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Kitchen inspections: Sept. 17-Oct. 1
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 17-Oct. 1 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.

Sept. 17

Subway No. 21732

203 B EE Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Current CFSM has expired; must acquire CFSM as soon as possible.

Inspector: Donna Black

Sept. 18

El Azteca Mexican Restaurant

1856 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 109 and 110, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Sept. 21

Autumn Breeze

2215 Old Hamilton Place, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: T’Shane Williams

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

5857 Spout Springs Road Suite A305, Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Observed employee with no hair restraint; a hair net or hat is required for all employees who are handling food.

Inspector: Williams

Waterloo Burgers

5315 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

Heavy mold buildup found on baffle of ice machine. Interior of microwave had grease buildup and food debris. All food contact surfaces need to be cleaned at a frequency to prevent soil accumulations.

Inspector: Amanda Gill

Sept. 23

New Holland Core Knowledge Academy

170 Barne St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Sept. 28

Brenau Downtown Campus

301 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Chick-fil-A Cafe at Milton Martin Toyota

3150 Milton Martin Toyota Way, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Sept. 29

Hong Kong King Buffet

635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Plastic cup and thermos cups were found in kitchen. Employees may only have a disposable cup with a lid and a straw. The disposable cup should be stored in a manner that prevents contamination. Observed pink slim or mold substance buildup on the chute area of ice machine. Food contact surfaces shall be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation of debris. Handles of scoops were buried in most bulk food containers. Handles of scoops must remain above the food surface to prevent contamination. Small and large hotel pans and cups were stacked wet after cleaning and sanitizing. After proper cleaning and sanitizing, equipment shall be air dried. Shelving throughout the kitchen had buildup of debris. Clean nonfood contact surfaces frequently enough to prevent buildup.

Inspector: Williams

Si Fu Ginger

4009 Winder Highway

Suite 290, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

No test strips found for measuring sanitizer; replace missing test strips so that concentrations of sanitizer can be monitored.

Inspector: Black

Taqueria Durango

1705 Cleveland Highway Suite 11, Gainesville

Score: 72, Grade: C

Food handlers did not wash hands when changing gloves; had to constantly remind food handlers to wash hands. Food handlers must wash hands before donning gloves. Dishwasher did not sanitize dishes after washing and rinsing in three-compartment sink; had to explain how to sanitize dishes. Food-contact surfaces must be sanitized before use. Food found in top and inside two-door sandwich prep cooler out of temperature. Cold-hold foods need to be held at 41 F or below. Most current inspection report not displayed. Inspection needs to be displayed where consumers can walk up to it and read it.

Inspector: Gill

Sept. 30

Iron House Catering at Road Atlanta

5300 Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams

Oct. 1

Shoney’s On The Go, LLC

4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Condensate leak found in walk-in freezer and accumulating on floor; have repaired to prevent leak and do not store any foods underneath this non potable water. Floors in kitchen at fryers and drain area were pulling apart at seams. Floor in walk-in cooler was pulling apart at seam. Have floors repaired to prevent water and food from accumulating underneath and possible insect and rodent attraction.

Inspector: Black

Vinny’s New York

Pizza & Grill

4977 Lanier Islands Parkway Suite 102 and 103, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Floors found with debris underneath equipment and at all floor and wall junctures; clean floors all the way to wall and keep clean. Floors in side kitchen area found with floor peeling and pitting. Floor tiles near hand sink pulling away from floor. Repair floors.

Inspector: Black

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