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Kitchen inspections for Jan. 18-24
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 18-24 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 food service 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. Food service establishments with drive-through 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

Jan. 18

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Papa’s Pizza To Go

2703 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 19

Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

No certified food safety manager on staff. Slaw, tomatoes and lettuce (washed and cut) at manager’s residence for use at the facility. Current food service inspection is posted on the wall inside the serving area of the concession.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Jan. 22

Curt’s Grill

996 Athens St. Suite D, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

No test strips available for the type sanitizer being used in three-compartment sink and sanitizer cloth storage container.

Inspector: Wentworth

Atlanta Bread Company, No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Chemicals stored on shelf in prep area over utensils and other items used in kitchen. Tomatoes being placed in three-compartment sink to be washed. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces laying on counters and prep surfaces. Prep sink has pans stored in the sink basin and on the sides. Seams on floor in walk-in freezer pulling apart from floor, creating large gaps.

Inspector: Black

Jan. 23

Chef Wang II Chinese Restaurant

4995 E Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie


4930 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Red Lobster No. 612

1707 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 1865

5536 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B

Glass coffee mug with coffee on cutting board where food is prepped at grill area. Another drink without straw on back prep sink. Drawer of pans and various utensils with food, grease residue on items. Drawers holding utensils with grease, food residue. No hot water at front hand sink and hand sinks in restroom.

Inspector: Donna Black

Biscuit Shoppe

1704 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Gaskets on both homestyle refrigerator, freezer units damaged. Homestyle refrigerator/freezer door gaskets all need a thorough cleaning. Accumulation of food debris, grease, dirt. Floor still needs better cleaning under and behind all equipment and in corner below three-compartment sink. A thorough cleaning is needed around wood pieces used to elevate coolers.

Inspector: Wentworth

Dairy Queen

300 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Vegetable slicer and container located on clean dish storage rack had food debris. Ketchup cans punctured at top of metal lid, with no cover, and kept under table for storage after pouring. Mustard plastic lid cut stored under table for storage with no cover and dispensed from cut lid. Current inspection report dated July 16, 2012, and score of 87 not displayed for public view. Food Service Permit not posted. Chest freezers have food debris on top and bottom of freezers. Lower shelves of tables had food debris. Splatter of Coke syrup on dispenser front of soda machine. Drinks for personal use stored with utensils.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Jan. 24

Wang’s Chinese Restaurant

4211 McEver Road Suite 201, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Peachtree Plantation

4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Smokehouse Catering

3205 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Current inspection report not posted. Scoops for sugar and brown sugar stored on outside of bin in dry storage where employees walk, brush by and touching bins that need frequent cleaning. Ceiling covered with Fiberglass Reinforced Panels that have become warped in back smoker area and loose stripping between panels above cook area (stove). Linoleum floor has many areas where flooring is worn down to wood floor. Windowsills in dish washing area, between cook/dish wash area and cook area/smoker area need better cleaning. Accumulation of food, grease.

Inspector: Wentworth

Meredith Pruitt


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