The Newnan Times-Herald

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Feb. 05, 2019 - 11:11 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 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.

Barberitos, 335 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Suite B, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 30 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed wet wiping cloths on prep table not in sanitizer. New violation. Observed deep pans of covered foods not meeting cooling parameters. New violation.

Country Inn & Suites, 1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E., Newnan – was inspected Dec. 21 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed waffle batter, cut melon and cream cheese being held on buffet over 41F. New violation. Observed bowl of oatmeal with spoon on counter beside microwave. New violation.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza, 390 Bullsboro Drive, Unit 8, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 20 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed plastic food bins nested wet. Pans should be allowed to air dry before stacking. New violation.

Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan – was inspected Jan. 3 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed encrusted material on can opener blade. New violation. Observed no handwashing signs in bathroom. Observed no choking poster. Person-in-charge found and posted handwashing signs and posted printed choking poster. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Monarch House Assisted Living, 299 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 31 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed gallons of milk with sell by dates of Dec. 23 and Dec. 27. New violation. Observed foods being stored without date marking in reach-in coolers and on dry storage rack. Discussed a date-marking procedure with person-in-charge. New violation.

Newnan Health and Rehabilitation, 244 E. Broad St., Newnan – was inspected Jan. 3 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed clean utensils stored in dirty drawers. Person-in-charge stated they would clean drawers. New violation. Observed box/bag of meal coating not properly covered. Person-in-charge fixed by wrapping the item. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Springhill Suites, 1119 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 21 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed waffle batter 54F and ham 48F on self-serve buffet. Product changed out during inspection, but long-term solution to hold at 41F or cooler is needed. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed food prepared around handwash sink making handwashing impossible without contaminating food when that is the only area for food prep. Plan to eliminate the risk is needed ASAP. New violation.

Danthony’s Grill and Bar, 89 Herring Road, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 3 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Buildup inside dish machine. Test strips needed for dish machine. New violation. Observed several bottles of home-use pesticides, such as ant, fly and hornet spray. All pest control must be applied by a pest control specialist. New violation.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 398 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Jan.3 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed open bags of sugar on shelf in drive-thru area. Open ingredients should be sealed or stored in food grade containers after opening. New violation. Observed scoops stored in water at 68F on prep counter. Scoops stored in water between use must be held in water that maintains a temperature of at least 135F. New violation.