The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 25-March 1 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.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.
Irish Bred Pub and Grill
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B12, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Soup, stew thawing using inappropriate thawing method.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie
Hungry Hippo's Wings and Phillys, 272 A Dawsonville Highway
Score: 100, Grade: A
4850 Golden Parkway, Suite C, Buford
Score: 91, Grade: A
Make-line cooler struggling to keep foods at required minimum temperature.
Inspector: Shelby Finch
El Centinela Mexican Restaurant 4, Inc., 7380 Spout Springs Road, Suite 170, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
El Carreton Inc. No. 1
608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 75, Grade: C
Manager is reported Certified Food Safety Manager for establishment, but certificate has never been verified. Food handler not washing hands between glove changes. No soap at hand sink in kitchen and no soap at hand sink in restroom. Restroom soap dispenser broken. Current inspection report not posted. Clean and sanitized cutting boards being stored on floor between wall and three-compartment sink. Ceiling damaged above chemical storage shelf in back room next to ice machine. Ceiling damaged over 2-door cooler in back prep room. Cold curtain to cover door from entry way outside to kitchen tucked up behind door at start of inspection. To control insect, rodent entry, this curtain must be kept closed.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth
Crossroads Bar and Grille
5900 Spout Springs Road, Suite A-1, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gasket on salad cooler needs replacement ASAP; shelves in dry storage are rusting. Floors throughout need detailed cleaning especially in coolers, bar and under equipment, etc. Repair all areas of tile, cove molding, etc.
Little Caesars No. 1592-0005
229 E.E. Butler Parkway, Suite 400, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Chemical bottles on shelving with prepped pizza pans. Degrease bottle (unlabeled) in basket with clean utensils at three-compartment sink. Food handler with very dirty (food debris) apron and pants. Food handlers shall wear clean outer clothing to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens and single-serve and single-use articles.
Johnny's New York Style Pizza
7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 205
Score: 95, Grade: A
Pink water mold on ice machine baffle. Gaskets on pizza make line torn. Warewasher needs detailed cleaning inside and out.
5911 Spout Springs Road, Suite B, Flowery Branch
Score: 80, Grade: B
Hand sink blocked by trash can. Foods in and on make line above required cold holding temperature. Peanut sauce at temperature too low. Single serve containers stored in plastic boxes with dried food debris. Gaskets on make line embedded with mold, mildew, food debris. Floors, walls, ceilings need detailed cleaning ASAP.
The Collegiate Grill
220 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A