The Newnan Times-Herald

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant inspections

  • By Clay Neely
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  • Dec. 07, 2017 - 10:31 PM

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.

Alamo Jacks/Fabiano’s Pizzeria, 19 W. Court Square, Newnan-- was inspected on Nov. 7 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Onions left uncovered on slicer, mold on deflector shield of ice machine. New violation. Foreign substance in ice in ice-bar area. New violation.

Ansley Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 98 450 Newnan Lakes Blvd., Newnan -- was inspected on Nov. 6 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed perfluorocarbon resin(nonstick) surface of pan scratched and flaking, item is uncleanable. Item removed during inspection; corrected on-site. New violation. Observed one pot with food contact surface pitted, not allowing surface to be cleaned thoroughly. Item removed during inspection; corrected on-site. New violation.

Captain D’s, 1369 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan-- was inspected on Nov. 6 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed wet wiping cloths on prep table and storage shelves. New violation. Observed vinegar and nail polish remover stored with chemicals under front counter. Commercial fly spray, grass killer and insecticide dust stored with chemicals near mop well. New violation.

Elegant Expressions Catering, LLC, 299 Horizon Hill, Newnan -- was inspected on Nov. 9 and received a score of 100-A.

Elm Street Elementary School Cafeteria, 46 Elm St., Newnan -- was inspected on Nov. 6 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Ice scoop was not stored inverted. Utensils are to be stored inverted between uses; corrected on-site. New violation. Ice scoop is cracked. Utensils are to be constructed of durable materials to prevent physical contamination of food. New violation.

Ella’s Country Kitchen, 140 W. Washington St., Suite H, Newnan -- was inspected on Nov. 16 and received a score of 58-U*. Inspector’s comments: Raw ground beef was stored above sliced cheese and beside bell peppers in the reach-in cooler of the prep top cooler. The ground beef was moved and the owner was given a poster about proper storage foods in a cooler; corrected on-site. New violation. Clean bowls and colanders were stored on a dirty shelf very close to the floor. The dishes were not clean to sight because food had splashed on them due to being so low to the floor. Sheet pans were stored on a rack and had a buildup present. Items were removed, washed and sanitized and to be placed on higher, clean shelves; corrected on-site. New violation.

*A followup inspection on Nov. 28 earned a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed dishes with buildup present stored on the clean dish shelf. Dishes were removed and properly washed and sanitized; corrected on-site. New violation. Salad mix stored in in reach-in cooler was out of date. Salad mix was discarded; corrected on-site. New violation.