Coolers need repairs at McDonough sports bar

The coolers at Miller’s Ale House in McDonough were not working correctly during a recent health inspection, which lowered the restaurant’s score to a failing 69/U.

The prep-top and reach-in coolers were not maintaining 41 degrees or below temperatures. The coolers need repairing or replacing, said the Henry County health inspector. Shrimp, meatloaf and salmon, all in the reach-in cooler, were five or six degrees too warm and were discarded.

Several dirty dishes in the clean dish area had old labels and food debris in other violations. Also, non-contact surfaces were heavily soiled with excessive encrusted debris.

There were no paper towels at the cookline sink or soap at the dish area sink. The inspector said that all handwashing sinks are to be fully stocked during operation.

Cups were stored and used as a scoop in containers. A chemical spray bottle was near the kitchen, risking contamination, and two spray bottles with oil and water were not labeled.

Miller’s Ale House, 1490 Highway 20 West, will be reinspected. Its previous score from a March inspection was 98/A.