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Kitchen inspections, July 10-July 17

POSTED: August 10, 2008 5:01 a.m.

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 10-17 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department.

 

July 10

JGB Ice Cream LLC DBA Carvel

5857 Spouts Springs Road
Suite A 305, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Toppings stored in containers with single-serve ice cream cups used as scoops. Walk-in cooler with condensate leaking from seam above rack in back of cooler. Two of the three soft-serve machines have condensate leaking onto tops of mix containers. Employees handling food without hair restraint. Can opener blade with dried food debris. Several utensils (knives) in container at ice cream cake area with food residue on them. Mixer shafts not sanitized every four hours as required.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

El Guanaco

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Coolers not keeping temperature.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Fire Mountain (Ryan’s)

2415 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

Hand sinks dirty and blocked with food and one without hot water. Repeat violation: Foods uncovered in storage. Repeat violation: Drink machine nozzles and ice makers have mold/mildew. Repeat violation: Thermometers missing or broken in some coolers. Storage on crates and the floor. Repeat violation: Cleaning cloths on counters, tables, equipment, etc. Gaskets on all coolers have buildup of mold/mildew and food debris and some gaskets are split. No sanitizer test strips. Floors, walls and ceilings have a buildup of food debris, mold/mildew and grease. Hoods have heavy accumulation of grease and dust.

Inspector: McDuffie

El Ranchito Mexican

1834 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Repeat violation: Foods uncovered in storage. Cutting board has heavy accumulation of mold/mildew. Repeat violation: Food service establishments must have a system of dating foods that indicates when the food was prepared in-house. Repeat violation: Cleaning cloths on counters, tables, equipment, etc. Gaskets on make-line cooler are torn/split and have a heavy accumulation of mold/mildew and food debris. Repeat violation: No sanitizer on test strips.

Inspector: McDuffie

Joselyn’s Helados

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Test strips used to test bleach are missing.

Inspector: Black

Hall County Senior Center

434 Prior St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Shelves in dry storage area are peeling paint.

Inspector: Black

Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels

430 Prior St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Test strips for testing sanitizer are missing.

Inspector: Black

July 14

Emerald Point Resort and Conference Center

7000 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 90, Grade: A

Hamburgers and chicken held in hot box with Sterno heat with temperatures of 124-127 degrees. Floors under shelving in dry storage and under wait station area have an accumulation of food and trash.

Inspector: Wentworth

Buffalo’s Cafe

3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 89, Grade: B

Hand sink in bar not stocked. Cutting boards have an accumulation of mold/mildew. Sauces served using a plastic to-go cup. Repeat violation: floors have food debris and mold/mildew. Sinks are no longer attached to walls and walls have mold/mildew.

Inspector: McDuffie

Curt’s Restaurant

3440 Branch Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 82, Grade: B

Drink dispenser nozzles and cutting board on make line have a build up of mold/mildew. Walk-in cooler failed. Repeat violation: Cleaning cloths on counter, equipment, etc. Gaskets on cooler have food debris and mold/mildew. Gaskets are torn on freezer. Sanitizer is not dispensing sanitizer.

Inspector: McDuffie

July 15

Checker’s Drive-In Restaurant

943 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Cleaning cloths on equipment, counters, etc. Gasket on left-hand door of reach-in cooler is detached from the frame. Dumpster enclosure has an accumulation of old equipment. Floors have a buildup of food, grease and trash.

Inspector: McDuffie

Burger King

P.O Box 6305, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Gaskets on walk-in cooler and freezer have an accumulation of mold/mildew. Gasket on walk-in freezer is split. Repeat violation: Floors have food debris and trash under counters, shelving and equipment. Grout missing from floor tiles and cove molding. Some cove molding is broken and not sealed.

Inspector: McDuffie

Chick-Fil-A (Robson Crossing)

3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 82, Grade: B

Employee handled ready-to-eat food without gloves. Repeat violation: Foods stored uncovered. Cutting boards and drink dispenser nozzles have a buildup of mold/mildew. All gaskets have accumulations of food debris and mold/mildew. Several gaskets are split. Make-line doors do not close securely. No hot water.

Inspector: McDuffie

Wendy’s

3652 Wallis Road, Oakwood

Score: 94, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Single-serve items on floor of dry storage. Repeat violation: Gaskets on cooler have mold/mildew and are cracked. Repeat violation: Dumpster open and grease container opened and covered with grease. Repeat violation: Floors have food, dirt and trash under counters and storage shelves. Cove tiles around three-compartment sink are not sealed to the wall.

Inspector: McDuffie

July 16

Subs of Gainesville

984 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

No paper towels available at hand-washing sink beside veggie prep sink. Floors have food debris, crumbs, etc. under shelving and equipment. Several tiles along fool/wall juncture are loose and need to be resealed or replaced. Accumulation of dead bugs found along base of floors and in bottoms of bins and containers.

Inspector: Hoffman

The Big Bear Cafe

893 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Can opener has a thick buildup of food debris and grime. Kitchen ware washing sink has wash and rinse setup but no sanitizer compartment setup. Dishwasher is not dispensing any sanitizer. Utensils hanging on drying rack with food debris and sticky residue. Pans stacked wet nested with food residue and slime on the insides of pans. No consumer advisory posted. Several containers of food prepped and not date-labeled. Raw eggs and bacon stored above ready to eat foods in reach-in coolers. Spoiled lemons stored with good lemons in walk-in cooler. Tape used on handle to reach-in freezer. Inside and outside of microwave dirty with dried food debris. Sides, racks, bottoms and gaskets in cooler have food residue. Food debris splattered on lower portions of wall. Hood vents and box fans in kitchen have an accumulation of dust and grease.

Inspector: Hoffman

Waffle House No. 615

3175 Frontage Road, Oakwood

Score: 88, Grade: B

Repeat violation: No towels at hand sink. Cleaning cloths are on counters, equipment, etc. Repeat violation: Gaskets have mold and mildew. Dumpster is open and grease container covered with grease. Floor in front of cook area has a section that was dug up for a repair and the floor is not durable, smooth or easily cleanable.

Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 953

4410 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 92, Grade: A

Drink dispenser nozzles have an accumulation of mold/mildew. Repeat violation: Gaskets on all coolers have a heavy coating of mold/mildew and some gaskets are damaged. Hand sink in kitchen has food debris and trash in it. Repeat violation: Dumpster door open. Repeat violation: Grease container covered with grease and is leaking and dripping grease all over Dumpster area.

Inspector: McDuffie

July 17

Food Factory Catering

3139 White Sulphur Road,
Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Three-door cooler without drain hose for evaporator and condensate dripping/flowing into metal pan under drain hole. Walk-in cooler evaporator also has condensate leak which is being caught in a plastic pan. Floor in walk-in cooler needs cleaning at floor/wall junctures. Fluorescent bulbs in tubes over hand sink/mop sink/storage area without end caps on left side of bulbs. Liquids from prep on table top above dribbling into sugar container because lid is not always closed tightly between uses.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Fairways Sports Bar and Grill

7000 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Gaskets on coolers/freezers have an accumulation of food debris and mold/mildew and several gaskets are damaged and do not seal properly. Floors have food debris and trash, especially in the corners and under equipment. Hood vent area has a build up of grease and dust.

Inspector: McDuffie

Wrap Express

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, E9, Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

Cooked foods held on steam line not held at 135 degrees or above. Kitchenware and utensils not being sanitized. Three-compartment sink not set up for dishwashing. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer in cook area. Floor needs a good cleaning behind all equipment, especially cooking equipment and floor/wall junctures. Walk-in cooler not holding potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.

Inspector: Wentworth

Oakwood Arrow Auto Auction

4712 Flat Creek Road, Oakwood

Score: 95, Grade: A

Storage on floor. Repeat violation: Gaskets on make-line cooler are damaged and have a build up of food debris and mold/mildew.

Inspector: McDuffie

Hallie Cookie Co.

5900 Spouts Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Storage on floor. Repeat violation: Floors have an accumulation of food, trash, etc.

Inspector: McDuffie

Country Road Buffet

1703 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Can opener with a heavy accumulation of metal shavings underneath blade and gears. Yams, steak, meat loaf and other foods are in hot box with temps 108-124 degrees.

Inspector: Black

McDonalds Restaurant

965 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Mold/mildew inside chute of self-service ice dispenser. Dish machine temperature around 98-100. Ice being dispensed using a paper cup. Box of sausage and containers of syrup sitting on floor in kitchen. Single-service cups and lids stored on floor. Chlorine test strips missing. Tops damaged on dumpster. Doors of Dumpster open and Dumpster leaking grease/food on ground.

Inspector: Black

Allison Shuler



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