Kitchen Inspections for December 2, 2012

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices.

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 (229) 438-3943.



Charlie & Pearl’s Country Fried Chicken, 1610 S. Jefferson St.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed chest freezer door rusted and damaged. Repeat Violation; observed built up grease on fryers and warming lamp, observed built up grease/debris on counter beneath grill. Repeat Violation; observed soap and paper towel missing in customer restroom, no paper towels in employee restroom. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; observed no self closure on employee restroom. Repeat Violation; observed ceiling tile missing/damaged, built up grease/debris on floor and walls. Discussed repairing/replacing ceiling tile as needed and routinely cleaning floor and wall near fryer. Repeat Violation.

Dismuke’s Pool Hall, 1209 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 100

Downtown Bistro DBA Cafe 230

Score: 98

Notes: Observed food particles along inside seal of the ice machine. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Garbage in receptacles not protected from insects and rodents. Tie the trash bags before tossing kitchen waste into the outside receptacle. New Violation.

Xtreme Hot Wings, 1905 S. Madison St.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed ham, turkey, hot dogs held over 24 hours without proper date marking. PIC placed discard dates on food items. New Violation; observed wet cloths stored on counter between use. PIC removed and placed in sanitizer. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; observed no lid on trash can in women’s restroom. New Violation.


Chick-Fil-A at Albany Mall, 2601 Dawson Road

Score: 97

Notes: Observed employee prepping pickles from bulk dispenser container on floor. Person in charge educated employee on proper procedures. New Violation.

Rumba Tropical, 312 Thornton Drive

Score: 98

Notes: Previous inspection report not on display. New Violation; no handwashing sign provided at a handsink in the rest rooms. These rest rooms are also used by food employees. New Violation; no covers observed on the waste receptacles in the female rest room. New Violation.

Sandtrap Lounge/Restaurant, 911 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 99

Notes: Observed Slimy calcium/lime build up on exterior of ice machine; observed Mold build up on flange inside the ice machine. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.


Ronnie’s Rib & Chicken Shack, 1301 Clark Ave.

Score: 97

Notes: Observed food (sugar) stored in bulk container not properly labeled. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.


Arby’s, 1105 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 93

Notes: Observed cheese sticks and chicken strips in freezer uncovered. PIC/Manager covered food items. New Violation; observed no sanitizer in wiping cloth solution. Manager/PIC made new sanitizer solution. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Karen’s Kitchen, Inc., 1112 S. Madison St.

Score: 97

Notes: Observed meat prep in vegetable sink. PIC removed meat, cleaned and sanitized vegetable sink. New Violation.


Billy Boy’s Wings & BBQ, 2317 E. Broad Ave.

Score: 100

Phoebe North, 2000 Palmyra Road

Score: 90

Notes: Observed food (sugar) stored in bulk container not properly labeled. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.


Sonny’s Fish & Chicken/ Hip Hop Fish & Chicken, 1700 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 98

Notes: Food containers require cleaning every 24 hours or as needed. New Violation; observed chicken not cold holding at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below (raw). New Violation; observed cooked chicken not holding hot at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. New Violation; thermometers for food cooking and refrigerator needed. New Violation; observed personal food stored interspersed with restaurant food in walk in cooler. New Violation; observed evidence of smoking in restaurant. New Violation. observed tongs stored in water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. New Violation.observed unapproved containers used as food containers. New Violation; three compartment sink in need of repair. New Violation; observed interior of cooler and walk in cooler shelves in need of cleaning. New Violation; observed restrooms in need of general cleaning. Toilet paper needed in women’s restroom. Urinal in men’s restroom in need of repair. New Violation; observed garbage dumpster lid open attracting heavy amount of flies. New Violation; observed used grease Dumpster area in need of cleaning. New Violation; observed general cleaning of storage room needed and proper storage of items at least 6 inches off of floor on approved shelving. New Violation; observed walls in need of repair with approved material. New Violation; observed lights uncovered. New Violation; observed evidence of pest activity within restaurant. New Violation.


Firehouse Subs, 2416 Dawson Road

Score: 86

Notes: Observed no written employee health policy for review and person in charge (PIC) could not verbally provide policy in entirety. New Violation; observed no hot water at hand washing sinks; observed no soap at hand washing sink next to 3 compartment sink; observed splash guard needed between hand washing sink and 3 compartment sink; observed hand wash sign, soap dispenser, sanitizer dispenser and towel dispenser needs to be removed from hand washing sink not in use in prep area or stock supplies and use sink. New Violation; observed open in use turkey in refrigerator which had been held for 24 hours that did not have a 7 day maximum date of expiration. PIC placed expiration date. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; observed no thermometers provided for reach in coolers containing potentially hazardous food. PIC notified. New Violation; observed food service permit, choking poster and employee hand washing signs (for restrooms) not posted. New Violation; observed bottled beverage cooler not elevated on 6 inch legs or installed on castors or sealed permanently to floor. New Violation; observed leak on middle drain pipe of 3 compartment sink. New Violation; observed garbage dumpster sliding door missing and in need of replacement. New Violation; observed storage room in need of general cleaning and items stored at least 6 inches off of floor on approved shelving; observed interior of self service beverage stations cabinet damaged and in need of repair; observed water leak on mop sink hot water handle. New Violation.


Checkers, 110 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 100

Hip Hop Fish & Chicken, 1400 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 98

Notes: Observed shelving in coolers that do not allow 6 inches from floor for cleaning. Repeat Violation.



Three Squares Diner, 1587 U.S. HWY 19 South

Score: 89

Notes: Observed raw hamburger cooked to 135 degrees F on grill. Manager corrected violation by continuing to cook hamburger to 157 degrees F. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; observed ice scoop handle in direct contact with ice in ice storage bin. Observed ice scoop stored in contact with top of ice machine. Repeat Violation.


Waffle House, 1608 U.S. HWY 19 South

Score: 77

Notes: Observed cook not wash hands or change gloves after cracking and handling raw eggs and before touching cooked bacon from the grill. Cook corrected violation by washing hands and discarding bacon. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; observed rust and/or mold on inside surfaces of ice machine around the plastic plate. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; observed no food identification label on bulk food container of sugar. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; type of thermometer used in establishment was not appropriate for measuring cooking temps of thin food products (beef patties). Repeat Violation.


Swirl, 1210 S. HWY 19

Score: 100


Carters Fried Chicken, 255 Cedric St.

Score: 100

Chili’s, 2821 Ledo Road

Score: 100

J.E. Country Restaurant, 232 Walnut Ave.

Score: 100


Concierge Catering, 2925 Ledo Road

Score: 100