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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Jan. 19, 2014

Cracker Barrel, located at 1114 N. Westover Blvd., scored a 100 on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

Cracker Barrel, located at 1114 N. Westover Blvd., scored a 100 on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee and County Environmental Health Offices Jan. 9-16, 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

JANUARY 9

Applejax, 1303 E. Broad Ave.

Score: 100

Guangzhou Chinese Restaurant, Inc., 1214 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 60

Notes: Observed no routine monitoring of employee handwashing; Observed no oversight of employees’ routine monitoring of food temperatures during cooling; Observed person in charge not properly training staff as it relates to their assigned duties; Person in charge has acquired a certified food safety manager. New Violation; Observed employee not properly changing gloves and washing hands after handling raw protein food and before washing hands. New Violation; Observed raw protein food (chicken) stored above raw vegetables. Person in charge had containers rearranged and stored properly. New Violation; Observed pans of egg rolls on cook line, walk in cooler and containers of food in reach in freezer not covered. Repeat Violation; Observed cooked noodles and rice improperly cooled within six hour period. New Violation; Observed raw pork thawing submerged without running water. Person in charge had employee place the meat under running water. New Violation; Observed no thermometer on site to monitor food cooking temperatures. New Violation.

Little Whiskey River, 2900 Sylvester Road

Score: 100

JANUARY 10

Alice B. Coachman Elementary, 1425 Oakridge Drive

Score: 97

Notes: Observed wet wiping rags stored on counter. Employee removed rag Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Sherwood Acres Elementary, 2200 Barnesdale Way

Score: 100

JANUARY 13

Council No. 3607, Inc., 2009 Gillionville Road

Score: 92

Notes: Obtain a CFSM; PIC will sign up for class New Violation; Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will have fume hood New Violation.

Los Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant, 603 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 98

Notes: Observed pan/utensils stored right side up and not properly air-dried. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface (Small Refrigerator Gasket). New Violation.

Rooster’s, 2901 Meredyth Drive

Score: 87

Notes: Observed no hand soap at front handsink and handsink in back near prep sink; employee provided hand soap at handsinks Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed food stored uncovered in reach in cooler; discussed covering food items to protect from contamination Repeat Violation; Observed chlorine not dispensing at dishwasher; employee replaced chlorine bucket with new bucket of chlorine Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed meat slice with food residue on blades; discussed routine cleaning of equipment with PIC Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed interior of microwave needs cleaning; employee clean interior of microwave with wiping cloth Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed interior of reach in cooler needs cleaning; discussed routine cleaning of equipment with PIC New Violation; Observed cutting boards at steam table and make table with deep grooves and cuts preventing board from being properly cleaned; PIC will inform owner Repeat Violation; Observed gaskets on reach in cooler needs replacing; PIC will inform owner New Violation; Observed gaskets on cold holding units needs cleaning; discussed routine cleaning with PIC New Violation; Observed dumpster lid open; employee closed lid on dumpster Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

JANUARY 14

Albany State University/Pizza Hut Express, 504 College Drive

Score: 96

Notes: Observed no handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Observed no handwashing sign provided at unisex bathroom also used by the food employees. Discussed providing handwashing signs at all sinks used by food employees. Repeat Violation; Observed no lid provided for trash cans in unisex restrooms. (Repeat Violation); Discussed with CFSM providing lid for trash cans. Repeat Violation.

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

Score: 100

Billy Boy’s/Base of Operation, 2317 E. Broad St.

Score: 100

Billy Boy’s Wings & BBQ, 2317 E. Broad Ave.

Score: 90

Notes: Must obtain a CFSM; PIC will resign up for class New Violation; Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will have fume hood clean Repeat Violation.

Cracker Barrel, 1114 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 100

Sowega Council on Aging, 311 Pine Ave.

Score: 82

Notes: Observed raw shell eggs stored above raw vegetables in walk in cooler. Person in charge had eggs and vegetables rearranged. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed canned vegetables, prepped on day of observation and stored in refrigerator, not cooling properly to reach 41 degrees Fahrenheit within four hours. Person in charge had pinto beans storage adjusted with an ice bath and rapid cooling in freezer Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Locos Grill & Pub, 547 N. Westover Blvd.

Score: 96

Notes: Observed some slime buildup on the top of the ice machine. Observed some old food residue on the back side of the slicer. New Violation.

Subway, 262 Cordele Road

Score: 96

Notes: Observed some slime buildup on the top of the ice machine. Observed some old food residue on the back side of the slicer. New Violation.

JANUARY 15

Captain D’s, 1902 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 92

Notes: Observed food uncovered in reach in cooler; employee covered food containers Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will inform manager New Violation; Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit; PIC will inform owner to have reach in cooler check Repeat Violation; Observed trashcans containing food w/o a lid; employee placed lids on trashcans Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed tile along wall near dish machine and prep sink needs repaired; PIC will inform owner New Violation.

Empire Chinese Restaurant, 2418 Sylvester Road, Site 6

Score: 96

Notes: Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Observed mop bucket stored in front of sink blocking access to sink. New Violation.

La Fuente, 2000 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 81

Notes: Observed food uncovered in reach in cooler; employee covered food containers Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed fume hood needs cleaning; PIC will inform manager New Violation; Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit; PIC will inform owner to have reach in cooler check Repeat Violation; Observed trashcans containing food without a lid; employee placed lids on trashcans Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed tile along wall near dish machine and prep sink needs repaired; PIC will inform owner New Violation.

Subway, 202 Oakridge Drive, Site G

Score: 96

Notes: Observed no handwashing sign provided at a handsink in either bathroom used by food service employees. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed rodent activity as evidence by droppings under the cabinets beneath the microwave and oven. New Violation.

Triple Diamond Lounge, 1009 E. Clark Ave.

Score: 100

JANUARY 16

Cookie Shoppe, 115 N. Jackson St.

Score: 100

LEE

Chick-Fil-A, 1202 Hwy. 19 S.

Score: 100