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Kitchen Inspections: Nov. 10-13
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 7-13 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.

Nov. 10

Cabos Mex Grill II
7367 Spout Springs Road Suite 150, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Ice bins with mold and mildew on inside surface. Bags of food stacked on top of uncovered pans of ready-to-eat food in the walk-in freezer. Splashguard between hand sink and vegetable sink in the kitchen is broken. Dumpster area found with empty boxes, soiled aprons and other refuse.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

Chicopee Woods Elementary School
2029 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Flowery Branch High School
6603 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Gainesville RYDC
450 Crescent Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Jones Early Learning Development Center
1 Sixth St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Subway No. 14228
1220 Thompson Bridge Road NE, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Nozzles on soda machine with buildup of black mold and mildew.
Inspector: Kincaid

Nov. 12

Branch House Tavern
5466 McEver Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Knives on magnetic rack found with debris on them. Utensils in container with food residue; spatulas found with debris on them.
Inspector: Donna Black

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development
2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Chestatee High School
3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Lanier Elementary School
4782 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Little Italy Pizza
990 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Food employee slicing tomatoes for salads with bare hands. Food employee smoking cigarette while prepping foods. No dates on prepared ready-to-eat foods. Ceiling tiles throughout kitchen found with food splatter.
Inspector: Donna Black

Quiznos Subs
417 Main St. SW, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Zaxby’s No. 00-304
995 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Potentially hazardous foods in the salad make-line (tomatoes, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, raw chicken) and in the sandwich make line (tomatoes, chicken salad, and cheese) not kept at 41 F or below. Many flies observed in kitchen around food prep areas.
Inspector: Kincaid

Nov. 13

Bluefin Hibachi & Sushi
1642 Park Hill Drive Suite A & B, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Personal beverages stored on prep table at start of inspection in unapproved containers. Hand sink in kitchen for use by dishwashers, cooks, and prep personnel was blocked by 5-gallon buckets used to soak kitchenware.
Inspector: Wren

Bruster’s Ice Cream at Lakeshore Mall Lobby
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

El Rodeo Restaurant
1736 Atlanta Highway Suite 500-600, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Mama-Ruth’s Kitchen
804 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Bottles of drinks in kitchen on prep surfaces. Shelves in kitchen and area behind grill found with grease accumulation.
Inspector: Black

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science
4216 Martin Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Mount Vernon Elementary
4844 Jim Hood Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

North Hall High School
4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Pizza Hut No. 4798
3815 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 89, Grade: B
Nozzles and diffusers at soda machine with buildup of black mold and mildew. Sanitizer concentration not registering on sanitizer strips. Meatballs, bacon and cheese used to stuffed crusts were labeled for eight days. Utensils stored with food-contact surface up. Pans used for dough stored and stacked wet. Rolling shelf and table leg near fryer found with food residue.
Inspector: Kincaid

Taqueria Durango
1705 Cleveland Highway Suite 11, Gainesville
Score: 80, Grade: B
Dishwasher not in service, observed kitchenware and utensils being washed and rinsed and put up to air dry without being sanitized. Ice machine baffle with buildup of mold all around edge. Mexican rice (prepared today) doubled panned in steam unit was not holding at required hot holding temperature of 135 degrees or above. No thermometer available that can be inserted into food to monitor internal food temperatures, only an infrared thermometer is in use. Many soiled wiping cloths out on preparation surfaces and being used to wipe prep surfaces being used without the cloths being stored in sanitizer solution between uses. Single-use gloves being wiped off between handling ready-to-eat foods on soiled cloths on prep surfaces by personnel working cook line.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

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