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.

Wal-Mart Deli 1039, 2241 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Inspected July 27, score 97. Violations: 1) Proper date marking and disposition Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF — Three packages of deli meat were date marked for 8 days (discard date of 8/3). Date marking cannot exceed 7 days (discard date of 8/2 if opened today). This was corrected by re-date marking the deli meat. Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Disposition – P — Two packages of bologna were not discarded prior to the discard dates on the package. One package had a discard date of 7/24 and another 7/26. This was corrected by throwing away the bologna.

2) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment and Utensils, Air-Drying Required – C — Several dishes were nested wet in the dish storage area in the clean dish storage area in the back area. All dishes must be allowed to air-dry completely before nesting. The dishes were rewashed and were allowed to begin air-drying during the inspection.

3) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean nonfood contact surfaces where needed (dust in neglected areas). Also, remove the stuck-on cardboard on the shelf below the left most prep table along the slicer wall.

4) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean against the baseboard behind the tables along the wall where the slicers are located. Clean the floor behind the soaking container. Clean the wall behind the 3-compartment sink. Clean the floors in the walk-in cooler and freezer.

Wendy’s, 1906 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Inspected July 29, score 97. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C – The top of the kitchen ice machine and the dining room soda fountain nozzle had mold build-up inside of it. Clean the soda nozzle and ice machine at a frequency to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria build-up.

2) Wiping cloths: properly used and stored: Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation – C – The sanitizer in the wiping cloth bucket tested below 150 ppm quat. All wiping cloths must be submerged in a bucket of approved sanitizer between uses. Keep all sanitizer prepared to the manufacturers specifications to be considered “approved sanitizer.”

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

4) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – Re-grout the floor tile in high traffic areas in the kitchen. Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the floor in the bun freezer under the shelving and under the soda syrup rack.

Central Contiuing Care institutional food service, 1287 Newsome St., Mount Airy. Inspected Aug. 4, score 98.5. Violation: Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – P – The ice machine contained mold and bacteria build-up inside of the lower and upper cabinets today. Clean the ice machine at a frequency to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria build-up. Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – P – The stand mixer attachment had build-up on the food contact surface today. Keep all food contact surfaces clean to sight and touch. the mixer arm was removed to be cleaned to correct the violation.

Central Contiuing Care nursing home, 1287 Newsome St., Mount Airy.. Inspected Aug. 4, score 97.5. Violations: 1) Walls and ceilings cleanable, clean, good repair Repair the wall in the in the 400 hall bath where the tile is damaged. Replace the missing hole cap at the shower head in the 100 hall bath. Repair the wall that is damaged in room 404 and replace the broken outlet face plate. Repair the wall at the entrance to the chapel. Repair the ceiling behind the dryers that is leaking. Repair the walls behind the walker storage in the rehab room.

2) Furniture clean and in good repair. Mattresses clean, dry, odor free Clean the linen carts on the resident halls. Clean the linen hanging cart in the laundry room that had build-up on the cover today.

3) Patient contact items in good repair, properly stored, cleaned and disinfected Clean the underside of the shower chairs on the 100, 300 and 400 bath. Replace or repair the toilet seat in room 301 that is damaged.

Circle K 1524, 805 S. Key St., Pilot Mountain. Inspected Aug. 3, score 93. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C – *Repeat* The soda nozzles and ice chute had mold build-up on them today. Keep the soda fountain cleaned at a frequency to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria build-up.

2) Proper cold holding temperatures: Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Hot and Cold Holding – P – The creamer machine had milk and various creamers that require refrigeration with a temperature above 45 degrees F. where the unit had been unplugged. Keep all potentially hazardous foods at or below 45 degrees F. when holding them cold. The unit was plugged in and all items were voluntarly thrown away to correct the violation.

3) Proper date marking and disposition: Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF – Cheddarwurst and pepperjack sausage was found opened two days ago without a date marking. All ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods must be date marked if they will be held over 24 hours after they have been opened or prepared. The foods were date marked to correct the violation.

4) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – *Repeat* Repair the floor in the back food prep area that is damaged where the paint is peeling up.

Daddy Sams, 2166 Maple Grove Church Rd., Lowgap. Inspected Aug. 2, score 99. Violations: 1) Wiping cloths: properly used and stored: Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation – C – The kitchen bucket of wiping cloths had a sanitizer concentration below 50ppm chlorine. Keep all sanitizer prepared between 50 and 200ppm chlorine in the wiping cloth bucket to be considered “approved.”

2) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment and Utensils, Air-Drying Required – C – Allow all containers and food contact surfaces to air dry after washing them. An employee was witnessed towel drying containers today.

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