Tifton Gazette

Food Scores

September 23, 2012

Tift County food scores for September 23

TIFTON — The following food service establishments were inspected in Tift County between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20.  

These establishments were evaluated according to the rules and regulations set forth in the Georgia State Chapter 290-5-14.

 Anyone with a question, comment or complaint should feel free to call the Environmental Health Services section of the Tift County Health Department at 386-7967.  

Also, all scores are available at www.SouthHealthDistrict.com; click on food service scores, then click Tift County.

The violations for each establishment are divided into two categories, Public Health Interventions to control Food borne Illness Risk Factors and Good Retail Practices.  

Risk Factors are food preparation practices and employee behaviors most commonly reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as contributing factors in food borne illness outbreaks.

  The establishment shall at the time of inspection correct a Risk Factor violation unless determined otherwise by the Health Authority considering the nature of the hazard.  

Good Retail Practices are preventive measures to control the introduction of pathogens, chemicals and physical objects into foods.

  Good Retail Practices violations shall be corrected within 72 hours after the inspection is completed unless otherwise directed by the Health Authority.

 Each establishment will have a current score and current grade.

Taco Bell

809 W. Second St.        

Inspection Sept. 17

Current Score: 100

Current Grade: A

Previous Inspection

Feb. 29

Previous Score:  90

Previous Grade:  A

No violations noted at time of inspection.

Hawkeye BBQ

Specialties

307 W. 12th St.        

Inspection Sept. 19    

Current Score: 100

Current Grade: A

Previous Inspection

Jan. 12, 2012

Previous Score: 100

Previous Grade: A

No violations noted at time of inspection.

Checker’s

112 S. Virginia Ave.

Inspection Sept. 20

Current Score:  100

Current Grade:  A        

Previous Inspection

April 5

Previous Score:  100

Previous Grade:  A

No violations noted at time of inspection.

McDonald’s

2002 U. S. Highway 82 W

Inspection Sept. 19    

Current Score:  90

Current Grade:  A

Previous Inspection

March 6

Previous Score:  99

Previous Grade:  A

Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions in violation:  Potentially hazardous food being held using time as a public health control shall be marked with the correct time.  (9 points)

Good Retail Practices in violation:   All non-food contact surfaces shall be cleaned including the inside of all refrigerators and coolers, wrapper holders, cup holders, countertops under equipment and area under drinks in lobby.  (1 point)

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