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      Restaurant Report: April 28, 2014

      Health inspectors are keeping a close eye out for hygiene violations - things like handling food and drinks properly and correct hand washing procedures. / Kerri Copello

      Health inspectors are keeping a close eye out for hygiene violations - things like handling food and drinks properly and correct hand washing procedures. If these violations are allowed to go on without being corrected, customers could possibly get sick.

      Lowest Scores:

      El Maya II, 2800 Old Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 75

      According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, any score below 70 is considered unsanitary.

      During the inspection, the health inspector docked points for there being no certification for a certified food safety manager.

      Stuffed peppers and pico de gallo were stored uncovered.

      There was food residue built up on the slicer and can opener blade.

      Various food items were stored in the prep cooler at a temperature greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

      Lastly, El Maya II was cited for glass cleaner being stored in a spray bottle without a label.

      Top Scores:

      Local restaurants obtained a perfect grade this week; several others were graded in the 90s.

      Lin's Garden, 607 N. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 100
      Arby's, 1105 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 98
      Huddle House, 718 S. Davis St., Nashville - Grade: 96
      The Treat Shop, 36 Railroad Ave., Pearson - Grade: 95
      Hot Dog King, 1001 Pine Ave., Albany - Grade: 95
      Joe Muggs, 2601 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 94

      Pepperoni Grill, 102 S. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 91
      Tienda Dos Hermanos, 112 Railroad Ave., Pearson - Grade: 91
      La Pequena, 268 Main St., Pearson - Grade: 90
      Popeye's, 1401 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 89
      Catfish House, 101 N. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 85
      Lee Pub and Seafood, 1561 U.S. Highway 19 S., Leesburg - Grade: 83
      El Maya II, 2800 Old Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 75

      Restaurants are inspected every six months, but if you see a potential violation let your county health department know about it.

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