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Kitchen inspections for June 10-16
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 10-16 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.


June 10

Hollywood 15 Cinemas
120 Greenhill Circle N.W., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

1235 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Mango's Bar and Grill No. 1
1736 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Chick-fil-A at Robson Crossing
3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Mold and mildew on lemonade dispenser and ice maker. Food debris on milk shake dispenser. Single serve items, condiments stored with food debris, grease. Sink no longer attached to walls. Equipment and shelving surfaces have accumulations of food, grease. Grease container has dripped in enclosure. Floors and walls need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Sonic Drive in Oakwood LLC
3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Mold, mildew and food debris on cutting board, ice cream and slushie dispensers; cherries, lemons and limes, stored in dirty containers; bulk containers with heavy accumulations of grease, food debris. Single service items stored in several containers that have food debris, grease or mold/mildew. Gaskets on most coolers damaged. All sinks are no longer attached to walls. Freezer must be repaired, cooler must be looked at. Most equipment surfaces covered with grease/food debris. Floors throughout have food, trash, water, grease; floor under grease recycler has grease dripping onto it; walls throughout have mold/mildew, food splatters, grease.
Inspector: McDuffie

June 13

Hong Kong King Buffet
635 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Inside of icemaker in rear of kitchen has mold/mildew on inside surfaces.
Gaskets on makelines, walk-ins, and reach-in coolers need replacement. Replace all missing grout, repair/reseal all coving.
Inspector: McDuffie

Gainesville Bowling Center
2371 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 77, Grade: C
No certified food safety manager on staff. Employee washing hands in three-compartment-sink. No date marking system in place. Food stored on floor outside of counter and in freezer, food stored on wooden crates not 6" above floor. Food employee without hair restraint. Inspection posted was from 6/19/09. Shelves in walk-in are rusted and dusty. No covered trash cans in ladies room. Floors in walkin cooler with buildup of food debris, water, trash. Wrong ceiling tiles in kitchen.
Inspector: McDuffie

Deep South Dogs
118 Main St. SW, Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

June 14

Royal Lakes Restaurant and Catering
4700 Royal Lake Drive, Flowery Branch
Score: 80, Grade: B
Employee cutting lettuce with bare hands. Slicer, tongs, ladles etc. with food residue. No dates on prepared foods. Food handlers with watches, rings and bracelets.
Inspector: Donna Black

1002 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Ice machine baffle had mold/mildew in the machine. Fan cover in walk-in cooler missing. Walk-in cooler evaporator pipe dripping condensate below. Coving tiles in many areas no longer attached.
Inspector: Finch

Islands Grill, Edy's Ice Cream
7000 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 91, Grade: A
Walk-in cooler holding food at 46 F - 48 F. Makeline cooler (sandwich unit) holding foods at 46 F and 47 F.
Inspector: Wentworth

Pud's Place
2125 Wilson Drive Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Central Avenue Cafe
582 Central Avenue Suite B, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Sanitizer spray and charcoal stored with food. Sinks not sealed to walls. Floors throughout have grease and debris from a fryer spill.
Inspector: McDuffie

Corner Cafe
6099 Lula Road Suite No. 3, Lula
Score: 97, Grade: A
Gaskets on walk-in and makeline coolers are damaged. Sinks are no longer securely attached to walls. Floor tiles damaged in several areas.
Inspector: McDuffie

Sunset Cove
7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands
Score: 95, Grade: A
Cook with rubber/cloth bracelets on both arms. Large accumulation of water inside upright cooler in wait area of dishwashing building. The epoxy flooring put down at start of season has begun to peel.
Inspector: Wentworth

June 15

Re-Cess Southern Gastro Pub
118 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Floors in kitchen have broken, cracked and missing titles.
Inspector: Finch

Scott's On The Square
110 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Sidebar 120
120 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

The Blue Cow
6031 Main St., Lula
Score: 92, Grade: A
Open drink in plastic cup in bakery cooler bottom shelf. No paper towels at hand sink in bakery. Potentially hazardous food items (pasta salad, chicken salad) held over 24 hours not properly date labeled.
Inspector: Wentworth

June 16

1011 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Gaskets on most coolers and walk-in cooler damaged. Outside of microwave, bottom shelves, and outside of some food containers in walk-in cooler have some food debris and greasy residue.
Inspector: Finch

Vinny's New York Pizza and Grill
4977 Friendship Road, Suite No. 102, Buford
Score: 90, Grade: A
Inside surfaces of microwave need detailed cleaning. Slicer stored with food debris, grease. Single use butter buckets reused for food storage. Gasket on walk-in cooler damaged. Some sinks and warewasher area are no longer attached to wall. Warewasher needs cleaning. Hood systems dripping grease. Toilets not sealed to floor. Employee restroom must be maintained, clean and stocked at all times. Floors throughout need better cleaning, especially under equipment and shelving. Ceiling tiles and vents throughout kitchen have dust accumulations. Ceiling tiles are not of an approved design, and some are peeling. Walls have grease, food splatters, etc. FRP on walls in places is no longer securely attached. Wall area by dough prep table has deteriorated. Ceiling tiles missing by back door.
Inspector: McDuffie


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