During the second half of July (July 16-31), 22 eating establishments were inspected in Catoosa and Walker counties: seven earned a perfect score of 100; 11 earned a score in the 90s (A); three earned a score in the 80s (B); and one earned a score in the 60s (unsatisfactory).

CATOOSA COUNTY

RINGGOLD NUTRITION

64 MILLENNIUM CIR RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-16-2020

Score: 100

NORTH GEORGIA COMMUNITY YMCA FOOD & FUN KITCHEN

1733 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-20-2020

Score: 100

TACO BELL (BATTLEFIELD PKWY)

3022 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FT. OGLETHORPE

Phone Number:

Inspection date: 07-22-2020

Score: 92

Inspector’s notes

Observed several dishes just cleaned that were still dirty to sight and touch. Many of the dishes had severe scorching build-up on them and need to be repaired or replaced. CA: PIC will rewash dishes and will replace the ones that are no longer cleanable. Repeat violation will require a risk control plan. (4 pts)

Observed no thermometer inside of the reach-in cooler under the prep table/serving line. CA: PIC placed thermometer in cooler. Repeat violation will require plan of correction. (3 pts)

Observed the most current inspection report not posted in public view. CA: PIC will keep the most current inspection report displayed within one feet visibility of customers and on drive-thru window. (1 pt)

TACO BELL (ALABAMA HWY)

5422 ALABAMA HWY UNIT 4682 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-22-2020

Score: 97

Inspector’s notes: Observed several live flies around drains and storage areas in back of restaurant. CA: PIC is in the process of getting increased and specialized pest control service for the flies. (3 pts)

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (BATTLEFIELD PKWY) 0258

663 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-22-2020

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes

Observed several dishes being stacked while they were still wet after being washed and sanitized. CA: PIC will discuss air drying with employees. (1 pt)

Observed equipment not clean to sight or touch. The outside and inside of reach-in coolers not clean to sight or touch. CA: PIC will have employees clean at a greater frequency to prevent grease and food debris build-up on equipment. (1 pt)

Observed broken wall and floors tiles in the kitchen area. CA: PIC said they have the repairs on a list to be done soon. Will follow-up with PIC within 2 weeks. (1 pt)

Observed grease and debris on floors and walls throughout kitchen area, primarily behind fryers and near breading area. CA: PIC will have kitchen cleaned more frequently. (1 pt)

THE HANGOUT (MOBILE UNIT)

1379 CROSS ST FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-23-2020

Score: 100

THE HANGOUT (BASE OF OPERATION)

1379 CROSS ST FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-23-2020

Score: 100

SONIC (HWY 41) 4752

6645 HWY 41 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-23-2020

Score: 80

Inspector’s notes

Observed no paper towels available at front hand washing sink. CA: PIC replaced paper towels. (4 pts)

Observed the inside of several plastic cambros (pull out drawers in warming unit) with severe scorching an grease build-up on them. CA: PIC will replace the damaged food containers or try to repair and or thoroughly clean them. (4 pts)

Observed food service employee preparing food with a beard longer than half an inch not wearing a beard net. CA: PIC will make sure employee wears a beard net. (3 pts)

Observed vegetable prep sink being used to store dirty dishes. CA: PIC moved dishes from vegetable prep sink and will discuss with employees. (3 pts)

Observed several broken and missing floor tiles in kitchen that were holding water. CA: PIC will have floor tiles replaced. (1 pt)

Observed grease build-up on hood vent over grill. CA: PIC will have hood vent cleaned. (1 pt)

Observed employee cell phone lying out on food prep surface. CA: PIC had employee move cell phone to designated area for employee personal items. (1 pt)

Observed live flies around three compartment sink area and trash cans and floor drains. CA: PIC will increase pest control measures for flies. (3 pts)

FRESHER AND BETTER LLC DBA BATTLEFIELD BURGERS

794 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FT. OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-23-2020

Score: 81

Inspector’s notes

Observed the inside of the ice maker not clean to sight or touch. CA: Ice maker will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. (4 pts)

Observed no properly working cold holding units during the inspection. TCS food in both prep top units and the walk-in coolers were cold holding above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to not having enough any working cold holding units, the restaurant voluntarily closed until the cold holding units can be repaired. The temperature inside the building is over 80 degrees Fahrenheit as well. Observed heavy condensation inside walk-in cooler with large amounts of condensation water pooling over food containers, shelving and floor. Facility will remain closed until the health authority can verify there are enough functioning coolers maintaining 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Owner will call Catoosa County Environmental health prior to reopening to verify coolers are working properly. CA: All TCS foods cold holding over 41 degrees Fahrenheit will be discarded including raw ground beef, raw pork, milk, sliced tomatoes, and in house cole slaw. See temperature chart below. (9 pts)

Observed employee preparing food while wearing a wrist watch. CA: PIC will have employee remove wrist watch. (3 pts)

Observed employee preparing food without wearing a hair restraint. CA: PIC had employee put on a hair restraint. (3 pts)

KRYSTAL (ALABAMA HWY) CHN030

15703 ALABAMA HWY RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-23-2020

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes

Observed missing wall tiles in some areas in the kitchen, creating crevices that are trapping food debris and mop water. CA: PIC will have tiles repaired. Repeat violation will require plan of correction. (1 pt)

Observed daylight coming in through the bottom of the back door. The back door sweep needs to be replaced. CA: PIC will have door sweep replaced. (3 pts)

FARM TO FORK SNACK SHACK

745 SCRUGGS RD RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-24-2020

Score: 100

PARK PLACE RESTAURANT

2891 LAFAYETTE RD FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-27-2020

Score: 85

Inspector’s notes

Observed TCS foods in one of the prep top coolers cold holding above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. CA: Food had been in cooler less than 4 hours so PIC chose to move to freezer to rapid chill. PIC will monitor cooler before using it again for cold holding TCS foods. (9 pts)

Observed wiping towel solution buckets not labeled with common name of sanitizer. CA: PIC labeled sanitizer solution buckets. (4 pts)

Observed metal shelving in walk-in meat cooler heavily rusted and bent. Shelving is not able to be cleaned and sanitized due to being completely rusted out. CA: PIC will replace shelving. (1 pt)

Observed inside of microwaves not clean to sight or touch. CA: PIC cleaned microwaves. (1 pt)

CAFFEINE ADDICTS

7819 NASHVILLE ST RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-29-2020

Score: 96

Points: 4

Inspector’s notes: Observed gallon of milk opened 24 hours ago not dated with the date it was opened on. CA: PIC dated the milk. (4 pts)

WAFFLE HOUSE (HWY 151) 554

5411 HIGHWAY 151 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 07-29-2020

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes: Observed employee beverage actively drinking from twist top bottle. CA: PIC had employee discard twist top bottle and educated employee drinks may only be stored in single service cup with a lid and straw. (4 pts)

ROLLER COASTER SKATEWORLD

2076 LAFAYETTE RD FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-29-2020

Score: 100

PANERA BREAD

2620 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 07-30-2020

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes: Observed sanitizer concentration in three-compartment sink with dishes soaking less than 200 ppm for QA. CA: PIC added sanitizer to the solution in the three-compartment sink. (4 pts)

WALKER COUNTY

PRIME TIME VIDEO

122 GORDON ST CHICKAMAUGA

Inspection date: 07-16-2020

Score: 100

HARDEE’S — LAFAYETTE

813 N MAIN ST LA FAYETTE

Date: 07-16-2020

Score: 90

Inspector’s notes

Observed facility using time as a control without documenting initial temperature to begin 4 hour holding process. CA: PIC chose to discard food, educated PIC on documenting start, discard time, and initial temperature for food items using time as a control. Temperature logs containing initial food temperature should be presented during routine inspections from the health department. (9 pts)

Observed ceiling tiles not in good repair and no longer cleanable in the main kitchen area. CA: PIC will have ceiling tiles replaced with new cleanable ceiling tiles. (1 pt)

LOS CHARROS TAQUERIA Y RESTAURANTE

8019 N HWY 27 ROCK SPRING

Inspection date: 07-27-2020

Score: 93

Inspector’s notes

Observed food contact surface (microwave) not clean to a frequency to be clean to sight and touch. CA :PIC will create cleaning log to ensure frequency of cleaning is met to be clean to sight and touch. (4 pts)

Observed wet wiping cloths stored not inside sanitizer buckets. CA: PIC removed wet wiping cloths and stored within sanitizer bucket. (3 pts)

BABY’S BAR-B-QUE

1426 WILSON RD ROSSVILLE, GA

Inspection date: 07-30-2020

Score: 62

Inspector’s notes

Observed no PIC present during the time of routine inspection. CA: PIC will make themselves known to the health department during routine inspections. (4 pts)

Due to the number of violations during routine inspection, PIC is unable to show demonstration of knowledge of proper food safety practices. CA: PIC will train with CFSM in responsibilities of the PIC and in food safety practices. (4 pts)

Observed PIC unable to produce employee health agreements during routine inspection. CA: PIC will obtain employee health agreements and have all employees sign the document. PIC will have health agreements available to the health department during routine inspections. (4 pts)

Observed PIC unable to produce bodily fluid clean up kit at the time of routine inspection. CA: PIC will create bodily fluid clean up kit and have present during routine inspections. (4 pts)

Observed food contact surface (microwave) not clean to a frequency to be maintained clean to sight and touch. CA: PIC cleaned microwave and will create cleaning chart to ensure food contact surface is cleaned every four hours. (4 pts)

Observed TCS food (potato salad) held past discard date. CA: PIC chose to discard TCS food. (4 pts)

Observed working container of sanitizer not labeled with common name. CA: PIC create label to identify working container of sanitizer.

Observed TCS foods not in original container not labeled with common name of food. CA: PIC created labels for storage containers with the common name of food. (3 pts)

Observed wet wiping cloth not stored in approved location. CA: PIC removed wet wiping cloth and properly stored it in sanitizer solution. (3 pts)

Observed PIC unable to produce test strips for sanitizer concentration at the time of routine inspection. CA: PIC will obtain test strips in order to obtain proper concentration of sanitizer. (1 pt)

Observed handsink not in good repair (missing handle) CA: PIC will repair hand sink in order for proper use. PIC will also install splash guard between hand sink and steam table in order to prevent contamination to food. (2 pts)

Observed employee items (cell phone, controller, and personal food) not in designated area throughout the store. CA: PIC created and labeled employee designated area and moved items within the area. (1 pt)

CROSSROADS

9157 W HWY 136 CHICKAMAUGA

Date: 07-30-2020

Score: 91

Points: 9

Inspector’s notes: Observed TCS foods (sauces and cheese) cold held at above 41 degrees. CA: PIC chose to discard TCS foods. (9 pts)

CJ’S SOUTHERN TRADITIONS

640 S MAIN ST LAFAYETTE

Date: 07-30-2020

Score: 99

Inspector’s notes: Observed build-up around dish pit sink walls. Had PIC clean dish pit walls. (1 pt)

Compiled by editor Don Stilwell

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