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.

Kangaroo Express 3368, 2372 Zephyr Rd., Dobson. Inspected Oct. 12, score 96. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Manual and Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization-Temperature, pH, Concentration and Hardness – P – The sanitizer tested below 200ppm quat today. Keep all sanitizer between 200 and 400ppm quat. The sanitizer was remade to correct the violation. Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C – The soda nozzles contained mold and bacteria build-up inside of them today. Keep the soda nozzles cleaned at a frequency to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria build-up. The soda nozzles were removed, cleaned and sanitized to correct the violation.

2) Proper date marking and disposition: Ready-To-Eat Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food), Date Marking – PF – Sausage links were found in the walk in cooler from yesterday morning without a date marking on them. All ready to eat, potentially hazardous fodos must be date marked if they will be held over 24 hours under refrigertion after they are opened or prepared. The sausage links were date marked to correct the violation. The walk in cooler contained several potentially hazardous foods with a temeprature between 41 and 45 degrees F. The date marking on food products (currently dated for 7 days) must be reduced to 4 days until the temperatures are brought to or below 41 degrees F. The food products were re-dated to correct the violation.

3) Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied and cleaned: Cleaning of Plumbing Fixtures – C – Clean the toilets in the mens and womens restroom.

4) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the floors in the back storage area, walk in cooler and restrooms where build-up is present.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2120 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Inspected Oct. 12, score 97.5. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency – C – Soda nozzles in the dining room and the unsweet tea urn nozzle had mold and bacteria build-up inside of them today. Keep all nozzles clean and free of mold and bacteria build-up. The nozzles were removed, cleaned and sanitized to correct the violation. Repeat points were not assessed because fewer soda nozzles were dirty today than the previous inspection.

2) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – C – Clean the shelving in the hot hold units where build-up is present. Clean the plastic cart in the walk in cooler.

3) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – Repair the walls in the chicken walk in cooler that are damaged. Replace the baseboard tile in the chicken walk in cooler that is missing. Cover or seal the open outlet box near the prep line so that the surfaces is easily cleanable. Repair the cabinet under the ice machine that is water damaged. 6-501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the ice from the walk in freezer door.

Matty’s, 1111 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Inspected Oct. 15, score 93.5. Violations: 1) Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use 2-401.11 Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco – C – Two employee drinks were found improperly stored today. Keep all employee drinks covered with a lid and straw and stored below or away from food and food prep areas. The employee drinks were relocated to correct the violation.

2) No bare hand contact with RTE foods or a pre-approved alternate properly followed: Preventing Contamination from Hands – P,PF – An employee was witnessed handling bread with their bare hands at the beginning of the inspection today. Ready to eat foods shall not be touched with bare hands. The employee voluntarily threw away the bread, washed his hands and put on gloves to correct the violation.

3) Personal cleanliness: Effectiveness-Hair Restraints – C – *REPEAT* All foodservice employees must wear an effective hair restraint.

4) Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried and handled: Equipment, Utensils, Linens and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles-Storing – C – Clean the coffee mug storage trays and the ice scoop container where build-up is present.

5) Equipment, food and non-food-contact surfaces approved; cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment – C – Repair the shelving in the walk in cooler and reach in salad cooler where they are rusting. Replace the gasket and door jamb where it is damaged on the three door reach in freezer. Repair the three door reach in freezer where it is leaking on the inside of the unit. Repair or replace the shelf at the back of the restaurant that is being supported in the middle by a brick. .

6) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – C – Clean under the top pans of the prep unit. Clean the shelving in the salad reach in cooler. Clean the shelving across from the back deep fryers.

7) Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained: Maintaining Refuse Areas and Enclosures – C – Clean the pad around the outside grease trap.

8) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C – Repair/replace the areas of baseboard that are falling away from the wall at the dish machine. Repair the wall outside of the walk in cooler. Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C – Clean the wall behind the dish machine. Clean the ansul pipes over the back deep fryer. Clean the door between the back deep fryer and cash register.

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