The following are among the food service establishments inspected in November 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 http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.
• Hardee’s, 169 Hendry St., Hinesville. Score: 85.
Remarks: (1) Observed grease and food buildup on grill conveyor belt. Repeat from previous inspection. Repeat violation. (2) Observed potentially hazardous cold food held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed sausage mix and egg mix stored on melted ice (water) in which the food is not maintained at 41F or below. Corrected on site by placing the food in the cold holding area where the raw chicken is stored during lunch. The manager surrounded the containers with ice to decrease the food temperature Corrected On-Site. New Violation. (3) Observed non-food contact surface dirty with residue and buildup (walls, outside of equipment, etc.). (4) Observed water pooling at the bottom of reach-in cooler where ham is stored. (5) Observed onions stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler. (6) Observed raw egg mix stored over sliced vegetables and ready-to-eat food: Corrected on site by rearranging food in the walk-in cooler. (7) Observed lid open on the outside dumpster. (8) Observed renovations material stored with the single use items. Need to move to another location. (9) Discussed with manager food complaint and food rule changes. (10) Observed employee mixing raw egg mixture over ready-to eat food. I discussed with manager an alternative place to mix the eggs to prevent possible contamination.
• New Peking Gourmet, 103-N West General Screven Way, Hinesville. Score: 91.
Remarks: (1) Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed food in the reach-in cooler above 41F. Corrected on site by discarding food. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. (2) Observed food stored uncovered from last night (soup crisps). Corrected on site by discarding. (3) Will follow up on reach-in cooler. (4) Observed facility improperly thawing chicken. Corrected on site by putting some chicken under running water and other chicken and shrimp in the walk-in cooler to thaw. (5) Make sure employees cooking food have their hair properly restrained. Corrected on site by putting on hats. (6) Received a complaint about roaches in the food. I talked to the manager about complaint. Owner stated that she has observed some roaches and she knew about the complaint. She called Yates Astro to make an appointment tomorrow. I called Yates Astro and the exterminator is coming tonight. I also discussed the new rule changes with owner. I will bring owner forms for employee health and cleaning procedures.
• Kentucky Fried Chicken, 733 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 99.
Remarks: (1) Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in the chiken prep area, observed residue build up on the outside of the warmers, cooking equipment, etc. New Violation. (2) Observed hand washing sink leaking water. (3) Observed employee spay water on chicken prep tables with a water hose during lunch rush. Do not spray the table because other equipment and food can become contaminated with bacteria from the raw chicken. (4) Talked to manager about the food service rule changes.
• La Quinta Inn and Suites-Hinesville/Ft. Stewart (Breakfast Only), 1740 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 85.
Remarks: (1) Person in charge lacks awareness in key areas of risk factor control or good retail practices for establishment. The PIC is not aware of proper cold-holding, hot-holding temperatures, proper washing and sanitizing of dishware, etc. Corrective Action: Persons in charge, managers or CFSM must be properly trained or retrained. New Violation. (2) Observed potentially hazardous food cold-held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed food in the breakfast cooler above 41F. Repeat from previous inspection. The facility needs to keep temperature logs to make sure the cooler is working properly. Need to take food temperatures before breakfast starts and after breakfast to make sure it is working properly. Corrected on site by discarding of the TCS food. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. (3) Observed gravy stored in a cracked container. Need to replace container. (4) Will follow up on cold-holding and training for facility. Any pastries, bread, muffins, eggs, etc. served on the breakfast buffet not individually wrapped need to be discarded at the end of breakfast. The food cannot be re-served to the customers. (5) Need to mark date food taken out of original container.
• BQ Soul, 4716 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Score: 98.
Remarks: (1) No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. New Violation. (2) Light not functioning in the outside grill area New Violation. (3) Observed tear in the linoleum flooring in the kitchen. (4) The outside storage unit was locked so I was not able to check the unit. (5) Observed high grass around the holding tank. Need to cut the grass down so the tank can be inspected.
• Taco Bell, 301 W. General Screven Way, Hinesville. Score: 100.
Remarks: (1) Observed gasket on warmer in disrepair. Manager stated the facility placed a work order to get the gasket repaired. (2) Observed no/low sanitizer in the sanitizing bucket: Corrected on site by changing the sanitizer buckets. (3) Went over new rule changes with manager. Manager gave me her email address to email some information about the changes.
• Korea House Restaurant, 809 Willowbrook Dr., Ste 105, Hinesville. Score: 92.
Remarks: (1) Observed buildup of black substance in the interior of ice machine. Repeat from previous inspection. Repeat Violation. (2) Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface (outside of cooking equipment, walls and floors in the cooking area, etc.). Repeat Violation. (3) Observed water damaged ceiling tiles in the facility. Need to replace. (4) Observed paint chipping off concrete floor. Need to seal floor. (5) Observed hole in the wall by the dishwashing machine. (6) The walk-in cooler was turned off during inspection because the facility will be closed from November 11 - November 29, 2015. (7) Observed dishwasher thermometer reaching 154F. If the facility is using chemicals the dishwasher only needs to reach 120F. Need to have Hobart come a check the dishwasher to make sure it is working properly.