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Kitchen inspections for April 27 - May 6
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 27-May 6 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 27
Wang’s Chinese Restaurant
4211 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 97, Grade: A
Onions stored back in cardboard box after being washed and prep-only store washed vegetables (or any foods) in food grade containers or bags.
Inspector: Donna Black

April 28

Burger King/Mundy Mill
P.O. Box 6305, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Grease container dripping on ground. When Dumpster enclosure is pressure washed, the runoff ends up on top of a drain in the grassy area just outside of the enclosure — drain is not operating; water is standing.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Inman Perk Coffee
102 Washington St., N.W., Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Ice build up/leak in reach in freezer — have repaired. Plexi glass on brick wall is loose and needs to be sealed so there are no gaps. Debris inside reach-in freezer (bottom and door), debris on shelves, underneath cups.
Inspector: Black

New Holland Elementary
170 Barn St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Free Chapel Worship Center
3001 McEver Road, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Drinks on prep surfaces and dish room not properly protected. Dust on evaporator fans in walk-in cooler — chemical spilled on shelf (have damaged shelf). Dust on wall behind ice machine — floors dirty underneath shelves in dry storage, floors damaged where repair was done (behind fryers).
Inspector: Black

Cabos Mex-Grill II
7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 150, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

April 29

Poor Richards
1702 Park Hill Drive, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Several foods in cooler and freezer not covered. Several utensils, pans with food debris — soda guns at bars with buildup. Scoops used to dispense foods stored laying down in foods with handle in foods. Ice scoop at downstairs bars stored laying on top of ice machine. Floors need cleaning behind equipment and underneath shelves in walk-in cooler in bar area.
Inspector: Black

Ninja Steak House
5753 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

La Reyna
425 Atlanta Highway, Suite 8, Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
No certified food safety manager on staff. Rice, beans, on hot holding table with temps 82 to 90 F. Water heater not working properly and will shut on and off. Walls, ceiling tiles damaged throughout facility. Light shields (plastic tubes) missing on lights in kitchen and light in walk-in cooler area not working.
Inspector: Black

Butcher BarBQ Company
120 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 79, Grade: C
Hand sink in prep area, dish washing area, back room without soap. No food in cooler temped at 41 degrees or below. Ribs, brisket cooked several days ago and not cooled to 41 degrees or below. Many prepared food items — smoked meats — not dated in walk-in cooler. None of the food handlers are wearing proper hair restraint. Women’s restroom does not have a cover on the trash container — replace lid. Floor in prep area needs a good cleaning especially under prep areas and at floor/wall juncture and around conduit that runs along wall behind equipment.
Inspector: Wentworth

Loretta’s Country Kitchen
4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 98, Grade: A
Grease container dripping. Tiles at entrance to both walk-in cooler and freezer broken, missing. All hood systems have accumulations of dust, grease.
Inspector: McDuffie

Papa Jack’s Country Kitchen
7437 B Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Food and nonfood storage on floor. Cleaning cloths on tables, equipment, etc. Gaskets on reach-in, make-line and walk-in coolers need replacing. Dumpster open. Grease container dripping on ground. Trash on ground in enclosure. Storage of unused equipment makes cleaning storage area impossible. Floor under cooking equipment and behind customer drink station needs detailed cleaning. Floor tile under ice maker broken. Employee belongings stored in several areas.
Inspector: McDuffie

April 30

S&H Concessions
1258 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Bruster’s Ice Cream/Nathan’s
3204 Atlanta Highway, Suite 220, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Flowery Branch Elementary School
5544 Radford Road Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Scoop for chicken quesadilla mix with handle of scoop laying in food in walk-in cooler. Grease spill in front of grease barrel.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 3

Little Caesars
3885 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 106, Oakwood
Score: 86, Grade: B
Bottled drinks stored on shelves in walk-in cooler for employees to drink. Cannot chew gum in food prep areas. Accumulation of grime on handles at back hand-washing sink. Food debris in onion/pepper press. Containers and pans stored wet nested. Seal splash guard at hand washing sink or remove splash guard for cleaning on routine basis if desire to not keep in place. Film and residue buildup on air drying racks and drain board.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

McEver Elementary
3265 Montgomery Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Hoffhines

Taco Bell
3615 Mundy Mill Road,
Score: 95, Grade: A
Food residue on all steak and chicken ladles on air drying rack. Dumpster side door left open. Standing water in dumpster area and over drain. Drain plug on dumpster damaged and leaking liquids into dumpster area.
Inspector: Hoffhines

May 4

1062 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 1, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Cabinet under customer self-serve drinks has leak with mold, mildew on internal surfaces. Floor under smoothie area needs detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Panera Bread
625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Two employees handling food without hair restraint. Dirty cleaning cloths thrown into vegetable sink. Gasket on make lines damaged. Gaskets on make lines have food debris, etc. Espresso machine needs to be dismantled and thoroughly cleaned; exterior of ice machine has mold, mildew. Dumpster open. Floors throughout, especially under shelving in dry storage need more detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

May 5

165 John W. Morrow
Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

2 Dog Restaurant
317 Spring St., S.E.,
Score: 99, Grade: A
Walls around ware washer need detailed cleaning. Hood systems dripping grease, dust.
Inspector: McDuffie

Burger & Shake Restaurant
891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Dean Myers Elementary School
2676 Candler Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Lanier Elementary School
4782 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

May 6

Burger and Shake III
1730 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Out of paper towels. Make-line and drink coolers struggling to maintain temperatures. Employee putting used gloves back on.
Inspector: McDuffie

Kentucky Fried Chicken
1904 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floor needs detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Oakwood Elementary School
4500 Allen St., Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

All Occasions Catering
1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
No paper towels in men’s room. Pink slime mold on ice maker baffle; mold, mildew on drink nozzles and soda gun in bar. Gaskets torn on both double-door coolers. Hand sink no longer attached to wall, plastic shield broken. No toilet paper in employees’ restroom, men’s room.
Inspector: McDuffie

Jennifer Messer


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