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Kitchen inspections Aug. 9
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 9-13 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. 9


Chili’s No. 558
669 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Top of Gainesville
787 Hospital Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Burger King No. 3800
806 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Burger King No. 1026
403 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food safety certificate for CFSM should be posted in public view and be the original CFSM certificate.
Inspector: Finch

Outback Steakhouse
655 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food pans, lids, coffee mug and cutting boards had food debris.
Inspector: Finch

Fish Tales Lakeside Grill
6330 Mitchell St., Flowery Branch
Score: 81, Grade: B
Food employee touching buns with barehands then returning to bun package. Ice machine baffle has heavy accumulation of dust. Cooked beans and mushrooms in walkin cooler dated July 31, mushrooms dated Aug. 2, and salsa dated July 26 past seven-day discard dated. Knife stored in crack between two coolers between use. Cleaned and sanitized items from three-compartment sink meets dirty side drainboard of warewasher and cleaned items from dishwasher are placed on food prep table.
Inspector: Finch

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine
3630 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 1, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie


Aug. 10


Smoky Springs Retirement Center
940 South Enota Drive NE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Jus’ Caterin’ Baby!
5370 Friendship Road Suite 1A and B2, Buford
Score: 87, Grade: B
Raw shell eggs stored next to and on top of ready to eat food that is not securely covered. Pasta, lasagna, sauce, and chicken salad not date marked with make date and food past seven-day discard date.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Honey Baked Ham Co. & Cafe
1237 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Smoky Springs Retirement Center
940 South Enota Drive NE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Carini’s Pizza
150 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite E6, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gaskets on pizza make line still need to be replaced to provide smooth, durable, easily cleanable surfaces. Seal handsink to wall to prevent water running behind.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie


Aug. 11


Cowboy Ricky
2125 Wilson Drive Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Three-door cooler not holding food at required 41 F or below. Cooked meats that are hot holding in oven are not being held at required hot holding temperature of 135 F (112 F to 133 F).
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Aug. 13


Swirlin Twirlin
5900 Spout Springs Road Suite W-2, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Food stacked on crates on the floor. Insect traps on top of yogurt makers with dead insects in them; opening for yogurt machines 4 inches from traps.
Inspector: McDuffie

El Centinela Mexican Restaurant 4
7380 Spout Springs Road Suite 170, Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
Dumpster missing lid. Trash on the ground. Grease collection container is set on grassy area.
Inspector: McDuffie
Shannan Finke

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