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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 8, 2013

Dairy Queen, located at 1804 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., received an “A” on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

Dairy Queen, located at 1804 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., received an “A” on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 26 - Dec. 4.

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.

DOUGHERTY

NOVEMBER 26

Tropical Taste Restaurant, 231 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 100

DECEMBER 2

Dairy Queen, 1804 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 93

Notes: Observed interior of microwave soiled; PIC will have employee clean microwave New Violation; Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will have fume hood clean New Violation; Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination; discuss with PIC storing single service in a manner to protect them form contamination New Violation; Observed handsink in back near ice machine cold water not working; PIC will have sink repaired New Violation.

T-Bones Wings & Things, 1905 S. Madison St.

Score: 97

Notes: Observed multiple wet wiping cloths stored without sanitizer buckets. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Wendy’s, 1714 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 100

DECEMBER 3

China Garden USA, 2719 Dawson Road

Score: 90

Notes: Observed no Certified Food Manager for establishment. Discussed obtaining new certification by April 2014. Repeat Violation; Observed utensils being washed and rinsed but not properly sanitized before use. New Violation.

Justa Smokin/Mobile Unit, 840 Pine Avenue

Score: 83

Notes: No Certified Food Manager for establishment; Discussed with PIC about getting a CFSM Repeat Violation; No Certified Food Manager for establishment; Discussed with PIC about getting a CFSM Repeat Violation; Observed evidence of employee smoking in food preparation or other non-designated area; Discussed with PIC employees must have a designated area for smoking and for storing tobacco products New Violation; Observed interior of microwave soiled; PIC clean interior of microwave Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed griddle needs cleaning; PIC cleaned griddle Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink.Discussed keeping hot water on at all times Repeat Violation.

Justa Smokin Barbeque/Base of Operation, 840 Pine Avenue

Score: 100

Peaceful Manor Retirement Home, 2905 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Score: 88

Notes: Observed no disposable hand towels at hand washing sink. Observed no trash can to collect towels at hand washing sink. New Violation; Observed bulk containers of raw ingredients not labeled with the common name of the product. New Violation; Observed no thermometer in refrigerator or freezers. Person in charge will notify the establishment owner. New Violation; Observed raw wood dunnage racks in pantry in need of painting and sealing. Person in charge will notify establishment owner. New Violation; Observed floor mounted freezer not installed on 6 inch legs or on castors or sealed to floor. Person in charge will notify establishment owner. New Violation; Observed meat slicer blade rusted. Person in charge will notify establishment owner. New Violation; Observed non ANSI approved refrigerator in use. Person in charge will notify establishment owner. New Violation; Observed drain pipe of three compartment sink not properly mounted (cinder block used for elevation). Person in charge will notify establishment owner. New Violation; Observed no disposable hand towels at restroom sink. Person in charge will notify the dietitian. New Violation; Observed walk in cooler floor surface consists of a raw unsealed concrete. Person in charge will notify establishment owner. New Violation; Observed base tile in need of repair. Observed tile on patio outside of back door in need of repair. Observed floor entering into walk in cooler in need of repair. Observed floor tile grout in need of repair. New Violation.

Pepi Food Service, 512 Liberty Expressway

Score: 100

DECEMBER 4

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

Score: 96

Notes: Observed white and yellow flour stored in bins that were reverse labeled. Person in charge will have the bins properly labeled. New Violation; Observed non food grade container used to store flour. Person in charge will obtain food grade container. New Violation; Observed floor mounted equipment not elevated on 6 inch legs or installed on castor wheels or sealed to floor. New Violation; Observed no sanitizer test strips available. Person in charge will find his supply or buy a new supply. New Violation.

Krystal, 713 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed buildup on inside of ice machine. PIC cleaned the ice machine. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Little Caesar’s Pizza, 1100 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed trays stacked wet and not properly air-dried. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed hot water not working at handsink in kitchen. Faucet has leak. Employees are shutting of water to conserve water. PIC will inform owner again. Repeat Violation.

Phoebe North, 2000 Palmyra Road

Score: 97

Notes: Observed bent cans still stored in same area as regular cans in the dry storage area. Returned can good area was empty. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

LEE

NOVEMBER 26

Waffle House, 1608 U.S. Highway 19 S.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed cut tomatoes at 50 degrees in bowl near the prep area. Manager corrected violation by discarding tomatoes in the trash. New Violation.

DECEMBER 4

San Joe’s Mex. Grill, 285 U.S. Hwy. 19 S.

Score: 94

Notes: Person in Charge did not demonstrate knowledge of food safety concerns regarding kitchen operations. PIC was a waitress named D Valencia. New Violation; Observed knife in use stored between prep hot food bar and prep cooler. PIC had employee move knife to 3-comp sink. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation.