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Kitchen inspections for Sept. 12-13
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 12-13 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-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.

Sept. 12

McDonald’s
2105 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Condiments, single serve items in containers with food debris, trash, etc. Most gaskets still damaged. Three-compartment sink on warewasher needs to be scraped and resealed to prevent water running behind. Warewasher still has scale, lime accumulations. Some dispensers still need detailed cleaning; microwave interiors with food splatters. Cardboard Dumpster has no plug. Floors, especially under, behind equipment, need detailed cleaning; walls behind three-compartment sink, warewasher need much better cleaning; cove tile in some areas needs repair, replacing to provide a smooth floor/wall juncture.
Inspector: McDuffie

West Hall Middle School
5470 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 99, Grade: A
Recycle Dumpster and three other Dumpsters are situated on the grass.
Inspector: McDuffie

The Hickory Pig
3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Open disposable drink cups sitting at edge of hand sink in kitchen. Drink cup and personal phone sitting on edge of hand sink. Pre-cooked food items that are reheated throughout week not properly date labeled-date was one day past seven-day discard date. Two-compartment sink (with dish tub used as sanitizer compartment) needs a good cleaning; greasy, food residue in both sinks.
Inspector: Wentworth

Mr. Edd’s Pizza Plus
5205 Cleveland Highway Suite 5, Clermont
Score: 92, Grade: A
Heavy mold, mildew accummulation on coke nozzles and diffusers. Food residue on spatulas, scoops and other utensils and utensil container with residue. Food residue on shelves, carts and inside drain area of Coke machine and underneath coke dispensers.
Inspector: Black

Summer’s Landing at Limestone
2030 Windward Lane, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floors with debris at floor/wall junctures and behind equipment and beside equipment.
Inspector: Black

Sept. 13

Aramark at Atlanta Falcons Training Center
4400 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Can opener with accumulation of metal shaving around blade and blade with food debris. Slicer not cleaned properly after last use-accumulation of food debris along knife (blade) ring and up under knife sharpener attachment at top of blade.
Inspector: Wentworth

Oakwood’s Arrow Auto Auction
4712 Flat Creek Road, Oakwood
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floors, baseboard area need better cleaning-accumulations of dirt, trash, food along floor/wall juncture behind cook line.
Inspector: McDuffie

Lanier Elementary School
4782 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Mestizo Southwest Grill Mobile No. 1
1210 Thompson Bridge Road Suite F, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

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