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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 22-28 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. 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 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 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 new rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online at health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.

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

 

Jan. 22

Burger King

4760 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 99, Grade: A

Grease container is dripping in Dumpster enclosure. Mopsink has broken grout in some areas.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

1210 Bistro, LLC

1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black

China Garden

4850 Golden Parkway, Buford

Score: 98, Grade: A

Gaskets on make line are split and dry. Dumpsters are open, area has an accumulation of trash. Grout missing in several places on tile floor. Screen door is damaged. Ceiling tiles have grease, dirt, etc.

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 23

Happy China

2458 Limestone Parkway No. D, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Grapes & Hops Bar and
Bistro (The Club Room DBA)

4856 B Hog Mountain Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

No test strips for sanitizer. Gaskets on make line cooler have food debris. Grease container has grease dripping in Dumpster enclosure. Dust on ceiling tiles and wall near exhaust hood. Floor near hot water heater and storage have an accumulation of trash, etc. Unshielded light in exhaust hood.

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 26

Long John Silvers

1281 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Uncovered drink. Containers stored wet nested. Repeat violation: Tiles missing at cove base around mop sink, WI cooler, electrical panels and other places. Heavy accumulation of food/grease under equipment and shelving at cook line.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

El Sombrero
Restaurant No. 3

1792 Browns Bridge Road,
Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Small walk in cooler struggling to maintain required temperature. Employee not wearing hair restraint. Repeat violation: Floors need more thorough cleaning, especially under equipment and shelving.

Inspector: McDuffie

Shane’s Rib Shack

5877 Spout Springs Road, Building D 500, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Boxes of foods on floor in walk in freezer and containers of sauce and buckets of pork cooling on floor in walk in cooler. Mop water being dumped down three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Black

Jake’s Catering
at Liberty Mutual

2875 Browns Bridge Road,
Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Repeat violation: no sanitizer buckets set up. Drawers, gaskets and shelves have dirt/dust.

Inspector: Hoffhines

Locos Deli

601 S Enota, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Need a splash guard between veggie prep and hand washing sink. Keep clean cutting boards stored away from prep areas until ready for use. Stainless steel at ware washing station must be tight fitting to wall to prevent accumulation of food and moisture. Replace missing baffle in ice machine. Clean exterior of ware washing machine frequently to prevent accumulation of debris. Keep floor in dry storage shed swept thoroughly and frequently. Light fixture above salad prep station needs end caps.

Inspector: Hoffhines

El Sombrero No. 1

1435 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Gaskets on double door cooler are torn/damaged. No covered trash container in ladies restroom. Ansul system serviced Jan. 31, ’08; extinguisher last serviced July 2, ’07.

Inspector: McDuffie

El Paisa

272 A Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 27

Coco’s Latin American

1276 Industrial Boulevard Suite 1B, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Beef stew on stove with temperature 98 degrees. All prepared ready-to-eat food must be labeled and dated with a seven-day expiration date. Utensils in standing water.

Inspector: Black

Jan. 28

La Parrilla Mexican

3446 Winder Highway,
Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Make line cooler struggling to maintain required temperature. Gaskets on makelines are heavily damaged, trapping food particles.

Inspector: McDuffie

Wendy’s

3652 Wallis Road, Oakwood

Score: 99, Grade: A

Floors need more thorough cleaning under storage shelves.

Inspector: McDuffie

Curt’s Restaurant

3440 Branch Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Gaskets on some coolers are damaged. Hood vent system has dripping grease

Inspector: McDuffie

Georgia Dog

4360 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 96, Grade: A

Prep tables being wiped down with cloth dipped into wash water at three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Black

Oven House Pizza

Old Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 95, Grade: A

Cloths not in sanitizer laying on counters. All single service items (pizza boxes, napkins, cups, etc.) need to be 6 inches off the floor. Keep all personal items separate from items used for customer.

Inspector: Black

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