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Kitchen inspections for May 3 - 10
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 3-10 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 at
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

May 3

Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels
430 Prior St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

Hall County Senior Center
434 Prior St., Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Box of single service items on floor.
Inspector: Black

Chestatee Middle School

2740 Fran Mar Drive,
Score: 93, Grade: A
Wiping cloths for serving line stored in container without sanitizer. More detailed cleaning needed under serving line shelving — water, food crumbs accumulated on these shelves. Backflow preventer (vacuum breaker) on hot water rinse for dishwasher appears to be leaking. Floor needs better cleaning under, behind milk crates and dunnage racks used for snack storage in dry storage and under ice machine.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

May 4

Gainesville Middle School
1581 Community Way, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

E.E. Butler Headstart/Pre-K

1300 Old Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces with no detectable amount of sanitizer in bucket.
Inspector: Black

Spout Springs Elementary
6640 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Sprayer with unlabeled chemical content sitting in mop sink. Gaskets on pass-through doors need a good cleaning — accumulation of mold, mildew. Shelving under prep tables (used for kitchenware storage) greasy, dusty. Tops of rolling bins for bulk storage sticky and dusty. Floors need better cleaning under equipment in kitchen — 2-door freezer, pass-through units, ice machine, front corner under dishmachine — accumulation of dirt, crumbs, etc.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 5

Centennial Elementary School
815 Century Place,
Score: 96, Grade: A
Spatula, slicer top with food residue.
Inspector: Black

Gainesville High School

850 Century Place,
Score: 95, Grade: A
Pans, scoop, knife, mixer bowl with residue. Ceiling in employees restroom with mold and paint, sheetrock falling — ceiling tile over dish machine damaged.
Inspector: Black

Sardis Elementary

2805 Sardis Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Final rinse pressure of hot water sanitizing dishmachine above required 15-25 psi.
Inspector: Wentworth

Taqueria La Fogata Caliente
5120 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite C, Murrayville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Cooked pinto beans out on prep table for cooling. Foods prepared over 24 hours not labeled in 2-door cooler. Cooking utensils in stainless steel container at prep table with handles down in container so food contact portion of utensil was handles for use. Hood dripping grease off bottom — needs to be cleaned. Back door propped open in kitchen — must have screen or air curtain (fly fan) in door way to limit insect entry into kitchen.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 6

Enota Elementary
1340 Enota Ave. N.E.,
Score: 95, Grade: A
Pressure gauge on dishmachine reading 60 psi. Water pooled on floor throughout kitchen and dust on ceiling tiles.
Inspector: Black

World Language Academy

4670 Winder Highway,
Flowery Branch
Score: 84, Grade: B
Final rinse pressure for hot water sanitizing dishmachine not reaching required pressure of 15 to 25 psi. Walk-in cooler not maintaining food at required 41 degrees or below. Mop sink needs to be sealed to wall at right side to keep food, trash from accumulating in crack between mop sink and walk-in cooler. Lids of rolling containers under prep table very greasy, dusty — need more frequent cleaning. Fluorescent lights over serving line with food splatters — need more frequent cleaning. Mops, brooms stored at back door with dirt, water accumulating in brooms and mops leaning on building. Properly store maintenance equipment. More detailed cleaning needed of floors under dishmachine (under, around pipe that lays on floor), in corners, floor/wall junctures. Clean ceiling tiles around wall fans where debris has been accumulating.
Inspector: Wentworth

Mulligan’s at Reunion Golf Club
7000 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton
Score: 88, Grade: B
Drink cups sitting on cutting board. Large accumulation of slime mold on ice machine baffle. Clean and sanitize bin periodically (once a month). Wiping cloth laying on cutting board. Sanitizer solution cloudy — change frequently. Dumpster area needs cleaning — some trash and accumulation of leaf litter that can become harborage area for insects, rodents.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 7

Lakeview Academy
796 Lakeview Drive,
Score: 95, Grade: A
Cardboard box laying on top of uncovered pizza in freezer. Office items (tape, labels, matches, etc.) in drawer with utensils, aprons, towels on top of cans and hanging on shelves with utensils.
Inspector: Black

Gainesville Elementary School
1145 McEver Road,
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Riverside Military Academy
2100 Riverside Drive,
Score: 100 Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Double D Burger
2236 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Grease dripping in enclosure. Floors need better cleaning throughout. Hood system dripping grease, dust.
Inspector: McDuffie

Fair Street Elementary
695 Fair St., Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Water dripping from seams in ceiling of walk in cooler. Underneath mixer (floor) with residue and needs to be cleaned better.
Inspector: Black

Back Yard Burgers

4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 67, Grade: U
Front hand sink blocked by handled dust pan. Can opener blade and gear with accumulation of food debris and metal shavings. Utensils stored in basket above 3-compartment sink stored dirty. Vegetable preparation sink dirty and greasy. Ice machine with mold buildup on walls of bin (next to baffle). Lemonade dispenser nozzle moldy. Scoop in sugar container encrusted with tea-stained sugar.
Shake collars being stored in running water dipper well that is not flowing enough to allow food particles to float off. Leftover hamburgers used for chili. Already prepared chili and mushroom sauce without date labeling in walk-in cooler. Bleach bottle under preparation sink with label torn off.
Pre-labled bottle for degrease filled with window cleaner in dry storage. Bottle of degreaser on prep table next to grill, bottle of bleach on drainboard next to prep sink. Thermometer broken in reach-in cooler under oven. Food handler without proper hair restraint. Opening inspection from over a year ago is still posted for public viewing.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 10

Stevi B’s Pizza
1500 Brown’s Bridge Road, Suite 119, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Buildup on can opener blade and face; food debris and residue on utensils stored in bin at prep sink; residue along drainboard, walls and bottom of prep sink. Bulk food not labeled. Cups stored stacked wet nested. Scoops for bulk foods are single service.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines
Jennifer Messer

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