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Kitchen inspections, Feb. 19-25
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 19-25 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.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

 

Feb. 19

Church’s Fried Chicken
600 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Hand sinks in the kitchen and bathroom areas becoming unsealed from walls and counters.
Inspector: Amanda Gill

Friends Cafe @ Spout Springs Library
6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

La Estacion Mexican Grill
920 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Locos Deli
601 South Enota Drive, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Internal parts of the warming oven observed with an accumulation of grease and food residue. The walls and floors behind fryers observed with a heavy buildup of grease and residue.
Inspector: Gill

Roscoe’s BBQ & More
1039 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
At the time of inspection no food thermometer was available in the restaurant.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Shane’s Rib Shack
5877 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 90, Grade: A
Cooked pork items in the walk in cooler measured a temperature above safe levels.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Subway No. 24720
4977 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 97, Grade: A
Pools of water observed in the bottom of a reach in cooler.
Inspector: Hoffhines

Feb. 22

Delizo
5458 McEver Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Popeye’s Fried Chicken
821 Jessie Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Containers of coleslaw and lettuce in the salad cooler tested with temperatures above the safe level for potentially hazardous foods.
Inspector: Holly Cochran

Wingstar Burger
1296 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
A line of ants were observed in the kitchen area of the restaurant at the time of inspection.
Inspector: Hoffhines

Feb. 23

Loretta’s Country Kitchen
4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 94, Grade: A
No sanitizer test strips were avaliable in the resturant at the time of inspection.
Inspector: Wentworth

Feb. 24

Coffee & Smoothies at the Square
118 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Permit issued.
Inspector: Wentworth

Coffee Shop @ Lawrence Pharmacy
631 Broad St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
No soap or paper towels were available at the hand sink.
Inspector: Black

East Hall High School
3534 East Hall Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Cochran

Lanier Elementary School
4782 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
At the time of inspection, a blade of the slicer was heavily rusted.
Inspector: Cochran

Pizza Hut No. 4810
7330 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
Inspector: T’Shane Williams

Waffle House No. 1178
1240 Candler Road, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
A heavy buildup was observed on the bottom interior of the reach in and prep coolers.
Inspector: Williams

Feb. 25

Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry
4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Cochran

Johnny’s Pizza No. 105
7367 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Buildups of residue were observed on the slicer, lexan containers, utensils, and inside food containers.
Inspector: Williams

Lakeview Academy
796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Gill

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science
4216 Martin Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Cochran

World Language Academy of Chestnut Mountain
4670 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
At the time of inspection both Dumpsters were missing lids.
Inspector: Cochran

Yellowfin
120 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Water observed pooling in the back of the salad prep cooler at cookline. No sanitizing test strips were avaliable at the time of inspection.
Inspector: Hoffhines

Alexander Popp

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