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Kitchen Inspections: Nov. 4-6
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 4-6 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. 4

Big Creek Tavern
3050 Big Creek Road, Buford
Score: 90, Grade: A
Employee beverages stored on prep tables in incorrect containers. Seafood in walk-in cooler stored uncovered. Cooling chicken wings not covered even though stored under dusty evaporator vent in walk-in cooler. Inside of chemical sanitizing dish machine with build-up of food debris which could contaminate clean dishes. Racks inside walk-in cooler rusting, paint chipping. Threshold of walk-in freezer damaged, exposing wood underneath. Grates in hood ventilation system broken. Under-shelving where clean pans and bowls stored has food debris and dust. Walls and evaporator unit in walk-in cooler are dusty and should be cleaned more frequently. Lid of ice chest used to store food next to grill has mold and mildew. Coving behind three-compartment sink pulling away from wall and missing in some places. FRP pulling away from wall near grill, and paint chipping on walls near grill.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

Burger King 5920/Mundy Mill
3703 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Eat at Thai
975 Dawsonville Highway Suite 7, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Dish machine not dispensing sanitizer.
Inspector: Donna Black

Gainesville Exploration Academy
1145 McEver Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Kentucky Fried Chicken No. 18
3711 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 96, Grade: A
Bottoms of hot holding units and sides of the fryers with food residue. Floors under fryer areas with oil and food residue.
Inspector: Kincaid

Papa John’s Pizza-Thompson Bridge
2224 B Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Sonic Oakwood
3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 92, Grade: A
Ice machine baffle and area around chute inside ice machine with buildup of mold. Walk-in freezer evaporator with leak that has allowed water to cover and freeze on shelving unit below evaporator. Several coolers and freezers with damaged door gaskets. Prep table in back by three-compartment sink with legs broken off in front and table being held up by boxes with used oil containers inside. Outsides of coolers with build-up of greasy smears. Build-up of food debris in gaskets of coolers and in hinges of sandwich unit. Three-compartment sink in back of kitchen with leak in drain pipe from rinse compartment, three-compartment sink in front with leak in drain pipe from wash compartment. Floor drain under front counter stopped up with trash, food debris. Dumpster area with accumulation of food, grease, trash. Floors, walls, ceiling, light lenses throughout with accumulation of food, grease. Ceiling diffusers with large accumulation of dust.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Wasabi
3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
Knives and peelers with food residue. Prep sink with black residue and other debris.
Inspector: Black

Nov. 5

C.W. Davis Middle School
4450 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Pizza Hut No. 4810
7330 Spout Springs Road Suite A-4, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Employees in kitchen not wearing hair restraints. Shelf near oven and in proofer had buildup of food residue. Trash can uncovered in employee restroom. Employee restroom door opens into kitchen and does not have self-closer installed.
Inspector: Kincaid

Sonic Braselton
7425 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Condensate leak in prep cooler next to grill, with water pooling in bottom of cooler. Condensate leak at evaporator in walk-in freezer. Floors separating from seams near drive-through, allowing water to soak into floor. Floor in walk-in freezer pulling apart at seams. Ceiling vents in grill area and dry storage area rusty.
Inspector: Donna Black

Subway
3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Splashguard still missing between hand sink and vegetable sink. Employee making sandwiches and prepping food wearing two bracelets. Most recent inspection report not displayed. Cove molding and metal at threshold of walk-in cooler pulling away to expose wood underneath.
Inspector: Wren

West Hall High School
5500 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Nov. 6

Blimpie Subs & Salads
4949 Lanier Island Parkway Suite 110, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A
Food handler not wearing hair net or other approved hair restraint. Floors under three-door cooler and under prep table need to be cleaned; had food debris and were soiled.
Inspector: Kincaid

Burger King 13983/Friendship
4760 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 97, Grade: A
Hand sink next to three-compartment sink not reaching required 100 F. Tile missing next to drain in front of fryers, allowing water, oil, and food debris to collect.
Inspector: Kincaid

Chattahoochee Golf Grill
301 Tommy Aaron Drive, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Hand sink is still less than 18 inches from prep table, allowing splash from hand sink to reach surface of prep table next to grill. No test strips for testing concentration of sanitizer solution. Floors under three-compartment sink, grill, and prep tables with food debris.
Inspector: Wren

La Mejor De Michoacan
730 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite B, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Ice machine with mold and mildew on baffle.
Inspector: Black

Piedmont Cafe at Wrigley’s
4500 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

South Hall Middle School
4335 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

The Hickory Pig
3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Box of gloves stored next to hand sink receiving splash from hand washing.
Inspector: Wentworth

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