The Newnan Times-Herald

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant inspections


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Aug. 05, 2019 - 9:51 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.

O’Charley’s, 545 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 24 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed scoop in sugar bag with handle touching sugar. Observed disposable plastic bowl on shelf beside sugar bin that was being used to scoop out sugar. Person-in-charge threw away disposable bowl and removed scoop from sugar. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed items in open-top cooler buckets beside grill at temperatures exceeding 41F. Observed cut salad ingredients stored together in a bucket above 41F in reach-in and walk-in cooler. Person in charge threw out items above 41F. Corrected on-site. New violation. 

The Oink Joint, 9 East Washington St., Newnan –  was inspected June 26 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed torn, falling, stained ceiling tiles. Observed walk-in freezer metal floor coming up, exposing wooden floor beneath. Repeat violation.

Red Roof Inn and Suites, 590 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 24 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed handwashing sink without warm water. New violation. Observed cream cheese and milk being held above 41F in kitchen and on customer self-service buffet. New violation.

Rock Salt Milk Bar, 8 East Washington St.,  Newnan – was inspected June 21 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed shell eggs stored above butter and cookie dough. Shell eggs were moved to bottom shelf during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Cleaning items were moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 101 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed food items over 41F in reach-in coolers. Person in charge moved items in cooler to walk-in cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed bucket of sanitizer not at minimum concentration. Person in charge made new bucket. Observed wet-wiping cloths stored around kitchen, not in sanitizer bucket. Person in charge moved rags to bucket. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Waffle House, 1363 Hwy. 29 S., Newnan –  was inspected June 24 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed black mold in drop area of ice machine. Screw holding deflector shield in ice machine is rusted, should be replaced. Black mold on back wall of ice bin under drink station. New violation. Observed buildup underneath dish machine area. New violation.

Wendy’s, 1645 Hwy. 29 S., Newnan –  was inspected June 24 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Flies in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed black mold on back wall of ice bin in drive-thru area. Buildup on drink nozzles behind front food service service counter and drive-thru area. New violation.

Captain D’s, 1369 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan –  was inspected July 1 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on drink nozzles in the drive-thru area and self-serve drink station. Observed food particles on inside of microwave. New violation. Observed one box of fish stored on the floor of walk-in freezer. New violation. 

Chick-fil-A, 2090 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E., Newnan –  was inspected July 10 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed flies in food prep area and around trash. New violation. Observed employee cups in food service not disposable with disposable straw. New violation.

Church’s Chicken, 20 Hospital Road, Newnan –  was inspected June 28 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a box of napkins, a box of empty tea jugs and three boxes of oil stored on the floor in the back storage area. New violation. Observed black spots on the corner of the ceiling in the men's restroom.

Chylacas Mexican Restaurant and Grill, 20 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan –  was inspected June 28 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Flies in kitchen area. New violation. Observed missing hood filters over grill area. New violation. 

Country Inn & Suites, 1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E., Newnan –  was inspected July 8 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed drip from AC vent/ceiling around vent stained onto food prep area. New violation. Observed dishwasher rinse cycle with 117F max temp rather than 180F as indicated on data template. New violation.