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Kitchen Inspections: March 31-April 7
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 31-April 7 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 31

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

1195 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

At the time of inspection none of the hand sinks in the kitchen areas or restrooms had running hot water.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

APRIL 1

Brenau Downtown Campus

301 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

 

La Mejor D. Michoacan

730 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Water observed dripping from a seam in the ceiling of the walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Black

 

Mei Garden

3885 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 94, Grade: A

Plates, bowls and plastic food storage containers observed with a buildup of food residue.

Inspector: Amanda Gill

 

Mellow Mushroom

700 Green St., Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

No drain plug was observed in the buildings dumpster. Floors throughout the kitchen area observed with a heavy accumulation of food debris.

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

 

Napoli’s Pizza

5900 Spout Springs Road,

Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Oriental Express II

1703 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

At the time of inspection date markers were not being used to not the freshness of food.

Inspector: Williams

 

APRIL 4

Hop’s Kitchen

999 Chestnut St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit issued

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Jimmy’s Real Pit BBQ

4863 Countryside Drive,

Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Luna’s Resturant

200 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Food debris observed on utensils in a clean utensil area.

Inspector: Williams

 

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 11113

965 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Snowie Shaved Ice

3452 Maynard Circle, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Taco Bell No. 030345

1957 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Hand sink in the kitchen area was blocked by a large whisk.

Inspector: Holly Cochran

 

Taqueria Las Palmas

1276 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

No paper towels were available at any of the hand sinks in the kitchen areas.

Inspector: Cochran

 

April 5

Burger & Shake No. 6

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Employee drinks observed in the kitchen area in incorrect containers.

Inspector: Black

 

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

5855 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

At the time of inspection, the dumpster area was littered with trash.

Inspector: Cochran

 

Golden Seven

4850 Golden Parkway, Buford

Score: 92, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Hall County Jail

1700 Barber Road, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Cooked food items observed being stored in warmers and coolers, tested above and below the food safe guidelines.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Hardee’s No. 5983

4538 Oakwood Road, Oakwood

Score: 87, Grade: B

Raw chicken was observed being stored above raw eggs, one of the bags was partially open and dripping.

Inspector: Cochran

 

April 6

Dari Spot

4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Employee drinks were observed in the kitchen area not in proper containers.

Inspector: Black

 

Marisqueria Playa Azul

1736 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

No soap was available at the kitchen hand sink, and no paper towels were available at a hand sink in the bar.

Inspector: Black

 

April 7

Deli Max

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

Bottom of the Cup

7435 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Several scoops, tongs, and other utensils were observed with a heavy buildup of food debris.

Inspector: Williams

Alexander Popp

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