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Kitchen Inspections: Jan. 10- Feb. 9
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 5-11 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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

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

JAN. 10

Bojangles No. 985

2121 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued.

Inspector: Wentworth

El Carreton Inc No. 01

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Employee drinks were observed in food prep areas. No paper towels were available in hand sink.

Inspector: Wentworth

JAN. 11

Kona Ice Mobile No. 02

1706 Martin Luther King Jr., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued.

Inspector: Gill

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville Mini

1706 Martin Luther King Jr., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued.

Inspector: Williams

The Waterford at Oakwood

4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood

Score: 91, Grade: A

Dish washing machine observed dispensing a chlorine sanitizer solution testing well below the safe level. Employee drinks observed in food prep areas.

Inspector: Gill

FEB. 5

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville

1706 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

No paper towels available in restroom. Bottles of syrup and boxes of silverware were observed stored on floor.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Hampton Inn & Suites

4660 Holland Dam Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

4951 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford

Score: 94, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Resturante Y Papuseria Salvadorena

1870 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 58, Grade: U

Person in charge was unaware of proper temperatures to check when preparing food items. No paper towels were available in the men’s restroom. Containers of brown eggs were observed in the walk-in cooler with no proper documentation of being obtained from an approved source. No food probe thermometer was available.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

FEB. 8

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

4758 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Pan tops were observed being rinsed in the prep sink.

Inspector: Black

Dairy Queen

300 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 76, Grade: C

Raw in-shell eggs were stored above ready to eat food ingredients in prep cooler at the cook line. Multiple spray bottles were observed with no labels indicating contents.

Inspector: Hoffhines

El Sombrero No. 3

1792 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Employee drinks observed on prep tables with no lids.

Inspector: Black

In & Out Deli

1780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill

Laurelwood/ Northeast Georgia Medical Center

200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

Papa’s Pizza To Go

2703 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Handles of equipment and doors in kitchen area observed with an accumulation of residue and food debris.

Inspector: Hoffines

Wendy’s No. 15

3646 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Food handler employees observed preparing food without hair restraints.

Inspector: Gill

FEB. 9

Krystals

1002 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Accumulation of debris observed on shelves, counters and floors.

Inspector: Black

Reunion Country Club

5609 Grand Reunion Drive

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued.

Inspector: Williams

Reunion Country Club-Turn Grill

7000 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton

Score: 98, Grade: A

Accumulation of food debris observed in sandwich prep area unit. Permit issued.

Inspector: Williams

Tortas El Key

711 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Precooked meat items observed without the required seven-day discard date sticker. Refried beans and sliced tomatoes were left out for an extended period, and when tested read a temperature above that of safe handling temperatures.

Inspector: Wentworth

Alexander Popp

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