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.
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.
Local restaurants obtained a perfect grade this week; several others were graded in the 90s.
Lin's Garden, 607 N. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 100Arby's, 1105 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 98Huddle House, 718 S. Davis St., Nashville - Grade: 96The Treat Shop, 36 Railroad Ave., Pearson - Grade: 95Hot Dog King, 1001 Pine Ave., Albany - Grade: 95Joe Muggs, 2601 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 94 Pepperoni Grill, 102 S. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 91Tienda Dos Hermanos, 112 Railroad Ave., Pearson - Grade: 91La Pequena, 268 Main St., Pearson - Grade: 90Popeye's, 1401 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 89Catfish House, 101 N. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 85Lee Pub and Seafood, 1561 U.S. Highway 19 S., Leesburg - Grade: 83El 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. Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!