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Kitchen Inspections: March 13-19
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 13-19 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

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

March 13

1002 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Sides of grill, fryer and shelves near grill area found with food residue. Floors underneath and behind cooking area were found with food residue. Floors in walk-in freezer found with a buildup of debris.
Inspector: Donna Black

Oakwood Elementary School
4500 Allen Street, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine No. 2
3630 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 1, Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
Containers of cheese dip put in cooler at 11:30 a.m. with temperatures of 72-84 F after cooling for 2 hours and 20 minutes. After cooling for 3 hours and 10 minutes, temperatures ranged from 65-78 F. Containers of cheese dip on ice bath in thick portions not adequately cooling within required time limits in walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Kincaid

Shoney’s On the Go, LLC
4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 97, Grade: A
Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces lying on prep counters and not in sanitizer.
Inspector: Black

Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream-Base Of Operation
2002 Dixie Drive Suite 101, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream-Mobile Unit
2002 Dixie Drive Suite 101, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

March 16

Atlas Pizza
104 Washington Street NW, Gainesville
Score: 58, Grade: U
Employee handling cooked egg with bare hands. Box of chicken found thawing on top of uncooked rolls of sausage. Cooked chicken in upright cooler at 61 F. Person in charge stated chicken had been sitting out. Sanitizer concentration found in sanitizing buckets was too high. Chemicals stored above cans of soda in dry storage area. Raw chicken thawing in vegetable sink without running water. Cooked ground beef cooling on rack next to hand sink allowing ground beef to be exposed to splash. Ice bin missing cover in wait area; is in a location that allows customers to pass by on their way to the restroom. Food handler was wearing bracelet. Food handler was seen without hair restraint. Ceiling panels were missing or damaged in kitchen.
Inspector: Kincaid

Court Yard Restaurant
400 EE Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
No certified food safety manager on staff. Employees were not wearing hair restraints.
Inspector: Black

Jimmy John’s
333 Jesse Jewell Parkway Suite E, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Three-door sandwich unit not holding potentially hazardous foods (ham 45 F; roast beef 45 F; turkey 44 F; beef 49 F) at required 41 F or below.
Inspector: Kincaid

Re-Cess Southern Gastro Pub
118 Bradford Street, Gainesville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Improper employees drink containers in kitchen. Foods such as herb goat cheese spread, tomato, cooked onions, cheese with ice all melted and internal temps 59-63 degrees. Food handler was not wearing proper hair restraint. Cloths used for food contact surfaces laying on prep surfaces and tables. Floors in mop room are rotting and plywood has been put down to cover floor-floors in kitchen with tiles missing/damaged and plywood subfloor showing underneath. Light shields missing in dry storage areas.
Inspector: Black

Senor Fiesta No. 2
1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE Suite 900, Gainesville
Score: 78, Grade: C
Raw chicken stored over ready-to-eat corn and uncooked french fries in reach in cooler. Eggs stored above prepared cheese dip and unwashed vegetables stored above vegetables. Tamales, taquitos, and chile rellenos in reach-in cooler stored uncovered. Taco shells were stored on shelf above steam table. Chile rellenos, poblano peppers, and large container of shredded lettuce were stored uncovered in walk-in cooler. Flan in reach-in cooler was prepared two days ago and did not bear a date mark. Tamales in reach-in cooler also were not marked. Several employees working in the kitchen had aprons that were heavily soiled. Several employees had wiping cloths stored in their aprons. Plate was being used to scoop rice by steam table. Bowl was stored in pico de gallo in walk-in cooler. Spoon was fully submerged in cheese dip. Several pans and plastic containers on shelves across from the three-compartment sink were stacked wet. Women’s restroom did not have a trash can with a lid. Dumpster door was open. Both receptacle and grease trap were dirty. Entire area had grease buildup that was covered with kitty litter.
Inspector: Holly Cochran

March 17

Dari Spot
4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Employee foods, drinks on prep table in prep area of kitchen.
Inspector: Black

Lanier Elementary School
4782 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

New Holland Core Knowledge Academy
170 Barne Street, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Rio Balsas
975 Dawsonville Highway Suite 12, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Customer advisory has disclosure statement, but not items are marked with an asterisk; menus must have an asterisk next to the items that can be ordered raw or undercooked. Hand sink in women’s restroom still not sealed and is pulling away from wall. Green cutting board at grill is missing a piece and is cracked. Men’s and women’s restrooms were found without self-closers on doors.
Inspector: Kincaid

Woods Mill Academy
715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

March 18

Brenau Dining Services Tea Room
One Centennial Circle, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Shelves underneath prep areas, inside cabinets, and underneath grill area found with grease and debris.
Inspector: Black

Dos Gringos Mexican Restaurant
1856 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 109 and 110, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Shredded chicken on steam table since before lunch holding at 117 F to 120 F. Five large shallow pans of cheese dip cooked yesterday and stored in walk-in cooler with temperatures 46 F-48 F degrees. Many wiping cloths found on prep surfaces throughout kitchen.
Inspector: Wentworth

Gainesville Civic Cente
830 Green Street, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Hampton Inn
450 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Hibachi Buffet
1500 Browns Bridge Road Suite 117, Gainesville
Score: 78, Grade: C
Raw meat and vegetables being prepared on same prep table at same time. Raw shrimp stored over potatoes and cheese in three-door glass cooler. Raw salmon stored over avocados in two-door glass cooler. Foods throughout kitchen uncovered. Stuffed shell mix (containing seafood) on counter for around an hour at 68 F, shrimp in cooler at 46-47 F (left out during lunch for lunch period), and garlic and oil mixtures (made on-site) in cooler at 66 F and 68 F.
Inspector: Kincaid

March 19

Riverside Military Academy
2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Elise Perkins


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