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Understanding Barrow County Restaurant Health Inspections: Not Every Violation is Equal in Points Deducted from Score

This form shows how restaurants and establishments that provide food services are assessed and what points are deducted for various violations.

The forms above were obtained from the Georgia Department of Public Health's website

The following is recent inspection information for three Barrow County restaurants with explanations of points deducted for violations. Restaurants start out with a score of 100 and a specific number of points are deducted from that score based on the type of violation. The number of points deducted for each violation is pre-determined by the state.  

Huddle House, 84 W. May St., Winder
Score:
 90
Date of inspection: Nov. 27, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
Critical violation: 

  • NINE POINTS DEDUCTED for Violation of: 6-1A. Proper cold holding temperatures (Basket of eggs sitting out at grill at 45 degrees. Corrected on site by discarding. Place eggs under refrigeration when not in use remove smaller portions at time.) 

Non-critical violation:

  • ONE POINT DEDUCTED for Violation of: 15B. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, used; test strips (Three compartment sink set up incorrectly, sanitizer in second compartment. Corrected on site by instructing person in charge to set up sink to wash, rinse, sanitize.)  

Pier 81 Seafood Restaurant, 232 N. Broad St., Suite A-B, Winder
Score: 93 
Date of inspection: Nov. 19, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
No critical violations
Non-critical violations:

  • FOUR POINTS DEDUCTED for Violation of: 2-2D. Adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible (No paper towels at kitchen or employee restroom handsink. Corrected on site by refilling.) 
  • THREE POINTS DEDUCTED for Violation of: 18. Insects, rodents, and animals not present (Live roach seen under shelving.) 

Old House Restaurant, P.O. Box 12, Statham
Score:
 93
Date of inspection: Nov. 27, 2012 
Type of inspection: Routine 
No critical violations
Non-critical violations:

  • ONE POINT DEDUCTED for Violation of: 14C. Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored, used (Single service drink cups stored at self service soda fountain out of protective liner.) 
  • ONE POINT DEDUCTED for Violation of: 15A. Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, and used (Kitchen staff was found reusing single use grocery bags to cover pans of biscuits.) 
  • TWO POINTS DEDUCTED for Violation of: 16C. Sewage and waste water properly disposed (Raw sewage surfacing from septic system drainfield at time of inspection.) 
  • THREE POINTS DEDUCTED for Violation of: 18. Insects, rodents, and animals not present (Screen door in kitchen not 100 percent self closing or sealing.) 

 

Questions? Post a comment below. 

 

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Wanda Rice December 06, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Personally, if LIVE rodents or insects are found IN the establishment that should be a 10-20 point deduction. Are you kidding...three points if they find roaches, rats, mice. That's it!? No that is unacceptable.
Judy Doorn December 09, 2012 at 08:41 PM
No, for sure, not! BTW, as for using bare hands when washing veggies, I didn't come back to the Italian restaurant on Broad Street in Winder because I noticed last summer that the young cook was making my salad with his bare hands. Has this restaurant been inspected lately, as I wonder if this was picked up as a violation.

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