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Restaurant Inspections


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Oct. 23, 2018 - 10:10 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 hair nets 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.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 138 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan – was inspected Sept. 11 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed wet wiping cloth on prep table. New violation. Observed employee without physical hair restraint in prep and serve area. New violation.

Starbucks at Target, 555 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan –  was inspected Sept. 11 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed heavy mold-like substance in drop area of ice machine. New violation. Observed buildup in floor drain beneath three-compartment sink. New violation.

Subway, 50 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan – was inspected Sept. 11 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed unlabeled spray bottle hanging over food prep table with purchase sticker on top, but contents not identified. New violation. Observed multiple employee non-disposable beverage cups without disposable lid and straw on prep table, which is not a location to prevent contamination of food and equipment. New violation.

Texas Roadhouse, 1127 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Sept. 10 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed plates, pans, equipment and utensils not clean to the sight and touch. Dish machine cleaned during inspection and prewash and scraping stressed to promote clean dishes, equipment, pans and utensils. Repeat violation. Observed pans wet-stacked on dish drying rack. New violation.

Waffle House, 5010 Hwy. 34, Sharpsburg – was inspected Sept. 5 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed skillet in handwash sink. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wet wiping cloths on counter in front of clean utensils. New violation.

Checker’s, 214 Bullsboro Drive,  Newnan – was inspected Sept. 26 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black mold on inside of ice machine. Dried tomato seeds and skin on slicer blades. New violation. Metal food containers wet-stacked on drying rack. Should be be allowed to air dry before stacking. New violation.

Alamo Jack’s/Fabiano’s Pizza, 19 W. Court Square, Newnan –  was inspected Sept. 26 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Heavy black mold on drop area of ice maker and deflector shield. Black mold in bucket storing ice scoop. New violation. Observed open sugar bag not properly sealed after opening. New violation.

Ella’s Country Kitchen, 140 W. Washington St., Suite H, Newnan –  was inspected Sept. 26 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed food particles in microwave. New violation. Observed two bulk bins with flour and batter not properly labeled. New violation.

Bistro Hilary, 21 Barnes St., Senoia –  was inspected Sept. 19 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed foods cooling in covered, plastic containers. New violation. Observed small gap in hood filter and filters above grill area to far left need cleaning. New violation.

Cold Stone Creamery, 234 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan –  was inspected Sept. 13 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed spray bottles with written labels faded and not readable. New violation. Observed employees without physical hair restraints. New violation.

Dairy Queen, 61 Jefferson St., Newnan –  was inspected Sept. 14 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizer bucket stored on the floor under grill area. Sanitizer buckets are to be stored off the floor. New violation. One scoop in cookie crumbs with handle touching ingredients. Corrected on-site New violation.