Whitfield Restaurant Reports for April 21: 'Pink slime' found in ice machine, moonshine stored in cooler and other health violations

Whitfield 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.

Ryman Hall/Fellowship Center

2203 S. Dixie Road

Current score: 99

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Clean microwave.

Zaxby's

872 College Drive

Current score: 99

Previous score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Buttons missing in walk-in freezer. Replace buttons.

Burger King

310 Northgate Drive

Current score: 98

Previous score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Re-grout floors in several areas. Clean floors under shelving/equipment. Post choking poster in patron area.

Lalo's To-Go

221 W. Cuyler St.

Current score: 96

Previous score: N/A (new owners)

Current grade: A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Do not use cardboard on shelving; it's absorbent. Replace missing base tile. Remove fryer from back door.

Panda House

3925 Cleveland Highway space C

Current score: 97

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed single-service articles stored face up. Invert or cover to protect food contact surface. Observed fan covers in walk-in cooler with dust accumulated. Keep fan covers clean. Observed portion of grease collection tray under hood missing. Replace missing section of tray and collection pan.

Anejo Grill

4145 Highway 2

Current score: 96

Previous score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee preparing food in kitchen with no hair restraint. Must wear hair restraint. Corrected on site. Observed glasses stacked while wet. Must air dry prior to stacking.

Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse

501 Legion Drive

Current score: 94

Previous score: 84

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed dented cans stored with working stock. Cans with dents must be stored and segregated or discarded. Corrected on site. Observed plastic tub being used as a scoop. All scoops must have handles and handle cannot be in contact with product. Observed food picks stored point up. Store picks point down to protect food contact surface. Floors in kitchen in need of resurfacing. Continue working on kitchen floor. Wall next to bag and box storage must be repaired.

Subway

920 Market St. suite G

Current score: 93

Previous score: 80

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Strength of sanitizer in knife sanitizer station too weak. Maintain between 50 and 100 parts per million chlorine. Changed out. Corrected on site. Food handler with fingernails past the tips of her fingers. Keep nails trimmed to tips.

McDonald's

1210 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 90

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee handle raw ground beef, remove gloves and then touch clean trays and fryer handle. Wash hands after handling raw animal products and prior to touching clean equipment. Corrected on site. Several torn cooler gaskets. Replace gaskets.

Wendy's

2080 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 90

Previous score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several employees have not read/signed employee health agreement. All employees must read and sign employee health agreement. Will recheck on April 10. Employee with drink (water) in bottle. Drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Several containers not cleaned properly; grease and food debris still on them. Clean all food contact surfaces to sight and touch. Re-washed. Corrected on site.

The Sauce'd Pig

2955 Cleveland Highway

Current score: 86

Previous score: 94

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee wash dishes in three-compartment sink and skip sanitizing step. Person in charge stated stopper was broken. Temporary third compartment set up. Zero parts per million chlorine tested initially. Corrected to 50 parts per million chlorine. Must get new stopper. Observed no chlorine in sanitizer bucket. Corrected to 100 parts per million chlorine. Ice shield in ice machine has pink slime present. Keep clean. Ice shield was clean. Corrected on site. All temperature controlled foods must be kept at 41 degrees or lower. Reach-in cooler at 50 degrees and items inside temping at 47 degrees. All items relocated. Corrected on site. No test strips for sanitizer present. Must keep test strips on hand.

Alondra's

314 Glenwood Ave. suite 101

Current score: 79

Previous score: 95

Current grade: C

Previous grade: A

Comments: Moonshine from friend (unapproved source) stored in cooler over restaurant food. Do not put food/drink from unapproved sources in coolers. Discarded. Corrected on site. Chicken at 47 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded. Corrected on site. Clean ceilings and floors. Cover trash cans when full.

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