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      Restaurant Report: June 23, 2014

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

      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:

      Dragon 1 Chinese Restaurant, 3121 S. Central Ave., Tifton - Grade: 54

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

      During the inspection, the health inspector docked points for the certified food safety manager not demonstrating knowledge of proper food safety requirements by having several critical risk factors out of compliance.

      Many of the sealed canned goods were dented on the lip and seam of the can. Dented cans were to be returned to the supplier.

      Raw, boneless ribs were stored above cooked chicken. Other meats in the cooler were stored improperly as well. The owner rearranged the walk-in cooler.

      Meats and vegetables were not properly covered.

      Encrusted food debris was found on a large bowl by the back table. Mixers and utensils were not in the proper place.

      Mold was found inside the ice machine.

      Food in the walk-in cooler was not being stored at the proper temperature. A refrigeration repair company was called to fix the cooler.

      Working containers of food were removed from original containers and not identified by common name throughout the restaurant.

      Chicken was being cooled by a nonapproved method.

      Lastly, Dragon 1 Chinese Restaurant was cited for dead roaches found in liquid soap. Live roaches were found in the smoker and on the floor as well.

      Top Scores:

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

      • Barry's Deli, 102 E. Hall St., Nashville - Grade: 100
      • Asahi X-press, 814 W. 2nd St., Tifton - Grade: 100
      • Great Wall, 604 Love Ave., Tifton - Grade: 100
      • Wendy's, 2548 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100
      • Baja's, 2807 Meredyth Dr., Albany - Grade: 100
      • Garcia's Mexican Food, 3331 Sylvester Rd., Albany - Grade: 100
      • The Dog House, 1486 Highway 19 S., Leesburg - Grade: 100
      • Barnyard BBQ, 1070 Old Bell Lake Rd., Douglas - Grade: 100
      • McDonald's, 28 US Hwy. 19 S., Camilla - Grade: 100
      • Buffalo Wild Wings, 2822 Nottingham Way, Albany - Grade: 100
      • Bobby's Treat Shop, 200 W. Ward St., Douglas - Grade: 99
      • Dairy Queen, 918 S. Peterson Ave., Douglas - Grade: 99
      • Danny's Pizza, 218 W. Ward St., Douglas - Grade: 99
      • Douglas Snow Biz, 110 E. Cherry St., Douglas - Grade: 99
      • Ellianos, 502 S. Peterson Ave., Douglas - Grade: 99
      • Chick-Fil-A, 2703 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 99
      • Floyd's Barbecue, 121 Benjamin H. Hill Dr., Fitzgerald - Grade: 99
      • Little Red Dog House, 821 W. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 99
      • Chicken N A Box, 803 W. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 97
      • Keith-A-Que, 260 E. Washington St., Ashburn - Grade: 97
      • Saigon Kitchen, 724 W. 2nd St., Tifton - Grade: 97
      • Subway, 262 Cordele Rd., Albany - Grade: 97
      • Pizza Hut, 208 S. Davis St., Nashville - Grade: 96
      • China Shuttle, 2601 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 96
      • Ellianos Coffee Company, 2854 Meredyth Dr., Albany - Grade: 96
      • T-Bones Wings & Things, 1905 S. Madison St., Albany - Grade: 96
      • Charles Seafood & BBQ, 701 W. 7th St., Tifton - Grade: 95
      • Tropical Taste Restaurant, 231 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 95
      • Wagner's Bar-B-Que, 2406 Sylvester Rd., Albany - Grade: 94
      • The Catfish House, 1902 N. Madison Ave., Douglas - Grade: 94
      • Uncle Danny's, 1991 Mora Baptist Church Rd., Willacoochee - Grade: 93
      • Huddle House, 265 Ocilla Highway, Fitzgerald - Grade: 93
      • Dairy Queen, 415 S. Davis St., Nashville - Grade: 92
      • C & J's Eatery, 126 Walton St., Baconton - Grade: 92
      • Maryland Fried Chicken, 510 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 91
      • Johnnies Drive In, 203 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 91
      • La Lomita Mexican Restaurant and Store, 125 Bowens Mill Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 91
      • Tokyo Japanese Steak House, 2724 Dawson Rd., Albnay - Grade: 90
      • Predator or Prey Cafe, 105 Chehaw Park Rd., Albany - Grade: 89
      • Waffle House, 1702 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 88
      • Good Times Wings, Shrimp & Fish, 2125 Newton Rd., Albany - Grade: 87
      • AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, 2406 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 87
      • Dairy Queen, 2005 North St., Ashburn - Grade: 87
      • Main Hua, 255 E. Monroe Ave., Ashburn - Grade: 84
      • El Potro's Mexican Restaurant, 1002 S. Peterson Ave., Douglas - Grade: 84
      • Firehouse Subs, 2416 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 83
      • Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 82
      • Kitty's Flea Market Main Stand, 3329 Sylvester Rd., Albany - Grade: 81
      • Huddle House, 1701 Ocilla Rd., Douglas - Grade: 79
      • Kountry Korner, 8125 Albany Hwy., Sasser - Grade: 70
      • Dragon 1 Chinese Restaurant, 3121 S. Central Ave., Tifton - Grade: 54

      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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