Irresponsible behavior of not washing hands in restaurants makes them fail in Inspection
Our North Georgia counties reported high inspection scores this week, but employees at one Chattanooga fast food restaurant need to learn proper handwashing to bring up their failing score.
The Wendy’s on Rossville Boulevard earned a 67 this week. Inspectors said they did not see employees wash their hands during the duration of the inspection. Inspectors said there was “insect activity” throughout the facility, and eggs and other foods were stored on the floor of the walk in cooler. They also noticed personal food items were stored in the ice machine and personal belongings were stored near food on food contact surfaces. They said the soap dispenser in the men’s bathroom was in poor condition, and they had to review Hamilton County’s mask mandate with the manager.
In Bradley County, the Tri State Exhibition Center’s concession stand scored a 74. Inspectors said the person in charge did not know proper cooking temperatures or what counts as a reportable symptom or diagnosis. They said an employee touched cheese with their bare hands, and there was no sanitizer to clean utensils. As a matter of fact, inspectors closed the concession stand for five minutes while employees went to buy sanitizer and gloves. Inspectors added there was no covered trash can in the restroom and no thermometer to check food temperatures.
We want to give a shout out to restaurants and motels in Murray County this week. They had seven perfect scores this week, including at Paul’s Drive In, Southern Munch, and the Super 8 in Chatsworth. If you have a question about a restaurant, hotel, pool or gym, call your local health department.