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Kitchen inspections, Oct. 2-6
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 2-6 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. Food service establishments receive 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 will be conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type shall be 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 never has 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 also will be required to have the top one-third of a copy of the most current inspection report visible through each window, allowing customers to read the score, date of inspection and establishment information, in addition to the copy posted inside the establishment. Copies of the new rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations also are available online at

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

Oct. 2

Weezie’s Kitchen

4147 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Oct. 3

C.W. Davis Middle School

4335 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 93, Grade: A

Slicer stored with food residue on blade cradle (top and bottom). Rolling cart with bare wood brace between the two "shelves." Dried food debris under slicer (under legs), in cavity under slicing apparatus where motor is housed and under meat holder plate.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

The Grill at Chicopee Woods

2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

The Paddock Grille

5300 Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 85, Grade: B

Grill worker drinking from soda bottles. Manual washing of kitchenware without sanitizing step set up. No bleach for use in kitchen. Cooking outside and holding food for service on grill without proper protection. Screening and roof for grill and foil or lids for food being held on grill for service. Pack of cigarettes in holder with tags for labeling and dating foods. Evidence of rodent activity on shelving in service area. Several fluorescent lights without proper shielding and missing plastic sheath or end caps in dry storage and back service area.

Inspector: Wentworth

Riverside Military Academy

2100 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Storage on one side of freezer primarily on milk crates. Floors in dish room under rotating system have food, dirt, dishes, etc.

Inspector: McDuffie

Oct. 6

Pizza Hut

3815 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Gaskets on coolers have mold/mildew and dried food debris; some gaskets are heavily damaged. Repeat violation: Floor has dirt, trash, food, in corners and under equipment.

Inspector: McDuffie

Pupuseria El Guanaco

3616 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 85, Grade: B

No paper towels at hand sink. Pink water mold on baffle of ice maker. Spray bottles are not labeled. Large pot of cooked vegetables on floor.

Inspector: McDuffie

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