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Kitchen Inspections, Nov. 18-22
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 18-22 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 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 rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.


Nov. 18

Project Success Lanier Career Academy
2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A
Food items out for use being left on both sides of designated hand sink. To prevent any possible contamination of food items by hand washing splash, keep food stored away from this area. Cloths used to drain, air dry kitchenware, utensils at 3-compartment sink. Serving utensils stored for use with food, lip contact surfaces presented for handling.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Jalepenos No. 1
1784 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B
Items plated on truck below hot holding temperature.Three trays of food on truck without items being individually wrapped.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Lakeview Academy (G.I.S., Inc.)
796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A
Ice machine baffle has some mold, mildew. Ice scoop holder has some accumulated residue. Can opener had bits of metal shavings accumulated.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A
Hand sinks, 3-compartment and prep sinks no longer attached to wall. Hood system dripping. Floor needs better cleaning, especially under equipment, sinks, etc.

Salsa Grill
4251 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie


Nov. 19

The Hickory Pig
3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 70, Grade: C
Food handler donning gloves to work with food without first washing hands. Open styrofoam cup of tea on edge of hand sink in kitchen. Hand sink with personal papers wedged between sink and wall, cell phone, aspirin bottles, tea in styrofoam cup in front of hand sink, bananas lying in hand sink. Hand washing taking place in 3-compartment sink. Ribs, pork loin, brisket in roasting pan over portable burner not maintaining required 135 degree hot holding temperature. Cooked-ahead meats in walk-in cooler not date-marked. Several bottles of ibuprofen on counter next to hand sink in kitchen area.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Gamed Restaurante Y Salon de Fiestas
4257 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
95, Grade: A
Improper thawing of container of previously cooked chicken. Container sitting in prep sink (meat sink) with water being run on closed lid of container. Current inspection sitting on back counter of bar/service area (improper location). Several ceiling panels have damaged covering. Coved baseboard and wall damaged under and along wall with prep sink (vegetables).
Inspector: Wentworth

Subway No.
5160 A Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
96, Grade: A
Employee food and drink on prep table.
Inspector: Donna Black

Dairy Spot
4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
95, Grade: A
All drinks in kitchen must be in a single-service cup with straw and lid. Knife stored in-between grill and table.
Inspector: Black

Ninja Steak House
5753 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
98, Grade: A
Gaskets of several coolers split - replace ASAP to provide a smooth, durable, easily cleanable nonabsorbent surface. Shelves and shelf liners need better cleaning. Bulk storage containers need outside surfaces cleaned. Dumpster open. Trash on the ground. Floor throughout, especially under, behind equipment, needs detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

The Dam Bar
3280 McEver Road, Buford
88, Grade: B
Soda guns and bar area and holders with heavy residue. Chemicals, medications stored on shelf with foods and items used for customer. Prep sink broken and laying in floor. Vents, hood with grease and need to be cleaned. Floor tiles cracked, damaged in walk-in cooler and in bar area.
Inspector: Black

Nov. 20

Chicopee Woods
Agricultural Center
1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville
79, Grade: C
No certified food safety manager on staff. Slaw served at concession made at home kitchen. Food handlers not wearing hair restraint. Coffee stirrers for customers must be individually wrapped or come from a dispenser if offered for customer self-service. Washed kitchenware, utensils in hand sink.
Inspector: Wentworth

Nov. 22

Biscuit Delite
3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
94, Grade: A
Food handler washing hands in 3-compartment sink. Hood vents very greasy. Baseboard throughout kitchen (including under sink) need to be sealed at floor/wall juncture. Personal items - phone, checkbook - on biscuit table.
Inspector: Wentworth

Court Yard Restaurant
400 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
91, Grade: A
No certified food safety manager on staff. No dates on foods. Tools, personal items need to be in a designated area away from kitchen.
Inspector: Black

Lauren Blais


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