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Kitchen inspections for Nov. 16-20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 16-20 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

Nov. 16

El Rodeo Restaurant Bar
1736 Atlanta Highway, Suite 500-700, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Green’s Tavern
4856 Hog Mountain Road, Suite B, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Slicer stored with food debris. Icemaker has mold and mildew on baffle and upper surfaces. Soda guns have mold and mildew. Three-compartment sink by warewasher needs to be scraped out and resealed to wall to prevent water running behind. Warewasher needs to be cleaned inside and outside at least once each 24 hours. Hood system dripping grease. Floors must be cleaned better; standing water, trash, food debris on floor, behind equipment, especially in bar; walls throughout need immediate attention; ceiling tiles should be taken down, cleaned, returned.
Inspector: McDuffie

Target Store T-2387
5865 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Single serve items in containers need changing out more frequently. Cabinets need to be cleaned out often enough to be free of accumulations; most coolers need detailed cleaning for gaskets and interiors. Floors throughout, especially under, behind equipment need to be thoroughly cleaned to the floor and wall juncture to prevent insect and rodent attraction.
Inspector: McDuffie

Woods Mill Academy
715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

Nov. 19

Folk’s
1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Brenau University Dining Room
1 Centennial Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Eat At Thai
975 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Hood system must be cleaned immediately to prevent grease and dust blowing onto food and food contact surfaces. Grease, dust accumulations behind and under equipment and cook line; clean floor to floor and wall juncture to prevent insect and rodent attraction; cove molding needs resealing in many areas to seal floor and wall juncture; wall surfaces behind warewasher and cookline need much better cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

El Taco Veloz No. 3
950 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Icemaker lid broken off. Walk in cooler door needs replacing or repair. Leak by icemaker. Area next to cookline must be repaired. Floor, walls and ceiling all need immediate attention; replace cove molding in area, repair tile floor, repair FRP wall surfaces, replace ceiling tiles with approved type. Ceiling tiles and light fixtures throughout kitchen must be cleaned; ceiling tiles should be replaced if they are not of approved type. Light fixture shields need to be removed and replaced if broken, cleaned thoroughly, and replaced in ceiling. Floor area under icemaker has trash and a large accumulation of mold, mildew.
Inspector: McDuffie

Hong Kong King Buffet
635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Gaskets on most coolers must be replaced ASAP to provide smooth, durable, easily cleanable surfaces. Freezer has an icing issue. Most sinks need to be resealed to walls to prevent water running behind. Hood system needs to be cleaned immediately to prevent grease dripping onto food and food contact surfaces. Grease container has dripped into dumpster enclosure and then onto parking lot.
Inspector: McDuffie

Nov. 20

Skate Country
2276 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Hollywood 15 Cinemas
120 Greenhill Circle NW, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Three-compartment sink needs to be resealed to walls to prevent water running behind. Counter tops need to be monitored for damage. Counter and cabinet interiors need detailed cleaning more frequently. Floors throughout kitchen need much better cleaning, especially under and behind equipment. Floor surfaces and walls under drink stations need much better cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Several gaskets (makeline, reach in freezer, walk in cooler) damaged. Most sinks need to be resealed to walls — caulk has mold and mildew — reseal all sinks to walls to prevent water running behind. Ansul system, other high areas in kitchen have grease and dust accumulations. Gaskets on most coolers need better cleaning. Several wall surfaces heavily damaged. Some tiles used as cove molding are not sealed to walls. Floors throughout kitchen with broken and cracked tiles. Walls behind warewasher and other equipment have mold and mildew.
Inspector: McDuffie

Road Atlanta DBA The Paddock Grille
5300 Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Panera Bread
625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Luna’s Restaurant
200 Main St. NW, Suite 102, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Bruster’s
165 John W. Morrow Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Starbuck’s Coffee Company
821 Dawsonville Highway,
Suite 210, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

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