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.

Mayberry Motor Inn seasonal swimming pool, 501 N. Andy Griffith Pkwy, Mount Airy. Inspected June 20. Violation: Premises: fence or barrier with self-closing, self-latching gates properly constructed and maintained The vertical members of the fence are 5.5 inches apart. The maximum spacing for the vertical members is 4 inches. The vertical clearance at the bottom of the fence must be 2 inches or less. It measures between 4 and 5 inches.

Northern Wellness & Fitness year-round spa, 280 N. Pointe 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.

Northern Wellness & Fitness seasonal swimming pool, 280 N. Pointe Blvd., Mount Airy. Inspected June 23. Violation: 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.

Northern Wellness & Fitness year-round swimming pool, 280 N. Pointe 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.

Orchard Mountain seasonal swimming pool, 158 Baldwin Dr., Lowgap. Inspected June 21. Violations: 1) Water quality: daily written records of water quality and test kit kept on site Total alkalinity and cyanuric acid must be checked and recorded at least once a week. Both of these have not been checked since the pool opened. Total alkalinity and cyanuric acid were checked and recorded today. Total alkalinity was 90 ppm and cyanuric acid was 100 ppm.

2) Premises: fence or barrier with self-closing, self-latching gates properly constructed and maintained The fence height must be at 48 inches all around the pool. There are some areas where the fence is less than 48 inches high (form the ground surface). The entrance gate meets current standards, however.

3) Equipment room: filter backwash discharged through an air gap Filter backwash must be discharged through an air gap.

Reeves Community Center seasonal wading pool, 113 Renfro St., Mount Airy. Inspected June 23. Violations: None.

Reeves Community Center seasonal swimming pool, 113 Renfro St., Mount Airy. Inspected June 23. Violations: 1) Pool maintenance: pool walls and floor kept clean, free of debris and in good repair Two tiles have fallen off of the wall in the outdoor pool (corner of the deep end). Replace the tiles before next season.

2) Premises: decks unobstructed, properly drained, free of trip hazards There is an offset in the deck that is greater than 1/2 inch. Repair the deck so that the offset is less than 1/2 inch.

Reeves Community Center year-round swimming pool, 113 Renfro St., Mount Airy. Inspected Sept. 6. Violations: None.

Speedway 912 E. Atkins St., Dobson. Inspected June 22, score 94.5. Violations: 1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties: Certified Food Protection Manager – C- At least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager by taking and passing an ansi accredited program (servsafe for example). This person (manager/supervisor) Must be present during the operations including during the inspection.

2) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Manual and Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization-Temperature, pH, Concentration and Hardness – P- At the time of inspection, the sanitizer water was not strong enough in the 3-comp sink. Cdi by changing out the water to 200 ppm. Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – P- Utensils used for public to prepare hot dogs must be cleaned and sanitized every 4 hours. The manager stated that the tongs were cleaned two times per day which is not enough to meet the 4 hour rule. CDI by sending the tongs to be washed and sanitized.

3) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Separation-Storage – P- Observed glass cleaner and all purpose cleaner stored on the counter tops near the handsink and coffee station. Store chemicals separately, away from equipment, food, single-service, utensils, and linens. Cdi by moving to an approved area.

4) Compliance with variance, specialized process, reduced oxygen packaging criteria or HACCP plan: Conformance with Approved Procedures – P,PF- At the time of inspection, the water temps and sanitizer strength logs were not being recorded as required by the approved variance to have the 2-compartment sink. Cdi by discussing with the manager who will begin recording these items.

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