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Kitchen Inspections Aug. 14-Aug. 20
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Aug. 14

Best Western Plus Lake Lanier/Gainesville

4535 Oakwood Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black


Joe Muggs at Books A Million

150 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite D9, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Employees did not have hair restraints. All personnel working with food must wear hair restraints to prevent loose hair from falling into food.

Inspector: T’Shane Williams


Waffle House No. 1178

1240 Candler Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Hand sink at prep line was not supplied with paper towels. All hand sinks must have drying provisions to prevent employees from drying hands on aprons or unclean towels. Gaskets of several cold holding units were dirty. Ice station beside tea urn had lid that was dirty. Clean non-food contact surfaces frequently enough to prevent accumulations.

Inspector: Holly Cochran


Aug. 18

Steak ‘N Shake

3525 Thurman Tanner Parkway, Oakwood

Score: 75, Grade: C

Food handlers working grill area are changing gloves but instead of washing hands prior glove changes, soiled gloves are discarded and new pair is pulled from box to put on. Leftover chili reheated in microwave for hot holding in steam unit with temperature of 107 F. Leftover potentially hazardous foods to be reheated for hot holding must be reheated to 165 F within two hours before hot holding. Chili cooling in full 6-inch small hotel pans covered in plastic wrap with small hole in each plastic cover in the walk-in cooler struggling to cool as required. Ice machine was not working to provide ice for ice bath. Sheet pan of cooked mushrooms and onions and peppers was cooling on prep table until cool enough to handle for portioning. This method allows food to cool only to room temperature and portioning does not take place sometimes for several hours after cooking; start to cool in walk-in cooler with sheet pans loosely covered after cooking and until time allows for portioning. Water heater not working and emergency tank installed several days ago not providing hot water to the facility. Dumpster area with trash piled between dumpsters and between them and walls of enclosure, as well as trash items pinned under dumpster. To prevent insect and rodent attraction, the dumpster must be kept free of trash. They need to be moved out of enclosure to allow for thorough cleaning of the area. Half of hinged lid is missing from right dumpster in enclosure. To prevent insect and rodent attraction, it must be able to be closed up.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Sun Garden Chinese Restaurant

3630 Thompson Bridge Road Unit 17, Gainesville

Score: 77, Grade: C

Raw chicken was stored above cooked noodles and deli meat in the two-door reach-in freezer. In the walk-in cooler, raw chicken was stored above raw beef, and raw shrimp and pork were stored above cream cheese and cooked beef. Items must be stored according to their internal cook temperatures to prevent contamination. Chunks of mold were found on product in ice machine beside prep line. Clean frequently enough to prevent mold buildup. Two bags of cooked chicken in the walk-in cooler and cooked chicken, pork and chicken wings in the two-door reach-in were not date marked. Items that are kept longer than 24 hours must be marked to be discarded within seven days, including the day of preparation. All items had been cooked on Saturday and Sunday. Tongs were stored on pipe (exposed to contamination) below stove top; store on a cleanable surface. Plastic container was used as a scoop in flour bin. Utensils used as scoops must have handles.

Inspector: Cochran


Sweet Magnolias

118 Main St. SW Suite 10, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Tongs were stored with handle in food product of container of bacon beside the microwave. Utensils must be stored with handle above product to prevent contamination. Single service to-go boxes on counter beside the dessert case were not inverted. Store inverted to protect the food contact area of the container.

Inspector: Cochran


Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream-Mobile Unit

2002 Dixie Drive Suite 101, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth


Aug. 19


5458 McEver Road C-4, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Fajitas Mexican Restaurant Mobile No. 2

1210 Thompson Bridge Road Suite F, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Hot water hooked up to sinks in trailer. Hot water must be available to the hand sink and three-compartment sink when catering.

Inspector: Wentworth


Aug. 20

American Legion Post 7

2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Brownies and cookies were being made at home and brought in for sale at bingo concession. Food for service must be either purchased from the store or made on site. Spray bottles of chemicals in both kitchen and bar are not labeled with contents. Chemicals put into unlabeled bottles must be labeled with the name of the chemical. Wall behind mop sink at mop sink and wall juncture was damaged-dry wall eaten away. Repair the wall, look into covering wall with more durable, cleanable surface than painted dry wall (Fiberglass reinforced plastic panels) to hold up to water that can splash up and damage wall.

Inspector: Wentworth


Church’s Fried Chicken

600 EE Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Shelves, cabinets, outsides of equipment found with food residue. Clean all areas and keep clean. Grease and food accumulation found underneath grill, behind drink station and underneath other equipment. Wall behind coke unit found with large amount of mold and mildew. Repair wall and clean all other areas and keep clean.

Inspector: Black


Fuji Hibachi Express

229 EE Butler Parkway Suite 500, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Paper menus were being used to line pans that hold egg rolls. These menus are not approved to use with food and cannot be sanitized. Only use approved materials to prevent possible contamination. Back door in kitchen propped open and fly fan not on. Door must stay closed to prevent insect and rodent entry. Multiple fly tape strips being used in kitchen hung from ceiling. Remove and do not use; insects could possibly fall off tape and into foods below.

Inspector: Black


Little Caesars No. 1592-0005

229 EE Butler Parkway Suite 400, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Hand sink in back kitchen area found with heavy food residue; clean sinks and keep clean. Shelves, outsides of coolers, dough rack and prep table shelves were all found with food residue; clean all areas and keep clean. Ceilings and vent found with dust and need cleaning. Walls at prep areas with food residue, need cleaning. Some floor tiles at three-compartment sink were still damaged and need replacing; clean and repair all areas.

Inspector: Black


Picos Hot Dogs-Mobile Unit

4172 Tralee Court, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

No hand soap available for the washing of hands. Keep soap available to complete proper hand washing. Cooked beef holding on steam unit at 128 F. Potentially hazardous foods to be held hot for service must be held at 135 F or above.

Inspector: Wentworth


Tasty Grill

1421 Athens Street Suite B, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

No paper towels available at hand sink at start of inspection; to complete proper hand washing, hand sinks must be properly stocked with disposable towels. Incorrect testing equipment being used for sanitizer, using pH strips. Must have correct test kit for type of sanitizer being used. Using quaternary ammonium sanitizer; use quat test strips for this type sanitizer. Flooring under steam line damaged; floor tiles loosened and askew. Wall between steam table and two-door merchandiser damaged at bottom. Water from sink drains overflows and accumulates under and in front of steam table, loosening floor tiles and damaging wall. Install larger hub drain to accommodate overflow to prevent damage from accumulated water.

Inspector: Wentworth

Elise Perkins

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