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Kitchen Inspections: April 24-April 30
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 24-April 30 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food service establishments are 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 are conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type is 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 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. Establishments with drive-thru 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 rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online at
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

April 24

Coastal Breeze
5390 Lanier Island Parkway, Buford
Score: 95, Grade: A
Ladles, knives, chopper and pans found with food residue. Pans left with used baking sheets overnight. Dish machine with heavy black residue inside chemical and rinse dispensing area, leaving black residue in rinse water. Keep all utensils clean and sanitized and dish machine clean. Floors found with residue underneath and behind equipment; clean floors and keep clean. Floor in front of grill and fryer area pulling apart at seams, showing subflooring underneath; have floor repaired to prevent water and food from seeping underneath flooring and causing damage.
Inspector: Donna Black

April 28

Best Western Plus Lake Lanier/Gainesville Hotel & Suites
4535 Oakwood Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

April 29

Atlas Pizza
104 Washington St. NW, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
No certified food safety manager certificate posted at facility. Sanitizing rags found on prep surfaces throughout kitchen. In-use sanitizing rags must be held in a chemical sanitizing solution at the proper concentration. Keep rags in sanitizer buckets. All gaskets on three-door upright cooler used to store pizza dough ripped. Replace gaskets to allow for easy cleaning. Evaporator in walk-in freezer found dripping with accumulation of ice onto floor; have unit serviced.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Dos Tierras
5200 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Roscoe’s BBQ & Sports Grill
420 Wall St. SE, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Both gaskets on low boy cooler doors ripped. Replace gaskets in order to facilitate easy cleaning and to help maintain temperature.
Inspector: Kincaid

The Top of Gainesville
787 Hospital Drive, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
No certified food safety manager. Dirty dishes left in three-compartment sink full of dirty water; all dishes must be cleaned and sanitized after use and not left overnight.
Inspector: Black

April 30

Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry
4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Hampton Inn & Suites
4660 Holland Dam Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
4951 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 92, Grade: A
Current certified food safety certification has expired. Food handler not wearing hair restraint; a hat or hairnet must be worn. Insides of most drawers in cabinets in kitchen peeling paint. Back splash at and behind three-compartment sink with damaged and peeling paint; repair all areas. No test strips available to check sanitizer strength; replace missing test strips.
Inspector: Black

Poor Richards
1702 Park Hill Drive, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Ice machine at bar downstairs found with heavy mold and mildew residue on baffle. Ice machine in kitchen found with residue. Clean baffles with sanitized cloth daily; may need to scrub with brush.
Inspector: Black

Shane’s Rib Shack
5877 Spout Springs Road D500,
Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Accumulation of grease found around new and old grease receptacles behind store. Accumulation of grease can be attraction for insects and rodents. Keep these areas cleaned to prevent any possible attraction of insects and rodents.
Inspector: Wentworth
Elise Perkins

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