December 23, 2012

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


— Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants every three months. 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.



Brookwood School, 501 Central Ave.

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.



Antioch Elementary School, 1819 Riverbend Road

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: Washer/dryer is required to be out of/separate from kitchen/food handling areas.



Roan School,

1116 Roan St.

  Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Repair damage to wall and paint on hood.



Piccola Pizzeria, 816 Walnut Square Blvd, Unit 58

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Sanitizer strength too strong in cloth bucket. Maintain 100 ppm. Store scoops with handles up out of food. Clean wall behind ice machine.



Dat’z A Wrap, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Suite 37

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Swiss cheese at 57 degrees, pepper jack at 55 degrees, butter at 52 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous food at 41 degrees or lower. Clean pipes under sink. Clean fan.



Papa John’s Pizza, 100 Walnut Ave., Suite 2

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 90

Previous grade: A

Comments: Found drink (without lid) in walk-in cooler on top of box of food. No paper towels in male or female bathrooms. Paper towels are required where handles are used/present. Employee restroom door is not self-closing and no covered waste paper basket. Fan also needed cleaning. Need to place “buttons” in both walk-in coolers. Seal gaps under doors to close openings where bugs can enter.



Dawnville Drive-In, 1359 Dawnville Road

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Two employee drinks in bottles in reach-in. All drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Date all foods with open/prep date and use-by date. Test strips required.



Wendy’s, 1500 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 76

Current grade: C

Previous score: 92

Previous grade: A

Comments: Person at grill must wash hands before handling anything else. Burger patties at 45.2 degrees, mozzarella cheese at 55 degrees. Hold potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or lower. Wet stacking. Must air dry containers prior to stacking. Clean floors under shelf, walk-in cooler and freezer. Flies and gnats.



Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 819 Walnut Square Blvd.

Current score: 71

Current grade: C

Previous score: 89

Previous grade: B

Comments: Hands must be washed when re-entering kitchen and handle food. Also, before putting on new set of gloves. Person was observed not washing hands after re-entering and before putting on gloves. Observed dishwashing person touch dirty dishes then touch/handle clean dishes. Beef (walk-in) at 53 degrees, ham at 50.4 degrees and 50.8 degrees, sliced tomato at 46.4 degrees, cheesecake at 48 degrees. All potentially hazardous foods must be kept at 41 degrees or lower. Fried fish, pizza out of temperature (fish at 131.4 degrees, pizza at 131.6 degrees). Must be kept at 135 degrees or higher. Observed potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat foods not properly dated — mark, prep date and discard date. Wiping cloths were not properly stored. Adequate sanitizing strength is needed. Gloves required to be charged when switching tasks or leaving stations. Plug not in Dumpster. Floors need repair.



Ken’s Hibachi Buffet, 101 W. Walnut Ave. suite 9 (Inspected on Dec. 14)

Current score: 68

Current grade: U

Previous score: 88

Previous grade: B

Comments: Cup, personal drink, observed by clean plates. Keep food and food contact surface safe from possible contamination. Hand wash sink was very dirty with visible food residue on handles. Keep hand washing facilities clean. Food was observed in walk-in cooler and reach-in not being properly covered. Food must be covered to prevent contamination. Ice cream scoops had visible buildup residue. Plates were seen wiped with dirty cloth. Keep scoop and any utensils clean. Plates must be washed, rinsed, sanitized and air dried. Many items were found out of temperature on the cold hold device. Must be kept at 41 degrees or lower. Time as control is not being used appropriately. Time stickers have been left on buffet line for an undetermined amount of time. Change stickers every time food is placed on line (potentially hazardous foods). No stored food was observed to have use-by dates. Stored food must contain use-by date (potentially hazardous foods, ready to eat). Roach tracking powder was found in chemical room. Chemical found stored over tea urn. Chemical bottles not properly labeled. Keep chemicals properly labeled and away from food to avoid contamination. Remove track powder. Chicken found thawing in still water. Fish thawing on box. Non-approved methods of thawing observed. Thawing should be done under constant, cold running water and completely submerged. Wiping cloths sitting on countertops when not in use. Cloths must be kept in sanitizer bucket with appropriate level of sanitizer when not in use.



Ken’s Hibachi Buffet, 101 W. Walnut Ave. suite 9 (Inspected on Dec. 19)

Current score: 58

Current grade: U

Previous score: 68

Previous grade: U

Comments: Person was observed cleaning with soiled rag and immediately handle clean dishes repeatedly. Hands shall be washed after handling dirty cloth and before handling food contact surface. Two hand washing sinks were soiled with visible buildup. They must remain clean. Raw meats were out of temperature at sushi bar. Potentially hazardous foods shall be kept at 41 degrees or lower. Proper cooling time and temperature was not observed with rice. Potentially hazardous foods were not date marked. Chemicals were found without proper label and above clean dishes. Foods not covered and lemons found stored in ice made for consumption. Lemons, or any food, cannot be stored in ice for consumption. Sanitizer levels were too low and sanitizer bucket was on floor. Bucket must be off the floor. Check sanitizer level regularly. Establishment must close for corrections. A hearing is afforded within 72 hours or all corrections must be performed and establishment re-inspected with score of 90 or above to reopen.



Ken’s Hibachi Buffet, 101 W. Walnut Ave. suite 9 (Inspected on Dec. 21)

Current score: 68

Current grade: U

Previous score: 58

Previous grade: U

Comments: Due to third failing inspection (consecutively), Certified Safety Food Manager fails to demonstrate knowledge. Raw chicken being thawed on top of raw beef in sink. Food in freezer was not covered. Garlic in oil was out of temperature. Numerous dented cans were not segregated from those in good condition. Wet stacking was observed.