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Kitchen inspections, March 18 - 26
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 18-26 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.

March 18


995 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Salad container had food debris; stored containers and slicer/utensils had dried food debris. Coke nozzles had some mold/mildew. Repeat violation: Gaskets in make-line coolers and upright freezer damaged, resulting in poor door closure. Repeat violation: Dumpster door open. Ceiling near fry station is peeling paint, rusted and has mold/mildew. Grill station hood lights not shielded. Hood system has dripping grease.
Inspector: Finch

American Deli

3885 Mundy Mill Road No. 109, Oakwood
Score: 87, Grade: B
Utensils (knife and strainer) and knife holder dirty; ice scoop hanging on cabinet door; Coke nozzles had mold/mildew; cardboard used beneath grill utensils and saturated with grease. Chicken wings cooked above fryer and at temperatures less than 135 degrees F.
Inspector: Finch

Taqueria El Zacatecaz

711-D Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 75, Grade: C
Food handler not washing hands before preparing food at front service area or washing hands in three-compartment sink and drying hand with cloth towel. Food handler preparing tacos without gloves. Boiled cow heads cooked in morning being cooled on stool in kitchen (over five hours) with temperatures from 127-41.
Inspector: Wentworth

March 19

Green Gables Event Venue & Catering

4930 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Food handlers prepping salad and cutting bread without gloves. Cup without lid and straw on shelf (pass-through) between kitchen and service area for chef. Food handler without proper hair restraint.
Inspector: Wentworth

Longstreet Cafe Too

405 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Employees’ personal items stored in drive-through under soda dispenser. Employees’ personal food in cooler at drive-through. Wrapped cheese in reach-in cooler at drive-through not wrapped securely enough so cheese on bottom touching shelving in cooler. Walk-in cooler evaporator leaking condensate onto food boxes and containers stored underneath.
Inspector: Wentworth


1711 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Salads and food in coolers not covered. Ice machine had mold/mildew. Lemon slicer, pans with wax paper and several utensils had food debris/grease. Inspection report not posted within 15 feet and visible from main entrance to allow patrons to readily view report. Make-line cooler in bar leaking and has build up of mold/mildew. Handsinks and area near dishwasher needs resealing above counter and wall juncture. Warewashing temperature gauge not working. Floors throughout kitchen and in dry storage need thorough cleaning and in bar area due to water/food debris build up.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Chattahoochee Country Club

3000 Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Cutting boards, slicers, knives and utensils had food debris. Counters near wall have accumulated mold/mildew and knife handle damaged. Several counters and mixer had food debris. Fans in walk-in cooler have accumulated dust. Dumpster doors open and some trash/debris on ground. Floors in kitchen and cooler need thorough cleaning all the way to floor/wall juncture to prevent insect/rodent attraction. Shields in hood dirty.
Inspector: Finch

March 20

West Hall High School

5500 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 95, Grade: A
Hot water sanitizing dishmachine pressure not required 15-25 psi, running at 10 psi during final rinse. Temperature gauge measuring over 200 degrees F during final rinse. Ice formation on drain of walk-in cooler evaporator.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

March 21

Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Utensils and kitchenware being washed in tub set in handsink. Proper sink, three-compartment, for wash, rinse and sanitize not provided and there is no grease trap provided to intercept grease before it enters the septic tank/septic system. Homestyle fridge is out of service.
Inspector: Wentworth

March 23

El Sombrero No. 5

3640 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Plate of half-eaten meal and uncovered drink in bar/food prep area. Uncovered drink on air drying rack. Tub of burrito sauce from March 11 in walk-in cooler. Multiple tubs of cut vegetables and sauce unlabeled in walk-in cooler. Pans and plastic cups stacked wet-nested.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

March 25

Inman Perk Coffee

102 Washington St. NW, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
All prepared deli meat stored more than 24 hours with no expiration date. Dishes stored near handsink and receiving splash. Coffee filters stored beneath handsink and with chemicals. Repair broken cabinet drawers so they will work properly. Food debris, dust, and sticky residue on cabinets, counters, ice machine door (exterior) and syrup holders.
Inspector: Donna Black

Happy China

2458 Limestone Parkway-D, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Pan, knives and peeler with food residue. Tools and food stored in same container; magazines and cloths on top of onions. Cloths not in sanitizer.
Inspector: Black

March 26

Green Tea Restaurant

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 75, Grade: C
Chef came back into kitchen after a phone call and immediately put on gloves to cut fruit without washing hands first. Drinks throughout kitchen without lids or glasses being used. Cooked chicken piled on sheet pans on rolling rack to cool at room temperature. No thermometer available in kitchen to monitor hot- and cold-held foods, cooked food temperatures, and reheating food temperatures. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces — cutting boards and prep tables — not stored in sanitizer between uses. Sides of equipment and water heater at end of cook line with food and grease build up. Shelving in walk-in with heavy build up of dried food. Drawers below prep table with heavy debris (dried food spills). Inside of microwave with dried food. Floors need a good cleaning under and behind water heater, dry storage shelving and freezer. Pans being washed and rinsed at three-compartment sink and reused. Stored knives stored with food debris on them on knife rack.
Inspector: Wentworth

Megan Gill

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