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Although there were no failures, four Chattanooga area restaurants received negative marks this week after inspections by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

The Captain D's Seafood at 668 Battlefield Parkway was dinged with a score of 78 after an inspection found the inside of an ice machine was dirty, an ice scoop being stored in an unclean area and food debris buildup on equipment and inside coolers and storage areas. Also, the person in charge was not able to demonstrate food safety knowledge.

Southern Squeeze Downtown at 818 Georgia Ave. received a score of 80 after an inspection discovered cockroaches in a prep area, wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces, a soiled and dirty triple sink and food debris on clean dishes.

Shuford's Smokehouse at 3224 Dayton Blvd. got a score of 81 after an inspection found pinto beans are being reheated on the steam table that is not working properly; no paper towels in hand sink in kitchen; cooked green beans, coleslaw and other time and temperature control foods not date marked; food left uncovered in cooler.

A score of 88 was given to the Amigo's at 3805 Ringgold Road after an inspection revealed the presence of fruit flies at a weight station, a dispenser in the employee restroom unable to dispense paper towels and uncovered and unprotected food in a walk-in cooler.

Six area restaurants received perfect scores of 100.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action.

Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

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No failures reported for the week ending April 10, 2019:

78 Captain D's Seafood

668 Battlefield Parkway

Reasons include inside of ice machine dirty; ice scoop being stored in unclean area; food debris buildup on equipment and inside coolers and storage areas; person in charge not able to demonstrate food safety knowledge.

 

80 Southern Squeeze Downtown

818 Georgia Ave.

Reasons include cockroaches present in prep area; wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces; triple sink soiled and dirty; food debris noted on clean dishes.

 

81 Shuford's Smokehouse

3224 Dayton Blvd.

Reasons include pinto beans are being reheated on the steam table that is not working properly; no paper towels in hand sink in kitchen; cooked green beans, coleslaw and other time and temperature control foods not date marked; food left uncovered in cooler.

 

88 Amigo's

3805 Ringgold Road

Reasons include unable to dispense paper towels from dispenser in employee restroom; fruit flies noted at weight station; uncovered and unprotected food in walk-in cooler.

 

92 Waffle House #626

Interstate 24 and US 11

 

94 Hardee's

2310 E. 23rd St.

 

95 El Metate 3

9332 Dayton Pike

 

96 McDonald's

2003 Dayton Blvd.

 

97 Checker's

4348 Ringgold Road

 

97 McDonald's

104 Sequoyah Access Road

 

97 Crust Pizza

3211 Broad St.

 

99 Mad Priest Coffee & Cocktails Bar

719 Cherry St.

 

99 Bojangles'

9375 Dayton Pike 

 

100 Moe's Southwest Grill

615 McCallie Ave.

 

100 Bento Sushi

642 East 5th St.

 

100 Chick-Fil-A

615 McCallie Ave.

 

100 Panda Express

615 McCallie Ave.

 

100 Which Wich

642 East 5th St.

 

100 Subway #17807

10157 Dayton Pike

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