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.

East Surry Little League concessions, 873 West 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain. Inspected April 25, score 94.5. Violations: 1) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Common Name-Working Containers – PF — One bottle of bleach (in a spray bottle) was found without a label. However, this was corrected immediately. Separation-Storage – P — Disinfectant wipes were stored on top of the food prep table. Toxic chemicals must be kept off of food prep areas, below food and food storage areas, below single-service items, and below clean dishes and linens. This was corrected by moving the wipes to an approved location.

2) Thermometers provided and accurate: Temperature Measuring Devices, Ambient Air and Water-Accuracy – PF — Replace the thermometer in the reach-in cooler (broken). This needs to be replaced within 10 days. You may text a picture to me within the 10-day period of the thermometer in the unit to come into compliance.

3) Insects and rodents not present; no unauthorized animals: Outer Openings, Protected – C — The door sweep on the door closest to the men’s restroom looks as if it has been chewed on and is now an entrance for rodents. Replace this door sweep. Fill any openings to the outside to prevent rodents from entering the establishment. Controlling Pests – PF — Numerous mouse droppings were found in drawers. A live rodent was not seen today, but the employee stated that the drawers had been cleaned recently. Better pest prevention is needed. Removing Dead or Trapped Birds, Insects, Rodents and other Pest – C — Clean dead insects from the light fixtures in the restrooms.

4) Personal cleanliness: Effectiveness-Hair Restraints – C — All employees must wear effective hair restraints when working with food, clean dishes, single-service items, or clean linens.

5) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment, Utensils, Linens and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles-Storing – C — Do not store any clean dishes on towels to dry. Towels are absorbent and can easily contaminate dishes that come in contact with the towels.

6) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C — The bottom of the reach-in cooler is rusty and should be sanded and painted. Appliance epoxy is a good material to apply to these types of surfaces.

7) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean all nonfood contact surfaces (inside drawers, inside the microwave, inside of drawers and cabinets, on the grill table, etc.).

8) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the floors where needed (under the grill area and other equipment). Clean the ceiling fans. Clean the stalls and walls in the men’s restroom (where needed). Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Rework the wall under the 3-compartment sink. It is not easily cleanable and may allow for the entrance of pests. Repair any holes in the walls. Keep all storage at least 6 inches off of the floor to facilitate cleaning.

Ingles #115 market, 2095 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Inspected April 26, score 98. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – P – Clean the inside of the cabinet and guard of the meat saw. The meat saw was found with build-up on these surfaces from a previous day. All food contact surfaces must be clean to sight and touch. The saw was cleaned and sanitized to correct the violation.

2) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – Repair the floor in the walk in cooler near the grinder. Clean the ice build-up that has formed on the floor and ceiling in the walk in freezer. Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the floor under the shelving in the walk in cooler.

Jones Intermediate School lunch room, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy. Inspected July 1, score 100. Violations: None.

Meadowview Middle School lunch room, 846 McKinney Rd., Mount Airy. Inspected April 24, score 99.5. Violation: Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean 6-501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the light fixtures where bugs have accumulated in them. Clean the ceiling tiles near the air vents where dust build-up is forming.

Northern Wellness & Fitness year-round swimming pool, 280 N. Point Blvd., Mount Airy. Inspected June 23. Violations: 1) Pool maintenance: pool walls and floor kept clean, free of debris and in good repair The pool floor is stained and should be reworked. After reworking the floor, keeping the calcium hardness within the ideal range throughout the year can prevent this problem in the future.

2) Premises: body hook and ring buoy with throw rope or lifeguard with rescue tube provided and properly located The ring buoy provided for the indoor pool had a significantly tangled rope tied to it. Make sure that the rope is never tangled. This was corrected by untangling the rope.

Northern Wellness & Fitness year-round spa, 280 N. Point Blvd., Mount Airy. Inspected June 23. Violations: 1) Water quality: disinfectant residual provided by The free chlorine level for the spa was 0 ppm. The chlorine level for spas must be at least 1.0 ppm. This was corrected to greater than 5.0 ppm at the time of inspection.

2) Pool maintenance: pool walls and floor kept clean, free of debris and in good repair The spa floor is stained and should be reworked. After reworking the floor, keeping the calcium hardness within the ideal range throughout the year can prevent this problem in the future.

Peace Lily 101 residential care, 101 Peace Lily Lane, Dobson. Violations: 1) Food supplies protection: All food clean, wholesome, no spoilage: Adequate during storage/preparation/serving, potentially hazardous food 45° or 140°F above 5; refrigerators with temps 2; meat products cooked; meat products handled as required, no re-serving food 4; food stored above floor protected 2; No animals. Raw bacon was found above bread and ham in the reach in cooler. Keep all raw meats stored below or away from ready to eat foods. The bacon was relocated to correct the violation.

2) Toilet: Handwashing: Laundry and bathing facilities: Toilet, lavatory and bathing facilities adequate; fixtures in good repair and kept clean; soap and towels provided: Clean the base of the toilet in the w. side bath. Clean the shower head in the east side bath.

3) Beds: Linen: Furniture: All furniture, mattresses, linen, drapes, blinds and similar items in good repair and clean 2; bed linen changed as required 2; clean and soiled linens properly stored and handled. Repair the mattress in the back east room. Repair or replace the comforter in the back east room that is torn. Replace or repair the blinds that have missing sections.

4) Walls and ceilings: In good repair. Clean the walls and ceilings in the hallways where lint build-up has formed near the air vents. Clean the ceiling in the kitchen near the air vent where lint build-up has formed. Repair the wall that has been gouged in the private room. Repair the wall corner near the bathroom in the east back bedroom.

5) Lighting and ventilation: Windows and fixtures in good repair; kept clean. Repair the air vents throughout the house that are rusting.

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