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Kitchen inspections, June 11-25
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 11-25 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. Food service establishments will now be 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 will be conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type shall be 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 new 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.

June 11

Dockside Grill (Holiday Marina)
6900 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food utensils and equipment with some food debris.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Dockside Grill, Aqualand Marina
6800 Lightsferry Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Several food contact surfaces (slicer, knife, and ladle) had food debris.
Inspector: Finch

June 12

Conchita Mexican Restaurant
2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 71, Grade: C
Child in food prep areas in kitchen. Person in charge was not in restaurant at all times to ensure proper cooling procedures were followed. At least owner or one food service manager must have the ServSafe Certification. Paper towels inaccessible at hand sink. Several food containers in makeline cooler and reach in cooler that were uncovered should be covered to prevent possible contamination. Food contact surfaces had food debris (i.e. knives, bowls, and measuring cups). Warewashing machine not being properly supplied with sanitizer solution. Several foot items out of temperature on makeline cooler (i.e. guacamole, cheese, and sour cream). Food on steam table not at 135 degrees F (i.e. beef, chicken and shredded chicken). Several food items (i.e., beans and cheese) were out of temperature, after cooling time of two hours, to get temperatures from 135 to 70 degrees F. Multiple food items in cooler being kept after 24 hours not labeled with date for expiration. Improper cooling methods being used for potentially hazardous foods (i.e. beans and cheese. Thermometers for taking food temperatures not calibrated. Silverware not in a way to prevent contamination of feeding side.
Inspector: Finch

Chattahoochee Country Club Snack Bar
3000 Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Single service cups stored with sticky residue and next to icy machine. Floors with grease, debris underneath fryers and in corners.
Inspector: Donna Black

Subway, Thompson Bridge Road
3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Cup, bottle water and chips on prep table. Missing area of coved baseboard underneath front hand sink area and other areas where pulling loose. Phone, keys, etc., sitting on top and around mayo and other food items.
Inspector: Black

Papa’s Pizza To Go
2988 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Many food contact surfaces have food debris, residue — veggie sink, slicer, trays, container lids, etc. Fountain drink nozzles have white unidentifiable precipitate. Packages of alfredo sauce on storage rack covered in dust and food residue. No hair restraint worn during food preparation. Wiping cloths not being kept in sanitizer between uses. Single-serve items not stored six inches above floor and napkins package has white precipitation outside of paper. Nonfood contact surfaces have grease accumulation and food residue (counters, storage racks, hood vents and racks). Hot water faucet on handsink at times incapable of supplying hot water without disturbance due to plumbing problems. Multiple flies throughout kitchen and in areas of food prep, restroom, etc.
Inspector: Finch

1011 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Leftover meat sauce reheating on steam table. Repeat violation: Containers of sanitizer for the storage of cloths used to wipe equipment and counters with visible soil (water very cloudy). Light in freezer is either burned out or does not work. Need to designate an area away from food prep/storage for personal items to be stored. Salad person with phone on shelf above prep table.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Mulligan’s at Reunion Golf Club
7000 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton
Score: 92, Grade: A
Food handler without proper hair restraint. Many flies in kitchen. Ceiling vent (AC) needs to be cleaned. Walls dusty behind one door cooler. Reach-in cooler under hood right next to grill struggling to maintain internal temperature that will maintain food at required 41 degrees F or below.
Inspector: Wentworth

June 15

The Monkey Barrel
115 Washington St.,
Score: 93, Grade: A
Many items (pasta) made ahead and held over 24 hours without proper date marking. Bag of apples laying on top of lettuce in salad cooler. Properly thawing chicken in wrong sink.
Inspector: Wentworth

1402 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Employees must wash hands before donning gloves. Employee cutting and handling cucumbers with bare hands. Pans, containers and buckets stacked wet-nested. Dumpster needs a drainplug.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Double D Burger
2236 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Hands must be washed before donning gloves. Biscuits cannot be assembled with bare hands. Many cloths out on countertops and equipment, and no cloths in sanitizer bucket. Gaskets, cooler doors, sides of equipment and bulk food containers have an accumulation of grime and food debris.
Inspector: Hoffhines

669 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Keep foods covered in RI cooler and freezer. Tomato slicer, onion chopper, veggie press, knives with rack, pans and utensils have dried food debris. Pans and utensils stacked wet-nested.
Inspector: Hoffhines

Asia Cafe
2888 Browns Bridge Road, G1, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cups without lids and straws. Employees preparing foods without hair restraints. Cloths not in sanitizer; no buckets made up. Repeat violation: Rice ladle in water.
Inspector: Black

June 16

New Horizon’s West
1010 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Nonfood contact surfaces (i.e. pan racks and utensil drawers) had some food debris.
Inspector: Finch

Papa’s Pizza To Go
2703 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Some food items in makeline cooler have dates past seven days or not labeled.
Inspector: Finch

June 17

Backyard Burger
4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 80, Grade: B
Disposable cups without lids and straws in kitchen. Glass cleaner in bottles marked degreaser — bottles are prelabeled and chemicals are different colors. Hand sink in front of office with paper towel dispenser jammed. Hand sink in prep area without paper towels. Frontline hand sink and splashguard needs to be sealed to wall. Soda dispensing nozzles and diffusers at drive-through with build up of mold. Lettuce chopper with dried lettuce. Containers of sanitizer for the storage of wiping cloths with large build up of food debris and soil. Dumpster area has trash accumulation and grease container has build up of grease at “lip” where grease is poured in. Floor needs better cleaning at floor/wall junctures. Expired slaw and milk in coolers.
Inspector: Wentworth

Little Caesars
3885 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 106, Oakwood
Score: 84, Grade: B
Pans on shelf in dishwashing area (clean dish storage) still greasy inside. Drainboard used to stack clean and sanitized utensils and equipment in need of cleaning and sanitizing dried food debris. Vegetable sink dirty. Spray bottles of glass cleaner stored on same shelf as cinnamon and sauces for wings at breadstick prep area. Condensate leaking from drain of walk-in cooler evaporator into box of individually packaged sauces. Containers of wings stacked in pizza makeline cooler with bottoms of pans touching food in pan below. Dumpster door left open after bags of trash deposited. Floors need better cleaning at floor-wall juncture. Many opened bottled drinks being stored in walk in cooler. Opened water bottle thrown in box with bags of Parmesan cheese.
Inspector: Wentworth

Johnny’s New York Style Pizza & Subs
104 Carrington Park, Suite E, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Repeat violation: Walls behind pizza oven and behind dish machine with debris; floors under pizza oven and dish machine with debris. Repair damaged FRP beside stove area.
Inspector: Black

Court Yard Restaurant
400 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Foods not labeled with expiration dates. All employees that are handling food in kitchen need a hair restraint. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces need to be submerged in sanitizer between uses; no buckets were found.
Inspector: Black

Taqueria Las Palmas No. 2
1276 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 1B, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

June 18

Mango’s Bar & Grill
1511 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 75, Grade: C
Employees eating in kitchen with foods on prep table — cups of drinks and cans on table. Raw chicken, beef, eggs over ready-to-eat foods — raw eggs cracked and bananas stored right up against eggs. No labels on foods. Beans and chicken sitting on counter to cool; temperatures 101-115 degrees. Cloths used to wrap food; bottles of water stored buried in ice machine. Cloths not in sanitizer, buckets with dirty water and detectable amount. Knives stored in between prep table and cooler. Several lights not working in bar area and kitchen.
Inspector: Black

Camp Hope
7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega
Score: 99, Grade: A
Walk-in freezer with internal temperatures 25-33 degrees.
Inspector: Black

McDonald’s Restaurant
707 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
Containers of sanitizer sitting on floor. Cloths used to wipe off prep areas in kitchen not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Leaking pipes in several areas of basement. Large accumulation of spilled grease in dumpster area around grease container; the grease has accumulated to the point it is being washed down spillway to grassy area below parking lot. Grease container also with large accumulation of grease on lid and front of container. Floor needs good cleaning at floor-wall juncture in basement (behind shelving); wood baseboard needs to be sealed to floor in basement and to the wall in some areas. Painted floor in basement is peeling, especially in areas where water is dripping and accumulating. Floor needs cleaning under front counter, under self-serve soda dispensing area and coffee vending cooler. Large number of flies throughout establishment. Appears to be problem with cockroaches in basement (seen).
Inspector: Wentworth

The Bright Spot
743 Spring St., Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Chicken held on grill for fajitas being held at 112 degrees F.
Inspector: Wentworth

Vinny’s New York Pizza & Grill
4977 Friendship Road, Suite 102, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Megan Gill

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