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Kitchen Inspections for Oct. 28-31
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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. 28

China Garden

5900 Spout Springs Road, Suite L 12, Flowery Branch

Score: 86, Grade: B

Foods stored in prep coolers, upright cooler uncovered. Knives, pans, bus tubs, peelers with food residue. Egg rolls, breaded-cooked chicken, lo mein without seven-day discard date. Food handler without hair restraint. Large gaps and torn screen at top of back door.

Inspector: Donna Black

Eat At Thai

975 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 7, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Bowls, containers, can opener with food residue. Shelves throughout kitchen, outside of coolers, carts with food residue. 

Inspector: Black

Flowery Branch Elementary School

5544 Radford Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Friendship Elementary School

4450 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Oct. 29

Captain D’s

3522 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

La Mejor De Michoacan

730 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Ice scoop laying directly on top of ice machine. Containers stacked wet over three-compartment sink. Doors and lids to both dumpsters open. Trash on ground around dumpsters. 

Inspector: Black

Lula Elementary School

6130 Chattahoochee St., Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Mama-Ruth’s Kitchen

804 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Scoops in bulk-food containers (sugar, rice, beans etc) with handles laying down in product.

Inspector: Black

The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant No. 1881

1175 Dawsonville Highway, NW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

White Sulphur Elementary

2480 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Baffle of ice machine has mold, mildew. Final rinse pressure at dishwasher at 12 psi and not required 15 to 25 psi. Cardboard dumpster missing a drain plug. Some trash around dumpster. Dumpster doors left open. 

Inspector: Finch

Oct. 31

Academies Of Discovery

3215 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Tortas King

425 Atlanta Highway, Suite 8, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Raw beef, pork in walk-in cooler and three-door upright cooler stored above ready-to-eat foods. Walk-in coolers leaking from evaporator. 

Inspector: Black

Charles Phelps

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