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Kitchen inspections for March 2-3
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 2-3 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.


March 2

Taqueria El Mirador No. 3
2275 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Hand sink blocked with pans, etc. No dating system in place. Hood system dripping grease.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Taqueria El Mirador No. 4
2275 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
Food service establishments were required to have a CFSM on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Date marking system not in place. Pork thawing at room temp in a bowl. Inspection posted in restaurant is for mobile unit; post most recent inspection as soon as it is received. Gasket on upright freezer damaged.
Inspector: McDuffie

Taqueria Silao
1710 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food stored next to hand sink. Cloths laying on counters.
Inspector: Donna Black

La Flor de Jalisco
1299 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on interior surfaces of drink cooler, dispenser.
Inspector: McDuffie

Subway No. 3322
1260 Candler Highway
Score: 96, Grade: A
Box of chips on floor-store all foods 6 inches above floor to protect from possible contamination. Cloths laying out on prep tables.
Inspector: Black

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
1834 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 57, Grade: U
Georgia law required a CFSM on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Employee drinks in open glass, open bottle. Most foods not covered. Mold, mildew on outer surfaces and dispenser area of drink dispenser. Hot held foods below required temperatures. No date-marking system in place. Home roach powder stored with food. No thermometer in cooler. Dirty cloths on counters, equipment; no sanitizer buckets set up. No inspection posted. Foil on several surfaces: remove foil as it is not smooth, durable, or easily cleanable. No sanitizer test strips. Hood system dripping grease. Floors throughout, especially under equipment, need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

March 3

Turnstile Deli
109 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food handlers working in kitchen without proper hair restraint (no restraint). Dishwasher (chemical sanitizing) not reaching required temperature of 120 degrees. Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Pupuseria El Guanaco Mex Grill
3616 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 86, Grade: B
Georgia law required a CFSM on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. No dating system. Gaskets on make line damaged.
Inspector: McDuffie.000
700 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
3446 Winder Highway, Suite 0, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Sodexo at Wrigley Manufacturing Co.
400 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 90, Grade: A
Salad bar foods above required temperatures. Hot foods on buffet below required temperatures. Floors throughout need detailed cleaning, especially under equipment, shelves.
Inspector: McDuffie

Woody's Pharmacy Inc.
5226 Dahlonega Highway, Clermont
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Red Lobster No. 612
1707 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie


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