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.

Gentry Middle School lunch room, 1915 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Inspected Feb. 3, score 98. Violations: 1) Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils – P — The slicer had a build-up on the underside of the blade. It was not cleaned thoroughly after use on Friday. It was immediately cleaned and sanitized to correct this.

2) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the filters in the hood system. Clean the vent in the ceiling above the wash side of the dish machine. 6-501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures-Methods – C — Keep the filters stored in the hood so that the drainage holes are pointed down to allow grease, if any, to drain into the drip pans.

McDonald’s of Pilot Mountain, 731 S. Key St., Pilot Mountain. Inspected Feb. 4, score 97. Violations: 1) Personal cleanliness : Effectiveness-Hair Restraints – C — REPEAT: All food employees must wear an effective hair restraint while working around food, including managers.

2) Single-use and single-service articles; properly stored and used: Equipment, Utensils, Linens and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles-Storing – C — Plastic gallon jugs were stored in the floor in the walk-in cooler. A package of straws had fallen behind the self-service beverage station and was lying in the floor. Keep all single-service items at least 6 inches above the floor.

3) Non-food-contact surfaces clean: Nonfood Contact Surfaces – C — Clean inside and around the microwaves on the back prep line. Clean inside of the drive-thru cooler (water, possible stopped drain?). Clean top of equipment, shelving, and gaskets where needed.

4) Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained: Storage Areas, Rooms and Receptacles, Capacity and Availability – C — There was no trash can at the handwash sink just outside of the office. Keep a waste receptacle at all handwash stations.

5) Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean: Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability – C — Keep all storage at least 6 inches off of the floor (chemicals at 1st drive thru window, box of books in the break area, storage room in the children play area, outside storage building, etc.). The floor panels are beginning to become separated form the floor in the walk-in freezer. Repair these areas. Grout between the floor tiles in front of the 3-compartment sink is eroding. Regrout this area, where needed. Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions – C — Clean the floor under equipment in the shake area, in the drive-thru area, in the walk-in freezer, in the self-service area, and in the outside building.

Mount Pilot Child Enrichment Center, child care. Inspected Feb. 4. Violations: 1) Equipment, non-food contact surfaces clean; in good repair: Countertop around the sink in bad repair in the kitchen. Cabinets doors in bad repair and knobs are missing. Clean inside the refrigerator in the pre k and after school building. Clean the oven in the kitchen.

2) Properly sized, located, accessible, and in good repair; sinks, toilets and potty chairs cleaned and disinfected:: Repair the clogged toilet in the girls bathroom in the main building. Repair the slow drain in the infant food prep area. In the pre k 1 room, the disinfectant was not strong enough to disinfect the sink. Make disinfectant at 500-800 PPM.

3) Free of storage and in good repair; cleaning and disinfecting solutions labeled;approved diapering methods used; diaper changing and handwashing signs posted: Replace the torn diaper pad in the infant room.

4) Clean and in good repair; water play centers cleaned, sanitized and maintained: Replace broken paper towel dispensers and dispensers where the facing is missing. Contact paper is tearing off the tops of shelves in classrooms.

5) Easily cleanable, clean, and in good repair; carpets vacuumed as required and extraction cleaned; date cleaned___________: Wall repair needed in classrooms and gym area. Clean walls where needed especially along doors and door frames throughout. Observed wall moisture in both gym bathrooms. Floor tile chipped in the boys bathroom in upper building.

North Surry High School lunch room, 2102 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Inspected Feb. 4, score 99.5. Violation: Physical facilities installed, maintained and clean 6-101.11 (A) Except as specified in ¶ (B) of this section, materials for indoor floor, wall, and ceiling surfaces under conditions of normal use shall be: (1) SMOOTH, durable, and EASILY CLEANABLE for areas where FOOD ESTABLISHMENT operations are conducted; (2) Closely woven and EASILY CLEANABLE carpet for carpeted areas; and (3) Nonabsorbent for areas subject to moisture such as FOOD preparation areas, walk-in refrigerators, WAREWASHING areas, toilet rooms, mobile FOOD ESTABLISHMENT SERVICING AREAS, and areas subject to flushing or spray cleaning methods. 6-101.11 (A)(3) states that ceiling surfaces under conditions of normal use shall be nonabsorbent in food prep areas, warewashing areas, etc. The ceiling tiles in the kitchen are absorbent.

Rainbow Child Care Center, 203 Piedmont Triad West Drive, Mount Airy. Inspected March 2. Violation: Soap, approved hand drying devices, toilet tissue available: At the time of inspection, there were no paper towels at the handwash in the kitchen.

Surry Central High School Basketball Concessions, 716 South Main St., Dobson. Inspected Feb. 2, score 96.5. Violations: 1) Hands clean and properly washed: When to Wash – P – An employee was witnessed handling money and then changed gloves before handling food. Employees must wash their hands between glove changes. The employee washed their hands and had another employee take money to correct the violation.

2) Personal cleanliness: Effectiveness-Hair Restraints – C – An employee was witnessed preparing a hotdog without a hair restraint. All food service employees must wear an effective hair restraint.

3) Hot and cold water available; adequate pressure: Capacity-Quantity and Availability – PF – Hot water is not available in the mens and womens restrooms. The bathrooms conected to the concession stand are located in a permitted school building. This was not corrected during the inspection and the verification visit will not be upheld.

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