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Kitchen inspections, May 4 - 27
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 4-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. Food service establishments will now be 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 4

Johnny’s New York Style Pizza
7380 Spout Springs Road, Suite 450, Flowery Branch
Score: 89, Grade: B
Repeat violation: Ping slime mold behind baffle and along interior of ice machine. Accumulation of food debris on blade and around face of car openers. No sanitizer buckets. Lid to bulk flour cracked. Accumulation of dried food debris on outsides, handles and lids of bulk food containers. Hoodie sitting on cutting board at sandwich prep cooks.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

May 7

Lanier Career Center
2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Walk-in freezer has condensate leak.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Green Tea Restaurant
7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 83, Grade: B
Food employee rinsed hands off and continued touching food contact surfaces. Repeat violation: Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer between uses. Floors need thorough cleaning beneath equipment and below tables all the way to floor wall juncture due to accumulated grease, food debris. Non-food contact surfaces had grease accumulation (grill/fryer static), prep tables, etc.
Inspector: Finch

May 18

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 build up 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: Hoffhines

Crossroads Deli & Yogurt
2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: 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 cream 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 wetnested.
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

May 19

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 and putting away clean kitchenware, utensils. Most drawers in kitchen need a thorough cleaning. Employee restroom (unisex restroom) needs a covered trash container.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Morningside Assisted Living
2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Jay Lou’s Restaurant
940 Pine St., Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Sanitizer solution in cloth buckets not registering.
Inspector: Finch

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: Donna Black

New China Buffet
250 John W. Morrow Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Foods stored uncovered. Racks of cooked egg rolls sitting out — egg rolls were at 68 degrees and had been out for three hours. Cloths not being stored in sanitizer. Grease build up on sides of fryers, on back of wok grill and a few shelves. Numerous cardboard boxes and tin cans being saved and stored inside restaurant. Floors need to be cleaned better especially underneath equipment.
Inspector: Black

May 20

Shoal Creek Campground
6300 Shadburn Ferry Road, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

May 26

Food Factory Catering
3139 White Sulphur Road, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Gallon containers of salad dressing with mold on top and around lids. Several bottles of lemon juice covered in mold. Individual packages of jelly mold in moldy box (all in walk-in cooler). Box of rolls and containers of jelly on shelf below walk-in cooler evaporator being dripped on by condensation leaking from evaporator drip pan. Walk-in cooler door gasket missing at bottom of door allowing for cold air to escape.
Inspector: Wentworth

May 27

The Coffee Shop at Lawrence Pharmacy
631 Broad St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Quizno’s Subs
417 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Front line hand sink without paper towels at start of inspection. Dumpster has leak (crack along bottom) allowing liquids to leak out. Floor needs better cleaning around legs of shelving in walk-in cooler. Dried food debris around blade cradle of slicer.
Inspector: Wentworth

Asia Cafe
2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
No dates on foods. Rice paddle in water. Several cutting boards cracked and scarred. Shelves on bottom of spice cart and dry storage have food residue and need to be cleaned. Floors with accumulation of foods underneath bulk dry storage area. All personal items (box of clothes, lighters, tools, etc.) must be stored separate from items for customer.
Inspector: Black

Compiled by Megan Gill

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