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Kitchen Inspections: Oct. 5-8
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 5-8 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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Oct. 5

Buffalo’s Cafe
3446 Winder Highway Suite 101, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Dish machine not reaching the required 180 F for final rinse, hot water was between 156 and 171 F on gauge, internal water 145 F; have repaired, three-compartment-sink will be used.
Inspector: Donna Black

Enota Multiple Intelligence Agency
1340 Enota Ave., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black
Happy China
2458 Limestone Parkway Suite D, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Bowl was stored in hand washing sink. Hand washing sinks must be used for hand washing purposes only. Heavy mold buildup was found in ice dispensing compartment of soda machine. All food contact equipment must be cleaned regularly enough to prevent buildup. Plastic to-go containers were being used as scoops in containers of rangoon and cooked chicken in reach-in glass-front cooler. Scoop was found stored with handle in product of sugar. Scoops stored in product must have a handle and handle must be above the food product surface.
Inspector: Holly Cochran

Subway No. 17563
5840 Spout Springs Road,
Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
No CFSM on staff. Manager will register to take exam. Dumpster is missing a drain plug. Replace drain plug to prevent the attraction of pests. Mop sink is missing a coving tile and FRP has gaps. Seal gaps and replace tile to prevent mold growth. The three-compartment sink is coming unsealed from the wall; reseal to prevent food and water from getting in the crevice.
Inspector: Cochran

Subway No. 59634
4025 Winder Highway Suite 500, Flowery Branch
Score: 97, Grade: A
Thermometer was not present in reach-in glass-front cooler, which held milk and beverages. Milk is a potentially hazardous food. Thermometer must be present in a location where it can be easily read.
Inspector: Cochran

Woods Mill Academy
715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Oct. 6

Burger King 3800/Athens
806 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Cochran

El Taco Veloz No. 3
950 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Observed an employee grating a block of cheese with bare hands; employees must wear gloves or have a barrier that prevents contact between bare hands and the food product to prevent the spread of pathogens. Wiping cloths were stored in bucket with sanitizer solution less than 10 ppm. Maintain sanitizer concentration between 50-100 ppm. Several tiles were cracked under the fryer, allowing water and grease to pool. Repair tile to prevent pooled water and grease from attracting pests. Ceiling to left of stove had gaps between tiles and tiles were peeling. Replace damaged tiles to prevent exterior surface of tile from becoming a physical contaminant.
Inspector: Cochran

Moonie’s Texas Barbecue
5545 Atlanta Highway,
Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Two-door reach-in freezer found with condensate leak running down inside back of cooler; have repaired and do not store any foods in this nonpotable water. Shelves underneath prep tables, area underneath self-service coke area and the shelf underneath coke area were all found with residue; clean all areas and keep clean to prevent insect and rodent attraction. Grease container found with grease accumulation; clean container and move back to outside area so that it can be cleaned properly.
Inspector: Black

Re-Cess Southern Gastro Pub
118 Bradford St., Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Shrimp, beef and fish were not being thawed properly; some foods not submerged in water. Shrimp was sitting in standing water. All foods must be submerged in container and have water with constant flow; no foods can sit in water. Foods can also thaw in cooler at 41 F or less. Floors throughout kitchen have floor tiles missing and portions of sub floors are showing; floors must be repaired.
Inspector: Black

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers No. 30
416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
The walk-in freezer had condensate leak over food. Repair to prevent nonpotable water from contaminating food. Maintain all equipment in good repair. Floor under three-compartment sink had heavy debris and buildup. Physical facilities must be cleaned as often as necessary to prevent buildup and contamination.
Inspector: T’Shane Williams

Wendy’s Restaurant No. 20
3652 Wallis Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Amanda Gill

Oct. 7

Burger King 7947/Thompson Bridge
1337 Thompson Bridge Road NW, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Shelving in dry storage and above three-compartment sink was rusted. Floors in dry storage area near grease container found with grease buildup.
Inspector: Gill

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
5745 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 95, Grade: A
Wiping cloths were stored on prep areas; must store wiping cloths in sanitizer solution in-between uses. The receptacles in the female restroom are not covered. The receptacles in the female restroom should be provided with a covered receptacle in each stall.
Inspector: Williams

Orient Express
302 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Chlorine sanitizer in three-compartment sink was testing lower than 10 ppm. Maintain sanitizer between 50 to 100 ppm in order to properly clean food contact surfaces and equipment. Grease container was soiled with heavy buildup and grease residue. Receptacles should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent buildup and the attraction of rodents.
Inspector: Gill

Papa John’s No. 4523
1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE Suite 300, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Hand washing sink by pizza make line did not have any hand cleanser. Each hand washing sink should be provided with a supply of hand washing cleansing liquid, powder or bar soap. Hand washing sink by the three-compartment sink and in customer restroom were missing paper towels. Keep all hand washing sinks supplied with disposable paper towels.
Inspector: Williams
Schlotzsky’s Deli
302 Broad St., Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Gill

Subway No. 62383
1470 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Williams

Oct. 8

American Deli
3885 Mundy Mill Road Suite 109, Oakwood
Score: 92, Grade: A
Mold and mildew was found in ice maker. Clean all food contact surfaces at a frequency that is adequate to prevent accumulation. Unlabeled bottles of cleaning chemicals found in mop sink area. Bottles used to store cleaners and sanitizers should be clearly labeled with the common name of the material.
Inspector: Williams

Dunkin’ Donuts
3629 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 98, Grade: A
The inspection report that is posted within the store was not in a location where it can be read 1 foot away for customers. The most current inspection report needs to be displayed 5 to 7 feet from the floor in an area where customers can walk up and read it. Floors underneath equipment and shelves throughout the kitchen were found with an accumulation of food debris. All areas should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent buildup.
Inspector: Williams

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 24613
4810 Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 91, Grade: A
Nozzles on soda dispensers were found with an accumulation of mold. Food-contact surfaces need to be cleaned at a frequency to prevent buildup. Ice machine found with a buildup of mold and fastened with a rusted nail. Food-contact surfaces must be cleaned at a frequency to prevent buildup. Manager was preparing food on prep line without a hair restraint. Food handlers must wear an effective hair restraint to pull back loose hair.
Inspector: Gill

Taco Bell No. 24722
3615 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Gill
Elise Perkins

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