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Kitchen inspections: Jan. 9-12
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 9-12 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.

Jan. 9
Wang’s Chinese Restaurant

4211 McEver Road, Oakwood
Score: 91, Grade: A
Raw and ready-to-eat foods comingled together in walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Jan. 10
Shazzy’s Bar & Grill

4949 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 81, Grade: B
Hot water sanitizing dish machine not consistently dispensing sanitizer during final rinse. Slicer not cleaned properly after last use. Unsliced portions of turkey luncheon meat and roast beef that were opened and sliced from last Friday per Certified Food Safety Manager not date-labeled with day of opening and/or discard date seven days from day of opening. Two-door lowboy holding time/temperature control for safety foods above required 41 F or below.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Jan. 11
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

5745 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 82, Grade: B
Bag of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were stored in contact with raw foods in prep top cooler. Pan of chicken in oil on flat-top grill recorded at below required 135 F. Salsa prepared yesterday found in snap top plastic container above required temperature.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Murrayville Pharmacy
5304 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Evan Biles

Jan. 12
La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant

3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
No waterproof, maximum registering thermometers or indicators available to test temperature of hot water sanitizing dish machine.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton
1400 River Place, Braselton
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Evan Biles

Steak ‘N Shake
3525 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Oakwood
Score: 87, Grade: B
One-door sandwich unit at cook line holding time and temperature control for safety foods, foods above required 41 degrees or below. Trash dumpster missing drain plug.
Inspector: Alex Reid

The Venue at Friendship Springs
7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

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