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Kitchen Inspections Aug. 1-8
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 1-8 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, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Aug. 1

Burger King No. 1026

403 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

 

Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center

1545 Community Way NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

Senor Fiesta No. 2

1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Wiping cloths were observed being stored on counters in the back prep area and on wait station prep table.

 

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint

658 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Heavy mold accumulations and food splatters found on walls at dish pit. Heavy mold buildup was found at the three compartment sink/wall juncture.

 

Woody’s Pharmacy Inc.

5226 Dahlonega Highway, Clermont

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

AUG. 3

Dari Spot

4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

 

Shogun Japanese Steak House

5855 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Knives and peelers observed stored on knife rack with dried food residue and food residue on the rack.

 

AUG. 4

Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe

5510 Main St., Flowery Branch

Score: 82, Grade: B

Bag of oranges observed being stored against bags of raw country ham in middle drawer of faux wood reach-in cooler.

 

Sno-Ball Factory

3170 Frontage Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

AUG. 5

El Griton Mexican Grill

415 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

Taqueria Y Pupuseria La Union

272 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

AUG. 8

Hibachi Express

1872 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Clean utensils and containers observed stored with food and food residue left on them.

 

Longstreet Cafe

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Mold observed on the baffle and near ice chute inside of the ice machine. A buildup of grease, food debris was observed under and on back of grill.

 

Orale La Taqueria

1411 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Employee observed at work without required hair restraint.

 

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Raw steak, chicken and seafood observed in cooler drawers underneath grill with temperatures of 55F, above food safe guideline temperatures.

 

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine

1310 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Plastic bins of chips and taco shells observed being stored uncovered. Hotel pans of raw food product observed in a two-door lowboy cooler stored uncovered. Beverage nozzles on soda dispenser and nozzle on soda gun at bar with buildup of mold and mildew.

 

Smoky Springs Retirement Center

940 South Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

 

Zaxby’s No. 00-304

995 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Employee food and drinks observed throughout the kitchen and prep areas. No paper towels available in front hand sink dispenser at the time of inspection. Front hand sink blocked with two trashcans at the time of inspection. An employee was observed using the back hand sink to fill containers with water.

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