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Kitchen inspections for June 3-10
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 3-10 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 3
Carini’s Pizza
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite E6, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Food debris on walls next to prep areas and stove including up front. Light shields, shatterproof bulbs missing on lights over oven and food holding areas.
Inspector: Donna Black

Mango’s Bar and Grill
1736 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
No soap at hand sink. Area behind cash machine being used to store foods. Cooler in bar area with broken glass and food residue.
Inspector: Donna Black

June 4
La Flor De Jalisco
1299 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
CFSM was required on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Hand sink blocked with pans, etc. Refrigerators with uncut vegetables both struggling to maintain required temperatures.
Thermometers missing, not visible in coolers. Inspection from June 11, 2007, posted. Gaskets on two-door cooler torn.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Fish Tales Lakeside Grille
6330 Mitchell St., Flowery Branch
Score: 86, Grade: B
Walk-in cooler not maintaining food storage at 41 degrees F or below. Precooked rice and chicken wings in cooler several days not cooled to required 41 degrees or below. A 12-inch splash guard is needed on the left side of hand sink to protect rolling rack with breading for fryers from any possible contamination from hand washing since rack just fits between hand sink and fryers. More detailed cleaning needed in corners behind equipment and along floor/wall juncture behind equipment — accumulation of dirt/grease. Plexiglass light lens with large crack over dish washing area. Back door without self-closer, side bar with ineffective self-closer.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

El Sombrero No. 6
5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

June 5
Lanier National Speedway
1 Raceway Drive, Braselton
Score: 62, Grade: U
No certified food safety manager. Small chest freezer wedged in space between hand sink (in front of hand sink) and grill in main concession. Nacho cheese being reheated on steam table.
Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and corndogs being hold held in large heating cabinet at below required hot holding temperature of 135 degrees F. Required sampling report for well not given to Environmental Health Department as required. Neither main concession nor pit concession have most recent inspection posted in public view. Upper deck ladies restrooms without a single covered trash container. Wall behind hand sink in main concession and wall behind both 3-compartment in both kitchens deteriorating.
Floors needs better cleaning at floor/wall juncture behind cook line main concession. Set of lights over steam line and dish washing area (main concession) missing end caps to seat fluorescent lights in plastic sheaths.
Screen door at pit concession all broken up and does not shut. Both doors in main concession with either missing threshold (back door) or screen damaged and side door swollen and does not shut.
Inspector: Wentworth

June 7
Shooters Tavern
1701 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Drinks in kitchen in plastic cups (Coke glasses) with lids and straws. Cutting boards on “ledge” in front of hand sink on cook line. Slicer with dried food debris on knife ring (blade holder) back of blade and slung on back of motor.
Inspector: Wentworth

Rabbit Town Cafe
2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Coffee stirrers must be individually wrapped or dispensed to protect them from any possible contamination. Side door has gap where weather stripping is missing on frame that allows for insect entry.
Inspector: Wentworth

Hibachi Buffet

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 117, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Cici’s Pizza
250 John Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Handsinks used to dump food, etc. Ice machine has mold, mildew; ice maker on soda machine has mold, mildew. Gaskets on walk-in cooler and make line cooler need replacing ASAP. Dumpster open. Hood system over pizza oven requires detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Moe’s Southwest Grill
333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Tea dispenser in customer service area not covered. Utensils, bottles, caps, etc. stored with dried food debris.
Employee prepping food without hair restraint. Vegetable prep and three-compartment sinks need to be resealed to wall. Gaskets on make line have heavy accumulation of mold, mildew.
Shield protecting sink has mold, mildew. Floors under shelving and equipment need better cleaning. Hood system needs cleaning — dust and grease accumulation. Fly strip over vegetable prep sink — remove fly strip.
Inspector: McDuffie

June 8
Rick’s Smokin Pig BBQ
130 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Suite I, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth
June 9
Golden Buddha
3715 Mundy Mill Road,
Score: 91, Grade: A
Hand sink in kitchen being used for dumping food and rinsing towels.
Cleaning cloths on counters, tables, equipment. Gaskets on make lines have mold, mildew and food debris. Floor throughout need detailed cleaning. Dust accumulation in hood system.
Inspector: McDuffie

Windows Restaurant

7000 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 92, Grade: A
Hand sink in dishwashing/cook line area without paper towels at start of inspection. Current inspection posted behind plants about 3 feet off the floor. Bulk creamer dispensing tube not cut on a diagonal, leaving no more than 1 inch protruding from dispenser. Compactor site with accumulation of leakage from compactor.
Inspector: Wentworth

Old McDonald’s Bar-B-Q
5774 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A
Current inspection not posted. Shelving in walk-in cooler needs to be cleaned to prevent dust, food from falling into food.
Shelves in dishroom (for clean kitchenware) dusty. Ceiling panels buckled. Baseboard needs repair behind cook line.
Floor needs cleaning behind cook line especially behind fryer. Floor in dry storage needs a good sweeping.
Inspector: Wentworth

June 10

Jeannie’s Cafe And Deli
6274 Ga. 52, Gillsville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Jugs of bleach stored on shelf with canned goods in dry storage above all other dry storage. Restroom door still needs self-closer installed. Restroom doors must be tight-fitting and have a self-closer. Several places in kitchen where floor tiles are missing and bare, damaged wood flooring is exposed.
Dry storage room with painted floor where most of paint is worn off and bare concrete floor is exposed. Floors must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent.
Wood baseboard not sealed at floor/wall juncture behind cook line — grease, food accumulating in crack. FRP not sealed to wall beside cook line. Floors need a good cleaning throughout kitchen, dry storage under and behind equipment. Only one set of fluorescent lights in operation in kitchen.
 Area over 3-compartment sink and prep are too dark for proper cleaning of area, equipment, utensils and prepping food. Flies still numerous in establishment.
Vector machine installed with sticky pads overloaded with flies. Vector machine installed over freezer where ice is stored and scooped.
Inspector: Wentworth

Jennifer Messer

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