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Kitchen inspections for Feb. 1-7
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 1-7 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 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.

Feb. 1

Quillians Grill

4930 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Bottles of water in kitchen, on prep tables for food handlers. Open container of grits below prep table, with food debris from prep above falling inside. Wood shelving in cook area with peeling, rubbed off paint. Shelving under prep tables with crumbs, greasy. Floors need a good scrubbing.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Feb. 4

Friendship Elementary School

4450 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 99, Grade: A

Nearly all sinks need to be scraped out and resealed to walls to prevent water running behind.

Inspector: McDuffie

Burger and Shake III

1730 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Feb. 5

Swirlin Twirlin

5900 Spout Springs Road, Suite

W-2, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Dishes not being sanitized after being rinsed.

Inspector: Donna Black

Burger King 3800/Athens

806 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Lula Elementary School

6130 Chattahoochee St., Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Feb. 6

Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet/Yong Feng Inc.

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 117, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Washed, cut broccoli put back in original delivery box. Cloths for wiping food-contact surfaces in kitchen not stored in sanitizer solution; sanitizer solution not made for back; kitchen use. Mushrooms not washed properly, and awaiting to be cooked. Utensils, ladle stored in water between uses. Wood with nails used to obtain cooked chicken. Outside of food containers, inside coolers on racks and outside of bulk storage food containers had food debris, residue. Ceiling leaking and tile damaged in dish-wash area. Personal items (magazines, office supplies, keys, phones, etc.) intermingled with single-service items, kitchenware, utensils.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Chestatee High School

3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Sardis Enrichment School

2805 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Catering Unlimited

3035 Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Septic system, grease trap needs pumping. Replace existing ceiling tiles with approved washable, nonabsorbent and smooth ceiling tiles in all areas. Repair small areas near door; floor tile missing grout to make smooth and cleanable, and seal coving to floor in bathroom, plug holes in walls, and place fiber-reinforced plastic in mop room; repaint walls in dry storage and brick wall with epoxy paint, and three-compartment sink area.

Inspector: McDuffie

Feb. 7

El Centinela Mexican Restaurant 4 Inc.

7380 Spout Springs Road, Suite 170, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Employee drinking from cup without lid and straw in kitchen, and personal cake on top of bulk chips container, with top to chip container closed.

Inspector: Black

Morningside Assisted Living Facility

2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Pinchis Tacos

2275 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Charles Phelps

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