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Kitchen Inspections for Oct. 15-16
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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

Oct. 15

Branch House Tavern

5466 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 92, Grade: A

Ice-machine baffle with mold; slicer, knives, can opener, ladel, scoops, containers with food residue. Foods such as cooked ground beef, chicken, roasted peppers, etc., not labeled with a expiration date.

Inspector: Donna Black

Catering By Our House/Candlelight Productions

5190 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Concentration of quats sanitizer not manufacture’s recommended level per test strips. Plumbing at four-compartment sink was not in good repair and leaking below. Sinks not being used due to damage.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

La Fogata and Sons Inc.

5120 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite C, Murrayville

Score: 97, Grade: A

No hot water available at vegetable sink (prep sink). Hot water faucet handle missing at meat prep sink. Recycle grease container is behind the restaurant, on grassy area, sitting on a rolling bread rack bottom.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Catering Unlimited

3035 Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Chick-fil-A at Guilford

1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Subway No. 18114

2235 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Subway No. 39661

3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 87, Grade: B

There is no certified food safety manager at location. Chicken and meatballs on steam unit with temperatures at 122-124 degrees.

Inspector: Black

The Collegiate Grill

220 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Ice-machine baffle has mold, mildew.

Inspector: Finch

Oct. 16

Behind The Nest LLC

3621 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Krystal-ATLF 18

3470 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 84, Grade: B

Ready-to-eat hamburger buns touched with gloves, after preparing raw hamburgers, during preparation of hamburgers. Raw onions in water cross contaminate with gloves used to prepare raw hamburgers for cooking. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer between uses. Concentration of sanitizer (quats) not manufacturer recommendation. Cup for onions stored in onions and water. Food employees did not discard gloves after preparing raw hamburger; touching other equipment, and touching ready-to-eat food. Hot water at hand sinks not temping at required temperature of 100 degrees (temped at 75-76 degrees).

Inspector: Finch

Oakwood Elementary School

4500 Allen St., Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Pupuseria El Guanaco Mex Grill

3616 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 85, Grade: B

CFSM required on staff at restaurant. Raw beef and pork stored above cabbage in walk-in cooler; vegetables stored next to raw eggs, and raw shrimp stored with cheese.

Inspector: Finch

Charles Phelps

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