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A North Georgia restaurant cut it close during a recent health inspection.

Subway, located at 108 N. Main Street in LaFayette, received a score of 71 for various reasons, including raw fruits and vegetables not being washed before preparation. Employees didn't understand health reporting requirements, food safety procedures and temperature control.

During the inspection, several staff members were seen changing gloves without washing hands. Sliced deli meats, cheese and vegetables were also found to be held above 41 degrees with lids staying off the products all day.

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 August 14, 2019:

71 Subway

108 N. Main Street (LaFayette); Reasons including observed an overall lack of knowledge about Employee Health reporting requirements, temperature control, and Food Safety procedures. PIC verbally expressed concern that they were not properly trained on Food safety. CA: CFSM to train staff on all above listed items during the next few days. Will follow up with staff to be sure training has taken place. Observed several instances of staff changing gloves without washing hands. potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed various sliced deli meats, cheese, veggies above 41 degrees due to the lids staying off of the products all day. Raw fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation. Observed whole tomatoes not being washed prior to slicing.

Restaurant Report Cards

80 Aubrey's

496 Northgate Mall Drive; Reasons including bartender was eating from a plate behind bar near beer taps upon inspector's arrival. Two employees were handling RTE foods bare handed upon inspector's arrival. No paper towels at hand washing sink by high heat dishwasher. High heat dishwasher was temping 133*F-150*F upon arrival. Ingredients in large white bins were not properly labeled. Numerous foods in cold holding left uncovered. Raw beef
was unwrapped and stored touching drawer bottom pan. Personal drink stored next to other foods in reach in cooler.

82 China Moon

5600 Brainerd Road; Reasons including crab rangoon, fried fish, egg cakes all below 135, need to add water to section of case that was below 135. Food in reach in cooler and cold prep case all above 41, some discarded some moved to walk in. Will need to call maintenance. Do not use until temp is below 38F. Coolers not holding food below 41, too warm to properly cool foods. Kitchen floors bad repair, holding standing water debris. Ceiling
tiles stained.

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