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.

White Plains Christian School lunch room, 809 Old Hwy 601, Mount Airy. Inspected Nov. 8, score 94. Violations:

1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties *REPEAT VIOLATION* 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 must be present during operating hours.

2) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – P- Observed mold growth in the ice machine ice bin cover and tubing. Clean and sanitize the machine following manufacturer’s instructions.

3) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Poisonous or Toxic Material Containers-Container Prohibitions – P- observed sanitizer stored in a window cleaner bottle. Sanitizing solutions shall not be stored in or dispensed from containers previously containing poisonous or toxic materials. Cdi by employee discarding the bottle.

4) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C- Shelving in the reach-in cooler rusty. Repair/replace. Food Equipment, Certification and Classification – C- 3-compartment sink does not have rounded corners that are easy to clean and does not meet ansi/nsf approved Commercial equipment. Good repair and calibration-utensils and temperature and pressure measuring devices – c- replace the reach-in thermometer that is inaccurate.

5) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C- Floor tiles chipped broken in the dishwasher area. Repair. Cleaning, frequency and restrictions – c- clean floors and walls under and behind equipment.

Best Buy 3, 512 West Pine Street, Mount Airy. Inspected Nov. 18, score 94. Violations: 1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties: Certified Food Protection Manager – C — There was no food safety certified person-in-charge present during the inspection. Someone who has completed a food safety manager certification course must be on the premises at all times.

2) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C — The ice machine has a heavy build-up of mold and mildew inside the ice making area. Clean the ice machine following manufacturer’s instructions. Ice machines must be cleaned often enough to preclude the growth of mold and mildew. The ice machine being dirty is a repeat violation. However, there was significant improvement here.

3) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Sanitizers, Criteria-Chemicals – P — One bottle of sanitizer was reading greater than 200 ppm. Chlorine sanitizer must be kept in the range of 50-200 ppm. The sanitizer was diluted to 100 ppm to correct this. Separation-Storage – P — A container of surgical scrub (toxic) was stored on top of the ice machine. Also, a bottle of detergent was stored on top of a merchandise cooler with food inside of it. Toxic chemicals must be kept off of food and food storage areas (ice is a food and an ice machine is a food storage area). The surgical scrub and detergent were moved to the designated chemical storage area, which is in an approved area. Common Name-Working Containers – PF — Several chemicals were not labeled today. Label all chemicals. This was corrected by labeling the chemicals.

4) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Nonfood-Contact Surfaces – C — The new screen door leading into the kitchen needs to be painted with a cleanable paint or the door can be removed. Sand and paint the chipping shelf under the prep table. These violations were mentioned on the previous inspection.

5) Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied and cleaned: Toilet Room Receptacle, Covered – C — Keep a covered receptacle in the restroom. A covered receptace is required for the disposal of feminine hygiene products. Closing Toilet Room Doors – C — The restroom door was left open and does not have a slef-closing arm. Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning. Toilet Rooms, Enclosed – C — There was no self-closing arm on the restroom door. The restroom is required to have a door that is self-closing and tight-fitting.

Chilis Grill and Bar, 2101 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Inspected Nov. 16, score 98.5. Violations: 1) Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display: Food Storage-Preventing Contamination from the Premises – C – Several bags of bread crumbs and rice that were tied off in dry storage. Keep all dry foods store in a sealed container or otherwise protected from contamination. Clean the inside of the bread crumb storage container.

2) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the floors in the walk in cooler at the keg storage area. Clean the floor in the outside storage room under the shelving and in the high traffic areas.

Circle K #1522 food stand, 2227 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Inspected Nov. 15, score 92. Violations: 1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties: Certified Food Protection Manager – C – The person in charge was not certified as a food protection manager. The person in charge must be certified as a food protection manager.

2) Handwashing sinks, supplied and accessible: Handwashing Sinks-Location and Placement – PF – The back handwashing sink was blocked today. Keep this sink accessible to employees for handwashing. The handwashing sink was unblocked to correct the violation.

3) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C – (REPEAT) Several soda nozzles and the ice machine top cabinet had mold and bacteria build-up inside of them today. Keep all beverage nozzles and the ice machine clean and free of mold and bacteria build-up.

4) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Sanitizers, Criteria-Chemicals – P – The sanitizer was too strong in the spray bottle today. Keep all sanitizer prepared to the manufacturers specifications. The sanitizer was weakened to 300ppm Quat to correct the violation.

5) Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display: Food Storage-Preventing Contamination from the Premises – C – Soda syrup bags and packs of coffee were found on the floor in the back storage area. All food products must be stored at least six inches off of the floor.

6) Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained and used; test strips: Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices – PF – No test strips were provided during inspection today. Test strips must be available to check sanitizer concentration. I will return within 10 days to ensure that sanitizer test strips for the sanitizer being used in the establishment are available.

7) Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained: Outdoor Storage Surface – C – *REPEAT* An outdoor storage surface for REFUSE, recyclables, and returnables shall be constructed of nonabsorbent material such as concrete or asphalt and shall be SMOOTH, durable, and sloped to drain.The outside dumpster needs to be kept on pavement or other approved surface.

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