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Kitchen Inspections for Dec. 12
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 15-16 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

Dec. 5

Chestatee Academy Of Inquiry And Talent Development

2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

El Carreton Inc. No. 1

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

No certified food safety certificate posted and employee did not demonstrate proper food safety knowledge during inspection. Small cooler holding cheese (queso) and salsa not keeping food at 41 degrees or less. Ice bath holding refried beans did not reach food in container. Beans temped at 54 degrees and should be 41 degrees or less. Permit not displayed. Inspection not posted. No handwashing poster at hand sinks. Coolers have broken plastic inside and blast chiller racks rusted. Ceiling missing strip allowing screws to sag. Light shields dirty.

Inspector: Finch

Green’s Tavern

4856 Hog Mountain Road, Suite B, Flowery Branch

Score: 90, Grade: A

Dishes being washed in dish machine with no sanitizer available. Slicer, potato slicer on wall with residue. Dirty dishes from last night left out. Vegetable prep sink has dishes in sink. All prep coolers and drawer cooler with condensate leaks. Outsides bulk-food containers, floor mixer, shelves with residue.

Inspector: Black

Jones Early Learning Development Center

1 Sixth St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Rick’s Time To Eat

6443 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 91, Grade: A

Gravy in container with lid placed in walk-in cooler with temps of 102 degrees. Gravy had been in cooler for three hours.

Inspector: Black

Dec. 6

The Dawg House

420 Wall St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Food handler cutting up ready-to-eat celery (to be put on wing orders) without wearing gloves. Inside of ice machine chute with large buildup of mold. Dishwasher at bar, under counter chemical sanitizing machine, not dispensing sanitizer when machine kicks into rinse/sanitize cycle. Sanitizer is leaking from supply line. No hot water available at hand sink in kitchen; reportedly pilot light went out on water heater and service company on its way for service. Accumulation of grease around grease recycle container in dumpster area and on container itself.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Dec. 9

Reunion Golf Club

5609 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton

Score: 95, Grade: A

Employee drink on prep table not in proper cup. Utensils stored in pitcher of standing water.

Inspector: Donna Black

Dec. 11

Mr. Edd’s Pizza Plus

5205 Cleveland Highway, Suite 5, Clermont

Score: 96, Grade: A

Certified food safety manager certificate expired Oct. 22.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Senor Fiesta, LLC

4110 Cleveland Highway, Suite A-B, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Dishwasher not dispensing sanitizer. Sanitizer supply bottle was found to be empty. Tea urn nozzle with buildup of mold. Container of rice (back-up for steam unit) in large lexan container under steam unit with temperature ranging from 116-136 degrees. Cooked foods to be hot-held for service must be held at 135 degrees (throughout) or above.

Inspector: Wentworth

Subway No. 28943

5160 A Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Dec. 12.


5510 Church St., Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Certified Food Safety Manager certificate for owner has expired; currently the only CFSM certificate posted. Need to renew certification before certificate expires.

Inspector: Wentworth

China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Guest House Inn and Suites

520 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Hand sink in kitchen full of cloths. This sink is the only hand sink. It must stay accessible at all times for handwashing. Sausage, gravy, eggs hot-held with temps 74-92 degrees. Hot-held foods must stay 135 degrees or higher at all times. Inspections not posted where public can view.

Inspector: Black

Hampton Inn

450 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Drawers holding coffee with bottoms cracked, shelves in cabinets peeling, counter tip next to hand sink pulling up.

Inspector: Black

Johnny’s BBQ Inc.

1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Stan’s Biscuit Shop and Deli

1151 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Several packages (open) of turkey luncheon meat in reach-in cooler past manufacturers use or freeze by date (Dec. 9). Bulk-food containers, sugar, salt, grits aren’t labeled. Food can being used to cut biscuits. Box of single-service cups half used stored on floor in dry storage. Food handler at grill with gloves left kitchen to get supplies out of cooler in dining room and returned to cook with no glove change.

Inspector: Wentworth

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