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September 22, 2013

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.

Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center, 1110 Burleyson Road

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Utensils stored in drawers must be stored with handle towards food handler to prevent hand contact with end of utensil that contacts food; helps prevent contaminated equipment.

Pleasant Grove Elementary School, 2725 Cleveland Highway

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Linoleum torn on restroom floor. Replace damaged linoleum.

Whitfield Early Head Start, 2738 Underwood Road

Current score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: Wastewater line from ice machine is potable line. Use tubing intended to carry wastewater. Air gap required on ice machine.

Valley Point Elementary School, 3798 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: Wiping cloths sitting out on countertop. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand.

Valley Point Middle School, 3796 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 99

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several badly bent cans found stored with good cans. Segregate bent cans from good ones. The kitchen must have at least one thin probe food thermometer.

Varnell Elementary School, 4421 Highway 2

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Bag of cheese was past its discard date. Discarded. Check discard dates every day for timely disposal.

Cohutta Elementary School, 254 Wolfe St.

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Two bags of cheese were observed with date marking that included eight days instead of the allowed seven. Date of disposition was changed. When date marking, the day that the food container/bag was opened or the day the food was cooked counts as day one. Food may be stored for a maximum of seven days to avoid bacterial growth.

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