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BG Tavern in Ball Ground receives a 78% on their recent health inspection

BG Tavern, located at 270 Gilmer Ferry Road in Ball Ground, received a score of 78 points out of a possible 100 points during their 12/09/2022 inspection by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The violations noted by the inspector were:

Violation #1
2-2A – management knowledge, responsibilities, reporting
Points: 4
Corrected during inspection?: Yes
Repeat: No
Inspector Notes: Management unable to provide employee health policy with all necessary items (signed by employee, exclusion/restriction, etc) for the food service employee randomly selected. CA: All food service facilities must have an employee health policy where food employees and conditional employees are informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report in accordance with the Chapter, to the person in charge, information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food. COS PIC was getting employees to sign document during inspection
Violation #2
4-2B – food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
Points: 4
Corrected during inspection?: Yes
Repeat: No
Inspector Notes: Observed dishes in sanitizer at very low levels. CA: All food contact surfaces must be properly sanitized. COS: 100 ppm Chlorine.
Violation #3
6-1B – proper hot holding temperatures
Points: 9
Corrected during inspection?: Yes
Repeat: No
Inspector Notes: Observed improper hot holding temperatures in the steam well, beans and queso at 117. CA: Except during preparation, cooking, or cooling, or when time is used as the public health control, time/temperature control for safety food shall be maintained 135°F or below. COS: Discarded.
Violation #4
8-2B – toxic substances properly identified, stored, used
Points: 4
Corrected during inspection?: No
Repeat: No
Inspector Notes: Observed cleaning substance unlabeled in spray bottle. CA: Containers of poisonous or toxic materials shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material.
Violation #5
13A – posted: permit/inspection/choking poster/handwashing
Points: 1
Corrected during inspection?: Yes
Repeat: No
Inspector Notes: Most recent inspection not posted. CA: The most current inspection report shall be prominently displayed in public view at all times, within fifteen feet of the front or primary public door and between five feet and seven feet from the floor and in an area where it can be read at a distance of one foot away. COS: New inspection posted.
Remarks
OUTDOOR BAR IS NOT APPROVED FOR USE. CONTACT OUR DEPARTMENT WITH SET OF PLANS OUTLINING ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION VIA FLYING INSECTS. AIR CURTAINS WILL NEED TO BE INSTALLED.*Review proper storage practices
*Ensure thawing is done in the correct sink
*All cooked TCS foods MUST have dates

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