By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Kitchen Inspections: Dec. 5-8
Placeholder Image

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec. 5-11 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.

Dec. 5

Friendship Auction
981 Gainesville Highway, Buford
Score: 86, Grade: B
Food handler prepping ham with can of Mountain Dew on prep table next to him; drinks can be consumed in the kitchen if they are in single-service cups (disposable) with a secure lid and straw and stored to prevent any possible contamination of food or food contact surfaces. Home-style refrigerator/freezer holding potentially hazardous foods in cold storage above required 41 degrees or below (44 F-48 F); potentially hazardous foods in refrigerated storage must be held at 41 F degrees or below. Floors in men’s restroom need to be repaired so flooring lays smooth to prevent water or dirt from getting under the flooring; current flooring does not fit tight to wall leaving cracks for dirt or water to accumulate. Walls need to be sealed in corners to prevent openings for insect or rodent entry. Floor needs cleaning under three-compartment sink, especially around legs, where there is grease and water accumulation.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Johnny’s NY Style Pizza
7367 Spout Springs Road Suite 205, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Water pooling in the bottom of make-line cooler used for pizzas due to leak; must have repaired to prevent containers of food from sitting in pooled water. Shelving under prep tables in kitchen, gaskets on make-line coolers, and outsides of coolers with accumulated food debris; must all be cleaned more frequently to prevent buildup and possible contamination of food. Coving wall at corner of partition next to mechanical dishwasher is gone; must be replaced to allow for proper cleaning of floor and wall. Personal item stored above food prep area in kitchen; employees’ personal belongings must be kept separate from food and food-contact surfaces.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

Lanier Charter Career Academy Unit A Bistro
2719 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
In-use knives stored between steam table and sandwich unit. This area does not get benefit of cleaning and sanitizing as often as an area for the storage of in-use utensils; utensils that are used with potentially hazardous foods should be cleaned and sanitized.
Inspector: Wentworth

Lanier Charter Career Academy Unit B Bakery
2719 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Tea urn nozzle with buildup of tea residue, inside nozzle and on rubber nipple inside nozzle. When urn is broken down for cleaning daily, the nozzle must also be taken apart for proper cleaning and sanitizing.
Inspector: Wentworth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton
1404 River Place, Braselton
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Skogie’s
2151 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Fans and shelves above equipment and underneath prep table with residue; clean all areas and keep clean.
Inspector: Donna Black

Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ
3445 Mundy Mill Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Raw chicken wings and raw turkey stored above raw ground beef patties in the walk-in; raw animal products must be stored and stacked according to minimum internal cooking temperature.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Subway No. 3322
1260 Candler Highway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
At start of inspection, container of water and canned coffee beverage were sitting in hand sink in kitchen; hand sinks must be accessible at all times and used for no other purposes than hand-washing. Clean in-use knife stored in soiled holding container at sandwich make-line; container had encrusted food debris that could contaminate utensil. Utensils must be stored on a cleaned, sanitized surface between uses. Both restroom sinks with only cold water for hand washing; hand-washing sinks must be able to reach 100 degrees F.
Inspector: Wren

Wild Wing Cafe
311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 77, Grade: C
Employee placed celery in takeout container with bare hands. Employee touched unwrapped sliced cheese on make line with bare hands; suitable utensils or gloves should be used to prevent bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Potentially hazardous foods (ranch dressing and salsa in two-door sandwich unit, and sliced tomato, diced tomato and pepperoni on ice at two-door sandwich unit) not being held at required 41 F or below; potentially hazardous foods must be cold held at 41 F or below. Cooked chicken wings in hot hold cabinet between 98 F-101 F; unit thermometer reading around 100 F. Hot held potentially hazardous foods must be held at 135 F or above. Employee wearing ring with design; only a plain band, such as a plain wedding band, may be worn by food employees in the kitchen. Employee preparing food without hair restraint; employees preparing food must wear an approved hair restraint.
Inspector: Kincaid

Dec. 8

Arby’s No. 1030
634 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Metal sheet pans stacked wet at prep table after being cleaned and sanitized; must store dishware so that air drying can occur. Broken tiles and missing coving at front inside walk-in cooler; must repair these areas so that food debris does not become trapped there.
Inspector: Wren

Atlanta Bread Company, Store No. 69
944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Wet wiping cloths stored at counter; store all wiping cloths in sanitizer solution in between uses, and only use dry clean cloths for lifting lids of steam unit. Disposable soup bowl, being used as scoop, sitting in container of chili in walk-in cooler; only store utensils in containers of food if handle can extend past lip of container to prevent contamination of food. Broken tile in walk-in cooler at entrance to walk-in freezer. Bottom unit in reach-in cooler has tear in metal flooring with food debris collecting. Must repair both to prevent accumulation of food.
Inspector: Wren

Elise Perkins

Regional events