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POSTED: March 19, 2008 5:01 a.m.

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 15-22 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. Food service establishments will now be given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: "A" (90-100), "B" (80-89), "C" (70-79), "U" 69 and below. Inspections (frequency of) a food service establishment will be conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type shall be determined by the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed, and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.

A new food service establishment that has never served food must score 100 (A) to receive a food service permit to operate. When a restaurant changes ownership, a new food service permit must be issued. To be issued a food service permit for a change of ownership, the establishment must score a 95 (A) or above with all Foodborne Illness Risk factors and Public Health Interventions in compliance. Permits must be posted in public view at all times. Food service establishments with drive-through windows will also be required to have the top one-third of a copy of the most current inspection report visible through each window allowing customers to easily read the score, date of inspection and establishment information, in addition to the copy posted inside the establishment. Copies of the new rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online at health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Feb. 15

Lefty’s BBQ

4965 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Marisqueria El Antojito

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Cutting vegetables for grill and rinsing hands in preparation sink instead of washing hands at hand sink. Salsa, relish, prepared cilantro all in containers without lids in beverage cooler. Bowl of imitation crab in freezer without wrapping. Pot of beans in cooler over three hours and temperature of beans 109-111 degrees. Cooked beans and rice on counter from cooking five hours earlier and when ordered, portions are reheated in microwave. A steam table is needed.

Inspector: Wentworth

Feb. 18

Hallie Cookie Co.

5900 Spout Springs Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B

Handwash sink blocked. Chocolate syrups in containers uncovered in cabinet. Cleaning cloths not in sanitizer. Floors under equipment not clean. Shelf broken in cooler so that cleaning under it is difficult.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Fire Mountain (Ryan’s)

2415 Browns Bridge Road,
Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

Foods uncovered in coolers and dry storage. Can opener stored with dried food debris. Drink nozzles need more thorough cleaning. Clean utensils stored with dirty utensils. Thermometers missing or broken in some coolers. Cleaning cloths on tables, counters and equipment. Leakage from grease container on ground in parking lot. Floor tiles in kitchen area have lost grout and some tiles are broken.

Inspector: McDuffie

Johnny’s Country Kitchen

5540 Atlanta Highway,
Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

Wang’s Chinese Restaurant

4211 McEver Road, Oakwood

Score: 92, Grade: A

Several knives and other utensils stored on knife magnetic with food residue. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Rice scoops being stored in water. Knives stored in between prep table and makeline cooler.

Inspector: Black

Feb. 19

China Gourmet

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Floors need good cleaning at floor and wall junctures and under both ice machines, Baseboard still needs repair throughout kitchen. Roach found in ice machine.

Inspector: Wentworth

Cocktail Cove Grill and Bar

5715 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 94, Grade: A

Cutting boards have accumulation of mold and mildew. Gaskets on makeline cooler have mold and mildew and dried food accumulation. Floors need a good cleaning.

Inspector: McDuffie

Chick-fil-A

3405 Atlanta Highway,
Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Uncovered chicken in coolers.

Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 615

3175 Frontage Road, Oakwood

Score: 90, Grade: A

Hand sink not stocked with paper towels. Plates, cups and glasses with dried food residue. Gaskets on cooler have mold and mildew. Ansul (fire suppression) system last serviced Feb. 6, 2007.

Inspector: McDuffie

Feb. 20

Target store T-2387

5865 Spout Springs Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Chattahoochee Golf Club

301 Tommy Aaron Drive,
Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Microwave and bottom of reach-in freezer with food debris. Clean Coke spill off floor in front of bag and box area and clean ceiling tiles to remove dust.

Inspector: Black

Peachtree Plantation

4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A

Dish machine not dispensing sanitizer.

Inspector: Black

 

Feb. 21

Pizza Hut

3815 Mundy Mill, Oakwood

Score: 95, Grade: A

Sauce in three-compartment sink. Gaskets on coolers have mold and mildew and food accumulation. Dumpster lids are bent and broken. Ventilation system over pizza oven has accumulation of dust.

Inspector: McDuffie

Chick-fil-A

400 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Floors need better cleaning under soda dispensers. Door hinge broken on freezer at fry station.

Inspector: Wentworth

Happy China

2458 Limestone Parkway,
Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Tops to soy sauce off in walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Black

Texas Road House

895 Dawsonville Highway,
Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Slicers, ladles, cutting boards and knives with food residue. Box of chicken on floor in walk-in freezer. Box of potatoes on floor near ice machine. In-use utensils with residue being stored in prep sink and in handsink at dish machine. Area underneath mixer in bar, inside hot box and oven, door seals with food debris. Floors and walls, especially floors in walk-in freezer, need to be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent food and debris accumulation.

Inspector: Black

Waffle House

4410 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 94, Grade: A

Pancake mix uncovered in cooler. Pans with grease stored stacked in drawer. Gaskets on reach-in and drawer coolers have mold and mildew and accumulation of dried foods. Some gaskets are split. Dumpster open. Floors in storage area and cooler/freezer need cleaning. Lighting in dry storage not adequate.

Inspector: McDuffie

Feb. 22

Longstreet Cafe

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville

Score: 75, Grade: C

Hands are not washed before putting on gloves to work with food. Several food handlers with breading sticking to arms and just changing gloves without washing hands and arms to remove soil before going back to work. Food handler taking bite of food after putting food in hot box and then going back to work without washing hands and changing gloves. Slicer stored with dried food debris on back of blade. Several knives in rack with dried food on blade and ice machine baffle with large build-up of mold and mildew. Two and a half No. 10 chubs of hamburger with use-by or freeze-by date expired. Fat back rinsed off in two-compartment sink where carrots ready for peeling were in bus tub in the other compartment. None of the cloths used to wipe counters (prep tables) and equipment surfaces being held in chemical sanitizer solution between uses. Bucket containing clean whisks sitting on floor right next to hand sink in prep/cook area. Catering containers stored on shelving that needs cleaning in outside dry storage shed. No covered trash container in women’s restroom. Floor needs better cleaning at floor and wall juncture and around legs of shelving in dry storage. Plastic lenses over fluorescent light fixtures damaged over prep tables in cook and prep area.

Inspector: Wentworth

Subway

5840 Spout Springs Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Inman Perk LLC

2866 Spout Springs Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Patty’s Monarca’s

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Thawing strawberries on the counter. No test strips for sanitizer.

Inspector: McDuffie

Family Cafe Chinese
Restaurant

601 South Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Dish machine not dispensing sanitizer. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses.

Inspector: Black

Papa John’s Pizza

4605 Elk Ridge Court,
Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Hand sink and three-compartment sink not sealed to wall.

Inspector: McDuffie

American Deli

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Five-gallon buckets and trash can filled with chicken wings stored uncovered in walk-in. Thermometers missing in several coolers and freezer. Foods stored on floor. Cardboard boxes spread on bare wood shelving in walk-in cooler. Gaskets on cooler doors and drawers have mold and mildew and an accumulation of dried food debris. Floors under shelving and equipment and in cooler/freezer have an accumulation of food and dirt.

Inspector: McDuffie

Bianca Bruno



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