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Kitchen Inspections for Feb. 8-14
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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. 8

Mr. Edd’s Pizza

5205 Cleveland Highway, Suite 5, Clermont

Score: 62, Grade: U

Training necessary for staff. Hands not washed prior to preparing pizza and different tasks. Hands washed with no soap. No soap supplied at hand sink. No soap supplied in men and women’s restroom. Heavy mold, mildew on coke nozzles for self-service. Small two-door cooler by hand sink not keeping food at 41 degrees or below. Bacon (raw), lasagna, ham and cut tomatoes temped at 50 and 46 degrees. Lasagna, noodles and chicken wings in coolers not date-marked. Chess freezer handle missing and holes in freezer; interior exposed. Prep table in warewash area collapsing. Three-compartment warewash sinks growing mold, mildew and has food residue. Shelves, under tables, equipment in warewash area covered in food residue. Under shelves of cashier area has food residue and debris. Floors beneath coolers and tables dirty, caked with black debris and have food beneath. Floor tiles throughout kitchen and in mop sink room are broken, missing and needs to be replaced. Ceiling tiles are peeling heavily or damaged. Work surface made of particle board by sink is collapsing. Lighting intensity not sufficient in prep areas or warewash area.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Papa’s Pizza To Go

6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 96, Grade: A

Ice machine baffle has mold, mildew. Lid had some food debris; interior of bowl (mixing) and slicer had some food debris.

Inspector: Finch

The Palace-Three Lil Pig’s Barbeque

1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Pork butt in steam unit at 77 degrees; product being reheated. Used notebook paper, receipt discarded in bulk rice container. Food employees not wearing hair restraints. Chest freezer with bottom rusted and sides damaged. The bottom of two-door upright cooler appears damaged and water pooled in the bottom. No covered waste receptacles in ladies’ restroom. Walls at hand sink, prep sink and walls in walk-in cooler with food residue. Ceilings in ladies’ restroom with a hole in the ceiling, exposing the wood above. Sheetrock peeling and pulling apart in some areas. Ceilings in men’s restroom with sheetrock peeling, damaged in areas. Ceiling tiles in both bars damaged. Floor tiles throughout entire kitchen damaged; grease on floor, underneath equipment. Floor in bar, next to stage is peeling paint. Ceiling in walk-in cooler peeling paint and few areas are moldy.

Inspector: Donna Black

Feb. 11

Brad’s Grill

1856 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 109 and 110, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Feb. 13

Great American Grill

1735 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Hot water rinse at dish machine at 116 degrees.

Inspector: Black

Rick’s Smokin’ Pig Barbeque

John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Suite 1, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Food handlers not wearing hair restraints when prepping foods. Gloves being changed out without washing hands in-between changes.

Inspector: Black

Wrigley’s Cafeteria

4500 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Interior of two-door cooler, with prep table top, shelves in warewash room, carts for plates, etc. have food debris. Personal food in four-door cooler not clearly separated from other food.

Inspector: Finch

The Dawg House

420 Wall St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Feb. 14

Lazy Bear Barbeque

3008 McEver Road, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Leftover pulled pork reheated for stem unit, but temperature of pork ranged from 108-131 degrees. Barbeque chicken cooked in the morning for lunch stored in hot holding cabinet at 121 degrees. Cooked pork on counter to cool for 90 minutes at 111 degrees. Floors in kitchen need a good scrubbing. Tiles with ground in dirt and debris, under three-compartment sink and drying rack and cook line equipment. Ceiling panel missing in kitchen; over area where the bread is stored.

Inspector: Wentworth

Charles Phelps

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