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Kitchen inspections for July 12-22
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 12-22 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.

July 12

707 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Food handlers wearing dangling bracelets and watches. Food service inspection not posted at drive-through window. Many kitchenware items stacked wet after being cleansed and sanitized in dish machine. Personal food items in reach-in cooler in cook area and on top of restaurant stock in walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

July 14

JGB Ice Cream
5857 Spout Springs Road, Suite A305, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Door gasket on right ice cream machine torn across top. Rinse compartment of 3-compartment sink with mold, mildew accumulation around top edge and sink corners. Door gasket on reach-in freezer needs to be cleaned. Need better cleaning around unit holding toppings for dispensing - topping spilled, accumulated on top. No covered trash container in women's, men's restroom (only one restroom). Floors need cleaning in cabinets at floor/wall juncture (service counter) and under low-boy cooler/freezer units.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Finis Pizzeria
5857 Spout Springs Road, Suite A306, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Sanitizer solution for wiping cloth storage with large buildup of food debris. Hot water faucet broken at cook line hand sink preventing supply of 100 degree water as required. No covered trash container in women's restroom. Many charger plugs for phones, etc., draped over prep table in kitchen. Hood vents missing.
Inspector: Wentworth

July 16

Happy Chef
4025 Winder Highway, Suite 290, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

NV Lounge
116 Bradford St. NE,
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

El Guanaco
1714 Atlanta Highway, Unit C
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Taco Feliz
1714 Atlanta Highway, Unit A, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Double door and make-line coolers not at required temperature.
Inspector: McDuffie

Johnny's BBQ
1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Dumpster has a "hollowed out" plug that can allow insect, rodent entry into Dumpster and liquids to leak out. Several spots on gravel drive that have grease spills.
Inspector: Wentworth

July 21

Frank Harney DBA Chick-Fil-A
5905 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Chicken prepped yesterday, used today with today's date put on container with remaining chicken. Leftover sausage from today incorrectly dated. Food handler breading chicken double gloving hands so outer glove is removed and continues work with pair below.
Inspector: Wentworth

Eatery/Good Food-Good People
2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gaskets on make line and two door cooler damaged. Dumpster open. Floor/wall juncture needs detailed cleaning. Grease on ventilation and ansul systems.
Inspector: McDuffie

July 22

Reunion Golf Club
5815 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton
Score: 97, Grade: A
Shelving next to cook line where clean kitchenware is stored has accumulated grease, dust. Shelving under prep table with grease, food debris. Better cleaning needed behind cook line at floor/wall juncture - accumulation of grease, food debris. Floor under, behind soda dispenser needs cleaning.
Inspector: Wentworth

7000 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 98, Grade: A
Shelving above make-line coolers (plate storage) with accumulation of food debris. Shelf below steam line with accumulation of debris. Floors need better cleaning at floor/wall juncture behind, under equipment - cook line, around water heater, under bar equipment. Walls splattered with food debris between dump sink and cook line and behind prep tables in prep area.
Inspector: Wentworth

Jennifer Messer


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