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Kitchen inspections, Dec. 24
Kitchen Inspections

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.

Dec. 18

Chick-Fil-A @ Longstreet
Lobby of Longstreet Clinic, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Diablos Southwest Grill
5769 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 97, Grade: A
Observed stored onions stored on the floor next to shelf.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Dunkin Donuts
1191 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant
1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 91, Grade: A
No sanitizer registering in spray bottles used for cleaning tables or in wiping cloth buckets. Ice machine found with spots of mildew along back wall behind baffle. Cooked meats in walk in cooler lacking a date label. Plastic jugs holding salsa in walk-in cooler being repeatedly cleaned and refilled with new foods when container is intended only for single use.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Dec. 19

El Taco Veloz No. 3
950 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville 
Score: 81, Grade: B
Cooked rice, beef, red salsa, and salsa verde containers all with out lids inside of walk-in cooler. Various items inside of walk-in cooler without date markings. Observed sanitizer spray bottle with no labeling. Prep top and walk-in coolers were leaking, allowing water to pool on the lids of food product. Shelving units had accumulations, exterior of spice dispensers had heavy grease accumulations. Dumpster lid was missing.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Wingstop 
821 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 
Score: 84, Grade: B
No Certified Food Safety Manager certificate posted at the food service establishment. Observed drink dispensers located with in lobby with nozzles that had built up mold accumulation. Previous inspection posted dated back to 2016. Accumulation of trash and debris around dumpster area.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Dec. 20

Firehouse Subs
3650 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville 
Score: 96, Grade: A
Several drinks stored on food prep surfaces in single service cups, but without lids
Inspector: Evan Biles

Subway No. 17563 
5840 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Soda dispensing nozzles had heavy mold accumulations. Dumpster missing drain plug.
Inspector: Alex Reid

The Inn Between Delicatessen 
965 Riverside Drive, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Waffle House No. 1764
7415 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 92, Grade: A
Three half-gallons of chocolate milk, in use, contained a use by date of Dec. 16. Onions stored on floor of walk-in cooler. Multiple wiping cloths seen on counters and hanging from apron of employees. Observed heavy leaking in dessert cooler. Test strips could not be provided for testing Quaternary ammonium concentration used in sanitizing wipes.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Wendy’s
4930 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 86, Grade: B
Inspection report displayed on wall was not most recent. Chlorine sanitizing test strips not available to measure concentration of bleach based solution used for soda nozzles, among other uses. Potatoes stored on floor next to walk in entrance.
Inspector: Evan Biles 

Willowwood Nursing Center
4595 Cantrell Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Metal coupling for hose attachment at mop sink faucet rusted and leaking, needs to be replaced. Fan at warewashing sink still has large gap to the outside along bottom of sill behind backsplash of sanitizer sink.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines 

Zaxby’s No. 08501
4906 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 92, Grade: A
Food residue or greasy film on food contact surfaces of tongs, protein pans, and clear plastic food containers/lids stored on clean utensil racks. Accumulated food debris and sticky residues on surfaces of paper towel dispensers where hands frequently touch.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines 

Dec. 21

Dairy Queen/Shallowford Road
229 Shallowford Road NW, Gainesville 
Score: 88, Grade: B
Several employee drinks found in parts of facility on food prep areas without being contained within the proper container. Hand sink next to grill blocked by oblong freezer. Heat warmer unit next to grill not sufficient in capacity to hot hold the quantity of gravy, chicken tenders and gravy stored in unit. Multiple boxes in walk-in freezer completely saturated with icicles from dripping condenser above. Various sanitizer buckets in all parts of establishment found with food debris in solution. Food take-out containers stored on floor. Grease receptacle heavily soiled with grease and oils from spills and use. 
Inspector: Evan Biles 

McDonalds Restaurant No. 11113
965 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Scott’s Downtown
131 Bradford St. NW, Gainesville 
Score: 86, Grade: B
Employees have not been trained in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report to the person in charge information about their health as it relates to diseases that are most transmissible through food. Facility described using Windex and ammonia-D to clean food contact countertops. Black mildew, mold found covering interior chute of ice machine. Five half-gallons of buttermilk one week past best by date of Dec. 14. Steam table and merchandiser cooler do not have enough space to hold (and cool) the quantity of food produced during lunch rush.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Subway No. 26703
2120 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed drink dispensers located with in lobby with nozzles that had built up mold accumulation.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Dec. 22

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

Wellness Club
1216 Aviation Blvd., Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth 

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