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Kitchen inspections for Sept. 10 - Sept. 16
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 10-Sept. 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 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-through 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.


Sept. 10

Lobby of Longstreet Clinic, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

South Hall Middle School
4335 Atlanta Highway,
Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Both cold pass-thru units are leaking condensate into box. Walk-in cooler evaporator drain is leaking. Vacuum breaker on dishwasher final rinse leaking. Dumpster (furthest from door) is missing drain plug.
Inspector: Wentworth

Sept. 13

Third Coast Grille
5390 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A
Soda guns have accumulation.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

4810 Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

China Garden
4850 Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 89, Grade: B
Pooled eggs in top of make line with wooden chopsticks that have mold, mildew on them. Sanitizer level at 200ppm for chlorine. Storage on floor. Employee handling food without hair restraint. Bare wood planks used in several areas. Hood needs detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Sun Garden Chinese Restaurant
3630 Thompson Bridge Road No. 17, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Employees eating in kitchen on top of bulk food containers. Cloths laying on counters. Food, grease on some shelves, on dish racks and inside storage container. Rackets, fishing pole, baby lotion, earphones, etc. with items used in restaurant.
Inspector: Donna Black

Carini's Pizza
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite E6, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Employee drinks in kitchen must be in a disposable cup with a straw and lid. Slicer, spatulas, tongs, etc. with food residue - dirty dishes left overnight. Gallon milk with expiration date Aug. 23, 2010. Walls and ceiling tiles dirty and need cleaning. Light shields missing at pizza oven and over food holding area.
Inspector: Black

Chicopee Woods Elementary School
2029 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Food employee handling clean kitchenware and utensils in dishroom not drying hands after washing hands.
Inspector: Wentworth

Sept. 14

Popeyes Fried Chicken
821 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Wisk, knives, with food residue - pans being rinsed off only in prep sink. Paper date tags laying on top of foods inside container. Cloths laying on counters. Walls and junctures at floor/wall need cleaning especially at wall near coke dispenser. Keep all personal items (phones, mps players, etc.) in designated areas.
Inspector: Black

Atlanta Bread Company
944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 81, Grade: B
Employees touching dirty dishes then clean ones without washing hands in-between - changing gloves after touching dirty dishes without washing hands. Dishes being washed, rinsed and not sanitized. Cloths not in sanitizer. Clean insides of all cabinets, shelves over prep area and around cooler gaskets. Clean floor and walls better, repair missing coved base board and floor tiles underneath 3-compartment sink. Repair walk-in freezer where it is coming apart at seems.
Inspector: Black

Tadmore Elementary School
3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Keith Bridge Petro
2808 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Cloths stored in bucket of water without sanitizer.
Inspector: Wentworth

El Sombrero
891 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 110, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Foods (from Sept. 12 and Sept. 14) cooling in walk-in have not reached required temperatures. Time, temperature records for tphc food (cheese sauce) not available for Sept. 11 to Sept. 14.
Inspector: McDuffie

Oakwood Occasions
3606 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Sept. 15

China Wok
1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
No discard dates. Homestyle freezer and fridge missing thermometer. Rice ladel stored in standing water. Insides of containers, underside or mixer, spigots in hood system with food debris. Floors underneath fryers with grease - floors in walk-in freezer with heavy food, ice accumulation.
Inspector: Black

Lyman Hall Elementary School
2150 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Scoops in drawer sticky and with visible food debris. Ice machine baffel with build-up of slime behind baffel. Vacuum breaker for final rinse of hot water sanitizing dish machine is leaking. Floor needs a good cleaning under lockers and beside washer/dryer. Wall beside dryer with dust, lint accumulation.
Inspector: Wentworth

Sept. 16

Campgrounds at Lake Lanier Islands
7000 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

El Sombrero
1435 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Makeline at grill struggling to maintain temperatures. Refried beans cooled since Sept. 15 have not reached required temperature after 36 hours. Tphc protocol requires temperature log each time cheese sauce is brought out from cooling - no logs for Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, other logs do not reflect activity. Pans, utensils, etc. stored wet. Floor tiles under handsink need replacing. Clean to floor/wall juncture. Hood system requires attention.
Inspector: McDuffie

East Hall High School
3534 E Hall Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Hotel pans being stacked wet. Shelving for storage of clean kitchenware sticky, dusty. Return vent located over clean kitchenware storage is very dusty. Wall mounted fans dusty on back sides.
Inspector: Wentworth

Jennifer Messer

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