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Kitchen inspections Sept. 5 - 18

POSTED: October 24, 2008 5:01 a.m.


Sept. 5

Marisqueria El Antojito

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Repeat violation: Cooked foods (beans/rice) on grill without heat and reheated when ordered. Shrimp and fish in standing water in prep sink for the purpose of thawing. Floor needs cleaning under cooler, between openings in pallet used to elevate cooler. No detectable sanitizer in sanitizer compartment of three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Linda’s Country Harvest

726 Jesse Jewell Parkway,

Score: 66, Grade: U

Food handler tasting food by dipping finger into pot. Drinks without straws and tops being consumed in kitchen. Lettuce shredded, tongs, knives and other utensils with food residue. Mash potatoes, chicken in hot box with temps 108-120 degrees. Foods had been in less than four hours and were rapidly reheated to 165. Foods not being marked with expiration date. Turkey, chicken laying on counter to thaw. Fish sitting in standing water to thaw. Bags of flour, sugar stored on floor in dry storage and walk-in freezer. Glass top over food bar cracked and pieces missing. No hair restraints being worn by food handlers. Personal items (cigarettes, phones, lighters, etc) on food counter areas. Leaks underneath three-compartment sink requiring pans to catch water; water in these pans has become stagnate. Trash/leaves around Dumpster area. Tops open on Dumpster and grease container. Ceiling tiles damaged over food bar area. Black end caps missing on lights throughout kitchen.

Inspector: Donna Black

The Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe

1237 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Dockside Grill at Aqualand

6800 Lights Ferry Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Gaskets on some coolers have an accumulation of mold/mildew, food debris; some gaskets damaged.

Inspector: McDuffie

Dockside Grill at Holiday Marina

6900 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 99, Grade: A

Gaskets on some coolers/freezers have an accumulation of mold/mildew, food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

Taqueria Los Gordos

582 Central Ave., Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Beef sitting in sink to thaw. Inspection report and food service permit not posted. Hose attached to sink without a vacuum breaker. Cloths not being stored in sanitizer. Sanitizer water dirty and buckets sitting on floor.

Inspector: Black

Sept. 8

Home Sweet Georgia

110 Washington St., Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

No sanitizer buckets set up. Many boxes on floor, all items like box of cup lids, paper towels, single-service coffee items and other dry goods. Crumbs and food debris along bottom and in gasket of front reach-in cooler. Sweet tea collected on bottom of back reach-in cooler from over the weekend.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffman

Burger and Shake III

1730 Cleveland Highway,

Score: 81, Grade: B

Drink dispenser nozzles have an accumulation of mold/mildew. Walk- in cooler is struggling to maintain required temperatures. Foods stored on floor of walk-in cooler and dry storage. Ice cream scoops stored in standing water. Spoon for coleslaw stored in coleslaw. No hot water. Circuit breaker thrown.

Inspector: McDuffie

Smokey Springs Retirement Center

940 South Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Cloths not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Dust on ceiling tiles in back of kitchen and in dry storage. Walls with dust in dry storage.

Inspector: Black

Limestone Heritage

2560 Flint Ridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Cloths used to wipe food-contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer.

Inspector: Black

Mestizo Southwest Grill

1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Foods not being labeled and dated. Lettuce being washed in three-compartment sink. Cloth storage buckets being stored in prep sink. Test strips missing. Ceiling tiles damaged in kitchen. Grease on floor underneath/behind grill.

Inspector: Black


1002 Jesse Jewell, Gainesville

Score: 76, Grade: C

Krystal sandwiches being assembled with bare hands. No paper towels at handsink. Sausage stored uncovered in walk-in cooler. Black mold growing along walls and behind baffle of ice machine. Mold growing on inside lid of machine and lip of machine. Mold and mildew growing on inside of veggie press. Mold growth on tea and coffee urn spouts. No food-probe thermometer available. No inspection report posted for walk-up customers. Mold and mildew growing in drain basin at drink machines and underneath side of machine around nozzles. Mold growing around caulking at handsink all along left side of freezer door along handle. Repeat violation: Side door of Dumpster left open and heavy grease accumulation on top of grease container. Water collecting along floor/wall juncture in walk-in cooler and debris under three-compartment sink and behind ice machine.

Inspector: Hoffman

New China Buffet

250 John Morrow Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Raw shrimp stored above ready-to-eat foods in prep cooler. Accumulation of dust building along upper walls and ceiling around condenser vent in walk-in cooler and freezer.

Inspector: Hoffman

The Coffee Shop at Lawrence Pharmacy

631 Broad St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Employees snacking behind front counter and cups uncovered.

Inspector: Hoffman

Conchita’s Mexican

2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Mold/mildew on soft drink nozzles. Ice scoop stored in ice bin.

Inspector: McDuffie

Loretta’s Country Kitchen

4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 88, Grade: B

Repeat violation: Hand sink blocked by garbage can. Dirty silverware in sink. Hand sink in wait staff area full of ice. Storage of foods on floor of walk-in. Storage of foods on floor of walk-in. Cleaning cloths on counters, tables, equipment. Utensils stored in plastic drawers which have grease and food debris. Gaskets on coolers have an accumulation of mold/mildew and food debris. Floors have a buildup of grease, water, food.

Inspector: McDuffie

Sept. 9

El Patron Restaurant

4251 Winder Highway,
Flowery Branch

Score: 80, Grade: B

No one in charge. Employees could not answer questions about basic food safety. Hot water heater not operating; no hot water in commissary. Hand sink not stocked with paper towels. Employees changing gloves without washing hands.

Inspector: McDuffie

Johnny’s BBQ Inc.

1710 Cleveland Highway,

Score: 97, Grade: A

Sanitizer solution for cloth storage in prep area with visible accumulation of food debris. Wrapped, cooked foods stored on top shelf under walk-in cooler evaporator that is leaking condensate.

Inspector: Wentworth

Taquiera el Mirador No. 3 Mobile

2275 Browns Bridge Road,

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Pop’s Place

5614 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Dates are not being labeled on foods. Floors, especially underneath fryers, with grease buildup and need to be cleaned.

Inspector: Black

Megan Gill


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