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Kitchen Inspections for July 11-18
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 11-18 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.

July 11

Murrayville Pharmacy

5304 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Oakwood Occasions LLC

2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Trash and food debris on floors throughout kitchen to dry storage areas.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Subway No. 17546

4504 Cornelia Highway, Unit 3, Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Taqueria La Fogata Caliente LLC

5120 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite C, Murrayville

Score: 98, Grade: A

No hot water at beginning of inspection.

Inspector: McDuffie

July 12

Harbour Point Yacht Club

3133 Harbour Point Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Make line cooler with condensate leak. Floors underneath fryers, stove with food, grease residue. Mop bucket left all week with dirty mop water and attracting insects.

Inspector: Black

La Michoacana

1714 Atlanta Highway, Unit A and B, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

July 15

Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ

3445 Mundy Mill Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Racks in walk-in cooler and other cooler needs thorough scraping of rust or peeling paint, and resurfaced with noncorrosive, durable and washable paint, or replace. Scale has damaged protective covering for numbers, buttons capturing food. Racks in coolers had food debris, mold, mildew debris. Outside of hot hold warmer, on handle, gaskets in coolers, interior near doors of coolers has food debris.

Inspector: Finch

Waffle House No. 1865

5536 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 90, Grade: A

Grits, chili, oatmeal in hot-holding unit, with temps 98-117 degrees. Floors pitting and peeling in kitchen area in front of grill. Floors underneath grill with food residue.

Inspector: Black

July 17

Domino’s Pizza

4841 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Toilet paper not supplied in men’s or women’s restroom. Broken cove tiles near walk-in cooler. Ceiling tiles in storage areas have been damaged from leaks.

Inspector: Finch

Moe’s Southwest Grill

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Bag of tortillas on box next to hand sink, in front kitchen, with employee sitting on box and on edge of bag of tortillas. Dirty dishes and scrub pads stored in prep sink. Box of single-service cups next to hand sink, on floor, with employee sitting on top of box. Make line prep cooler with condensate leak (cup on floor catching water), and gaskets damaged on bottom of doors. Floors throughout kitchen and underneath equipment with food, grease residue. Walls at three-compartment sink and prep area with debris.

Inspector: Black

Napoli’s Pizza

3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 114-116, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Sanitizer at dishwasher not being dispensed due to hose not reaching level of sanitizer.

Inspector: Finch

Sonic Drive In

3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 89, Grade: B

Inspection report from last inspection date July 5, 2013, with score of 75 wasn’t posted for public viewing. Condiments and straws kept in containers, cubbies with food debris. Single-service cups in wrappers placed on floor while restocking. Ice cream cooler gaskets damaged. Cooler shelving, outside of equipment, cooler gaskets, interior of coolers near drive-thru have food debris. Floors damaged in kitchen and near back door. Floors had food debris, trash beneath dry storage racks, in floor drains. Light shield near grill cracked. Entry doors have large gap allowing insect entry, and one not closing properly. Flies in kitchen, and need to have numbers reduced by obtaining control devices.

Inspector: Finch

Stevie B’s Pizza

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 119, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Corn, cheese not at less than or equal to 41 degrees in glass cooler near salad bar. Pasta from this morning cooling at 44 and 50 from 11:30 a.m., iced down to cool to 41 within six hours and moved to line cooler. Corn, yesterday’s prep, cheese put in cooler today. Clean dusty fan guards in walk-in cooler and shelves near window, where pizza prep occurs (food has dropped).

Inspector: Vicki Hufstetler

Subway No. 24720

4977 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 94, Grade: A

Vegetable sink filled with container, cardboard, single-service items, poster and lotion. Containers stored on clean storage rack has lettuce on them. Single-service items stored in vegetable sink. Vegetable sink plumbing below damaged and broken from bottom of sink.

Inspector: Finch

Texas Roadhouse

895 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Lids, pan and plastic pan holding lids not clean to sight and touch. Bottom shelf clean dish storage. Lids have accumulated debris and need to be cleaned before use. Chopper with onions left in blades stored cleaned. Three-compartment sink set up for utensils without sanitizer (hot water only) in third sink. Label sugar, yeast, bakery area and seasonings in dry storage with names since removed from original containers.

Inspector: Hufstetler

July 18

Burger King No. 1026

403 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Whopper burgers not cooked to 155 degrees from flame grill. Prep cooler at front not holding butter blend at less than or equal to 41 degrees. Milk is ultra pasteurized and moved to walk-in cooler (unopened). Cheese at salad prep cooler at 50 degrees. Top opened with several pans missing allowing cold air to escape. Ice scoop improperly stored with handle in ice.

Inspector: Hufstetler

China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 68, Grade: U

Current certified food safety certificate is expired and needs to have certification renewed. Demonstration of proper food safety not being properly displayed by staff due to severity of violations. Raw shrimp stored below raw chicken in walk-in cooler. Several products (beef, shrimp, etc.) stored below chicken. Bowl at self-service bar had trash in bowl. Coke diffusers had mold, mildew. Sanitizer solution at dishwasher 10 ppm per test strips (chlorine). Items on bar (hot-hold service bar) not temping at 135 degrees or more, (imitation crab meat at 110 degrees, fried fish at 109 degrees, chicken tenders at 117 degrees, pot stickers at 108 degrees) for hot holding. Mushrooms cut prior to washing and placed back in delivery box. Racks in walk-in cooker and other coolers are rusty and paint peeled off. Mold, mildew on racks of walk-in cooler. All lights at hot-hold bar and cold-holding bar are not shatterproof.

Inspector: Finch

Schlotzsky’s Deli

302 Broad St., Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Clean baking sheets, pans to prevent accumulation of oils, sesame seeds which are present now. Clean shelves at three-compartment sink area better. Residue on them.

Inspector: Hufstetler

Sun Garden

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Unit 17, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Hands not washed at appropriate sink. Hand sink blocked by lids and bulk containers. Broccoli not washed at vegetable sink prior to cutting. Vegetable sink and three-compartment sink not properly cleaned prior to use. Wash temperature of dishwasher not 120 degrees or more (temped at 109 degrees). Dishes not rinsed correctly at three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Finch

Charles Phelps

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