The Newnan Times-Herald

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant inspections


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Aug. 16, 2017 - 8:44 AM

Restaurant inspections

The Newnan Times-Herald

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.

Bahama Blast, 38 Stonewood Way, Sharpsburg-- was inspected on July 19 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Employees prepping open food must wear hair restraints. Store wet wiping cloths in sanitizer to wipe down surfaces frequently.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 342 Newnan Crossing Bypass E., Newnan -- was inspected on July 14 and received a score of 74-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed empty paper towels at both handwash sinks. Observed empty soap dispenser at handwash sink in food prep area in the back room. Observed wiping cloth not in use left on counter. Return to sanitizer bucket when not in use. Person in charge, though very willing to learn and comply with the rules, does not have a certified food manager to train the person in charge left to ensure Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations are followed making food safety a priority.

Bodyplex Newnan, Inc., 60 Thomas Grace Annex Lane,  Sharpsburg-- was inspected on July 25 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed blenders and ice scoops stored beside handwash sink. Moved to prevent from contamination. Observed employee making smoothie without hair constraint. Observed employee making smoothie with painted nails.

Frank’s Family Restaurant, 1188 Collinsworth Road, Palmetto -- was inspected on July 19 and received a score of 60-U. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple open cans/cups of drinks on prep table and in dishwashing area. Observed multiple locations where raw meats were stored over ready-to-eat foods or beside without separation such as raw chicken stored in a grocery plastic bag on top of a box of broccoli.

Georgian Stadium 14, 232 Newnan Crossing Bypass Newnan -- was inspected on July 14 and received a score of 89-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed employee’s food on prep table and employee drinks not all in disposable cup with lid and straw. Observed food stored on prep table in back area with employee food and drink.

Southern Style Wings & More, 7285 Hwy. 16 E., Senoia -- was inspected on July 25 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed tomato and date marked 7/13/2017 changed to yesterday when they were cut. Make sure to remove labels prior to washing, rinsing and sanitizing. Corrected on-site.

Sweet Snow, 39 Franklin Road, Newnan -- was inspected on July 7 and received a score of 50-U.  Inspector’s comments: Observed mobile unit operating without running water.

Waffle House #1570, 15 Glenda Trace, Newnan -- was inspected on July 25 and received a score of 76-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed plastic bucket with water running into it in basin of handwash sink. Asked for it to be removed so hands could be washed. Shaving cream located on handwash sink in back area. Moved during inspection. Corrected on-site.