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Kitchen inspections: July 30-31
Kitchen Inspections
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 30-31 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, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

July 30
Burger King No. 13983

4778 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Diablos Southwest Grill
5769 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 96, Grade: A
Sanitizer bucket with inadequate concentration of sanitizer.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 11113
965 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Max temperature recorded on low temperature sanitizing dish machine recorded at 118 F after many cycles.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Mellow Mushroom
700 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Slime mold in the ice machine at joints and above baffle. Sanitizer with inadequate concentration. Wiping cloths left on prep surfaces. Establishment does not have quaternary test strips for sanitizer.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

July 31
A La Brasa

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Salsa soup and ground beef not hot holding at 135 F or above.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Bucket O’ Shrimp
3170 Frontage Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

L2C Grill
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 97, Grade: A
Employee with a beard longer than 1 inch; employee with no hair restraint.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Landshark Bar & Grill
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Landshark Bar & Grill-Dogs & Brew
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 97, Grade: A
Many spiders with whole webs manifesting throughout the establishment.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Landshark Bar & Grill-Landshark Beach Bar
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Paradise Beach Cantina
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Paradise Beach Cantina-Frank & Lola’s
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Paradise Beach Cantina-Icee Oasis
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Paradise Beach Cantina-Tiki Bar
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Paradise Beach Cantina-License 2 Chill Bar
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Riggy’s Grill
2415 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Chemical sanitizing dish machine not dispensing any sanitizer due to sanitizer container being empty. Chicken just cooked on the grill with an internal temperature of 150 F. Expired milk stored in the walk-in cooler.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Shark Shack
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 95, Grade: A
Accumulated grime and residues in disassembled nozzles of tea urn dispensers and catering beverage dispensers. Food debris and residues observed on hotel pans stored on clean utensil shelves. Standing water and soured odor coming from compartmented beverage garnish container. Standing water in bottoms of catering beverage dispensers. Hotel pans stacked wet-nested on clean utensil racks and shelving.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Shark Shack-Bucky’s Snack Shack
7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 95, Grade: A
Accumulated grime and residues in disassembled nozzles of tea urn dispensers and catering beverage dispensers. Food debris and residues observed on hotel pans stored on clean utensil shelves. Standing water and soured odor coming from compartmented beverage garnish container. Standing water in bottoms of catering beverage dispensers. Hotel pans stacked wet-nested on clean utensil racks and shelving.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Kaylee Martin


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