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Kitchen inspections, May 12-20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 12-20 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 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.

May 12

Lakeview Academy (G.I.S., Inc.)

796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Pressure gauge on dish machine at 45 psi; no sanitizer in cloth storage buckets and prep table wiped down with soap. Raw wood shelves in kitchen and dry storage.

Inspector: Donna Black

May 15

Enota Elementary

Enota Avenue, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Cups without lids and straws, and one cup stored on top of trays used to serve lunch. Cloths stored in sanitizer with levels low. Ice scoops on top of ice machine. Tennis shoes stored on top of uncovered single service cups; cups were thrown away and shoes moved. Ceiling tiles with dust, coved baseboard tiles and floor tiles broken, water pooled on floors, paint peeling on walls underneath prep sink. Shoes and handbags in prep areas and storage areas.

Inspector: Black

Gainesville Elementary School

1145 McEver Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Athena’s Pizza

6986 McEver Road, Buford

Score: 82, Grade: B

Make line cooler at pizza oven not maintaining food stored inside at 41 degrees F or below; 55-53 degrees F food temperatures. Food handlers working in kitchen without hair restraint. Bucket of sanitizer solution without detectable amount of sanitizer, water dirty. No chlorine sanitizer test strips available to monitor strength of sanitizer in cloth storage buckets used to wipe food contact surfaces or three compartment sink sanitizer compartment used to sanitize utensils and kitchenware. Food handler adjusting hat with gloves on during prep work (ready-to-eat foods) and not changing gloves. Prep sink without hot water. Dumpster area with accumulation of trash in enclosure and grease container with spilled grease on top.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

May 18

Divana Mediterranean Grill

3446 Winder Highway, Suite 503, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Cafe n’ Crepes

105 Bradford St., Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Employee slicing tomatoes with bare hands. Knife rinsed under running water, wiped with cloth, and placed on knife rack. No sanitizer registering in sanitizer compartment sink. Blenders have food and grime buildup along interior lid, gasket and detachable pieces. Spoon stored in standing water. Old equipment stored on floor. Boxes of cups and lids on floor. Styrofoam and tape under freezer chest is peeling apart and holding moisture.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


658-B Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Multiple drinks without lids or using approved containers. No sanitizer dispensing at warewashing machine. Scoop for ice machine set on top of machine in standing water. No sanitizer registering on test strips for sanitizer bucket. Many cloths out on countertops and cutting boards. Cups and pans stacked wet, nested.

Inspector: Hoffhines

Crossroads Deli & Yogurt

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines


302 Broad St., Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Many thermometers missing in coolers or coolers have oven thermometers. Many cloths sitting out on cutting boards and countertops.

Inspector: Hoffhines

Turnstile Deli

109 Green St., Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Wiping cloth left on cutting board to wipe knives and sometimes laid with part of cloth in containers where food is stored on open sandwich board. Celery for salads being washed in "mild" chlorine solution. Floors, walls and ceilings throughout kitchen and storage need repair. Ceiling tiles torn in dry storage, floor peeling and walls peeling in dry storage off dishroom. Fluorescent lights in front glass cooler are not properly shielded and/or shatterproof to protect food in storage from any possible contamination. Walk-in cooler evaporator leaking from drip pan into pickle bucket. Backsplash needs to be sealed behind tea dispensing area.

Inspector: Wentworth

May 19

Moe’s Southwest Grill

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Several containers on shelves with residue and lids to containers. Hot water not working at front hand sink and hand sinks in restrooms. Floors with debris in front of bag in boxes and all floor-wall junctures.

Inspector: Black

Riverside Military Academy

2100 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Thermometer available for use in cook area; stem thermometer not properly calibrated for use. Dish washer not changing gloves between handling soiled kitchenware, utensils. Most drawers in kitchen need a thorough cleaning. Employee restroom (unisex restroom) needs a covered trash container. Food handler talking on phone while prepping food.

Inspector: Wentworth

May 20


215 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 73, Grade: C

Food handlers making sandwiches at cook line without wearing gloves. Meat thawing in vegetable prep sink and in one compartment of vegetable prep sink; Ziploc package of chicken submerged under water. Many wiping cloths dry on prep surfaces being used for wiping prep surfaces but not stored in sanitizer between uses. Food handler rinsing off gloves and going back to making sandwiches. Many personal items stored in food prep/storage areas; radio, phone on prep table with slicer and jackets and phones stored on top of ice cream freezer. Raw hamburger patterns stored on tray for thawing with meatloaf (cooked and thawing also). Quat test strips have gotten wet (damaged) no longer accurate for testing sanitizer level. Walk-in cooler evaporator has condensate dripping from drain onto box of wrapped lettuce heads.

Inspector: Wentworth

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