No failures, but an inspector did see an unwanted guest in one kitchen
No failures, but an inspector did see an unwanted guest in one kitchen

No failures this week to report. but there were a couple of low scores reported.

Restaurants need to learn food safety and what temps to hold food
Restaurants need to learn food safety and what temps to hold food

There were several restaurants that scored 100s in this week's Restaurant Report Card, but also some that could use some food safety training.

A lot of high scores with a few 100s, but one restaurant didn't make the grade
A lot of high scores with a few 100s, but one restaurant didn't make the grade

Most of the scores around the Tennessee Valley area in the mid to high 90s with a few 100s.

Hot buttermilk and insects cause concern for health inspectors
Hot buttermilk and insects cause concern for health inspectors

With so much to do in the Tennessee Valley this weekend, the good news is there were no failures this week.

No failures but one restaurant ordered to make changes soon
No failures but one restaurant ordered to make changes soon

No failures and more than a dozen perfect scores.

Lack of knowledge leads 3 restaurants to fail
Lack of knowledge leads 3 restaurants to fail

Management and staff in several restaurants need to be retrained as to what is and is not allowed when it comes to food safety.

Restaurants getting high marks in this week's Restaurant Report Card
Restaurants getting high marks in this week's Restaurant Report Card

A lot of high and perfect scores in this week's Restaurant Report Card. There were just a few establishments that had some issues. 

Chattanooga restaurant gets inspection score of 55
Chattanooga restaurant gets inspection score of 55

Improper food handling, lack of hand-washing and roaches dropped scores for several restaurants as inspectors made their rounds this week.

One hotel in the deep end with health inspectors
One hotel in the deep end with health inspectors

Welcome back to class! All North Georgia schools passed their health inspections.

No failures this week, but a few restaurants came pretty close
No failures this week, but a few restaurants came pretty close

A familiar theme: lack of hand-washing, food safety knowledge and bare hands on ready-to-eat food.

Spoiled meat, roaches and lack of handwashing drop restaurants' scores
Spoiled meat, roaches and lack of handwashing drop restaurants' scores

There were several perfect scores this week, but we do have one failure and a few low scores.

Pesky flies lead to low scores for local restaurants
Pesky flies lead to low scores for local restaurants

The main issues continue to surround overall cleanliness and understanding policies.

Recent hot temperatures create sweaty issue for local restaurant
Recent hot temperatures create sweaty issue for local restaurant

There were no failures in the Tennessee valley however there were some issues with cleanliness some restaurants need to address.

Cleanliness is an issue for some restaurants
Cleanliness is an issue for some restaurants

We have one failure and two very low scores in this week's health inspection reports.

Not keeping food at proper temps seems to be a common theme
Not keeping food at proper temps seems to be a common theme

No failures this week but several places that need some improvements.

Bare hands and flies lead to low scores for local restaurants
Bare hands and flies lead to low scores for local restaurants

In all, there were 17 perfect scores found in Hamilton County and North Georgia.

A great weekend to take Dad out to eat!
A great weekend to take Dad out to eat!

Overall there were 12 perfect scores this week.

Washing of dishes (and hands) causes low scores, but no failures
Washing of dishes (and hands) causes low scores, but no failures

There were no failures this week, but an employee not washing their hands and a broken door screen led to a low score.

Hand washing and a pool's lack of chlorine concern health inspectors
Hand washing and a pool's lack of chlorine concern health inspectors

Inspectors are adding pool inspections to their list of establishments.

Improper food storage lowers several restaurants' scores
Improper food storage lowers several restaurants' scores

Food storage safety seems to be a familiar theme for the several restaurants that received low scores.

Popular eatery hit with four violations, but nearly aces follow-up inspection
Popular eatery hit with four violations, but nearly aces follow-up inspection

There were no failures in this week's Restaurant Report Card, but three Chattanooga area restaurants and one North Georgia hotel pool dipped well below the "A" mark.

No failures, however raw food cross-contamination raise concerns
No failures, however raw food cross-contamination raise concerns

There were no failures to report this week. In fact, we found ten perfect scores.

Bacon and hot dogs not a good combo for one local restaurant
Bacon and hot dogs not a good combo for one local restaurant

A lot of high scores across the Tennessee Valley but health inspectors say a few places need a refresher on food refrigeration.

No failures this week, but bare hands and corn not a healthy mix
No failures this week, but bare hands and corn not a healthy mix

An employee was spotted touching ready-to-eat corn with bare hands

Local restaurants score low, but quickly learn from previous mistakes
Local restaurants score low, but quickly learn from previous mistakes

A popular downtown Chattanooga location failed its initial report, but a re-inspection shows they made the necessary improvements.

One failing score given in this week's Restaurant Report Card
One failing score given in this week's Restaurant Report Card

Plenty of upper 90 scores with a few 100s, but there is one failing score.

Don’t put that there; inspectors find moonshine inside cooler
Don’t put that there; inspectors find moonshine inside cooler

Safe food handling techniques appear to be this week's theme.

One restaurant in need of 'spring training' scores a 64
One restaurant in need of 'spring training' scores a 64

During this first weekend of Spring, many of you may want to ditch the house and eat out.

Lack of paper towels and too much ice for the ice cream shop led to low scores
Lack of paper towels and too much ice for the ice cream shop led to low scores

There were more than 30 perfect scores across the Tennessee Valley and  18 of those are in Hamilton County. Although we didn't find any failing scores there were a few low scores this week.

Evidence of rodents and dirty surfaces lead to low score
Evidence of rodents and dirty surfaces lead to low score

There were no failures this week however one restaurant in Hamilton County lost points due to several violations.

UPDATE: Taco shop in Dalton closed after scoring low for several violations
UPDATE: Taco shop in Dalton closed after scoring low for several violations

There are no failures in Hamilton County, a taco restaurant in Whitfield County had some issues during their last inspection. 

Burgers with bare hands, no gold star for the 'Golden Arches'
Burgers with bare hands, no gold star for the 'Golden Arches'

They may have Golden Arches but this week a popular restaurant chain did not receive a gold star during its health inspection.

Forgiveness is the name of the game
Forgiveness is the name of the game

One Catoosa County hibachi restaurant failed its last inspection, but in just a week, they made adjustments and improved their score to an "A."

Raw eggs at room temperature and pests in hotels room
Raw eggs at room temperature and pests in hotels room

There were no failures this week however lack of skills in the cleaning department and not following general rules led to some low scores.

Dirty hands, dirty food prep surfaces fail two popular eateries
Dirty hands, dirty food prep surfaces fail two popular eateries

With two eateries that were given failing scores this week, the good news is the 13 restaurants that earned perfect scores.

North Georgia restaurant fails second inspection in two months
North Georgia restaurant fails second inspection in two months

Kobe Hibachi Sushi was shut down in November after scoring a 31 on their health inspection.

New year, old habits: Fort Oglethorpe restaurant fails... again
New year, old habits: Fort Oglethorpe restaurant fails... again

Five restaurants (and their hard-working crews) earned perfect scores this week.

Dirty pool and lack of hairnets lower scores
Dirty pool and lack of hairnets lower scores

With 11 perfect scores, it seems like a great week to dine out!

Black mold-like substance found on drink nozzles gives one restaurant a score of 56
Black mold-like substance found on drink nozzles gives one restaurant a score of 56

If you're thinking about eating out this weekend, health inspectors say one restaurant could use a lesson in basic food safety training.

Hand-washing and contamination violations trip up several restaurants
Hand-washing and contamination violations trip up several restaurants

The lowest score of the week came from Hamilton County, with a 79.

Georgia restaurant reopens weeks after failure, voluntarily closing
Georgia restaurant reopens weeks after failure, voluntarily closing

There is good news if you want to splurge a little and eat out this weekend.

Low score forces one restaurant to close its doors to address violations
Low score forces one restaurant to close its doors to address violations

We're less than a week from Thanksgiving and if you plan to take a break from the kitchen or if you are looking ahead for a quick holiday meal there are a few low scores you should know about.

Raw meat dripping into salad dressing and lack of handwashing drops score for one eatery
Raw meat dripping into salad dressing and lack of handwashing drops score for one eatery

The lowest score was close to failure and some training is needed for the staff.

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