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  • Dec. 09, 2019 - 3:28 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.

Beijing Restaurant, 2005 Highway 16 W, Suite 103, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 8 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed food stored in cold-holding unit in original cans. Person-in-charge moved food items to appropriate containers. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed scoop stored in bin of rice with handle touching food. Person-in-charge moved scoop. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Chylaca’s Mexican Restaurant and grill, 20 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed several foods in containers stored uncovered in reach-in cooler such as four containers of sauce stored uncovered and one open can of pineapple uncovered and pork in walk-in cooler uncovered, lid placed on meat during inspection and sauce in walk-in uncovered. Foods being stored must be covered. New violation. Observed several chemical spray bottles in the kitchen area and bar area with no label, bottles in kitchen area labeled during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed drink mix in bar area stored on shelf with chemical spray bottles, moved during inspection, and a can of WD-40 degreaser with drink mix behind bar, moved from bar area during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed scoop stored in salt container with handle laying in salt. Scoop should be stored to keep the handle above the content. New violation. No lid on trash can in ladies restroom. New violation. Observed split gaskets on walk-in cooler door, chipped floor tiles in several areas of the kitchen, prep counter adjacent walk-in cooler with rusted lower shelf, broken coving near grill area, caulk needed behind handwash sink basin in main kitchen area, missing ceiling tile over back storage rack containing single-use items. New violation. Observed employee jackets on rack with single-use products. Drink on counter below food window. New violation.

Burger King #22973, 2814 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 13 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed cups overstocked behind front food service counter. Repeat violation.

Chopsticks China Bistro, 3150 Highway 34 E., Suite 304, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed tin cans being used to hold oil and water intended for food prep. Person-in-charge moved oil and water to proper containers and threw cans away. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Coweta County Prison Food Service, 101 Selt Road, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 8 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed milk stored past its use-by date of Nov. 5, 2019, in walk-in cooler. Person-in-charge threw it away. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed sanitizer buckets below minimum required strength. Person-in-charge had new sanitizer made. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Hardees #1501898, 4201 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed open sugar bag on lower shelf in drive-thru area, ingredients should be sealed properly after opening to prevent possible contamination. Observed open tray of cinnamon biscuits stored on shelf below plastic container of receipt paper and paper protectors. Food items should be stored separate from office supplies. New violation. Observed duct tape on inside of cooler beside flat-top grill, duct tape is not considered a washable surface and should not be used to repair equipment, heavy ice buildup on inside of reach-in freezer. Observed heat-resistant rags stored next to and on single-use food trays, rags should be stored separate. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan near fryers upon arrival of inspection, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed low grout throughout kitchen, black buildup on ceiling vent covers in kitchen area and dining area. New violation. Observed employee backpack on counter behind front food service counter upon arrival of inspection, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Longhorn Steakhouse, 1112 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple food items exceeding date marking such as thousand island dressing with discard date of Nov. 10, chopped steak in reach-in cooler next to grill with discard date of Nov. 11 and spinach in cooler drawer with discard number for Monday. All foods discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bags of sugar on back dry storage rack and above prep-counter next to back storage area and open seasoning packets on rack next to dry storage area, sealed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed metal food pans in dishwashing area wet-stacked on drying rack. Pans should be allowed to air dry completely before stacking. New violation. Observed dust on ceiling and light cover in walk-in cooler, standing water inside walk-in cooler, cleaned during inspection. Dish machine in bar area adequately sanitizing, but water leaking from front of machine. New violation.

Newnan Country Club Food Service, 1356 Highway 29 N., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 8 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup inside soda gun nozzle in bar area. Observed food particles on slicer blade. New violation. Observed several foods exceeding the date marking such as foods in reach-in cooler, smoked burger with prep date Oct. 29; brisket, Oct. 23; ribs, Oct. 17; tuna, Oct. 28; discarded during inspection and foods in the walk-in cooler with prep dates of Zuppa, Oct. 30; and grits, Oct. 25, discarded during inspection. Buttermilk exceeding date of Oct. 30 in upstairs kitchen reach-in cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wings stored in plastic food container at temperature of 47.7 degrees F. Person-in-charge stated wings were prepped yesterday and were stored in bottom of prep-top cooler overnight, discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dust on ceiling vent covers over bar area, missing floor tiles outside walk-in freezer door and heavy ice buildup on doorway of walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed employee radio and multiplug on rack storing clean dishes. New violation.

Peking Restaurant, 7280 Highway 16 – was inspected Nov. 13 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed cans of household-grade pesticides stored near three-compartment sink area, all pest control must be applied by a certified pest control specialist. New violation. Observed multiple bottles of medication stored on upper shelf behind front food service counter above canned drinks, medicines should be stored in a separate location away from items going out to the consumer. New violation. Observed wonton strips stored in a cardboard box, cardboard boxes are not considered a washable material and should not be reused to hold food items. Observed one open bag of flour and one open bag of seasoning in main kitchen, ingredients should be properly sealed after opening. New violation. Current inspection report not posted. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed utensils stored in room temperature water next to the rice cooker and on the grill, scoops stored in water between use must be in a running dipper well or in water that maintains a temperature of 135 degrees F. Observed plastic container being used as a scoop in dry rice, scoops must have handles. Single-use items should not be used as scoops. New violation. Observed leak under fan unit in walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed several employee personal items in the kitchen area such as a foldaway chair next to handwash sink, cup on prep-counter, frozen fish in deep freezer, box containing wallet and keys on shelf above bulk bins and personal items on shelf behind front food service counter above canned drinks. New violation.

Tactical Smoke BBQ, 165 Cold Harbor Court, Sharpsburg – was inspected Nov. 8 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed sauce container in handwash sink basin upon arrival of inspection, moved from basin during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed single service food trays stored facing up exposing the food area to possible contamination, trays inverted during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee items stored on counters and shelves in food truck prep area such as a phone on a cutting board, moved during inspection, cartons of cigarettes behind handwash sink and an electronic smoking device on counter by doorway, moved during inspection. Personal items should be kept out of the prep area. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Tokyo Japan Steakhouse, 101 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 13 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw steak stored above raw vegetables in prep-top cooler. Observed raw steak stored underneath chicken in reach-in cooler. Observed shrimp stored above milk in walk-in cooler. Observed raw chicken stored behind butter and shrimp in prep-top cooler. Person-in-charge moved all items to acceptable locations based on correct storage order. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed cut zucchini stored in cardboard box. Person-in-charge moved zucchini to metal pan. Observed clean cloth rags stored in container with cut vegetables. Person-in-charge removed rags. Observed single-use bowls being used as scoops in sauces. Person-in-charge threw bowls away. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee clothing items, hats and personal belongings stored on food item shelves in dry storage. Person-in-charge moved all items to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Wings on Wheels, 2922 Highway 85, Senoia – was inspected Nov. 13 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Certified Food Safety Manager certification expired. Repeat violation. Observed sauces and fry oil stored on the floor of mobile unit, these items should be stored six inches or higher off the floor. New violation. Observed food employee wearing rings and bracelets with stones on both hands. New violation. Inspection report posted, but score not visible. New violation. Observed reach-in cooler with ambient temperature of 58.5 degrees F. Person-in-charge stated cooler is going to be replaced this week. Observed one torn gasket on reach-in cooler door and heavy buildup on outsides of fryer baskets. New violation. Observed dumpster door open. New violation. Observed buildup on floors, walls, ceilings and hard-to-reach areas. Grease on floor under fryer. New violation. Observed employee personal items stored over three-compartment sink such as a phone, cup and shirt. New violation.

Zaxby’s, 195 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 100-A.