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Food service inspections - July- August, Part 2
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Aug. 12
McDonald's Archway,
810 Arch Way Score: 98
       Protect cups and tops in storage. Defrost freezer. Inspector: Street.
Mellow Mushroom,1098 Bermuda Run Road Score: 72
       Out of date sour cream. No sanitizer at 3-compartment sink. Inside of ice machine needs cleaning and sanitizing. Clean can opener. Bacteria visible at holding bin in bar area where knife and cutting board stored. Pre-prepared food in walk-in cooler must have discard dates seven days from date of preparation. Label bulk storage containers. Provide thermometers inside all coolers. Improper utensil storage - knives stored between tables - not sanitized. Need to clean out utensil storage bins. Do not stack wet dishes. Clean outside of equipment where needed. Inspector: Street.
Aug. 13
Mellow Mushroom,
1098 Bermuda Run Road Score: 90 (Reinspection)
       No bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods - salads. Continue to clean walls and floor where needed. Inspector: Street.
In the Shade BBQ and Southern Cooking, 9643 Highway 301 Score: 97
       Utensils stored handles-down; corrected on-site. Tables and equipment have peeling and pitted areas. Observed places on walls and floors that are not smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: McKanna.
Aug. 17
Chili's,
435 Commerce Drive Score: 85
        No bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Clean slicer. Keep scoop handles out of food. Replace or resurface cutting boards that are heavily grooved. Clean food cart. Clean areas of kitchen where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
Aug. 19
Chili's,
435 Commerce Drive Score: 97 (Reinspection)
       Rid kitchen of flies. Good job cooling foods rapidly and date marking!! Inspector: Wiggins.
Aug. 17
Snack Shack,
28 Statesboro Mall Score: 98
       Store handles up in all food products. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Clean fans. Clean ceiling vents. Inspector: Thomas.
Aug. 18
Moe's Southwest Grill,
608 Brannen Street Score: 99
       Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Thomas.
Aug. 20
Lee's Restaurant,
458 West Jones Avenue Score: 70
       Utensils used dirty, not sanitized. Must use one sink for washing dishes and one for meat prep. Cannot use both sinks for washing dishes. Date leftovers with seven-day discard dates. Must have thermometer inside cooler. Keep foods covered while inside coolers. Post current inspection. Keep single-use items protected in storage. Unfinished floors, walls and ceilings. Need test strips for bleach sanitizer. Discharging gray water from sinks on ground outside. Hang mops to dry after use. Clean walls, floor and ceiling where needed - mold growing in ceiling in kitchen. Discard unneeded or non-working equipment. Seal all openings to outside; need self-closing back door. Inspector: Street.
Aug. 23
Market Street Deli,
P.O. Box 7994 Score: 99
       Cutting board not smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: Thomas.
Nikkos Express, 701 Piedmont Loop Score: 81
       Personal beverages stored on and around prep areas, food storage areas and in unapproved containers. No paper towels located at hand-washing sink; corrected on-site. Hand-wash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Uncovered food noted in the walk-in unit and the reach-in cooler. No date-marking noted on meat in walk-in; corrected on-site. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while working with food. Current inspection report must be displayed within 15 feet of main entrance as well as drive through. Hand-wash signage must be posted at all hand-wash stations. Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees F. Bowl used as scoop and spatula. Handle stored touching food product. Completely air-dry equipment before stacking. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. Clean fans. Personal items stored next to and above food equipment. Inspector: McKanna.
Aug. 25
Nikkos Express,
701 Piedmont Loop Score: 92 (Reinspection)
       Personal beverages stored on and around prep areas, food storage areas and in unapproved containers; corrected on-site. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination; corrected on-site. Inspector: McKanna.
Aug. 23
Smithfield Golf,
LLC, 743 Georgia Highway 46 Score: 97
       Store utensils in an organized manner to prevent contamination of food contact surfaces. Clean around hand-wash sink and inside the dishwasher (unused) Repair any damaged areas of walls and ceiling. Great work. Inspector: McKanna.
The Pita Pit, 609 Brannen Street Suite 1 Score: 93
        Clean can opener blade. Clean slicer blade. Label all food items. Inspector: Thomas.
Aug. 24
Brown's Health & Rehab,
226 South College Street Score: 97
       Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. Fantastic job Inspector McKanna.
Seasons of Japan, 715 Northside Drive East Suite E Score: 97
       Rid kitchen of flies. Great job! Inspector: Thomas.
      Sugar Magnolia Bakery, 106 Savannah Avenue Suite C Score: 94
       Cover all food items in coolers/ freezers (butter). Clean bottom of freezer. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Inspector: Thomas.
Aug. 25
Elements,
250 Forest Drive Score: 94
       There are four ways to properly thaw meats: in cooler over time, submerged in cool running water, in microwave or during cooking process. Do not work with foods in 3-compartment sink. Inspector: Wiggins.
Southeast Bulloch Middle School, 9124 Brooklet-Denmark Highway, Brooklet Score: 100
Inspector: Thomas.
Southeast Bulloch High School, P.O. BOX 68, Brooklet Score: 95
       Clean dried meat on slicer. Clean floors in cooler. Replace water-damaged ceiling tiles. Check roof for leak. lean AC vents in ceilings. Rid kitchen of flies. Inspector: Thomas.
Aug. 26
William James Middle School,
18201 Highway 80 West Score: 96
       Improper thawing of cheese. Clean floors in coolers (spills). There are four ways to properly thaw: under cool running water, during cooking, in cooler or in microwave.
Aug. 27
Statesboro Inn Restaurant, 106 South Main Street Score: 71
       No certified food safety manager present. No soap or paper towels located at hand-washing sink. Cover all food items. Label all working containers of cleaners. Label food containers - sugar, flour, seasonings, etc. Store raw foods on lowest shelves below ready-to-eat foods. No hand-washing sign provided at a hand-sink used by food employees. Store utensils inverted or faced in the same direction. Store all bowls, pots, dishes inverted. Store all items in an organized manner. Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. Need to clean outside of equipment - stoves, coolers, shelves, etc. Doors to food preparation area left open with no screening or air curtain. Inspector: McKanna.
Aug. 31
Statesboro Inn Restaurant,
106 South Main Street Score: 94 (Reinspection)
          Hand-wash sink lacking proper hand-drying provisions. Remove or repair any pitted utensils/equipment. Clean can holding shelf, door and hinges of toaster oven. Clean and repair all walls, floors, ceilings. Much improved. Great work. Inspector: McKanna.
- compiled by Rheneta A. Washington Ward