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.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 971 Bullsboro Drive, Sharpsburg-- was inspected on Aug. 23 and received a score of 81-B Inspector’s comments: Observed dishes with partial stickers left present on washed pans, not thoroughly cleaned and wet-stacked. Rewashed dishes and allowed to air dry; corrected on-site. Observed temperature for control safety foods held above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrective action taken during inspection.
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, 941 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 25 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Employee, while wearing gloves, placed raw chicken on green cutting board, cut chicken with knife, then placed chicken on the grill. The same employee, while wearing the same gloves, placed raw shrimp on the same green cutting board, cut shrimp with the same knife, then placed the shrimp on the grill. Raw shrimp stored above sauces. Raw meats stored above cooked foods inside walk-in cooler.
Little Caesars, 44 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan-- was inspected on Aug. 17 and received a score of 78-C. Inspector’s comments: Prepped pizzas not on a timer. Cold holding items not held at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below in prep top unit. Food stored uncovered. No sanitizer at dish washing sink.
McDonald’s, 58 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 22 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed pans and utensils not clean to the sight and touch. Old stickers still present on washed dishes. Ice machine has a small amount of buildup present in the kitchen and consumer self-service area. Dishes were re-washed, rinsed, sanitized and air-dried during inspection; corrected on-site.
Red Roof Inn and Suites, 3150 Hwy. 34, Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 22 and received a score of 70-C. Inspector’s comments: Manager states that no person in charge is present and the desk clerk sets up and takes down breakfast area; new violation. Observed empty paper towel dispenser and no hot water at handwashing sink; new violation.
Sprayberry’s Barbecue #1, 229 Jackson St., Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 23 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Dried food particles on onion slicer; moved to dish area; corrected on-site. Exposed light bulbs in prep area.
Springhill Suites, 1119 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 23 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed Canadian bacon thawing in container of water. Water turned on to run over product while thawing or frozen; corrected on-site.
Subway, 2344 N. Hwy. 29, Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 14 and received a score of 100-A.
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 101 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan -- was inspected on Aug. 23 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Employee’s hats, aprons stored on boxes of foods. Rice at 49 degrees Fahrenheit stored inside walk-in cooler, cooked previous day. Did not cool properly; new violation.