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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant inspections


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Feb. 10, 2020 - 8:05 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 and 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.

Eat Thai, 33 E Broad St., Newnan – was inspected Jan. 16 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed cold-held items at temperatures above 41F in reach-in cooler under prep-top cooler. Person-in-charge turned down the cooler setting. Corrected on-site. New violation.

McDonald’s, 3190 Hwy. 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Jan. 21 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple open and unopened bags of lettuce that had expired. PIC threw items away. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wet-wiping cloths stored in sanitizing solution not at minimum strength. PIC re-made sanitizing solution. Observed multiple wiping rags sitting on countertops and machinery. PIC put them in dirty rag buckets. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Nard BBQ, 5320 Hwy. 29, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 16 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed container of pulled pork in mini fridge at 46.8F, above the maximum cold-holding temperature of 41F. PIC turned down mini-fridge temperature. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed hot-held items in crockpot below 135F. PIC turned the temperature up of the crockpot. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Nic & Norman’s, 20 Main St., Newnan – was inspected Jan. 22 and received a score of 84-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed items in prep-top cooler at temperatures above 41F. PIC added more ice to the cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed fish and pasta stored in reach-in cooler past the use-by date of Jan. 13. PIC threw items away. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Tomo, 90 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 21 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no test strips available to test quaternary sanitizing solution. New violation. Observed raw chicken and shrimp stored above ready-to-eat foods in reach-in cooler. Observed raw fish stored over chopped vegetables in a reach-in cooler at sushi prep. PIC moved raw items to appropriate locations. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Wendy’s, 1645 Hwy. 29 S., Newnan – was inspected Jan. 22 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed tomato skin in guard area of slicer. Slicer re-washed, rinsed, and sanitized during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed partially frozen beef for chili thawing in a container of water at 75F. Beef thawed in the microwave during inspection. Reviewed proper thawing methods with employee in charge of thawing beef. Corrected on-site. New violation.