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Bulloch County Food Service Inspections - December and January
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        The following are among the food service establishments inspected in November, December and January 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. 17
        El Sombrero #10, 600 Northside Drive East  Score: 86
        Clean ice maker. Label toxic materials/cleaners. Keep ice scoop handle up in ice. Ice scoop cannot be stored in a "falling ice" maker. Do not wash gloves. Gloves must be changed when needed. Repair ice maker. Clean floors where needed. Keep back door closed. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
 Jan. 8
        El Sombrero #10
, 600 Northside Drive East  Score: 96 (Reinspection)
        Cover all foods. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Dec. 17
        Southeast Bulloch Middle School
, 9124 Brooklet-Denmark Highway  Score: 99
        Protect all single-service items. Great job. Very clean and well-organized. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
        The Old Post Office Cafe, 103 Parker Avenue, Brooklet  Score: 99
        Clean floors under and around equipment. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 4
        Southern Palace
, 602 Brannen Street, Suite 9  Score: 84
        Cover shrimp/other foods. Label all containers. No hand-washing sign provided at a hand-sink used by food employees. No copy of latest inspection report. Ice scoop stored in drop-down ice maker. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Broken handle on rice cooker. Damaged cutting board in wine storage area. Unapproved containers used to store corn starch. Clean around wok cooking units. Clean wire storage racks by back door. Gaps noted around back door. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
 Jan. 7
        Southern Palace
, 602 Brannen Street, Suite 9  Score: 98 (Reinspection)
        No copy of latest inspection report.  Undersides of storage pans have flour/corn starch build-up. Great work. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 4
        Zaxby's,
502 Fair Road  Score: 93
        Store cleaners away from food items. Keep scoop handles out of food. Replace worn cutting boards. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 5
        Larry's Giant Subs
, 701 Piedmont Loop  Score: 95
        Thermometers must be accurate. Post hand-washing sign at hand sink. Post most recent inspection within 15 feet of front door in customer view. Clean where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
        Sonic at Buckhead, 880 Buckhead Drive  Score: 88
        All personal drinks must have lid and straw. Personal drinks cannot be stored over food prep areas. Keep all food items in cooler/freezer covered. All cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution when not in use. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 7
        Sonic at Buckhead
, 880 Buckhead Drive  Score: 96 (Reinspection)
        Clean outside of breading containers. Clean bottom of coolers/freezers. Label bottle of oil in grill area. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 6
        Westwood Nursing Center
  Score: 93
        Clean spray rinse nozzle. Clean ceiling tiles where needed. Protect single-use items — coffee filters/cups. Label bulk containers — thickener. Inspector: W.J. Street.
        Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn, 12399 A Highway 301 South  Score: 91
        Clean floor where needed. All scoops need handles. Clean walk-in shelves. Improper cloth storage. Protect single-use items — tea filters. Inspector: Street.
        Applebee's, 804 U.S. Highway 80 East  Score: 80
        Moldy produce observed in walk-in cooler; corrected on-site. Observed a dirty knife placed on a clean utensil storage rack as well as dirty slicer blades. Observed spray bottles with no labels. In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially-hazardous food and the container. Observed clean utensils not stored to protect the food contact surfaces. Clean plates stored uncovered/uninverted. Bins must be dried completely before stacking. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Resurface or replace cutting boards. Replace utensils with burned or broken handles. Knife handles must be made of smooth, non-porous approved materials. Clean catch trays in dry storage. Clean storage shelves between walk-in coolers. Clean floors in vegetable cooler. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 8
        Applebee's
, 804 U.S. Highway 80 East  Score: 97 (Reinspection)
        Clean bowls and equipment must be stored inverted or covered to prevent contamination of food contact surfaces; corrected on-site. Clean outer housing of fruit slicer; corrected on-site. Great work. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 7
        Joseph's Home for Boys
, 3400 Cypress Lake Road  Score: 90
        Need thermometer inside refrigerator. Protect single-use items (plates) in storage. Need to clean ice machine and sanitize. Need test strips for sanitizer. Inspector: Street.
        Michael's Deli, 550 Fair Road  Score: 81
        Personal drinks must be covered with lid and straw. Clean can opener. Clean slicer. There are four ways to thaw: submerged in cool running water, in microwave, in cooler over time or during cooking process. Get thermometers in all coolers. Get hand-washing sign at hand sink. Store scoops handle-up in food item. Protect all single-serve items. Do not wash gloves. They must be changed as needed. Repair leak in cooler. Clean hand sink. Shield lights in dish-washing area. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 8
        Michael's Deli,
550 Fair Road  Score: 95 (Reinspection)
        Do not use dented cans. Shield lights in dish-washing area. Inspector: Wiggins.
        Starbucks Coffee Company #13435, 714 Northside Drive East  Score: 98
        Great job. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 11
        Marriott Springhill Suites
, 105 Springhill Drive  Score: 96
        Do not store personal food in cooler. Post inspection within 15 feet of front door in view of customers. Inspector: Wiggins.
        Subway #28757, 1550 Chandler Road Suite A  Score: 99
        Observed damaged ceiling tiles and grid structure in supply area. Observed improper storage of employee's personal items. Fantastic job. Very clean. Great hand-washing procedures. Inspector: McKanna.
        Hampton Inn, 616 Fair Road  Score: 93
        All potentially-hazardous food items held longer than 24 hours must have 7-day discard date (sausage gravy). Protect all single-service items. Repair fan cover/hole in wall. Inspector: Thomas.
        Georgia's Bed & Breakfast, 123 South Zetterower Avenue  Score: 95
        Need sanitizer test strips. Label any leftovers with 7-day discard date. Inspector: Street.
        Quizno's, 721 South Main Street  Score: 86
        All foods held cold must be held at 41 degrees F or below. Label sugar container. Do not stack wet dishes to dry. Clean sugar container (outside). Food discarded. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 13
        Quizno's,
721 South Main Street  Score: 95 (Reinspection)
        Clean drink tower nozzles. Clean floors in freezer under shelves. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 12
        William James Complex
, 150 Williams Road  Score: 99
        Need light shield in rear entry area. Inspector: Street.
        I-HOP, 800 U.S. 80 East  Score: 75
        Cover all personal drinks with lid and use straw. Cover all foods. Clean knives. Clean slicer. All potentially-hazardous foods must be held at 41 degrees F or cooler. Items moved to cold location. All cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution. Store plates inverted. Repair dish machine. Clean floors in dish machine area. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 14
        I-HOP
, 800 U.S. 80 East  Score: 92 (Reinspection)
        Do not clean knives with cleaning rags. Utensils must be sanitized when cleaned. All cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 12
        Julia P. Bryant
, 400 Donnie Simmons Way  Score: 89
        Protect single-use items — tops/cups/forks. Clean plastic bowls. Do not store grill cleaner on same shelf as clean pans. Fix floors where needed. Improper cloth storage. Inspector: Street.
        Mellow Mushroom, 1098 Bermuda Run Road  Score: 95
        Label all food containers. Improper scoop in cheese and lettuce. Do not stack wet dishes. Protect all single-service items. Clean floors in dishwasher area thoroughly. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 13
        The Coffee Wagon
, 21D S&L Lane  Score: 100
        Great job. Inspector: Thomas.
        Eagle Health & Rehab, 405 South College Street  Score: 96
        Improper date-marking; can only have seven days to use product after opening/preparing unless frozen. Discard date is more than seven days on package. Very good. Inspector: Street.
        Subway #11391, 860 Buckhead Drive  Score: 99
        Repair coving along wall next to mop sink. Fantastic work. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 14
        Brooklet Elementary School
, 600 West Lane Street, Brooklet  Score: 96
        Store insecticides separate from cleaners. Very good. Inspector: Street.
        Starbucks at Georgia Southern, 1 Georgia Avenue  Score: 95
        Label sugar containers. Protect all single-service items. Clean bottom of coolers. Clean counter tops where needed. Inspector: Thomas.
        Subway #28656, 611 Highway 80 West  Score: 97
        Thermometer missing in walk-in cooler. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
        K-Bob Kelly's, 516 South Main Street  Score: 90
        Need new thermometer in cooler. Keep tops closed on spices stored on shelves. Shelves rusty in kitchen and walk-in cooler. Floor rusty in walk-in cooler. Floor dirty/non-cleanable. Need test strips. Inspector: Street.
 Jan. 15
        Mattie Lively Elementary School,
302 Debbie Drive  Score: 98
        Clean underside of mixer. Sweep floor in corner. Inspector: Street.
 Jan. 19
        Georgia Southern University Child Development Center
, 219 Forest Drive  Score: 99
        Protect all single-service items. Inspector: Thomas.
        Zach's Brew, 255 Forest Drive  Score: 100
        Great job. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 20
        Longhorn's of Statesboro
, 719 Northside Drive  Score: 85
        Do not allow water from freezer leak to drip onto food. Food preps must restrain hair. Store scoops handle-up in food. Keep cups in plastic sleeves. Clean freezer bottoms/side of grill/cooler shelves/microwave. Clean walk-in freezer floor. Clean vents. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 21
        Longhorn's of Statesboro
, 719 Northside Drive  Score: 98 (Reinspection)
        Keep all to-go trays in plastic. Replace damaged utensils. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 20
        Sweetleaf Cafe, 250 Forest Drive  Score: 99
        Clean fan. Great job. Inspector. Thomas.
        Mill Creek Elementary School, 239 Beasley Road  Score: 99
        Utensils stored unprotected. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
        Murray's Deli, 11 College Plaza  Score: 96
        Improper thawing of chicken in prep sink. Protect all single-service items. Need thermometers in all freezers/coolers. Inspector: Thomas.
        Subway #3215, 510 South Main Street  Score: 93
        Clean slicer and Coke cap dispensers. Seal gap in front door. Inspector: Wiggins.
 Jan. 21
        In The Shade BBQ and Southern Cooking, 9643 Highway 301  Score: 99
        Observed places on walls and floors that are not smooth and easily cleanable. Very clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
        Emma's, 455 Commerce Drive  Score: 96
        Observed unlabeled containers; corrected on-site. Utensils stored incorrectly; corrected on-site. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 22
        Stilson Elementary
, 15569 Highway 119  Score: 100
        Exceptionally clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 25
        Talon's Grill
, P.O. Box 7992, GSU campus  Score: 90
        Cover all food items when not in use. Label all food items. Store all scoops handle-up in food items. Protect all single-service items when not in use. Replace cutting boards (grooves and stained). Inspector: Thomas.
        China One, 400 Parker Avenue Suite 400, Brooklet  Score: 94
        Clean meat grinder. Store utensils handle-up in bins. Keep to-go plates covered. Clean walk-in freezer floor. Inspector: Wiggins.
        Coldstone Creamery, 357 Georgia Avenue  Score: 98
        Cover all food items when not in use. All potentially-hazardous cold food items must be held at 41 degrees F or below. All coolers and freezers must have internal thermometers. All food items must be stored six inches off the floor. All cutting boards must be smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: Thomas.
        Einstein Brothers Bagels, 357 Georgia Avenue  Score: 80
        Clean slicer and ice maker. Observed unlabeled spray bottle of chemical. Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Observed a leaking faucet at a hand-wash sink. Damaged walls and broken floor tiles. Clean fans. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 28
        Einstein Brothers Bagels
, 357 Georgia Avenue  Score: 99 (Reinspection)
        Clean bottoms of coolers/freezers. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 26
        Great Wall Restaurant
, 620 Fair Road Suite A  Score: 81
        Observed food employee touch bare body part then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Food containers observed with no labels. Also observed food/spices in containers with incorrect labels. Observed meat being thawed in the ware-washing sink. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Observed tongs stored on hand-wash paper towel holder. Clean utensils stored in soiled container with non-food service items. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 27
        Great Wall Restaurant
, 620 Fair Road Suite A  Score: 98 (Reinspection)
        Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 26
        Arby's
, 622 Fair Road  Score: 99
        Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Fantastic work. Inspector: McKanna.
 Jan. 27
        Vandy's on Vine
, 22 East Vine Street  Score: 93
        Do not store personal drinks near food items and food prep surfaces. Do not use bent cans. Inspector: Thomas.
 Jan. 28
        Chick-fil-A
, GSU Union, P.O. Box 8107  Score: 98
        Clean cooler bottoms. Clean floor and freezer floor where needed. Paint walls where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
        Caribbean Feast LLC, 407 Fair Road  Score: 91
        Food must be reheated to 165 degrees F and hot-held at 135 degrees F or above. Inspector: Thomas.

— compiled by Rheneta A. Washington Ward