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.
· Debbie's Deli & Cafe, 75-C, 2108 Pace St., Covington. Date: Jan. 29
Violations: Person in charge does not have food service knowledge. No health policy present. No handsink in kitchen area. Slicer dirty. No menus yet, no consume advisory yet. No thermometers in some coolers. No digital thermometer on site. No choking poster. Not storing all utensils upside down. Freezer not installed yet. No splash guard between vegetable sink and prep cooler. No drain board on one side of three-compartment sink. Hand sink and three-compartment sink not sealed to wall. No test strips on site. No backflow prevention on drainlines of three-compartment sink, veggie sink and ice machine, tea machine. Drainlines of Coke machine and tea machine not hooked into plumbing. Missing cove molding in miscellaneous areas of kitchen. Ceiling in kitchen not painted. Raw wood exposed at service counter. No covered trash can in restroom.
· Debbie's Deli & Cafe, 100-A - Recheck, 109 Pace St., Covington. Date: Jan. 30
· Los Charros Express, 90-A, 1502 Old Salem Road, Conyers. Date: Feb. 2
Violations: Handwash sink not accessible due to clutter. Out-of-date milk stored in refrigerator. Prepared product not date marked as required.
· Wendy's, 96-A, 1561 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers. Date: Feb. 2
Violations: Observed employee without hair restraint preparing food. Wiping cloth not stored in sanitized solution as required. Damaged door gasket seals on reach-in freezer and on prep line cooler. Soiled door gasket seal on reach-in cooler.
· Blimpie, 100-A, 425 Sigman Road, Conyers, Date: Feb. 3
· City Slickers, 90-A, 1468 Old Salem Road, Conyers. Date: Feb. 3
Violations: Need additional handwash sink in cooking area. Single-use containers used to store other food products. Damaged door gasket seals on reach-in cooler and on walk-in cooler.
· Waffle House #1091, 87-B, 1886 Ga. Highway 20, Conyers, Date: Feb. 3
Violations: Food products stored in walk-in cooler not covered as required. Mold-like substance in ice maker. Observed out-of-date milk stored in reach-in cooler and walk-in cooler. Wiping cloths stored in sanitized solution not at proper strength. Expired permit posted in public view. Damaged door gasket seal on reach-in cooler by grill. Condensate leak in walk-in freezer dripping into product stored under leak. Soiled grease filters in vent hood. Soiled equipment.
· Subway, 42-U, 3160 U.S. Highway 278, Covington. Date: Feb. 6
Violations: Manager could not demonstrate basic food knowledge. No health policy. No handsink in back kitchen area. Open bag of sausage under leaking vent in walk-in freezer. Food prep sink dirty, slicer dirty. Drain line of freezer emptying into feed prep sink. Improperly reheated meatballs. Food not being cold held properly. Food not being hot held properly. Food not being dated marked properly. Sanitizer is too strong at three-compartment sink. No hanging thermometer in walk-in cooler. Employee wearing rings with diamonds and watches while prepping food. Stacking utensils wet. Seal around walk-in cooler broken or missing. Bread forms torn and old. Replace unused equipment if broken and not used. Mop sink splash-up can get onto food product. Walk-in cooler not cooling properly. Freezer leaking onto food, has ice buildup. Spray wand stored below flood plain of three-compartment sink. No backflow prevention on vegetable sink and ice machine. Leaking drainlines under three-compartment sink. Mold growing in pan under three-compartment sink. Drainlines from walk-in freezer is draining into food prep sink. Using wooden blocks not painted to support food prep sink. Restaurant closed pursuant to violation 290-5-14-.10(1)(b)3. Missing more than 9 of 27 risk factors.
· Subway, 93-A, Recheck, 3160 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Date: Feb. 9 Violations: No handsink in back kitchen area. Freezer leaking onto pan at ceiling vent area - need to repair leak to keep from dripping onto food below. No backflow prevention on vegetable prep sink and ice machine. OK to reopen restaurant.