Local News

June 23, 2013

Whitfield County restaurant reports

(Continued)

Tijuana’s Restaurant, 328 S. Hamilton St.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 89  

Previous grade: B

Comments: Employees observed wearing gloves and touching dirty cloths and then reaching for food and touching utensil handles. Employee caught before touching food. Employees must wash hands between tasks especially after handling contaminated/soiled equipment, utensils and cloths. Wear clean gloves before handling food.

The Coffee Train, 109 N. Pentz St.

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 94  

Previous grade: A

Comments: ServSafe has expired. Each establishment must have a Certified Food Safety Manager on staff designated for this establishment only. Food has not been disposed of after the seven-day maximum time limit. Chicken salad and salad with diced tomatoes were observed in prep cooler more than seven days old. Food was discarded. Coffee stirrers were observed without protection from contamination. They are not individually wrapped or dispensed. Protect stirrers from contamination by dispensing/wrapped individuals.

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 1367 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 85

Current grade: B

Previous score: 96  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Tuna and chicken salad in deli cooler were observed out of temperature. Discard. The tomatoes (sliced) on top prep cooler were also out of temperature. Discard. Use time as a control when appropriate temperature can’t be maintained. Food may be used out of temperature for a maximum of four hours. Times MUST be recorded. Maintain foods in cold holding at 41 degrees or less. Bags of cooked meatballs and chicken, as well as container of cheese, were observed in walk-in cooler without date markings. Food lasting more than 24 hours must be date marked once the original container is opened. Educational materials on subject was provided. Inspection was not displayed for public view. It was found in a drawer. Inspections must be displayed at all times for public view. Cups were found in containers to be used as scoops. All scoops must have a handle and must be kept out of contact with food.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 1307 Dug Gap Road

Current score: 83

Current grade: B

Previous score: 95  

Previous grade: A

Comments: Milk at 47.3 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food at 41 degrees or below. Corrected on site. Wiping cloths sitting on countertops. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Dip well must be running if utensils are in it. Quat test required. Flies. All windows must be fully self-closing.

Text Only
Local News
  • Kiwanis Club3.jpg Kiwanians get a lesson in money and banking

    Money.
    It makes it easier for us to buy and sell goods and services. It is the measure by which we judge the relative value of those goods and services, and it allows us to “store value,” by placing it away and using it when we need it.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sheriff: Inmates don’t ask to vote

    In his 21 years of service, Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said inmates have never asked for the opportunity to vote.

    July 28, 2014

  • Little library 1 mlh.jpg Little Libraries, big goal

    Whitfield County just received a new library.
    And better yet, 26 more are on the way to the region.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Picture 3.jpg Rock solid

    A great number of things have come and gone since 1974.
    One that hasn’t: a small Dalton school founded by parents wanting a unique learning environment for their children.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vann House Day '14 6 mlh.jpg History comes alive at Vann House

    SPRING PLACE — In the early 1800s, the 1,000-acre plantation belonging to Cherokee Indian leader James Vann was a bustling place.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • Local officials agree with Deal

    Regarding news last week that approximately 30 unaccompanied minors from Central America, who had crossed the southern border into the United States, were sent without warning to Dalton last year and enrolled in Dalton Public Schools, Republican politicians representing portions of Murray and Whitfield Counties agree — state and local school officials deserved to know in advance, they say.

    July 26, 2014

  • Former chamber location 2 mlh.jpg Plan could cut flooding, stormwater damage in Dalton

    On a recent day, McClellan Creek flowed gently through Harlan Godfrey Civitan Park. But some park goers who live near the area say that even a mild rain can turn the creek into a torrent that eats away at their property.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Civil War anniversary: The Battle of Crow Valley, May 9-12, 1864

    The Atlanta Campaign began during the first two weeks of May 1864 in and around Dalton. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s strategy was to target two of his armies, about 80,000 men, against Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee at Dalton. Then, while Johnston’s attention was diverted by these forces, he would secretly send his third army, about 25,000 troops under Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, in a flanking movement to the southwest through Snake Creek Gap. Sherman’s goal was to break Johnston’s railroad supply line some 15 miles south at Resaca and trap Johnston’s Confederates in Dalton.

    July 26, 2014

  • New church being  built mlh.jpg Church construction continues

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Avans.jpg Three arrested in arson plot to claim insurance money

    Three people have been arrested for their role in a fire at a Chatsworth home as part of an insurance scam to collect money, officials said.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos