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Kitchen inspections: July 23-27
Kitchen Inspections
The following are the food service establishments inspected from July 23-27 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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, call the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

July 23
Shogun Japanese Steak House

5855 Spout Springs Roa, Flowery Branch
Score: 92, Grade: A
Consumer advisory on both menus of the facility not all in capitals not less than size 8 front. Chlorine sanitizer solution in sanitizer bucket exceeding the maximum concentration of 400 ppm.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

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

July 24
Arby’s No. 5421

3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Firehouse Subs
3650 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Person in charge could not name any symptoms or diseases that are transmissible through food. Establishment had no written procedures for employees to follow to respond to such an event.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Kenzo Japanese Restaurant
4977 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 80, Grade: B
Person in charge cooking food with a bandaged finger without using gloves. A bowl of vegetables was being stored in the hand washing sink with multiple various items stored underneath. Surface of ice machine has multiple spots and areas of mold buildup. Chlorine sanitizer concentration in dish machine observed at 0 ppm. Cutting boards stored directly underneath paper towel dispenser allowing overhead contamination from wet hands after handwashing has been performed.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Several time-temperature control safety foods hot holding at temperatures that were not above 135 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Lil Bites Food Truck
2715 Peachtree Corners, Atlanta
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

July 25
Golden Phoenix

4850 Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 87, Grade: B
Chair directly in front of the hand washing sink not allowing easy access. Prepped wontons stored in the reach-in cooler overnight being held above 41 F. Multiple time-temperature control safety foods in prep-top cooler being served before completion of adequate cooling process.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Good Eatz BBQ and Catering
5370 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 91, Grade: A
Sliced tomato and coleslaw stored overnight in prep-top cooler at temperatures exceeding 41 F.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Kentucky Fried Chicken No. 18
3711 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 96, Grade: A
Establishment had no written procedures for employees to follow to respond to a vomiting or diarrheal event.
Inspector: Alex Reid

La Cazuela Mexican Restaurant
4965 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 94, Grade: A
Mold on the lid of the ice machine. Sanitizer bucket with 0 ppm chlorine sanitizer.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Starbucks No. 54675
4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Sumo Hibachi & Wings
151 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 26
Camp Hope

7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega
Score: 96, Grade: A
No sanitizer registering on test strips at warewashing machine.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Chef Wang II Chinese Restaurant
4995 E. Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 84, Grade: B
Certified Food Safety Manager certification document not posted in public view. Multiple time-temperature control safety foods stored in reach-in cooler for longer than four hours being held at temperatures exceeding 41 F. Employee phones on food prep surface while raw chicken was being prepped.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Enota M I Academy
1340 Enota Ave., Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Four-compartment sink with an air gap that failed drainage test and had grey water backflow onto the floor.
Inspector: Alex Reid

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 24613
4810 Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 95, Grade: A
Accumulation of mold and debris inside of ice dispenser located within lobby. Max temperature recorded on low temperature sanitizing dish machine recorded at 112 F after many cycles.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Scott’s Downtown
131 Bradford St. NW, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Embedded crust on the baking pans in the kitchen. Sanitized equipment on a shelf in the kitchen wet nesting.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 27
Chef Wang

275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Wantons stored next to raw chicken in reach in cooler. Fried chicken and garlic in oil both out at room temperature.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Hometown Grill
4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 84, Grade: B
Before taking a temperature of a cooked hamburger on grill, an employee stated hamburger was medium well. Temperatures of marinara sauce, mashed potatoes, and chili within a steam well ranging from 120-140 F. Various clothes around kitchen area stored outside of chemical sanitizer.
Inspector: Alex Reid

International House of Pancakes No. 4409
430 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cooked eggs in walk in cooler cooling not reaching 70 degrees F after two hours.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

The Kitchen
984 Athens St. SE, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Coleslaw and eggwash being cold-held at temperatures exceeding 41F
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Waffle House No. 885
2507 Pentee Drive, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Establishment does not maintain records of their approved variance for their hashbrown cooling procedure. Soiled equipment stored in drawer that is also heavily soiled after being used to clean the grill.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Weezie’s Kitchen
4147 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Various clothes around kitchen area stored outside of chemical sanitizer.
Inspector: Alex Reid


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