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Kitchen inspections: July 6-13
Kitchen Inspections
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 6-13 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 6
Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Items in reach-in cooler without any lid or cover.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Red Lobster No. 612
1707 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cut lettuce mixed with mayonnaise cold holding in a reach in cooler at above the required 41 F or below.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Sun Garden Chinese Restaurant
3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Frozen vegetables placed in handwashing sink.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Taqueria El Amigo
425 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Wiping cloth in bucket with no sanitizer in sanitizer bucket and sanitizer compartment of the three-compartment sink.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 9
Denny’s

1701 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Employee was drinking from a glass open cup with a straw and no lid at the front food prep area of the facility. Milk with sell by expiration date of July 8. Two inoperable light fixtures under the cook line ventilation exhaust hood.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

O’Charley’s
1711 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Several time-temperature control safety foods cold holding at temperatures more than 41 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Tasty Grill
1421 Athens St., Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Multiple time-temperature control safety foods in merchandiser cooler that had
exceeded their expiration date.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

July 10
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

1705 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Two packets of strawberries in the walk in cooler with mold-like growth.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Domino’s No. 8892
1122 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Establishment had no Certified Food Safety Manager certification posted in public view in food service establishment. Dumpster receptacle with open side doors.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Mr. Edd’s Pizza Plus
5205 Cleveland Highway, Clermont
Score: 91, Grade: A
Grilled chicken at 50 F after being stored in reach-in cooler overnight.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Senior Fiesta No. 2
1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Multiple items in the reach-in cooler without any kind of lid or cover. Salsa (time-temperature control safety food) prepared in-house that had not been discarded after being stored for over seven days.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Waffle House No. 1543
509 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 85, Grade: B
Drink dispensing nozzles with mold accumulation and debris. Seasoned chicken at 51 F that was cold held over night. Pressure gauge on hot water sanitizing warewash machine not working; needle broken.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Zaxby’s No. 12-201
1332 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Quaternary ammonia sanitizer in sanitizer bucket with a concentration below 150 ppm. Pans wetnested together on drying rack beside three-compartment sink.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 11
Atlas Pizza

104 Washington St. NW, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Cooked sausage in the walk-in cooler cooling within a container with a lid on it.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
2458 Limestone Parkway NE, Gainesville
Score: 83, Grade: B
Half full bottle of Gatorade in the prep top cooler unit in the kitchen. Raw eggs next to avocados and guacamole salad in the walk in cooler unit. Consumer advisory observed not all in capitals and less than size 8 font.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Gainesville Civic Center
830 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville-Base of Operation
636 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville-Mini
636 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville-Mobile 1
636 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville-Mobile 3
636 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Schlotzsky’s Deli
302 Broad St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Wendy’s No. 19
587 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Dumpster with trash and debris in front of and around dumpster receptacle.
Inspector: Alex Reid

WnB Factory
7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 12
Culver’s

1260 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Kona Ice of Greater Gainesville-Mobile 2
636 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Papa John’s No. 4523
1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Dumpster receptacle with open side doors.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Raspado’s El Puesto
2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Cream made in-house the day prior that had not been date labeled.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Raspado’s El Puesto, LLC
2121 Athens Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Cream made in-house the day prior that had not been date labeled.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ
3445 Mundy Mill Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
No contractual agreement with their supplier requiring that temperatures are obtained for time-temperature control safety foods during key drop deliveries. Two tongs for meats stored outside of temperature control between uses. Food containers stored in bins on the floor in dry storage area stored underneath hanging mops and brooms.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Taqueria Las Palmas No. 2
1276 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 86, Grade: B
Sanitizer in three-compartment sink with chlorine concentration less than 10 ppm. Multiple time-temperature control safety foods being held at temperatures above 41 F. Establishment uses quat sanitizer for bucket but does not have the appropriate test strips.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Wing Star
1296 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Chef washed his hands at the hand sink without using hand soap.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 13
Loretta’s Country Kitchen

4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 91, Grade: A
Employee removed banana pudding from self serve buffet line and placed it in the walk in cooler covered it to reserve it later.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Taco Bell No. 32652
3615 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Willowwood Nursing Center
4595 Cantrell Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 89, Grade: B
Responsibilities are needed from the person in charge, which demonstrates that: 1. staff have practiced using the furnished record-keeping logs, such as cooling logs, so that PIC can assess staff knowledge and ability to perform assigned job duties and if additional training is needed; 2. Coolers used for holding ice for residents are kept inaccessible; 3. repairs to cold holding units are successful and units are able to maintain foods at 41 F or less prior to restocking with time-temperature control safety foods (reach-in cooler serviced in the a.m. had foods on ice placed inside unit before unit assessed for proper function). Employee dumped soapy liquid from mop bucket onto the asphalt area of back service door. Live and dead roaches inside, underneath and behind milk box coolers and tall reach-in cooler.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Compiled by Kaylee Martin

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