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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 10-16 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

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

April 10

New York’s Famous Beef Franks

996 Athens Street , Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Green Gables Event Venue

4930 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Mulligan’s Reunion Golf Club

7000 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton

Score: 79, Grade: C

Hands not being washed between glove changes or between service and restocking from inside snack bar where hand sink is located. No way to wash hands on front porch where cooking and service is taking place. Reach-in cooler inside snack bar is leaking condensate into bottom of cooler. Grilling and service outside without adequate protection from wind, dust and insects. Coved baseboard has come unglued from wall behind cook line and freezer and wood baseboards in restrooms need to be sealed at floor/wall juncture. No thermometer available to monitor temperatures of cooked and hot- and cold-held foods.

Inspector: Wentworth

April 11

El Sol

1784 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Raw beef and shrimp being stacked over ready-to-eat foods. Bulk items, such as sugar and beans, not labeled.

Inspector: Donna Black

April 15

Sylvester Jones Elementary

Sixth Street, Chicopee, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Pressure measuring 35 psi during final rinse for hot water sanitizing dish machine. Individual salsa cups out on cart for children to pick up without proper protection from contamination.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Bayou Seafood and Chicken

420 Wall St., Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Drain at hand sink leaking all over floor.

Inspector: Wentworth

April 16

El Sombrero Restaurant No. 3

1792 Browns Bridge Road,

Score: 77, Grade: C

Not washing hands as needed. Soap dispenser at handsink not working. Ambient temperature at 50 to 52 degrees F. Ambient and food temperatures averaged at 28 degrees F. Food not hard frozen. Cheese dip and beans cooked and prepared, not cooled properly in walk-in cooler. Return filters to exhaust hood system.

Inspector: NA

Longhorn Steakhouse

1709 Browns Bridge Road,

Score: 95, Grade: A

Debris specks on salad plates. Filters in dishwasher not cleared as needed. Pans stacked and stored wet.

Inspector: NA

Folks Inc.

1500 Browns Bridge Road,

Score: 96, Grade: A

Pans stored wet and with dried food residue.

Inspector: NA

Mrs. Winners Chicken and Biscuits

719 Jesse Jewell Parkway,

Score: 91, Grade: A

Pans not adequately clean. Cooking and prep utensils stored in wet container. Pans at dry storage stacked wet after cleaning. Top of tea container is broken and exposes tea to overhead contamination. Drain grate is missing at mop sink. Hand sinks not properly affixed and seated to wall. Floor tile and base tile are in marginal condition. Tiles are broken and grout is missing between tiles. Grease on ground at grease receptacle. Wire shelves for air-drying utensils above three-compartment sink in poor condition.

Inspector: NA