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  • Jun. 17, 2018 - 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.

Johnny’s Pizza, 1899 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E, Newnan – was inspected on May 30 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed chemical spray bottles stored on pizza dough prep table.

Leaf and Bean, 22 W Court Square, Newnan – was inspected on May 25 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed three dead roaches on the floor in the back room under the dry storage shelving. Clean floors often enough to remove dead pests. New violation.

McMaster BBQ, 7285 Hwy 16E STE F, Senoia – was inspected on May 25 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed no date marking on the house made salsa in the reach-in cooler. Observed opened commercially packaged pimento cheese with no open date in the reach-in cooler. Dates were added to food items. Corrected on site. New violation. Observed bags of flour, cornmeal and sugar opened and rolled down. Food is to be sealed after opening. Corrected on site. New violation. Observed a container of utensils stored in different directions. Utensils are to be stored with handle up to prevent contamination. New violation. Observed sour cream in the reach-in cooler with a use by date of 3/29/2018. The PlC stated it was not the original lid. Single use items are not to be reused for food storage. New violation. Observed date marking stickers still present on clean dishes. Stickers are to be removed before washing dishes. New violation. Observed no lid on the trash can in the women’s restroom. New violation. Observed a buildup of trash around dumpster. New violation.

The Tomato House, 1899 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E, Newnan – was inspected on May 30 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed dishes in the hand sink in the grill area. Hand sinks are for hand washing only. A splash guard is needed between the hand sink in the grill area and the hot holding unit. Lids are to be placed on the hot holding items.

Observed the water shut off to the hand sink closest to the ice machine. The water was cut on during inspection. Observed no paper towels at the hand sink in the bar area. Paper towels were added. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed raw hamburger patties stored directly beside ready to eat slices of cheese in the cooler drawer below the grill. Observed raw chicken marinating in a container directly beside bread pudding, and lettuce in the walk-in cooler. Items were relocated. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed the prep top cooler in the main kitchen down. Maintenance came to repair during inspection. Ice baths were being used to keep items cold. Observed romaine lettuce at 58. Ranch dressing at 47. These items are to be discarded every four hours until prep top cooler is operating. Cantaloupe at 65.6. It was just cut and served. Must cool to 41 or below before serving. Observed several cartons of cream in ice bath. The bottom of the cream was cold, but the top was not. Discard every four hours until cooler is operating. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bags of mixed greens and spinach in the walk-in cooler with no date marking. Date was added. Corrected on site. New violation. Observed in use utensils stored in a bucket of sanitizer and a knife stored in wiping cloth bucket in the grill area. Utensils are to be stored on a clean portion of the prep area as long as the utensil and surface is sanitized every four hours or as needed. Other options can be found on page 58 of the state’s rules and regulations for food service. Scoop handle touching the sugar in the sugar bin. Handle is to be stored up out of the product. New violation. Observed single use plastic containers being washed and reused. Single use items are to be discarded after using. New violation. Observed no strips available to test dish machine. Test strips are to be found or ordered to to frequently test dish machine. Person washing dishes is not trained on testing machine. New violation.

Waffle House #1731, 229 Temple Ave, Newnan – was inspected on May 30 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed two coolers leaking water from above in the main kitchen. Water had dripped into uncovered lemons, on raw hamburger meat and on the plastic covering around the desserts. Food was discarded and maintenance is present to repair. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed the dish machine not getting to proper temperature. The maintenance repaired during inspection. Observed a drawer below the grill storing both clean and dirty pans. All items were removed to properly wash. Observed buildup on clean dishes on the shelf above the three compartment sink. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wiping clothes on counters throughout the kitchen. Sanitizer wipes are used for surfaces. Wiping clothes are to be stored in the sanitizer basin of the three compartment sink or, if wiping cloths are to be used, then sanitizer buckets at proper concentration are needed. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dumpster door open. Dumpsters are to remain closed to prevent pests. New violation. Observed a buildup of water on the floor throughout the kitchen. New violation.