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Kitchen Inspections Aug. 28 - Aug. 31
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 28- 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 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. 28

Bruster’s

165 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles


Danny’s Donuts

417 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Employee water bottle found in main kitchen on top of icing container. Cloths used to wipe prep tables found on counters and not fully submerged in bucket of appropriate chemical sanitizer. All TCS items in reach in cooler labeled with eight-day disposition date.

Inspector: Evan Biles


AUG. 29

Cabos Mex Grill II

7367 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 86, Grade: B

Two hotel pans of chicken prepared Aug. 28 and cooling overnight found in walk-in cooler at 49-48 F; time and temperature control for safety foods must be cooled from 135 F to 70 F within two hours and down to 41 F in a total of four hours. Chicken tenders and hot dogs in sandwich unit without date label and cooked shrimp in make line cooler without date label. Qaternary ammonium test strips could not be found.

Inspector: Evan Biles


AUG. 30

Hotdog Ninja-Base of Operation

3543 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


AUG. 31

Little Caesars No. 1592

3885 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 93, Grade: A

Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Multiple top/nozzles for sauce bottles contained an accretion of grease and food debris. Observed stained walls in the prep and storage areas of the facility.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


Little Italy Pizza

990 Riverside Drive, Gainesville 

Score: 49, Grade: U

Person in charge not able to correctly answer questions pertaining to the operations performed in this facility; did not know proper cooling parameters, did not know reason raw animal foods need to be separated by minimum internal cook temperatures and could not describe symptoms associated with the diseases that are transmissible through food. Employees not washing hands between glove changes. Dish machine (in use) not dispensing sanitizers, no sanitizer hooked up to machine. Cooked chicken on flat top grill was ready to serve at 150 F (chicken should be cooked until final minimum temperature of 165 F). Cook was uncertain of final cooked temperature of chicken. Black trash bags being used to store leftover cooked dough for reuse.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth 


New Peking Garden

7338 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B

Multiple pans and containers found above three-compartment sink built up with dried food debris and grease. Cooling egg rolls, sesame chicken, and raw chicken over night in large quantities not sufficient to meet the time and temperature requirements as observed through temperature observations. Inadequate hand sink temperature. Inspector: Evan Biles 


Pizza Hut No. 4810 

7330 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

Two containers of pizza sauce stored in walk-in cooler uncovered. Bottom of bread retarder with an accumulation of food debris from the night before.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Si Fu Ginger

4009 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 84 Grade: B

Observed combined ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not date marked according to earliest date of opening/preparation. Cream cheese and chopped BBQ pork were observed in various cold holding units without the appropriate date-marking; further investigation revealed food items were prepared on site earlier this morning. Various bulk containers of broccoli uncovered in the facility’s walk-in unit. Accumulation of mold inside ice machine; foods stored on the floor of the facility’s walk-in unit. Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.

Inspector: Marcus Hall

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