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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant inspections


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  • May. 22, 2018 - 10:21 PM

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.

Carmike Cinemas/AMC Classic, 87 Newnan Station, Dr., Newnan – was inspected on April 6 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Black mold on back wall and drop area of ice machine. New violation. Right snack bar handwash sink needs employee handwash sign. New violation.

Checkers, 214 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan –  was inspected on April 11 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed black mold on back wall of ice machine. New violation. Observed chicken wings and chicken patties uncovered in reach-in freezer. New violation.

Chicken Salad Chick, 214 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected on April 12 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a buildup in ice machine. Person-in-charge stated that a company services and cleans machine quarterly. PIC said company just came out. PIC will call the company back. New violation. Observed mac and cheese scoop stored on a disposable lid on counter beside mac and cheese. Scoop was removed and a clean scoop was placed in the mac and cheese. Corrected on-site. New violation.

China Kitchen, 90 Glenda Trace, Ste. H, Newnan – was inspected on April 16 and received a score of 77-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed flour, mushrooms and rice with bags open. Food is to be sealed after opening. New violation. Observed single-use, disposable spoons being used as scoops. Single use items are for single use only and not to be reused. New violation.

Dairy Queen, 61 Jefferson St., Newnan – was inspected on March 30 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed frozen chicken in reach-in freezer stored uncovered. New violation. Observed black mold on drink nozzles at self-serve station. Cleaned during inspection. Food particles and white residue on slicer stored on clean dish rack. Cleaned during inspection. Black mold-like buildup in drive-thru ice dispenser. New violation.

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 12 Bailey Station, Newnan –  was inspected on April 9 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector’s comments: The first hand sink was blocked and the second hand sink at the ice cream counter lacked paper towels. Paper towels were restocked. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed food stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Employee moved items to a shelf. New violation.

Golden’s on the Square, 9 E Court Square, Newnan –  was inspected on April 2 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed buckets of uncooked vegetables stored on the floor. Moved and covered during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee cups and purses in prep area. New violation.

Grantville Senior Center, 123 Lagrange St., Grantville –  was inspected on April 2 and received a score of 100-A.

Huddle House, 1430 Hwy. 29 S,  Newnan – was inspected on April 10 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed holes in sugar lid. New violation. Grease and food buildup on and inside drawers under grill area. New violation.

Katie Lou’s Cafe, 70 Main St., Senoia –  was inspected on April 18 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a pan of cooked pulled pork in the walk-in cooler not date-marked. Item was cooked today and date was applied. Observed stew in the walk-in cooler dated to discard on April 5 and the date checked is April 18. This time exceeds the seven-day maximum for discard requirements. Item was discarded. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Maguire’s Family and Friends, 42 Main St., Senoia –  was inspected on April 3 and received a score of 77-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed bag  of open noodles on the ice machine. Open onion soup packet and open sugar bags on the dry storage shelf. Food is to be sealed after opening. New violation. Observed scoop touching product in flour bin. Scoop was removed. Corrected on-site. New violation.

McDonald’s, 2907 Georgia Hwy 85, Senoia –  was inspected on April 2 and received a score of 76-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed pink color mold buildup on ice machine in rear of restaurant and on the ice dispensers in the dining area. Observed a black-colored mold buildup on ice dispenser at drive-thru window. Observed soiled drawers for warmer drawers stored on the clean dish rack. Observed soiled Happy Meal boxes in dry storage. Observed burger boxes stored inverted face-down on dirty shelves. Observed time stickers still on clean dishes. Stickers are to be removed to ensure dishes are completely cleaned. New violation.