The Newnan Times-Herald

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jul. 12, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The Coweta Board of Environmental Health inspects all Coweta restaurants, schools and businesses that serve food several times each year.

Food inspections can be conducted during any hours of operation or whenever food is being prepped in the permitted establishment. Inspections are made at varying times to ensure that the food service rules and regulations are being followed. Some establishments have hours after 5 p.m., therefore inspections will be conducted when risk factors can be observed for compliance. Inspectors wear hairnets during checks to protect the food, which is also a requirement for those working around open food.

Using a 41-category checklist, an environmental health specialist checks compliance in safe handling of food, proper disposal of garbage, and other areas.

Beez Freeze, 7285 Hwy 16 Suite F, Senoia -- was inspected on June 28 and received a score of 47-U. Inspector's comments: Owner is unable to provide active managerial control due to having temperature control for safety foods held at room temperature. Taking dishes home to wash in the dishwasher at home. No sanitizer present except floral-scented bleach. No test strips. No thermometer to ensure food safety requirements are met. No soap available for handwashing. Hand wash sink blocked by sports racket and clip board. Food stored behind faucet and wall. Handwash sink must be accessible at all time. Observed no paper towels by handwash sink, but located over three-compartment sink. Observed dented can of condensed milk. Observed shaved ice machine with buildup inside. Large container with sugar water with no location to clean container. Observed sweetened condensed milk stored in a squeeze bottle dated June 6 and still in use June 28. Bottle held at 70 degrees F. Insect spray and liquid plumber stored by single-use cups. Observed flying insect spray, wasp and hornet spray and WD40 stored in food storage area. Food syrup stored on floor. Wet wiping cloth on food prep counter. Observed drip from top of mobile unit into a red bucket and onto floor of enclosed food storage area. Observed garden hose running into an open sewer drain to collect wastewater from permanent mobile unit.

The Tomato House, 42 Main Street Suite 1B, Senoia -- was inspected on June 29 and received the score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizer tablets and bulane stored beside powdered sugar on prep table. Drawers under grill not holding 41 or cooler. Observed drinks with lid and straw in disposable cups on shelf above food prep. Mixer neck and guard with fresh food residue after mixer bowl was placed clean and ready to use. Observed wet wiping cloth at bar not stored in sanitizer bucket. Lack of pressure from restroom and hand wash sinks. Bar handwash sink without hot water. Brooms stored in from of handwash sink and by drink station. Dim light in walk-in cooler making inspection difficult. Observed gap at hood filter over fryer.

The Walking Dead Cafe, 48 Main Street Suite 1B, Senoia -- was inspected on June 29 and received the score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw bacon at 52 F, cut tomato at 70 F, half and half 56 F. Tomato cut yesterday so corrective action is to discard. Observed bun on prep table touching black marker. Observed food without proper date marking. Observed box of raw bacon on top of trash can. Observed employee without hair restraint while prepping in open area of food service. Observed employee personal items not stored in designated area. Observed glass and single-service scoops without handles.

Katie Lou’s Cafe, 70 Main Street, Senoia -- was inspected on June 29 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed coil cleaner, insecticide spray and pesticide in back storage/prep area. Observed brisket wrapped in plastic during cooling process. Observed lemons on shelf with shell eggs in walk-in cooler. Observed food residue on mixer. Observed wet wiping cloths on prep board of steam table. Open soiled linen bags not enclosed outside. Observed grease behind grill/fryer.