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Kitchen Inspections for Sept. 13-19
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 13-19 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 health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.

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

Sept. 13

Gainesville High School

850 Century Place, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

Popeyes Fried Chicken

821 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Sweet House BBQ

5340 Cornelia Highway, Building 3, Alto

Score: 96, Grade: A

No hats or hairnets being worn. Cloths laying on counters, and no detectable amount of sanitizer in cloth-storage buckets. Plants, flowers being stored in prep sink. Personal items such as phones, keys, newspapers, etc., stored with kitchen, customer items.

Inspector: Black

Sept. 18

China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Current certified food safety manager certificate expired.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Riverbend Elementary School

1742 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy

5850 Brookton Lula Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Sept. 19

Chick-fil-A

400 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Clean buffalo chopper better, and inside ice machine where residue has formed. Food residue on chopper. Keep sides of equipment clean near hand wash sink and prep areas. Food accumulated on sides of equipment. Clean floors in dry storage areas (oil, Coke product drips) to prevent the attraction of insects, pests.

Inspector: Vicki Hufstetler

Contemporary Culinary Concepts LLC

1547 Riverside Drive NE, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Ice machine baffle has mold, mildew.

Inspector: Finch

Double D Burger

2236 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

No soap supplied to hand sink due to dispenser breaking off wall. Raw pork tenderloin in container left on counter for morning prep without means of keeping 41 degrees or less during lengthy prep time (temped at 60 degrees). Scrambled eggs on hot-hold line temped at 128 degrees and not required hot-hold temperature of 135 degrees or more. Cover missing for fan of ice machine and interior exposed. All equipment surfaces, under shelving, bulk food containers need thorough cleaning due to food debris.

Inspector: Finch

Double D Burger No. 1

2236 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

IHOP

430 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Prep cooler at line holding turkey, ham, deli meat at 53, 54, 55 degrees.

Inspector: Hufstetler

Maw Maw and Paw Paw’s No. 1

6286 Ga. 52, Gillsville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Rabbittown Cafe

2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Suite E, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Clean drainboard of dishwashing area; had food debris. Food debris on walls, and wood by sinks on wall needs replaced.

Inspector: Finch

Charles Phelps

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