October 6, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


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

The Daily Citizen lists areas where the establishments are out of compliance with the regulations. Recent restaurant scores for all six counties within the North Georgia Health District are available at www.nghd.org.



Beaverdale Elementary School, 9196 Highway 2

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Visible soiling on drawers and cooler handles. All non-food contact surfaces must be cleaned as needed to prevent visible soiling.



Lisa’s Cafe & Catering, 410 S. Hamilton St.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Invert single-serve items once unwrapped. Homestyle knife holder being used. Use only commercial equipment. Clean fan. Replace damaged floor tiles. Clean walls and ceilings. Employees need some place (lockers) to put personal belongings.



Retro Bowl, 302 Red Cross Drive

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Hot dogs out of date. Pizza undated. Date all potentially hazardous food that is ready to eat. Discard foods that are out of date.



Outback Steakhouse, 955 Market St.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 92

Previous grade: A

Comments: Food on floor in freezer. Store 6 inches up off floor. Washing potatoes in three-compartment sink. Wash potatoes in vegetable prep sink only. Nozzle dip well must be 1 inch above flood rim. Several floor tiles need regrouting.



Unique Impressions, 326 Terry Lane, Tunnel Hill

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several cans of food are out of date. Discard out of date food. Vegetable prep sink is required. Drop ceiling is required.



Taco Bell, 1242 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Boxes of food stored on the floor. Store all food 6 inches up off floor. Single-service items stored on floor. Store single-service items 6 inches up off floor. Hot water leak at vegetable prep sink. Clean ceiling tiles.



Zaxby’s, 352 Northgate Drive

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 89

Previous grade: B

Comments: Unlabeled chemical bottle. Label all chemical bottles with working name contents. Labeled. Corrected on site. Flies.



Arby’s, 2102 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Baked potato at 129 degrees, chicken breast at 115 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food hot at 135 degrees or above. Corrected on site.



Peking Express, 408 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee drink in kitchen without lid or straw. Cups must have lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Wiping cloths on counters. Put cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Hose in vegetable prep sink. Vegetable sink is only for washing fruits and vegetables. Replace warped ceiling tiles. Service Ansul.



Wendy’s, 2600 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Liquid soap stored over cups and lids. Do not store chemicals over food contact items. Moved. Corrected on site. Employee wearing nail polish and working with exposed food. Nail polish is not permitted when working with food. Wiping cloths sitting on counters. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Several floor tiles need to be re-grouted.



Whitfield County Detention Center, 805 Professional Blvd.

Current score: 79

Current grade: C

Previous score: 90

Previous score: A

Comments: Food handler’s drink in cup without a lid or straw. Drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Cooked oatmeal at 49.7 degrees, cooked eggs at 49 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site. Meat thawing in vegetable prep sink. Vegetable sink is for washing fruits or vegetables only. Moved. Corrected on site. Repair all plumbing leaks. Ceiling leaks. Mildew on ceilings. Repair floor in walk-in freezer.