October 27, 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.



Zacatecas Taqueria, 1320 Riverbend Road

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Wet stacking observed with plastic containers. Allow containers to fully air dry before stacking.



Gin Ja, 1100 E. Walnut Ave., Suite 12

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: A couple of salad plates were observed uncovered sitting on the cart in the kitchen. Cover all food that is not being actively used. Food must be covered to avoid contamination. A fan sitting on prep counter was observed to have dust buildup. Clean fan to remove all dirt and dust so that it does not contaminate the food that is being prepared on the countertop. The employee bathroom door was observed open. Door must remain closed at all times to avoid rodents and pests from traveling into the bathroom and then into the kitchen and food; contamination. Have thermometer and alcohol swabs ready at grill to check cook temperatures — 165 degree or higher for chicken and to re-heat cooked rice.



The Sweet Spot, 336 S. Hamilton St.

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Self-serve toppings are not protected from cough/sneeze of customer. Protect self-serve items with proper sneeze guard. Air gap at three-compartment sink and food sink was eliminated. Air gap is required at both sinks.



Big John’s Express, 1806 S. Dixie Highway, Suite A

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Sausage at 100 degrees, chicken at 127 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food hot at 135 degrees or higher. Corrected on site.



Emperor of China,

1223 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 86

Previous grade: B

Comments: Two large containers filled to the top were observed in walk-in cooler. Another two large containers of rice were also observed cooling in walk-in. All food containers have been cooling since yesterday and have not met the cooling requirements. Food was discarded. Do not fill containers to the top, only halfway or less. Stir food often while in walk-in cooler.



Big D’s Pizzeria, 2208 Cleveland Highway, Suite D

Current score: 83

Current grade: B

Previous score: 89

Previous grade: B

Comments: Potentially hazardous food marked with too many days. Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food has seven days in cooler to be used or discarded. Mislabeled chemical bottles. Label bottles properly with working name of chemical. Employee without hair restraints. Hair restraints are required. Store handles of scoops up out of food. Invert single-service items. Store single-service items 6 inches up off floor. Cover outside waste containers. Repair ceiling. Replace lights that are out.



Kani House, 1001 Market St.

Current score: 83

Current grade: B

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Shrimp at 49 degrees, chicken at 48 degrees, butter at 46.5 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food cold at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site. Store wiping cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Wet stacking, air dry containers properly. Flies.



Mr. T’s Pizza and Ice Cream, 831 N. Tibbs Road

Current score: 82

Current grade: B

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: No Certified Food Safety Manager on staff. CFSM is required. No sanitizers detected. Maintain 100 ppm chlorine. Changed out. Corrected on site. Wings at 50 degrees. Keep potentially hazardous food at 41 degrees or lower. Temperature adjusted. Corrected on site. Dumpster is required to have a plug.