The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 3-5 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 processes 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.
Loretta’s Country Kitchen
4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 86, Grade: B
Observed multiple employee drinks in unapproved containers and located in food prep area, dish wash, and near serving line. Cornbread, rolls, condiments (tomatoes, onions, chow chow) without proper shielding (removable covers) or not covered on customer side of buffet line. Wiping cloths with food debris used to wipe down food bar next to drive-thru in kitchen. Pans next to oven and entryway of kitchens stacked wet. No gaskets on hot-hold unit in kitchen on cook line. Observed flies in back kitchen near walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth
3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Drink with lid and straw observed on prep table while prep was taking place. Splash guard missing between hand sink and vegetable sink. Thawing packaged roast beef in vegetable sink. Sheet pans on drainboard at three-compartment sink stacked wet after sanitizing. Dumpster area littered with boxes, trash bags and personal trash items. Repair cove molding in front of walk-in coolers to prevent residue from forming in cracks/gaps.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren
Oriental Garden II
891 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed broken/peeling seal at corner of four-compartment sink. Observed greasy buildup inside warewashing machine. Observed outside light through closed doors in kitchen and hallway.
Inspector: Lisa Nguyen
1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Chemical sanitizing dishwasher not dispensing the required amount of sanitizer. Plastic customer cups stacked in dishwasher racks on table right next to hand sink in wait station. Floor and baseboard still needs cleaning, especially behind and under dishwashers and water heater. Cove baseboard still needs installation or resealing to prevent possible insect or rodent attraction. Table with commercial coffee maker has peanut butter, loaf bread (personal food items).