Kitchen inspections for July 29, 2012

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices July 18-24.

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. To contact the health office, call (229) 438-3943.


July 18

Arcadia Baptist Church, 1214 N. Jackson St.

Score: 100

Benchwarmer Bar, 2422 Sylvester Road

Score: 98

Notes: Observed restroom not enclosed with self closures, owner will be notified that self closures are needed. Repeat Violation.

Dismuke’s Pool Hall, 1209 N. Slappey

Score: 100

Hip Hop Fish & Chicken, 1400 N. Slappey

Score: 98

Notes: Observed inverted milk crates used as shelving in cooler, use shelving that allows food items to be stored six inches from floor and allows cleaning beneath shelves. Repeat Violation.

Taco Bell, 1505 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 99

Notes: Observed single service lids stored on consumer self service area in a manner that allows contamination, store lids so that food/lip contact surfaces are protected, corrected on-site. New Violation.

Tay’s, 326 Mock Road

Score: 90

Notes: Observed interior of reach in cooler needs cleaning, manager remove items and clean interior of reach in cooler, corrected on-site. Repeat violation; observed chest freezer needs replacing, manager will replace chest freezer. Repeat violation; observed gasket on reach in cooler needs cleaning, manager will clean gaskets. Repeat violation; observed no lid on trash can in restroom, manager will provide trash can that has a lid. Repeat violation; observed walls in kitchen needs cleaning, manager stated walls in kitchen will be repainted but until then he will clean them during non-operating hours. Repeat violation.

July 23

Carter’s Banquet Facilities, 317 Highland Ave.

Score: 100

Little Red Dog House, 821 W. Broad Ave.

Score: 96

Notes: No handwash sign provided at employee handsink, provide handwash sign as needed. New violation; observed drive-through window left open during non-use periods, keep closed when not in use or install self closure, corrected on-site. New violation.

Traveler Inn & Suites, 414 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 92

Notes: Room 3, provide ice buckets/liners as needed; room 7, repair toilet; room 9, provide toilet paper in all rooms.

July 24

Bayou’s 411 Philema Road

Score: 100

Carter’s Grill, 321 W. Highland Ave.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed interior of microwave needs cleaning; clean microwave with wiping cloth, corrected on-site. Repeat violation; observed fume hood needs cleaning, will have fume hood clean at end of shift. New Violation; observed gasket on warmer needs repairing, will have gasket repaired. New Violation; observed fan in walk in cooler with dust built up, will clean fan. New Violation; observed cardboard down on kitchen floor; cardboard was removed from kitchen floor, corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Empire Chinese Restaurant, 2418 Sylvester Road

Score: 89

Notes: Observed bags of rice open, employee sealed bags of rice to prevent contamination. New violation; observed frozen chicken being thawed at room temp, informed must use an approved thawing method. New violation; observed wiping cloth not stored in sanitizer, employee fill bucket with sanitizer and place wiping cloth inside. New violation; observed bowl being used as a scoop in rice, employee replace bowl with a food scoop. New violation.

Popeye’s 1401 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 94

Notes: Observed utensils stacked wet, allow utensils to air dry before stacking, corrected on-site. Repeat violation; observed single service cup used as food scoop, food scoops must have handle, corrected on-site. New violation; observed drain covers missing; replace as needed. New violation; paper towels not provided in men’s restroom, provide paper towels as needed, corrected on-site. New violation; observed ceiling tile missing in mop/utility area, replace by next routine inspection. New violation.

Xtreme Hot Wings, 1905 S. Madison St.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed no sanitize step in manual dish wash procedure, must wash, rinse, and sanitize, corrected on-site. New violation; observed soiled cloths stored on table shelf, remove from shelf. New violation; observed shelving beneath table soiled, clean as needed. New violation; observed trash on ground around dumpster, clean as needed; New violation.


July 23

Philly Connection, 2831 B Ledo Road

Score: 88

Notes: Observed cut tomatoes, deli meat and cheese cold held above 41 degrees F in prep cooler, manager corrected violation by discarding food product and turning down the thermostat on cooler, corrected on-site. New violation; no thermometer was provided in prep cooler, manager corrected violation by placing a thermometer in cooler, corrected on-site. New violation.


July 20

A Bag to Go, 408 W. Franklin St.

Score: 100