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  • Jun. 29, 2018 - 12:11 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.

Avalon Health Care, 120 Spring St., Newnan – was inspected on June 6 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed dust on vent grate above dish machine. New violation. Observed broom near hand wash sink and broom near dish machine. Cleaning supplies should be returned to a designated storage area after use. New violation.

Beijing Restaurant, 2005 Hwy 16 W STE 103, Newnan – was inspected on May 18 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed shrimp thawing in a bucket of water. Discussed proper thawing methods with person in charge. New viotation. Sprouts stored on the floor of walk-in cooler and shrimp thawing in bucket on the floor. Observed frozen food items stored in plastic grocery bags. New violation. Rice spoon stored in water. New violation. Stained ceiling tiles in kitchen area. Split gaskets on cooler doors. New violation. Employee cups, water bottle, and keys stored on prep table in kitchen area. New viotation.

Bodyplex Newnan, 60 Thomas Grace Annex Lane, Sharpsburg – was inspected on May 29 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Hot water at front hand wash sink unavailable. Person in charge stated the hot water was dripping so it is temporarily shut of for repair. New violation.

Canongate Golf Club, 924 Shaw Rd., Sharpsburg – was inspected on June 7 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed date mark stickers still present on clean food bins. New violation. Observed boxes of coffee and tea products stored on the floor moved during inspection. Corrected on site. New violation. Brooms stored in kitchen area, mop and mop bucket with soiled water present stored near three compartment sink area. Cleaning tools should be returned to a designated storage area after use. New violation.

Coweta County Prison Food Service, 101 Selt Rd., Newnan – was inspected on June 18 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed one open bag of ingredients not properly sealed or stored after opening. New violation.

El Taquito, 1389 S Highway 29, Newnan – was inspected on June 5 and received a score of 89-B. Inspector’s comments: Raw chicken stored over raw shrimp in reach-in cooler. Moved during inspection. Raw chicken stored over raw beef and unwashed produce over ready to eat foods in walk in cooler. Discussed proper refrigeration storage handout to person in charge. New violation. Observed food containers wet stacked on dish drying racks. Containers should be allowed to air dry completely before stacking. New violation. Observed one split gasket on reach-in cooler door. Stained ceiling tiles in dining area and dust build up on ceiling vents in kitchen and dining areas. Walk-in freezer had ice build-up underneath fan unit. New violation. Observed employee beverage in reach-in cooler and cell phone in dry storage area. These items should be stored in a designated area away from food prep and consumer goods. New violation.

Big Joe’s Bar and Grille, 1329 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan – was inspected on June 12 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Thermometer needed inside the walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed spoon stored in tomatoes with handle touching ingredients in reach-in cooler, removed during inspection. Observed plastic bowls stored in rice and flour bins being used as scoops. Person in charge stated scoops with handles would be ordered. Corrected on-site. New violation. One split gasket on reach-in cooler door. Person in charge stated gasket had been ordered. Observed two missing ceiling tiles in dry storage closet. New violation. Ladies’ restroom needs trash can with lid. New violation.

Hooter’s, 1001 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan – was inspected on June 18 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Dried food particles on dicer and slicer stored on clean dish rack. Food particles and date mark sticker present on clean food bins nested on clean dish rack. All items were returned to dish washing area to be re-washed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Pink mold on deflector shield of ice machine. New violation. Food service permit not posted. New violation. Split gaskets on bottom of prep top cooler doors. New violation. Heavy lime build-up inside dish machine. New violation. Dust on ceiling tiles and vents in kitchen area. Stained ceiling tiles in kitchen area. Black spots on ceiling tiles and wall near dish machine. Floors, walls, ceilings, and hard to reach areas should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. New violation. Broom and dustpan stored in kitchen area, should be returned to designated maintenance tool storage area after use. New violation. Employee purse stored on rack with sauces, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Flies present in dishwashing area. New violation.

KFC, 3430 E 34 Highway, Sharpsburg – was inspected on May 29 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a medi-planner with medications stored on shelf above prep area. New violation. Observed food pans wet stacked on drying rack. New violation. Observed dustpan stored near rack where sauces are stored. Broom stored in kitchen area. New violation. Observed dust build-up on fans in two walk-in coolers and black spots present on ceiling vent grates in kitchen area. New violation.

Long John Silvers, 52 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan – was inspected on May 29 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Scoop observed in hand wash sink in kitchen area. lce and food particles present in front hand wash sink. Hand wash sinks should not be used for any other purpose other than hand washing. New violation. Reach-in freezer not operating. All items in freezer were discarded during inspection. Sign placed on freezer stating it is not to be used until repaired. Corrected on-site. New violation. Cracked floor tiles. Water won't shut off at sink in restroom. New violation.