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Kitchen Inspections for March 1-8
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 1-8 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 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. Establishments with drive-thru 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.

March 1

Sidebar 120

120 Bradford St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

No permits, certifications, business licenses, etc. posted.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

March 4

Angie’s Cafe

5540 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

March 5

Rabbit Town Cafe

2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Suite E, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Icemaker interior has mold, mildew. Warewasher has accumulations inside and out.

Inspector: McDuffie

March 7

The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant No. 1881

1175 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Many of the tongs, above prep station for storage, with dried food debris on food contact surfaces. Knives stored in box with dried food debris, and used and stored. Inside of ice machine with buildup of slime; mold in chute and around chutes. Cook texting during break.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

March 8

Old McDonald’s Barbecue

5774 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Hotel pans, small lexan containers being stacked wet after cleaning and sanitizing. Outsides of lexan containers, metal hotel pans on shelf with sticker residue, and residue accumulation on bottom of metal pans. Both doors to outside — one from cook area, and one from dry storage — have gaps to outside when closed. Dry storage door at threshold, and door from cook area, has gap above door.

Inspector: Wentworth

El Rodeo Restaurant Bar LLC

1736 Atlanta Highway Suite 500-700, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Popeyes Fried Chicken

821 Jesse Jewell Parkway

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Scott’s Downtown

131 Bradford St. NW, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Salad prep person wearing bracelet and ornate rings during prep. Salad person also working without proper hair restraint for ponytail.

Inspector: Wentworth

Charles Phelps

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