Whitfield Restaurant Reports for Aug. 18: Man working in kitchen must wear beard restraint; cleaner bottle stored next to food; and other health code 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.

Domino's Pizza

3591 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 100

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Anejo Grill

4145 Highway 2

Current score: 98

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed glasses and containers stacked while wet. Must air dry prior to stacking.

John's Bar-B-Que

411 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Torn cooler gaskets; replace gaskets.

Mama's

3957 Cleveland Highway suite C

Current score: 97

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Leak at hand sink and vegetable prep sink. Repair all leaks. Air gap(s) required on drink machine drains. Dumpster lid open. Keep lid down. Grease container on ground. Put containers on sealed concrete pad. Get rid of old equipment at back door.

Toyo Japan

100 Rhythm Drive

Current score: 97

Previous score: 85

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Used gloves on table. Discard gloves into trash. Torn gaskets; replace gaskets. Clean racks in walk-in. Clean ceiling tiles.

Ridgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation

1110 Burleyson Road

Current score: 96

Previous score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed can with dent stored with working stock. All dented cans must be segregated from working stock and labeled so they are not used, or simply discarded. Inspection report must be posted and displayed in both dining areas. Employee restrooms must have handwashing signage.

Sonic

1201 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 96

Previous score: 86

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Wiping cloths not in sanitizer. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Corrected on site. Do not cover any part of inspection form.

Curt's Restaurant

332 Northgate Drive

Current score: 95

Previous score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed several floor tiles missing or broken; repair floor tiles. Observed weather stripping around back door in disrepair. Repair/replace so that light cannot be seen around door on sides and at bottom.

Taqueria Villa Juarez

1103 E. Morris St.

Current score: 94

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed sanitizer bucket with no sanitizer. Must keep sanitizer at correct concentration. Corrected to 100 parts per million chlorine. Corrected on site. Must post inspection report at walk-up window. Must have handwashing signage in restroom. Observed items with no handles being used as scoops. Scoops must have handles and handle cannot come into contact with food.

Zaxby's

2710 Airport Road

Current score: 94

Previous score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Several buckets where sanitizer was too weak. Maintain between 200-300 parts per million quaternary. Corrected on site. Several torn cooler gaskets; replace gaskets.

McDonald's

1523 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 93

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Some food containers not properly cleaned. Clean all food contact to sight and touch. Containers sent back through for cleaning. Corrected on site. Back service window not self-closing. Outer openings must be fully self-closing.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

1247 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 92

Previous score: 87

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed cleaner in spray bottle stored on shelving next to food. Cleaner was moved to appropriate storage area. Toxic chemicals must be stored in approved location away from food and food contact surfaces. Corrected on site. Must post most recent inspection report in dining area and at drive-up window. Observed old report posted and no report posted at drive-up window. Observed several corner base tiles broken and in need of repair. Grout in several areas of floor in need of replacement.

Red Clay Resort

5510 Red Clay Road

Current score: 92

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: No paper towels at hand sink. All hand sinks must be properly stocked. All temperature controlled foods must be properly date-marked with the discard date seven days from opening/slicing. Corrected on site.

Burger Den

160 Highway 2

Current score: 91

Previous score: 88

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed food not covered while stored in reach-in cooler. Keep foods covered. Corrected on site. Observed can opener and holster with buildup present. Keep can opener and holster clean. Corrected on site. Observed old inspection report posted at counter. Must have most recent inspection report posted. Must also post choking poster in consumer area. Observed floor in need of repair in several areas.

Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant

881 College Drive

Current score: 86

Previous score: 91

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed buildup on soda guns at bar. Must keep soda guns and holsters clean. Observed employee working in grill area with beard. Beards over one-quarter inch in length must have hair restraint. Corrected on site. Observed knives stored on magnetic knife rack. Knives must be stored covered/protected. Observed many containers stacked wet. Containers must air dry prior to stacking. Also, remove date stickers prior to cleaning containers. Observed caulk at hand sinks and at dish machine with buildup. Replace this caulk with new. Build up the caulk in such a way that the caulk bead does not hold water. Observed hood missing collection pan. Replace missing collection pan.

Peking Express

408 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 84

Previous score: 86

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed no employee health agreements on site. All employees must read and sign and must be kept on site. Observed can opener with accumulations present. Must keep can opener clean. Observed no inspection report posted at drive-up window. Must post inspection report at drive-up window. Walls in need of repair/cleaning, especially behind cooking station under hood and in corner of handwash sink. Observed drive-up window not fully self-closing. Repair drive-up window.

Gio's Mexican Grill

603 Fleming St.

Current score: 72

Previous score: 74

Current grade: C

Previous grade: C

Comments: Several severely bent cans on shelf together with good cans. Segregate damaged/adulterated items. Cans moved. Corrected on site. Rice at 50 degrees, 48.4 degrees; ham at 43.5 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods cold at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded. Corrected on site. Cheese dip at 126 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods hot at 135 degrees or higher. Corrected on site. Thawing shrimp in still water. To properly thaw, put item under cold running water. Corrected on site. Lots of torn gaskets; replace gaskets. Hot handle stripped out at back hand sink; repair handle. Reinspection fee due at next inspection.

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