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October 20, 2013

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County

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 Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant, 1235 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous score: 83

Previous grade: B

Comments: Milk out of date and cheese out of date. Discard out-of-date foods. Corrected on site. Several floor tiles cracked/broken. Much better!

 Whitfield County Detention Center, 805 Professional Blvd.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 79

Previous grade: C

Comments: Sanitizer too weak in buckets. Keep 200 ppm quat. Repair front hand sink. Service Ansul.

 American Legion Post 112, 1118 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Food stored on floor. Store all food 6 inches up off floor. Invert single items once unwrapped. Service Ansul. Clean ceilings. Replace walls.

 Dalton Elks Lodge-Vista Restaurant, 1212 Elkwood Drive

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several food items out of date. Discard out-of-date items. Several items marked with too many days. Day one is prep day. Invert single-service items.

 Dairy Queen, 937 Market St.

Current score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous score: 84

Previous grade: B

Comments: Gnats. Several food containers that were “clean” had visible buildup and grease still on them. All food contact items must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Repair broken cabinetry. Corrected on site.

 Cindy’s Deli, 3513 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 89

Current grade: B

Previous score: 82

Previous grade: B

Comments: Employee drink without lid or straw. Drinks must have lid and straw. Corrected on site. Hot dogs out of date. Undated milk and meat. Put prep date on all ready-to-eat food or drink. Discard after seven days. Corrected on site. Clean floors. Repair walls where it has separated.

 Loncheria Los Compadres, 420 Fields Ave.

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 77

Previous grade: C

Comments: A large zip lock bag containing smaller bags of cooked chicken was observed in compact freezer compartment of cooler. Some chicken, all in individual bags, did not cool properly. The chicken was made yesterday. The individual bags not meeting temperature were discarded. The others were in contact with ice and thus cooled properly. Do not tightly pack food to allow air flow and faster cooling. Discard food that does not meet both time and temperature requirements. A container of meat, beans and bag of cooked chicken were not date marked. They were all made yesterday. All ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food must be date marked with day one being open or cook date, and store for a maximum of seven days.

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