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Kitchen inspections for June 7-9
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 7-9 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 7

International House of Pancakes
430 Broad Street, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Ham, chicken, beef in bottom of prep cooler with temps 52 F to 55 F. Gravy from yesterday in walk-in cooler with temperature of 56 F.
Inspector: Donna Black

Friendly Restaurant
1421 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 73, Grade: C
Food handlers not washing hands between many glove changes, or at all, as required. Only hand sanitizer available for hand cleanser in restroom. Can of RAID on top of freezer in kitchen for use with flies in establishment. Bag of frozen chicken wings laying in wash compartment of three-compartment sink for thawing. Can thaw meat in three-compartment sink as long as sink compartment is cleaned and sanitized before use, the meat is put into a container and thawed under running cool water. No food temperature measuring device available to monitor cooked, hot and cold-held foods and reheated food temperatures. Butcher display cooler with condensate dripping off drip pan inside into pan that contains hot dogs and onto foil covering items in cooler. Current inspection not posted. Gloves not always changed between tasks or when soiled. Shelving covered with foil that is worn and ripped and covered with food debris. No sanitizer test strips available to monitor the strength of sanitizer to be used in three-compartment sink and cloth storage containers. Personal items on prep table with food prep.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

3885 Mundy Mill Road Suite, No. 104, Oakwood
Score: 88, Grade: B
Manual dish washing set up incorrectly. Cardboard on many surfaces. Cutting board has mold, mildew and food stains. Surfaces of equipment have grease, food debris, etc., Hand sink up front needs hot water faucet repaired. Live ants in kitchen. Screen door torn.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

1711 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Knife stored in between cooler and counter. Gloves rinsed off with water. Several prep coolers and beer coolers with heavy volume of water pooling in bottoms.
Inspector: Black

5458 McEver Road, Suite C4, Flowery Branch
Score: 89, Grade: B
Interior of microwave has splatters and food debris. Slicer has grease and food debris. Thermometers missing from most coolers freezers. Gaskets damaged on reach-in cooler. Interior of cabinets and cabinet doors have grease and food debris. Floors throughout need immediate detailed cleaning. Heavy accumulations of food, trash, grease under all equipment, counters, tables, etc.
Inspector: McDuffie

Taco Bell
3614 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Irish Bred Pub and Grill
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B12, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Mold and mildew on ice machine baffle, slicer had dried food debris on blade and guard. Cooling methods not properly implemented to ensure foods cooled properly to temperature requirements. Coke nozzle gun holder and ice scoop holder at bar had food debris, mold and mildew in holder. Spoons, knives and forks on kitchen prep table, stored in silverware holders with lip, food contact surface pointing up. Wooden knife block is not approved material for food contact surface or knife storage due to not being able to clean and sanitize thoroughly. Porcelain bowl used for flour scoop located in bulk floor container. Lids and several containers brittle and breaking. Sanitizer test strips not available for chlorine and ammonium chloride sanitizer.
Inspector: Finch

June 8

Waffle House No. 615
3175 Frontage Road, Gaineville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Biscuit Delite
3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Pork Sausage patties in cooler to cool and reheat for back-up, but patties are still 89 F to 97 F at about two hours in cooler. Screen fell out of order window and has not been replaced.
Inspector: Wentworth

Knuckleheads Sports Pub and Restaurant
5466 McEver Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 78, Grade: C
Employee slicing carrots with bare hands. Personal drinks on prep area, one drink touching carrots. Chicken, hamburgers, steaks, cheese, fish, shrimp, in drawer cooler with temperature 61 F to 65 F.
Inspector: Black

Chef Wang No. 2 Chinese Restaurant
4995 E. Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 86, Grade: B
Plastic containers stored with mold and mildew, dried food debris and grease. Employee prepping food without hair restraint. Damaged gaskets on cooler doors. Gaskets on cooler doors have accumulations of food debris and grease. Floors, walls and ceilings all have food debris, grease and dirt. Screen door has a gap at the top.
Inspector: McDuffie

Green's Tavern
4856 Hog Mountain Road Suite B, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gaskets on walk-in cooler and freezer are damaged. Hood system dripping grease. Dumpster open. Trash and boxes in Dumpster enclosure. Floors need better cleaning around water heater and under and behind equipment and in corners, especially in bar areas. Floor in freezer has trash.
Inspector: McDuffie

Poor Richards
1702 Park Hill Drive, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Employee touching ready to eat bread with bare hands. Several coolers in bar that hold only glasses and bottles of wine with heavy mold accumulation.
Inspector: Black

Dairy Queen
3156 Frontage Road, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Food employee discarded trash while wearing gloves to Dumpster. Sanitizer buckets for cloths not manufacturer's recommended concentration of 150-400 ppm.
Inspector: Finch

June 9

Chick-Fil-A Longstreet
Lobby of Longstreet Clinic, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
No paper towels at back hand sink.
Inspector: Black

Burger King No. 5920
3703 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
658 Dawsonville Highway Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Hungry Hippo's Wings N' Phillys
272 Dawsonville Highway Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Chili's No. 558
669 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Top of Gainesville
787 Hospital Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

El Sombrero No. 11
891 Dawsonville Highway Suite No. 110, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Several food items stored on floor, pot of shredded cheese and container of ground beef in walk-in cooler. Canned tomatoes stacked in kitchen on floor.
Inspector: Finch


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