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February 22, 2014

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: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee rinsing juicer in prep sink. Food prep sinks must be used for food prep only.

Farm Golf Club, 187 S. Goose Hill Road

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Spray arm at dish machine falls below flood rim of sink. Keep hose at minimum of 1 inch above flood rim.

Zacatecas Taqueria,

1320 Riverbend Road

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Date marking missing on multiple containers of deli meat, cheese and cooked meats. Deli meat and cheese discarded due to open date fewer than seven days. All ready-to-eat foods must be date marked and used for a maximum of seven days; day one being cook/open day.

Cohutta Elementary School, 254 Wolfe St.

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed food buildup on blade of can opener. All food contact surfaces are required to be cleaned and sanitized as needed. Observed visible soiling on slicer frame and handles of coolers, drawers. All non-food contact surfaces must be cleaned as needed to prevent visible soiling.

Zaxby’s,

352 Northgate Drive

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed large trash can blocking hand sink. Hand sinks must be completely accessible; do not block. Torn cooler gaskets; replace gaskets.

Dalton State College,

650 College Drive

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Hot holding boxes are without thermometers. Thermometers are required in each food holding unit — hot and cold. Observed employee washing chicken in vegetable sink. Vegetable sink is for washing fruit and vegetables only.

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