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Kitchen Inspections: Oct. 13 - Oct. 20
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct 13-20 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.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Oct. 13

Friendship Auction

981 Gainesville Highway, Buford

Score: 87, Grade: B

Homestyle refrigerator, freezer not holding time and temperature control for safety foods at required cold holding temperature of 41 F or below — 52 F-57 F. Floor in men’s restroom needs repair so flooring lays smooth; piece of flooring around toilet curled up on edges. Flooring in men’s restroom does not fit tight to the wall; flooring under vanity in men’s restroom and walls need to be sealed in corners to prevent dirt, water from accumulating in the cracks and cracks in walls can allow for insect, rodent entry. Women’s restroom needs wood baseboard sealed at floor juncture behind toilet.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Oriental Garden II

891 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Sesame chicken in plastic bins in prep top cooler (rear door) and in walk in cooler not correctly labeled with date mark. All foods bore Oct. 5 date marking. Per Certified Food Safety Manager, all chicken had been prepared yesterday and had inadvertently been left without switching out label; pot stickers in prep top cooler (rear door) contained Oct. 5-17 date label, which per CFSM was the date the product was opened from a commercially sealed package. Prep top cooler most adjacent to rear door not sufficient in capacity to provide cold holding temperatures of 41 F or below throughout unit due to location directly in contact with steam table.

Inspector: Evan Biles

 

Sonic Drive-In No. 6575

400 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

Pitcher found in hand sink closest to walk in cooler. Shredded cheese stored in cold bar recorded at 58 F. Non TCS (temperature control safety) foods, such as onions and relish, recorded at 64 F and 61 F. Time and temperature control for safety foods must be cold held at 41 F or below; Inspection report not displayed in either dining area or drive-thru window. Dicer primarily used for onions top surface coming apart and blade surfaces bent out of place. Walk-in freezer had many icicles and a large sheet of ice on the floor beneath far shelf. Buildup of panels, metal siding and other debris behind dumpsters in enclosure.

Inspector: Evan Biles

 

The Biscuit Shoppe

1704 Cleveland Highway NE, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Coffee in open Styrofoam cup on prep table at start of inspection. Vinyl floor tiles that have been on floor less than a year with top layer of tile beginning to peel in areas where employees stand frequently to perform duties, in front of grill and in front of hot holding drawer unit and random areas throughout kitchen.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Oct. 16

Mount Vernon Elementary

4844 Jim Hood Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

North Hall High School

4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Starbucks No. 682

1931 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Wild Wing Cafe

311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Plastic tub filled with taco shells stored on table across from breading table with no lid. No sanitizer registering on test strips for bar warewashing machine. Diced tomatoes 49 F, shredded cheese 48 F, and shredded iceberg lettuce 56 F cold holding on ice beside make line cooler at cook line. Temperature control safety foods must maintain 41 F or less for cold holding; server side make line cooler at expo line holding foods between 52-57 F. Accumulated food debris and residues along interior, exteriors of coolers, warmers, cooking equipment, warewashing machines, table ledges, shelving and racks.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

Oct. 17

Friendship Elementary School

4450 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Pizza Hut No. 025864

1398 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Ice machine with large accumulation of debris. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees F. Prep top cooler not working properly. Dish machine wash temp only reaching 110 F; wash temp solution must reach 120 F as a chemical warewashing machine.

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

South Hall Middle School

4335 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Cooler was not working properly during inspection; they believe it went down overnight. Observed potentially hazardous foods above 41 F. Potentially hazardous food must be stored at or below 41 F or at or above 135 F.

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Wings & Philly

2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Observed employee wash hands where flour or breading type food debris on their forearms and elbow was missed during cleaning and employee proceeded to don gloves for food handing. Observed employee at cook line handle bun with bare hands in preparation for plating Philly sandwich. Employee cellphone stored on shelf amongst single-service items and spices in kitchen. Employee jacket hanging on dry storage rack and purse stored on shelf beside bulk dry foods.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

Oct. 18

Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry

4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Elevation Fitness

1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Jones Early Learning Development Center

1 Sixth St., Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees F. Milk in cooler out front above 41 F as well as items in cooler. All potentially hazardous food must be cold held at or below 41 F or at or above 135 F.

Inspector: Victor Jones


Sherry’s Bait & Barbecue

2807 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Stan’s Biscuit Shop and Deli

1151 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

Food employees have not been informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report to the person-in-charge information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases transmissible through food. Travel drink container in use stored on shelf above hand sink, travel drink containers on clean drainboard. Breakfast meats store in Ziploc bags in big pan in steam unit with towels over the bags not holding all foods at required 135 F or above. Temperatures of meats ranges from 108-147 F; many luncheon meats that are sliced and stored frozen with only date item frozen but no recent date for when removed from freezer. Many refrigerated time and temperature control for safety foods prepared within the last few days per Certified Food Safety Manager but containers have labels dating back several months. No test strips available for type sanitizer in use in three-compartment sink for sanitizing kitchenware, utensils and in the cloth storage containers used to store cleaning cloths between uses. Floors under equipment need better cleaning; accumulation of flour, dirt, food, debris, dust.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Tadmore Elementary School

3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

Wendy’s Restaurant No. 160

7348 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 87, Grade: B

Observed dumping of food product in hand washing sink as well as hand sink being used to fill pitchers. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees F.

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Oct. 19

Dean Myers Elementary School

2676 Candler Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Jimmy’s Real Pit BBQ-Base of Operation

4863 Countryside Drive, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Lakeview Academy

796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Victor Jones

 

Taste and See

3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Food employees have not been informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report to the PIC information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases transmissible through food. Personal phone balancing on edge of rack with clean and sanitized kitchenware, utensils being used as a directory for recipes.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Oct. 20

El Sombrero No. 11

891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Inspection posted for customer view is not the most recent: score of 57 “U” from Oct. 11. Queso hot holding in kitchen steam well 111-124 F and server line hot pot 123-129 F. Foods must maintain 135 F or more for hot holding. PIC aware of correct reheating temperature of 165 F and hot holding of 135 F; staff have been trained to reheat queso on stovetop to 165 F before moving to hot holding equipment per PIC and staff reported reheating queso to 165 F this morning. No records for reheating temperatures were made.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

 

Gainesville High School

850 Century Place, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

 

Lux Family Fun Center

996 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth 

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