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Kitchen inspections for July 6-13
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 6-13 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-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.


July 6

Great American Grill
1735 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Several foods in cooler past seven day expiration date.
Inspector: Donna Black

Domino's Pizza
3606 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Trash in Dumpster area. Dumpster open. Vector machine over hand sink and prep area.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Brad's Grill
528 Bradford St. SW, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Cutting board built into table and sink is scored to point where it cannot be cleaned well. Paper below coffee mugs not durable and unable to clean repeatedly. Many surfaces of containers, shelves, equipment, etc. are soiled with residue, debris. Gaskets dirty on cooler doors. Many light shields in kitchen missing endcaps or not fitting well with plastic sheath.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Burger and Shake Restaurant
891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Sanitizer for three-compartment-sink and sanitizer cloth bucket not tested using test strips.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

1402 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Mellow Mushroom
700 Green Street, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Soda nozzles and ice maker with accumulations. Microwave has food splatters. Gaskets on walk-ins and some on make lines are damaged. Three-compartment sink no longer attached to wall. Warewasher has accumulations outside and in. Gaskets have food debris, etc. Surfaces of equipment, shelves, tables, etc., have food debris, grease. Hood system extremely dusty, greasy. Floors need detailed cleaning along walls and under equipment, etc. Walls behind equipment have food debris, splatters. Cove along walk-ins missing, metal wall deteriorating.
Inspector: McDuffie

Red Sky Neighborhood Grill
890 Dawsonville Highway, Suite F, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Papa John's Pizza
2224 B Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Employee has bottled water in prep area. No soap at hand sink. No paper towels at hand sink. Pizza makeline has an area where trim is missing, and food is embedded between edge of makeline and food storage area. Sinks no longer attached to walls. Gaskets on walk-in damaged. All equipment, shelving, other surfaces with an accumulation of food, grease. Hood systems with grease, dust. Faucet at hand sink leaking. Cove throughout kitchen detached, broken.
Inspector: McDuffie

Burger and Shake No. 2
5866 Spout Springs Road, Suite C, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Hand sink no longer attached to wall. Gaskets damaged on all coolers. Hood System dripping. Floors throughout, especially under, behind equipment etc. need better cleaning. Walls by icemaker have food splatters, grease.
Inspector: McDuffie

July 7

Gamed Restaurante Y Salon De Fiestas
425 Atlanta Highway, Suite 7, Gainesville
Score: 45, Grade: U
Person in charge unable to answer basic food safety questions. Kitchen employees prepping food using unapproved practices. Employee cutting ready-to-eat vegetables and fruit without gloves. No soap at hand sink. No paper towels at hand sink. Raw meats, cooked meats, vegetables, etc., stored in grocery bags. Many foods not covered in storage. Eggs left out on floor at 81 F. Cut cantaloupe and pineapple on buffet above 41 F. Hot held food below required temperature. No date marking system in place. Home-style bug spray stored with food items. Live oysters in cooler, shellstock tag thrown away. Shellstock tag must be kept for 90 days after last oysters served out. Storage on floor. Sanitizer bucket full of food debris, towels on counters, etc. Gaskets damaged. Sinks no longer attached to wall. Gaskets with food debris, grease. Dumpster is off pavement on ground. Floors throughout need detailed cleaning. No light in dry storage.
Inspector: McDuffie

July 8

Rabbit Town Cafe
2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Rice, gravy, cheese in hot unit with temperatures 115-123 F.
Inspector: Black

Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels
430 Prior St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Dunn Right Catering
857 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Handsink without soap. Pans stored wet. Gaskets on several coolers damaged.
Inspector: McDuffie

Hall County Senior Center
434 Prior St., Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Ice maker baffle has mold, mildew. Icemaker lid has powdery substance on hinges. Dead insects on floor throughout dry storage area.
Inspector: McDuffie

July 11

Chef Wang Chinese Restaurant
275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on inside of icemaker. Bulk containers have grease, food, debris. Gaskets on several coolers damaged. Warewasher needs detailed cleaning, inside and out.
Inspector: McDuffie

Oriental Garden No. 2
891 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Gaskets on makelines damaged. Warewasher has accumulations inside. Cove tile completely gone under four-compartment sink. Screen door does not seal all the way around, allowing insects entry to kitchen.
Inspector: McDuffie

Camp Hope
7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

July 13

Finis Pizzeria Inc.
5857 Spout Springs Road, Suite A,
No. 306, Flowery Branch
Score: 84, Grade: B
Slicer, containers and bowls with food residue. Container of pizza sauce that had been cooked cooling over 6 hours with temps of 48-51 F. Dishes, pans stacked wet. Pizza boxes stored on floor next to shelf. Coke dispensing unit dripping onto counter. Condenser unit in walk-in cooler dripping and pipe seems to be removed.
Inspector: Black

Nichols Diner
3603 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch
Score: 87, Grade: B
Mold, mildew on soda nozzles and ice maker baffle. Containers of fruit for milkshakes sticky with syrup and food debris. Milkshake mixer not cleaned. Single serve condiments and flatware stored in containers with food debris. Milk nozzle cut wrong. Condensate leak in freezer has not been repaired. Most gaskets on most coolers damaged. Most sinks no longer attached to walls. Hood system no longer sealed. Peeling contact paper on shelves. Grease, food debris on surfaces of equipment, bottom shelves of prep tables, under table-mounted equipment. Dumpster open. Floors with heavy grease accumulations under fryers, grill, throughout kitchen. Dead insects all over kitchen.
Inspector: McDuffie

China Garden
5900 Spout Springs Road, Suite L 12, Flowery Branch
Score: 90, Grade: A
Food stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Inspection posted from Dec. 3, 2010, must post most current inspection as soon as received. Gaskets on makeline, walk-in cooler and freezer damaged. Walk-in freezer has condensate leak freezing on floor, shelves, food. Sinks not securely attached to walls. Hot water at three-compartment sink at 102 F at beginning of inspection. Screen door has 6-inch gap at top with cardboard that does not close gap.
Inspector: McDuffie


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