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Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 21, 2010

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Office Feb. 8-17.

The department scores on a 100-point scale with a score of 80 or greater considered to be passing.

Businesses and Agencies inspected are required to post score sheets where the public can see them. To contact the health office, call 438-3943.

FEBRUARY 3

Arby's, 1105 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed uncovered food in holding unit -- interior of ice machine needs to be clean.

Honey Baked Ham, 621 N. Westover STE C

Score: 100

Papa John's Pizza, 711 G North WestoverBlvd.

Score: 95

Notes: Observed chemicals stored next to napkins and over veggie sink -- utensils stored and stacked wet.

Sowega Council on Aging, 311 Pine Avenue

Score: 100

Terry Lee's Sandwich Shoppe, 1116A-West Broad Ave.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed no certified food manager for establishment -- food handlers not wearing hair restraints.

FEBRUARY 4

Chick-Fil-A of Albany Mall, 2601 Dawson RD STE C17

Score: 100

Krystal, 2621 Dawson Road

Score: 93

Notes: Chemical sanitizer to strong, food prep employee not wearing proper hair restraint.

FEBRUARY 8

Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 1228 N. Westover

Score: 97

Notes: Observed improper cooling method of chicken at buffet.

Kregg's BBQ, 1401 N. Jefferson St.

Score: 100

Krystal, 713 W. Oglethorpe

Score: 90

Notes: No certified food manager for establishment -- observed food-contact surfaces needs cleaning -- exterior of drink machine needs cleaning -- open Dumpster lid.

Michael's Bar-B-Que, 2319 Gillionville Road

Score: 93

Notes: Interior of ice machine unclean with mold buildup -- wiping cloths stored on counters.

Taco Bell, 1505 N. Slappey

Score: 99

Notes: Observed unclean lids stored with clean utensils.

FEBRUARY 9

Hilton Garden Inn Albany/Food Service, 101 S. Front

Score: 94

Notes: Observed encrusted, soiled material on drink nozzles -- pink mold in the interior of ice machine -- trash can without lid in unisex employee bathroom -- no paper towels provided in employee restsroom -- repair/seal opening in wall behind mop sink.

Hot Dog King Midtown, 1001 Pine Ave.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed reach in cooler needs cleaning -- gaskets with slimy/mold-like buildup -- dust buildup on ceiling tiles.

Ruby Tuesday, 2626 Dawson Road

Score: 97

Notes: Utensils stored handles down -- trashcan in kitchen containing food uncovered.

FEBRUARY 10

El Vaquero, 2700 Dawson Road

Score: 90

Notes: Cheese cold holding above 41 degrees -- trash cans containing food uncovered.

Oglethorpe Lounge, 825 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed no handsoap or paper towels at handsink -- mold buildup inside storage bin of ice machine -- no water available to first sink basin of 3 compartment sink -- hot water not available to handsinks and 3 compartment sink.

Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, 304 2nd Avenue

Score: 96

Notes: No certified food manager for establishment.

Salvation Army/Mobile Unit, 304 W. 2nd Avenue

Score: 96

Notes: No certified food manager for establishment.

The Chop Shop, 2238 Palmyra Road

Score: 87

Notes: Must obtain a certified food safety manager -- observed interior of microwave needs cleaning -- fume hood needs cleaning -- reach in cooler needs cleaning -- no copy of latest inspection report -- no paper towels in womens restsroom -- self closer missing on restroom door -- missing tile in kitchen.

Tokyo Japanese Steak House, 2724 Dawson Road

Score: 97

Notes: Observed single use straws stored unwrapped -- trash cans uncovered containing food residue.

FEBRUARY 11

Albany Middle School, 1700 Cordell Avenue

Score: 96

Notes: Observed pink mold in the interior of ice machine.

Applebee's Neighborhood Girll & Pub, 637 Westover Blvd.

Score: 89

Notes: Food stored uncovered in walk in cooler -- wiping cloths stored on counter and not in sanitizing bucket -- no permit posted -- utensils stored handle down.

Benchwarmer Bar, 2422 Sylvester Road

Score: 99

Notes: Observed bathroom doors left open other than during cleaning or maintenance -- bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors -- observed garbage on the ground an/or pad around dumpster -- open Dumpster lid.

Checkers, 110 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 97

Notes: Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair -- gaskets with slimy/mold like buildup -- walk in cooler floor rusted.

Curt's Sports Zone, 703 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 78

Notes: Observed no soap and papertowels at hand sink -- interior of beverage ice chest at bar in need of cleaning -- shelves and bottom floor of reach in cooler soiled -- storage shelf under prep table with flaking paint and flaking shelf paper -- can of spray paint stored on shelf above 3 compartment sink stored with cleansers -- spoiled lemons stored in reach in cooler -- vegetable sink soiled -- inspection report not posted within 15 feet of entrance -- no handwashing signs posted at employee hand sinks -- water leak on cold water faucet of utility sink -- leaking drain pope on 3 compartment sink -- no soap, paper towels, toilet paper in restrooms -- outdoor garbage dumpster is open -- no self closing device on back door -- no self closing device on men's restroom door.

Ole Times Country Buffet, 2101 Dawson Road STE A

Score: 96

Notes: Observed personal drinking not out of a cup with a lid and straw.

Sylvandale Elementary, 1520 Cordell Avenue

Score: 90

Notes: Observed hot water sanitizing rinse at 3 compartment sink lees than 171 degrees -- wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses -- repair walk in cooler to stop water drippage onto floor.

FEBRUARY 15

All American Fun Park, 2608 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 100

Darton College Cafeteria/Valley Services Inc., 2400 Gillionville Road

Score: 97

Notes: No hair restraint of food prep employee.

House of Yuan, 1514 North Slappey

Score: 91

Notes: Observed uncovered food in walk in freezer -- fume hood with grease and/or soil deposits -- wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses -- cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable -- floors under equipment needs cleaning.

Sonic Drive-In, 519 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Wiping cloths stored on counter and not in sanitizing bucket -- trash cans in kitchen with food uncovered -- light unshielded in walk in cooler.

St. Clare's Evangelization Community Center, 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Score: 100

Taco Bell #6912, 1908 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Manager lacking proof of Food Manger Certification.

FEBRUARY 16

American Legion Post 30, 2916 Gillionville Road

Score: 96

Notes: No CFSM.

Dunbar's Grill & Soulfood, 1104 W. Gordon Ave.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed interior of reach in cooler needs cleaning -- interior of microwave soiled -- fume hood needs cleaning -- no handwash sign posted in restroom -- utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container -- food scoop with no handle -- equipment soiled with accumulated grease.

El Maya II, 2800 Old Dawson Road

Score: 91

Notes: Ice stored uncovered at bar -- RTE pat not date marked in walk in cooler -- trash cans in kitchen containing food without lids.

Hardee's, 2324 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 93

Notes: Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing -- wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength.

Imagination Theater, 117 Pine Avenue

Score: 100

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1723 E. Oglethrope Blvd.

Score: 84

Notes: No employee health plan on file -- cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees or above -- wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength.

Michael's Chicken and Waffle, 1926 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Score: 90

Notes: No certified Food Manager for establishment -- observed fume hood needs cleaning -- leak at 3 compartment sink leaking.

Sonny's, 1900 N. Slappey

Score: 89

Notes: Observed torn packages/bags of food exposing the contents to contamination -- interior of microwave soiled -- cloth sanitizer not at proper strength -- utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container -- cutting board needs repair or replace -- exterior of drink machine needs cleaning -- gaskets with slimy/mold like build up.

FEBRUARY 17

Hooter's of Albany, 2817 Old Dawson Road

Score: 94

Notes: Food stored uncovered at prep/cook area -- leak under sink at 3 compartment sink in bar area.

Jimmie's Hot Dogs, 204 S. Jackson St.

Score: 97

Notes: Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses -- wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution too strong.

Little Havana, 717 North Westover STE B

Score: 97

Notes: No thermometer in refrigerator upfront.

Mrs. Bea's Soul Food, 1626 E. Broad Ave.

Score: 96

Notes: No Certified Food Manager for establishment.