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Kitchen Inspections for April 12-May 2
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 25-May 2 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.

April 25

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

1705 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Walk-in cooler for beverages, beer cooling system, leaking and dripping down side. Mold, mildew growing on keg hoses, in beverage walk-in cooler and on walls, ceiling. Beverage-glass cooler in bar needs cleaning of debris and glass in bottom. Beverage walk-in cooler has persistent moisture problem, possibly due to water beneath floor.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Brad’s Grill

1856 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 109 and 100, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Burger King No. 13983/Friendship

4760 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center

1545 Community Way, NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Little Caesars

5866 Spout Springs Road, Suite D, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

April 26

El Comal

1870 Atlanta Highway, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Reach-in cooler struggling to maintain required temperatures.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Sweet Butts BBQ LLC

1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy

5850 Brookton Lula Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

April 29

Eat At Thai

975 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 7, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Wood used as a step stool near skillet, needs to be painted with epoxy paint. Aluminum foil on shelf and mats wrapped around handles of refrigerators are not durable and cannot be cleaned. Hood system has grease accumulation on ansul system and is running down slats. Grease and food beside and on equipment near cooking area. Clips for orders had food debris. Upper shelf holding breading, flour has food debris. Exterior of hose container had grease accumulation; around edges of sinks had dust, food debris. Grease and food at floor, wall juncture, behind equipment.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Subway No. 39661

3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A

Three-compartment sink set up with clean, soapy water on one side and dishes sanitizing in last compartment, and dirty dishes stacked in middle compartment with food inside compartment. Dirty pans possibly contaminating clean, sanitizer water.

Inspector: Black

Waffle House No. 1211

4395 Cornelia Highway, Lula

Score: 96, Grade: A

Cloth bucket sanitizer solution had zero ppm of chlorine sanitizer per test strips. Pressure gauges at bottom of warewasher covered in grease, food debris. Area behind prep cooler lid had food, packets of condiments.

Inspector: Finch

Zaxby’s

3724 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A

Cloths used to wipe food-contact surfaces laying on counters. Personal plates, bowls (one plate broken) stored with utensils used for customer.

Inspector: Black

April 30

El Carreton Inc.

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

All food stored in cooler drawers, under grill, out of temperature. Hand sinks in restroom no longer attached to wall.

Inspector: McDuffie

May 1

Aj’s Food, Fun & Friends

322 Spring St., SW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living

3315 Thompson Bridge Road

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jones Early Learning Development Center

1 Sixth St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

May 2

Double D Burger

2236 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Fish Tales

Lakeside Grille

6330 Mitchell St., Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Replace damaged gaskets as they become damaged to provide smooth, durable, easily cleanable surfaces. Most equipment needs detailing often enough to keep clean. Floors behind, under equipment need much better cleaning; detail wall surfaces.

Inspector: McDuffie

Charles Phelps

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