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Kitchen inspections for Oct. 12-18
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 12-18 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-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

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Oct. 12

Raspados El Puesto, LLC
2121 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Oct. 15

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
3446 Winder Highway, Suite 0, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Pans, containers stacked wet on shelves.
Inspector: Donna Black

3724 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 99, Grade: A
Most sinks no longer securely sealed to wall to prevent water running behind. Gaskets on chicken cooler and walk-in damaged and hood system needs cleaning to prevent grease blowing onto food, food contact surfaces; gaskets on most coolers have grease, food debris.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Krystal — ATLF 18
3470 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 90, Grade: A
Icemaker still has a large accumulation of mold, mildew on interior surfaces. Gaskets on make lines still damaged, grease container still with grease on exterior surfaces and floor/wall juncture throughout most of kitchen needs resealing, both at floor level and where cove ends.
Inspector: McDuffie

3875 Mundy Mill Road , Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Oct. 16

Cabos Mex Grill II
7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 150, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Flowery Branch Elementary School
5544 Radford Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
Mold, mildew accumulation in ice maker. Live roach on dishwasher.
Inspector: McDuffie

South Hall Middle School
4335 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Oct. 18

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
1830 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Uncut vegetables (onions, peppers, hot peppers, etc.) stored in a pan with food debris, pan dirty; breading mix stored in a container with food debris, breading mix all over outside surfaces; dried peppers in several bags stored on top of other peppers, not in bags. Salsa prepared today stored in container date Oct. 11. Three-compartment (sink) needs to be resealed to wall to prevent water running behind and floors throughout, especially under, behind equipment, shelving, etc., needs much better cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

El Carreton No. 1
608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Many foods uncovered in storage. Mold, mildew on icemaker baffle. Four-door cooler still not holding required temperatures and gaskets on most coolers damaged.
Inspector: McDuffie

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