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Kitchen Inspections: Oct. 14-16
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 10-16 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. 14

Deli Max
150 Pearl Nix Parkway. Suite B-10, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Sliced cheese stored on shelf under raw chicken and raw ground beef in homestyle refrigerator. Hotel pan of raw ground beef sitting on top of box of mushrooms in walk-in cooler. Bottled drink and opened snack bag sitting on shelf in kitchen.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

East Hall Middle School
4120 E Hall Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Lyman Hall Elementary School
2150 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Unlabeled bottles of sanitizer in kitchen.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Papa John’s No. 4523
1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE Suite 300, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Oct. 15

Centennial Arts Academy
852 Century Place, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
1195 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Gatorade bottle in two-door sandwich unit.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Curt’s Restaurant
3440 Branch Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Inside of chemical sanitizing dish machine with accumulation of food debris. Top layer of floor in storage area missing, allowing water to pool.
Inspector: Wren

Poor Richards
1702 Park Hill Drive, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Food handler drinking beverage from can in prep area. Coke nozzles/diffusers at drink station in kitchen and upper bar area with residue. Ice machine in kitchen and downstairs bar area with mold, mildew build up on baffle.
Inspector: Donna Black

Restaurante Y Pupuseria Salvadorena
1870 Atlanta Highway, Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 69, Grade: U
No certified food safety manager; Employee observed eating in kitchen; Two-door cooler holding refried beans (53 degrees), pork (53-69), shredded pork (55), rice (54), tomatoes (55), cheese (50), cooked yucca (53) not keeping food items at required 41 F or below. Rice in deep container set on counter to cool. Rice, beans and boxed vegetables stored on floor under hand sink in kitchen. Vegetables stored on floor in walk-in. Two-door cooler evaporator dripping onto shelving. Walk-in cooler dripping onto floor. No test strips for sanitizing solution used in three-compartment sink were available. Roaches observed under hand sink, in restrooms, and in prep areas in kitchen.
Inspector: Kincaid

Re-Cess Southern Gastro Pub
118 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Baffle on ice machine with mold, mildew. Potato slicer on wall with residue. Prep cooler across from grill with condensate leak. Floors in mop room and behind bar in extra seating area rotting and plywood put down for floor. Light shield missing in dry storage areas.
Inspector: Black

Oct. 16

Dean Myers Elementary School
2676 Candler Road, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Water pressure measuring device on hot water sanitizing machine measuring pressure above recommended level and measuring when unit was off (15-40 psi).
Inspector: Kincaid

Fighting Geese Coffee Bar at Academic Building 4
3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 96, Grade: A
Bottle drinks and unapproved container drinks in kitchen.
Inspector: Donna Black

Moonie’s Texas Barbecue
5545 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 97, Grade: A
Prep cooler in prep area with condensate leak and water pooling on bottom of cooler. Floors need cleaning beside smoker in back of kitchen and underneath shelves in dry storage area.
Inspector: Black

Taste and See
3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

120 Bradford Suite NE, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Drink in disposable cup with lid on prep table with drinking taking place by removing lid. Clean utensils stored on wire strung under disposable towel dispenser at front line hand sink. Evaporator unit extremely dusty in walk-in cooler. Floor needs a good cleaning at floor/wall juncture throughout kitchen-especially under and behind plumbing that lays on floor, behind cook line and piping behind three-comp sink and dishwasher.
Inspector: Wentworth

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