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Kitchen inspections, Oct. 7-22
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 7-22 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food service establishments will now be 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 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 has never served food must score 100 (A) to receive a food service permit. 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. Establishments with drive-through 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. To register a complaint, contact the county Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Oct. 7

Panera Bread

625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Gaskets on make-line coolers have a heavy buildup of mold/mildew, water, and food debris; some gaskets are heavily damaged. Dumpster lid missing. Repeat violation: Floors throughout kitchen have an accumulation of food, water, trash, etc., especially under equipment, ware washing area, and shelves.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Oct. 17


4504 Cornelia Highway Unit 3, Lula

Score: 93, Grade: A

Cups on prep table without lids and straws. Box of paper towels sitting in mop sink on top of mop bucket. Lowboy cooler with condensate leak. Trash on ground around Dumpster area that needs to be cleaned. Floors need cleaning better in walk-in cooler and behind bag and box area.

Inspector: Donna Black

South Hall Middle School

3215 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Repeat violation: Hot water sanitizing dish machine with temperature of the hot water sanitizing rinse not reaching 180 degrees as required. Wash cycle not reaching required 160 degrees. Riblets stored in hot box on serving line with holding temperatures of 115-123 degrees.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Jimmy John’s

333 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Inman Perk Coffee LLC @ Spout Springs Library

6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Oct. 20

American Deli

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Hand sink in kitchen has no hot water; hand sink in service area has a water purifier installed on it. Foods stored on floor and boards. Ice scoop handle stored in ice. Floors throughout need better cleaning.

Inspector: McDuffie

Quizno’s Subs

417 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Crates used for storage under shelving in walk-in.

Inspector: McDuffie

Oct. 21

Bruster’s Ice Cream/Nathan’s

3204 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Storage on the floor. Light out in walk-in freezer.

Inspector: McDuffie


1402 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Gasket on walk-in cooler and chicken cooler are damaged. Ware washer not reaching 150 degrees F for washing, or 180 degrees F for final rinse. Dumpster open. Hood vents missing from hood system.

Inspector: McDuffie

China Garden

4850 Golden Parkway, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Gaskets on coolers/freezer need a thorough cleaning; one gasket is damaged.

Inspector: McDuffie

Oct. 22

Las Palomas

3050 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Employee putting on gloves without washing hands. Two cases of chicken and two cases of beef, which arrived frozen, left on counter to thaw. Repeat violation: Thermometers missing from some coolers. Repeat violation: Gaskets on make line have an accumulation of mold/mildew and food debris. Gasket on reach-in cooler heavily damaged. Grease container dripping grease on surrounding concrete pad. Dumpster open.

Inspector: McDuffie

Sodexo at Wrigley Manufacturing Co.

4500 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Walk-in freezer has a large amount of frozen condensation on the back wall under the compressor. Ware washer rinse agent empty. Catch tray on soda dispenser has mold/mildew.

Inspector: McDuffie

La Flor De Jalisco

1299 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Hand sink blocked. Foods uncovered in storage. Storage on floor. Cleaning cloths on counters, tables and equipment. Ice scoop stored with handle in ice. Gaskets on make-line coolers are heavily damaged.

Inspector: McDuffie

Megan Gill

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