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Kitchen Inspections: July 18-22
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 18-22 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.

JUNE 18

Big Creek Tavern

3050 Big Creek Road, Buford

Score: 85, Grade: B

The window behind the ice machine, which is left open regularly, has no screen. TCS items that were recently reheated and hot holding on the steam table had temperatures below food safe guidelines.

 

Cook Out Restaurant

719 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

 

La Reyna

272 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Ready to eat potentially hazardous foods in coolers observed with no expirations dates. Frozen chicken, shrimp, beef observed sitting in a meat prep sink to thaw with no water running and just in bags.

 

Smoky Springs Retirement Center

940 South Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 68, Grade: U

An employee was observed cleaning face with damp paper towel, then used towel to dry hands before returning to work. Accumulation of slime residue observed in interior components and surfaces of ice machine. Dried food residues on slicer blade/attachments, veggie slicer, can opener blade, and food contact surfaces of stored utensils. Observed food-handling employees at work without hair restraints.

 

JUNE 19

La Reyna

272 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

 

New Horizon Lanier Park

675 White Sulphur Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

 

JUNE 23

Delizio 

5458 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

Friends Cafe At Spout Springs Library 

6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

 

Smoky Springs Retirement Center

940 South Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 72, Grade: C

Observed canned mandarin oranges on can rack damaged and warped along hermetic seal. An accumulation of slime residue was observed on the interior components and surfaces of the ice machine. Water was observed dripping from a light fixture between the deli slicer and food prep table, water drips onto employees while they are preparing foods. The water leak at cook line was observed causing water to drip onto on prep table and pool under equipment

 

University Yacht Club

6649 Yacht Club Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Alexander Popp

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