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Kitchen inspections for July 6-15
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 6-15 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 6
Cabos Mex Grill II
7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 150, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Chicken, beans cooked several days ago in cooler at 50 degrees (chicken) and 45 degrees (beans).
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

El Carreton Inc. No. 1
608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 77, Grade: C
Meat in steam until not reheated properly before storage in unit. Four-door cooler in prep room not holding foods at required 41 degrees or below. Homestyle refrigerator/freezer not holding foods at required 41 degrees or below. Cold drawers under grill holding foods 56-68 degrees. No items in steam until being held at 135 degrees or above. Beans, rice cooked and cooled from yesterday not cooled to 41 degrees or below from 135 degrees in six hours. Pot of stew meat cooked and cooling about two hours on prep table. Four-door cooler leaking condensate from compressor into cooler. This water is nonpotable (not drinkable). Dumpster missing drain plug. Plastic sheath missing over one of the fluorescent lights over ice machine and one of the sheaths damaged over grill (cracked on both ends and needs good cleaning — caked with grease, dust).
Inspector: Wentworth

July 7
Chattahoochee Country Club Snack Bar
3000 Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Several items in cooler with temps 48-51. Prep cooler with temps (internal) 48-53 degrees — condensate leak. Ice cream freezer with ice and food residue. Two-door reach in freezer with heavy ice build up in bottom.
Inspector: Donna Black

Wild Horse Grill — Armadillo
1605 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Ice machine with mold and dirty ice-pans, utensils, etc. with food debris especially at bar areas. Chemicals on table next to chips, tea urns. Insides of beer coolers with water (liquids) pooled, mold on door gaskets. Walls and floors need cleaning — floor tiles cracked, damaged need replacing. Coved baseboard missing, loose from wall at order window needs repairing. Repair damaged ceiling tiles in bar area.
Inspector: Black

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
743 Spring St., Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Can opener blade in bakery with dried food debris on blade and this area of bakery had been cleaned and not-in-use at time of inspection. Food processor blade with dried cheese in blade, bowl stored on shelf in clean storage area in salad prep area with salad, lettuce on edges. In-use knife at grill stored in sanitizer between uses. Clean side of 3-compartment sink for air drying clean and sanitized utensils greasy and accumulation of food debris.
Inspector: Wentworth

July 8
Cheeseburger Bobby’s
5855 Spout Springs Road, Suite A 408, Flowery Branch
Score: 90, Grade: A
All self-serve dispenser nozzles, diffusers sticky with syrup buildup. Several prelabled chemical bottles without labeled chemical in bottle. Condensate leaking from evaporator unit in walk-in cooler. Better cleaning needed in cabinets under self-serve soda dispenser and self-serve condiment station — sticky food debris accumulated on shelving inside. Floor needs better cleaning in corner along wall/floor juncture behind prep sink and hand sink. Floor needs cleaning at floor/wall juncture in walk-in cooler. Prep table where wraps, condiments stored and area occasionally also being used fro storage of personal items — pocketbooks, phones, etc.
Inspector: Wentworth

July 9
Monkey Joe’s
2283 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Smokehouse Catering
3205 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Five-gallon containers of tea on floor in walk-in cooler; five-gallon containers of Brunswick stew on floor in walk-in cooler. Dumpster with gravel under front half of dumpster and grease has spilled on gravel and cannot be easily cleaned. Linoleum flooring with many worn spots. Ceiling, walls need good cleaning. Baseboard needs repair in smoker room. End caps missing from fluorescent lights above smoker. No lighting (no functioning fixture) above stove and other fixture too dim. Many flies inside establishment.
Inspector: Wentworth

Camp Hope
7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega
Score: 95, Grade: A
Kitchenware being washed, rinsed in single service sink-mixer arm with residue. Pressure gauge at dishmachinie 35 to 40 psi on rinse. Fly swatters stored up against (next to) cutting boards.
Inspector: Black

Lanier Charter Career Academy
2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

July 12
Mama Ruth’s
804 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Irish Bred Pub and Grill

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B12, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Arby’s Unit 1030
634 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gasket on walk-in cooler damaged. Grease container dripping onto ground in dumpster enclosure. Cove tiles, molding missing, loose throughout most of kitchen. Hood system dripping grease.
Inspector: McDuffie

Turnstile Deli
109 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Wall counter juncture at self-serve soda dispensing area not completely sealed. One door cooler in prep area with condensate leaking into bottom of cooler, make-line cooler in sandwich prep area with condensate leaking into bottom of cooler. This water is nonpotable (not drinkable) and should not be allowed to contact food. Can opener blade very rusty, worn. The flooring in smoker room damaged — tiles missing in from several spots exposing bare wood floor. Walls damaged in smoker room — wall covering with holes and seams damaged. Wall behind hand sink in dishroom damaged, peeling.
Inspector: Wentworth

July 13
Captain D’s
410 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Georgia law required a CFSM on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Thermometers missing, not visible in some coolers. Single use cardboard trays being used repeatedly to drain grease from fried items. Employee handling food without hair restraint. Cleaning cloths on tables, counters, equipment. Counters, shelving, equipment surfaces with accumulation of grease. Grease dripping onto parking lot from grease container. Trash on the ground by Dumpsters. Both Dumpsters off pavement on grassy area. Manager is forwarding the estimate for repair of the floor, wall and ceiling issues written up on June 30, 2010.
Inspector: McDuffie

New Horizons West
1010 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 1543
509 Dawsonsville Highway SW, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Soda nozzles with mold, mildew.
Inspector: McDuffie

July 14
Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ
3445 Mundy Mill Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Dumpsters open. Grease container dripping.
Inspector: McDuffie

3724 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 98, Grade: A
Walk-in gasket, gaskets on make line and ice machine gasket damaged. Grease container dripping in dumpster enclosure.
Inspector: McDuffie

Limestone Heritage
2560 Flint Ridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Walls in dishmachine room especially underneath machine with debris, mold.
Inspector: Black

Gainesville Civic Center
830 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Food debris inside hot boxes. Debris on window frames.
Inspector: Black

July 15
5840 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Floors need detailed cleaning, especially under shelving, behind equipment, sinks etc. cove molding at walk-in door damaged. Employee clothing (one shirt on prep table, on on shelving) and one purse stored with food, single-serve items.
Inspector: McDuffie

Crossroads Bar & Grille
5900 Spout Springs Road, Suite A-1, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie
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