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Kitchen inspections for March 5-11
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec. 20-26 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 athealth.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

March 5

Mac’s Pit Stop Grill LLC

4251 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

Project Success Lanier Career Academy

2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Taco Bell No. 27506

1452 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

No current certified food safety manager on staff. Front hand sink in kitchen not reaching required 100 degrees.
Inspector: Black

March 6

East Hall High School

3534 East Hall Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Rodent evidence in storage room and in container used to store utensils. Small ladybugs, beetles in dry storage on ceiling, floor.

Inspector: Finch

East Hall Middle School

4120 East Hall Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

El Sombrero No. 11

891 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 110, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Foods in two-door coolers without covers on foods. No dates on foods in walk-in cooler (cheese dip, beans). Walls throughout kitchen, including in wait area, with food residue.

Inspector: Black

Inman Perk Coffee

102 Washington St. NW, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Homemade spinach artichoke dip, hotel pan of lasagna and chickpeas with celery and cheese all supplied by nonpermitted wholesale supplier in 8-ounce sized containers by Easy B’s Kitchen.

Inspector: Finch

Lula Elementary School

6130 Chattahoochee St., Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Mellow Mushroom

700 Green St., Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handlers with beard longer than half inch.

Inspector: Black

March 7

Dumond’s Place

5200 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Dunkin’ Donuts

3629 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A

Outsides of bulk-food dispersers, shelves with food residue. Floors underneath equipment, shelves with food residue.

Inspector: Black

El Rey Mexican Restaurant

380 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 91, Grade: A

Beans cooling for three hours, temperature at 95 degrees.

Inspector: Black

Shoney’s On The Go

4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Knives on knife rack with residue. Pans, containers on shelf with food residue. Walk-in cooler with leaks at seams in ceiling and leak at condenser pipe.

Inspector: Black

March 10

Chick-fil-A At Guilford

1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Moe’s Southwest Grill

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Drink bottles and cans on prep table and front counter. Floors underneath cook lines, behind ice machine, underneath three-compartment sink area and rest of kitchen with food residue. Walls behind ice machine, dish area, prep area with food residue.

Inspector: Black

Schlotzsky’s Deli

302 Broad St., Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Stevie B’s Pizza

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 119, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Food handler without hair restraint. Cloths laying on prep counters. Single-service cups being used as scoops in foods.

Inspector: Black

March 11

Brandon’s Cafe and Catering

2052 Candler Road, Suite 5, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

National food safety certification not obtained since issuance of food service permit.

Inspector: Finch

Brenau East Bistro

1001 Chestnut St. SE 200, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Burger King No. 3800

806 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Floors near ice cream machine area has worn grout creating water-holding areas. No lights working in walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Finch

Chef Wang Chinese Restaurant

275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

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