Whitfield Restaurant Reports for Sept. 8: Acid in bottle marked Clorox; employees with nail polish; 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.

Chelsea's on Thornton

501 S. Thornton Ave.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 98

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Poor water pressure at hand sink when dish machine is running. Hand sink required to have adequate pressure at all times.

Chick-fil-A

1517 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 94

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed metal containers stacked while wet. All items must air dry prior to stacking. Observed single-service articles stored face up. Invert/cover single-service articles to protect food contact surfaces.

Taco Bell

1242 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 98

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed plastic cup being used to dispense seasoning. All utensils used as scoops must have handles and handle cannot come in contact with food.

Wendy's

214 Connector 3

Current score: 98

Previous score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed sandwich wrappers stored face up in dry storage. Store food wrappers covered/inverted to protect food contact surface.

Parker's Restaurant

2800 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 97

Previous score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Must keep Certified Food Safety Manager certification, food service permit and choking poster in customer area. Observed caulk at dish machine in need of replacement. Replace with smooth, raised bead that won't hold water. Observed fan covers in walk-in cooler/freezer with accumulations. Keep clean and free of accumulations. Observed several floor tiles in need of replacement and threshold to walk-in cooler in need of repair. Must keep floors smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable.

Bob's Burgers

3356 S. Dixie Highway

Current score: 96

Previous score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed wipe cloths sitting on table/countertops. Observed ceiling tiles and vents with dust accumulations. Keep ceiling times clean. Floor in kitchen and back area needs re-sealing.

Taco Bell

1509 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 95

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Employee drink without a lid. Drinks must have lid and straw. Discarded. Corrected on site. Clean lids of bulk containers (mold).

Sonic

1369 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 94

Previous score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Dicer had food buildup. Clean food contact items to sight and touch. Corrected by washing. Corrected on site. Clean floors under equipment; clean cooler, etc.

G&G's Catering

1109 N. Hamilton St.

Current score: 92

Previous score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: No Certified Food Safety Manager on staff. CFSM is required. Must have CFSM by Sept. 8. Bottom of cooler very rusty. Paint cooler with non-toxic paint. Ansul system out of date. Service Ansul. Ceiling tiles must be smooth; vinyl-coated tiles.

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

1331 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 92

Previous score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Acid in bottle marked Clorox. Put correct chemical in correctly labeled bottle. Do not switch chemicals around. Corrected on site. Torn cooler gaskets; replace gaskets. Using condiment cup to scoop; use scoop with handles. Wall damaged; repair wall. Personal items on cans of food. Employees must have place to store personal items.

Starbucks

1365 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 92

Previous score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous grade: A

Comments: Establishment unable to provide employee health agreement. All employees must read and sign. Re-check on Aug. 12. Thermometers required in all coolers. Post current inspection.

El Pollo Allegre

323 S. Grimes St.

Current score: 90

Previous score: 72

Current grade: A

Previous grade: C

Comments: No sanitizer in cloth bucket. Maintain 100 parts per million chlorine. Changed out. Corrected on site. Gray water system at grill not approved. Gap under cooler door. Front door is not completely self-closing. Close gap and repair front door so it is completely self-closing.

Lalo's To Go

221 W. Cuyler St.

Current score: 87

Previous score: 78

Current grade: B

Previous grade: C

Comments: Cantaloupe water at 72 degrees, sour cream at 46.4 degrees, cheese at 51 degrees. Hold temperature controlled food cold at 41 degrees or lower. Moved. Corrected on site. Gasket torn in walk-in cooler; repair/replace gasket. Grease buildup on ceiling; clean ceiling.

Applebee's

1322 W. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 85

Previous score: 84

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: Three cloth buckets did not have enough sanitizer in them. Maintain 200-300 parts per million. Some food containers had not been properly cleaned. Clean all food surfaces to sight and touch. Corrected on site. Potatoes at 73 degrees after two hours of cooling. Pasta at 42.8 degrees at more than 12 hours cooling. Cool foods to 70 degrees in first two hours and cool to 41 degrees in total of six hours. Discarded. Corrected on site.

Domino's Pizza

222 W. Cuyler St.

Current score: 85

Previous score: 95

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Not all employees have read/signed health policy. All current employees must read and sign this document. Will re-check on Aug. 19. Mozzarella cheese is at 48.2 degrees, chicken chunks at 49.3 degrees, pepperoni at 46 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 41 degrees or lower. Torn cooler gaskets; replace gaskets. Trash can in restroom must be kept closed.

Cremo Drive-In

125 E. Morris St.

Current score: 84

Previous score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed temperature controlled foods hot held at temperatures below 135 degrees. Hot dogs on steam table were at 117 degrees; reheated to 165 degrees. Temperature controlled foods must be hot held at temperatures greater than 135 degrees. Observed lights in kitchen not properly shielded. Plastic tubes around lights were old and torn/broken and some end caps were missing. Lights must be properly shielded. Observed drive-up window still not fully self-closing. Must be fully self-closing or install fly fan/air curtain.

Krystal

301 W. Waugh St.

Current score: 84

Previous score: 95

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: No signed health agreements on site. All employees must read and sign and then have management sign agreement. Re-checked on Aug. 13. Unlabeled chemical bottles. Label all chemical bottles with common, working name of chemical. Corrected on site. Post permit for public view. Clean walls and ceiling. Hot water not working at window hand sink. Several broken floor tiles.

Yoly's Tacos

2505 Antioch Road

Current score: 84

Previous score: 67

Current grade: B

Previous grade: U

Comments: Person In Charge came in from outside and did not wash hands at hand sink before handling equipment at three-compartment sink. Employee drink without a lid or straw. Drinks must have lid and straw. Corrected on site. Employees with nail polish. Husband may not be in trailer until he has his Certified Food Safety Manager certification.

Fortune Cookie

801 E. Walnut Ave. suite J

Current score: 83

Previous score: 84

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: No sanitizer in cloth bucket. Maintain 100 parts per million chlorine. Drink nozzles have mold buildup. Clean nozzles properly. Corrected on site. Cabbage at 55 degrees, lo mein at 55, 50.7 degrees, shell eggs at 55.6 degrees, crab at 46.4 degrees, ham at 47 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods cold at 41 degrees or lower. All discarded. Set thermostat at 35/36 degrees. Corrected on site. Clean utensils put in soiled containers. Put clean utensils in clean container. Corrected on site. Soiled equipment in all compartments of three-compartment sink. use only drainboard and first compartment for soiled items.

Ginja

100 E. Walnut Ave. suite 12

Current score: 83

Previous score: 86

Current grade: B

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed raw pork stored above ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw animal foods must be stored properly below foods that are ready to eat. Item relocated. Corrected on site. Observed kitchen employee preparing food with no hair restraint. Employees must properly wear hair restraints when preparing foods. Old inspection report posted. Must post most recent inspection and also choking poster. Must have sanitizer test strips for sanitizer. None on hand. Women's restroom door still not fully self-closing. Repair self closure on door. Ceiling tiles in kitchen are still acoustical tiles and must be swapped out for tiles that are smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable.

Ann's Place

2499 Abutment Road

Current score: 82

Previous score: 91

Current grade: B

Previous grade: A

Comments: Raw chicken on top of bologna. Do not store raw animal products over/next to ready-to-eat foods. Moved. Raw chicken stored over raw beef. Store meats by cook temperature. Raw chicken always stored below all other foods. Moved. Corrected on site. Mashed potatoes at 47.5 degrees, macaroni and cheese at 49 degrees, raw chicken at 53 degrees. Hold temperature controlled foods at 41 degrees or lower. Discarded. Corrected on site.

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