The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 19-25 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing. Kitchens are inspected at least every six months and are required to post their score sheets in public. A new establishment that has never served food must score a 100 to receive an initial report. When a restaurant changes ownership, another inspection is required. The establishment must score a 94 or higher to receive a new permit. To register a complaint against a restaurant, call the health department at 770-531-3973.
Tadmore Elementary School, 3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Crate of strawberry milk dated Oct. 18 in storage milk cooler in cafeteria.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth
Metro Extended Stay, 1115 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Shower curtains have mold and mildew. Repair leaking toilet in room 203. Trash and debris under beds. Replace broken tile in kitchenette in room 105. Cigarette burns in bedspreads.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie
Lanier Centre Best Western, 400 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
All windows must be effectively protected against the entrance of insects by tight-fitting screening.
Gainesville Elementary School, 1145 McEver Road, Gainesville
C.W. Davis Middle School, 4335 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
One compartment of three-compartment vegetable sink being filled with sanitizer. Fans need better cleaning on front line. Dust has accumulated and can be blown onto food contact surfaces.
Sardis Elementary, Sardis Road, Gainesville
Several scoops and serving spoons stored with dried debris on them. Both walk-in cooler evaporators leaking condensate, one from drain and one from drip pan. One evaporator has no shelving underneath and pan is under leaking drain.
Chestatee Middle School, 2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville
Dairy Spot, 4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Shake collars being stored in pan with melted ice cream. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer. Cloth on top of walk-in cooler hanging down behind ice machine with mold and mildew. Floor in walk-in cooler with a tear. Floors behind reach-in freezer and beside grill with debris. Ceilings with dust and paint peeling in back kitchen near walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Donna Black
Atlanta Bread Company, STO, 944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Floors throughout kitchen, including inside proof oven and walk-in cooler, need detailed cleaning. Dust on ceiling tiles and vents throughout kitchen and in walk-in cooler. Coved baseboard and couple of floor tiles need replacing. Light shield in back of walk-in cooler broken. Light at door in walk-in cooler not shatterproof. Personal items on shelves throughout kitchen.
Slade's Catering, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Hand sink has leak from drain. Ansul system and fire extinguishers past due for inspection. Baffle of ice machine needs to be cleaned on back side as well as front when cleaning and sanitizing.
Pueblos Mexican Cuisine, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road No. 1, Gainesville
Foods in reach-in freezer being stored in plastic to-go bags. Several knives placed back on knife magnetic strip with residue. Pans near dish machine with residue. Plastic containers being stored on floor. Ice machine with mold on baffle. Makeline cooler with condensate leak and temperature is struggling to maintain 41 degrees or below. Spray faucet at dish machine area with a heavy leak. Floors need to be cleaned in dry storage area and around floor and wall juncture. Holes in walls across from ice machine.
Locos Deli, 601 South Enota, Gainesville
Slicer and cutting boards with residue. Dish machine not dispensing sanitizer. Clean soda holder at bar. Condensate leak in walk-in freezer. Floors underneath dish machine, three-compartment sink and behind wait station in dining room in walk-in freezer with accumulation of debris. Back door in kitchen not shutting properly, leaving gaps around door.
Jake's Cafeteria, 125 Myrtle St., Gainesville
Walk-in freezer with condensate leak. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Several utensils being stored in a pan of water. Container with utensils mixed with hand tools. Grease on floor underneath grill area. Floor tiles missing under two-door reach-in cooler. Water pooled on floor near drive through due to leak. Coved baseboard missing in front and beside walk-in freezer. Raw eggs being stored over pitchers of tea in cooler. Container of mayonnaise rinsed off with water at hand sink because top was dirty.
West Hall High School, 5500 McEver Road, Oakwood
Several hot box pass-through doors with gaskets that do not fit properly. Last bottom door on left facing serving line and top right door of last pass-through on right facing serving line with gaps. Evidence of some rodent activity in dry storage, laundry room, and mop and hot water heater area.
Mi Palmar Restaurant, 1704 Parkhill Drive, Gainesville
Cutting board on top of cloth that has mold and mildew. Bottom of home style reach-in freezer with residue. Evaporator fans in walk-in cooler with dust accumulation. Floor tiles and ceiling tiles damaged throughout kitchen. Walls and ceiling in walk-in cooler peeling paint and moldy.
Rio Grande Taqueria and Restaurant, 1216 Aviation Blvd., Gainesville
Food handlers not wearing hats or hair nets. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Personal items such as phones, medicine, etc., being stored on same shelves with items for customer.
Flowery Branch, Radford Road, Flowery Branch
El Carreton Inc. No. 1, Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 77 Failing inspection
No sanitizing of washed and rinsed equipment at three-compartment sink. Four-door prep cooler and one-door cooler in dry storage room both have condensate leaks that are dripping into units. No stem thermometer for monitoring the temperatures of cooked, reheated and hot and cold held foods.