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      Restaurant Report: November 18, 2013

      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:

      Ole Times Country Buffet, 1208 S. Madison Ave., Douglas - Grade: 70

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

      During the inspection, the health inspector took off points for the person in charge lacking awareness in key areas of risk factor control or good retail practices.

      The handwashing sink didn't have any hot water.

      There were six boxes of potatoes stored outside of the back door.

      Food-contact surfaces weren't clean.

      Eggplant was stored incorrectly.

      The restaurant didnt have a chemical test kit for its sanitizing agents.

      Lastly, Ole Times Country Buffet was cited for the exterior doors not being sealed properly.

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

      McDonald's, 2448 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 Starbucks Coffee, 2709 Meredyth Dr., Albany - Grade: 100 Checkers, 110 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 Carter's Fried Chicken, 1055 S. Main St., Ashburn - Grade: 100 La Hacienda, 247 E. Monroe Ave., Ashburn - Grade: 100 Domino's Pizza, 607 S. Grant St., Fitzgerald - Grade: 100 Sonic Drive In, 279 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 100 Subway, 172 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 100 Zaxby's, 128 Benjamin Hill Dr., Fitzgerald - Grade: 100 Kentucky Fried Chicken, 809 S. Grant St., Fitzgerald - Grade: 99 Good Times Wings, Shrimp & Fish, 2125 Newton Rd., Albany - Grade: 99 Zaxby's, 2002 Central Ave., Cordele - Grade: 99 Little Jamaican Restaurant, 239 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 97 Tarragon Grill, 312 Talmadge Dr., Moultrie - Grade: 96 Burger King, 508 E. Franklin St., Sylvester - Grade: 96 Pizza Quick, 305 W. Franklin St., Sylvester - Grade: 96 Starz, 1412 Radium Springs Rd., Albany - Grade: 94 AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, 2406 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 92 AJ's Country Kitchen, 804 N. Hutchinson Ave., Adel - Grade: 92 Wendy's, 271 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 91 Bayou's, 411 Philema Rd., Albany - Grade: 90 Dunbar's Grill & Soulfood, 1104 W. Gordon Ave., Albany - Grade: 90 Captain D's, 255 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 87 Ole Times Country Buffet, 718 W. 7th St., Tifton - Grade: 85 Main Hua, 255 E. Monroe Ave., Ashburn - Grade: 82 Uncle Major's Kuntry Kooking Carry Out, 2216 Palmyra Rd., Albany - Grade: 79 Ole Times Country Buffet, 1208 S. Madison Ave., Douglas - Grade: 70 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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