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Kitchen inspections: June 28-July 5
Kitchen Inspections
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 28-July 5 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.

June 28
Uno Mas Taqueria

203 EE Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Multiple time-temperature control safety items prepped days prior to the inspection without the appropriate date mark. Knives being stored with blades wedged in between the wall and countertop which is not frequently cleaned and sanitized for storage of food-contact surfaces.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

June 29

1002 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Both drink dispenser located by the drive through and also in the lobby as well as the ice machine in the main kitchen all had an accumulation of mold and debris inside of nozzles and also along the rim of the baffle. Sanitizer bucket of which had no sanitizer reading. QAC sanitizer is being used. Dumpster receptacle with open side doors and also missing a drain plug.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Los Carrillo’s Restaurant
503 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 87, Grade: B
Employee touching ready to eat Pupusas with bare hands. Sanitizer chlorine at three-compartment sink with a concentration above 400 ppm.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Mei Garden
3885 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood
Score: 89, Grade: B
Two sanitizing buckets with chlorine concentration less than 10 ppm. Multiple time-temperature control safety items in the walk-in cooler that had been either prepped or cooked days prior to the inspection without the appropriate date mark. Doors and lids to grease receptacle and trash receptacle open.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

July 2
New Horizons Limestone

2020 Beverly Road NE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis
Popeyes Fried Chicken
821 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Observed hand sink next to three-compartment sink without hand soap. No policy for human waste cleanup. Dumpster receptacle with open side doors and broken top lids.
Inspector: Alex Reid

PSL Gainesville Subtenant LLC
2601 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 66, Grade: U
Person in charge failed in his responsibilities to monitor reporting procedures for employee health policies, separation and protection of food items under refrigeration, sanitizing of food contact surfaces and proper date marking and disposing of foods. Strawberries in the reach-in cooler with mold on them. Raw chicken in a container stored in the reach cooler next to ready to eat cornbread. Mold accumulation inside mini ice machine in the kitchen. Boiled eggs in water in the reach in cooler with a date mark expiration of June 11.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Pueblo’s Mexican Cuisine
3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Multiple container of food stored in the reach-in cooler uncovered. Multiple time-temperature control safety foods prepped and stored in the walk-in cooler multiple days without the appropriate date label. Scoop in rice container with the handle lying within the food.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis
Waffle House No. 1211
4395 Cornelia Highway, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Beneath prep top cooler had built-up condensate leak which waffle batter bucket was placed on.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Willowwood Nursing Center
4595 Cantrell Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 69, Grade: U
Clinical support nurse entered the kitchen and handled ice at ice machine without first washing their hands. No Certified Food Safety Manager on staff. Large bowl of raw chicken placed beside pasteurized liquid and pasteurized shell eggs in reach-in cooler. Employee placed soiled utensils on racks and place in warewashing machine then handled clean utensils on racks with the same pair of gloves.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

821 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Establishment did not have a Certified Food Safety Manager document posted for the manager who is the only one certified. Doors to both trash and recycling receptacles open.
Inspector: Alex Reid

July 3
Burger & Shake III

1730 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Chlorine sanitizing solution concentration exceeds 200 ppm.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Haydee’s Cafe
3204 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Visibly soiled wiping clothes only partially submerged in quat sanitizer with concentration of only 100 ppm. Multiple time-temperature control safety foods prepped days prior in the two-door standing cooler that had not been date labeled. Scoop to refried beans placed on a saucer between uses.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Texas Roadhouse
895 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Accumulated food debris on the internal area of the multiuse slicer. Reduced oxygen packaged soup “Azu” made in house cold holding inside the walk in cooler with no label indicating date of preparation and expiration. Accumulated food and grease debris on the floor around the dumpster and grease barrel.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

July 5
Ashton Senior Living-Gainesville

1012 Enota Ave., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed four containers of buttermilk in the walk in cooler with an expiration date of June 18.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Coastal Breeze
5390 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 93, Grade: A
Spray bottles with different color liquids at bar, server station and chemical storage rack near back door have no labels. Aerosol cans of food service use flying insect killer stored in bar area amongst clean utensils, single-service items and food. Employees chopping chicken on cutting board and using food processor while wearing watches. Employee operating food processor without a hat or hair net.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

El Centinela Mexican Restaurant 4, Inc.
7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
Scoops for sugar and spices stored with their handles in the food.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Kaylee Martin