Health Department Inspections


Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The listing includes restaurants, schools, day care facilities, adult care and other facilities. The listings give the health inspector score, if applicable, along with the text of their findings in their words.

Ridgecrest Retirement food service, 1000 Ridgecrest Lane, Mount Airy. Inspected feb. 23, score 96.5. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – P – (REPEAT) The slicer and utensils near the reach in cooler had build-up on them today. Keep all food contact surfaces clean to sight and touch. All utensils and the slicer were washed, rinsed and sanitized to correct the violation.

2) Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display: Food Storage-Preventing Contamination from the Premises – C – Bags of rice crispies, bran flakes and a box of cornstartch was found open today. Keep all dry foods in a sealed container or otherwise protected to prevent contamination from pests or debris.

3) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment, Utensils, Linens and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles-Storing – C – Clean the utensil containers and the ice scoop container where build-up was present today. Clean the plate stoage cart near the stand mixer. The utensil containers were cleaned to correct the violation.

4) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – C – Defrost the wine cooler in the blueridge dining room. Clean the inside of the reach in cooler across from the grill line.

Rock City Diner, 453 N. Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy. Inspected Feb. 23, score 97.5. Violations: 1) Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use: Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco – C — One employee drink was found without a straw. Another was found without a lid and a straw. All employee drinks must have lids and straws and must be kept off of food prep surfaces. The drinks were stored in acceptable locations today. The drinks were given lids and straws to correct this violation.

2) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Food Equipment, Certification and Classification – C — A domestic handblender was found. All equipment with the exception of microwaves, toasters, and mixers must be NSF-listed or meet Chapter 4 of the NC Food Code, which covers cleanability, and must be used for its intended purpose. If it says “household use only” on the equipment, it is not being used for its intended purpose. Good Repair and Calibration-Utensils and Temperature and Pressure Measuring Devices – C — Replace or plane down cutting boards that have deep cuts/indentions and staining. Remove the tape on the can opener, clean underneath it, and reattach it so that it is on the table tightly. Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C — Replace the split gasket on the left sandwich unit door.

3) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Keep the floor strainers in the floor sinks (the floor sink to the right of the tall 2-door reach-in cooler. Walls and Ceilings, Attachments – C — Clean the ceiling fans in the restrooms. Storing Maintenance Tools – C — Keep the hose stored off of the ground at the can wash basin.

Surry County’s Most Wanted Tattoos, 160 Campbell Brook R., Dobson. Inspected Feb. 22. Score: none listed. Violation: Tattooing procedures: clean gown or lap cloth used The artist mentioned that lap cloths and/or protective gowns/aprons are not used. Gowns/aprons or lap cloths must be used with every customer and discarded after every customer.

Goodtimes Bar-B-Cue, 425 E 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain. Inspected March 2, score 98.5. Violation: Proper cold holding temperatures: Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Hot and Cold Holding – P – A container of ranch was found at the serving window with a temperature above 45 degrees F. Keep all potentially hazardous foods at or below 45 degrees F. when holding them cold. The ranch was voluntarily thrown away to correct the violation.

KJ Concesions, 2045 Ararat Highway, Ararat, Virginia. Inspected March 2, score 94. Violations: 1) Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use: Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco – C — Two employee drinks with lids but no straws were found with lids, but no straws. These drinks were stored on a cutting board and the counter. Employee drinks must have lids and straws and must be stored below food prep areas. If you choose not to use a straw, we would require that you pour the drink into a tumbler with lid and a handle on the side to keep your hand away from your mouth when drinking. This was corrected by discarding the drinks.

2) Proper hot holding temperatures: Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Hot and Cold Holding – P — The hot holding unit was reading 112 degrees F at the time of inspection. The food in the holding unit was reading lower than 135 degrees F as a result. The unit needs to read at a temperature that would allow the food to stay at 135 degrees F or higher. You would need to keep in mind the temperature loss when opening the door. This was corrected by turning the unit up to 152 degrees F at the time of inspection (no food was available to check as they were done cooking for the day).

3) Proper date marking and disposition: Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF — Several foods (precooked eggs, tornados, precooked sausage, BBQ, etc.) were date marked for 8 days (e.g. 3/1 – 3/8). Date marks for food cannot exceed 7 days (e.g. 3/1 – 3/7). This was corrected by redating the food. Chili was date marked with only the prep date. The discard date is needed as well. This was corrected by adding the discard date.

4) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C — Sand and paint the chipping areas on the reach-in freezer. Nonfood-Contact Surfaces – C — The wooden blocks used to elevate the sandwich unit need to be painted with an easily cleanable paint or replaced with objects made of a material that is easily cleanable.

5) Sewage and waste water properly disposed: Removing Mobile Food Establishment Wastes – PF — The waste tank valve was open today. If enough water was used, it would have begun to pour out of the valve. Do not allow the waste tank valve to remain open. This was corrected by closing the valve.

Mount Airy High School spring concessions, 1011 N. South St., Mount Airy. Inspected March 2, score 98.5. Violations: 1) Handwashing sinks, supplied and accessible 6-301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability – PF — There is no soap in the women’s restroom. Place soap in the restroom. This was corrected during the inspection.

2) Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied and cleaned: Cleaning of Plumbing Fixtures – C — Clean the toilet (bases and bowl) and urinals where needed in the men’s restroom. Clean the handwash sink in the men’s restroom. Clean the bases of the toilets in the women’s restroom.

Rainbow Child Care Center, 203 Piedmont Triad West Drive, Mount Airy. Inspected March 2. Violation: Soap, approved hand drying devices, toilet tissue available: At the time of inspection, there were no paper towels at the handwash in the kitchen.

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