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Kitchen Inspections: Feb.26 - March 3
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 26 to March 3 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.

Feb. 26

Autumn Breeze

2215 Old Hamilton Place, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

 

EL Maguey Mexican Restaurant

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

Cooked foods stored in walk in coolers tested at unsafe temperatures. Cooked foods observed in food safe containers with the tops left off for cooling,

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Hot Dog Ninja-Mobile

3543 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Sun Garden Chinese Restaurant

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Inspector observed a buildup of food debris on handles of reach-in freezers and on the inside of coolers.

Inspector: Williams

 

Feb. 29

Napoli’s Pizza

3640 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 72, Grade: C

Inspector observed a box of lemons being stored beside raw chicken in the walk-in cooler; other ready-to-eat food items were observed next to raw or partially cooked meat items. Raw and ready-to-eat food items observed stored uncovered. No sanitizing test strips were available at the time of inspection.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

March 1

Biba’s Italian Restaurant

Score: 75, Grade: C

7338 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Inspector observed employees handling dirty dishes and clean dishes without washing hands in-between. At the time of inspection, no paper towels were available in the women’s restroom. Several containers of food in reach-in coolers and cook line were observed stored with no lids.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Flowery Branch High School

6603 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

Midland Station Coffee Co.

109 Green St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Morningside Assisted Living Facility

2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Employee drinks observed in the kitchen without lids or straws.

Inspector: Donna Black

 

Mount Vernon Elementary

4844 Jim Hood Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill

 

North Hall High School

4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Shogun Japanese Steak House

5855 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 89, Grade: B

Employee drinks observed in the kitchen area with incorrect containers. Utensils in the storage areas observed with a build up of food residue.

Inspector: Black

 

South Hall Middle School

4335 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

March 2

West Hall High School

5500 McEver Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

March 3

Athena’s Pizza

4949 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit Issued

Inspector: Black

 

Bell Minor Home

2200 Old Hamilton Place NE, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

At the time of inspection no hot water was available at the hand sink.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Mama Ruth’s Kitchen

804 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued

Inspector: Black

 

Subway No. 21732

203B E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

Waffle House No. 953

4410 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Waffle House No. 1865

5536 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Stored utensils and cups observed with buildups of grease and food debris.

Inspector: Williams

Alexander Popp

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