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January 6, 2013

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.

Pupuseria Santa Elena, 900 Riverbend Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Westside Elementary School, 1815 Utility Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: None

Westside Head Start, 1814 Utility Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Favor Cafe,

100 W. Walnut Ave.

suite 68

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Do not use cement blocks as “legs” for equipment. Dumpster required to be on sealed concrete pad. OK to open. Issue permit.

Northwest Whitfield High School, 1651 Tunnel Hill-Varnell Road

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Seal cracks in floor.

Marco’s Pizza, 785 Shugart Road suite 8

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Seal gap on rear exit door. No food available at time of inspection. OK to open. Issue permit.

Starbucks at Kroger,

1365 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: No nail polish is permitted for food handlers.

Kani House,

1001 Market St.

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Scoops were observed with handles touching agriculture products. Scoop handles must be out of food, not touching. Clean utensils were being stored in container underneath the cutting board station (not covered). Must protect utensils from contamination. Can be protected by covering with a lid or placing them in a drawer. Small plate was being used as a scoop. Scoops are required to have handles to minimize contact with food. Handle must remain out of contact with food. Restroom door must be fully self-closing.

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