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Kitchen inspections: Aug. 20-23
Kitchen Inspections
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 20-23 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food service establishments are 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 are conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type is 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 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

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

Aug. 20
Cafe Hoi Ngo

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Two bottles submerged inside the ice in the ice machine. Smoking odors through out the facility despite the fact that no smoking signs are posted on the walls.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Frozo at Lakeshore Mall
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Missing a sneeze guard to cover the nose and mouth of customers as they stand directly in front of the ice cream prep freeze unit.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Aug. 21
Chattahoochee Country Club

Snack Bar
3000 Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Consumer advisory was observed on menu not all in capitals and not less than size 8 front.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Hong Kong King Buffet
635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Person in charge unable to state correct temperatures for cold holding, hot holding, internal cooking for raw animal foods, or cooling, use a food probe thermometer correctly and use test strips for chlorine sanitizer used in establishment. Upon beginning of inspection, food handling staff stopped working in food service areas until inspection concluded. Person in charge reported staff didn’t want to make mistakes. Server station hand sink filled with dirty utensils pre-soaking in water. Side kitchen hand sink blocked with stacked bucket lids. No soap available at server station and ware-washing area hand sinks. No paper towels available at side kitchen and ware-washing area hand sinks. Dirty soft serve machine not being used because cannot hold correct temperature per person in charge. Dead and alive roaches observed in side kitchen area.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Aug. 23
Wings & Philly

2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Various time-temperature control safety foods cold holding at temperatures above 41 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

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