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THE TAVERN HOUSE

5915 Suwanee Dam Rd Buford, GA 30518

Food | Routine

August 26, 2021 | View Original Inspection PDF
Score & Grade: 55 U Grade: U
Observations & Corrective Actions

1-2A: .03(2)Person in charge was not present during the beginning of the inspection. There must be a person in charge on the premises of the food service establishment at all times. (Pf)
Corrective Actions: Person in charge showed up during the inspection.

2-1C: .04(4)(a)1,2,3Observed employee handling ready to eat cut lemons with bare hands. Except when washing fruits and vegetables, food employees shall not contact exposed, ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and shall use suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment. (P)
Corrective Actions: Lemons were discarded.

2-2A: .03(2)(m)Facility did not have a verifiable manner to prove their responsibilithy to the employee health agreement. Food employees and conditional employees shall be informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report to the person in charge information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food. (Pf)
Corrective Actions: Correct by September 5, 2021.

3-1C: .04(1)Observed two containers of cheese with mold like substance in food. Food shall be safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented. (P)
Corrective Actions: Food items were discarded.

4-2B: .05(6)(n)Bar mechanical and kitcken mechanical warewashing sink was dispensing chlorine sanitizer below the recommended concentration. A chemical sanitizer used in a sanitizing solution for a manual or mechanical operations must meet a specified minimum concentration (for chlorine, sanitizer is must be 50-100 ppm; for quat ammonia, it must be used according to the manufacturer’s specifications). (P)
Corrective Actions: Mechanical warewashing sinks were primed and warewahing sink dispensed the adequate concentration.

4-2B: .05(7)(b)Observed the inside of the ice machine lip with mold like substance. Equipment food-contact surfaces must be cleaned at appropriate times and often enough to preclude an accumulation of debris buildup. (C)
Corrective Actions: Ice machine was cleaned and sanitized.

6-2: .04(6)(h)Chipotle ranch and jalepeno ranch sauses were being held longer than their discard date. A food that requires datemarking shall be discarded if it is appropriately marked with a date or day that exceeds 7 days. (P) *** Second Repeat Violation***
Corrective Actions: Food items were discarded.

6-2: .04(6)(g)Turkey, chicken wings, cheese, mushrooms did not have a date of when the food items were prepared or made. A food that requires datemarking shall be discarded if it is in a container or package that does not bear a date or day. (P)
Corrective Actions: Food items were discarded.

10D: .04(4)(d)Condiment sauces stored in plastic containers did not have a name to identify food. Except for containers holding food that can be readily and unmistakably recognized, such as dry pasta, working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food establishment, such as cooking oils, flour, herbs, potato flakes, salt, spices, and sugar shall be clearly and legibly identified, in English, with the common name of the food. (C) ***Second Consecutive Violation***
Corrective Actions: Food items were labeled with a common name.

15C: .05(7)(a)2,3Bread shelving racks, and the outside of a couple containers has accumulation of mold like substance. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. (C)
Corrective Actions: Correct by September 5, 2021.

17A: .07(2)(l)The restroom door to the man's restroom does not fully close. Except where a toilet room is located outside a food service establishment and does not open directly into the food service establishment, such as a toilet room that is provided by the management of a shopping mall, a toilet room located on the premises shall be completely enclosed and provided with a tight-fitting and self-closing door. (C)
Corrective Actions: Correct by September 24, 2021.

17C: .07(5)(a),(b)1,2,3Walk in cooler wall, air vent covers, and ceiling vent covers have accumulation of dust like substance. The front panel to the walk in freezer door has become unattached. All physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair and shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean and by methods that prevent contamination of food products. (C)
Corrective Actions: Correct by September 24, 2021.

18: .07(2)(m)The back door to the facility does not self close fully. Outer openings of a food service establishment shall be protected against the entry of insects and rodents by: 1) filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings; (C) 2) closed, tight-fitting windows; (C) and 3) solid self-closing, tight-fitting doors. (C)
Corrective Actions: Correct by September 24, 2021.

Additional Comments

Note: All temperatures observed were in compliance.
Note: A follow up inspection will occur within the next 10 days.
Note: A required additional inspection will occur within the next 12 months.
Note: A third consecutive violation will result in a permit suspension.
Note: An informal inspection will occur by 9/24/2021.
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