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Kitchen inspections for June 16-24
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 16-24 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 16
Dockside Grill (Holiday Marina)
6900 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 99, Grade: A
Hood system dripping.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

June 18
Little Caesars
2159 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 101, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Storage on floor. Gaskets on pizza makeline are all damaged. FRP not sealed. Gaskets on make line have mold, mildew, food, water. Splashes of sauce on box exterior and other surfaces. Floors throughout need detailed cleaning. Hood system has grease, dust.
Inspector: McDuffie

June 22
Wendy’s Restaurant
3652 Wallis Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Checkers Drive-In Restaurant
3640 Wallis Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 82, Grade: B
Center-line cooler at 56 F — cold holding above is out of temperature; hot dogs inside also out of temperature. Unmarked spray bottles at mop sink.
Ice scoops with handles in ice in drink machine ice bins. Gaskets on makeline and little freezer damaged. Gaskets have mold, mildew, water, food debris.
Dumpster plug missing. Trash on ground in enclosure. Grease container dripping. Hood dripping grease.
Inspector: McDuffie

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
3446 Winder Highway, Suite O, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Cooler, freezer gaskets are damaged. Gaskets have food, water. Hood vent system dripping grease.
Inspector: McDuffie

3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

June 24
Luna’s Restaurant
200 Main St., Hunt Tower, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Soda gun in bar has accumulation. Food stored in “Dawn” buckets. Gaskets on make lines damaged. Hood systems dripping, dusty.
Inspector: McDuffie

Hott Tomatoz
5783 Old Winder Highway, Suite 211, Braselton
Score: 91, Grade: A
Slicer, knives, pans, etc. with food residue. No dates on foods. Floor mixer base, top of dish machine and top of ice machine with residue.
Inspector: Donna Black

Hall County Jail

1700 Barber Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie
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