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Kitchen Inspections, Nov. 26
Kitchen Inspections

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.

Nov. 20

Inn Between Deli

2102 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Person in charge not able to describe common symptoms of disease the are transmissible through food. PIC not aware of how to respond to a vomit or diarrheal event should it occur in the food service establishment.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


3470 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 93, Grade: A

Pans and utensils on racks above three-comp sink have visible food residue and/or greasy. Drink dispenser located in lobby had mold residue accumulation located within drink nozzles.

Inspector: Alex Reid

Napoli’s Pizza

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

TCS foods found on premises contained no/wrong date markings. Ham, cheese and sausage found within main kitchen beneath prep top cooler had no seven-day date markings.

Inspector: Alex Reid

Nov. 21

El Centinela Mexican Restaurant 4 Inc.

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Drink dispenser nozzles located in kitchen and both sweet and unsweet tea nozzles had accumulation of mold and debris.

Inspector: Alex Reid

O’Charley’s No. 256 

1711 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville 

Score: 92, Grade: A

Establishment has recently begun key drop deliveries with no advance notice to Health Authority. No written agreement between food service establishment and delivery company on site and no record of delivery temperatures by delivery company provided to food service establishment by delivery company. Dining tables being cleaned with degreaser and wiped with a disposable towel with no sanitizing taking place as required by the regulations.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Pollo Tropical

1198 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 96, Grade: A

Both drink dispensers located within main kitchen at drive through and lobby heavily accumulated with mold residue inside of nozzles.

Inspector: Alex Reid 

Starbucks No. 437

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 

Score: 95, Grade: A

Both food handlers wearing bracelets, watches and rings with raise and ornate setting. Gasket on left door of 2-door lowboy (dairy) is split across the top allowing for the accumulation of debris down in the gasket. Gaskets for both doors for two-door lowboy cooler (dairy) with build up of debris; floors need cleaning under and beside all equipment and underneath three-compartment sink: spilled coffee beans, dust, pens, etc. underneath equipment.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth 

Nov. 22

Laurelwood/NE Georgia Medical Center

200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid

Locos Deli

601 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid

Marcos Pizza No. 8226

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Observed dumpster without drain plug.

Inspector: Alex Reid

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