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Kitchen Inspections: Sept. 20-26
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 20-26 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.


SEPT. 20

Chestatee High School  

3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Two dented cans in the dry food storage area. 

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo 


Culver’s  

1260 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo 


Pupuseria El Guanaquito 

1228 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville 

Score: 86, Grade: B

Sanitizer in three-compartment sink not registering any sanitizer. Cheese in two-door standing cooler above 41 F after being stored overnight. Fried yucca left out for display at room temperature with no procedures or verification for time as public health control. Soiled dishes stored on the floor by the three-compartment sink. 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 


SEPT. 21

Fair Street Elementary School 

695 Fair St. SE, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid 


Hotdog Ninja-Mobile 

3543 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo 


Senor Fiesta  

4110 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 81, Grade: B

Person in charge has not trained employees on foodborne illnesses and symptoms and their responsibility to report them prior to handling food. No record or procedure on file for appropriate cleanup and disinfection of vomit/fecal event. Containers of food in reach-in cooler being stored uncovered. Dish machine not registering adequate amount of sanitizer. Sanitizing buckets not reading adequate concentration of sanitizer. Queso in bain-marie hot holding below required 135 F. Access lids to septic system not completely intact allowing lids to come off partially or completely.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 


Taco Bell No. 4317

1409 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville 

Score: 99, Grade: A

Heavy ice and frost buildup around the pipes of the condenser piping in walk-in freezer.

Inspector: Alex Reid 


Wasabi  

3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch 

Score: 88, Grade: B

Raw shrimp stored next to cooked lo mein noodles in the walk in cooler. Reduced oxygen fish was observed thawed in the reach-in cooler still in the reduced oxygen environment. 

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo


SEPT. 24

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development  

2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A 

Inspector: Alex Reid 


Lanier Village Estates Inc

4000 Village View Drive, Gainesville  

Score: 96, Grade: A 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 


Lyman Hall Elementary School 

2150 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 


McDonald’s Restaurant No. 27164

2105 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Inspector: Alex Reid 


Pizza Hut No. 4810

7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite A-4, Flowery Branch 

Score: 91, Grade: A 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 


Yellowfin 

120 Bradford St. NE, Gainesville

Score: 74, Grade: C

Makeline cooler at end of service line with ambient temperature of 54 degrees F in bottom compartment. Foods in top compartment internally temped: goat cheese 59-60 degrees F, bleu cheese dressing 51 degrees F and Caesar dressing 46 degrees. Containers of pastas, sauces, dips and dressings in walk-in cooler and small reach-in at cookline stored without date labels. 

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines 


SEPT. 25

Cook Out No. 173 

3626 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood 

Score: 96, Grade: A 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 

4005 Winder Highway, Suite 160, Flowery Branch

Score: 92, Grade: A 

Inspector: Alex Reid 


El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant 

1830 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 


Gainesville Exploration Academy  

1145 McEver Road, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Inspector: Alex Reid 


White Sulphur Elementary 

2480 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 87, Grade: B 

Observed accumulated mold debris inside the mini ice machine unit located at the front customer service area. Observed grated cheddar cheese on the front cash register in a metal pan at 51 degrees.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 


SEPT. 26

Sopranos Grill

5783 Old Winder Highway, Suite 211, Braselton 

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Inspector: Alex Reid

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