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October 20, 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.

Tasty J’s of Dalton, 2955 Cleveland Highway, Suite E

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: OK to open. Issue permit.

Blimpie, 1908 Chattanooga Road, Suite 2

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Torn cooler gaskets. Replace gaskets. Pipes leak — food and three-compartment sink. Faucet leaks — three-compartment sink. Repair leaks. Good job!

 Tacos Locos, 410 Birch St.

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: N/A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Food prep was observed wearing wrist watch. Wrist jewelry is not allowed to avoid surface area and transport for bacteria. OK to open. Issue permit.

 Highland Rivers Center, 900 Shugart Road

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 97

Previous grade: A

Comments: Multiple bent cans were observed in storage with undamaged cans. Remove all bent/undamaged cans and place in separate area with a sign that states cans may not be used. Most cans may be returned to manufacturer for credit. Bent cans may allow air to enter cans and harbor toxic-forming bacteria. Test strips were not available during inspection. Test strips must be available to test the amount of sanitizer in the solution. If using chlorine: 100 ppm for sanitizer buckets (cloths), 50 ppm for sanitizing dishes. QAC (quat ammon) 200 ppm for sanitizing buckets, 100 ppm for dishes.

 Kem’s, 879 College Drive

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Sanitizer in bucket was too weak. Maintain 200 ppm quat. Corrected on site. Clean wall. Service Ansul.

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