Tifton Gazette


February 14, 2014

Food Scores - February 14


The following food service establishments were inspected in Tift County between Feb. 7 and 13.  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.  All scores are also 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.


Len Lastinger Primary 

1210 Lake Drive Tifton

Inspection February 11, 2014 Previous Inspection September 3, 2013

Current Score:  96 Previous Score:  96

Current Grade: A Previous Grade:  A

Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions in violation:  Ice machine shall be cleaned and sanitized as needed to prevent mold and slime.  (4 points)


Stevi B’s 

131 South Virginia Avenue Tifton

Inspection February 11, 2014 Previous Inspection August 29, 2013

Current Score:  89 Previous Score:  100

Current Grade: B Previous Grade:  A

Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions in violation:   

Vegetable chopper, mixer, can opener and microwave shall be cleaned and sanitized as needed to prevent encrusted material.  (4 points)  

Good Retail Practices in violation:  Food not stored in its original container shall be labeled with the common name.  (3 points)

Potentially hazardous foods shall be cooled using an approved cooling method.  (3 points)

All non-food contact surfaces shall be cleaned as needed to prevent buildup of encrusted material.  (1 point)








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