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.

Circle K #1531, 985 Johnson Ridge Rd., Elkin. Inspected April 29, score 94. Violations: 1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties: Certified Food Protection Manager – C- A PIC must be present during operation hours. No pic present during the inspection.

2) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – P- No sanitizer made at the time of inspection. Sanitizer must be made and used to sanitize food prep surfaces. Cdi by employee making a sanitizer bucket.

3) Proper date marking and disposition: Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF-hot dogs and other opened meats need to be datemarked if opened and held for more than 24 hours. At the time of inspection, the hot dogs were not dated or the dates did not make sense. When opened add 6 days and write on the package if stored below 41 F.

4) Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied and cleaned: Cleaning of Plumbing Fixtures – C- Clean toilet fixtures in mens bathroom.

5) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C-clean floors in the back room. Store items 6” off of the floor to facilitate cleaning.

Copeland Elementary School lunch room, 948 Copeland School Rd., Dobson. Inspected April 25, score 99.5. Violation: Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean all nonfood contact surfaces (top of equipment, inside of the microwave in the dining room, top of the trophy case, and the sliding window tracks).

Country Cafe, 5075 NC 268, Dobson. Inspected April 28, score 96. Violations: 1) Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use: Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco – C – An employee drink was found improperly stored on the prep table today. Keep all employee drinks stored below or away from food prep, cooking or storage areas. Keep a lid and straw in all employee drinks or other method to prevent employees mouths from coming in contact with their fingers. The employee drink was relocated to correct the violation.

2) Personal cleanliness: Effectiveness-Hair Restraints – C – An employee was witnessed preparing salads without wearing a hair restraint. All food service employees must wear an effective hair restraint.

3) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment and Utensils, Air-Drying Required – C – Several plastic containers and one metal container were found wet nested today. Allow all food contact surfaces to air dry before stacking them.

4) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Food Equipment, Certification and Classification – C – *REPEAT* The white domestic freezer is not classified for use in a food service establishment. Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C – *REPEAT* Repair, replace or remove the non-working ice machine. Repeat points were not assessed because proper items were stored in he drink cooler.

5) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – *REPEAT* Repair the floor in the back of the kitchen around the sink drain and hot water heater. Repair the cracks in the walls at the hot water heater. Repair the ceiling over the spray sink in the back of the kitchen. Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – (REPEAT: Clean the filters in the hood system where build-up has formed.) Clean the wall and floor behind the flat top grill and around the hot water heater.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 1948 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Inspected April 27, score 95.5. Violations: 1) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Storage-First Aid Supplies – P,PF – A can of burn spray was found over the microwave on the prep line. Keep all first aid supplies stored away from areas where food can become contaminated. The burn spray was relocated to correct the violation. Separation-Storage – P – A bottle of cleaner was found on the prep sink in the back of the establishment today. Keep all chemicals stored below or away from food prep, cooking and storage areas. The chemical bottle was relocated to the chemical storage cabinet to correct the violation.

2) Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display: Food Storage-Preventing Contamination from the Premises – C – Two large bags of brown sugar were found open while in dry storage today. Keep all dry foods in a sealed, or otherwise protected container. The brown sugar was transferred to a container with a lid to correct the violation.

3) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment and Utensils, Air-Drying Required – C – *REPEAT* Several metal and plastic containers were found wet nested today. Allow all containers to air dry before stacking them.

4) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – C – Clean the grill cabinet and under the grills on the left side of the grill line. Clean the lower shelving in the walk in cooler.

5) Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained: Maintaining Refuse Areas and Enclosures – C – Clean the inside and outside pavement at the dumpster pad where grease build-up has formed.

6) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the floor under the shelving in the walk in freezer and dry storage area where build-up and debris has collected. Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – Repair the floor at the grill area where equipment has worn through the flooring material.

E.M. Armfield Civic and Rec Center year round spa, 873 Old Highway 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain. Inspected June 24. Violation: Pool maintenance: pool walls and floor kept clean, free of debris and in good repair There is some staining and chipping on the spa floor.

E.M. Armfield Civic and Rec Center year round pool, 873 Old Highway 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain. Inspected June 24. Violations: 1) Premises: decks unobstructed, properly drained, free of trip hazards Indoor swimming pools must provide at least 5 feet of clear walking space around the edge of the pool. The warm water pool has one side where 5 feet is not possible due to the construction of the building.

2) Equipment room: approved pump, filter, and flow meter operating properly Swimmers were allowed to be in the warm water pool while the pump was off due to maintenance. Any time the pump must be shut down due to maintenance, the pool must be kept closed. This was due to the flow meter not working at the time of inspection. The swimmers were asked to leave the pool. The flow meter was repaired during the inspection.

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