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Kitchen Inspections: March 18-31
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 18-31 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.

MARCH 18

Orient Express

302 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Chicken wings were cooked at 11 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m. measured a nonfood-safe temperature.

Inspector: Amanda Gill

 

MARCH 21

American Deli

3885 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

 

Taco Bell

3615 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Lydia Hoffines

Waffle House No. 1543

509 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

 

Zaxby’s No. 12-201

1332 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Employee drink cups and bottles observed without straws and lids throughout kitchen area. The hand washing sink in the dish area was had no paper towels at the time of inspection.

Inspector: Gill

 

MARCH 23

Biba’s Italian Restaurant

7338 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 90, Grade: A

Ready to eat food items were observed left out and unrefrigerated in the prep areas. A blender and prep equipment was observed with a buildup of food residue.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Lazy Bear BBQ

3008 McEver Road, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

A food handling employee was observed with an unrestrained beard longer than food handling guidelines permits.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Monterrey Mexican Resturant

5745 Old Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 94, Grade: A

Hotdogs in the make line were observed with an open package and no date sticker indicating freshness.

Inspector: Williams

 

Poor Richards

1702 Park Hill Drive, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Bottles and cans of chemicals were observed stored over and directly next to ready to use service items like containers and napkins. A buildup of mold residue was observed on the walls of the dish machine area. 

Inspector: Donna Black

 

Wholesome Tasty Foods 

996 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

MARCH 24

Shoney’s On the Go

4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Soda and ice dispensers observed with a buildup of mold. A buildup of food debris was observed inside a single-door dairy freezer.

Inspector: Williams

 

Sno-Ball Factory

3170 Frontage Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit Issued

Inspector: Wentworth

 

MARCH 28

El Centineia Mexican Resturant

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

All items in the prep cooler tested temperatures above food safety guidelines.

Inspector: Holly Cochran

 

El Taco Veloz

950 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

An employee drink was observed in the prep area in an incorrect container, without lid or straw. A lemon press was observed with severely chipped paint on the food contact portion of the press. 

Inspector: Cochran

 

Lula Elementary 

6139 Chattahoochee St., Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Re-Cess Southern Gastro Pub

118 Bradford St., Gainesville

Score: 79, Grade: C

Employees observed donning gloves without first washing hands. Cold foods on prep line observed with temperatures above food safe levels.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Sardis Enrichment School

2805 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Cochran

 

Vinny’s New York Pizza and Grill

4977 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

 

MARCH 29

Chili’s Grill & Bar

5851 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

A visible buildup of food debris was observed on surfaces and utensils throughout the kitchen/prep areas. 

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill No. 2607

1134 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Sabor

528 Bradford St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Senor Fiesta

4110 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 79, Grade: C

Employees observed stepping outside and returning to the kitchen area, without first washing hands. At the time of inspection no paper towels were available at cook line hand sinks.

Inspector: Cochran

 

Subway No. 17546

4504 Cornelia Highway, Lula

Score: 95, Grade: A

Black mold was observed inside the ice cute of the Coke machine. A heavy buildup of trash was observed in the refuse area.

Inspector: Williams

 

Fish Tales Lakes, Grille & Catering 

633 Mitchell St., Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Cloths used for cleaning food contact surfaces were observed on prep surfaces.

Inspector: Black

 

MARCH 30

New Holland Core Knowledge Academy

170 Barne St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

 

MARCH 31

Checkers Drive-In Resturant

943 Jesse Jewell Parkway

Score: 94, Grade: A

Containers of wings, chicken patties and fish were all stored uncovered in a two-door reach-in freezer.

Inspector: Williams

 

Dunkin Donuts 

504 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Employee drinks were observed in the kitchen areas without proper lids or straws. No paper towels were available in the hand washing sink at the entrance of the kitchen. An employee was observed wearing a bulky watch while preparing food.

Inspector: Williams

 

Wendy’s

4930 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

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