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July 21, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


El Sombrero, 234 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 81

Previous grade: B

Comments: Cheese dip was observed in hot hold less than 135 degrees because it was not re-heated before placing in hot hold. Cheese was removed and re-heated to 135 degrees as it (cheese) was ready to eat, commercially processed food. RTE, commercially processed food must be re-heated to 135 degrees or more before placing in hot hold device. Food cooked on premises must be re-heated to more than 165 degrees and allowed to stand covered for two minutes when re-heating in microwave oven. Corrected on site. Sack of potatoes was observed sitting on floor of walk-in. All food must be stored at least 6 inches above floor. Last inspection form was not displayed for public view. Must be displayed within 15 feet of primary entrance, between 5 feet and 7 feet from the floor in an area where it can be read from 1 foot away.

McDonald’s, 1253 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 81

Current grade: B

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Manager unaware that employee has sores on her hand. Employees must report possible illnesses/injuries. Corrected on site. Canadian bacon bread next to eggs/egg whisk. Do not store ready-to-eat foods under or next to raw animal products. Corrected on site. Wiping cloths sitting on counter tops. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Keep handles of scoops up and out of ice/food. Do not store single-service items on flood. Store 6 inches off floor. Clean fan.

Waffle House, 1511 Cleveland Highway

Current score: 77

Current grade: C

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee repeatedly touch food with bare hands as he was removing it from grill. Bare hand contact is not permitted. Corrected on site. Diced ham at 50 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food cold at 41 degrees or below. Replace torn gaskets. Flies. Back door is not fully self-closing. All other openings are required to be fully self-closing.


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