Health Reports - 05/05/09

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.

· McDonald's, 96-A, 2320 Salem Road, Conyers. Date: April 1

Violations: Personal drinks stored in reach-in freezer where hamburger patties stored.

· Burger King, 86-B, 1491 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Date: April 2

Violations: Person in charge could not address all requirements for reporting of employee health. Several potentially hazardous items not hot holding at the proper temperature. Using time as a public health control for cheese and sliced tomatoes. Items are being time marked on container, but not written procedures on hand. Replace damaged cover drain in prep area.

· Kentucky Fried Chicken, 89-B, 1675 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Date: April 2

Violations: Stored clean pans unclean with debris. Current inspection report not posted. Missing hand wash sign at back hand wash sink by dish wash area. In-use scoop for the slaw not properly stored. Walk-in cooler ceiling has leak. Outside of equipment, warming units and other equipment soiled. Walls and floor area behind fryer line soiled. Missing ventilation grills.

· Zaxby's, 80-B, 1871 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers. Date: April 2

Violations: Unclean slicer and pan stored as clean. PHF not cold holding at the proper temperature. Table not properly sanitized after use. In-use scoop for cole slaw not stored out of product. Cold hold not properly holding temperature. Outside of prep line cold hold/prep unit has debris. Handle on upright reach freezer in is broker. Fryer baskets in disrepair.

· Happy J's, 50-U, 8105 Washington St., Covington. Date: April 6

Violations: Person in charge did not demonstrate basic food handling knowledge. No health policy awareness. Raw bacon stored over cooked chicken. Cooked chicken container sitting on top of raw chicken container. Employee only washing then rinsing dishes without sanitizing. Air dry dishes and utensils before stacking. No consumer advisory for under-cooked eggs. Must date mark potentially hazardous food held for more than 24 hours with consume-by date. Improper sanitizer levels. No label on sanitizer bucket. Chemicals stored in food prep areas. Not labeling bulk storage items and containers. No digital thermometer. Missing hanging thermometer in coolers.