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Kitchen inspections, Jan. 12-18
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 12-18 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. 12

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

1404 River Place, Braselton

Score: 97, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

 

JAN. 16

C.W. Davis Middle School

4450 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Holly Cochran

 

Chick-fil-A

725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

 

El Sombrero No. 11

891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

No dates on food items in coolers and walk-in. Food handlers observed not wearing the required hair restraints.

Inspector: Black

 

Mac’s Pit Stop Grill

4251 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill

 

Menchies Frozen Yogurt

5587 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Raid spray was observed being stored on in the establishment.

Inspector: Cochran

 

The Big Bear Cafe

893 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Stovetop and sides of both stove and fryer observed with a buildup of grease and food debris. Bulk containers for sugar, flour, etc. were unlabeled.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

JAN. 17

Gainesville/Hall County Meals on Wheels

430 Prior St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Hall County Senior Center

430 Prior St., Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Hot water sanitizing dish machine temperatures observed not reaching the required level.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Jay Louis Restaurant

940 Pine St., Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

No date stickers observed on ready to eat foods.

Inspector: Black

 

Little Caesars No. 1552-0005

229 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Open top employee drinks observed in food prep areas.

Inspector: Black

 

Papa John’s Pizza

4605 Elk Ridge Court, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

Raspado el Puesto

2121 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Restaurante Y Papuseria Salvadorena

1870 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

Food residue observed on blades and around the handle junctures of knives, cooking utensils. Nonpotable water observed dripping onto a basket of whole carrots in the walk-in cooler. No sanitizing test strips were available.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

Swirlin Twirlin

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

Taco Bell No. 27506

1452 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

JAN. 18

Best Western Plus Lake Lanier

4535 Oakwood Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

 

Chicopee Woods Golf Course

2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Fuji Hibachi Express

229 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Two pans of ready-to-eat chicken products tested below the safe temperature guidelines for chicken products.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Jugeria Jungo

1516 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 69, Grade: U

No certified food safety manager was available at the time of inspection. No hand soap was available at the hand washing sink in the kitchen area. No sanitizer was available for use on utensils and food-contact surfaces.

Inspector: Gill

 

La Mejor De Michoacan No. 2

405 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

The hand sink in the back of the establishment had no hand soap or paper towels available.

Inspector: Williams

 

Tasty Grill

1421 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

An employee was observed washing dishes, then serving food to customers at serve line without washing hands in the mean time.

Inspector: Williams

Alexander Popp

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