September 1, 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.



Brookwood School,

501 Central Ave.

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100  

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.



Dug Gap Elementary School, 2132 Dug Gap Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100  

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.



Northwest Whitfield

 High School, 1651

Tunnel Hill-Varnell Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: Excellent!



Antioch Elementary School, 1819 Riverbend Road

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Finish framing door. Great job.



Blue Ridge Elementary, 100 Bogle St.

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Hood baffles have visible buildup of dust. Clean baffles. Great job.



Eastbrook Middle School, 1382 Eastbrook Road S.E.

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Floor in walk-in warped. Repair floor. Seal gaps around pipes — walls and ceilings.



Eastside Elementary School, 102 Hill Road

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Ceiling leaks in storage. Repair leaks. Wall tiles broken — replace tiles. Excellent.



Southeast Whitfield High School, 1954 Riverbend Road

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Beans “cooling” in walk-in, stacked with lids on. To cool rapidly, leave container uncovered and do not stack. Corrected on site.



The Farm Golf Club, 187 S. Goose Hill Road

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Replace torn gaskets. Leak at hot handle, three-compartment sink. Repair leak. Spray arm at dish machine hangs too low. Keep spray arm 1 inch above flood rim. Three-compartment sink and dish machine area required to have air gaps.



Tacos Beto,

1009 Morris St.

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee drink bottle in freezer. Drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Do not put personal drinks with restaurant stock. Segregate. Discarded. Corrected on site.



Miller Brothers Rib

Shack South,

4109 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 93  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Macaroni and cheese in reach-in was made yesterday, but it did not contain a date label. Label all prepared and potentially hazardous food with the date it was prepared or original container was opened. Day one is the date prepared/opened and food may be used for a maximum of seven days. Corrected on site.



McDonald’s,

142 Carbondale Road

Current score: 88

Current grade: B

Previous score: 80  

Previous grade: B

Comments: Handwashing sink by drink station had dripped chocolate and a spoon in sink. Handwashing sinks must not be used for dumping or rinsing anything. Sink must only be used for handwashing. Chlorine concentrations in cloth buckets were low. Clean, sanitized dishes were stored in plastic container that holds water, debris and a dead fly. Chlorine must remain at 100 ppm for cloth buckets. Properly air dry dishes before storing and do not store clean utensils in soiled containers/surfaces. Ice scoop handle was observed in contact with ice. Do not allow handle to touch ice/food. Food debris was observed throughout freezer floor. Remove debris. Original ServSafe will expire next month. The other two posted are copies. Bring original certificate and post before original (already posted) expires.



Checkers,

502 Liberty Square

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 85  

Previous grade: B

Comments: Employee drink without a straw. All drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Container of degreaser in food prep sink. You can use only food grade sanitizers at correct strength for food contact surfaces. Corrected on site. Evidence of meat in vegetable prep sink. Vegetable prep sink is for processing fruits and vegetables only.



Royal Oaks,

1220 Broadrick Drive

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 92  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee drink in cup without a lid or straw. Drinks must have lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Several out-of-date canned items. Discard out-of-date items. Discarded. Corrected on site. Food stored under leaking line in walk-in freezer. To protect from contamination, do not store under leaking line. Discarded. Corrected on site. Replace torn cooler gaskets. Clean floors behind equipment. Recommend keeping “dead man” trays for seven days.



Subway,

2709 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 96  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Meatballs at 122.3 degrees, 122 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food at 135 degrees or higher. Keep permit posted for public view. Corrected on site. Leak — hot back hand sink. Repair leak.



Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road

Current score: 85

Current grade: B

Previous score: 92  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several foods were marked with past due date. Discard foods day of use-by date. Corrected on site. Oven cleaner in three-compartment sink. Put only those chemicals soap/sanitizer used in three-compartment sink in sink. Corrected on site. Several unsegregated, bent cans. Segregate bent cans. Corrected on site. Back area requires a ceiling.



Ryan’s Family Steakhouse,

819 Walnut Square Blvd.

Current score: 83

Current grade: B

Previous score: 86  

Previous grade: B

Comments: Chicken salad at 52 degrees, eggs at 45 degrees, chicken chunks at 48 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food cold at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site. Potato wedges at 120 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food hot at 135 degrees or higher. Several food items without dates. Two containers of pasta were past due. Date all potentially hazardous food in coolers. Discard after seven days with day one being prep day. Floors in poor repair.



Waffle House,

1527 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 72

Current grade: C

Previous score: 80

Previous grade: B

Comments: Two employee drinks in cups without lids. Drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Eggs at 70.4 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food cold at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded. Corrected on site. Grits at 124 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food hot at 135 degrees or above. Discarded. Corrected on site. Chocolate milk out of date. Discard foods on use-by date. Discarded. Corrected on site. Cloths not submerged in solution. Keep wiping cloths submerged in 200 ppm quat. Corrected on site. Replace torn gaskets. Replace broken floor/missing floor tiles. Gap at bottom on back door. Seal gap to outside.