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Kitchen inspections for April 2 - 7
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 2-7 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-through 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 2


Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Interior surfaces of ice maker have mold, mildew. Gaskets on several coolers are damaged. Cardboard dumpster lid broken. Old ceiling tiles on bottom shelf of storage unit.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

El Antojito
1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Missing thermometer inside prep cooler. No inspection report posted at outside concession. Knives on concession trailer outside being stored in standing water. Prep cooler (inside concession) needs new door gasket — gasket has separated from door. Floor/wall juncture under shelving has a gap between flooring and baseboard. Floor needs better cleaning behind shelving unit and under build-in shelves at floor/wall juncture.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

April 5

Oriental Garden II
891 Dawsonville Highway, N.W., Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Scoop for fried rice sitting in standing water. Water under cutting boards at prep tables. Ice forming on condenser in walk-in freezer, needs repaired. Sponge in 3-compartment sink — do not use sponges to clean utensils. Fan guards in walk-in cooler have accumulation of dust and residue.
Inspector: Black

New Horizons North
2020 Beverly Road, N.E., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food debris on lemon wedger and grime build up in ice machine.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Hong Kong King Buffet
635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Foods uncovered in coolers and freezers. Foods thawing in standing water. Cutting boards damaged — plywood peeling paint that is used for utensil storage. Evaporator unit (including fans) need cleaning in walk-in cooler. Walls and floors with debris — repair broken wall tiles at dish area. Several light shields damaged and black end caps missing.
Inspector: Black

Domino’s Pizza
2550 A Limestone Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Containers stacked wet. Single service containers stored on top of coke machine and beside overhead computer — these areas are dusty and not cleaned on a regular basis. Seal stainless steel plating that has gaps that is on prep counter.
Inspector: Black

Autumn Breeze
2215 Old Hailton Place, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Employee returning from outside did not wash hands. Pans stored beside oven getting food/grease splatter from cooking. Shelves underneath prep tables and coffee/tea areas with food debris.
Inspector: Black

Outback Steakhouse
655 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Mrs. Winners Chicken & Biscuits
719 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Georgia law required a CFSM be on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Thermometer in walk-in freezer broken. Bags from soda syrup in bags in boxes on floor. Floors throughout have grease, dirt, trash and food.
Inspector: McDuffie

April 6

Peachtree Plantation
4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood
Score: 97, Grade: A
Employee in kitchen with long, painted acrylic nails.
Inspector: Black

Waffle House No. 1764
7415 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Grease container open and dripping in enclosure. Boxes and trash on the ground in Dumpster enclosure. Floors in dry storage and walk-in cooler and freezer need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Employee cup without lid and straw. No paper towels at hand sink in front. No sanitizer in sanitizer section of three-compartment sink. Ice scoop and bucket broken, cracked. No thermometer in walk-in freezer, fryer freezer, make-line cooler. Ice scoop stored handle down in ice bin at drive through. Gaskets on make lines have an accumulation of food debris. Dumpster plug missing. Employee belongings stored in dry storage with single serve items.
Inspector: McDuffie

El Sombrero No. 5
3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 136, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Cooks not wearing hair restraint. Hand sink no longer attached to wall. Dumpster open. Grease container dripping onto pavement. Floors, especially under three-compartment sink and equipment, need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

April 7

Subway No. 39661
3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 84, Grade: B
Sanitizer solution at ware washing sink not the accepted concentration for quaternary ammonia. Knives at make-line cooler had food debris and slicer in storage has food debris. Eggs and sausage taken off hot holding and placed in walk in cooler did not cool to 70 F within two hours. Sanitizer bucket solutions dirty with improper concentration of sanitizer.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Target Store T-2387
5865 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Single service utensils for consumer service at Pizza Hut not stored with handles presented for customer use.
Inspector: Wentworth
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