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Food Service inspections - September and October

       The following are among the food service establishments inspected in September and October 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.


Sept. 27
119 Chops, 26 West Main Street Score: 85

Must have paper towels at hand sink. Cover all food items when not in use - wrap cheese and bread items. Get thermometers in all coolers/freezers. All food items must be stored six inches off floor. Clean bottoms of ovens. Clean bottoms of cooler of cook line. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
Sept. 29
119 Chops, 26 West Main Street Score: 77 (Reinspection)

Must have paper towels at hand sinks. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held at 41 degrees F or below. Get thermometers in all coolers/freezers. All food items must be stored six inches off floor. Thermometer calibrated at time of inspection. Inspector: Thomas.
Sept. 27
Stilson Elementary School, 15569 Highway 119, Brooklet Score: 96

Clean meat slicer thoroughly. Inspector: Thomas.
Sept. 28
Beaver House, 121 South Main Street Score: 96

Pots and pans and utensils must be smooth and easily cleanable; no burned or marred areas. Shelves must be repainted or resurfaced to be smooth and easily cleanable. Grease build-up on sides of fryer and stove. Repair floors/walls/ceiling where needed. Great job. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
Sept. 29
Charlie Fried Chicken, 4 University Plaza Score: 91

All personal drinks need lids and straws. Plates must be clean. Get scoops with handles. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
Dos Primos, 200 Lanier Drive, Suite 3 Score: 71
Condensation from cooler cannot drip into food items. Cover all food items when not in use. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held hot at 135 degrees F or above. Do not prep or store food items in 3-compartment sink. Paint all dry wall and raw wood in kitchen area. Rid kitchen of bugs and roaches. Inspector: Thomas.
Oct. 3
Dos Primos, 200 Lanier Drive, Suite 3 Score: 91 (Reinspection)

Label all chemical cleaners. Clean floors in walk-in cooler. Rid kitchen of roaches (observed roaches in cooler). Inspector: Thomas.
Sept. 29
Hungry Howie's Pizza, 607 Brannen Street Score: 82

Observed personal beverages in unapproved containers on prep surfaces; corrected on-site. Observed potentially-hazardous food held at greater than 41 degrees F. Cooler had been accidentally switched off the night before. Food destroyed while inspector present; corrected on-site. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Repair stainless steel counter/shelf joint under pizza cut line. Clean crumbs from shelves. Clean walk-in cooler racks. Clean spice shaker holding bins. Replace damaged ceiling tiles. Fix holes in walls. Clean and repair floor where needed. Clean vent pipes. Overall clean. Work on building mechanics and maintenance issues. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 5
Hungry Howie's Pizza, 607 Brannen Street Score: 98 (Reinspection)

Repair floors and walls where needed. Super job. Inspector: McKanna.
Sept. 29
KBob Kelly's, 516 South Main Street Score: 84

Do not put ash trays on prep table. Clean potato slicer. Store toxics away from food. Post score within 15 feet of front door. All wood must be sealed. Repair cooler door. Replace broken knives. Repair/clean floors, walls and ceilings. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
Oct. 4
KBob Kelly's, 516 South Main Street Score: 90 (Reinspection)

Clean potato slicer. All wood must be sealed. Repair cooler door. Defrost freezer. Repair/clean floors, walls and ceilings. Inspector: Wiggins.
Sept. 29
Retrievers, 1 University Plaza Score: 80

Cooler must hold at 41 degrees F. Toxic substances must be stored away from food items and food surfaces. Get hand sign at hand sink. Post inspection sheet within 15 feet of front door. Protect all single-service items. Get test strips for sanitizer. Clean food and dish containers. Clean refrigerator bottom. Repair back-up in plumbing. Clean floor; seal or paint walls. Inspector: Wiggins.
Rum Runners, University Plaza #7 Score: 79
Get paper towels at hand sinks in bathroom. Clean ice machine - very moldy inside. Dishes not cleaned completely - still have food debris. Seal all raw wood in kitchen. Dishwasher must sanitize properly. Repair leak at ice machine. Ice machine must be air-gapped. Clean toilet (filthy). Repair toilet seat. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Repair walls in liquor room - rotten and moldy. Replace any missing ceiling tiles. Seal rear door. Clean dead bugs and spider webs out of cooler. Rid kitchen of rodents. No food on premises. Inspector: Thomas.
Oct. 6
Rum Runners, University Plaza #7 Score: 76 (Reinspection)

Mold in ice. Clean ice machine thoroughly. Post most current inspection report. Seal all raw wood in kitchen. Repair all broken, damaged or missing floor tiles. Rid bathroom and kitchen of roaches. Not open at time of inspection. Inspector: Thomas.
Sept. 29
Southern Billiards & Burgers, 200 Lanier Drive Score: 84

Cover all personal drinks. Discard out of date food - sour cream dated 8/15/11; buttermilk dated 9/20/11. Get thermometers in all coolers. Store raw meats below other items in cooler. Must use sanitizer in rag buckets. Clean bottom of freezer. Inspector: Wiggins.
Oct. 4
Southern Billiards & Burgers, 200 Lanier Drive Score: 95 (Reinspection)

Clean knives. Keep plastic sleeves up on cups. Inspector: Wiggins.
Sept. 29
Wings Cafe, 1607 Chandler Road Score: 87

Improper cooling. Must cool to 70 degrees F within two hours. No hand/arm jewelry allowed on cooks. Keep plastic utensils facing same direction. Inspector: Wiggins.
Oct. 3
Wings Cafe, 1607 Chandler Road Score: 90 (Reinspection)

Cover all food items when in coolers/freezers or when not in use. Replace broken thermometer in cooler. Hats or hair nets must be worn while cooking. All cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution. Inspector: Wiggins.
Sept. 30
The Grill, 102 Brannen Street Score 77

All drinks must have lid and straw. Get soap and paper towels at hand sink. Must have thermometers in all coolers/freezers. Keep rags in sanitizer solution. Post choking poster in dining room. Post score within 15 feet of front door. Store ice scoop handle-up in ice. Protect all single-service items. Repair leak at ice machine. Clean bathroom thoroughly. Clean and repair floors/walls/ceilings. Seal back door. Inspector: Wiggins.
Oct. 3
Georgia Southern Catering Services Score: 90

All personal drinks must have a lid and straw. Clean slicer. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Inspector: Thomas.
Oct. 6
Nevils Elementary School, 8438 Nevils-Groveland Road Score: 100

Inspector: Jud Street.
R.J.'s Seafood & Steaks, 434 South Main Street Score: 84
Dish machine's final rinse not reaching 180 degrees F for sanitizing; only at 140 degrees F. Keep bulk bags in storage closed and protected. Wiping cloths must be kept in sanitizing solution between uses. All scoops must have handles. Keep scoop handles out of product. Store utensils in the same direction such that only handles are touched. Protect single use items - coffee filters and small bowls. Discard damaged plastic bowls and utensils. Clean inside of microwave. Clean outside of equipment. Repair walls, floor and ceilings where needed. Paint or seal wood shelves where needed. Clean wall under dish machine. Need light shields at salad bar. Inspector: Street.
Southeast Bulloch High School, P.O. Box 68, Brooklet Score: 94
All personal drinks must have lid and straw. Clean bottoms of warmers. Clean floors in walk-in cooler. Clean floors in dry goods storage area. Inspector: Thomas.
Oct. 11
Ralph's Diner, 611 Northside Drive West Suite E Score: 95

Sanitizer not at proper strength. Clean floor around chest freezer. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 12
Heritage Inn & Rehabilitation, 307 Jones Mill Road Score: 93

Must keep cloths in sanitizer at proper strength (220 ppm) to sanitize surfaces properly. Thermometers in reach-in cooler and walk-in not accurate. Inspector: Street.
Pizza Hut #316228, 860 Buckhead Drive Score: 95
Need to clean racks in walk-in cooler (mobile racks). Clean cooler door seals. Clean prep table top around computer. Fix leaky faucet at hand sink. Clean front restroom and toilet. Clean floors in corners and under equipment. Clean A/C covers in kitchen. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 13
Burger King #14614, 602 Fair Road Score: 92

Clean slicers thoroughly. Keep cups in plastic sleeves. Do not overfill cup bins. Clean cooler bottoms. Clean floors where needed Inspector: Wiggins.
Great Wall Restaurant, 620 Fair Road, Suite A Score: 97
Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Extremely clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Krystal, 781 Brannen Street Score: 94
Get thermometers inside all coolers. Keep utensils stored so that handles are touched. Keep single-use items protected in storage. Need to repaint rusty shelf at dish sink. Clean fan vent covers in walk-in cooler. Inspector: Street.
Varieties Of Statesboro, 550 Fair Road Score: 90
Cover all food items when not in use. Wrap all freezer and cooler items completely; corrected on-site. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Scoops used in products must have handles. Repair wall/corner going into sink room. Very organized and clean. Good job. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 14
Joseph's Home for Boys, 3400 Cypress Lake Road Score: 91
Keep pesticides stored separate from cleaners. Keep utensils clean while in storage - bowls, containers, etc. Clean inside of shelves/cabinets. Need to clean floors behind stove and refrigerator. Inspector: Street.
Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, 766 Williams Road Score: 99
Observed employee's personal items stored improperly; corrected on-site. Sensational job. Extremely clean. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 17
The Brooklet Landing, 17543 Highway 80 East, Brooklet Score: 87

No bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Need to use discard dates on leftovers not to exceed seven days. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 18
The Brooklet Landing, 17543 Highway 80 East, Brooklet Score: 96 (Reinspection)

Need to clean can opener. Keep sanitizer at proper strength. Inspector: Street.
China One, 400 Parker Avenue Suite 400, Brooklet Score: 91
No sanitizer present in cloth buckets. Need discard dates on potentially-hazardous foods left over or prepared for later use; already discussed on 4/29/09. Clean between equipment in kitchen - grease build-up. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 19
Waffle House #935, 609 Northside Drive East Score: 84

Must have soap at all hand-wash sinks; corrected on-site. Cover all food completely in walk-in cooler; corrected on-site. Walk-in cooler has a leak in the ceiling. Dishes/pots/pans/utensils must be stored inverted. Store single-service (to go) items wrapped; corrected on-site. Clean shelves in walk-in cooler. Clean inside of prep cooler. Clean floor of walk-in cooler. Clean and repair counter behind dish area. Repair wall into dry storage. Good general cleaning. Work on storage. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 24
Waffle House #935, 609 Northside Drive East Score: 98 (Reinspection)

Area behind dish-washing area is not smooth and easily cleanable. Clean wire shelving in walk-in cooler. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 20
Kentucky Fried Chicken at Buckhead, 898 Buckhead Drive Score: 98

Single-service containers must be stored wrapped; corrected on-site. Grease build-up on outside (top) of sandwich press. Great food-handling by employees. Very clean and organized. Inspector: McKanna.
Westwood Nursing Center, 101 Stockyard Road Score: 91
Must use discard dates on foods left over. Keep foods protected while in storage. Discard damaged utensils and replace any food contact surface that's non-cleanable. Wipe down racks in walk-in cooler. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 21
Southern Palace, 602 Brannen Street Suite 9 Score: 81

Must keep hand towels at hand sink. Cover all foods when not in use. Blood found in 3-compartment sink; sink should only be used for dish washing. All potentially-hazardous foods prepared and held in coolers over 24 hours must have 7-day or less discard date. Store all cloths in sanitizer between uses. Utensils stored dirty and some stored in stagnate water. Cardboard shelving in kitchen dirty; should use cleanable material. Do not pour mop water out back or wash out container there; should be disposed of in mop sink. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 24
Chow Time, 410 Northside Drive East Score: 80

Must use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods; corrected on-site. Personal drinks noted sitting on prep tables; corrected on-site. Cover all foods by stove and in cooler/freezer; corrected on-site. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Overall clean. Work on handling, storage. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 26
I-Hop #4461, 800 Highway 80 East Score: 83

Foods must be stored covered and caps on containers. Dirty utensils found in storage. Do not store single-use items in drawer with chemical cleaners. Do not set food containers on top of food - crepes. Store utensils so only handles are touched. Air-dry dishes before stacking. Protect single-use items. Discard damaged plastic containers and lids. Need proper test strips. Clean outside of equipment, cooler handles and cooler door gaskets. Inspector: Street.
Oct. 27
Chongwah Express, 19 A Statesboro Mall Score: 90

Do not store drinks over prep areas. Do not store raw eggs over vegetables in walk-in cooler. Cardboard and bins stored in prep sinks. Cardboard used as liner for shelving. Clean wire shelving in walk-in cooler. Clean shelving in kitchen area. Inspector: McKanna.
Snooky's Restaurant, 11 East Kennedy Street Score: 91
Store clean pots/pans inverted. Repaint shelving; wire shelving rusted. Clean mop sink. Repair/repaint walls/floors/ceilings where needed. Clean floors under equipment. Gap under screen door. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Oct. 31
Dragon Chen Restaurant, 600 Northside Drive East Suite E Score: 98

Rusted wire shelving. Need sanitizer test strips. Clean shelf, sides of equipment, baffles, around fryer; corrected on-site. Fantastic job. Inspector: McKanna.
Lee's Restaurant, 458 West Jones Avenue Score: 86
Cover foods in coolers and in kitchen when not in use. Store all clean utensils to prevent contamination. Repair raw wood or rusted or broken surfaces on cabinets, tables, equipment, etc. Resurface or discard damaged utensils, pots, pans, bins, lids, etc. Clean sides of bins/lids. Repair raw wood or broken surfaces on floors, walls and ceiling where needed. Gaps noted under and around exterior doors. Inspector: McKanna.
- compiled by Rheneta A. Ward