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: Dairy Queen, 2005 North Street, Ashburn - Grade: 69 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 handwashing sink not being accessible. Food stored in the cooler was uncovered. Pineapple in the cooler had mold-like growth on it. The food in the prep area was twenty-four hours past the expiration date. Wiping cloths and utensils were not stored properly and there was no paper towel dispensers in either bathroom. There was a buildup of slime on the inside of the ice machine. An employee was seen not washing hands or changing gloves between projects. Dairy Queen was also cited for having non-working equipment all around the restaurant. Top Scores: Local restaurants obtained a perfect grade this week; several others were graded in the 90s. Garcia's Mexican Food, 3331 Sylvester Rd., Albany - Grade: 100 Burger King, 278 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 100 Church's Chicken, 277 Ocilla Hwy., Fitzgerald - Grade: 100 Freeze Frozen Yogurt, 629 N. Westover Blvd., Albany - Grade: 99 Marco's Pizza, 2818 Old Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 98 Kentucky Fried Chicken, 400 W. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 98 Long John Silver, 1716 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 97 3 Squares Diner, 303 E. Oakridge Dr., Albany - Grade: 97 Fireside Pizza Shop, 114 N. Peterson Ave., Douglas - Grade: 97 Pizza Hut, 105 Whittle Circle, Ashburn, Grade: 96 Big Rax Saloon, 717 N. Westover Blvd., Albany - Grade: 96 Burger King, 811 N. Madison Ave., Douglas - Grade: 96 Pizza Hut, 1716 S. Peterson Ave., Douglas - Grade: 94 Taco Bell, 496 N. Veterans Pkwy., Moultrie - Grade: 93 Palace Sports Bar Restaurant, 2220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Albany - Grade: 92 T's Place, 3999 Vickers Xing, Ambrose - Grade: 91 Our Daily Bread Bakery and Cafe, 103 E. Central Ave., Fitzgerald - Grade: 91 McDonald's, 617 E. Franklin St., Sylvester - Grade: 89 Henry's Fine Edibles, 2516 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 88 Northside Cafe, 1629 N. Tift Ave., Tifton - Grade: 88 Billy Boy's Mobile, 2317 E. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 83 New China Buffet, 1805 N. Tift Ave, Tifton - Grade: 81 River Pointe Golf Club, 801 River Pointe Dr., Albany - Grade: 78 Dairy Queen, 2005 North Street, Ashburn - Grade: 69 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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