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.
Cordelia's Restaurant, 2459 W. 280 Highway, Cordele - Grade: 71
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, any score below 70 is considered unsanitary.
During the inspection, the health inspector docked points for improper separation of raw animal and ready-to-eat foods.
The wash solution in the spray-type hot water sanitizing dishmachine was not reaching the proper temperature.
Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
Food was cooled improperly in uncovered shallow pans on the top shelf of the walk in cooler.
Lastly, Cordelia's Restaurant was cited for the grooved cutting board being no longer cleanable.
Local restaurants obtained a perfect grade this week; several others were graded in the 90s.
- Dragon 1 Chinese Restaurant, 3121 S. Central Ave., Tifton - Grade: 100
- Subway, 1909 U.S. Highway 82 W., Tifton - Grade: 100
- Fat Boy's Backyard BBQ + More, 509 N. Main St., Sylvester - Grade: 100
- Waffle House, 1001 W. Fourth St., Adel - Grade: 100
- Cookie Shoppe, 115 N. Jefferson St., Albany - Grade: 100
- The House of Jazz, 726 W. Highland Ave., Albany - Grade: 100
- Villa Gargano, 1604 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100
- San Joe's, 2401 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100
- Riverfront Frying Trailer, 1533 Highway 19 S., Leesburg - Grade: 100
- Papa John's Pizza, 711 North Westover Blvd., Albany - Grade: 99
- Pizza Hut, 2406 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 99
- Ed's Truckstop, 209 Highway 82 W., Poulan - Grade: 98
- Nick's Steak and Pasta, 114 E. 4th St., Ocilla - Grade: 96
- Mama Nay's Kitchen, 903 S. Madison St., Albany - Grade: 96
- Subway, 310 Cordele Rd., Albany - Grade: 96
- Hong Kong Cafe, 2700 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 94
- Icon's Bar & Grill, 104 N. Washington St., Albany - Grade: 93
- Rylands, 950 SW Bowens Mill Rd., Douglas - Grade: 92
- Billy Boy's Mobile, 2317 E. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 92
- The Barbeque Shack, 60 E. Cedar St., Arlington - Grade: 92
- Hardees, 258 Walnut Ave., Leesburg - Grade: 91
- Blackbeard's, 2209 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 91
- Randa's House BBQ, 303 Railroad St., Broxton - Grade: 89
- China Garden USA, 2719 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 87
- Riverfront Bar-B-Q Mobile Unit, 1533 Highway 19 S., Leesburg - Grade: 87
- Cordelia's Restaurant, 2459 W. 280 Highway, Cordele - Grade: 71
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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