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Kitchen Inspections for Oct. 17-24
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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. 17

Road Atlanta DBA The Paddock Grille

5300 Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 89, Grade: B

No soap, hot water or access to hand sink for back kitchen. No paper towels at front hand sink. Knife rinsed off with sanitizer and not washed or rinsed. Mop bucket placed in three-compartment sink. Cutting board rinsed off and not washed, rinsed and sanitized. Employee wearing a watch and bracelet while washing dishes. No vegetable sink available. Sinks designated as a utensil warewash area.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Oct. 22

The Big Bear Cafe

893 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Cloths use to wipe food-contact surfaces laying on prep table in kitchen, and in bucket without measurable sanitizer at buffet. Hood vents with large accumulation of grease to the point it is beginning to drip from bottom.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Oct. 24

Joe Muggs at Books-A-Million

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite D9, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Starbucks Coffee Co. No. 8761

821 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 210, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

Target Store T-2387

5865 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


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