The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 22-28 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.
333 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Suite E, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Bottle of water (half consumed) stored on drainboard next to prep sink. Spray bottle of chlorine for sanitizer above limit of 200 ppm. Bread displayed on shelf above sandwich unit above sneeze guard. Rack of uncovered bread beside drainboard for dirty dishes at 3-compartment sink. Need to cover rack when bread is on it to protect food (bread) from any possible contamination from dirty kitchenware and splash. Many personal items on shelf above prep table and other food prep areas — bottle of hand lotion on prep table with slicer; cell phone on shelf above sandwich unit; pack of gum on shelf above back sandwich unit.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth
Marina Bay Grille
6338 Marina Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Inside of ice machine — water reservoir — with mold, mildew growth. No food products in storage to take temperatures. Currently grill is not in use except for occasional parties.
7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 150, Flowery Branch
Score: 80, Grade: B
Ice machine baffel with mold, mildew formation. Ice bin with debris inside. Ice scoop holder with food debris, bug. Walk-in cooler not maintaining food at required 41 degrees or below. Flan prepared 3 days ago not date labeled. Low temperature chemical sanitizing dishmachine wash temperature not reaching and/or maintaining if reaching required 120 degrees. Handwash sinks (and other sinks) intermittently maintaining 100 degree water as required for handwashing.
3621 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 97, Grade: A
Food handler without proper hair restraint at start of inspection.
951 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Baffle and lid of ice machine need detailed cleaning; mold, mildew on soft serve buckets; interior of microwave has splatters, splashes of food. Hand sinks no longer attached to wall. Nonfood contact surfaces (chest feezers, gaskets on all coolers and freezers) have food residue and grease. Dumpster open. Floors throughout must be cleaned better. Ceiling tiles throughout and associated vents, etc. must be cleaned. Hood dripping grease.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie
430 Broad St., Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Three-compartment sink and prewash area for warewasher no longer sealed to wall; gaskets on some coolers damaged. Gaskets have mold, mildew, food debris, water. Walls behind three-compartment sink and prewash area need detailed cleaning.
1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Bottle of gatorade under prep table in kitchen. Floor fan in front of hand sink (in cook area). Food handler with watch. Many cloths used for wiping food contact surfaces not stored in sanitizer between uses. Cloth containers for storing cloths without sanitizer — soapy water. Personal items — purses — with condiments and to-go containers.
Green Gables Event Venue & Catering
4930 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 81, Grade: 81
Bottle of water (mostly consumed) sitting on prep table in kitchen. Container of chips, box of rice stored by hand sink making use of hand sink difficult. Spray can of “Rid-a-Bug” (household fly spray) in kitchen. Spray can of “Rid-a-Bug” on prep table in wait area. Box of rice at hand sink under soap dispenser.
Hood vents with heavy accumulation of grease and dust. Shelving under prep tables with food debris, sticky. Built-in shelving at cook areas needs cleaning and repainting, resurfacing. Area under cook equipment (grill) — top of table — needs cleaning. Dumpster missing drain plug to prevent insect, rodent entry into dumpster and to prevent liquid from leaking out.
Floors need a good cleaning under equipment and especially at floor/wall juncture. One of the fluorescent light tubes over prep area/cook area not properly shielded in fixture. Back screen door broken. Door does not fit tight in door frame and screen is torn at bottom.
Lanier National Speedway
1 Raceway Drive, Braselton
Score: 95, Grade: A
Current inspection not posted. Both hand sinks — pit concessions and main concessions — need to be resealed to wall. Counter top in pit concessions needs to be resealed to wall and edge of grill or replaced. Walls still need repair around hand sink, behind ice machine in main concessions and behind 3-compartment sink and hand sink in pit concessions. Ceiling needs to be sealed at crosspieces in both main and pit concessions. Trim at wall/ceiling juncture also needs to be sealed. Baseboard needs to be sealed to wall behind ice machine (main concessions) and behind hand sink/3-compartment sink in pit concessions. Floors need better cleaning at floor/wall juncture (both).
Great American Cookies
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite E4, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Gasket on walk-in cooler is damaged.
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite H7, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
4949 Friendship Road, Suite 110, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A