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Kitchen inspections for Sept. 14-20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 14-20 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. 14

Kiku Japanese Steak & Sushi House
821 Dawsonville Highway Suite 260, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Knives on carts stored in sleeves that have debris.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Slade’s Catering
1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

East Hall High School
3534 East Hall Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Caulk at warewasher needs to be scraped out and replaced to prevent water running behind.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

East Hall Middle School
4120 East Hall Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Sept. 19

Buffalo’s Cafe
3446 Winder Highway Suite 101,
Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floor tiles at dishwasher damaged or missing; allowing ponding of water. Floor tiles at walk-in cooler and tile on coving missing. Floor tile coving at hand sink near kitchen entrance off wall is damaged. Ceiling tiles over utensil, pan storage area are sagging, have some damaged areas, or metal strip missing. Some walls have holes in FRP. Corner gaurd between dish machine area and beer cooler damaged.
Inspector: Finch

Wasabi
3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Cleaver stored in-between coolers.
Inspector: Finch

Sept. 20

C. W. Davis Middle School
4450 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 885
2507 Pentee Drive, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Icemaker has mold, mildew on interior surfaces. Mold, mildew on orange juice and lemonade dispensers. Sinks in back of store need to be resealed to wall to prevent water running behind. Several gaskets damaged. Gaskets need much better cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry
4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Warewasher using pressure for sanitizing below required 15-25 psi (not registering at all).
Inspector: McDuffie

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