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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 25, 2014

Merry Acres Restaurant, located at 1500 Dawson Road, received an “A” on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

Merry Acres Restaurant, located at 1500 Dawson Road, received an “A” on its recent kitchen inspection. (File photo)

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices May 15-19, 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

MAY 15

Arby’s, 2718 Dawson Road

Score: 90

Notes: Observed no employee health policy. New Violation; Observed sanitizer concentration too weak at three-compartment sink; employee refilled sink. New Violation; Observed faucet leaking at three-compartment sink; Discussed with PIC getting the leak repaired. New Violation.

Red Lobster, 2403 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 77

Notes: Observed employee washing hands in sanitzer bucket. Discussed proper handwashing procedures. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed uncovered employee drink on food prep table. Employee discarded. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed vegetable medley, fish, shrimp, and ice stored uncovered subject to contamination. Manager covered items. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed ice machine soiled (interior). Discussed cleaning at least once every 24 hours. Manager cleaned. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed chlorine sanitizer at 200 ppm, wet cloths on the counter, and sanitizer water dirty. PIC made fresh sanitizer at 100 ppm. Cloths placed in sanitizer. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed utensils stacked wet. Discussed stacking in single layers or pyramid stacking. New Violation; Observed inverted drink crates used as storage shelving in walk in cooler. Discussed approved shelving. New Violation; Observed drain plug missing from dumpster. Discussed replacing drain plug. New Violation; Observed cooler floor (freezer) dirty. Discussed cleaning. New Violation.

MAY 19

Burger King, 2805 N. Slappey Blvd.

Score: 93

Notes: Observed interior of microwave needs cleaning; discuss routine cleaning with manager. New Violation; Observed utensils stored in veggie sink; Informed manager utensils can not be stored in veggie sink New Violation.

Elements Coffee Company, 2726 Ledo Road, Site 10

Score: 90

Notes: Observed panini grill needs cleaning. Discussed routine cleaning of panini grill. New Violation; Observed spray bottles not labeled. Discussed labeling of chemical spray bottles with manager. New Violation; Observed gaskets torn on reach in cooler up front. Discussed replacing gaskets. New Violation; Observed cutting board needs replacing. Discussed replacing cutting board. New Violation; Observed counter needs cleaning. Observed that coffee grinders need cleaning. Observed espresso machine needs cleaning. Discussed routine cleaning of equipment and counters. New Violation; Observed trash can containing food without lid. Informed the PIC that trash can requires a lid if it contains food. New Violation.

MAY 20

Health Hut, 2345 Lake Park Drive

Score: 93

Notes: Observed employee not sanitizing utensils after washing and rinsing; discuss with PIC the correct procedure for manual ware washing New Violation; Observed employee not wearing a hair restraint; Inform PIC employees must wear a hair net or cap when handling making shakes. New Violation.

McDonald’s, 1632 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Score: 90

Notes: Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink by fries. Manager put paper towels at sink. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed sanitizer concentration at 400 pp, and it should be at 200 ppm. Employee refilled sanitizer to proper strength. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed interior of reach in freezer, interior of ice machine, and frappe machine needs clean. Discussed routine cleaning with manager. New Violation; Observed ice scoop not stored with handle up. Employee moved scoop handle to upward position. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed that floor in dry storage area needs cleaning. Discussed routine cleaning with the manager. New Violation.

Merry Acres/Food Service/Catering, 1500 Dawson Road

Score: 91

Notes: Observed pie stored uncovered in walk-in freezer. New Violation; Observed nozzles on drink dispenser and juice dispenser with pink and black slime buildup. Observed some food buildup on parts of band saw. New Violation; Observed turkey and ham deli meat in walk-in cooler that had been opened and cut previously and was not properly date-marked. Kitchen staff dated meat with correct date. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed no lid on trash can in unisex restroom. New Violation; Observed trash cans in kitchen that contained food residue and were not in continuous use that were not covered. New Violation; Observed light in walk-in freezer that was not covered or shielded. New Violation.

LEE

MAY 15

Express Mart (Subway), 1505 Philema Road

Score: 100

Three Squares Diner, 1587 U.S. Hwy. 19 S.

Score: 77

Notes: Observed employee crack raw eggs and not wash hands before taking food off the grill. PIC corrected violation by washing hands and changing gloves. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation; Observed cut tomatoes, diced ham, raw hamburger and sausage stored above 41 degrees F (refer to temp log) in prep cooler. PIC corrected violation by using time as a public health control until refrigerator is repaired to hold proper temp. Food will be discarded at proper time. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; No label identifying common name of food on bulk food container of sugar. PIC corrected violation by labeling container. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

MAY 19

Amber’s Health Spot, 101 A Pecan St.

Score: 100

Concierge Catering, 2925 Ledo Road, Unit 8

Score: 100

Hibachi Express, 1588 U.S. Hwy. 19 S.

Score: 95

Notes: Observed box of food stored on floor of refrigerator. Manager corrected violation by having employee move box to shelf. Corrected On-Site. New Violation; Observed plumbing leak on food prep sink. New Violation.

Subway at Doublegate EZ Mart, 1250 A U.S. Hwy. 82 S.

Score: 100

WORTH

MAY 16

Carlton’s Hamburgers Inc., 119 Front St.

Score: 98

Notes: Observed dumpster not stored on concrete or asphalt. Repeat Violation.

MAY 19

Phoebe Worth Medical Center, 807 S. Isabella St.

Score: 100