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Kitchen Inspections May 6-12
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 6-12 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.

MAY 6

East Hall Middle School

4120 East Hall Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

 

Sonic Oakwood

3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 87, Grade: B

Observed uncovered food items like chicken fingers, hot dogs, mozzarella sticks in reach-in freezer and reach-in coolers. Observed mold build up on baffle of ice machine, and a buildup of food and grease in the food lamp area.

Inspector: Williams

 

Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy

5850 Brookton Lula Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill

 

MAY 10

Fini’s Pizzeria

5857 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Observed five buckets filled with unmarked eggs that were bought from an unapproved source.

Inspector: Williams

 

Firehouse Subs No. 801

5911 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Hall County Correctional Institution

1698 Barber Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

 

Mocha Moe’s 

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

MAY 11

Brenau Dining Services Tea Room

1 Centennial Circle, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

 

Smokehouse Catering 

3205 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Food handler observed wearing a bracelet with dangling charm. No test strips were available to monitor the strength of either of the sanitizer in use in the establishment.

Inspector: Wentworth

 

Waffle House No. 615

3175 Frontage Road, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Foods in cooler beside grill top measured temperatures above food safe levels. Thermometers were missing in numerous coolers in front and back kitchen areas.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

MAY 12

Burger and Shake II

5866 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Raw chicken and steak were observed stored above ready to eat vegetables and mushrooms in bottom of sandwich unit.

Inspector: Gill

 

Golden Buddha 

3715 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 98, Grade: A

An accumulation of food debris and grease was observed under cooking equipment and throughout the shelving in the kitchen.

Inspector: Williams

 

University of North Georgia-Gainesville Dining Services

3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Gill

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