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Kitchen Inspections: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 31-Nov. 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

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

Oct. 31

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
2458 Limestone Parkway NE, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Cooked chicken and steak in metal pans sitting on grill temped at 98 and 108 degrees, respectively. Previous inspection report was not posted when inspection began. There were no test strips for checking concentration of sanitizer solution or AutoChlor chemical for sanitizing dish machine. Light bulb not working in walk-in freezer.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

Fairfield Inn and Suites
1755 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

North Hall Middle School
4856 Rilla Road, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Carton of liquid egg product in walk-in cooler with an open date of Oct. 21; manufacturer instructs to use within 5 days of thawing product. Carton of shell eggs with receive date of Sept. 22, manufacturer use by date of Oct. 25.
Inspector: Wren

Subway No. 39661
3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 96, Grade: A
Tea nozzles on iced tea dispensers had brown powdery buildup.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

West Hall Middle School
5470 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Nov. 3

Firehouse Subs
3650 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
All items temped in reach-in cooler next to register ranged from 45-51 degrees although most had been prepped Nov. 1-2. Items being cold-held must be 41 degrees or lower to prevent growth of microorganisms.
Inspector: Wren

Friendship Elementary School
4450 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

McEver Arts Academy
3265 Montgomery Drive, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Trail of ants on the floor near kitchen restroom and lockers. Dead insect found in container containing pre-packaged food in dry storage area.
Inspector: Kincaid

Smoothie King No. 791
890 Dawsonville Highway Suite E, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Spout Springs School of Enrichment
6640 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Subway No. 18114
2235 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Tomato slicer on clean dish rack has dried food residue. Nozzles at soda machine had buildup of black mold, mildew. Dumpster missing drain plug. Dumpster area not maintained in a clean manner. Refuse on ground around dumpster.
Inspector: Kincaid

Elise Perkins

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