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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Jan. 12, 2014

Businesses and Agencies inspected are required to post score sheets where the public can see them.

El Vaquero, located at 2700 Dawson Road, received an A on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

El Vaquero, located at 2700 Dawson Road, received an A on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Jan. 4-9, 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.

DOUGHERTY

JAN. 4

US 19 Dragway, 1304 Williamsburg Road

Score: 90

Notes: Observed no food cooking thermometer present. Person in charge will notify management to obtain. New Violation; Observed carbonation (nitrous oxide)canister stored in reach in freezer with other food supplies. Person in charge removed canister. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed reach in freezer stored in maintenance area/garage and not within an approved food service establishment area. Person in charge moved the freezer to the food service area. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed no sanitizer test strips on site. Person in charge notified. New Violation; Observed evidence of pest activity. Person in charge had the areas cleaned and will contact a pest control operator. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

JAN. 6

Benchwarmer Bar, 2422 Sylvester Road

Score: 100

China East - Po’s Sub Sandwiches, 1719 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 97

Notes: Observed bowl being used as a food scoop; employee removed bowl from food containers Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed equipment needs cleaning; discuss with PIC routine cleaning of equipment New Violation; Observed floor beneath and between equipment in need of cleaning; discuss with PIC routine cleaning of floors New Violation; Observed covering missing along wall kitchen in dry storage; PIC will have covering replace New Violation.

Hardee’s, 2324 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 87

Notes: Observed frozen chicken and burgers uncovered in the walk in freezer and the reach in freezer. PIC covered items. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed buildup on shelves in walk-in cooler. Clean by the end of the day. New Violation; Observed two containers of sliced tomatoes above cold hold temperature. PIC put items on ice bath. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed hot dogs below proper hot holding temperature. PIC turned up the hot hold station. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

New Red Wok, 1007 S. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 80

Notes: Observed food service employees not washing hands before handling food. Discussed handwashing procedure with person in charge. New Violation; Observed raw shrimp an cold holding egg rolls cold holding above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Person in charge put shrimp on ice and placed a time limit of no more than 4 hours to use products. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed most recent inspection report not posted in drive thru or prominently displayed in restaurant. Person in charge notified to post current report. Observed food service permit not displayed. New Violation; Observed vegetable sink inaccessible. Person in charge notified to keep sink maintained. New Violation; Observed worn/rusting shelves of prep tables. Person in charge notified to repair. And walk in cooler (shelves) New Violation; Observed plastic walk in cooler temperature maintenance door hanging strips soiled. Person in charge notified to clean. New Violation.

JAN. 7

El Vaquero, 2700 Dawson Road

Score: 93

Notes: Observed chemical spray bottles not labeled with common name of chemical. Repeat Violation; Observed a bowl being used as a scoop in the bulk sugar container. New Violation.

Steak & Shake, 718 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 89

Notes: Observed fume hood above grill needs cleaning; discuss routine cleaning with PIC New Violation; Observed interior of microwave needs cleaning; PIC had employee wipe down interior of microwave New Violation; Observed syrup dispensers at shake station needs cleaning; discuss routine cleaning of syrup dispensers with PIC New Violation; Observed wiping cloth quaternary ammonium sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength; employee refill cloth solutions to proper strength Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed wrong inspection score posted; Inform PIC most current inspection report must be posted New Violation; Observed exterior of drink machine at drive thru needs cleaning; employee wipe exterior of drink machine. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed cold water not working at handsink in back near dishwashing area; PIC will have sink repaired New Violation.

JAN. 8

El Rancho Restaurant, 2415 Dawson Road

Score: 85

Notes: Observed rice and beans in the refrigerators @ 12pm that was cooked around 8pm the night before with a temperature of 51 degrees. Everything else in cooler was below 41 degrees. PIC removed foods from service 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. Repeat Violation; Observed no hot water available at the hand washing sink. 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.

Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings, 2801 Pointe North Blvd.

Score: 97

Notes: Observed food stored in the walk-in freezer on unapproved devices. PIC moved food items to approved shelving. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed wet wiping cloth stored on counter. PIC put wiping cloth in sanitizer bucket. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

JAN. 9

Dougherty High School, 1800 Pearce Ave.

Score: 100

Flint River/George Ort Clubhouse, 2000 McAdams Road

Score: 100

Jackson’s Catering, 228 Tremont Ave.

Score: 100

WORTH

JAN. 6

Lee’s Chinese Buffet, 628 E. Franklin St.

Score: 81

Notes: Observed egg rolls, crab sala, pork, sweet and sour chicken and other food items in the reach-in cooler not covered. Repeat Violation; Observed sweet and sour chicken and seafood rolls on hot bar that were less than 135 degrees (see temp log). Food will be discarded at 2 pm. New Violation; Observed sweet and sour chicken in walk-in cooler that was cooked on 1/5/14 at about 9 pm. When checked at 1 pm on 1/6/14, the temp was 49 degrees. PIC repanned chicken to shallow pans and put uncovered into the Walk-in to cool down to 41 degrees. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed bucket of soy sauce and bulk container of monosodium glutamate that were stored on the floor in the kitchen. New Violation; Observed cardboard box lids in the vegetable sink. PIC removed lids so that sink was accessible. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed clean pan stored in meat sink. PIC moved pan to proper storage area; Observed pans stacked wet on prep table. New Violation.