink in regular bottles stored above food in reach-in cooler. Employee drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Put on bottom of cooler. Sour cream at 56 degrees, sliced tomato at 57.5 degrees. Hold all potentially hazardous food at 41 degrees or lower. Observed a lot of undated foods. Put prep/use-by date on all ready-to-eat/potentially hazardous foods. For proper cooling, do not cover or stack pans. Use ice baths and leave uncovered. Employees without proper hair restraints. All food handlers are required to wear hair restraints. Wiping cloths on counters. Submerge cloths in sanitizer with not in hand. Store scoop handles up out of food. Do not use grocery bags for food storage.

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