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Kitchen inspections, Nov. 9-15
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 9-15 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.

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

Nov. 9


2151 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Hand sinks in prep areas need to be resealed to wall. Floors need better cleaning under sinks and corners in back prep room and behind cook line (especially under fryers).

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Brenda’s Country Cafe

3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Cooler leaking water and pooling into bottom.

Inspector: Donna Black

Friendship Auction

981 Gainesville Highway, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Both restroom hand sinks need a good cleaning. Hand sink in kitchen stocked with hand lotion and hand sanitizer, but no hand soap. Right door of Dumpster missing.

Inspector: Wentworth

Nov. 13

Pizza Hut

1501 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Sugar Hill
Elementary School

3259 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Tadmore Elementary School

3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Nov. 14


578 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

Chili from overnight in walk-in cooler not at required 41 F after cooling. Grout missing in many places throughout kitchen (drive-thru, serving area, ware wash area, back door), and tiles missing, damaged at drive-thru allowing water to pool in area. Corner guards on pass-thru to dry storage damaged, window to break room/office frame missing, ceiling tile metal strips rusting and coving to walk-in cooler floor needs sealing to prevent water entry.

Inspector: Shelby Finch


5905 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Lemons being sliced and put back in original cardboard box that they were shipped in. Food handlers wearing bracelets. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces in kitchen laying on counters and prep surfaces; few cloths were laying on handles at hand sink. Utensils being stored in a container with papers that have food residue and other nonfood surfaces (office type supplies).

Inspector: Black

Project Success, Lanier Career Academy

2723 Tumbling Cree Road, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Lanier Career Center

2723 Tumbling Cree Road, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Lanier Charter Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road, Unit A, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Nov. 15

Friendship Elementary School

4450 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

La Hacienda

1714 Atlanta Highway, Unit A and B,

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Charles Phelps


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