Fly trap storage over food, utensil misuse lead to failure
By WRCB Staff
It’s a tough week for some Hamilton County restaurants with one health inspection failure and several low scores.
Thai Esan at 4330 Ringgold Road in Chattanooga scored a 66, three points below a failing grade of 69. The inspector found no hot water at a hand sink, utensils being used by employees were left in standing water, dirty linens weren’t properly stored and glue traps used to catch flies were stored over exposed food products.
Red Ginger at 1801 Dayton Boulevard in Chattanooga barely avoided a failing grade with a score of 70. The inspector found rodent droppings on shelves in a dry storage area, cardboard used as a shelf liner and grease build up on the floor. The restaurant improved its score to an 89 on a second inspection.
Church’s Chicken at 3812 Brainerd Road scored a 76 after an inspector found ice scoops being scored at a mop sink, an open drink left on a table in a storage cooler, and old product collecting around floor drains.
Most north Georgia restaurants posted high scores this week, with no failures to report.
Several restaurants across the area earned perfect scores. Congratulations to:
Bar Louie, 2100 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga: 100
Pure Vida Express, 317 Ault Road, Signal Mountain: 99
Subway, 2100 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga: 99
If you’re in Hamilton County and you have a complaint about a pool, restaurant, health care facility, daycare or gym, call the Hamilton County Health Department Hot Line at 423-209-8110. In north Georgia, call your local health department office.