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Kitchen Inspections Dec. 19-21
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec. 19-23 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 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.

DEC. 19
Burger King No. 13983
4778 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A

Holiday Inn Express And Suites
4951 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A

Kentucky Fried Chicken No. 10
1904 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A

Panera Bread
625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A

Taqueria El Mercadito
275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A

DEC. 20
Gainesville Home Cooking
250 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 63, Grade: U
At the time of inspection the person in charge was not familiar with proper cooking temperatures, food storage order and could not answer multiple questions regarding food safety. Multiple risk factor violations were also observed. Multiple items in the walk-in cooler did not bear a date mark. The chemical sanitizing mechanical ware washing machine did not reach the minimum required temperature. Buckets of foods were observed being stored on the floor of the walk in cooler and the freezer.

Mellow Mushroom
700 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
No sanitizer registered on test strips at ware washing machine during the inspection. Slime residue was found accumulating along the baffle and interior components, surfaces of the ice machine.

Mule Camp Tavern
322 Spring St., Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
The ice machine was found with heavy accumulations of mold. Multiple containers of creamed corn, baked beans and a bag of chicken were held past their discard date.

The Kitchen
984 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A

DEC. 21
Chef Wang II Chinese Restaurant
4995 E Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 83, Grade: B
Raw chicken stored above raw beef, raw shrimp and ready-to-eat noodles in a three door reach in cooler and mini-refrigerator. Containers used to store sauces, sugars, spices, nuts and crispy noodles with observed with a heavy buildup of food residue and grease.

Marco’s Pizza No. 8126
1294 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A

Wang’s Chinese Restaurant
4211 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A

DEC. 22
Little Caesars No. 1592-10
5866 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 71, Grade: C
At the time of inspection, the person in charge was unable to describe the symptoms associated with diseases transmissible through food or explaining their responsibility for preventing the spread of foodborne illness. A bulk container of cornmeal was left uncovered on bottom shelf of prep table.

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