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Food Service inspections - December - January

            The following are among the food service establishments inspected in December 2011 and January 2012 by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com.

 

Dec. 16, 2011

           Elliano's Coffee Company, 598 Brannen Street  Score: 95

            All personal drinks must have lid and straw. Protect all single-service items. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.

            Monkey Joe's, 1098 Bermuda Run Road Suite 11  Score: 97

            Single-use items unprotected — coffee filters. Need sanitizer test strips. Clean outside of water fountain. Inspector: Jud Street.

Dec. 19, 2011

            The New York City Pizzeria, 1200 Brampton Avenue  Score: 97

            Cooks must wear hats or hair nets. Inspector: Thomas.

Jan. 3, 2012

            Waffle House #910, 446 South Main Street  Score: 78

            Do not put personal drinks around food in coolers. Hand sink up front must be repaired and operational. Clean ice machine. All potentially-hazardous foods must be held at 41 degrees F or cooler. When using the 4-hour time as a public health control, food must be marked to indicate begin time and time to discard. Do not put food on/in 3-compartment sink. No hand arm/jewelry allowed on cooks aside from plain wedding band. Cooks must have hat or hair net. Repaint/repair shelves where needed. Food discarded. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.

Jan. 5

            Waffle House #910, 446 South Main Street  Score: 96 (Reinspection)

            Store scoop's handle up in food. Repaint/repair shelves where needed. Clean cooler bottoms. Repair floor where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.

            Statesboro Inn Restaurant, 106 South Main Street  Score: 88

            A few utensils and utensil holders had food residue. Build-up inside of microwave; corrected on-site. Label all working containers of cleaners. Store plates and pots inverted. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Repair any pitted surfaces. Clean inside the freezer, the storage cart and the sink basins. Repair walls, floors where needed. Firm in process of remodeling upper kitchen. Restaurant not open for outside business at this time according to management. Inspector: Misty McKanna.

            Willow Pond Assisted Living, 4344 Country Club Road  Score: 83

            Several dented cans on shelves — corners dented. Out-of-date products found in dry storage — dressings, toppings, sauces, spices, etc. Raw meats stored on and over ready-to-eat foods. Store personal items away from food products. Clean inside of ice machine. Clean walls where needed. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 10

            Willow Pond Assisted Living, 4344 Country Club Road  Score: 94 (Reinspection)

            Personal drinks need lids and straws. Hole in wall by stove. Clean floors in corners. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 6

            LaQuinta Inn, 225 Lanier Drive  Score: 90

            Must have a certified food safety manager. Single-use stirrers must be stored protected. Plastic utensils must be stored handles-up. No test strips for determining sanitizer concentration available. Clean ceiling vent in kitchen; corrected on-site. Good job. Inspector: McKanna.

            Longhorn's of Statesboro, 719 Northside Drive  Score: 98

            Invert bowls; corrected on-site. Store Styrofoam® to-go containers wrapped; corrected on-site. Replace or resurface rusted shelving. Fantastic job. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 9

            El Sombrero #14, 879 Buckhead Drive  Score: 92

            Should re-cool shrimp in ice bath to ensure product returns to 41 degrees F or below within proper time frame after thawing. Store utensils on clean surfaces. Some shelves in walk-in cooler need cleaning. Clean bar area upstairs — walls and floor. Inspector: Street.

            Mellow Mushroom, 1098 Bermuda Run Road  Score: 84

            Clean can opener. Keep knives stores on clean and sanitized surface, not between equipment sides. Need discard dates on leftover foods in walk-in cooler. Need test strips. Clean spray rinse nozzles in dish room. Clean shelves in walk-in cooler. Need hot water at all hand sinks. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 17

            Mellow Mushroom, 1098 Bermuda Run Road  Score: 96 (Reinspection)

            Air-dry cups before stacking. Need test strips for sanitizer. Clean up spilled spices in dry storage. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 10

            Applebee's, 804 U.S. Highway 80 East  Score: 93

            Observed spray bottles with no labels; corrected on-site. Keep single-service straws protected. Replace or resurface cutting boards. Discard broken/damaged utensils, pans, lids or other equipment. Clean and repair floor and walls around dish washer. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 10

            Larry's Giant Subs, 620 Fair Road Suite 4  Score: 92

            Store all paint, tools, etc., away from dry goods area. Resurface pitted areas. Repair broken area of microwave. Clean cooler sliding door tracks and cooler racks. Make walls and floors of restroom smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: McKanna.

            Mr. D's Omelette, 441 South Main Street  Score: 95

            Do not put pans/utensils to be washed in food prep sinks. No hand/arm jewelry allowed aside from plain wedding band. Post most recent inspection within 15 feet of front door; must be fully visible. Post choking poster in dining area. Repair broken handle on cooler. Go to www.georgiaeh.us for choking poster. Inspector: Wiggins.

  Jan. 11

            Gentilly Gardens of Statesboro, 625 Gentilly Road  Score: 97

            Keep raw eggs stored below ready-to-eat foods. Inspector: Street.

            La' Berry Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 1100 Brampton Avenue Suite G  Score: 100

            Great job. Restaurant very clean and well organized. Inspector: Thomas.

            Nikko's, 701 Piedmont Loop  Score: 90

            Must use sanitizer in cloth buckets and must wash, rinse and sanitize dishes. Need to keep utensils used to dip foods in water over 140 degrees F or change every two hours and sanitize. Protect all single-use items. Do not use cloths to cover foods — rice. Need sanitizer test strips. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 12

            Rusty's Tavern/Orient Express, 15 University Plaza  Score: 83

            Observed employees not washing hands after touching body parts and not washing hands after entering kitchen from outside premises; corrected on-site. Observed raw foods stored over ready-to-eat food in cooler; corrected on-site. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Observed scoop with no handle in contact with bulk food. Observed clean utensils and bins not stored to prevent recontamination. Store to-go containers covered. Do not use tape for repairs. Raw wood exposed on prep table near rice cooker. Wire shelving in coolers is rusted. Hot water not provided; shut off at employee hand-wash sink; corrected on-site. Keep premises mowed to prevent harboring and water back-up. Replace damaged ceiling tiles. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 13

            Rusty's Tavern/Orient Express, 15 University Plaza  Score: 98 (Reinspection)

            Observed clean utensils and bins not stored to prevent recontamination. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 12

            Shogun Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar, 609 Brannen Street Unit#5  Score: 72

            Do not contaminate butter with other foods. Use separate utensil for butter when working at Hibachi grill. Do not use Brillo® pad with pieces of food in it or that has been used to scrub dishes/utensils to disperse water over foods that are thawing; corrected on-site. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held cold at 41 degrees F or below; corrected on-site. Do not store toxic materials above or beside foods. Cooks must have hats or hair nets. Protect all single-service items. Keep to-go cups in plastic sleeves. Replace worn/chipping knives. Do not work with food in/on 3-compartment dish sink. Clean shelves in dry storage. Food discarded. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 13

            Shogun Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar, 609 Brannen Street Unit#5  Score: 97 (Reinspection)

            Store raw meats below other foods in cooler. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 12

            Vandy's at the Mall, Statesboro Mall  Score: 80

            Cover all food items when not in use. Cover all food items in coolers and freezers. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held at 135 degrees F or above. Must have 7-day discard date on all potentially-hazardous food items. Get thermometers in all coolers and freezers. Inspector: Thomas.

Jan. 13

            Vandy's at the Mall, Statesboro Mall  Score: 95 (Reinspection)

            Do not store personal drinks near food items. Clean floors under and around equipment in flour area. Inspector: Thomas.

            Locos Grill & Pub, 91 Briarwood Lane  Score: 90

            Clean can opener and potato slicer. Clean freezer floor, racks in walk-in cooler, bottom of beer cooler in bar. Clean floor, walls and ceilings. Make repairs where needed. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 17

            Manny's/Quality Inn, 230 South Main Street  Score: 95

            Dish machine must sanitize. Must use 3-compartment sink until repaired. Replace worn cutting boards. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 18

            Gnat's Landing, 470 South Main Street  Score: 80

            Walk-in cooler leaking onto food. Do not keep out of date milk — 1/15/12. Keep ice scoop handle up in ice. Discard broken or cracked containers. Cutting boards need resurfacing or replaced. Replace broken utensils. Seal floor where needed. Repaint where needed. Replace missing ceiling tile. Repair walk-in cooler. Seal back door. Food removed to safe area and washed as needed. Food discarded. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 20

            Gnat's Landing, 470 South Main Street  Score: 95 (Reinspection)

            Store dirty cloths in sanitizing solution. Get scoop with handle for food. Clean racks in cooler. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 18

            Ryan's Buffet and Grill, 806 Highway 80 East  Score: 90

            Meat residue on ban saw; corrected on-site. Label all containers. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Inspector: McKanna.

            Subway #11391, 860 Buckhead Drive  Score: 98

            Single-use items unprotected in storage. Clean floor under equipment on prep line. Inspector: Street.

            The Clubhouse Family Entertainment Center/Spikes Sports Grill, 2704 Old Register Road  Score: 90

            Clean can opener blade. Clean slicer. All foods must be discarded if stored past 7-day discard date. Store utensils handle-up in all food items — sugar, flour. Clean pizza oven. Inspector: Thomas.

            Wing Maxx, 732 Northside Drive  Score: 93

            Need thermometers inside coolers. Get sanitizer test strips. Clean racks in cooler. Clean outside of equipment. Clean floors and walls. Clean freezer floor outside unit. Clean cooler floor inside. Clean vents and fan covers in cooler. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 19

            Bourbon Grill & More, 10 Statesboro Mall  Score: 94

            Label all containers; corrected on-site. Store single-service cups and boxes completely covered; corrected on-site. Resurface or replace worn cutting boards. Need test strips for sanitizer. Clean filters/hoods. Inspector: McKanna.

            The Daily Grind, 124 Savannah Avenue Suite 1E  Score: 99

            Clean shelves in kitchen area. Inspector: Thomas.

            Moe's Southwest Grill, 608 Brannen Street  Score: 95

            All wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution when not in use. Clean timer. Repaint/reseal floors where needed. Inspector: Wiggins

Jan. 20

            Statesboro Head Start, 150 Williams Street  Score: 90

            Clean inside of ice machine — mold visible. Store raw eggs below ready-to-eat foods. Test strips are needed for the sanitizer. Floor needs repairing in areas. Inspector: Street.

            Wendy's, 500 Fair Road  Score: 97

            Protect single-use items. Clean cooler bottom. Cooler line unit flaking paint. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 23

            Books-A-Million/Joe Muggs, 343 Henry Boulevard  Score: 96

            Keep thermometers inside all coolers. Keep items off floor to be able to clean properly. Inspector: Street.

            Latte Da Cafe, 721 South Main Street  Score: 91

            Store insecticides separate from cleaning supplies and away from food contact surfaces. Protect all single-use items on shelves — cups and tops and coffee filters. Clean cooler wire shelves. Clean behind cooler unit. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 24

            Dingus Magees, 3 Georgia Avenue  Score: 88

            Ice scoop and ice scoop bin have a build-up of material; corrected on-site. Cleaners and sprays not labeled and incorrectly stored; corrected on-site. Store clean items to prevent recontamination; corrected on-site. Store single-service items, including coffee filters, protected; corrected on-site. Repair damaged surfaces. Clean kitchen areas where needed. Repair floors, ceiling and walls where needed. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 26

            Dingus Magees, 3 Georgia Avenue  Score: 97 (Reinspection)

            Pots, pans and equipment must be smooth and easily cleanable. Repair floors, ceiling and walls where needed. Most all corrections made. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 24

            Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street  Score: 93

            Cover all personal drinks with a lid and straw. No hand/arm jewelry allowed aside from plain wedding band. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 25

            Beaver House, 121 South Main Street  Score: 87

            Staff must wash hands between handling clean and soiled dishes; corrected on-site. All surfaces must be unmarred, smooth and easily cleanable. Clean kitchen areas where needed. Repair floors/walls/ceiling where needed. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 27

            Beaver House, 121 South Main Street  Score: 93 (Reinspection)

            Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. All surfaces must be unmarred, smooth and easily cleanable. Repair floors/walls/ceiling where needed. Inspector: McKanna.

Jan. 25

            Holiday's Greek & Italian Cuisine, 406 Fair Road  Score: 93

            Date all foods in walk-in with discard dates. All utensils must have handles. Do not store other items in with utensils — pens and markers. Clean racks in walk-in cooler. Inspector: Street.

Jan. 26

            119 Chops, 26 West Main Street  Score: 64

            When reporting to work, before working with foods, cooks must wash hands; corrected on-site. Cover all drinks. No eating in kitchen. Cover all foods. Utensils dirty. Dish machine must sanitize. Must use 3-compartment dish sink to wash dishes until dish machine is repaired. Consumer advisory needed on sushi menu. Out-of-date foods must be discarded. Foods must be date-marked with 7-day discard date. Food discarded on-site; corrected on-site. Cooks must restrain hair. No hand/arm jewelry allowed aside from plain wedding band. Post choking poster in dining room, hand sink sign at hand sinks and most recent inspection within 15 feet of front door. Keep cups in plastic sleeves. Clean cooler bottoms. Repair leaks where needed. Seal doors. Keep doors to facility closed. Inspector: Wiggins.

Jan. 31

            119 Chops, 26 West Main Street  Score: 74 (Reinspection)

            Moldy rolls in kitchen; corrected on-site. Consumer advisory needed for raw oysters. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held at 41 degrees F or below. Freezer out at time of inspection; corrected on-site. Seal doors. Keep doors to facility closed. Food discarded. Inspector: Wiggins.

— compiled by Rheneta A. Ward