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.

Cross Creek Country Club restaurant, 1129 Greenhill Rd., Mount Airy. Inspected April 6, score 94. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – P — Several plates in a clean stack had food left on them after washing. Also, one food scoops (with release mechanism) was found with food on it. Employees must ensure that all dishes have all food completely removed after washing before placing them up for future use. This was corrected by cleaning the dishes. Also, the can opener had a dried-on build-up around the blade. Employees must clean and sanitize the can opener within 4 hours after using and before using to open another can of food. Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C — The ice machine in the receiving kitchen had a slight build-up of mold/mildew on it. Clean and sanitize the ice machine at a frequency that will prelude the growth of mold and mildew.

2) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Food Equipment, Certification and Classification – C — REPEAT: The merchandise coolers are listed for use for prepackaged or bottled products only. The cooler is not being used for this purpose—prepared foods are in that cooler. Also, a domestic crock pot was seen in the bar, but it’s use was not seen. Keep all domestic equipment out of the facility. || 4-501.11 Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C — REPEAT: The 3-compartment sink that is used for food prep is not easily cleanable and in bad repair and should be replaced with one that is easily cleanable. Replace the spring on the sprayer at the chemical dish machine. The end of the sprayer should not hang below the flood rim of the drainboards. Replace the lid on the merchandise cooler in the bar. Food-Contact Surfaces-Cleanability – PF — REPEAT: Sand and paint or replace any chipping racks/shelving. Good Repair and Calibration-Utensils and Temperature and Pressure Measuring Devices – C — Replace any pitted pots/pans.

3) Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained and used; test strips: Warewashing Machine, Data Plate Operation Specifications – C — The data plate on the chemical dish machine can no longer be read. Replace the data plate.

4) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean all nonfood contact surfaces, where needed. This includes, but not limited to the following areas: inside the non-operational unit, top of the oven, shelf in walk-in freezer, etc.

5) Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained: Covering Receptacles – C — The lid and the left door on the dumpster were open. Keep the dumpster closed at all times. Also, the plastic recycling container at the dumpster corral was open and must be kept closed, as well.

6) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the floors underneath equipment and shelving. Clean the hood system. Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Repair the hole in the wall in the kitchen.

7) Meets ventilation and lighting requirements; designated areas used: Intensity-Lighting – C — Lighting intensity must be at least 50 foot candles in all food prep areas. 20 foot candles is required in utensil washing areas. 10 foot candles is required in walk-in units and other storage rooms. These areas have inadequate lighting. Light Bulbs, Protective Shielding – C — The bulbs above the ice machine should be shielded or shatterproof.

Food Lion #944 meat market, 647 Key St., Pilot Mountain. Inspected April 8, score 99. Violations: 1) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean the bunkers in the walk-in cooler.

2) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Keep all storage at least 6 inches off of the floor (office). Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the floors in the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. Clean the walk-in cooler ceiling, where needed. Clean the diaper chenging rack in the men’s public restroom.

Gypsy Moon Tattoo Studio, 2235 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Inspected April 6. Violations: 1) Records: monthly records of bacterial endospore destruction tests maintained for each autoclave 3 endospore tests were missing from the last year (April 2015, July 2015, and December 2015). Please be sure to run the endospore test results at least once a month. The last month tested was February (late in the month) and the facility is awaiting results from March.

2) Miscellaneous: litter and solid waste not allowed to accumulate There are some unnecessary items accumulating around the perimeter of the building. Remove these items.

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