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.

McDonald’s, 508 N. Renfro St., Mount Airy. Inspected July 28, score 94.5. Violations: 1) Proper cooling time and temperatures: Cooling – P-observed gravy stored in the walk-in cooler at 113 F that had been cooling for over 2 hours. Must cool TCS foods from 135 F to 70f within 2 hours and from 70 F to 41 F in an additional 4 hours. Cdi by discarding the gravy.

2) Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control: Cooling Methods – PF- Observed gravy in tall covered containers in the walk-in cooler. When cooling food, place in shallow containers or in an ice bath before placing the food uncovered where it cannot be contaminated to cool.

3) Insects and rodents not present; no unauthorized animals: Controlling Pests – PF-flies present in the kitchen area and dining areas. Contact your pest control operator to help control the flies.

4) Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display: Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination – C- Observed steak fillets stored in a to go bag in the freezer. All food must be stored in food grade containers or bags. Cdi by discarding the steaks.

5) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C- The biscuit cooler is running around 60 f. Repair. At the time of inspection, there were no tcs foods stored in the cooler. Replace gaskets on the stand up freezer, mccafe reach-in, walk-in, and biscuit cooler.

6) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – C- Clean tops of equipment for dust, grease, and crumbs. Clean the coil cover in the ice machine. Clean gaskets and refrigeration.

Mount Pilot Child Enrichment Center child care, 132 Shoals Rd., Pinnacle. Inspected July 27. Violatons: 1) Equipment, non-food contact surfaces clean; in good repair: countertop around the sink in bad repair in the kitchen. Clean inside the refrigerator in the after school building. Nursery refrigerator (inside door shelf) In bad repair.

2) Properly sized, located, accessible, and in good repair; sinks, toilets and potty chairs cleaned and disinfected: Repair the slow drain in the infant food prep area. The sink is pulling away from the wall in the little tikes room.

3) Individual linen provided; adequate beds, cots, or mats provided, in good repair, properly stored, labeled, spaced during use: Mats in bad repair in the tikes classroom.

4) Clean and in good repair; water play centers cleaned, sanitized and maintained: Couches and computer cabinets in the school agers rooms in bad repair. Replace.

5) Easily cleanable, clean, and in good repair; carpets vacuumed as required and extraction cleaned; date cleaned___________: Wall repair needed in tots, little tikes, tikes, and pre k classrooms and the gym area. Repair walls behind and beside the 3-comp sink cabinet in the kitchen. Clean walls where needed especially along doors and door frames throughout. Observed wall moisture causing paint to flake off in both gym bathrooms. Floor tile chipped in the boys bathroom in upper building.

Oak Grove Market, 5104 W. Pine St.. Inspected July 29, score 94.5. Violations: 1) Food separated and protected: Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging, and Segregation – P — Raw pork was stored above precooked ground steak and raw country ham was stored above ready-to-heat ham, both instances in the reach-in cooler. Keep all food stored according to minimum internal cooking temperatures (raw pork would be stored below any ready-to-eat or precooked food product). This was corrected by rearranging the meat. There was an improvement with this violation today.

2) Proper date marking and disposition: Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF — An opened package of precooked chicken wings, opened yesterday was not date marked. Also, several packages of ham were not date marked after being cut yesterday. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods must be date marked with at least the date the food is to be discarded, not to exceed 7 days (including the prep/opening date). These foods were date marked to correct this. Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Disposition – P — A container of chicken salad and a quarter package of lunchmeat were still in the cooler with expired dates. Both foods were corrected to correct this.

3) Sewage and waste water properly disposed: Conveying Sewage – P — The drain for the kitchen handwash sink is not allowing waste water to be conveyed into the septic system. This was corrected by unclogging the drain.

4) Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained: Outdoor Storage Surface – C — REPEAT: The surface used to store dumpsters and grease containers must be smooth and easily cleanable and sloped to drain (smooth asphalt or smooth concrete is acceptable). During the last inspection, the person-in-charge thought that the pad would be poured earlier in 2016. This was not done.

5) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean fixtures on the wall, including conduit. Clean the floor under tables where needed.

South Main Children’s Center child care, 338 E. Pine St., Mount Airy. Inspected July 27. Violation: Free of storage and in good repair; cleaning and disinfecting solutions labeled;approved diapering methods used; diaper changing and handwashing signs posted: Replace the current diapering pad that is torn. Also, the pad doesn’t properly fit the current table. Need to purchase a larger table.

Southern On Main, 102 East Main St., Elkin. Inspected July 27, score 95. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Manual and Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization-Temperature, pH, Concentration and Hardness – P – The sanitizer in the dish machine tested below 50ppm chlorine in the final rinse. The machine was re-primed and sanitizer hose cleaned to correct the violation. At the end of the inspection the dish machine was properly sanitizing dishes.

2) Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used: Sanitizers, Criteria-Chemicals – P – The chlorine sanitizer in the wiping cloth bottle and spray bottles tested above 200ppm chlorine today. Keep all sanitizer prepared between 50 and 200ppm chlorine. Conditions of Use – P,PF – Domestic wasp spray was found in the kitchen today. Only pesticides designed for use in a food service establishment can be used and stored on the premises. The wasp spray was voluntarily thrown away to correct the violation. Separation-Storage – P – Stainless steel cleaner was found over the prep table in the back of the kitchen. Keep all chemicals stored below or away from food prep, cooking and storage areas.

3) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment, Utensils, Linens and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles-Storing – C – Two containers of utensils were found stored in water today. A utensil can be stored in water if the temperature is at or above 135 degrees F. or if the water is allowed to run over the utensil and drain such as with a dipper well. The ice paddle was found stored on the floor of the walk in freezer. Keep all utensils stored in a clean and sanitized location. The ice paddle was removed to be cleaned to correct the violation.

4) Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained and used; test strips: Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices – PF – No test strips were available for the quat sanitizer today. I will return in 10 days to ensure that sanitizer test strips are available for the quat sanitizer.

5) Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices: System Maintained in Good Repair – C – Repair or replace the backflow preventer at the dish machine that is leaking from the top of the unit.

6) Meets ventilation and lighting requirements; designated areas used: Designation-Dressing Areas and Lockers – C – An employee cell phone was found on top of the prep unit and on top of a cutting board today. Keep all employee items away from where they may contaminate food. The cutting board was removed to be cleaned and sanitized. Light Bulbs, Protective Shielding – C – The light bulbs in the walk in cooler and freezer must be shatter resistant. Replace the bulbs that are not shatter resistant.

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