Whitfield Restaurant Reports for Nov. 3: Meat being improperly thawed; food out of temperature; 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.

Dalton Falls Golf

2817 Airport Road

Current score: 100

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Dalton High School

1500 Manly St.

Current score: 100

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Eastbrook Middle School

1382 Eastbrook Road S.E.

Current score: 100

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Morris Innovative School

104 Fort Hill Terrace

Current score: 100

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

RossWoods Adult Day Services

1402 Walston Ave.

Current score: 100

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.

Tunnel Hill Elementary School

203 E. School St.

Current score: 100

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: None

Casa Fritas

238 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 99

Previous score: N/A (new)

Current grade: A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Box of napkins and box of cups on floor. Store all single-service items six inches up off floor. OK to open; issue permit.

Just Jump Trampoline Park

1515 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 99

Previous score: N/A (new)

Current grade: A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Seal three-compartment sink to wall. Install floor sink with threaded faucet.

Mariscos Puerto Vallarta

1205 S. Thornton Ave.

Current score: 99

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Scoop left in ice machine. Do not leave scoops in ice machine as ice may bury them. Corrected on site. Clean utensils stored food contact end up. Store handle up to prevent contamination. Corrected on site.

Christian Heritage School

1600 MLK Blvd.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Post most current inspection at both sides. Clean sinks.

Domino's Pizza

222 W. Cuyler St.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 85

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Torn cooler gaskets; replace gaskets. No test strips on site. Test strips are required to test strength of sanitizer.

Hardee's

1301 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed caulking in need of replacement on several sinks. Replace caulking with bead that won't hold water. Observed reach-in cooler with torn gasket. Replace gasket. Observed walls with several holes. Fill holes with caulk. Several ceiling tiles in need of repair/replacement.

Northwest Whitfield High School

1651 Tunnel Hill-Varnell Road

Current score: 98

Previous score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Floor in store room is caving in; hole in floor. Repair/replace flooring.

Reflections at Tranquility of Dalton

494 Grove Parkway

Current score: 98

Previous score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Must have maximum registering thermometer or high temperature test strips for high temperature dish machine.

Subway

2135 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 97

Previous score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Cloth bucket on floor. Do not store cloth buckets on floor.

Common Ground Coffee Shop

510 Tibbs Road

Current score: 96

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: All employees must read and sign employee health policy. Re-check on Oct. 3.

Dalton Middle Schools

1250 Cross Plains Trail

Current score: 96

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Dicer still had food bits in it. Wash all food contact items thoroughly. Corrected on site.

Jack's Family Restaurant

1202 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 96

Previous score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed metal pans stacked wet. Do not stack wet pans. Observed single-service articles stored face up. Invert/cover single-service articles to protect food contact surface. Observed sanitizer test strips in unusable condition. Must keep usable sanitizer test strips on hand. Observed grease collection pan missing under hood. Replace missing grease collection pan.

Starbucks Coffee

1305 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 96

Previous score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Some employees have not filled out an employee health agreement; some are not dated. All employees must read, sign and date agreement prior to beginning work. Will re-check on Sept. 23.

Tranquility of Dalton

986 Orchard Way

Current score: 96

Previous score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed dented cans stored in with working stock. Dented cans must be sorted and segregated or discarded. Observed ceiling with dust accumulations around vents. Keep ceiling vents clear.

Wendy's

2050 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 96

Previous score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Prep cooler by window has water pooled at the bottom; repair cooler. Flies.

Arby's

244 Connector 3

Current score: 95

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed single-service articles stored face up. Invert/cover single-service articles to protect food contact service. Corrected on site. Observed ceiling tiles around vents with accumulations of dust. Keep ceiling tiles and vents clean. Observed floor at fryers in disrepair. Repair floor. Observed hood units missing grease collection pans; replace pans. Observed self-closure on back door broken. Repair self-closing devices.

Native

825 Chattanooga Ave.

Current score: 94

Previous score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Thawing meat at room temperature. Put raw meat under cold, running water. Corrected on site. Raw meat in vegetable prep sink. Use proper sink for raw meat. Corrected on site.

Kumo Japanese Restaurant

1277 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 93

Previous score: 76

Current grade: A

Previous grade: C

Comments: Date-mark all ready-to-eat foods. Do not cover any part of inspection report; must be fully visible. Torn cooler gaskets.

Los Pablos

2204 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 93

Previous score: 87

Current grade: A

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed employee preparing food without hair restraint. Employees preparing food must wear hair restraint. Observed metal parts stacked while still wet. Allow pans to air dry prior to stacking. Employee restroom in disrepair. Door must be self-closing. Walls must be smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable. Trash can must have lid. Must have handwashing signage. Observed floors in need of re-grouting in kitchen and needing repair in bar area. Lots of unused equipment laying about. Clean up unused equipment. Observed lights under hood and in dish room not properly shielded. Light must be properly shielded.

McDonald's

1210 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 93

Previous score: 90

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Cloth bucket without sanitizer. Maintain 100 parts per million chlorine. Changed out. Corrected on site. Wet stacking; air dry containers prior to stacking. Leak at faucet base, back hand sink. Repair leak.

Dalton State College

650 College Drive

Current score: 89

Previous score: 84

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: Egg salad at 44 degrees, roast beef at 48.7 degrees, salami at 51 degrees, sliced tomato at 56 degrees, raw beef patty at 43.3 degrees. Hold all temperature controlled foods cold at 41 degrees or lower. Corrected on site.

Town Square Cafe

116 W. King St.

Current score: 88

Previous score: 91

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Ham at 44 degrees, spaghetti at 43.3 degrees, meat sauce at 42.8 degrees, raw chicken at 44.6 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded. Corrected on site. Green beans at 128 degrees, sausage at 122 degrees, white gravy at 109 degrees, mashed potatoes at 125 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 135 degrees or higher. Reheated to 165 degrees. Corrected on site. Clean mop sink. Cold handle stripped at two-compartment sink. Mop sink stopped up.

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