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Kitchen Inspections: April 5-17
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 5-17 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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

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

Kitchen Inspections

 

 

APRIL 5

 

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

5855 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Dumpster area was littered with trash and refuse at the time of inspection.

Inspector: Holly Cochran

Hardee’s No. 5983

4538 Oakwood Road, Oakwood

Score: 87, Grade: B

Inspector observed raw chicken being stored above a container of raw pooled eggs on a rolling rack in the walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Cochran

 

APRIL 11

 

Brenau East Bistro

1001 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

Gainesville RYDC

450 Crescent Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

Wendy’s No. 30

3825 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

APRIL 12

 

Easy B’s Kitchen

1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Sugar Hill Elementary

3259 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Cochran

 

APRIL 13

 

Fighting Geese Coffee Bar at Academic Building 4

3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

 

Moonies Texas Barbecue

5545 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Condensation leaks observed in the upright freezer and prep cooler. Floors underneath equipment and smokers were observed with a buildup of debris.

Inspector: Black

 

APRIL 14

 

American Legion Post 7

2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Cooked food items like hot dogs and hamburgers were observed being stored in a warmer with a temperature lower than food safe guidelines require.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

APRIL 15

 

Fair Street Elementary School

695 Fair St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

 

Sweet Butts BBQ

622 Shallowford Road SW, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

At the time of inspection, two-door sandwich unit was not holding potentially hazardous food items at the required temperature.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Woods Mill Academy

715 Woods Mill Road,

Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

 

APRIL 17

 

The Palace-3 Lil Pigs BBQ

1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Several sections of ceiling tiles through the back of the establishment showed signs of damage.

Inspector: Black

APRIL 18

 

Dunkin’ Donuts

13629 Mundy Mill Road,

Oakwood

Score: 86, Grade: B

Employee drinks observed on various counters and workspaces in the kitchen area. No paper towels were available in the women’s restroom at the time of inspection. Food handling employees were observed working without hair restraints.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

Johnson High School

3305 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Oakwood Elementary School

4500 Allen St., Oakwood

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Cochran

 

Riverbend Elementary

1742 Cleveland Highway,

Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

No sanitizer was being used to wipe down tables in cafeteria between classes.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Spout Springs School of Enrichment

6640 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Cochran

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