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Kitchen Inspections, March 4-March 9
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 4-9 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 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-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 health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.

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

March 4

Taqueria Carmelita's
1714 Atlanta Highway, Unit A, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

El Guanaco
1714 Atlanta Highway, Unit C, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

March 7

Los Carrillo's Restaurant
503 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score:
82, Grade: B
Knives, spatulas being rinsed and not sanitized. Chicken and beef sitting out with temps 57-59 degrees-foods had been on counter more than four hours and were thrown away. Cloths covering top of beans in container.
Inspector: Donna Black

Weezie's Kitchen
4147 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Mr. Edd's Pizza Plus
5205 Cleveland Highway, Clermont
Score:
97, Grade: A
Hood system needs detailed cleaning. Grills on fans in walk in cooler dusty. Floors, walls throughout need better cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

March 8

Bella Pizza
2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Suite C, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Johnny's New York
Style Pizza and Subs
104 Carrington Park, Suite E, Gainesville
Score:
89, Grade: B
Meatballs on steam table at 110 degrees - foods were reheated to 165 to hold at 135 degrees. No hot water at hand sink in dish area.
Inspector: Black

Waffle House No. 1554
4770 Friendship Road, Buford
Score:
89, Grade: B
Handwashing sink in kitchen has no paper towels. Handwashing sink in front blocked with dirty towels. Wiping cloths on counters, equipment, etc. Gaskets have mold, mildew, water, food debris; coolers, cooler drawers, and storage drawers have food debris. Dumpster open. Floors throughout establishment have food, trash, water, especially under equipment, shelving
and counters.
Inspector: McDuffie

Zaxby's
4906 Friendship Road, Buford
Score:
93, Grade: A
Employee drinks in unapproved containers. Three gaskets on the make line damaged. Hood system needs cleaning. Grease container dripping. Floors in dry storage need attention - clean to floor-wall juncture to prevent contamination, insect, rodent attraction.
Inspector: McDuffie

Domino's Pizza
4012 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Chick-Fil-A
5905 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score:
96, Grade: A
Sanitizer cloths soiled with drink spill being left on counters and not in sanitizer between uses at drive-thru. Several gaskets cracking on coolers and stand up freezer. Gaskets had food debris and handle of stand-up chicken cooler.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

March 9

Athena's Pizza
6986 McEver Road, Suite A, Buford
Score:
94, Grade: A
Sanitizing cloth solution not measurable per test strip. Salt and sugar scoop handle in salt and sugar. Container not inverted, allowing debris to get inside. Some additional pans not inverted. Gaskets on small cooler pulling away from door and damaged. Interior racks of small cooler has paint peeling and rusty. Several bulk containers of flour had food debris on exterior. Hood slats attached to pizza oven has accumulated dust. Many ceiling tiles in kitchen, such as near mop sink, above walk-in cooler, food prep table have been stained by previous leaks or current leaks.
Inspector: Finch

Pastability
658 B Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Lauren Blais

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