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Kitchen inspections, Feb. 25
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 19-23 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, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Feb. 19

M&M Down Home Catering
996 Athens St., Gainesville 
Score: 98, Grade: A
Shelving under prep tables, tops of food storage canisters and food cans stored on shelving under prep tables with accumulation of grease and food debris.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Mocha Moe’s 
7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 90, Grade: A
Inside reach-in cooler, time-temperature control foods without date labels or with incorrect date labels include soup, and buffalo chicken dip. Inspection report posted is not the most recent. Beer cooler in front area measuring nontime-temperature control foods at 45 F-54 F, but thermometer on unit recording at 32 F. Employee’s personal foods stored alongside food for sale in reach in cooler.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Papa Jack’s Country Kitchen Inc.
2200 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 75, Grade: C
Foods found with incorrect storage order. Three trays of macaroni and cheese cooling since 10 a.m. in reach-in recorded at 86-94 F at noon. Foods over seven-day date mark in walk-in cooler include cooked ribs dated Feb. 5, Brunswick stew and baked beans dated Feb. 9, gravy (x2) and three-bean salad dated Feb. 11. Packaged “Frosty Morn Hot” sausages in box bearing sell by label of Feb. 5 found in walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Evan Biles

528 Bradford St. SW, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
No written vomit procedure posted/located or EPA regulated chemical in establishment. Upon entering walk-in cooler, person in charge started placing date labels on time-temperature control foods. Food items had been cooked and prepped days before. Salmon that had been cut and prepped two days prior had no date labeling.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Feb. 20

37 Main-A Rock Cafe
212 Spring St., Gainesville 
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed low temperature sanitizing dish machine not temping at manufacturer specifications.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Dunkin’ Donuts
3629 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood 
Score: 98, Grade: A
Ice accumulated along evaporator fans and attached components in walk-in freezer.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Little Caesars No. 3393-035
5866 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch 
Score: 99, Grade: A
Establishment didn’t have right test strips to measure sanitizer used in three-compartment sink and all of sanitizer buckets.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Feb. 23

5458 McEver Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed no date labels on containers containing raw seasoned chicken breast located in standing refrigerator and zip-locked bagged shredded cheese located in freezer box.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

El Sombrero No. 6
5900 Spout Spring Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 87, Grade: B
Reach-in cooler holding items above required 41 F. Water temperature of chemical sanitizing dish machine registering lower than required 120 F. 
Inspector: Evan Biles

Friends Cafe at Spout Springs Library
6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Pizza Hut No. 025860 
1501 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Evan Biles

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