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Kitchen inspections: Feb. 5-Feb. 9
Kitchen Inspections
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. 5
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

5745 Old Winder Hwy., Braselton
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Evan Biles

Sopranos Grill
5783 Old Winder Hwy., Braselton
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Evan Biles

Feb. 7
Saigon Deli

3446 Winder Hwy., Flowery Branch
Score: 80, Grade: B
No proof that employees had been trained in a verifiable manner on their responsibility to report to the person in charge information about their health as it relates to diseases most transmissible through food; soap not available at rear handsink; in reach in cooler, raw foods of different cook temperature all comingled; hot water sanitizing dish machine recorded below the required 165F.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Feb. 8
Catering Unlimited

3035 Duckett Mill Rd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Evan Biles

Panera Bread
625 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Chemical dish machine not dispensing any sanitizer during active usage-test strip recorded as 0 PPM; walk in freezer contains a leak around condenser that is getting onto packages of food; enclosure drain seemingly stopped up.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Pupuseria El Mana
1411 Browns Bridge Rd., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Thermometers on site not able to record temperatures below 50F; test strips not provided for quat based sanitizer.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Feb. 9
Bluefin Hibachi & Sushi

1642 Park Hill Dr., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Fuji Hibachi Express
229 E E Butler Pkw., Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Containers of bulk foods stored without lids and bulk food bags left open in dry storage area; food debris and sticky residues along blades and handle-blade connections of knives, cleavers, and chopping utensils stored in clean utensil pan on lower shelf of prep table; wet wiping cloths left sitting out of sanitizing solution.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Gillsville Cafe
6286 Hwy. 52, Gillsville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Observed 2-door cooler with foods not stored based on final cooking temperature.
Inspector: Alex Reid

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