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Kitchen Inspections, Jan. 7- Feb. 2
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 7-Feb. 2 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-through 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.


Jan. 7

Checkers Drive-in
3640 Wallis Road, Flowery Branch
90, Grade: A
Concentration of sanitizer for cloth bucket too high. Unlabeled chemical bottle at warewash area. Ice scoop handles stored in ice. Gloves not removed once picking up personal jacket. Food debris in interior coolers and some on gaskets. Drain plug missing in dumpster.
Inspector: Finch

Lanier Career Center
2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Waffle House No. 1178
1240 Candler Road, Gainesville
92, Grade: A
Bacon, sausage and beef uncovered in reach-in cooler. Gravy in hot holding well not covered. Ice scoop and holders had food residue. Dishwasher hot water sanitizing rinse pressure too high. Pans in drawer had food debris. Chemical sanitizing solution not proper concentration. Sanitizing solution in buckets too low. Knives stored between cooler door between uses. Spoons stored for soup in container with dust.
Inspector: Finch

Jan. 20

Wendy's Restaurant
3652 Wallis Road,
Flowery Branch
93, Grade: A
Sanitizer solution at three-compartment sink not at required temperature. Temperature control knob of hot holding drawer for chili meat missing. Gaskets on make-line cooler near hand sink are split. Cracked Lexan container. Three-compartment sink needs resealing on side and back of wall. Some food debris on make-line cooler gasket. Backflow preventer for mop sink faucet is damaged and leaking.
Inspector: Finch

Jan. 24

Stevi B's Pizza
1500 Brown's Bridge Road, Suite 119
82, Grade: B
Personal drink with no lid or straw stored beneath pizza rack in kitchen. Uncovered food in pizza prep cooler. Dining room tables being cleaned with chemical that has no registerable amount of sanitizer per test strips. Chemical bottles not labeled or mislabeled. No registerable amount of sanitizer in sanitizer buckets. Cups stacked wet nested. Missing test strips for ammonium chloride sanitizer.
Inspector: Finch

Jan. 25

Jimmy John's
333 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite E, Gainesville
94, Grade: A
Can of soda open below food prep table near single service items.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

All Occasions
Catering LLC
1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
99, Grade: A
Rolls placed in grocery bags in walk-in cooler. Dishwasher temperature gauge for wash cycle does not appear to be working. Gaskets on walk-in cooler and some reach-in coolers split. Dust on interior of fan cover in reach-in cooler. Gaskets had some food debris in coolers. Some food debris on utensil containers. Grease accumulation on side of fryers and food debris on back side of cooler near dishwasher. Some food residue on cooler doors.
Inspector: Finch

Jan. 26

McDonalds, Spout Springs
7370 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
90, Grade: A
Food employee wearing gloves at sandwich prep area did not wash hands or remove gloves after using sanitizing cloth on counters. Gloves not being properly discarded between tasks such as using sanitizing chemical cloths to food prep.
Inspector: Finch

Joe Muggs at
150 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite D9, Gainesville
97, Grade: A
Employee wearing nail polish. Gloves must be worn if wearing nail polish. Cloths must stay submerged in sanitizer between uses and not left on top of containers.
Inspector: Donna Black

Central Avenue Cafe
582 Central Ave., Gainesville
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Jan. 28

Lanier Charter Career Academy Unit A
2719 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville
91, Grade: A
Shepherds pie slices and whole pie in combo oven on front cook line for hot holding not being held at required temperature.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Chili's Grill and Bar
5851 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
96, Grade: A
Rice, beef and tomatoes in walk-in cooler uncovered. Ice cream not covered. Food in reach-in freezer not covered. Plates, bowls, serving trays and slicer had food debris. Coke nozzle at bar had food residue and holder dirty.
Inspector: Finch

Subway, Spout Springs Road
5840 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
98, Grade: A
Cabinet below self-service Coke machine rusty and paint removed. Mop sink tiles loose and seal at top needs resealing. Replace ceiling tile above mounted hot water heater.
Inspector: Finch

Jan. 31

Asia Cafe
2888 Browns Bridge Road, G1, Gainesville
89, Grade: B
Coke diffusers with mold, mildew. Several knives, peelers, whisks etc. with food residue. Cloths lying on counter, no sanitizer solutions made up. Cardboard lining shelves. Missing test strips. Walls have food residue. Personal items on shelf with restaurant items.
Inspector: Black

Feb. 1

Northeast Georgia
Medical Center
743 Spring St., Gainesville
95, Grade: A
In-use knife at grill being stored between prep cooler lids covers. Clean and sanitized kitchenware, utensils on clean side drainboard at three-compartment sink have CD player and CDs amongst them. Clean drainboard at three-compartment sink. Many CDs and CD players scattered throughout kitchen in food prep, utensil handling and food storage areas.
Inspector: Wentworth

La Bamba
2052 Candler Highway, Gainesville
93, Grade: A
No expiration dates on foods. Kitchenware stacked wet on shelves. Damaged ceiling tiles next to three-compartment sink and in restrooms need replacing. Clean floors and walls better behind grill area.
Inspector: Black

Feb. 2

Casa Camarillo
5200 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville
89, Grade: B
Foods uncovered in coolers. Temperature at dish machine is only 96 degrees. No dates on foods. All single-service items must be 6 inches off the floor. Repair broken splash guard at prep sink. Floors and walls with food residue, pooling water.
Inspector: Black

Biscuit Shop
1724 Parkhilll Place, Gainesville
72, Grade: C
Food handler performing many duties without properly washing hands in-between. Food handler touched cooked sausage patties on grill before scooping off to store in hot drawer. Cigarette burning on edge of water heater in kitchen at start of inspection. Food on top of oven for food handler to eat while working in kitchen. Shell eggs - several flats stacked on old stove in kitchen for use at 59 degrees. Sausage patties and hot links stored in hot holding drawer below required hot holding temperature. Cloth storage container with sanitizer not testing any level of sanitizer. Floors still need thorough cleaning in kitchen, behind cook link and under equipment.
Inspector: Wentworth

Lauren Blais

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