The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department and the Newton County Health Department. Restaurants that score from 90 to 100 get a letter grade A; those that rate 80-89 get a B; a tally of 70-79 is a C; and below 70 is a U, or unacceptable. A restaurant scoring 70 or above is allowed to operate if there are no critical violations. If a facility is rated U on consecutive inspections, it must close and the owner must prove that it can be operated safely before reopening is allowed.
· Seven Gables, 95-A, 1897 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, Date: Feb. 29
Violations: Slicer soiled with old food debris. Can opener soiled with old debris. Side of grill soiled.
· Golden Palace Chinese, 61-U, 1119 West Ave., Conyers, Date: March 4
Violations: Employees not washing hands. No paper towels at handwash sink. No health policy in place. No paper towels at kitchen handwash sink. Ice maker soiled with mold-like substance. Two containers not labeled as to content. Food on buffet not holding temperature. Foods in walk-in cooler not date marked as required. Towels used to cover food product. Wiping cloths not stored properly. Handwash signs not placed at handwash sinks. Utensils for cooking stored on steel wool pad. Back of reach-in cooler soiled. Handwash sinks in ladies' restroom leaking. Need to get air gap at three-compartment sink and prep sink. Need toilet paper in men's restroom. Garbage can at three-compartment sink does not have a lid.
· Golden Palace Chinese - RECHECK, 100-A, 1119 West Ave., Conyers, Date: March 14
· Main Moon Chinese, 35-U, 1573 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, Date: March 4
Violations: Person in charge not performing duties. Handwash sink blocked by prep table. Prep person touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hand. No written or known policy available. Person in charge not sure of procedure. Food item had plastic in item. Raw chicken stored over raw beef. Tables not cleaned and sanitized after customer left. Food in prep cooler holding at improper temperature. Food items in cooler not properly date marked. Bulk food items not in original container not labeled. Accurate thermometer not available in prep cooler. Personal items stored with food items. Inspection report not posted. No handwash signs at handwash sinks. No choking poster posted. Not in compliance with Georgia Smoke Free Air Act. Pot used to dispense rice. Bottom of reach-in freezer soiled. No air gap at prep sinks or three-compartment sink.
· Main Moon Chinese - RECHECK, 93-A, 1573 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, Date: March 11
Violations: Food items in walk-in cooler not properly date marked. Employee observed cooking without hair being properly restrained.
· Daruma, 100-A, 1920 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, Date: March 6
· Waffle House #625, 6137 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Date: March 7
Violations: Keep meats separated in all coolers. No time documentation for eggs at grill. Label all chemical bottles. Keep all wiping cloths in sanitizer solution when not in use. Must air dry all glasses before storing.
· Taste of Paradise, 80-B, 6267 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Date: March 10
Violations: Need written employee health policy. Separate raw chicken beside raw vegetables. Need digital thermometer to measure temperatures. Do not use grocery bags for food storage. Do not store food in cans in refrigerator. Keep handle of scoop out of flour.
· The Village Deli, 78-C, 1124 Monticello St., Covington, Date: March 10
Violations: Employee drink without lid or straw. Need written health policy for employees. Do not store raw meats over ready-to-eat. Store eggs on lowest shelf. Label all chemical cleaning bottles with common name. Keep wiping cloths in sanitizer when not in use. Must keep sanitizer buckets 6-inch clearance from floor. Need hand washing signs at all hand sinks and in employee and public restrooms. Need "No Smoking" sign on front door. Keep handles out of rye flour.
· Bojangles, 83-B, 5156 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Date: March 11
Violations: Sanitizer solution reading is weak and needs adjusting. Liquid creamer out of temperature at consumer self-service area. Keep handle out of flour. Need sanitizer test strips to test sanitizer solution.
· Subway, 85-B, 3160 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Date: March 11
Violations: Tea urns need to be washed, rinsed and sanitized every night. Sanitizer solution is weak and needs to be adjusted. Need paper towel dispenser in restroom. Need new container for sugar storage. Store onions properly. Move choking poster to dining area. Move inspection report to proper location. Need "No Smoking" sign at entrance way. Need to air dry all containers before storing. Store drink lids right side up. Need new can opener. Wipe all stainless. Clean floors, walls and ceilings, where needed. Seal all holes in walls.
· China Dragon, 96-A, 2195 Emory St., Covington, Date: March 12
Violations: Need digital thermometer to check temperatures. Need test strips to monitor sanitizer solution.
· Pippins, 96-A, 10055 Covington Bypass., Date: March 13.
Violations: Keep wiping cloths in sanitizing container.