The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.
• Teriyaki Bowl, 229-L General Screven Way, Hinesville. Score: 88. Grade: B.
Remarks: (1) No approval of time as public health control procedures before implementation for sushi rice. I told the manager that the rice needs to be discarded at 3:00 p.m. New violation. (2) Observed employee preparing sushi rolls without hair restraint. New violation. (3) Observed wet wiping cloths stored on prep line and equipment. (4) Observed raw shrimp thawing at room temperature: The shrimp was frozen so I told the manager to move the raw shrimp to the walk-in cooler. (5) Facility has started serving sushi at the facility. (6) The owner needs to add consumer advisory and reminder on menu. (7) Facility needs to keep receipts/invoice for raw fish that discusses parasite destruction.
• Day’s Inn, 1024 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 100. Grade: A.
Remarks: (1) Need sanitizer test strips to test sanitizer in the 3-compartment sink. (2) Make sure the opened container of milk is date marked with the date that it was opened.
• The Pour House Bar & Grill, 135 W. Hendry St., Hinesville. Score: 89. Grade: B.
Remarks: (1) Observed multiple food items stored in the walk-in cooler above 41F. Corrected on site by discarding of food above 41F. Repeat from previous inspection. Manager turned down thermostat on walk-in cooler. Will follow up on cooler. (2) Observed no reminder on menu for under cooked food items. (3) Observed spoon handle stored inside of container of coleslaw. Corrected on site by removing spoon. (4) Manager removed some food items from refrigerator and opened up cooling panel near raw chicken to decrease the temperature in the refrigerator. Will follow up on refrigerator. (5) Follow up 02/17/2016: Twice baked potatoes/walk-in :35F, meat loaf/ walk-in : 36F, raw chicken/ walk-in : 35F.
• Firehouse Subs, 556 W. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 99. Grade: A.
Remarks: (1) Observed personal items (jackets) stored with the single use items on the racks in the back storage area. Need designated area to store personal items. New violation. (2) Observed vinegar bottle without label. (3) Observed employee handling clean drink nozzles with bare hands. Need to use gloves, paper towel, etc., when installing clean drink nozzles in soda machine.
• Papa John’s Pizza, 553 W. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 99. Grade: A.
Remarks: (1) Observed walls dirty with food splatter behind equipment. Observed food residue on the outside of the pizza oven and pizza line cooler. New violation. (2) Observed gap on the top of the back door.
• Hong Kong Restaurant, 755 W. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 82. Grade: B.
Remarks: (1) Observed employee go outside and return to the restaurant and start working with food without washing hands first. New violation. (2) Observed cooked pork stored in the walk-in cooler without date marking. Asked owner when pork was cooked. He stated it was cooked, put in the freezer, and removed from the freezer into the walk in cooler a couple of days ago. New violation. (3) Observed wet wiping cloths stored on prep tables: Corrected on site by owner moving the cloths to sanitizing solution. New violation. (4) Observed pipe leaking on the handwashing sink in the kitchen and the bathroom. New violation. (5) During next inspection if the food is not properly date marked food will be discarded. (6) The broccoli that was at 65F was cooked during lunch time and was cooling in the reach-in cooler.