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Bulloch County Food Service Inspections - March and April
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    The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March and April 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.
   

 March 4
    Vandy's at the Mall
, Statesboro Mall  Score: 86
    Cover all food items when not in use. Must keep sanitizer ppm at correct level for food contact surfaces; cutting boards showed signs of bacteria. Relabel bulk containers. Store wiping cloths in sanitizer between uses. Air-dry dishes. Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Jud Street.
 March 15
    Vandy's at the Mall,
Statesboro Mall  Score: 91 (Reinspection)
    Sanitizer in bucket at 0 ppm. Clean outside of equipment. Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Street.
 March 4
    McAlister's Deli of Statesboro,
1100 Brampton Avenue Suite A  Score: 87
    In-use utensils must be cleaned and sanitized between uses. Cannot be left out with food debris on surfaces while in temperature danger zone. Also, sanitizing ppm was not adequate. Improper cloth storage; must be in sanitizing solution between uses. Coffee filters should be kept in plastic sleeves while in storage. Clean rear hand sink. Inspector: Street.
 March 11
    McAlister's Deli of Statesboro
, 1100 Brampton Avenue Suite A  Score: 99 (Reinspection)
    Discard damaged plastic containers. Inspector: Street.
 March 5
    McDonald's,
715 Northside Drive  Score: 90
    Must wash, rinse and sanitize dishes/food contact surfaces. Protect single-use items in storage. Clean equipment surfaces where needed — showed manager. Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Street.
 March 8
    Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits
, 526 Fair Road  Score: 92
    Sanitizer ppm not strong enough. Clean shelves in walk-in cooler and where needed. Floors in freezer need cleaning and in kitchen area. Inspector: Street.
 March 9
    Medical Center Soda Shoppe
, 57 Granade Street  Score: 93
    Sanitizer ppm showed zero in buckets; should be at 50 ppm using bleach. Utensils in storage were dirty. Shelving above utensil storage area rusting and flaking off. Inspector: Street.
 March 10
    John's Place
, 4 West Altman Street  Score: 90
    Can opener needs cleaning. Need test strips for chlorine. Wipe down shelves in reach-in cooler. Clean floor under ice machine and fix wall by dish machine. Inspector: Street.
 March 10
    Buffalo's Southwest Cafe
, 120 Lanier Drive  Score: 85
    Cover all food items when not in use. All potentially-hazardous food items must be held at 41 degrees F or below. Protect all single-service items in bar area — cups. Clean out dishwasher catch basin and screen. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Clean bottoms of ovens/warmers. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
 March 12
    Buffalo's Southwest Cafe
, 120 Lanier Drive  Score: 93 (Reinspection)
    Cover all food items when not in use. Improper glove use. Cooks must change gloves when touching cell phones or other personal items. Inspector: Thomas.
 March 10
    Brown's Health & Rehabilitation Cente
r, 226 South College Street  Score: 98
    Protect all single-use articles — coffee bags. Inspector: Street.
 March 19
    Boyd's Bar-B-Q
, 302 Northside Drive  Score: 95
    Clean floors where needed and outside of equipment. Non-cleanable containers used. Fix threshold in outside walk-in cooler to prevent entry from pests. Clean vents in restrooms. Need more light in women's restroom. Inspector: Street.
 March 22
    Wendy's,
500 Fair Road  Score: 97
    Protect coffee filters. Replace damaged lids — non-cleanable. Wipe out bottom of reach-in coolers; water present. Inspector: Street.
 March 24
    Ogeechee Tech Bookstore,
1 Joe Kennedy Boulevard  Score: 98
    Improper scoop in sugar; must have handle. Great job. Facility is very clean and well-organized. Inspector: Thomas.
    Chow Time, 410 Northside Drive  Score: 84
    Need hand towels at hand sink. Keep foods in freezer covered and foods in dry storage — cookies — sealed in bags. Label all bulk storage bins. Store utensils with handles in same direction. Protect single-use items. Need test strips for sanitizing solutions. Inspector: Street.
 March 29
    Chow Time,
410 Northside Drive  Score: 91 (Reinspection)
    Keep food covered in freezer. Keep towels in sanitizing solution between uses. Inspector: Street.
 March 24
    Lillie's Courtyard Cafe
at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, 1499 Fair Road  Score: 92
    All personal drinks must have lid and straw. Do not store personal drinks near food items or in food prep areas. Clean bottoms of trays in food warmers. Clean fryers thoroughly. Clean floors in walk-in cooler. Clean warmers thoroughly — food debris. Clean ovens. Inspector: Thomas.
 March 25
    Goodbirds,
732 Northside Drive  Score: 91
    Must date items in walk-in cooler with discard dates — pudding, cole slaw. Frozen chicken on floor in freezer. Need test strips for sanitizer. Clean outside of equipment. Inspector: Street.
 March 26
    Market Street Deli,
P.O. Box 7994  Score: 99
    Clean under hand sink in front. Inspector: Thomas.
 March 29
    Sonic Drive-In,
322 South Main Street  Score: 95
    Observed unlabeled breading containers. Observed pans stacked before completely air-dried. Observed pitted knife blade and melted plastic bins. Good job. Inspector: McKanna.
    Subway #28916, 400 Parker Avenue Suite 200, Brooklet  Score: 95
    Store cleaners away from food. Get hand-washing sign at hand sink. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
 March 30
    Bruce's Restaurant,
8741 Highway 301 South  Score: 98
    Observed build-up on cooler shelves and hood filters. Repair any knicks or damaged areas. Fantastic job. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
    Brooklet Diner, 105 Highway 80 East, Brooklet  Score: 91
    Cover all food items when not in use. Label all food items in grill area. Inspector: Thomas.
    Chongwah Express, 19A Statesboro Mall  Score: 93
    Do not store eggs over ready-to-eat foods. Cardboard used and particle board for shelving — non-cleanable. Need sanitizer test strips. Clean floor in walk-in cooler. Inspector: Street.
 March 31
    Country Corner Cafe,
115 Stilson Road  Score: 91
    No paper towels at hand sink. Clean potato slicer. Clean inside ice machine. Improper scoop in flour. All scoops must have handles. Protect all single-service items. Inspector: Thomas.
    Pineland's New Beginnings, 515 Denmark Street  Score: 99
    Clean bottom of milk fridge — spilled milk. Clean bottom of refrigerator. Great job. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 1
    Larry's Giant Subs,
620 Fair Road  Score: 78
    No eating allowed in food prep area. Clean tongs. All coolers must hold food at 41 degrees F or cooler. Clean/resurface shelving in dry goods storage. Seal bottoms of doors leading outside. Do not use cooler until rechecked by health department. Thermometer calibrated on-site. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 2
    Larry's Giant Subs,
620 Fair Road  Score: 90 (Reinspection)
    No bare-hand contact allowed with ready-to-eat food. Post most recent inspection at drive-thru. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 5
    Big Ma Moo's,
#15 Main Street, Register  Score: 100 (New)
    Great job. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 6
    Papa John's Pizza,
620 Fair Road  Score: 95
    Observed uncovered sauce and peppers. Observed scoop with no handle in food product. Observed build-up on outsides of trash cans and storage bins. Great job. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
    Heritage Inn & Rehabilitation, 307 Jones Mill Road  Score: 86
    All drinks must be covered with lid and straw. Clean can opener. Clean slicer. No hand/arm jewelry allowed on food preps aside from plain wedding band. Seal bottom of back door. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 8
    Heritage Inn & Rehabilitation,
307 Jones Mill Road  Score: 82 (Reinspection)
    After putting fingers in mouth, food preps must wash hands. All potentially-hazardous foods must be held at 135 degrees F or warmer. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 9
    Statesboro High School,
10 Lester Road  Score: 91
    Personal drinks must have lid and straw. Do not store food on bare wood. Clean slicer. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 12
    Grillmasters Pig Rig,
2787 Ballpark Road, Brooklet  Score: 100 (New)
    Great job. Inspector: Thomas.
    Fordham's Farmhouse Restaurant, 23657 Highway 80 East  Score: 91
    Observed plates and utensils in hand-wash sink; corrected on-site. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Paint wall behind 3-compartment sink. Remove melted or broken utensils. Seal crack in counter top. Clean wall behind grill. Good work. Inspector: McKanna.
 April 14
    The Soda Fountain at Walker Pharmacy,
100 Brampton Avenue, Suite F  Score: 90
    Observed potentially-hazardous food in multi-door cooler being held at greater than 41 degrees F; product discarded. Store pans inverted. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Very clean. Will follow up to check on cooler temperature. Inspector: McKanna.
    Manny's at Quality Inn, 230 South Main Street  Score: 99
    Repair any unsmooth surfaces. Fantastic work. Inspector: McKanna.
    Little Caesar's, 331 Henry Boulevard  Score: 95
    Label all toxic cleaners — Windex®. All scoops must have handles — scoop in flour. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 15
    Beaver House,
121 South Main Street  Score: 80
    Observed bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Must date-mark leftovers held over 24 hours with discard date. Protect foods in storage, in cooler and dry storage. Hair restraints needed. Damaged walls and surfaces not cleanable. Clean outside of equipment where needed. Clean floor, walls and vent fans in coolers. Inspector: Street.
 April 16
    Beaver House,
121 South Main Street  Score: 96 (Reinspection)
    Clean sides of fryers. Clean shelving. Repair damaged floor/walls. Great job. Very clean today. Inspector: McKanna.
 April 15
    Rude Rudy's,
#8 University Plaza  Score: 84
    All personal drinks must have lid and straw. Protect all single-service items. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Repaint floors where needed. Pizza dough hair in it. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 21
    Rude Rudy's,
#8 University Plaza  Score: 91 (Reinspection)
    All scoops must have handles. Clean inside ice machine — mold. Clean floors under and around fryers and pizza oven. Repaint floors where needed. Protect all single-service items. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 15
    Dos Primos,
200 Lanier Drive  Score: 77
    Protect all single-service items. Discard all moldy food items. All potentially-hazardous food items must be 41 degrees F or below. Seal walls in walk-in cooler. All personal food items must have designated area separate from other food items. All scoops must have handles. Clean floors under and around equipment. Clean 3-compartment sink. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 19
    Dos Primos,
200 Lanier Drive  Score: 92 (Reinspection)
    Clean inside ice machine. Label all cleaners. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 15
    Don Corleone's,
200 Lanier Drive  Score: 74
    Must have functioning hand sink; water must be kept on; corrected on site. No eating in kitchen. Clean ice machine. All coolers must hold at 41 degrees F or cooler. Clean cooler bottoms. Rid kitchen of roaches. Keep doors closed. Paint walls where needed. Store toxics away from food. Food discarded. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 19
    Don Corleone's,
200 Lanier Drive  Score: 85 (Reinspection)
    Store raw meats below other items in coolers. Clean ice machine. Repaint walls/repair floor. Do not wash hands in food prep sink. Do not store marker in food. Rid kitchen of roaches. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 15
    Wings Cafe,
1607 Chandler Road  Score: 80
    Cooks must wash hands when reporting to work/after touching face and hair. All potentially-hazardous cold foods must be held at 41 degrees F or cooler. Keep all to-go trays in plastic. Protect single-service items. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 19
    Wings Cafe,
1607 Chandler Road  Score: 98 (Reinspection)
    Repaint/clean floor in kitchen. Do not use boxes/cardboard to line shelves. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 15
    Retriever's,
1 University Plaza  Score: 82
    All cooks must wear hats or hair nets. Cooks must wash hands after touching hair or face and cleaning. Clean floor. Clean trash cans. Clean flour containers. Clean dish washer area thoroughly. Defrost freezer. Protect all single-service items. Do not store shooters in ice bins. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 19
    Retriever's,
1 University Plaza  Score: 94 (Reinspection)
    Discard out-of-date milk. Remove soda nozzles from ice bin. Inspector: Thomas.
 April 15
    Rum Runners,
#7 University Plaza  Score: 79
    Repair floor/walls/ceilings. Clean floors. Repair and clean back door. Seal back door. Protect single-service items. Clean ice machine, knives. Clean toilets. Get scoops with handles for ice. Replace broken knives. Get hand towels at hand sink. Remove trash. Clean dirty areas of kitchen. No food at time of inspection. Inspector: Wiggins.
    The Grill, 102 Brannen Street  Score: 90
    Clean faucets. Clean floor. Keep cups in plastic sleeves. Food prep sink must work. Get proper scoop for flour, ice. Clean bottoms of tables. Date-mark all applicable foods with 7-day discard date. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 19
    El Rinconcito,
2 College Plaza  Score: 85
    Observed an employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils; corrected on-site. Unlabeled working containers observed. Raw foods stored above ready-to-eat items. No hand-washing sign provided at a hand-sink used by food employees. Utensils not stored properly to prevent contamination. Very clean. Watch storage and labeling. Inspector: McKanna.
 April 21
    El Rinconcito,
2 College Plaza  Score: 98 (Reinspection)
    Repair damaged walls, floors, uneven surfaces. Very clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
    Domino's, 17 College Plaza  Score: 97
    Clean sink. Clean toilets. Repair and repaint walls. Inspector: Wiggins.
 April 20
    Ryan's Buffet and Grill
, 806 Highway 80 East  Score: 75
    Employee observed not washing hands when soiled. Personal drinks and food must be stored away from consumer food/plates/cups, etc. Personal drinks must be in single-use containers with lid and straw. No paper towels available at several hand-washing stations. All foods and beverages must be covered while in coolers, dry storage and at beverage stations. Observed food stored on floor of freezer. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Get proper scoops for foods. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Clean side of equipment and inside drawer of bakery. Clean inside of cooler. Clean floor in freezer, broken electrical outlet in bakery. Inspector: McKanna.
 April 22
    Ryan's Buffet and Grill,
806 Highway 80 East  Score: 98 (Reinspection)
    Use scoop for okra with handle connected. Air-dry bins completely before stacking. Wonderful job. Very clean. Inspector: McKanna.
 April 21
    Langston Chapel
, Langston Chapel Road,  Score: 99
    Very clean. Walk-in cooler temperature is high, but perishables have been moved to working units at the time of this inspection. Maintenance has been called to repair the cooler. Inspector: McKanna.
    Chick-fil-A of Statesboro, 703 Northside Drive East  Score: 96
    No hand/arm jewelry allowed on food preps. Clean or replace pots (lids) that cannot be cleaned or have build-up. Inspector: Wiggins.
— compiled by Rheneta A. Washington Ward