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Kitchen Inspections for Sept. 23-25
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 23-25 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.

Sept. 23

Stan’s Biscuit Shop & Deli

1151 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Sept. 24

Deli Max

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B-10, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handler prepping food wearing watch and bracelet. Many cloths used to wipe food-contact surfaces laying on prep table in cook area.

Inspector: Wentworth

North Hall Middle School

4856 Rilla Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Case and a half of yogurt, and case and a half of cottage cheese past manufacturer’s use/sell-by/best-by date. Floor needs good cleaning in dish room and behind washer, dryer. Evidence of rodent activity in dish room, under booster heater.

Inspector: Wentworth

Sept. 25

Johnson High School

3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Dishwasher final-rinse temperature barely reaching 180 degrees on external-temperature guage, with internal temperature 147-153 degrees. Slicer with pieces of turkey left on top of blade guard. Two containers of yogurt with manufacturer’s date of Sept. 15.

Inspector: Wentworth

Southern Smoq BBQ, LLC

7380 Spout Springs Road, Suite 450, Flowery Branch

Score: 93, Grade: A

Ice-machine baffle with buildup of mold. Homestyle electric can opener needs blade, and can holder to be cleaned and sanitized. Handles of hot-holding cabinet that are touched with gloves, used to pull meat for sandwiches, need frequent cleaning to prevent contamination of gloves when preparing cooked meat. Scoops for banana pudding and cobbler laying in product with handle touching food. Floor needs detail cleaning up under equipment, along baseboards (floor/wall juncture) and corners. Any baseboard that does not meet the floor will need to be sealed to floor to prevent accumulation of food, grease, dirt in the gaps that can be attraction for insects, rodents.

Inspector: Wentworth


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