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Kitchen inspections for May 17-26
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 17-26 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 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.

May 17
Taqueria El Mirador No. 4
2275 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Food service establishments were required to have a CFSM on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Date marking system not consistent. Cove molding and tile broken by mop sink.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Las Palomas
3050 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
Georgia law required a CFSM be on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Foods in reach-in cooler dated May 12 to May 16 are all out of temperature. Aluminum foil covering surfaces. Cove molding stapled to wall.
Inspector: McDuffie

Taqueria El Mirador No. 3
2275 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Georgia law required a CFSM be on staff by Dec. 1, 2009.
Inspector: McDuffie

Subway/The Pantry — KE No. 3342
5804 Cornelia Highway, Alto
Score: 94, Grade: A
Drink in plastic cup without lid or straw at hand sink at front line. Trash can in front of hand sink at front line. Gap where mop sink meets floor needs to be sealed to prevent food spills, water from accumulating in this gap. Gap around plumbing (drain) for hand sink needs to be sealed to keep wall smooth and easily cleanable. Cordless phone and personal cell phone on cutting board of steam unit on front line.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

May 18
Butcher BarBQ Company
120 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
Meat smoked on the approved mobile unit but mobile unit not on restaurant site. Chopper for french fries left with food debris from last use two days ago and used before cleaning and sanitizing. Several knives on magnet needed better cleaning — food debris at juncture of blade and handle. Current inspection not posted in establishment. Need to move inspection out from corner behind seating so customers can view from one foot away. Sanitizer solution in three-compartment sink with accumulation of food debris. Prep sink compartments, drainboard with accumulation of food debris. Table tops under counter mounted equipment with accumulation of food debris. Shelving greasy — keep all nonfood contact surfaces clean. Floors still need better cleaning at floor/wall juncture in back prep area and under behind front serving line equipment.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 19
Back Yard Burgers
4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 83, Grade: B
Bottles of water for employees for drinks in kitchen. Most of the lexan (plastic) containers/lids on shelf next to three-compartment sink have been stored greasy. Mixer shafts sticky from last use (yesterday). Prelabeled bottle for “Heavy Duty Degreaser” filled with glass cleaner. Single-service spoon that was used to serve cole slaw from bulk container laying in container on top of slaw with lid on in walk-in cooler. Store with handle out of product or remove from container. Floors under, behind drive-through equipment with accumulation of trash, food debris. More detailed cleaning needed at floor/wall juncture in kitchen and under foot pedals at hand sinks. Hood vents do not fit tight over grill — need to check, replace to keep air flow proper and to prevent grease from accumulating in hood.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 20
The Inn Between Deli
965 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

The Big Bear Cafe
893 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Two-door cooler not maintaining required temperatures. Cove molding missing in most of kitchen.
Inspector: McDuffie

New York’s Famous Beef Franks
996 Athens St., Suite D, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Some gaskets torn.
Inspector: McDuffie

Turnstile Deli-Falcon Parkway
4400 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
“New” hot holding cabinet not maintaining foods in hot holding at required 135 degrees or above (121-127 degrees).
Inspector: Wentworth

May 21
Brad’s Grill
528 Bradford St. SW,
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gaskets on double door cooler need replacing.
Inspector: McDuffie

1402 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center
1545 Community Way NE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

Uncle Louie G
118 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

2151 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Coke nozzles with buildup of dried syrup. Some mold buildup on end of metal ice machine baffel. Ice bin at coke dispenser in dining room needs cleaning out before use. In-house made food items (pre-portioned items) past 7-day use or dispose of date. Many dry cloths laying on prep surfaces at cook line for wiping hands, surfaces. Grease on ground in front of grease container and on edge of concrete pad in front of container. Floor in dry storage needs a good cleaning — especially under/behind freezers and in corners and floor/wall junctures. Floor needs good cleaning at floor/wall juncture under dish machine. Floor damaged in walk-in cooler — one of the panels no longer fastened and bent (up). Boom box on prep table. Can put on top of cooler to be listened to while working — always wash hands after tuning.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 24

3470 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 92, Grade: A
Drinks in food prep areas must be single service cups with tight fitting lids and straws. No paper towels in men’s room and back hand-washing sink. Pans and containers stacked wetnested. Check CO2 unit. Keep side sliding doors to Dumpster closed. Walls around CO2 and syrup boxes need cleaned; wipe down bug light.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Los Tres Hermanos
2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
CFSM was required to be on staff within 90 days of permitting (by Jan. 30, 2010). Cold held foods in make line out of temperature. Hot held foods out of temperature. Food not date marked.
Inspector: McDuffie

Kentucky Fried Chicken
3711 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 90, Grade: A
Metal pieces and food debris on can opener. Layers of food debris and greasy residue on pans and containers. Water dripping onto foods in WI cooler and freezer. Pans and containers stacked wetnested. Clean dust out of ceiling vents in food prep storage areas. Remove old unused equipment from establishment; equipment coated in grease and have residue.
Inspector: Hoffhines

American Deli
150 Peal Nix Parkway, Suite E7, Gainesville
Score: 81, Grade: B
Tomato slicer stored with food debris. Establishment made the decision to use time as a public health control for cooling wings — this requires a log to be kept for temperature. No thermometers in walk in freezer and cooler. Employee handling food without hair restraint.
Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 1178
1240 Candler Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Makeline cooler has puddling water in back corner. Mold, mildew on WI condenser fan guard and drainage pipe.
Inspector: Hoffhines

Dairy Burger
984 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Grease collection container on ground.
Inspector: McDuffie

Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe
5510 Main St., Flowery Branch
Score: 80, Grade: B
Food employee eating behind counter of food prep area. Reach-in cooler (display case) not at 41 degree F or below. Interior of reach-in coolers and freezer dirty in interior and at door. Beneath counters, exterior of containers, storage tray and exterior of some kitchenware need thorough cleaning. Clean floors all the way to the floor wall juncture more frequently. Evidence of rodent activity in dry storage.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

May 25

El Sombrero No. 1
1435 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Pans, utensils, etc. stored wet. Gasket on make line damaged. Gaskets have accumulation of dried food, etc. Cove tile missing.
Inspector: McDuffie

El Sombrero No. 11
891 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 110, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on ice maker baffle.
Inspector: McDuffie

730 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 80, Grade: B
Georgia law required that a CFSM be on staff by Dec. 1, 2009. Hand sink blocked in area behind counters. No date marking system in place. Freezer is freezing solid and causing frozen condensation in adjacent walk-in cooler. Storage on floor. Employee without hair restraint.
Inspector: McDuffie

May 26

The Grill at Chicopee Woods
2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Soda diffusers have accumulations. Prescription, med, makeup, cigarettes all stored on top of food.
Inspector: McDuffie

3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Kiku Japanese Steak & Sushi House
821 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 260, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

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

Jennifer Messer

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