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.

Two-Sixty-Eight-Grill, 709 Highway 268 West, Elkin. Inspected Aug. 24, score 94. Violations: 1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties: Certified Food Protection Manager – C – The person in charge must be certified as a food protection manager. The person in charge today is not certified as a food protection manager.

2) Proper cold holding temperatures: Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Hot and Cold Holding – P – The prep unit contained several potentially hazardous foods with a temperature above 45 degrees F. Potentially hazardous food products were iced down to correct the violation. I will return in 10 days to ensure that the prep unit is properly maintaining temperatures at or below 45 degrees F.

3) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment, Utensils, Linens and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles-Storing – C – (REPEAT) Clean the inside of the utensil containers near the coffee machine. Clean the ice scoop tray at the ice machine.

4) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Food Equipment, Certification and Classification – C – (*REPEAT* Replace the domestic reach in freezer with an ANSI approved piece of equipment.) Remove the domestic equipment from the storage closet in the side dining room. 4-501.11 Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C – *REPEAT* Repair/replace the shelving in the reach in cooler that is rusted. Remove or repair the biscuit warmer that is no easy to clean. Nonfood-Contact Surfaces – C – *REPEAT* Repair the counters in the kitchen that are damaged and not easy to clean.

Wilco Hess #138 food stand, 818 S. Key St., Pilot Mountain. Inspected Aug. 17, score 94.5. Violations: 1) PIC present, Demonstration – Certification by accredited program, and performs duties: Certified Food Protection Manager – C — A person-in-charge that has taken an ANSI-approved food safety class within the time frame specified by the certificate must be on the premises at all times. There are no certified food safety managers on the premises today.

2) Proper date marking and disposition: Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF — An opened container of slaw and two containers of hot dogs and sausage were not date marked. Opened potentially hazardous foods (with some exceptions) must be date marked for no more than 7 days. With the date of opening counting as Day 1.

3) Wiping cloths: properly used and stored: Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation – C — Keep wiping cloths in approved sanitizer. This facility uses quaternary ammonia, so the approved range is 200 – 400 ppm. Today, the sanitizer was less than 200 ppm/

4) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean inside cabinets and top of equipment where needed. Clean inside of the reach-in cooler. Clean inside of the microwave.

5) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Floor and Wall Junctures, Coved, and Enclosed or Sealed – C — Repair the broken base tile in the men’s restroom. Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Replace any broken floor tile. Reposition the shelving unit in the back area so that there is at least 6 inches of clearance. Keep all storage at least 6 inches off of the floor. Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the floor underneath the shelving unit that doesn’t have enough clearance. Clean the floor underneath equipment.

Yadkin Valley Community School, 240 Standard St., Elkin. Inspected Sept. 22, score 98. Violation: Lighting and ventilation: Clean the window seals throughout the facility.

Aunt Bea’s #5, 642 Key St., Pilot Mountain. Inspected Sept. 2, score 97. Violations: 1) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C — Replace chipping/rusty shelving. Some improvement was seen in this area. Nonfood-Contact Surfaces – C — Repair the leaky waste pipe on the handwash sink downstairs.

2) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean all nonfood contact surfaces (top of equipment, shelving, inside of fryer cabinets, inside of the cabinet under the drink station (up front), etc.).

3) Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied and cleaned: Cleaning of Plumbing Fixtures – C — Clean the handwash sink in the back prep area.

4) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the floor where needed (underneath equipment and shelving). Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Fill/cover any holes in the walls. Repair the damaged ceiling leading to the basement. Replace any broken FRP panel moulding (between two sheets of FRP). Keep all storage at least 6 inches off of the floor to facilitate cleaning (box of papers in the office area). Repair/replace/sand and paint the rusty walls in the walk-in cooler. Floor and Wall Junctures, Coved, and Enclosed or Sealed – C — The baseboard is peeling away from the wall downstairs and should be repaired. Seal the ceiling/wall juncture above the ice machine and other areas where needed. Walls and Ceilings, Attachments – C — Replace any missing ceiling tiles.

5) Meets ventilation and lighting requirements; designated areas used: Intensity-Lighting – C — Lighting in the back prep kitchen must be at least 50 foot candles on prep surfaces. 31 foot candles have been measured on the surfaces. To improve the lighting, new fixtures may need to be installed.

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