Murray Restaurant Reports for Nov. 28: Excessive number of flies in kitchen; employees handling raw fish without changing gloves, washing hands; and other health code violations

Murray County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants and other food establishments. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants and other food establishments are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit. The Daily Citizen-News lists areas where the establishments are out of compliance with the regulations. Recent scores for all six counties within the North Georgia Health District are available at www.nghd.org.

Charles “Judy” Poag Murray County Senior Center

820 G.I. Maddox Parkway

Current score: 100

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Edna’s

1300 Highway 411 S.

Current score: 100

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Biscuit Box

1097 Highway 411 S.

Current score: 97

Previous score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed broken thermometer in back cooler. Repair or replace immediately.

Southern Munch

1427 Green Road, suite I

Current score: 96

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed restricted pesticides for ant treatment stored in the back near the hot water heater. Issues with pests must be taken care of by a licensed exterminator. Corrected on site. Items disposed of.

T&T Catering

1614 Old CCC Camp Road

Current score: 96

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed no individuals with a current food safety manager certification. This must be corrected within 30 days.

McDonald’s

1047 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 93

Previous score: 84

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed unapproved pesticide used for flies around the kitchen being stored between the manager's office and the kitchen. All pest issues must be handled by an approved pest control specialist. Stop use of this pesticide immediately. Corrected on site. Item disposed of. Observed numerous flies throughout the restaurant. Notify pest controller and remedy. Observed employee at back window holding open drive-thru window. Windows must be kept closed when not providing a service to a customer. Corrected on site. Employee corrected.

Captain D’s

1125 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 87

Previous score: 97

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employees moving between food preparation, cooking and handling raw fish without changing gloves and washing hands. Whenever an employee changes tasks, cooking and handling raw fish to handling cooked food, the employee must wash their hands and change gloves. Corrected on site. Employees corrected their actions. Observed handle of scoop being stored on top of the crab salad. Handles are food contact surfaces and must be stored off of the floor. Corrected on site. Corrected setup and placement of utensils.

Krystal

1123 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 87

Previous score: 91

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed several employees not washing hands after changing gloves in-between tasks. Hands are to be washed when employees change gloves and returning from non-restaurant duties. Corrected on site. Hand washing procedures discussed. Observed sanitization bucket that is stored underneath counter below chemical concentrations for use in the cleaning of food contact surfaces. Empty and replace. Corrected on site.

Sonic

625 N. Third Ave.

Current score: 84

Previous score: 94

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed several whipped topping funnels at a temperature greater than 41 degrees. Food items that are to be held cold for longer than four hours must be kept below 41 degrees. Corrected on site. Items disposed of. Observed accumulation of debris and food around equipment. Pull out all equipment and clean regularly. Observed debris and accumulations in mop sink to a degree that would prevent proper drainage. Clean immediately and maintain. Observed openings around the back door and underneath the rear to-go door. These items were to be repaired from last inspection. Correct immediately. Observed an excessive number of flies throughout the kitchen. Problem is likely due to the impact of other issues throughout the store.

Pizza King

500 S. Third Ave.

Current score: 81

Previous score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed cutting table on prep table severely scored and not being able to keep clean. Replace immediately. Observed several food items including a batch of raw chicken that was marinated and placed in the cooler in the early morning. Chicken had not reached 41 degrees in over six hours. Items that are to be kept cold for greater than four hours must be maintained at 41 degrees in over six hours. Items that are to be kept cold for greater than four hours must be maintained at 41 degrees or less. Corrected on site. Chicken disposed of. Observed gaskets on doors of prep table cooler broken and in disrepair. Replace immediately. Observed openings around back door. When the door is closed, no visible sight should be seen. Repair immediately.

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