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Kitchen inspections: Aug. 1-10
Kitchen Inspections
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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

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

Aug. 1
Marisqueria Playa Azul

1736 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Three-door merchandiser cooler holding time-temperature control safety foods above 41 F. Soiled pots being stored in the mop sink.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Starbucks No. 416
7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Wang’s Chinese Restaurant
4211 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 93, Grade: A
Two sanitizing buckets with an inadequate sanitizer concentration. Warm chicken in the walk-in cooler being cooled with the container lid intact.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Wendy’s
4930 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 86, Grade: B
Mold debris located on the baffle of the ice machine as well as debris located in the drink dispenser nozzles in the drive through. All time-temperature control safety foods located in the walk-in cooler to have temperatures ranging from 45 F to 51 F.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Aug. 2
Huddle House

1920 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Pancake/waffle batter and toppings stored in reach-in cooler uncovered open to condensation and other overhead contamination. Pink slime mold behind baffle of ice machine. Equipment stored underneath a leak in the ceiling tile.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Mama Ruth’s Kitchen
804 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Scoop with handle touching the food.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Aug. 2
Blimpie

4949 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 91, Grade: A
Dented can of red pepper strips
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Pizza Hut No. 4798
3815 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 99, Grade: A
Dumpster receptacle with open side doors. Walls behind dish machine, piping and all exterior surfaces under death three-compartment sink with heavy build-up of mold, grease and food residue.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Shazzy’s Bar & Grill
4949 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 87, Grade: B
Raw chicken stored next to bacon and on top of beef in walk in cooler. Chicken salad made in house after 24 hours not date marked.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Aug. 6
Chattahoochee Country Club Snack Bar

3000 Club Drive, Gainesville  
Score: 80, Grade: B
Seasoning stored underneath prep sink without a lid or any cover. Multiple time-temperature control safety foods in reach-in cooler being held at temperatures exceeding 41 F. Fish thawed overnight without being removed from reduced oxygen packaging environment. Food-handling employee wearing multiple bracelets and a watch. Pooled water in a bain marie that had accumulated growth from being soiled and uncleaned for an extended period of time.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Crossroads Deli Inc.
2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cooked chicken cooling in walk-in cooler at 121 F after two hours cooling.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton
1400 River Place, Braselton
Score: 96, Grade: A
Employee wearing a wristwatch and hand bands while preparing foods for patients. Chemical test kit missing the concentration scale to determine the concentration of the sanitizer.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Papa’s Pizza to Go
6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont
Score: 75, Grade: C
Person in charge not performing duties to ensure that the establishment is maintained in a clean condition and in good repair; date-marking practices are consistent and well understood by staff; time-temperature control safety foods that are not meeting TCS controls for safety are being discarded as corrective action; broken or damaged equipment and utensils are being discarded and replaced as needed and cleanliness of establishment; condition of back door; and covering of foods is being practiced as part of an integrated pest control program. Posted Certified Food Safety Manager certification expired Nov. 2, 2016. Lid left open on bulk sugar container stored on shelf. Date label tape and food debris/residues on clean utensils stored on wire shelves beside hand sink. Person In Charge pulled a metal container of pizza sauce from bottom of make-line cooler to prepare pizza where sauce temped 68-70 F. Deep crack down center of make-line cooler cutting board filled with an epoxy material marketed for aquarium use; accumulated food debris still harboring in crevices between epoxy and cutting board.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Smoky Springs Retirement Center
940 South Enota Drive NE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Taco Bell No. 030345
1957 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Mold and debris in the drink dispensers located in the drive-through window. Grease container leaking with grease that has pooled from underneath grease receptacle and to underneath dumpster receptacle.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Aug. 7
El Sombrero No. 5

3640 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
Employee washing his hands in the kitchen’s vegetable sink. Various time-temperature control safety foods cold holding in the two-door sandwich cooler unit at temperatures above 41 F. Chemical spray bottle hanging on the edge of a box of crackers at the waitress station. Sanitizer bucket full of chlorine sanitizer in the kitchen which measured more than 400 ppm with the chemical test kit.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Steak ‘N Shake
3525 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Oakwood
Score: 85, Grade: B
Employee’s open cup of coffee stored on the food preparation surface. Two paper towel dispensers at hand sinks without any paper towels. Raw beef patties and cheese stored in unit next to grill that is missing its lid. Dish machine not registering any concentration of chlorine sanitizer. Multiple used wiping clothes left out on food preparation surfaces. Inspection reported is located on counter behind container for straws and not within public view. Warewashing machine and area soiled with food debris and accumulations. Dumpster does not have drain plug. Observed pooling water, buildup and grime within tight spaces and underneath equipment that has collected over time.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Taqueria El Rey
711 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 81, Grade: B
Establishment has not had Certified Food Safety Manager since opening. Open cup of coffee in food preparation area. Raw chorizo stored in two-door merchandiser cooler overnight being cold held at 54 F. Person in charge stated ready-to-eat meat was reheated in microwave with a temperature of 77 F after cooling three hours.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Aug. 8
Chick-Fil-A Jesse Jewell No. 3609

1917 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mold accumulation and debris located on the inside of nozzles on two different drink dispensers located in the front main lobby.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Rincon Latino Restaurant
3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Facility’s menu with sunny side eggs for breakfast with no consumer advisory. Time-temperature control safety food cold holding at temperature above 41 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Waffle House No. 1688
2880 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Multiple containers of meat in the four-door cooler without lids or covers. Sanitizing solution with 0 ppm chlorine sanitizer. Two containers of expired milk in cooler.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

WnB Factory
1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Aug. 9
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

1195 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 80, Grade: B
Cook with open cuts and abrasions on arm and hand with no gloves or proper cover. Sliced cheese stored in a prep top cooler across from the grill top area that had red juices spilled onto the cheese. The cook in the area confirmed this was tomato juice from sliced tomatoes that were stored next to the sliced cheese in the prep top. The cook then removed the top few slices of cheese with no gloves and returned to cooking the raw chicken without washing hands before or after doing so. Food placed in preptop unit with any lid or covers. Dish machine not registering any chlorine sanitizer solution. Establishment could not provide evidence of training on reduced oxygen packaging procedures. Cook preparing food with multiple rings on his fingers. Several damp wiping cloths stored on the prep top surfaces throughout kitchen and beneath prep top racks in dishwashing area.
Inspector: Alex Reid

The Waterford at Oakwood
4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood
Score: 83, Grade: B
Person in charge does not have a procedure for food employees and conditional food employees to be informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report information about their health or activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food. The food service permit holder currently has no reporting procedure in place that requires food employees and conditional food employees to report to the Certified Food Safety Manager and person in charge if they are experiencing symptoms associated to foodborne illnesses or if they have been diagnosed with or been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with an illness caused by Norovirus, E. coli, Shigella, Salmonella typhi or Hepatitis A. Establishment does not have a procedure for food employees to follow should a vomit or fecal event occur in a food service area. Raw bacon and beef chubs in reach-in cooler stored above box of french toast, shredded cheese and uncovered hotel pan of cheesecake, and stored either beside or above iced brownies, cornbread, chicken n’ dumplings and cooked sausage patties.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Aug. 10
Taqueria Y Restaurante Lupita

1784 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cooked red rice in the reach in cooler cold holding at 52 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu


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