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Kitchen inspections, Jan. 11-17
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 11-17 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.

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

Jan. 11

Smoothie King

890 Dawsonville Highway Suite E, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Single-service straws and chemicals stored on same shelf. Cloth used for food contact wipe down laying on counter.

Inspector: Donna Black

Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt

890 Dawsonville Highway Suite D, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Clean utensils/kitchenware stored with other non-kitchenware items on shelf above three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Black

Arby’s No. 1030

634 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Subway/The Pantry-KE No. 3342

5804 Cornelia Highway, Alto

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Limestone Heritage

2560 Flint Ridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 14

Zaxby’s

4906 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 97, Grade: A

Roaches on the walls by two hand sinks.

Inspector: McDuffie

Coastal Breeze

5390 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Subway

4504 Cornelia Highway Unit 3, Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Subway No. 3322

1260 Candler Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Utensils, knives and lids stored in containers with food debris.

Inspector: Finch

Jan. 15

Oakwood Occasions LLC

2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Food employee drink by food on prep table without a lid and straw. Hand sink at grill area blocked by items and not accessible for handwashing without moving items. Pan placed on trash can in order for another pan of food to be placed on and prepped. Wiping cloths in sanitize bucket were in Quats solution that were below manufacturer’s recommendations. Utensil stored in sanitizer bucket on floor between uses. Fryer baskets stored on top of undercounter grease trap. Food employee touched face while wearing gloves, and glove torn.

Inspector: Finch

Jan. 16

Moe’s Southwest Grill

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Floors throughout entire kitchen including in walk-in cooler and all floor drains with food residue.

Inspector: Black

Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe

5510 Main St., Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Coke pooled on shelf underneath bag in box area. Shelves in kitchen with dust and debris. Floors throughout entire kitchen underneath all equipment, underneath dish machine with food and grease residue.

Inspector: Black

Fuji Hibachi Express

229 E.E. Butler Parkway Suite 500, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Floors need better cleaning under, behind equipment, etc.

Inspector: McDuffie

Little Caesars No. 1592-0005

229 E.E. Bulter Parkways Suite 400, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 17

Brenau Downtown Campus

301 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Burger King 7947/Thompson Bridge

1337 Thompson Bridge Road NW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Sopranos Grill

5783 Old Winder Highway Suite 211, Braselton

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

The Monkey Barrel

115 Washington St. NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Meredith Pruitt

 

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