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Kitchen inspections for Aug. 18-26
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 18-26 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 food service 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.

Food service establishments with drive-through 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. 18

La Bamba
2052 Candler Highway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Interior of microwaves with food debris, surfaces on top peeling paint. No date-marking system in place. Hand sink no longer sealed to wall. Aluminum foil on surfaces. Floor tiles by sinks broken. Walls behind sinks need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Pupuseria El Guanaco Mex Grill
3616 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 89, Grade: B
Georgia Rules and Regulations for food service required existing restaurants to obtain a certified food safety manager within two years of new rules being implemented. Deadline was Dec. 1, 2009. Food employee while wearing gloves mopped floor, grabbed greasy container to be washed and then placed clean dishes away. Coving in bar needs replaced and resealed to wall. Floors need thorough cleaning below equipment due to debris. Three lights out in kitchen resulting in dark areas near food prep such as make-line cooler by grill. Door in kitchen and in billiard room has a gap underneath large enough to allow insects or rodent entry. Evidence of insect and rodent activity located in dining room, bar and restrooms.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Chattahoochee Country Club
3000 Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on soda gun dispensers. Pans stored wet. Gaskets on some coolers damaged. Gaskets have mold, mildew and food debris. Dumpster open. Grease container hanging off conrete pad. Floors need detailed cleaning, especially at floor, wall juncture.
Inspector: McDuffie

Locos Deli
601 South Enota, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Water pooled in bottom of prep coolers due to leak - seams in floor of walk in cooler appear to be seperating. Floors with grease, debris underneath, behind grill - walls near mop area, hand sink area with debris.
Inspector: Donna Black

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine
3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 1, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gaskets on some coolers are damaged. Grease had dripped onto pavement. Grease container needs cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Aug. 19

Comfort Inn and Suite at Lake Lanier
4951 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Square Biscuit No. 1
1703 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Walk-in freezer door has damaged gasket and will not close. Ceiling damaged above back door; wall damaged by back door; walls in dry storage damaged; baseboard under three-compartment sink damaged. Fluorescent lights need plastic sheaths replaced, repaired to prevent possible contamination from broken glass.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Aug. 20

Harbour Point Yacht Club
3313 Harbour Point Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floors in kitchen, especially under, behind equipment needs detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Aug. 22

Jalapenos No. 1
1784 Atlanta Highway, Suite A1 and A2, Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
Chicken, beef, ham biscuit and tortillas in hot cabinet with tray from 97-111 F. Three trays of food on truck without items being individually wrapped.
Inspector: Black

Fighting Geese Coffee Bar at Academic Building 4
3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Moe's Southwest Grill
333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Ice scoop handle under ice. Surfaces of bulk containers with grease, etc. Outer surfaces of equipment and hood system need detailed cleaning. Floors, especially under equipment, and wall behind sinks, etc need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Aug. 23

China Garden
4850 Golden Parkway, Suite C, Buford
Score: 92, Grade: A
Foods in coolers not covered. Pans, cookers and stem thermometers with food residue. No hair restraints. Food residue, grease on shelves, bulk food containers and outsides of coolers.
Inspector: Black

Dairy Burger
984 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Small cooler by grill not keeping food at 41 F or below due to frequent access and cooling capacity. Foods at grill temped between 52.7-54 F. Food employees placed gloves on hands, drank out of personal drink and then returned kitchen for food prep.
Inspector: Finch

Lakeview Academy
796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on ice maker baffle (probably behind). Pans stored wet.
Inspector: McDuffie

New Horizons West
1010 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Icemaker has mold, mildew. Floors behind, under equipment need detailed cleaning. Walls, especially behind warewasher, need detailed cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant No. 1881
1175 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Knife holder at prep sink with many knives stored with food debris on blades. Hot water sanitizing dishmachine not reaching proper internal temperature for final rinse (sanitizing step). Gauge will read required 180 F or above (190 F), but maximum temperature thermometer will not reach required 160 F inside machine (156-158 F).
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Smoothie King
890 Dawsonville Highway, Suite E, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie

Aug. 24

Behind the Nest
3621 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Burger King 7947
1337 Thompson Bridge Road NW, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Pans and trays stacked wet.
Inspector: Black

The Collegiate Grill
220 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Two door cooler has food debris, dirt in bottom. Drawers at fryer has a lot of grease accumulation in drawers.
Inspector: Finch

Little Caesars
No. 1592-0005
229 E.E. Butler Parkway, Suite 400, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Shogun Japanese Steak House
5855 Spout Springs Road, Suite A 401, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Aug. 25

Chattahoochee Golf Club
301 Tommy Aaron Drive, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floor tiles under stove area no longer sealed to floor. Floor under stove has an accumulation of grease and food. Walls, pipes, etc. have grease accumulations.
Inspector: McDuffie