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Kitchen Inspections Oct. 11-13
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 11-13 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

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

OCT. 11

Catering Unlimited

3035 Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A


Taqueria Durango/Durango Mobile

1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Hand-washing sink in kitchen observed with no soap in its dispenser. No paper towels were available in the restroom hand sink. Raw steak, octopus and fish were stored above ready-to-eat produce in a reach-in cooler.


Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

5857 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A


Murrayville Pharmacy

5304 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A


OCT. 12

Academies Of Discovery

3215 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Johnson High School

3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Papa John’s Pizza No. 2998

2224 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Observed container of pepperoncinis stored uncovered at prep station. Accumulated food debris and metal shavings along the blade and face of can opener. Observed foods held in walk-in cooler between 49-53 F.


Starbucks Coffee Shop No. 27260

1429 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A


OCT. 13

Tadmore Elementary School

3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

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