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February 15, 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.

Dalton Golf & Country Club — The Grill, 333 Country Club Way

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Do not stick knives between equipment. Invert single-service articles.

John’s Bar-B-Que, 411 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Ice scoop in machine; do not store scoops in machines. Utensils stored with food contact end up; store with handles up. Clean slicer.

Tacos Locos, 410 Birch St.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Outside hose does not have a vacuum breaker. Vacuum breaker is required on all hose attachments. Walls and ceiling unfinished in restroom. Smooth, non-absorbent floors, walls and ceilings are required.

Checkers, 502 Liberty Square

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 87

Previous grade: B

Comments: Walk-up window is not closing completely. Windows must be fully self-closing.

Gondolier’s Pizza, 904 S. Thornton Ave.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Faucet at three-compartment sink is too short. Must reach all three compartments. Several broken floor tiles. Wall damaged.

Little Tokyo, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Suite 28-A

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Reusing cardboard boxes. Do not reuse boxes because they cannot be washed. Torn cooler gasket, replace gasket. Base of cold handle at three-compartment sink leaks. Repair leak.

Chick-fil-A, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Suite 59

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Two containers of cole slaw were discarded because use-by date had already passed. Dispose of food in a timely manner. Hold for seven days maximum with day one being cook/prep date.

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