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Kitchen inspections: Aug. 21
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 21-23 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 food service 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. Food service 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 health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Aug. 21


Chick-fil-A
400 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Chicken strips on hold not 135 F or more. Chicken minis stored in hot hold bag not required 135 F or more. Grilled chicken nuggets in hot hold tray were not required 135 F or more. Cup lids and covers stored in holders at front serving area and drive-thru with food debris.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Morningside Assisted Living Facility
2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Gainesville Exploration Academy
1145 McEver Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Royal Lakes Restaurant/Catering
4700 Royal Lake Drive, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Knives in drawer with food residue — ice machine with heavy mold accumulation inside on top of machine.
Inspector: Donna Black

New Horizons West
1010 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Mestizo Southwest Grill
1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite F, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Gasket on walk-in still needs to be replaced to provide a smooth, durable, easily cleanable surface. Kitchen drains stopped up.
Inspector: McDuffie


Aug. 22


Lil’ D’s Concession Mobile Food Unit
3039 Saddle Creek Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Hall County Jail
1700 Barber Road, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Liquid eggs being thawed underneath hot running water. Water dripping from seams in walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Black

Hall County Correctional Institution
1694 Barber Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Stevi B’s
1500 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 119, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floors underneath pizza prep area with accumulation of food, debris.
Inspector: Black

Avocado’s Restaurant
109 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
In-use utensils stored in container of standing water.
Inspector: Black

Lil D’s Concession Base of Operation
3039 Saddle Creek Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth


Aug. 23


Scott’s on the Square
110 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Subway
3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Finis Pizzeria
5857 Spout Springs Road, Suite A 306, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Wooden salad bowls with chips and cracks; plastic storage containers with insides damaged.
Inspector: Black

Burger King
3703 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 96, Grade: A
Clean dishes on clean side of three-compartment sink sitting in food residue — food in sanitizer water where dishes are being sanitized and food in rinse sink.
Inspector: Black

Taqueria Silao
1710 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Taqueria Durango
1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Gaskets on most coolers still need to be replaced to provide smooth, durable, easily cleanable surfaces. Ceramic tiles near three-compartment sink broken.
Inspector: McDuffie

Los Carrillo’s Restaurant
503 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Employees without hair restraint at the beginning of inspection. Plates, etc., stored wet. Sinks still need to be sealed to walls to prevent water running behind. Most gaskets still need to be replaced to provide smooth, durable, easily cleanable surfaces.
Inspector: McDuffie

Pupuseria El Guanaco Mex Grill
3616 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
Georgia Rules and Regulations for food service required existing restaurants to obtain a certified food safety manager within two years of new rules being implemented. Deadline was Dec. 1, 2009. Food employee to take exam in September. Gloves not discarded between tasks such as touching trash can to prepping food.
Inspector: Finch

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