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  • Nov. 16, 2019 - 7:47 AM

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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.

American Deli Newnan #2, 44 Bullsboro Drive, Suite C, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 23 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed single-use cups out of protective sleeves at front counter. Single-service and single-use articles and cleaned and sanitized utensils shall be handled, displayed and dispensed so that contamination of food and lip-contact surfaces is prevented. New violation.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 355 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 30 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed split gaskets in walk-in cooler and freezer. Observed one hand wash sink in need of re-caulking. New violation.

Dickey’s Barbecue #827, 15 Thomas Grace Annex Lane, Suite 200, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 30 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple single-use pans and trays stored right-side up, subject to contamination. Person-in-charge flipped items upside down. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drink and food unlabeled and stored with restaurant food. Person-in-charge moved items to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 12 Bailey Station, Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 28 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a plastic food container of peanut butter without a cover/lid in reach-in cooler in Baskin Robbins area. Observed several frozen food items in walk-in freezer half-covered with plastic items, items should be fully covered to avoid possible contamination. New violation. Observed ice scoops in two bins with handles laying in ice, handles should be stored above the ice. Observed ice scoop laying in ice in ice machine, scoop should be stored on the outside of machines that manufacture ice. Observed date mark sticker on outside of plastic food container on clean dish shelf above three-compartment sink. Stickers should be removed prior to washing. New Violation. Observed buildup on deflector shield of ice machine. New violation. Observed two chemical spray bottles under counters next to paper cups and other single-use products. All chemicals should be stored in a chemical storage area. New violation. Observed blinders wet-stacked in Baskin Robbins area. Blinders should be air dried completely before stacking. New violation. Observed one box of single-use cups stored on the floor in doughnut area. New violation. Observed dust on fan covers in walk-in cooler. Observed water dripping from on/off valve of running dipper well in Baskin Robbins area. Observed door on ice machine broken at hinge. New violation. Observed an employee water bottle on rack in cake decorating area and an apron stored on a shelf below prep counter next to single-use items. New violation.

Firehouse Subs, 226 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 30 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed packages of macaroni and cheese thawing in bucket of water in handwash sink basin behind front food service counter, removed from basin and placed in cooler during inspection. Observed plastic hose in hand wash sink in basin in prep area, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink in prep area, replaced during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no soap at hand wash sink in prep area, replaced during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed black buildup on drop area inside ice machine. Observed food particles on inside of microwave. Equipment should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. New violation. Observed chemical spray bottles hanging on rack and storing gloves in prep sink and chemical spray bottle hanging on rack storing clean lids above three-compartment sink. Observed chemical spray bottle on shelf above single-use paper cups. New violation. Observed packages of macaroni and cheese thawing in a bucket of water in hand wash sink basin, moved to bottom of prep-top cooler to continue thawing during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed ice scoop stored inside ice machine. Scoop should be stored on the outside of machine to prevent handle from coming in contact with ice being manufactured. New violation. Observed two boxes of single-use bowls stored on the floor in back storage area. New violation. Observed dust on ceiling tiles near vents over prep line and stained tile in dining area. New violation. Observed employee purse, scarf and drink stored below front food service counter with single-use items. Observed employee phone on prep counter next to slicer and phone charger on counter behind front food service counter. Shoes in office area leading into cooler storage area. New violation.

Happy Endings Burgers and Phillys, 7285 E. Highway 16, Suite F, Senoia – was inspected Oct. 28 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed bulk sugar container without label. New violation. Observed an open bag of grits and box of pancake batter on dry storage shelf. Open ingredients should be sealed with plastic wrap or placed in a food-grade container after opening. Shell eggs in cooler stored above ready-to-eat items should be stored on bottom shelf. New violation. No score posted. New violation. Observed styrofoam bowl stored in coleslaw and styrofoam cup in bulk sugar bin. Scoops must have handles, and if stored in content between use, be stored with the handle out of the content. New violation. Observed dish machine dripping into bucket on floor, dish machine did not test for sanitizer initially, primed machine for sanitizer and it began testing. Advised person-in-charge to test machine regularly to be sure it is pulling sanitizer through tubing. If not, tube for sanitizer may need to be shortened to allow sanitizer to gravity flow. New violation.

Isabel Mexican Grill, 8116 Highway 16 E, Senoia – was inspected Oct. 28 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw beef stored above pineapple, corn and cactus in cooler drawer under grill area. Observed raw ground beef stored over peeled whole onions in walk-in cooler, beef moved to lower shelf during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed unlabeled chemical spray bottle stored on lower shelf in kitchen next to plastic single-use containers. Observed chemical spray bottle stored on paper towel holder at hand wash sink. New violation. Observed one unlabeled chemical spray bottle. New violation. Observed one bottle of Tylenol stored on upper shelf with bulk food bins, medicine should be stored in a separate area from food prep area. New violation. Observed open bags of flour and cornmeal in back prep area, ingredients should be sealed with plastic wrap or placed in a food-grade container after opening. New violation. No inspection posted. New violation. Observed black buildup on inside of ice machine. New violation. Observed broom and dust pan leaning next to hand wash sink and broom next to prep-top cooler, maintenance tools should be returned to designated area after use. New violation. Observed hand wash sinks in kitchen area needing to be re-caulked to wall. New violation. Observed employee drinks on upper shelf with single-use items, a bottled beverage in bottom of prep-top, employee jacket and tupperware on lower shelf with single-use items. Observed phone on counter above prep-top cooler. New violation.

Los Abuelos, 125 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 24 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed open bags of flour and spice containers, subject to possible contamination. Observed single-use bowl used and stored in rice. Person-in-charge threw bowl away. New violation. Observed multiple wet cleaning rags sitting on countertops. Person-in-charge moved rags to sanitizer buckets. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Mad Mexican, 2 E. Court Square, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 28 and received a score of 89-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw beef and shell eggs held over ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler. Person-in-charge moved both items to bottom shelf. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no quaternary sanitizer test strips for sanitizer buckets. Person-in-charge stated he would order some. Repeat violation.

Panera Bread, 379 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 30 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed items in two prep-top coolers held above 41 degrees F. Person-in-charge added ice to bring temperatures down. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed box of single-use cups stored on floor in dry storage. Observed single-use cups by registers uncovered and exposed to possible contamination. New violation.

Pizza Hut #31150, 3150 E Highway 34, Suite 210, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 22 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed plastic pans wet-stacked. Person-in-charge moved pans to be washed again. Corrected on-site. New violation. Stained ceiling tiles in front area and throughout kitchen, dust and black spots on ceiling vent covers, floors, walls and ceilings throughout kitchen area should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Repeat violation.

Savannah Court of Newnan, 27 Belt Road, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 22 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple gallons of milk with use-by date of Oct. 20, 2019. Person-in-charge threw milk away. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed two bags of cake mix open and subject to contamination. Person-in-charge put cake mix in sealable containers. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Waffle House #2330, 1478 E Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 23 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed scoop handle in contact with food. Scoop handle should not be in contact with food. New violation. Discarded wiping cloth left on food prep surface. Wiping cloths should be stored stored in proper sanitizing water. Employee moved cloth to correct location. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wet silverware stored in a bucket. Employee said she was going to dry them with a wiping cloth. Utensils should be air-dried. New violation.

Waffle House #888, 1363 Highway 29 S., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 23 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed open sugar bags behind front food service counter. Sugar should be placed in a food-grade container or sealed with plastic wrap after opening. New violation. Observed plastic take-out trays and single-use bowls in front food service area stored facing upward exposing the food area to possible contamination. Trays and bowls should be stored inverted to protect the food area. New violation. Observed plastic lids in cabinet and plastic bins in walk-in cooler with purchase stickers on outsides of containers and lids. All stickers should be removed prior to containers being washed, rinsed and sanitized. New violation. Observed an employee bottled beverage in reach-in cooler, altoids on shelf with silverware and a phone on food prep counter. New violation.

Wendy’s #9117, 1645 29 Highway S., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 23 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on drop area of ice machine. New violation. Observed employee wearing a watch and ring with stones. New violation. Current inspection not posted. New violation. Observed cups overstocked in dispensers behind front food service counter and in drive-thru area. New violation. Observed a broom and dustpan leaning against the wall in doorway of three-compartment sink area. New violation. Observed chipped floor tiles near mop well with standing water present, dust on ceiling tiles near vent over dry storage racks, stained ceiling tiles in the dining area near sprinkler head and vent. New violation. Wing Stop, 311 Bullsboro Drive, Suite 140 – was inspected Oct. 30 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on drop area of ice machine. New violation. Observed sink basin at three-compartment sink and sanitizer buckets not testing for sufficient sanitizer. Sanitizer sink drained and re-made during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed one food container on drying rack with date mark sticker. Date mark stickers should be removed prior to washing. New violation. Observed torn gasket on walk-in freezer door and heavy ice buildup on ceiling grate and floor of walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed side walls of sink basins at three-compartment sink in need of cleaning. New violation. Floors in kitchen are slick from grease and should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. New violation. Observed open dumpster doors and grease trap lid open. New violation.