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Barrow County Restaurant Inspections for Jan. 9, 2013: Establishments with Lowest Scores Since September

Find out how Barrow restaurants and places that offer food services scored on health inspections.

Want more information on how restaurant inspection scores are calculated? Click here to view the form inspectors use. 

No new reports for Barrow County have been posted by the Northeast Health District, so Barrow Patch looks back at some of the lowest-scoring restaurants over the past couple months. 

Do you pay attention to posted health inspection scores in restaurants where you eat? How much of an influence do the scores have on your dining decisions? Tell us in comments. 

King Buffet, 221 N. Broad St., Winder
Score: 80 
Date of routine inspection: Dec. 3, 2012 
Critical violation:

  • Violation of: 2-1C. No bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods (Employee was observed taking chopped onions out of prep table with bare hands. Corrected on site by discarding onions and having employee wash hands and put on gloves.) 

Non-critical violations:  

  • Violation of: 4-2A. Food stored covered (Multiple food items stored not covered to protect from contamination — i.e. cooked wings, sweet and sour chicken and chicken on a stick in glass door reach-in cooler and shredded cheese in reach-in under prep table. Corrected on site by covering food products. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 
  • Violation of: 6-2. Proper date marking and disposition (Multiple ready to eat foods prepared in advance not labeled with date prepared. Corrected on site by labeling with date each product was prepared.) 
  • Violation of: 13A. Posted: Permit/Inspection/Choking Poster/Handwashing (Health department inspection record blocked from plain view for customers. **Not posted during complaint investigation on 6-20-2012 either.) 

 

Chip's Bar & Grill, 655 Patrick Mill Road, Winder
Score: 81
Date of inspection: Aug. 30, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
Critical violation:

  • Violation of: 6-1A. Proper cold holding temperatures (Potentially hazardous food, i.e. hamburger, deli ham, help in temperature danger zone 41 to 135 degrees. Corrected on site by discarding food product and adjusting thermostat on cooler. 

Non-critical violations:

  • Violation of: 1-2. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge and performs duties (No certified food safety manager provided on staff. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 
  • Violation of: 6-2. Proper date marking and disposition (Food product in walk-in cooler not labeled with date made. Must be labeled with date prepared and used or discarded within seven days.) 

 

Pizza Hut No. 4808, 47 E. May St., Winder
Score: 83
Date of inspection: Sept. 18, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
No critical violations
Non-critical violations: 

  • Violation of: 1-2. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge and performs duties (Original certificate not posted for Certified Food Safety Manager. Must post original and not a copy. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 
  • Violation of: 4-2B. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized (Deflector shield inside ice machine with EXCESSIVE mold build up. Ice machine MUST be emptied, washed, rinsed and sanitized on a routine basis. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 
  • Violation of: 12A. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display (No clean plate advisory posted at the buffett. Clean plate advisory must be posted reminding customers to use a clean plate for every trip to buffett. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 
  • Violation of: 15C. Nonfood-contact surfaces clean Water, Plumbing and Waste (Excessive dust build-up on racks in walk-in cooler.) 

 

Big Apple Chinese Grill Buffet, 78 E. May St., Suite A, Winder 
Score: 85 
Date of inspection: Sept. 5, 2012
Type of inspection: Routine 
No critical violations
Non-critical violations:  

  • Violation of: 2-2D. Adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible (Hand sink used to rinse dishes. Scour pads in hand sink in kitchen and hibachi and sushi hand sink. Hand sink may not be used for any other purpose than hand washing.) 
  • Violation of: 4-2B. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized (Slicer stored with dried food debris. Wash, rinse and sanitize after every use.) 
  • Violation of: 12C. Wiping cloths: properly used and stored (Wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer buckets.) 
  • Violation of: 15A. Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, and used (Non-NSF freezer.) 
  • Violation of: 16C. Sewage and waste water properly disposed (Ice machine added in back storage room does not air gap or drain into plumbing connection.) 

 

Locos Grill & Pub, 35 N. Broad St., Suite 150, Winder
Score: 88
Date of inspection: Sept. 13, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
Critical violation: 

  • Violation of: 6-1A. Proper cold holding temperatures (TCS foods held in temperature danger zone — 41 degrees to 135 degrees — i.e., hamburger, pork chops, sliced turkey, sliced ham, steak. Corrected on site by discarding food product in sandwich prep and operating out of reach-in cooler at end of work line.) 

Non-critical violation:  

  • Violation of: 15A. Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, and used (Sandwich prep table operating at 45 degrees at time of inspection. Do not use until cooler has been serviced and operating 38 to 40 degrees. Must maintain TCS food at less than 41 degrees.) 
  • Violation of: 17C. Physical facilities installed, maintained, and clean (Floor tiles in kitchen area in poor repair, not smooth or easily cleanable. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 

 

Subway at Kangaroo No. 3325, 634 Christmas Ave., Bethlehem 
Score: 88
Date of inspection: Sept. 27, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
No critical violations
Non-critical violations: 

  • Violation of: 1-2. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge and performs duties (No Certified Food Safety Manager original certificate posted. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 
  • Violation of: 2-2B. Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use (Employee drink cups stored at handwash sink. Corrected on site be removing cups. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 

 

Chen's Garden, 1296 Atlanta Highway, Suite F 107, Auburn
Score: 89
Date of inspection: Oct. 29, 2012 
Tye of inspection: Routine
Critical violation:

  • Violation of: 2-1C. No bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods (Two employees observed cutting carrots bare hand. Corrected on site — discarding veggies, instruct employees to wash hands and don gloves.) 

Non-critical violation:

  • Violation of: 17B. Garbage/refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained (Dumpster enclosure has excessive trash, debris on ground. *REPEAT VIOLATION) 

 

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