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      Restaurant Report: October 7, 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:

      Wing Dixie & Deli, 244 Cordele Rd., Albany - Grade: 62

      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 being in the building at the time of inspection.

      Chicken wings were not being held at the right temperature and food was being stored in the walk in cooler for over 24 hours past the expiration date.

      There were no food thermometers at the restaurant.

      Raw chicken was not being thawed correctly.

      Chicken, flour and spices were stored in-correctly. Raw egg shells were stored above containers of ready to eat food.

      Employee personal beverages were not protected to prevent possible cross contamination.

      The garbage was not stored in a proper receptacle.

      Lastly, Wing Dixie and Deli was cited for the restroom door being broken.

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

      Kingdom's Kitchen, 1506 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 Great Wall, 2800 Old Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100 Salt & Pepper Lounge, 1311 Clark Ave., Albany - Grade: 100 Sonic Drive-In, 908 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 Taco Bell, 1505 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 TCBY, 2416 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100 Texastar, 1111 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 99 Long John Silver, 1805 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany - Grade: 95 Mel's Bar, 1408 W. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 93 Hot Dog King, 1002 Oakridge Dr., Albany - Grade: 93 Hot Dog King, 110 Cordele Rd., Albany - Grade: 92 Bowl-A-Rama, 1200 W. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 90 Subway, 3900 Gillionville Rd., Albany - Grade: 88 Michael's Bar-B-Que, 2319 Gillionville Rd., Albany - Grade: 87 Mayberry Diner, 2349 Lake Park Dr., Albany - Grade: 87 El Maya II, 2800 Old Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 86 Taqueria La Lupita, 2427 Sylvester Rd., Albany - Grade: 84 Guangzhou Chinese Restaurant, 1214 N. Westover Blvd., Albany - Grade: 75 Wing Dixie & Deli, 244 Cordele Rd., Albany - Grade: 62 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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