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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 23, 2014

Mellow Mushroom, located at 2825 Nottingham Way, received an “A” on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

Mellow Mushroom, located at 2825 Nottingham Way, received an “A” on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee Environmental Health Offices Feb. 12 through 19.

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.

FEBRUARY 12

Little Caesar’s Pizza, 2211 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 95

Notes: Observed both sanitizer buckets storing wet rags with no sanitizer in the water. New Violation; Observed equipment (containers) stacked wet on shelves across from 3 compartment sink. Repeat Violation.

FEBRUARY 13

Freeze Frozen Yogurt Inc., 629 N. Westover Blvd., Site C

Score: 100

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, 2825 Nottingham Way

Score: 95

Notes: Observed multiple food items stored in walk in freezer on the ground. PIC moved items to shelf. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed two wiping cloths stored wet and out of sanitizer bucket. PIC removed items. Also observed sanitizer bucket under bar without any sanitizer. PIC replaced sanitizer water. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed utensils for salad prep stored in stagnant water. PIC replaced utensils. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed plastic pans stacked wet on shelved by dish pit. New Violation; Observed no test strips located at the facility. New Violation.

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2701 Dawson Road

Score: 99

Notes: Observed wet stacked dishes; PIC had employee unstacked utensils to air dry Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

FEBRUARY 14

Merry Acres Middle School, 1601 Florence Drive

Score: 93

Notes: Observed fume hood needs cleaning; discuss routine cleaning of fume hood with CFSM New Violation; Observed cloth sanitizer too strong; sanitizer was refill to proper strength. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Starbucks Coffee, 417 Third Ave., P.O. Box 1828

Score: 100

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FEBRUARY 13

Dot’s Country Kitchen, 113 Main St., Smithville

Score: 96

Notes: Observed a container of cooked pork chops in refrigerator without a date mark. Manager corrected violation by writing date mark on top of cover. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Sonja’s Kitchen, 127 Stanton Drive, P.O. Box 2

Score: 100

FEBRUARY 17

Leesburg Express (Noble Romans), 275 U.S. Highway 19 S.

Score: 100

Phoebe Putney Healthworks / Juice Bar, 311 Third Ave.

Score: 100

Subway, 1103 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 94

Notes: Observed a personal beverage in walk in freezer; employee removed item. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed no inspection report posted at drive thru window. Discussed posting most recent inspection at drive thru. New Violation; Observed food containers stacked wet; discussed letting containers air dry before stacking. New Violation.

Wing Dixie & Deli, 2601 Dawson Road, Site B4

Score: 93

Notes: Observed no soap in employee restroom. Repeat Violation; Observed no paper towels at the employee restroom sink and the sink by the reach-in cooler. PIC replaced paper towels. New Violation; Observed both seals of walk-in cooler and freezer torn and in need of repair. New Violation.

FEBRUARY 18

BJ’s Buffet and Bakery, 2401 Dawson Road

Score: 99

Notes: Observed some food buildup underneath the shelves in the dry storage unit; Observed floor between walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer with tiles cracked and missing. New Violation; Observed bulbs in vent hood not covered or shielded. New Violation.

Logan’s Roadhouse, 1200, N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 100

Marco’s Pizza, 2818 Old Dawson Road, Site 9

Score: 92

Notes: Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature; discuss with PIC using an approved thawing method, New Violation; Observed fruit and vegetable sink being used for purposes other than washing fruits and vegetables; PIC removed items from sink, Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed no lid on trashcan in restroom; PIC will provide a lid for trashcan Repeat Violation; Observed no self-closing on restdoor; PIC will inform owner New Violation.

Morningside of Albany Food Service, 1721 Beattie Road

Score: 100

Subway, 1404 N. Jefferson St.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed dish wash area hand wash sink not provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder or bar soap. Person in charge provided a supply of soap for the sink. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed the food service permit not prominently displayed at all times. Person in charge found permit and posted it. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed washed utensils not properly air dried prior to storage. Person in charge notified of air drying requirements. New Violation; Observed single service items (salad bowls) stored unprotected while on display at food service counter. Person in charge had items inverted. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed soiled bread storage liner holding pan stored on top of hand washing sink instead of dirty dish drain board. Person in charge had pan removed, washed, rinsed and sanitized. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed door jamb between sandwich prep line and kitchen area damaged with open seams, exposing the wood frame underneath the covering. Person in charge has a maintenance order in place. New Violation.

FEBRUARY 19

Golden Corral, 2524 Archwood Drive

Score: 88

Notes: Observed fume hood above fryers needs cleaning; General manager will have fume hood cleaned New Violation; Observed wiping cloth sanitizer not at proper strength; sanitizer was refilled to proper strength Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed last inspection report not posted; inform GM most current inspection must be displayed New Violation; Observed cutting board at cold hold area needs replacing; GM will have cutting board replaced New Violation; Observed hot water not working at handsink near hot food area; GM will have sink repaired New Violation; Observed covering along wall needs repairing; GM will have covering repaired, New Violation.