Whitfield Restaurant Reports for June 16: 'Very bad mold and mildew on walls' in dish area at jail; chemicals being stored over food at restaurant; 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.

Baja Coop

222 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 97

Previous score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Invert single-service items. No cold water at front hand sink. Hot and cold required. Pipe leaking; repair leak.

Burger King

1512 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 91

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Ham at 62 degrees. Hold temperature controlled food cold at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded. Corrected on site.

Waffle House

1912 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 91

Previous score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Personal/employee drink stored in reach-in cooler over establishment's food. Segregate personal items. Store on bottom. Discarded. Corrected on site. Unapproved pesticide. Use only those pesticides approved for use in commercial food service. Removed. Several places where chemicals are stored over food or food contact. Segregate toxic items; all moved. Corrected on site. Clean bottom shelves of cabinets and cooler bottoms.

Ozone Skate Center

611 Sheridan Ave.

Current score: 90

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee drinks in bottles. Drinks must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Corrected on site. Soiled wiping cloths on counter/sink. Store cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Single-service items offered with food contact end up. Offer handles up.

Waffle House

2505 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 89

Previous score: 79

Current grade: B

Previous grade: C

Comments: Chemicals stored over bread. Segregate torn items. Do not store them over food or food contact items. Moved. Corrected on site. Wiping cloths sitting out. Store cloths in sanitizer. Back door propped open. Keep doors to outside closed. Corrected on site.

Cook Out

1257 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 87

Previous score: 92

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Raw ground beef patty at 44.3 degrees, hot dogs at 46 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods cold at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site. Invert single-service items. Store open face down. Water is not getting very hot (96 degrees); must be a minimum of 110 degrees. Service Ansul.

LongHorn Steakhouse

1315 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 87

Previous score: 94

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Establishment doesn't have all employees that have read and signed the health policy agreement. All must be signed by June 12. Raw chicken at 50 degrees, pico de gallo at 45 degrees; lettuce at 46.3 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods cold at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site.

Whitfield County Detention Center

805 Professional Blvd.

Current score: 81

Previous score: 91

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Grits at 71.8 degrees after more than two hours of cooling. Must cool to 70 degrees in first two hours. Discarded. Corrected on site. Several foods not dated in walk-in. Put prep date or expiration date on all prepared foods. Dated. Corrected on site. Very bad mold and mildew on walls in dish area. Clean and bleach walls. Must be done more frequently. Handles of hand sink in meat room stripped out; repair sink. Floor in walk-in cooler peeling. Re-seal/paint floor.

Loncheria Los Compadres

1900 E. Morris St.

Current score: 77

Previous score: 98

Current grade: C

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee drink in can must be in single-service cup with lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Hand sink blocked. Do not put anything in/on hand sink. Must always be accessible. Moved. Corrected on site. Shredded lettuce at 47.8 degrees, sliced tomato at 51 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods cold at 41 degrees or lower. Wiping cloths on counters. Store in sanitizer when not in hand. Soiled equipment in all sinks and both drain boards. Put soiled equipment only on designated drainboards. Service Ansul. Seal gap at bottom of door.

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