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Kitchen Inspections for May 9-May 15
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 9-15 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 processes 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 at health.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.

May 9

El Rodeo Restaurant

1736 Atlanta Highway, Suite 500-700, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Walls beside prep sink and next to grill area with debris.

Inspector: Donna Black


May 12

Chestatee Academy Of Inquiry And Talent Development

2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Lisa Nguyen


El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

1830 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

Cooked beef, rice, beans without seven-day expiration dates. Containers of foods being stored in cooler on top of uncovered foods. No test strips available to check sanitizer.

Inspector: Black


New Holland Core Knowledge Academy

170 Barn St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Sardis Enrichment School

2805 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Nguyen


Summer’s Landing At Limestone

2030 Windward Lane, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Hand sinks appear to be rusting. Walls behind dish machine, three-compartment sink and prep area with debris. Floors underneath grill area and behind ice machine with debris.

Inspector: Black


May 13

Blimpie Subs And Salads

4949 Lanier Island Parkway, Suite 110, Buford

Score: 94, Grade: A

Ice dispenser at self-serve ice/Coke machine with heavy mold buildup inside of dispenser. Gaskets torn on sandwich prep cooler.

Inspector: Black


Cabos Mex Grill II

7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 150, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

Drinks on prep counters not in approved containers. Floors underneath dish area, grill area, underneath equipment in bar with residue.

Inspector: Black


Gainesville Home Cooking

250 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Suite 104, Gainesville

Score: 66, Grade: U

Food employees did not wash hands between task change or glove change. Dirty wiping cloths used to wipe prep tables and shelves. Slime noted in crevices of ice machine. Raw chicken in five-gallon bucket on top of ice container temped at 73. Meatloaf, shredded meat casserole, and ribs prepped and cooked over several days without seven-day discard date. Flour, cornstarch, sugar and chicken bouillon powder without identifiable label. Bucket of bell peppers and onion stored on floor and under hand sink. Ready-to-eat items such as strawberries prepped on dishwashing storage table. Wiping cloths are dirty and lying around on tables. Single-use gloves must be used only one task at a time and changed if switching tasks and/or stations. Dirty buildup around corners of the floor, under shelves and tables.

Inspector: Nguyen


May 14

Firehouse Subs

3650 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Gainesville High School

850 Century Place, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


World Language Academy At Chestnut Mountain

4670 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Nguyen


May 15

Chestnut Mountain Creative School Of Inquiry

4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Nguyen


Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy

1340 Enota Ave., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Mount Vernon Exploratory School

4844 Jim Hood Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Mule Camp Tavern

322 Spring St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Cardboard used as shelving for condiments. Leak in back kitchen hand sink drain. Personal phone located on top of prep table in kitchen. Light bulbs above grill without shields/guards.

Inspector: Nguyen


Wood’s Mill Academy

715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Charles Phelps

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