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Fanin County's Health Department is the designated agency for conducting restaurant inspections as required by Georgia law. In November, several local restaurants were inspected. Violations are categorized as:
Category I Hazardous and violations must be corrected immediately
Category II Critical and violations must be corrected within 72 hours
Category III General
Georgia's food service regulations affecting restaurant food handling and inspection had several changes effective December 1. A restaurant's inspection grade must be posted in plain view near the front door of the restaurant which also includes a drive thru window. The inspection form will give a letter grade and a number grade.
A = 90 to 100 equals food safety excellence
B = 80 to 99 equals satisfactory compliance
C = 70 to 79 equals marginal compliance
U = 69 or less equals unsatisfactory compliance
Each restaurant will now be required to have a food safety manager on staff. Other changes include: double hand washing by food handlers after using the toilet (once upon leaving restroom and again in the kitchen); any employee who prepares read-to-eat foods must wear clean, disposable gloves and change gloves anytime an unclean surface is touched; on self service buffets or salad bars, new foods cannot be mixed with old foods already on the bar unless foods meet a standard temperature. Also, these foods must be disposed at the end of the day or after a maximum of 24 hours. To read about other changes, visit Georgia's food service regulations
Smokey Mountains Coffee Co. Inspected: November 15 Score: 100 No Violations
Michiko's Inspected: November 16 Score: 100 No Violations
Happy Dayz Inspected: November 8 Score: 100 No violations
Morganton Music Park Inspected: November 30 Score: 100 No violations
Yellow Jacket Restaurant Inspected: November 14 Score: 97 Category II: Hot water not working in men's room
Sue's Cafeteria Inspected: November 6 Score: 95 Category II: need to clean meat slicer after each use
Kentucky Fried Chicken Inspected: November 19 Score: 95 Category II: pans stored wet on wire rack; need tempered water in restrooms
The Cabin Grille Inspected: November 20 Score: 95 Violation not noted but no Category I or II violations
Circle J Steakhouse Inspected: November 29 Score: 95 No Category I or II violations
El Sol Mexican Restaurant Inspected: November 26 Score: 93 Category I: all potentially hazardous foods that are to be stored cool must be stored at 41 degrees or lower beef and chicken on prep table were placed in ice bath to bring to proper temperature
Golden Star Chinese Restaurant Inspected: November 27 Score: 90 Category II: utensils not stored in clean/proper manner (there was no food on buffet at time of inspection)
Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta Inspected: November 2 Score: 85 Category I: milk dated October 30 (three days out)
Read more about Fannin County Restaurant scores for August, September and October 2007 For information on other restaurants in the area, visit Area Restaurants
Donna Yates, Realtor with Mountain Investments of North Georgia, primarily serving the North Georgia BlueRidge Mountains. Please visit Donna in Blue Ridge for local area news, events, happenings and current real estate market conditions. Also, see the listings of the best homes for sale in North Georgia!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.