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.
· Da Culture, 82-B, 6152 Monticello St., Covington. Date: March 18
Violations: Food not being cold held properly. No digital thermometer. Mop sink broken. No test strips for chlorine-based sanitizer. No backflow on three-compartment sink, vegetable sink or meat sink. Screen door with raw wood and front door. Wet mop stored in bucket. Cooler not cooling properly.
· Heritage High School, 100-A, 2400 Granade Road, Conyers. Date: March 18
· Highland Golf Club, 94-A, 2271 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. Date: March 18
Violations: Observed employee wearing unapproved jewelry while preparing food. Employee without hair restraint preparing food items. Damaged door gasket seals on reach-in cooler. Employee washing hands in three-compartment sink. Soiled door gasket seals on reach-in cooler. Concert floor not allowed in kitchen.
· McDonalds, 87-B, 4112 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Date: March 18
Violations: Employee washing dishes without washing, rinsing and sanitizing. Overhead plumbing pipes over stored utensils in basement. Wet wiping cloths on counters. Utensils stored wet. Leak in walk-in freezer at condensate lines at ceiling. Cracked lid on ice machine. Gasket missing/worn out on ice machine lid . Plumbing leak in basement ceiling. No backflow on drain lines of three-compartment sink and vegetable sink - have plumber also check ice machines for proper backflow on drain lines.
· Kentucky Fried Chicken, 60-U, 6103 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Date: March 19
Violations: Biscuit dough had water from freezer dripping on it and freezing. Employee was at three-compartment sink and was washing then sanitizing without rinsing. Crispy chicken breast cooked at improper temperature. Food not being cold held properly. Food in walk-in cooler stored under drain lines of cooler condenser. Most recent food inspection report not posted. Utensils stored wet over three-compartment sink. Hand sink at front not sealed to wall. Single-door freezer leaking. Hold in door of walk-in cooler holding food debris. Vegetable sink has leak at faucet on hot water side. Dirty around Dumpster. One Dumpster missing lids and bottom is rusted out. Lids up on orange receptacle and Dumpster. Dirty floors under prep line and other pieces of equipment. Miscellaneous tile cracked on floor and cove molding, grout missing around floor drains. Cove molding missing in walk-in.
· Rockdale Senior Services, 100-A, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers. Date: March 19
· Waffle House, 95-A, 2021 Salem Road, Conyers. Date: March 19
Violations: Biscuits stored with cloth towel cover bottom of pan. Soda dispenser unclean with debris build-up. Fire extinguisher has food debris build-up.
· Grand Buffet, 82-B, 1720 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Date: March 20
Violations: Raw beef stored over raw oysters. Raw squid stored next to vegetables. Raw panned meat at Mongolian barbecue area. Soiled utensils stored in clean utensil area. Containers intended for single use reused to store food. Damaged door gasket seals on cooler.
· Sonny's, 98-A, 1870 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Date: March 20
Violations: Permit not properly posted. Georgia Smoke Free Air Act signage not properly posted. Soda spray gun holster unclean with debris. Need to have test strips at dish machine to test sanitizing solution.
· Tattersall's, 87-B, 2100 Main St. Porterdale. Date: March 20.
Violations: Sanitizer at three-compartment sink at improper levels. No digital thermometers. Employee wearing a watch and rings. Scoops and handles down in food product. Coffee stirs not protected - keep behind counter or put in dispensers dispensing only one at a time. No test strips for sanitizer. Raw wood exposed under cabinets.
· Conyers Middle School, 97-A, 335 Sigman Road, Conyers. Date: March 23
Violations: Expired milk product offered for sale.