Whitfield Restaurant Reports for Oct. 6: Food handler with nail polish; cleaner stored over deli paper; 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.

Calamansi Cafe

825 Chattanooga Ave., suite 34

Current score: 100

Previous score: N/A (new)

Current grade: A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Issue permit. OK to open.

Flako's Mexican Restaurant

2311 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 99

Previous score: N/A (new)

Current grade: A

Previous grade: N/A

Comments: Move all chemical dispensers to dirty side of three-compartment sink. Seal floor in back inside walk-in cooler and from walk-in cooler/freezer forward to kitchen. Finish out doorway that was enclosed. Replace missing grease collection trays and pan under food. Clean fan in walk-in cooler/freezer. OK to issue permit.

Dalton Convention Center

2221 Dug Gap Battle Road

Current score: 98

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Box of cups on the floor. Store single-service items 6 inches up off floor. Trash can in restrooms must be covered.

Valley Point Elementary School

3798 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 98

Previous score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed fans above dish machine with accumulation of dust/debris. Keep fans and fan covers clean.

Valley Point Middle School

3796 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 98

Previous score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed final rinse temperature not displaying properly and final rinse pressure gauge not displaying properly. Repair/replace gauges. Observed fan in dish machine area with accumulations of dust/debris. Keep fan and fan cover clean.

Southeast Whitfield High School

1954 Riverbend Road

Current score: 97

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Some ceiling tiles have dust buildup; clean tiles. Several area of floor are in poor repair (around cook line); repair floor.

Big John's Express

180 S. Dixie Highway, suite A

Current score: 95

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed knives stored on magnetic knife rack and spoons on hooks. All utensils must be stored covered/protected. Veggie prep sink plumbing around vents with dust accumulation. Keep ceiling tiles clean.

Tacos Betos No. 2

1009 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 95

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Food handler with nail polish; nail polish not permitted. Hot water turned off. Keep hot water on at all times. Corrected on site.

Gondolier Pizza

900 S. Thornton Ave.

Current score: 94

Previous score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Cleaner stored over deli paper. Do not store chemicals over food or food contact items. Moved. Corrected on site. Clean under drink cabinet.

Tacos Tu Go

807 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 94

Previous score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed unapproved insecticide stored in kitchen. Only use pesticides that are preapproved for use in restaurants. Item discarded. Corrected on site.

City Park School

405 School St.

Current score: 89

Previous score: 91

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Milk at 45.1 degrees, cheese sticks at 48.4 degrees. 49.3 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded; put milk into walk-in cooler. Corrected on site. Chicken bites at 112.4 degrees, chicken fillet at 115 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 135 degrees or higher. Reheated to 165 degrees prior to serving. Corrected on site.

Kumo Japanese Restaurant

1277 N. Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 75

Previous score: 91

Current grade: C

Previous grade: A

Comments: Raw shrimp stored over margarine. Raw eggs stored over avocado. Do not store raw, original foods over ready-to-eat foods. Corrected on site. Cloth bucket does not have enough sanitizer. Maintain 100 parts per million chlorine. Changed out. Corrected on site. Raw shrimp at 45.6 degrees, 64.6 degrees; raw beef at 49 degrees, 48.9 degrees; cream cheese at 49.3 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 41 degrees or lower. Unit temperature turned down. Corrected on site. Food on floor in walk-in. All food must be stored 6 inches up off floor. Corrected on site.

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