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Kitchen inspections for Aug. 27-Sept. 28
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 27-Sept. 28 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.

Aug. 27

Project Success Lanier Career Academy
2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Sept. 14

El Sombrero No. 11
891 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 110, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Foods (from Sept. 12 and Sept. 14) cooling in walk-in have not reached required temperatures. Time, temperature records for tphc food (cheese sauce) not available for Sept. 11 to Sept. 14.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Sept. 16

El Sombrero No. 1
1435 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Makeline at grill struggling to maintain temperatures. Refried beans cooled since Sept. 15 have not reached temperature after 36 hours. Tphc protocol requires temperature log each time cheese sauce is brought out from cooling - no logs for Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, other logs do not reflect activity - only one per day, no follow-up temperatures after initial removal from cold holding. Pans, utensils, etc. stored wet. Floor tiles under hand sink need replacing. Hood system requires attention.
Inspector: McDuffie

Woody's Pharmacy Inc.
5226 Dahlonega Highway, Clermont
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

Sept. 20

Los Carrillo's Restaurant
503 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Employee washing hands at prep sink - pan holder in hand sink. Knives rinsed off with water and not sanitized. Various dishes, pans stacked wet.
Inspector: Black

Sept. 21

El Sombrero No. 3
1792 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cheese sauce for Sept. 18, beef from Sept. 19, chicken from Sept. 20, and refried beans from Sept. 21 above required temperatures.
Inspector: McDuffie

Sept. 22

Atlas Pizza
104 Washington St. NW, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Smoky Springs Retirement Center
940 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville
Score: 81, Grade: B
Employee slicing pickles with bare hands. Numerous cups on prep tables. Slicer, scoops, cutting boards with food residue. Inside and outside of cabinets, carts and food-holding containers with food debris. Floors, walls and ceilings need to be cleaned better - dust on ceilings - repair damaged ceiling tiles over washer/dryer.
Inspector: Black

Golden Buddha
2283 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 81, Grade: B
Pans, knives, meat grinder with food residue. Several foods in cooler with internal temps of 51-55 degrees - had been in cooler for two days. Drains, pipes disconnected at 3-compartment sink - plumbing must be reconnected so that all sinks can be used if dishmachine were to break down . Also must be able to wash, rinse and sanitize large pots that will not fit in dishmachine. Walls, floors need to be cleaned - food splatter on walls and floors with grease, food.
Inspector: Black

Sept. 23

El Sombrero No. 6
5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 85, Grade: B
Mold, mildew on icemaker baffle. Foods prepared on Sept. 21, Sept. 22 have not cooled to required temperatures. No temperature log to monitor tphc procedure. Employee drying pan with towel. Bulk container outer surfaces need detailed cleaning; gaskets on most coolers have accumulation of food debris.
Inspector: McDuffie

Sept. 24

Marisqueria El Antojito
1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Cut grocery bags used on tortilla press. Floor needs better cleaning underneath shelf with microwave. Also needs cleaning around cook equipment legs.
Inspector: Wentworth

Peking Garden
7338 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 92, Grade: A
Back hand sink in prep/dishwashing area without proper towels at start of inspection. Manual dishwashing set-up incorrectly where sanitizer added to second compartment of sink and sanitizer washed off in rinse water in last compartment (third) and then kitchenware, utensils put up to dry.
Inspector: Wentworth

Waffle House No. 885
2507 Pentee Drive, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Employee touching dirty dishes then filling drinks and serving food without washing hands. Water pooled in bottom of cooler.
Inspector: Black

Happy China
2458 Limestone Parkway, Suite D, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Employee only rising hands and using cloth towel to dry hands. Ceiling tiles with dust and need to be cleaned.
Inspector: Black

El Sombrero No. 5
3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 136, Gainesville
Score: 80, Grade: B
Barrel of chips in dry storage and some foods in double-door cooler not covered. Sanitizer level at warewasher at 10 ppm. Soda nozzles, fruit drink dispensers, and margarita machine have mold, mildew. Employee washing, rinsing pans, then storing. Make-line cooler not maintaining required temperatures. Tphc procedure requires a log for each pan of cheese that comes out of cooling - only doing one log all day. Soda bags-in-boxes being dispensed dated July 23, 2010, July 29, 2010, Sept. 10, 2010, and Sept. 13, 2010; foods prepped on Sept. 14 and Sept. 17 still in walk-in. Gasket on walk-in heavily damaged. No hot water at the only hand sink in kitchen. Dumpster open. Grease container dripping grease onto ground.
Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 953
4410 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

By Enterprises Inc. DBA: American Deli
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite E7, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

El Antojito
1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
No soap available at hand sink station in outside concession trailer. Current inspection not posted at outside concession. Lowboy cooler (prep cooler) in inside concession needs a new door gasket. Screen door to outside concession trailer is being left open allowing insects (flies) to get inside trailer.
Inspector: Wentworth

Sept. 27

The Honey Baked Ham Company and Cafe
1237 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on ice machine baffle, dust, debris in ice scoop container, and slicer has dried food debris. Vegetable sink needs thorough scrubbing to remove encrusted residue. Single-service articles (cups, lids, coffee, stirrers, soup cups) not in original packaging resulting in contamination from spills, etc. Shelving below hand sink in serving area degraded. Counters, sides of cooler and under side of slicer table had food residue. Glazing skewers encrusted with burnt glaze deposits. Floors in kitchen and serving area need thorough cleaning at floor wall juncture. Corner of wall at mop sink area needs repairing, holes filled and painted to make smooth, cleanable and durable. Light shield at kitchen entrance needs replacing.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Body Fitness Solution Inc.
1435 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Biba's Italian Restaurant
833 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Bags of ice on floor in walk-in freezer - salad mixing bowl on top of uncovered lettuce in cooler. Bag of single service gallon containers stored in mop sink. Repair counter beside coke dispenser that has water damage - inside bottom of prep cooler with crack. Food, debris on food storage racks, on pole beside oven, outsides of containers. Floors, walls especially underneath oven with food accumulation. Repair areas at dish machine where coved baseboard is damaged. Light bulbs, carpet, magazines, etc. on shelf with foods.
Inspector: Black

Wild Wing Cafe
311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Several utensils, stem thermometers and cases, slicer with food residue. Fans at cook area, outside of cooler doors with food debris. Food debris on floor, walls and ceilings throughout entire kitchen - water pooled on floors.
Inspector: Black

White Sulphur Elementary
2480 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Several scoops, hotel pans stored with dried food debris on them. Drain plug for cardboard Dumpster damaged. Drain hole not sealed. Need to replace drain plug. Ceiling panels around diffusers with build-up of dust. Wall mounted fan over clean side of dish table in dishroom needs cleaning to prevent dust from falling onto clean kitchenware, utensils.
Inspector: Wentworth

Sept. 28

Laurelwood/Northeast Georgia Medical Center
200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Post-it notes, flash light, etc. in drawer with utensils - magazine on top of pan, jacket on cart.
Inspector: Black

Sugar Hill Elementary School
3259 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Both milk coolers have damaged gaskets. Both 4-compartment sink and vegetable prep sink need to be resealed at flange to wall to prevent food, water from accumulating behind sinks. Cardboard recycling container (Dumpster) is without a drain plug and whole back corner with drain plug is crushed. Needs to be replaced.
Inspector: Wentworth

Wing City2City
1039 Athens St. SE, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Bottle of Coke in kitchen for drinking.
Inspector: Wentworth

Jennifer Messer

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