Health inspections: April 9, 2016
Published 2:00 pm Monday, April 11, 2016
OGLETHORPE — The following food service inspections were conducted by Macon County Environmental Health.
• America’s Best Value Inn (tourist accommodation inspection), 520 Spaulding Road, Montezuma — Oct. 23, 2015 — 100 A
• Budget Inn, (tourist accommodation inspection), 203 Railroad St., Montezuma — Nov. 11, 2015 — 98 A
— Permit and inspection report not current or proper displayed; person in charge assigned.
• Flint River Community Hospital, 509 Sumter St., Montezuma — March 16 — 91 A
— Observed temperature-controlled food cold held above 41 degrees F. Withhold from sale. Service cooler.
• Macon County Elementary School, 400 Ga. Highway Bypass, Oglethorpe — Jan. 29 — 100 A
• Macon County Head Start, 409 South St., Marshallville — Aug. 21, 2015 — 96 A
— Observed no detectable level of sanitizer in final rinse cycle of dish machine. Corrected On-Site.
• Macon County Middle and High School, 611 Carl Peaster Highway, Montezuma — Jan. 22 — 99 A
— Observed unshielded light fixture in walk-in freezer.
• Macon State Prison Vocational, Ga. Highway 49 South, Oglethorpe — Sept. 2, 2015 — 96 A
— Observed utensils dried with towel. Air dry utensils as discussed. Corrected On-Site.
• Miona Geriatric and Dementia Center, 201 Poplar St., Ideal — 100 A
• Montezuma Health Care, 521 Sumter St., Montezuma — 100 A
• Oglethorpe Barbecue Co., 1956 Ga. Highway 49 South, Oglethorpe — Oct. 2, 2015 — 93 A
— Observed container of pesticide stored on top of cooler. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed door to storage building where single-service articles and equipment were stored open during inspection with cat inside. Remove cat and keep door closed. Corrected On-Site.
• Papa’s Pizza To Go, 506-D Spaulding Road, Montezuma — Jan. 22 — 96 A
— Observed no detectable amount of sanitizer in third compartment of three-compartment sink. Corrected on site 50-100 ppm chlorine. Corrected On-Site.
• The Oaks Nursing Home, 777 Nursing Home Road, Marshallville — Dec. 5, 2015 — 99 A
— Display/Dispense plastic forks/spoons so that food contact surface is not contacted by staff/customers. Corrected On-Site.
• The Vegetable Basket, 105 Main St., Marshallville — Sept. 5, 2015 — 94 A
— Observed bowl used to dispense ice. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed floor in need of repair.
• Troy’s Snack Shack, 107 Cherry St., Montezuma — Aug. 28, 2015 — 92 A
— Observed ice scoop stored on ice machine between uses.
— Observed no employee hand washing sign at hand wash sink.
— Observed build up of grease and dust on vent hood.
— Observed damaged screen at front door and some flies.
• Yoder’s Deitsch Haus, 5252 Ga. Highway 26 East, Montezuma — Sept. 16, 2015 — 93 A
— Observed Certified Food Service Manager certification expired.
— Observed no hand washing sign at sinks in restrooms. Observed no permit posted. Observed inspection report posted behind counter not viewable within 1 foot. Permit copy and handwash signs to be provided.
— Observed unshielded light fixture over food preparation and storage areas.
BUENA VISTA — The following food service inspections were conducted by Marion County Environmental Health.
• A & R BBQ, 1383 Pineville Road, Buena Vista — Aug. 25, 2015 — 100 A and Feb. 3 — 100 A
• Annie D’s LLC, 123 N. Broad St., Buena Vista — Nov. 24, 2015 — 85 B
— Observed person in charge not performing duties on proper cooling of foods in walk-in cooler, and assuring correct temperatures on food at steam table. Person in charge corrected the cooling of foods in walk-in cooler and reheated foods on stove top to correct temperatures. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed no certified food safety manager for this food facility. Person in charge said she has seven days to complete exam online.
— Observed time control for safety foods hot holding is less than 135 degrees F. Person in charge reheated food on stove top. Temperatures are corrected. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed cooling foods improperly in walk-in cooler. Observed food (sausage and cabbage) covered and not able to properly cool. Person in charge uncovered food items and placed on ice. Corrected On-Site.
• Auction 41, 4275 N. Highway 41, Buena Vista — Nov. 12, 2015 — 96 A
— Observed encrusted material on can opener blade. Corrected On-Site.
• BBQ Shack, 5409 N. Ga. Highway 41, Mauk — Oct. 23, 2015 — 88 B
— Observed hot potentially hazardous food received at less than 135 degrees F. Pork stored in warmer at 99 degrees F. Person in charge placed pork in oven and reheated to 179 degrees F. Corrected On-Site.
— Potentially hazardous food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees F. within four hours. Gravy was stored in cooler with cover at 103 degrees F. Person in charge placed gravy in an ice bath to bring temperature down to 71 degrees F. during inspection. Corrected On-Site.
—— Observed employee with no hair restraint.
• Hot Wing Express, 110 S. Broad St., Buena Vista — Aug. 26, 2015 — 87 B
— Observed time/temperature control for safety foods (chicken wings, rice, raw eggs) cold-holding greater than 41 degrees F. in walk-in cooler. Food was discarded. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed walk-in cooler incapable of maintaining time/temperature control for safety foods at proper temperature. Must not use walk-in cooler for storage of time/temperature control for safety foods until capable of maintaining at 41 degrees F. or below.
— Observed the use of non-food grade containers for food storage (rice). Must use food grade containers for food storage.
— Quaternary test strips not provided.
Feb. 3 — 83 B
— Observed raw animal foods (eggs, chicken) stored above cooked ready to eat foods. Ready to eat foods (raw or cooked) shall be protected from contamination by separating and properly storing raw animal foods. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed food items held at 41 degrees F. or less for 24 hours or more without “use-by” dates. Must label foods with “use by” date maximum of seven days.
— Observed improper thawing methods. Fish in bag on counter top. Must thaw in cooler or under running water. Implement correct method.
— Observed current inspection not posted. Inspection report posted behind counter and not at correct height where it can be easily read. Post between 5-7 ft. high where it can be read at a distance of 1 foot away.
• Los Aztecas Mexican Restaurant, 114 Fourth Ave., Buena Vista — Nov. 24, 2015 — 92 A
— Observed consumer advisory on menu is not in all capital letters. Must be all capital letters no smaller than 8 font size. Will correct at next printing.
— Observed wet wiping cloths on counter. Wiping cloths shall be held between uses in a chemical sanitizing solution. Will correct immediately.
— Observed lights not working in kitchen preparation/cook area. Will repair lights within the week. Lighting must be of adequate intensity.
• Sign of the Dove, 108 Church St., Buena Vista — Aug. 26, 2015 — 100 A and Feb. 3 — 100 A
• Sign of the Dove, 108 Church St., Buena Vista (tourist accommodation inspection) — Aug. 26, 2015 — 100 A and Feb. 3 — 100 A
• Simply Quality Service Bed & Breakfast, 129 Baker St., Buena Vista (tourist accommodation inspection) — Aug. 26, 2015 — 100 A and Feb. 3 — 100 A
• The Crenshaw School. 656 Ga. Highway 30, Buena Vista — Feb. 3 — 100 A
• Tri-County Headstart, Rogers Street, Buena Vista — Aug. 26, 2015 — 100 A and Feb. 3 — 96 A
— Observed sanitizing solution for dish machine not at proper strength. Must meet proper strength to sanitize food contact surfaces properly.
— Also observed build up of residue in ice scoop holder. Surface must be clean to sight and touch.
ELLAVILLE — The following food service inspections were conducted by Schley County Environmental Health.
• Main Street Grill, 15 E. Oglethorpe St., Ellaville — Oct. 13, 2015 — 96 A
— Observed temperature-controlled foods (hamburger patties, pork) with no date marking on the container. Foods that are time- and temperature-controlled for safety should be labeled if made in house. Containers will be labeled with dates. Corrected On-Site.
• Mom’s Kitchen, 230 King Road, Ellaville — Nov. 13, 2015 — 100 A
• Moore’s Grill, 117 S. Broad St., Ellaville — Nov. 5, 2015 — 87 B
— Observed raw meat (pork) stored next to ready to eat foods (pickles, relish). Corrected on site. Ready to eat foods moved to higher shelf, above raw meats.
— Observed foods made in-house and commercially prepared foods (slaw, potato salad, hot-dogs) with no date made/opened/no date of disposal. Corrective action: Dates were placed on foods made with in the last two days. Expired meats (cooked hamburgers) were discarded.
— Remarks: Reviewed changes that apply to them/new food service rules with owner. Provided handouts for employee health, etc.
• Schley County Board of Education Pre-K, 161 Perry Drive, Ellaville — Sept. 28, 2015 — 100A
• Schley County Elementary School, U.S. Highway South, Ellaville — Sept. 28, 2015 — 96 A
— Observed strawberry milk with use by date Sept. 23 in milk cooler on serving line. Corrective action: Milk was discarded. Milk should be used or discarded by the date stamped on carton.
— Remarks: Using time as public health control for cups of broccoli on serving line.
March 22 — 100 A
• Schley County Middle-High School, U.S. Highway 19 South, Ellaville — Sept. 28 — 100 A
March 22 — 91 A
— Observed hot potentially hazardous food held in warming cabinet at less than 135 degrees F. (hamburgers, sloppy joe). Corrective action: Sandwiches were returned to oven and reheated.
• Schley County Senior Center, 41 Wilson St., Ellaville — Sept. 18, 2015 — 90 A
— Observed Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods cold-held at greater than 41 degrees F. TCS foods (chicken salad, cut tomatoes) can be held using time. Procedure for using Time as the Public Health Control will be developed to use for those items that can not be maintained at proper cold-holding or hot-holding temperatures; four-hour hold time will be used today and food discarded at end of four hours. (2 p.m.) Corrected On-Site.
— Observed no test strips for checking sanitizer level at three-compartment sink or sanitizer buckets. Corrective action: Order test strips for bleach. Correct By: 09/30/2015.
Jan. 21 — 100 A
• Subway, 103 Oglethorpe Ave., Ellaville — Sept. 18, 2015 — 92 A
— Observed a bottle containing water and a reusable cup with lid and straw in the food preparation area. Employee can have a single-service cup with a lid and straw that will prevent contamination in food prep area.
— Asked employee how they clean their dining tables and was told they use one bucket with sanitizer and cloth to sanitize the table and then use a dry cloth to dry tables. The correct way to clean the tables is either use two buckets with sanitizer in both with two towels in the buckets or a spray bottle and a paper towel. Corrective Action: They will use either or.
March 29 — 92 A
— Asked person in charge how dining tables were being cleaned. At first she said spray bottle with sanitizer; however, she was not able to show me the bottle they used. When asked how they would clean tables after lunch rush, she said with a bucket and towel. Corrective action: Employees may use either method: sanitizer bottle with paper towel or the two bucket method (two buckets-each with sanitizer-and two cloths).
— Observed employee with visor on head, but no hair net. Employees may wear a hat or hair net to restrain loose hair. If visor is worn, hair net must be put on first. Corrective action: Employee put hair net on, then visor.
— Observed scoops stored in food with handles down in the foods (beef and chicken on preparation table). Corrective action: Scoops were stored with handle above/out of the meats.
• The Pizza Place, 27 Main St., Ellaville — Oct. 13, 2015 — 100 A
PRESTON — The following food service inspections were conducted by Webster County Environmental Health.
• Bonita’s, 17 Bethlehem Church Road, Buena Vista — Dec. 4, 2015 — 94 A
— Observed no date marking on containers (potato salad, cooked chicken, cheese) inside the reach-in cooler. Time/temperature control for safety foods held over 24 hours should have a discard date on the container. Seven-day maximum. Corrective action: Containers will be labeled.
— Remarks: Spoke with person in charge about the new food rule changes and gave her the handouts.
• Mom’s Kitchen, 6351 Hamilton St., Buena Vista — Nov. 16, 2015 — 95 A
— Observed no date marking on time/temperature control for safety (TCS) foods (cut ham and tomatoes) with no date mark labels on the containers. TCS foods should be labeled with the date that is was made/prepared in order to know when to discard the foods within seven days. Corrected On-Site.
— Observed single use containers (barbecue) being washed and sanitized for reuse. Single-use items should be discarded after they are used and not reused.
— Remarks: Spoke with the person in charge about the new food rule changes; gave the handouts to them also.
• Webster County School System, 7168 Washington St., Preston — Sept. 24, 2015 — 100 A and March 3 — 100 A