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Kitchen Inspections for Dec. 27-Jan. 2
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec. 27-Jan. 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 at
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Dec. 27

Comfort Inn and Suites at Lake Lanier

4951 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Drawers in kitchen are peeling paint inside drawers.

Inspector: Donna Black

Woody’s Pharmacy Inc.

5226 Dahlonega Highway, Clermont

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Zaxby’s No. 12-201

1332 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Three-compartment sink, vegetable sink and mop sink needs resealing due to caulk wearing down providing gap, weak seal and accumulating mold, mildew. Cold-holding unit in kitchen not reaching temperatures of 41 degrees. Floor in kitchen and dishwashing area has gaps in sealed sections.

Inspector: Finch

Dec. 30

Asia Cafe

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Suite G1, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Hand sink in kitchen, restrooms’ hand sinks, vegetable sink not secured and sealed to wall. No hot water flowing at hand sink in back of kitchen.

Inspector: Finch

Folks Inc.

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Rusting screw at top of walk-in cooler and corroding. Ceiling tiles in dry storage need replacing and metal strip near cold-holding unit by grill. Mop sink drain floor damaged and needs repairing.

Inspector: Finch

Dec. 31

Jet’s Pizza

1872 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Skate Country

2276 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Jan. 2

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine

1310 Dawsonville Highway, Suite A and B, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Vegetable sink and meat sink dripping one hot water shut off. Hand sink in back kitchen dripping.

Inspector: Finch

Subway No. 3322

1260 Candler Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Taqueria Lupita

1785 Atlanta Highway, Suite A 1, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Drinks in kitchen not in proper cup. Gloves rinsed off at hand sink.

Inspector: Black

The Bright Spot

743 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Floors need detail cleaning throughout kitchen all the way to floor/wall juncture and beneath equipment and in walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Finch

Waffle House No. 1178

1240 Candler Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Walk-in cooler ceiling partition cracks not sealed well and allowing water from above to drip through. Drawers below grill had food debris and grease inside drawer opening, dripping down toward interior of drawer. Roof leaking above walk-in cooler, allowing water to enter ceiling of walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Finch

Charles Phelps

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