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Kitchen Inspections Aug. 22 - Aug. 23
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 22-24 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.

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

AUG. 22

Maynard’s At The Corner

7435 Spout Springs Road, Suite 101, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles


Mocha Moe’s

7380 Spout Springs Road, Unit 130, Flowery Branch

Score: 81, Grade: B

Employee in process of preparing cheesecake and salads observed handling cellphone and putting on gloves prior to washing hands. Rubber component on nozzle of water urn at back counter with a large buildup of mold. Container of cooked shrimp skewers in reach in cooler labeled with a date mark of Aug. 12. Employee personal foods intermingled with establishment’s food in reach in cooler.

Inspector: Evan Biles


AUG. 23

Hong Kong King Buffet

635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Bucket of chlorine sanitizing solution in dining area used to clean tables has no detectable sanitizer registering on chlorine test strips. Interior food contact surfaces of back area ice machine has accumulated slime residues and build-up. Make line cooler with sign “out of order” holding TCS Foods: eggs 73 F, lo mein 67 F and bamboo shoots 57 F. Soft serve in top basin of soft serve machine 65 F. Product prepared on-site and requires being held at 41 F within four hours of mixing per product label. Mac n’ cheese 104-11 F and stuffed 110-132 F for hot-holding on buffet. TCS foods must maintain 135 F or more for hot-holding. Sushi on buffet has no time labeling or verifiable method for supporting time used as a public health control.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


Subway Store No. 4563

151 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

A Certified Food Safety Manager certificate is posted on wall for employee who no longer works at establishment. No one designated at this food service establishment as a CFSM. Many Lexan containers on clean utensil shelf found with dried food debris on food contact portion. Multiple employees preparing sandwiches without wearing a hair restraint. Dumpster enclosure littered with bags of trash on ground and dumpster filled to capacity. Both sliding doors of dumpster in open position.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Taqueria Durango

1705 Cleveland Highway, Suite 11, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Large hotel pans are not being sanitized after cleaning and rinsing. Employee washing dishes said pans are too large to be immersed in sanitizer in third compartment of three-compartment sink and for that reason they are not sanitized. Slicer used Monday with dried food debris on blade holder and back of motor after cleaning and sanitizing. Sliced ham in two-door sandwich unit sliced Monday per owner without date mark; cooked cerviche in two-door upright reach-in cooler and on top of two-door sandwich unit cooked Monday without date mark; refried bean in two-door reach-in cooler prepared Monday without date marking; pinto beans in two-door reach-in cooler and cooked pork also prepared Monday without date marking. Shelving in dry storage lined with flattened cardboard boxes that have become soiled. Dumpster missing both lids.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


AUG. 24

Big Bear Cafe

893 Main St., Gainesville,

Score: 91, Grade: A

Raw sausage patties and salmon filets stored above box of assorted produce. Bag of raw cubed steak stored among bags of lunch meats. Raw eggs, chicken, and beef stored among packages of sliced and shredded cheese, and above lunch meats. New printed menus have satisfactory consumer advisory.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffines


Bunch’s Burgers And Breakfast

3008 McEver Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Burger King No. 1026

403 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Observed buildup of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface; the interior of the facility’s reach-in unit had a substantial buildup of food debris; consulted with person in charge on ensuring nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment is cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues. Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster; trash and cardboard boxes were observed outside the establishment’s trash receptacle.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


Cook Out No. 173

3626 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 95, Grade: A

Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles; multiple nozzles on the facility’s fountain machine, located in the dining area contained a substantial buildup of slime; Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster; consulted with PIC on ensuring refuse, recyclables, and returnables are stored in receptacles or waste handling units so that they are inaccessible to insects and rodents. Observed open dumpster lid; door to the facility’s refuse receptacle was open.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


Dunkin’ Donuts

3629 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 89, Grade: B

Chemical sanitizer not registering on test strips in any of the sanitizer buckets and solution cloudy. For quat based sanitizers, buckets must be maintained between 150-400 PPM and changed whenever they become cloudy. Drive-thru lowboy does not contain a designated thermometer used for measuring ambient air temperatures. Inspection report not displayed in drive-thru window. Ice scoop stored buried under ice in machine. Ice accumulated along evaporator fans and attached components in walk-in freezer. Outside nonfood contact portions of plastic containers and lids used for various ingredients found with old date labels and sticker residue.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Little Caesars No. 1592-2

3885 Mundy Mill Road,

Suite 106, Oakwood

Score: 68, Grade: U

Person in charge failed to effectively ensure the compliance of foodborne illness risk factors and public health interventions. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils or touch unwrapped single-service items without washing hands; an employee entered a food prep area after returning from the dish-washing area attempting to engage in food preparation. Observed employee food and beverage in a designated food prep area. Observed old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils; pizza rings used during food preparation were discovered with food debris after being washed by an employee. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 F; various food products (see temperature observations) did not meet the required parameters; further investigation revealed the interior of the make-line unit was holding at an ambient temperature of 50 F. Due to the unforeseen departure of the facility’s CFSM, the establishment has 30 days to procure a certified food safety manager for this restaurant.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


Oakwood’s Arrow Auto Auction

4712 Flat Creek Road, Oakwood

Score: 87, Grade: B

Sandwich unit not working properly. Tomatoes, lettuce, cole slaw, raw chicken, and pork all cooling for 1 hour saw no drop in temperatures (see log). Salsa verde and salsa on front counter not under any temperature control and temperature was measured at 75 F. Sandwich unit loaded with ziploc bags of ice placed around foods to help cool. Pork prepared and began cooling at approximately 3 p.m., not on track to reach 70 F within two hours. After 30 minutes, temperature recorded at 85 F, and after 1.5 hours, at 79 F. Salsa verde, salsa and limes offered to customer self service at front counter not protected by any means from overhead contamination. All foods covered with plastic wrap to protect from overhead contamination. No test strips available to ensure that chlorine sanitizer solution is kept at proper levels.

Inspector: Evan Biles

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