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Kitchen Inspections for May 10-16
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 25-May 2 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.

May 10

The Bradford House and Gardens

6648 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Sanitizer concentration in spray bottle tested 600 ppm per test strips and not recommended level per manufacturer’s instructions.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

The Shack

5825 Lanier Island Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

May 13

Arby’s No. 5421

3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Wiping cloth sanitizer solution (quats) tested less than 150 ppm than manufacturer’s recommendations. Walls have food residue, and some holes in wall in kitchen.

Inspector: Finch

La Mejor De Michoacan

730 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Dishes that are food-contact surfaces not being sanitized, after being cleaned. Ice scoop laying on top of ice machine, directly on top. Both dumpsters with lids, doors open. Trash and grease on ground in dumpster area.

Inspector: Donna Black

Lula Family Cafe

6018 Athens St., Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Sweet House BBQ

5340 Cornelia Highway, Building 3, Alto

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

May 15

Camp Hope

7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Target Store T-2387

5865 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Floors underneath equipment and at floor and wall junctures with accumulation.

Inspector: Black

May 16

Pop’s Place

5614 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 70, Grade: C

Employee cutting tomatoes with bare hands. Hand sink in kitchen that is only one is blocked in the front, and has bucket of dirty cloths stored inside. No paper towels provided to dry hands after washing. Raw chicken, fish stored on bottom of cooler, with ready-to-eat foods all stored next to raw foods. Foods without date marking. Foods stored on floor in kitchen, and a few canned goods outside on porch. Cloths used for food-contact surfaces not stored in sanitizer between uses. No chemical buckets set up at all. Single-service cups, lids, plates stored on floor and outside on porch.

Inspector: Black


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