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Kitchen inspections, March 11
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 5-9 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.

March 5

New Peking Garden 
7338 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
Observed sanitizer bucket not reaching appropriate ppm for sanitation to take place. Previous inspection report seen with previous score scribbled out and a higher grade posted. Whole utensil including handle stored within container with cooked sesame chicken.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Ninja Steak House 
5753 Old Winder Highway, Braselton
Score: 94, Grade: A
All cutting boards stained with food residue.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

March 7

Midland Station
109 Green St. NE, Gainesville 
Score: 96, Grade: A
Reach-in cooler and other various cooler without appropriate adequate temperature measuring devices. Temperature gauge not working or reading correct final rinse temperature on low temperature sanitizing dish machine.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

Morningside Assisted Living Facility
2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville 
Score: 86, Grade: B
Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. No written vomit/fecal events procedure post in establishment. Ham with the date marking of Feb. 22. Ham had been held for cold holding for over seven days.
Inspector: Alex Reid 

March 8

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
1195 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Sanitizer bucket with quaternary ammonia sanitizer which registered 0 ppm with a chemical test kit.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

March 9

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
1122 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 
Kaylee Martin

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