Kitchen Inspections - Sept. 1, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 23-Aug.30, 2013.

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.



El Rancho Restaurant, 2415 Dawson Road

Score: 93

Notes: Observed ice bin uncovered when not it use. PIC covered. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed interior of cooler, cooler gaskets, storage shelves, counters, and bottom of prep tables soiled. Discussed routinely cleaning with PIC. New Violation; Observed floors and walls soiled behind/beneath equipment and water heater. Observed hole in wall behind toilet in men’s restroom. Discussed routinely cleaning with PIC, and making necessary repairs. Repeat Violation.

Lemon Grass, 2820 Meredyth Drive

Score: 92

Notes: Observed Ready-to-Eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. New Violation; Observed wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Papa John’s Pizza, 711-G N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed sanitizer at 3-comp sink too strong; sink was refill to proper amt of sanitizer Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will have fume hood clean New Violation; Observed food containers stacked wet; containers were unstack to allow them to air dry Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed no cold water at prep sink; PIC will have sink repaired New Violation; Observed no lid on trashcan in restroom; PIC will provide a lid for trashcan New Violation; Observed coving in restroom near toilet needs repairing; PIC will have coving repaired New Violation.


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

Score: 95

Notes: Observed interior of reach in cooler where chicken is kept needs cleaning; employee wipe down interior of cooler Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed exterior of drink machines needs cleaning; employee wipe exterior of drink machines Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Ruby Tuesday, 2626 Dawson Road

Score: 91

Notes: Dish machine final rinse 160 degrees F, no chemical sanitizer. Discussed proper final rinse temperatures. New Violation; No consistent date marking procedure (chicken, shrimp). Discussed proper date marking procedures. New Violation; Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Discussed stacking in single layer/pyramid. New Violation.


Albany State University/Subway, 301 Old Radium Springs Road

Score: 98

Notes: Equipment and utensils not properly air dried. Discussed stacking in single layers or pyramid. Repeat Violation.

Albany Technical College/Titan’s Cafe, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 99

Notes: Observed pans stacked wet and observed employee drying equipment with towel. New Violation.

Century Pines Senior Retirement Community/ Evergreen Assistant Living, 2823 Gillionville Road

Score: 97

Notes: Observed faucet leaking at 3-comp sink; PIC will inform manager New Violation; Observed floor beneath stove needs cleaning; PIC will have employee mop floor New Violation; Observed floor beneath stove needs cleaning; PIC will have employee mop floor New Violation.

New Red Wok, 1007 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 85

Notes: Observed shrimp, crab ragoon, dumplings, chicken, pork, and vegetables uncovered in the upright freezer, walk-in freezer, and walk-in cooler. PIC covered items. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed build up of mold in nozzle of tea urn. New Violation; Observed chicken in walk in cooler not properly date marked. Repeat Violation; Observed chicken in walk-in cooler in deep pans and tightly covered. PIC removed covers on pants to allow heat to escape and food to cool. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.


Lake Park Elementary, 605 Meadowlark Drive

Score: 88

Notes: Observed a pan of cooked beef & brocolli which had not cooled within the required six hour period. Person in Charge discarded the food. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed wiping cloths stored in red bucket quaternary ammonia sanitizer at a concentration below required level (100 ppm). Person in charge will have the sanitizer level adjusted. New Violation.

Lamar Reese Elementary, 1215 Lily Pond Road

Score: 96

Notes: Observed sanitizer bucket at a concentration of 400 ppm ammonia. Discussed proper testing and concentrations of sanitizer New Violation; Observed dumpster lid open. PIC closed lid. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed trash located around dumpster. Discussed keeping dumspter area clean with PIC. New Violation.

Locos Grill & Pub, 547 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 94

Notes: Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will have fume hood cleaned New Violation; Observed food scoops with no handles; PIC will replace scoops with a handle New Violation; Observed cutting board needs replacing or resurface @ salad station and chicken station; PIC will have cutting boards replace or resurface New Violation; Observed exterior of drink machine at pick up needs cleaning; employee will wipe down drink machine with wiping cloth New Violation; Observed brooms improperly stored; brooms were removed and stored in an approved manner Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, 3125 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Score: 89

Notes: Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. PIC will put in repair order. Also she put items out of temp on ice bath Repeat Violation.


Cracker Barrel, 1114 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 89

Notes: Observed interior of warmer where biscuits are kept needs cleaning; employee clean warmer with wiping cloth Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed bucket of sanitizer stored on counter near utensils and food; employee moved bucket of sanitizer on bottom self Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed utensils stacked wet; employee unstack utensils to allow them to air dry Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed no lids on trash cans in kitchen area; PIC will provide lids for trash cans New Violation; Observed grease trap with lid open; PIC closed grease trap Corrected On-Site. New Violation.


Jackson’s Soul Food Kitchen, 602 W. Franklin St.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed food items in walk-in cooler greater than 41 degrees in temperature. See temp log. PIC states that green beans, mac and cheese, and other items from Sunday will be discarded. Cooler will be adjusted to cool other items to 41 degrees. New Violation.

J’s Plantation House, 3051 U.S. Highway 82 East.

Score: 100


Hot Wok, 105 E. Franklin St.

Score: 93

Notes: Observed dumplings and spring rolls in chest freezer open. Observed raw chicken in walk-in cooler uncovered. Observed sugar sitting next to handwash sink open. New Violation; Observed bag of sugar and bag of rice stored on the floor. PIC moved the bag of sugar off the floor. New Violation.

Old Mexico, 107 N. Isabella St.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed dish machine without proper concentration of sanitizer. Corrected on site - sanitizer concentration was adjusted and dishes were run through machine again; Observed nozzle of drink dispenser with slight buildup. New Violation.