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Kitchen Inspections for Nov. 8-14
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 15-16 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. 8


5200 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Consumer advisory posted on wall next to cash register. Unpackaged ribs, packaged beef laying in water in meat sink thawing. Bus tub of frozen catfish fillets on drain board at meat sink. Vegetables being washed at pre-wash sink for dishwasher (not used), but on drain board next to sink; kitchenware is being air-dried. Hot water does not meet requirement at any sink. Water from kitchen sink (drain) flowing onto ground behind restaurant. “Click” screen installed in back doorway does not fit tight together and along door frame edge to keep insects out when the solid door is left open.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Old McDonald’s Bar-B-Q

5774 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 97, Grade: A

A half-chub of raw hamburger in two-door sandwich unit labeled with a use or freeze by date of Nov. 6 (container it was in labeled Nov. 1).

Inspector: Wentworth

Nov. 12

Blimpie Subs & Salads

4949 Lanier Island Parkway, Suite 110, Buford

Score: 99, Grade: A

Gaskets torn on sandwich prep coolers. Large ice build up inside on condenser. Shelves underneath self-service area, shelf over prep area, insides of food cover for rack with residue.

Inspector: Donna Black

Nov. 13

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

1195 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Cloth storage buckets without measurable sanitizer in all of them.

Inspector: Wentworth

Gainesville Bowling Center

2317 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Barewood shelf used beneath microwave. Ceiling tiles in kitchen damaged from leaks and one broken.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Hall County Jail

1700 Barber Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

No paper towels in employee (inmates’) restrooms. Employee (inmate) restroom sink plumbing leaking and not available for use.

Inspector: Finch

Longstreet Cafe

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Raw meats in walk-in cooler not separated properly based off cooking temperatures (i.e. chicken on top of beef, raw meat next to ready-to-eat food). No chlorine test strips available at dishwashing machine, and employees unaware of correct test strip to use.

Inspector: Finch

Nov. 14

Cosa Nostra Italian Kitchen

118 Main St. NW, Suite 11, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

East Hall Middle School

4120 East Hall Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Marco’s Pizza

4029 Winder Highway, Suite 440, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth


3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Tadmore Elementary School

3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Tasty Grill

1421 Athens St., Suite B, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

World Language Academy at Chestnut Mountain

4670 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Stacking clean and sanitized kitchenware in vegetable prep sink for air-drying. Wall below front end of dish machine and pre-wash sprayer area is peeling large amount of paint.

Inspector: Wentworth

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