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Food Service inspections - October and November

       The following are among the food service establishments inspected in November 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.

Nov. 2
Forest Heights Country Club, 3772 Country Club Road Score: 92

Personal beverages must not be stored above prep areas/thawing areas or dish washing areas. Store all clean pots/pans/bins/equipment on wire shelving inverted. Resurface or replace cutting boards that are heavily marred, bin lids that are broken. Repair/repaint floors and walls where needed. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
Lakeside Cafe, Forest at Cedarwood Drive Score: 91
Cover all food items when not in use. Clean tomato slicer. Protect all single-service items. Seal bottoms of rear doors. Rid kitchen of flies. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
Nov. 3
Isabella's Of Statesboro, 199 Northside Drive Unit A Score: 85

Clean slicer. Dish machine must sanitize. Keep cleaners/toxics away from food/utensils. Hair restraints needed. No hand/arm jewelry allowed aside from plain wedding ring. Post choking poster in dining room. Post hand-washing sign at hand sink. Seal bottom of back door. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
Nov. 8
Isabella's Of Statesboro, 199 Northside Drive Unit A Score: 96 (Reinspection)

Date-mark any potentially-hazardous foods not used within 24 hours with a 7-day discard date. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 7
Brooklet Elementary School, 600 West Lane Street, Brooklet Score: 97

Remove all bent cans or mark "do not use" and return to supplier. Great job. Very clean and well-organized kitchen. Inspector: Thomas.
Chili's, 435 Commerce Drive Score: 86
Cover all foods. Clean slicer, cutting boards, plates, utensils, can opener. Get thermometers in all coolers. Keep scoop handles out of food. Replace damaged slicer; defrost ice cream freezer. Clean food cart, microwave, freezer bottoms. Replace ceiling tile. Shield lights. Get lights in freezer working. Seal bottom of back door. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 10
Chili's, 435 Commerce Drive Score: 90 (Reinspection)

Cover all foods. Clean lemon slicer, cutting boards, plates and pans. Keep scoop handles out of food. Shield lights. Get lights in freezer working. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 7
Ihop #4461, 800 U.S. Highway 80 East Score: 91

Knives stored dirty in holder. Clean outside of equipment and inside of cooler gaskets. Fix broken floor tiles where needed. Inspector: Jud Street.
Vandy's On Vine, 22 East Vine Street Score: 91
Clean inside of ice machine. Do not use rusty racks to hold clean utensils. Need proper test strips for quat sanitizer. Fix shelf under drink machine. Clean floor in corners. Inspector: Street.
Nov. 8
Don Corleone's Pizzeria, 200 Lanier Drive Score: 66

Cooler leaking into breading mixture in walk-in cooler. Contaminants in flour for pizza. Contaminants in butter for pizza. Cover all food items when not in use. Clean slicer. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held at 135 degrees F or above. All potentially-hazardous food items must have 7-day discard date. All food items must be stored six inches off of floor. Cooks must wear hats or hair nets. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Rid kitchen of flies. Inspector: Thomas.
Nov. 10
Don Corleone's Pizzeria, 200 Lanier Drive Score: 90 (Reinspection)

Clean ice machine (mold). Improper scoop in spices and flour. All scoops must have handles. Defrost chest freezer in pizza area. Clean lids for food containers. Clean bottom of reach-in freezer. Rid kitchen of flies. Inspector: Thomas.
Nov. 8
Morrison Health Care Food Service At East Georgia Regional Medical Center, 1499 Fair Road Score: 80

Remove all moldy food from cooler. Cover all food items when not in use. Clean slicer thoroughly after every use. Out-of-date cream must be discarded. Clean ovens inside. Clean underside of mixer. Clean floors in freezer under shelves. Inspector: Thomas.
Nov. 10
Morrison Health Care Food Service At East Georgia Regional Medical Center, 1499 Fair Road Score: 99 (Reinspection)

Cutting boards must be smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: Thomas.
Nov. 8
Stilson Cafe, 8286 Highway 80 East, Brooklet Score: 85

Keep ice bin closed and ice scoop handles out of ice. Bulk-made foods or any potentially-hazardous foods stored in cooler must have discard dates dated no later than seven days past day of prep. Store eggs below ready-to-eat foods. Use 3-compartment sink only for dish washing; do not use to hold or prep meats. Store personal items separated from food contact surfaces and counters - cell phones and tobacco. Keep wiping cloths in sanitizer between uses. Clean floor under hot bar. Excessive flies in restaurant. Within 90-day window for food service training. Inspector: Street.
Nov. 23
Stilson Cafe, 8286 Highway 80 East, Brooklet Score: 84 (Reinspection)

Chemicals (Windex®) should not be stored next to food products in dry storage. Store personal items away from food contact surfaces and counter. Dirty utensils in storage. Keep handles out of products - ice and dry goods. Single-use items - coffee filters - unprotected. Clean outside of equipment and surfaces. Clean floors where needed; freezer front area by window. Excessive flies in kitchen. Inspector: Street.
Nov. 9
Coconut Thai Cuisine, 7 College Plaza Score: 75

Get hand towels at hand sink. Clean or replace cutting board. All coolers must hold food at 41 degrees F or less. Store raw meats below other items in coolers. Invert all plates, pots and pans to protect serving surface. Store utensils handle-up in bins. Clean where needed. Repaint walls where needed. Clean floors and walls where needed. Lights must work at all times. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 10
Coconut Thai Cuisine, 7 College Plaza Score: 97 (Reinspection)

Invert all plates, pots and pans to protect serving surface. Clean freezer bottoms. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 9
Lily's Cafe, 40 East Main Street Score: 74

Personal beverages sitting on prep surfaces. No paper towels at hand sink; corrected on-site. Clean strainers and baking equipment stored under prep table. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held cold at 41 degrees F or below. Label all bulk containers. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Store all clean plates, pots and utensils inverted. Keep all single-service containers wrapped or stored protected. Rusted shelving in refrigerators. No test strips for determining sanitizer concentration. Clean behind hand-wash sink, the sides of fryers. Clean gaskets on the back refrigerator. Clean floor under and around fryer. Clean floor in dry goods storage. Repair floors and walls where needed. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 22
Lily's Cafe, 40 East Main Street Score: 73 (Reinspection)

Clean muffin tins and lid under prep table. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held cold at 41 degrees F or below. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Store all clean pots inverted. Keep all single-service containers wrapped or stored protected. Clean gaskets on the back refrigerator. Clean around the hand-wash sink faucet. Repair floors and walls where needed. Clean floor under and behind equipment. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 28
Lily's Cafe, 40 East Main Street Score: 80 (Reinspection II)

Tomatoes in egg cooler have mold growth. Management stated they were to be thrown out; corrected on-site. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held cold at 41 degrees F or below. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 9
Panera Bread, 810 Buckhead Drive Score: 90

Cover all foods when not in use (by prep area). Store eggs below ready-to-eat foods. Wipe out inside of prep coolers where crumbs and food debris have fallen. Inspector: Street.
Seasons of Japan, 715 Northside Drive East Suite 8 Score: 94
Do not block hand sink. Replace damaged ceiling tiles. Inspector: Street.
The New York City Pizzeria, 1200 Brampton Avenue Score: 99
Get cover for AC Vent in bathroom. Inspector: Thomas.
Nov. 14
Marriott Springhill Suites, 105 Springhill Drive Score: 96

Do not put dishes in food prep sinks. Repair cabinet door. Inspector: Wiggins.
Quiznos®, 721 South Main Street Score: 97
Store all scoops handle-up in food products (sugar). Cutting boards must be smooth and easily cleanable. Discard any cracked plastic containers. Inspector: Thomas.
Sonic Drive In, 322 South Main Street Score: 92
Store all scoops handle-up in food products (sugar). Cutting boards must be smooth and easily cleanable. Discard any cracked plastic containers. Inspector: Street.
Nov. 15
Baymont Inns & Suites, 425 South Main Street Score: 94

Store toxic chemicals away from cleaners/sanitizers; corrected on-site. Repair broken cabinet doors. Scoops must have handles. Repair floor. Very clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Pizza Hut, 129 South Main Street Score: 98
Store plates inverted; corrected on-site. Store single-service lids, containers and coffee filters wrapped. Repair cabinets around soda machine. Clean out bins holding lids, tools and utensils. Very clean. Great job. Store is revamping equipment. Inspector: McKanna.
Statesboro Millhouse, 1301 Statesboro Place Circle Score: 84
Do not store drinks on or over prep surfaces; corrected on-site. Equipment under prep table has food residue. Segregate clean and soiled dishes/equipment; corrected on-site. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Store plates, utensils and pans inverted. Repair broken areas on freezer. Scoops must have handles. Caulking missing on the back of the hand sink. Clean gaskets on refrigerators. Insects noted in mechanical workings. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 16
Statesboro Millhouse, 1301 Statesboro Place Circle Score: 99 (Reinspection)

Keep Styrofoam® containers covered; corrected on-site. Very clean. Super job. Inspector: McKanna.
Cshop, 1 Church Street, Portal Score: 80
Must have certified food safety manager. No bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Discard all outdated foods. Buttermilk has September date. Get thermometers in all coolers/freezers. Inspector: Wiggins.
November 21
Cshop, 1 Church Street, Portal Score: 90 (Reinspection)

Must have certified food safety manager. There are four ways to thaw: under cool running water, in microwave, during cooking process or in cooler over time. Store utensils with handles facing in the same direction. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 16
Medical Center Pharmacy, 57 Granade Street Score: 88

Chicken salad and pimento cheese at 49 and 50 degrees F thrown out. Thermometer calibrated ice bath. Keep utensils stored with handles in the same direction. Wipe out inside of cabinet up front and clean out ice cream cooler. Clean floors in corners. Discussed food-handling techniques and proper cooling methods and suggested to have cooler checked; also to check temperature each morning to ensure unit is operating properly. Inspector: Street.
• Nov. 18
Medical Center Pharmacy, 57 Granade Street Score: 95 (Reinspection)

Keep food bags closed up after use. Non-kitchen staff should not enter kitchen and food prep area. Fix or replace broken items in kitchen - freezer lid and cooler door handle. Inspector: Street.
Nov. 16
Subway #28656, 611 Highway 80 West Score: 94

Store personal items (pocket book) away from food service items. Protect single-use items in storage. Discard cracked and broken plastic lids. Inspector: Street.
The Pita Pit, 609 Brannen Street, Suite 1 Score: 96
Keep plastic lids protected. Repair broken handles on freezer. Clean outside of utensil storage cabinet and around unused equipment. Covering peeling away from behind ware-wash sink. Floor paint peeling in back room. Very clean. Super job. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 17
Platinum Lounge, 2 Proctor Street Score: 95

Get soap at hand sink in bar area. Repaint floors where needed. Inspector: Thomas.
Nov. 21
Subway #3215, 216 Lanier Drive Score: 96

Keep scoop handles out of contact with product; corrected on-site. Discard torn equipment. Clean out catch troughs under ovens/equipment. Broken floor tile near walk-in cooler. Very clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 22
Papa John's Pizza, 620 Fair Road Score: 91

Cutting board is in need of cleaning or replacing - stained dark in areas. Clean out utensil storage bin - food crumbs present. Replace damaged ceiling tiles and fix cooler handles. Inspector: Street.
Nov. 23
Carmike Cinema 12, 610 Brannen Street Score: 91

Cover pickles in walk-in cooler. Get thermometers in all coolers/freezers. Get test strips for dish machine. Inspector: Thomas.
Chick-fil-A, GSU Union, P.O. Box 8107 Score: 98
Clean/replace shelves in cooler. Repair chicken cooler door. Repaint where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
Coldstone Creamery, 357 Georgia Avenue Score: 96
Out of date product - October 2011. Inspector: Wiggins.
Einstein Bros Bagels, 357 Georgia Avenue Score: 95
No hand/arm jewelry allowed on food preps aside from plain wedding band. Post hand-wash sign at hand sink. Inspector: Wiggins.
Nov. 28
Ocean Galley Seafood, 503 Northside Drive East Score: 84

Bulk lemons in walk-in cooler have mold growth; corrected on-site. Dried product build-up on slicers; corrected on-site. Clean walk-in refrigerator racks near freezer door. Clean grease build-up around fryer equipment and exhaust hood. Repair floors and walls where needed. Front kitchen is very clean. Watch storage issues. Inspector: McKanna.
Nov. 30
Ocean Galley Seafood, 503 Northside Drive East Score: 97

Discard broken/pitted equipment/utensils. Repair floors and walls where needed. Inspector: McKanna.
- compiled by Rheneta A. Ward.