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Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 11, 2014

Weekly report on health inspections of restaurants and kitchens in metro Albany

Taco Bell, located at 1505 N. Slappey Blvd., received a perfect score on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

Taco Bell, located at 1505 N. Slappey Blvd., received a perfect score on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 1-7, 2014.

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(229) 438-3943 .

DOUGHERTY

AUG. 1

Burger King, 1501 Radium Springs Road

Score: 87

Notes: Observed chicken breasts and bacon above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. PIC discarded items. PIC had temperature of cooler turned down. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed tomatoes in walk in cooler that were above 41 degrees Fahrenheit and were not labeled with a time to be used as a health control. Employee labeled items. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed utensils in the vegetable sink. Employee removed items. Discussed uses of vegetable sink with PIC. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed trash can in ladies restroom with no lid and dumpster door open. Discussed covering receptacles with PIC. New Violation.

AUG. 4

Cracker Barrel, 1114 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed ice cream stored uncovered in freezer. PIC removed items. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Second Harvest of South Georgia “Kids Cafe,” 3011 Clark Ave.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed raw shell eggs stored above ready to eat foods. Employee moved items. Discussed hierarchy of storage with PIC. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

AUG. 5

Blue Moon Yogurt Co., 2601 Dawson Road, Site A-16

Score: 92

Notes: Observed some slime build up on the deflector of the ice machine. New Violation; Observed boxes of fries and donuts stored on floor of walk-in freezer. New Violation; Observed cup being used as a scoop in popcorn container. Observed scoops with handles laying in the popcorn. Observed ice cream scoop being stored in water at room temp. Observed ice scream scoop being stored in dipper well in water but the dipper well was not running. New Violation.

Dougherty County Jail, 1302 Evelyn Ave.

Score: 100

Impact Sport & Fitness, 2700 Dawson Road

Score: 92

Notes: Observed no certified food safety manager certificate available at the time of inspection. PIC stated the class was taken by another employee. New Violation; Observed utensils being washed but not put into a sanitizer solution. Discussed washing, rinsing, and sanitizing with the person in charge. New Violation.

Jackson’s Catering, 228 Tremont Ave.

Score: 100

Great Wall, 2800 Old Dawson Road, Site 9

Score: 93

Notes: Observed a large bowl on top of the hand washing sink. PIC removed the bowl. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed the sanitizer concentration in the wiping cloth buckets was too strong. PIC made fresh sanitizer. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Mel’s Bar, 1408 W. Broad Ave.

Score: 100

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2701 Dawson Road

Score: 100

AUG. 6

Crazy Buffet, 244 Cordele Road, Site 113

Score: 90

Notes: Observed sanitizer at dish machine not dispensing proper amount; PIC will have dish machine checked. New Violation. Observed interior of microwave and ice machine needs cleaning; discuss routine cleaning with PIC. New Violation. Observed sanitizer too strong in cloth solution. PIC refilled sanitizer to proper strength. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. Observed food scoops not stored with handle up. Employee stored food scoops with handle up. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. Observed gasket torn in reach in cooler on cold hold unit. PIC will have gasket repaired. New Violation. Observed plastic container used as a food scoop with no handle.Informed PIC food scoop must have a handle. New Violation. Observed no lids on trashcans in kitchen containing food. PIC will have lids placed on trash cans. New Violation.

Regional Youth Development Center, 2030 Newton Road

Score: 100

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

Score: 99

Notes: Observed stove top burners rusted, and gaskets on coolers also rusting. Discussed replacing with PIC. New Violation.

AUG. 7

Sonny’s, 1900 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 87

Notes: Observed sanitizer at 3-compartment sink not at proper strength. Employee refilled sanitizer to proper strength. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. Observed interior of reach in coolers and reach in freezer needs cleaning. Discussed routine cleaning with CFSM. New Violation. Observed chemical bottle stored next to BBQ sauce and utensils. CFSM removed chemical bottle. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. Observed cloth sanitizer not at proper strength. CFSM refilled cloth sanitizer to proper strength. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. Observed small cups being used as food scoops. Informed CFSM food scoops must have handles and CFSM also removed small cups. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. Observed trash cans containing food with no lid. Informed CFSM trash cans containing food must have a lid. New Violation. Observed dust built up on vents and ceiling. Discussed routine cleaning with CFSM. New Violation.

Taco Bell, 1505 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 100

LEE

AUG. 6

Riverfront Bar-b-q Mobile, 1533 Highway 19 South.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed several potentially hazardous food items stored at temperatures above 41 degrees F in walk-in cooler and prep cooler (see temp logs). Manager corrected violation by discarding food in trash. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Riverfront #2 Bar-B-Q and Catfish House, 1533 Hwy. 19 S.

Score: 88

Notes: Observed several potentially hazardous food items stored at temperatures above 41 degrees F in walk-in cooler and prep cooler. Manager corrected violation by discarding food in trash. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. No thermometer was observed in prep cooler at cook station. New Violation.

Riverfront Frying Trailer, 1533 Highway 19 South.

Score: 91

Notes: Observed several potentially hazardous food items stored at a temperature above 41 degrees F in walk-in cooler and prep cooler (see temp log). Manager corrected violation by discarding food in trash. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

AUG. 7

Dot’s Country Kitchen, 113 Main St.

Score: 100

Sonja’s Kitchen, 127 Stanton Drive

Score: 100

WORTH

AUG. 1

Jackson’s Soul Food Kitchen, 113 W. Kelly St.

Score: 94

Notes: Observed hand sink not supplied with soap and paper towels. New Violation. Observed plates at serving line stored face up and without cover. New Violation. Observed to-go plates stored on the floor near the serving line. New Violation. Observed floor missing paint and absorbent concrete showing through. Observed filters of hood with grease buildup. New Violation.