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Kitchen Inspections for Feb. 15-21
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 15-Feb. 21 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 health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

FEB. 15

Great American Cookies

150 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite D-3, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

CiCi’s Pizza

250 John Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Dumpster open. Floors throughout have lost nearly all grout, as have areas of cove tile.

Inspector: McDuffie

China Garden

4850 Golden Parkway Suite C, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Employee food next to hot holding area for soup. Food employee used three-compartment sink for washing hands after prepping meat. Hand sink in back kitchen blocked with equipment and bag. Menus lining table near fryers for baskets storage and cardboard egg crate used to line under prep table for hot pans. Three-compartment sink not clean and has food debris, residue on walls and back splash as well as inside sinks. Shelves, carts for sauces and spices, under tables and between equipment has food debris, grease and residue.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Weezie’s Kitchen

4147 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Standup two-door cooler not keeping food at 41 F or below. Food items such as milk, sliced cheese and hamburger patties at 50 F. Person in charge scheduling maintenance. Sausage patties cooling from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in two-door standup cooler, temped at 74 F. Food items that are cooling have two hours to go from 135 F to 70 F then four hours to go from 70 F to 41 F.

Inspector: Finch

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 27164

2105 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Chemical sanitizer at dishwasher testing at 0 ppm per test strip. Three-compartment sink setup for sanitizing and chemical to be obtained for dishwasher. Ice machine shoot has mold and mildew. Hand sink hot water temperature in kitchen and restroom ranging between 63 F to 74 F.

Inspector: Finch

Court Yard Restaurant

400 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Mold and mildew on baffle of ice machine. Can opener in holder with residue and metal shavings from can. Gaskets torn on doors of two-door upright cooler and prep cooler. Water dripping in two-door upright Coke cooler. Ice buildup in back of prep cooler.

Inspector: Donna Black

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

5855 Spout Springs Road Suite A 408, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Fans on floors and shelves near cook area with grease and food residue. Dumpster area with trash on ground all around. Grease containers with grease poured to full and about to spill over. Grease all over the container.

Inspector: Black

Mr. Edd’s Pizza Plus

5205 Cleveland Highway Suite 5, Clermont

Score: 94, Grade: A

Mold and mildew on Coke nozzle diffuser and inside interior holder for diffuser.

Inspector: Finch

Feb. 18

Zaxby’s

995 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Prep coolers next to grill both have water pooling in bottoms. Gaskets are damaged on doors and not allowing doors to shut tight. Walls in walk in freezer coming apart at seams showing insulation.

Inspector: Black

Longhorn Steakhouse No. 5054

1709 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Floors throughout, especially under and behind equipment, need much better cleaning.

Inspector: McDuffie

Stevie B’s Pizza

1500 Browns Bridge Road Suite 119, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Floors, walls and ceilings all need much better cleaning, more often, to prevent contamination and insect, rodent attraction.

Inspector: McDuffie

Chick-fil-A at Guilford

1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Feb. 19

Senor Fiesta

4110 Cleveland Highway Suite A-C, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

West Hall Middle School

5470 McEver Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

West Hall High School

5500 McEver Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

International House of Pancakes

430 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Pop’s Place

5614 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Feb. 20

E.E. Butler Headstart/Pre-K

1300 Old Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Flowery Branch High School

6603 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

El Comal

1870 Atlanta Highway Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Spout Springs School of Enrichment

6640 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Feb. 21

Burger King 1026

403 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Meredith Pruitt

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