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Kitchen inspections for July 28-30
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 28-30 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 28

Noruta Japanese Restaurant
975 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 12, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Raw eggs stored on top of ready to eat foods. Cloths stored in buckets on floor and water dirty.
Inspector: Donna Black

July 29

Everyday Care, Inc. All About You Weddings And Events
922 Gainesville Highway, Suite 104, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

4949 Friendship Road, Suite 110, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Church's Fried Chicken
600 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Ice maker baffle has mold, mildew. Pans stored wet. Gasket on two-door upright freezer is damaged. Pit behind Dumpster in enclosure is filled with trash, water, etc. Floor throughout needs detailed cleaning.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Sno Island
5825 Lanier Island Parkway, Buford
Score: 94, Grade: A
Food handler without proper hair restraint. Food service inspection on wall inside establishment covered by billboard. Three-compartment sink, hand sink and prep sink not sealed to wall. Need shatterproof incadescent bulbs for track lighting in food prep area.
Inspector: Wentworth

El Carreton Inc. No. 1
608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 77, Grade: C
Cold holding drawers under grill not holding cold foods at required 41 degrees or below. Bean spread on ice at 43-60 degrees. Labeled chemical bottle with incorrect chemical inside (another bottle with contents employee could not identify). No detectable sanitizer (chlorine) in container with cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces. Most current inspection not posted where customers would see. Food handler wearing same gloves to handle bread that were used to put raw meat on flat top to cook. Drawer gaskets on cold drawers do not allow drawers to seal properly. There is a gap at the top when door is shut completely; repair gaskets. Vent for grill located on roof dripping grease down outside of trailer and accumulating on ground. Screen for windows other than order window need screening repaired, holes.
Inspector: Wentworth

Oakwood's Arrow Auto Auction
4712 Flat Creek Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

890 C Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
Employee drink in unapproved container. Only hand sink in employee area has no cold water. Soda dispenser nozzles with accumulation. Two packages of roast beef at 81 F thawing under water at 82-84 F. Storage on floor. Condiment lids stored in cardboard box. Floors throughout need detailed cleaning, especially under shelving, equipment, etc. Cove molding coming away from wall in most areas. Floor tiles under 3-compartment sink and by mop sink are broken, chipped, etc. Employee belongings on tables, etc.
Inspector: McDuffie

Domino's Pizza
3606 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Containers of prepped mushrooms in walk-in cooler not covered and one sitting on top of mushrooms. Metal facing at prep table needs to be sealed to walls, counter so there are no gaps.
Inspector: Black

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
No certificate to show that restaurant has a certified food safety manager. Pack of pepperoni laying on floor in walk-in cooler and floor wet. Walk-in cooler having water from vent overheat.
Inspector: Black

July 30

Burger King
4760 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floors need detailed cleaning under shelving, at corners, etc.
Inspector: McDuffie

Dockside Grill-Aqualand Marina
6800 Lightsferry Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Papa John's Pizza
4605 Elk Ridge Court, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Jennifer Messer


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