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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections


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  • Mar. 20, 2020 - 5:19 PM

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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 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 for compliance in safe handling of food, proper disposal of garbage and other areas.

Arbor Springs School Cafeteria, 4840 Highway 29 N, was inspected March 4 and received a score of 100-A. No comments.

Cafe Aloha, 775 Poplar Road, was inspected March 6, and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: observed employee in charge cannot demonstrate sufficient knowledge including proper hot holding temperatures, cold holding temperatures and proper cooling technique. Observed temperatures above 41 F in reach-in cooler closest to three-compartment sink including: sliced tomatoes 49.8 F, cheddar bacon pasta 50.4 F and potato salad 51.3 F. Employee moved items to another cooler. Observed old/wrong date labels on multiple items in reach-in cooler. Employee discarded old items and removed and replaced old labels.

Canongate Elementary School Cafeteria, 200 Pete Road, was inspected March 10 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: observed single-use food trays uncovered and facing upright. PIC covered with plastic.

Canongate Golf Club, 924 Shell Road, was inspected March 10 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: observed chlorine sanitizer in dish machine at less than minimum concentration. PIC will manually add bleach until maintenance can fix the problem. Observed open gallon of milk in reach-in cooler at front bar with expiration date of March 9. PIC discarded item.

The Cellar at the Firestone, 20 Jefferson St., was inspected March 9 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: observed a black buildup on soda nozzles in bar area, nozzle removed during inspection to be sanitized. Observed food with 3/10 date marking in prep top cooler. PIC stated foods are labeled with the discard date. Several items with improper date marking such as salmon dated 3/7, shrimp dated 3/5, and mahi dated 3/7, foods discarded. PIC he was unsure if foods had discard date or prep date. Observed exposed area of ceiling in storage closet, one torn gasket on reach- in freezer door. Observed employee sweatshirt hanging on storage rack with single use items in the main kitchen area.

Coweta Charter Academy, 6675 E Highway 16, was inspected March 3 and received a score of 100-A. No comments.

East Coweta High Ninth grade Academy, 400 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, was inspected March 6 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: observed water dripping over hand wash sink from hose line above sink. Observed small amount of dust on ceiling vents and tiles above front food service area.

East Coweta High School Cafeteria, 400 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, was inspected March 6, and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: observed dust on ceiling vents and tiles over front food service area. Observed employee lunch bag next to a bag of lettuce in reach in cooler pass-through and employee drink and disposable cup with lid and straw on shelf above produce in reach in cooler pass-through. Observed empty employee cup on the counter next to equipment in main kitchen area. All employee items should be stored in a separate area from consumer foods and the food prep area.

Elm Street Clementary School Cafeteria, 46 Elm St., was inspected March 5, and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: observed holes in gaskets on warmer pass-through cabinets.

Glanton Elementary School Cafeteria, 529 Highway South, Grantville, was inspected March 5 and received a score of 100-A. No comments.

HJ Wings & Things Sharpsburg, 20 Thomas Grace Annex, was inspected March 11 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: observed multiple containers of chicken sitting on countertops, in baskets, and above fryer with no time label. PIC moved clip to show time. Observed hotdogs in walk in cooler with multiple date labels listing multiple dates. PIC took off old date labels. Observed multiple pans wet stacked. Employee hat, umbrellas, and drinks on or above prep top tables. Employees moved items to appropriate locations.

Johnny’s Pizza, 1899 Newnan Crossing Blvd., was inspected March 9 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: observed pink slime-like build up on baffle of ice machine. Observed chemical spray bottles stored on shelves beside boxes of oil and margarine. PIC moved chemicals to appropriate location. Observed no probe thermometer for taking temperature of cooked foods, only a laser thermometer was available. Repeat violation. Observe single use pizza boxes stored on floor in dry storage. PIC moved pizza boxes boxes to shelf. Observed employee jacket stored on top of pizza boxes, observed employee food stored above single-service spoons. Observed employee drinks stored on shelves above/on prep top tables. PIC moved all items to appropriate locations. Repeat violation.

Lee Middle School Cafeteria, 370 Willis Road, was inspected March 10, and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: observed ice build up in metal pans below fan unit and walk in freezer, PIC stated maintenance is scheduled.

Long John Silver’s, 55 Bullsboro Dr. was inspected Feb. 11 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: observed employees dumping ice water in hand wash sink. Informed PIC that hand wash sinks are only for handwashing. Observed shrimp at 53.3°F and salmon at 52.4°F in reach in cooler. Observed corn at 55.7° and cabbage at 56.8° in prep top cooler. PIC put back into walk in to bring temperature down. Observed sanitizer in bucket at front counter less than minimum concentration. PIC had bucket remade. Observed pans wet stacked. Observed cracked and missing floor tiles. Observed ceiling tiles that were bowed and stained. Observed a small hole in well under three compartment sink. Repeat violation.

Meat-N-Greet, 11 Jefferson St., was inspected March 10 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: observed two bulk sugar bins and one bulk flour bin with no labels. Observed large portion size of spinach and artichoke dip in deep metal pan in the walk-in cooler at 108°F not cooling within proper time limit, spinach and artichoke dip reheated to 165 Fahrenheit during inspection to restart cooling process and PIC stated it would be portioned into smaller batches and placed on ice bath prior to being placed in the walk-in cooler to ensure proper cooling within six hours. Observed ice cream scoop stored in 117.5°F water on rack next to reach in freezer, scoops stored in water in between use must be n water with a minimum temperature of 135°F or in a running dipper well.

Newnan Crossing Elementary School Cafeteria, 1267 Lower Fayetteville Road, was inspected March 9 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: observed wet stack pans. PIC moved wet stack pans to dry.

One Life Fitness Atlanta Newnan Express, 19 Millard Farmer industrial Boulevard, was inspected Feb. 21 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: observed several chemical spray bottles containing chemicals with no labels in cabinet below hand wash sink and three compartment sink, chemical spray bottles should be labeled with a common name of the chemical that it contains. Observed missing wood flooring in smoothie area. Observed employee bowls and cups on top of ice machine, employee cups and boxes of food on counter next to hand wash area. All employee items should be stored separate from consumer prep areas and foods.

One Life Fitness Sports Club, 460 Newnan Crossing Bypass, was inspected Feb. 19 and received a score of 100-A.

Panera Bread, 379 Bullsboro Drive, was inspected Feb. 18 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: observed chemical sanitizer buckets in front food service area not testing for sufficient level of sanitizer, buckets remade during inspection. Observed scoops stored in dipper well with no water between use. Scoops moved during inspection. Dipper well not working, scoops should be stored in a clean dry location between use. Observed a package of bags stored on the floor in prep area. Observed paper cups stocked below front food service counter exposing the lip area to contamination, cup should be left in sleeves prior to stocking in dispenser to protect from possible contamination. Observed brooms and dust pans leaning against the walls in front food service area. Observed a ladder stored in prep area. Observed dust on ceilings in front food service area and in main kitchen prep area, rust and dust on ceiling vent covers. Floors, walls, ceilings, and hard to reach areas should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Observed wall covering chipping in walk-in cooler. Observed employee jacket stored on prep counter behind front food service area, jacket hanging on rack containing food pans in prep area, jackets on cart outside of walk-in freezer, observed two bags and an umbrella on floor in prep area, phone stored on dish drying rack under the slicer blade.

Partners II Pizza at Summer Grove, 48 Market Square Road, was inspected Feb. 12 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: observed a bag of onions and a box of cucumbers stored on floor of walk in cooler. Food items should not be stored on floor. Items removed off the floor. Observe diced tomatoes, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms and sour cream stored on top of other foods. Food items should not be stored on top of another food item without covering in between foods. PIC removed items to their appropriate place. Wet wipe and cloths laying on top prep surface, wiping cloth should be stored in proper place when not in use. Observed dishes wet stacked. Dishes should air dry before stacking. Observed condensation coming from vent in walk-in cooler. Observed ice build up in walk in freezer. Observed employee drinks in and around food serving area. Employee personal drinks should be stored separate from anything going out to the consumer. Observed a gap under outside door.

Pazzi's, 371 Newnan Crossing Bypass Suite 1102, was inspected Feb. 11and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: observed build up on tea urn nozzle discussed with PIC how to properly break down and clean tea urns. Observed prep top cooler used for salad prep leaking water into pans on the floor. Hand wash sinks in front food service area and prep area need re-caulking. Observed split gasket on bottom door of prep top cooler used for toppings in front field service area. Observe raw wood in front of racks and walk in cooler, wood should be replaced with a washable non-absorbent surface or sealed to become washable. Observed pipe leaking under front food service area hand wash sink. Observed black spots on vent cover and wall over prep sink. Observed an umbrella stored on bottom rack next to pizza box liners. Observed buildup on hood filters over pizza oven, filters should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation.

Pita by the Beirut, 326 Newnan Crossing bypass, was inspected Feb. 7, and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: observed old date mark stickers on outsides of plastic food containers on drying rack above three compartment sink, stickers should be removed prior to washing, rinsing, and sanitizing containers. Observed single use cups stacked next to register with no protective covering exposing the drinking area to possible contamination. Observed broom and dust pan leaning against prep cooler in back area and a dustpan next to hand wash sink in back area, maintenance tools should be stored in a designated area after use.

Pizza Hut, 3150 East Highway 34 Suite 210, was inspected Feb. 13 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: observed build up on all wire racks in kitchen area, in proofing unit and walk in cooler. Observed pipes underneath three compartment sink dripping. No floor drain cover on drain below prep sink. Build up inside and underneath prep sink and three compartment sink. Observed dust and black spots on ceiling vent covers and ceiling tile throughout kitchen areas and in front food service area. Observed build up on walls behind dish machine, racks in the back storage and prep area, ceiling and wall above walk in cooler and underneath three compartment sink. Observed gaps in ceiling tiles above mop well and prep sink. Cracks in floor tiles throughout kitchen area. Paint peeling in hood vent area over pizza oven. Observed small holes in wall behind hand wash sink next to mop well and sink needs to be caulked to the wall. Observed mop, broom, and other maintenance tools stored in mop well, tools need a designated area with hooks for storage so tools can dry. Observed buildup on fryer hood vents. Observed radio on counter and wing saucing area.

Poplar Road Elementary School Cafeteria, 2925 Poplar Road, was inspected March 4 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: observed chemical sanitization buckets not reaching minimum strength.

Thomas Crossroads Elementary School Cafeteria, 3530 Highway 34 E., was inspected March 5 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: observed chemical sanitization buckets not reaching minimum strength. Water was changed.

Trinity Fellowship School, 8817 Highway 54 W., was inspected March 9 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: observed chemical sanitization buckets not reaching minimum strength. Observed black buildup on drop area of ice machine.

Welch Elementary School Cafeteria, 240 Mary Freeman Road, was inspected March 3 and received a score of 100-A. No comments.

Willis Road Elementary School, 430 Willis Road, was inspected March 10 and received a score of 100-A. No comments.