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Restaurant inspections


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  • Jul. 24, 2020 - 5:15 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 compliance in safe handling of food, proper disposal of garbage and other areas.

Arby's RTM, 947 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 3 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed old date mark stickers on outsides of food containers in walk-in cooler, food particles on blade and guard of tomato slicer, rewashed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. New violation. Observed dish machine not testing for adequate level of sanitizer. Three-compartment sink should be utilized to sanitize until dish machine is repaired. New violation.

Golden Krust, 1485 Highway 34 E., C2, Newnan – was inspected June 1 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed unopened cans of evaporated milk with an expiration date of May 27, 2020. Person-in-charge removed cans from shelt to return to supplier. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed scoop stored in flour bin and seasoning bin with handle touching product. Person-in-charge moved scoops out of product. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dead roaches in drawer beneath juice machine. These should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent accumulation of dead insects. New violation.

Home 2 Suites by Hilton, 4051 McIntosh Parkway, Newnan – was inspected June 4 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed dish machine not sanitizing, set up three-compartment sink for sanitizing until dish machine is repaired. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed one open package of grits on shelf in dry storage area. New violation. Observed boxes of plastic cups and paper napkins stored on the floor in main kitchen and dry storage area. New violation. Observed damaged wall below three-compartment sink. New violation.

Moe's Southwest Grill, 1111 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 1 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed build up on deflector shield of ice machine. New violation. Observed sanitizer spray bottles stored next to single-use cups, moved during inspection, and on counter in prep area. Discussed proper chemical storage with person-in-charge. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bulk salt bag on storage rack in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed wet wiping cloths stored on counter in prep area and on top of warming cabinet in front food service area. Wiping cloths should be stored in sanitizer buckets between use. New violation. Observed employee touch drinking area of cup with bare hand. New violation. Observed cups on counter next to register with drinking area exposed to possible contamination. New violation. Missing ceiling tiles over walk-in cooler and dust on ceiling vents in prep area. New violation. Observed employee items on counter next to single-use cups, including a drink, hair tie, phone and lighter. Items moved during inspection. Observed employee water bottles on top shelf of walk-in cooler and on rack above prep-counter in kitchen area. New violation.

O'Charley's #283, 545 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 2 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed food particles on deli slicer. Employee instructed to reclean slicer. Observed food particles on several clean plates on dish drying rack. Plates returned to dish area during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two bulk flour bins with worn off labels, containers relabled during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed mold on uncut cucumbers in walk-in cooler, discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chipped and low grout in main kitchen area and in door way of walk-in cooler. Observed torn ceiling tile above dish area. New violation.

Poke City, 314 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Suite B, Newnan – was inspected June 1 and received a score of 76-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw chicken stored above cooked chicken and raw hamburger meat. Observed raw fish stored above ready-to-eat sauces. Person-in-charge moved items to correct location. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed cold holding temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit, including: green peppers at 47.3 degrees, green beans at 47.8 degrees and sliced cucumber at 46.2 degrees. New violation. Tapioca pudding boba at 123.4 degrees Fahrenheit. New violation. Observed bag of carrots stored on floor of walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed employee purse stored on top of bagged rice. Person-in-charge moved it to correct location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen, 1065 Sullivan Road, Suite G, Newnan – was inspected June 3 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed items in walk-in cooler with no covers, including chopped vegetables, lamb, etc. New violation. Observed cooked foods with no labels in walk-in cooler. Person-in-charge added date labels. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed tin cans storing foods and being reused. Person-in-charge dumped out cans. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Salad Express, 311 Bullsboro Drive, Suite 170, Newnan – was inspected June 2 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector's comments: Observed packaged shrimp stored on container of chicken and shell eggs stored over produce in walk-in cooler. Observed raw shrimp, salmon and beef stored over bottled dressing and a cut avocado. Bottled dressings and avocado stored next to raw chicken. Food storage order addressed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed old day dot stickers on outsides of food containers on clean dish rack. Stickers should be removed completely before washing. New violation. Observed buckets of hard boiled eggs stored on the floor in walk-in cooler and open package of cornstarch on dry storage shelf. Package should be placed in a sealed container after opening. New violation. Observed a bowl stored in sugar container on dry storage shelf and single-use plastic cup stored in blue cheese crumbles in walk-in cooler. Scoops should have handles. New violation. OBserved broom and dust pan leaning next to handwash sink, which should be returned to designated storage area after use. New violation. Observed drink in disposable cup with lid and straw at four-compartment sink area, discarded during inspection, and apron, towel and magazine stored on top of corn muffin mix and boxed soda mixes. New violation.

Towneplace by Marriott Newnan, 4001 McIntosh Parkway, Newnan – was inspected June 4 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizer bucket not testing for adequate amount of sanitizer. Bucket remade during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed food particles on outside of bowl and inside of a plastic batter container on clean dish rack. Dishes returned to three-compartment sink area to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed heavy ice buildup inside reach-in freezer. New violation. Observed broom and dust pan leaning next to handwash sink in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed employee keys and water bottle next to microwave and apron and oven gloves hanging on dish rack in main kitchen area. New violation.

Waffle House #1570, 15 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected June 1 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed prep-top cooler with foods above proper cold holding temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit such as cubed ham at 44.7 degrees, sliced tomato at 44.3 degrees, sliced cheese at 44.2 degrees and lettuce at 50 degrees. Temperature lowered on prep-top cooler and food containers moved to close air gaps between containers. New violation. Observed sanitizer bucket on the floor behind front food service counter and not testing for adequate sanitizer. Sanitizer remade during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. No test strips for sanitizer buckets. New violation. Observed water dripping from underneath fan in walk-in cooler. New violation.

Wendy's #5461, 1210 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected June 3 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed chemical spray bottles stored on counters of front food service area, on back counter next to handwash sink and tea urn, below back counter stored in cabinet with cleaned tea urns and three-compartment sink. Chemical spray bottles should be stored in a designated area after use. New violation. Observed six milks past the best by date of June 1, 2020, discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed scoop handle laying in ice in drive-thru ice bin. Handle should be kept above the contents. New violation. Low grout neat mop well area. Observed grease buildup underneath grill area. Observed split gasket on walk-in cooler door. New violation. Observed several brooms and dustpans stored in the corner of front food service area, maintenance tools should be stored in a designated storage area after use. New violation.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1200 Bullsboro Drive, Suite B, Newnan – was inspected June 9 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed key-drop delivery log without temperature monitoring. The entity providing the key-drop deliveries shall ensure that all products are stored within the food service establishment and not left on loading docks or in an area accessible by the public. Food products shall be stored in compliance with applicable provisions of Department of Public Health Rule 511 -6-1-04. New violation. Observed pans wet-stacked. Person-in-charge moved them to air dry. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Dairy Queen #10696, 61 Jefferson St., Newnan – was inspected June 3 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizing spray next to ice cream cones and single-serve items. Chemicals should be stored in appropriate location. Person-in-charge moved to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Hampton Inn, 50 Hampton Way, Newnan – was inspected June 9 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed buildup of food debris on food slicer. Utensils should be stored clean when not in use. New violation. Observed single-service/single-use items stored on floor. Single-service/single-use items should be stored 6 inches off the floor in a dry location. Person-in-charge placed in a proper location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Hardees #1500659, 231 Temple Avenue, Newnan – was inspected June 5 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw chicken at 46.7 degrees Fahrenheit, beef patty at 48.1 degrees, milk at 43.6 degrees, cheese at 45.6 degrees in the walk-in cooler. Observed chicken patty at 54.3 degrees and hamburger patty at 54.5 degrees in reach-in cooler. Person-in-charge disposed of food. Person-in-charge called a repair service to fix walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation. Walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler did not have a temperature measuring device. Person-in-charge removed food from reach-in cooler and placed a temperature measuring device in the walk-in cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Jersey Mike's Subs, 90 Glenda Trace, Suite O, Newnan – was inspected June 11 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed leak in handwash sink in the back area. New violation. Observed a leak coming from the handwash in the back. New violation. Observed employee food next to consumer food in reach-in freezer. Person-in-charge moved items to a different location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Little Caesars, 44 Bullsboro Drive, Suite G, Newnan – was inspected June 5 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed employee washing hands in three-compartment sink. Observed employee not using soap or paper towels. Hands should be only washed at a handwash sink. New violation. Observed employee not washing hands between switching tasks. Hands should be washed between tasks. New violation. Person-in-charge said documents were at his office. New violation. Observed chemicals being stored on top of flour. Observed chemical spray bottle hanging from rack by single-serve items at front of store. Observed chemicals being stored by single-serve items in back of store. New violation. Observed missing food service permit. New violation. Observed missing handwash sign at front handwash sink. Repeat violation. Observed missing handwash sign at back handwash sink. New violation.

Pita Mediterranean Street Food, 3150 Highway 34 E., Suite 204, Newnan – was inspected June 11 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: The business providing key-drop deliveries to the establishment shall certify in writing to the establishment that the products delivered will be under its control throughout the delivery process to the establishment, and that all products will be delivered to the establishment during the key-drop delivery hours pursuant to the secured access arrangement set by the food service establishment complies paragraphs four, five and six of this subsection. Repeat violation. Observed raw chicken cooked to 155.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken was discarded. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed sanitizing solution no teaching minimum strength. A new sanitizing solution was made. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed water pooling on the floor below walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed water leaking from three-compartment sink. New violation. Observed ice buildup in walk-in freezer. New violation.