Health Reports - 02/17/09

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.

· Blimpie's Subs & Salads, 99-A, 387-A Ga. Highway 11, Covington. Date: Jan. 7

Violations: Single-use items used as holding spices, sugar, etc.

· Pizza Plus, 93-A, 2465 Ga. Highway 81, Covington. Date: Jan. 7

Violations: No paper towels at handsink. Cucumbers moldy.

· Elite Food Service, 65-U, 25 Lovers Lane, Covington. Date: Jan. 7

Violations: Person in charge could not answer several questions regarding basic operations. Personal food stored in food prep area. Employee's purse and jacket stored next to single-service items. Employee used gloves at three-compartment sink then went over to prepare food without washing hands and changing gloves. Raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods. Employee did not reheat food to proper temperature before hot holding. Not date marking potentially hazardous foods - must date mark with "consume by" date. Have two-compartment sink for vegetables and meat - need to use for vegetables only and use three-compartment sink and barrier for meat. Employee using gloves at three-compartment sink and then prepped food. Spray wands at both sinks hanging below flood plain of sink. Possible leak on spray wand at three-compartment sink. Make sure to clean can openers. Make sure all food items are stored 6 inches off of floor. Make sure to clean inside of dishwasher behind pipe and top. Check light in storage area.

· Pizza Hut, 99-A, 3504 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. Date: Jan. 13

Violations: Gaskets and doors on prep line cooler are soiled with debris.

· Honeybaked Ham Company, 93-A, 1910 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. Date: Jan. 13

Violations: Lexan storage container stored in handwash sink. No paper towels available at handwash sink in prep area. Employee observed wearing rings, watches, bracelets while preparing food.

· McDonald's, 95-A, 1320 Old Klondike Road, Conyers. Date: Jan. 14

Violations: Ice machine, drink nozzles are unclean with debris. Door gaskets on reach-in upright by fry line unclean with debris.

· Chick-fil-A, 98-A, 1610 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, Date: Jan. 15

Violations: Clean metal pans stored wet. Cutting boards need replacing or resurfacing.