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Kitchen Inspections: March 8-17
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 8-17 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 food borne 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 8

Oakwood Occasions LLC

2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

A two-door upright reach in cooler was observed not holding food safe temperatures. The slicer stored in the kitchen area was observed with a buildup of dried meat.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

MARCH 10

E.E. Butler Headstart PreK

1300 Old Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

 

Little Caesars No. 1592-1

2159 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Shelves underneath the prep areas, observed with a buildup of flour and food debris.

Inspector: Black

 

MARCH 11

Hong Kong King Buffet

635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

Floors of walk-in freezer and shelving of walk-in cooler observed with a heavy buildup of food debris.

Inspector: Amanda Gill

 

La Hacienda

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 78, Grade: C

Cooked cow brains not cooled within the required food safety time frame.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

La Hacienda-Extended

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Tongs for self-service condiments too short for containers and observed falling into the condiments.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

MARCH 14

Ashton Senior Living-Gainesville

1012 Enota Ave., Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

No sanitizer test strips were available at the time of inspection.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Hollywood 15

120 Greenhill Circle North West, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

An open container of hot dogs in cooler did not have any marking indicating the date opened.

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

 

Jones Early Learning Development

1 Sixth St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Papa Johns

2224B Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Hoffhines

 

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers No. 30

416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Floor behind ice machine and shelving in the dry storage are observed with a heavy buildup of food debris.

Inspector: Williams

 

MARCH 15

Buffalo’s Cafe

3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 86, Grade: B

Raw beef was observed being prepared in a vegetable sink while cooked ready to eat cabbage and potato was being prepared in an adjacent raw meat sink. Two employees were observed eating while preparing chicken at a prep table.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

J. Buffalo Wings

3418 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

A raw egg wash/ veggie mixture used for cooking in the wok was observed sitting out with no temperature control.

Inspector: Gill

 

Subway No. 59634

4025 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

The Twisted Oar

6900 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 81, Grade: B

The chemical sanitizing dish machine was observed testing below the required temperature for food safety. Evidence of rodent activity was observed in the kitchen under and behind equipment.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

MARCH 16

Planet Smoothie

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Tadmore Elementary

3278 Gillsville Highway

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

The Inn Between Delicatessen

965 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

MARCH 17

El Sombrero No. 9

601 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

An accumulation of food debris and residue was observed on the blade of the can opener and vegetable slicer.

Inspector: Hoffhines

 

Happy China

2458 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

Wiping cloths were observed stored on prep surfaces and cook areas throughout the kitchen area.

Inspector: Gill

 

Schlotzsky’s Deli

302 Broad St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

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