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Kitchen inspections: Jan. 22-26
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.

Jan. 22
Alpha Grill LLC

 215 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Observed two-door cooler with ground beef roll (cooking temperature 155 F) and whole pork loin (cooking temperature 145 F) stored next together touching within the same bin. Foods should be stored based on cooking time/temperature to prevent food contamination from meat juices.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Bell Minor Home
2200 Old Hamilton Place NE, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Accumulated debris and film along surface of sanitize side drainboard under plastic air drying rack. No irreversible registering temperature indicator available for measuring temperature surfaces of utensils sent through the high temperature warewashing machine. Base holster of table mounted can opener packed with accumulated food debris and metal shavings.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Crossroads Deli Inc.
2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Nichols Diner
3603 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Tray compartments storing clean utensils found with grime and old residues contacting the food-lip portion of the utensils.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Starbucks No. 632
4025 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

University of North Georgia-Gainesville Dining Services
3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 96, Grade: A
Roast beef with last Mondays date on package, but package frozen Friday and put into two-door reach-in cooler for use without more dating on package or log to document days spent in cooler.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Jan. 23
Chef Wang II Chinese Restaurant

4995 E Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 80, Grade: B
PIC not performing responsibilities of ensuring food safety through limiting critical violations. Food employees observed hand washing in three-compartment sink. Raw chicken stored in three-door reach-in cooler beside raw shrimp, raw beef and above raw eggs. Eggrolls left in fryer basket not an effective means of cooling to the required 70 F within two hours of reaching 135 F.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Chick-fil-A Jesse Jewell No. 3609
1917 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 24613
4810 Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 89, Grade: B
Cooler drawers located underneath raw foods cooler shelf and two-door reach-in cooler holding temperatures above the required 41 F. Door to one dumpster left open, and another one left with lid open.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Restaurante Y Taqueria Guerrero
3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
Food handler changing gloves and tasks in kitchen without washing hands in between glove changes. Dining tables being sprayed with Windex and wiped with a paper towel after soiled tableware is removed. Beef (whole cut) and shredded cooked Saturday and Sunday not labeled with day/date by which it must be consumed or discarded.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Senior Fiesta
4110 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
No soap supplied at bar hand sink. Hardware for hot water handle of hand washing sink at bar stripped/damaged to where hot water barely trickles out of faucet and only cold water delivered when washing hands. Queso reheating in steam table 97-109 F at 11:15 a.m. when it should reach 165 F.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

The Dawg House
4965 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 90, Grade: A
No bodily fluids or written vomit procedure found in establishment. Observed drink dispenser located behind counter with nozzles having accumulation of mold/debris. Inside of hood still with large accumulation of grease.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Jan. 24
Catalina’s Restaurant

130 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Observed no bodily fluid/vomit procedure. Observed wet clothes laying on vegetable prep sink.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Rabbit Town Cafe
2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mildew found along interior ceiling of ice machine.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Jan. 25
Moonie’s Texas Barbecue No. 2

 250 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
No bodily fluids or written vomit procedure posted in establishment. Previous inspection not posted in public eye view.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Subway No. 3322
1260 Candler Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Prep room hand sink storing utensils. Dumpster missing drain plug.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Jan. 26
Longstreet Cafe

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
No bodily fluids or written vomit procedure posted in establishment. Many used cloths on prep tables without sanitizer solution available to store the cloths in-between uses. Observed previous inspection posted in public view dated back to Jan. 15, 2016. Dishwasher temperature gauge with glass broken.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Starbucks Coffee Company No. 8761
821 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Only thermometers available not capable of performing irreversible temperature recording. Cardboard dumpster missing drain plug allowing possible entry of insects, pests, etc.
Inspector: Evan Biles

University Yacht Club
6649 Yacht Club Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 90, Grade: A
Raw chicken and shell eggs commingled with ready-to-eat foods in reach in cooler. In lowboy, raw meats were found stored above scalloped mushrooms (RTE). Inspection report displayed was not from most recent inspection.
Inspector: Evan Biles

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