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December 23, 2012

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


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.


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