Restaurant Report: September 30, 2013

Photo Credit: 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:

Peking House, 1513 Radium Springs Rd, Albany - Grade: 75

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

During the inspection, the health inspector docked points for food not being held at the proper temperature.

Food in the walk-in cooler was uncovered.

Drink crates were being used as storage and a bowl was being used as a food scoop. The inspector discussed proper shelving and food scoops.

No paper towels were available at the sink.

Lastly, Peking House was sited for there not being sanitizer in the wiping cloth solution.

Waffle House, 706 W. 7th Street, Tifton - Grade: 85

During the inspection, the health inspector docked points for the handwashing sink being blocked from employees and for there not being any soap in the men's bathroom.

The ceiling was leaking in three different locations causing contamination in the ice bin from the dripping condensation.

Lastly, Waffle House was cited for the ice scoop being stored on top of the dirty ice machine.

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

Viet Pho, 717 N. Westover Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 McDonalds, 2615 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100 Great Wall, 2800 Old Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100 Domino's Pizza, 2405 Dawson Rd., Albany - Grade: 100 Burger King, 2007 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 100 Subway, 802 N. Irwin Ave., Ocilla - Grade: 100 La Cabana Mexican Restaurant, 211 Main St., Tifton - Grade: 100 Zaxby's, 2201 N. Tift Ave., Tifton - Grade: 100 Taco Bell, 2006 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany - Grade: 98 Fireside Pizza Shop, 114 N. Peterson Ave, Douglas - Grade: 97 Burger King, 811 N. Madison Ave, Douglas - Grade: 96 Riverfront BBQ, 105 W. Broad Avenue - Grade: 96 Parker's Chicken, 212 S. Main St., Sylvester - Grade: 96 Church's Chicken, 306 E. 5th St., Tifton - Grade: 96 Dairy Queen, 2005 North St., Ashburn - Grade: 95 Bargain Barn, 117 S. Cherry St., Ocilla - Grade: 94 The Golden Apple, 606 5th Ave. SE, Moultrie - Grade: 93 Zaxby's, 507 Veterans Pkwy., Moultrie - Grade: 93 Subway, 628 E. Franklin St., Sylvester - Grade: 92 Domino's Pizza, 604 S. Main St., Moultrie - Grade: 92 Burger King, 150 Radium Springs Rd., Albany - Grade: 91 5th Street Sandwich Shop, 230 2nd St. NW, Moultrie - Grade: 90 Tay's, 326 Mock Rd., Albany - Grade: 90 Waffle House, 706 W. 7th St., Tifton - Grade: 100 Billy Boy's Mobile, 2317 E. Broad Ave., Albany - Grade: 83 Peking House, 1513 Radium Springs Rd., Albany - Grade: 75 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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