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Kitchen Inspections for Oct. 4-Oct. 10
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 4-10 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 at

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

Oct. 4

China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Current certified food safety manager certificate expired.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Oct. 7

El Griton Mexican Grill

415 Atlanta Highway, Suite 1-2, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Hong Kong King Buffet

635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Food handler (cook) changing gloves but not washing hands between glove changes. Trays of crab ragoons in walk-in freezer stored on shelves uncovered. Tea urn nozzles with buildup of mold. Containers of cooked shrimp (breaded) and cooked chicken (breaded) past seven-day discard date (prep Sept. 30 should discard Oct. 6). Drink cups stacked wet after cleaning and sanitizing; hotel pans for food bar stacked wet on prep table at cook line.

Inspector: Wentworth

Roscoe’s BBQ & More, LLC

1039 Athens St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Oct. 9

Burger King No. 13983

4760 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Inside bottom section of freezer across from grill with cracks in plastic, gasket damaged, moldy. Ceiling tiles with dust in kitchen. Several ceiling tiles peeling. Walls behind, underneath and beside three-compartment sink with mold, debris. Floors need a good cleaning with degreaser all throughout kitchen. Light shield in back kitchen near mop sink with crack.

Inspector: Donna Black

Fair Street Elementary School

695 Fair St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Pizza Hut No. 4810

7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite A-4, Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Metal threshold at walk-in freezer door is damaged. Ceiling vents with rust. Ceiling tiles next to vents with dust buildup. Floors and walls at dish machine, three-compartment sink and mop area with mold, debris.

Inspector: Black

Oct. 10

Flowery Branch High School

6603 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

La Fogata and Sons Inc.

5120 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite C, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Cheese dip sitting on top of steam table without direct heat with temperature of 122 degrees on top and 135 degrees on bottom of container. Container of rice in two-door cooler cooling from 10 a.m. at 96 degrees to 99 degrees. Cheese dip on counter (prep table) cooling from 10 a.m. (5 hours) at 90 degrees. Sanitizer bucket full of cleaning cloths testing below required 50-100 ppm chlorine — 0 ppm.

Inspector: Wentworth

Charles Phelps

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