Dirty gloves stored as clean, cross contamination lead to restaurant failures
Tough news this week for a couple of Hamilton County restaurants with two health inspection failures to report.
The lowest score in Hamilton County was a 63, found at Las Margaritas on Skyview Drive in Chattanooga. The restaurant lost points for storing food out of temperature and no date marking on food products. The inspector also watched an employee drop gloves on the floor, then put them back in the clean glove container to be used. An employee also used a piece of cardboard in food preparations.
Las Margaritas improved its score to a 94 on a second inspection.
The next failing grade is a 69, found at the Waffle House on Dayton Pike in Soddy Daisy. The inspector saw an employee handle raw beef and bacon and then handle ready-to-eat foods without washing their hands. They also found dirty cleaning cloths left on countertops.
Waffle House also improved its score to a 94 on a second inspection.
Several restaurants in the Tennessee Valley posted perfect scores of 100. Congratulations to:
Cake Man Catering, 3244 Wilcox Boulevard, Chattanooga
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 7428 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga: 99
Yellow Deli, 737 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga: 99
The Palms, 6925 Shallowford Road, 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, contact your local health department.