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  • Sep. 18, 2020 - 5:50 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.

Arby's 947 Bullsboro Drive inspected Sept. 2 and received a score of 87-B. Observed several containers of sliced deli meats in the walk-in cooler and on the front line in prep top cooler past the use by date. Observed one chemical spray bottle on front food service counter next to a box of sauces and one chemical spray bottle next to a deli slicer. Observed one open bag of sugar in dry storage closet, ingredients should be stored in sealed containers or wrapped in plastic wrap. Observed two employees without hair restraints. Observed one employee with long painted fingernails bagging food, gloves were worn but nails were exposed. Observed single use food trays below and above the food line stored facing upward exposing the food area to possible contamination. Observe brooms and dust pans in the kitchen area and soiled mop in a water mop bucket and mop well area. Observe build up on wire racks and walk-in cooler, rack should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Observed employee drinks and a jacket on front food service counter next to paper straws in a box of sauces. Apron and hats stored on box of soda refills and a mask next to single use items in dry storage closet.

Art And Jake's, 510 Newnan Crossing Bypass was inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 79-C. Observed less than minimum sanitizer concentration at the dish machine at the bar. Person in charge shut down the bar dish machine and moved all dishes to kitchen dish machine. Observed hot held items below 135 F in warmer cabinet. Person in charge moved all items to be reheated. Observed foods exceeding their best by dates including romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce and orange juice. Person in charge discarded items. Observed pan stacked wet in dish machine area, pan should be allowed to air dry completely before stacking. Observed employee drinks on prep top services.

CC's Wings and Things, 23 Franklin Road inspected Sept. 9 and received a score of 88-B. Observed open bag of breading in dry storage. Observed single service to go boxes and food boats with surface exposed. Observed heavy grease build up outside the fryers and on hood filters above fryers, build up on outside of storage prep top cooler, and build up underneath prep top table across from fryer. Observed no test strips to test chemical sanitizer used in wiping buckets or at three compartment sink. Observed rusted shelves under prep tables and hole on shelf under prep table, rusted racks in the main kitchen area. Unused equipment such as an ice machine and prep top should be stored away until removed from kitchen area.

The Cellar at the Firestone, 20 Jefferson St. was inspected Sept. 2 and received a score of 83-B. Observed employee filling a pan with water from the hand wash sink. A hand washing facility may not be used for purposes other than hand washing. Observed pink and black build up on ice machine baffle. Ice machine should be cleaned frequently enough to prevent buildup. Observed food items in reach-in cooler not reaching minimum safe temperatures. Large reach-in cooler in between grill and other prep station was not working. All the food in that cooler was thrown out.

China Chef Buffet, 67 Bullsboro Drive inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 83-B. Observed raw chicken over shrimp, next to egg rolls and raw chicken over egg rolls. All food items were moved during inspection. Observe black and pink build up on ice machine baffle. Observe scoops and rice and sugar bins touching the contents of the container, handle should be stored up out of content. Observed dead pest in empty food container.

China Express, 50 Bullsboro Drive Suite h44 inspected Sept. 9, received a score 79-C. Observed hand wash sink and back prep area by three compartment sink blocked by large plastic bins on top of sink basin and rubber gloves behind faucet. Observed raw chicken stored next to cooked chicken in reach-in cooler. Observed raw chicken stored next to raw beef and raw chicken stored on top of raw shrimp in walk-in cooler. Foods moved to proper storage order during inspection. Gave copy of safe cooler storage poster. Observed burn gel stored on top of shelf in reach-in cooler with foods. Observed cooked chicken cooling in bottom of prep top cooler and in reach-in cooler covered with plastic wrap. Several containers of cooked chicken temps below 70 F on counter upon arrival of inspection. Moved to walk-in cooler to continue cooling. Observed one split gasket with walk-in cooler door. Observed employee drinks stored in reach-in cooler with cups of sauce and bottle drinks, bottled water with takeout trace, and an employee drink and disposable cup over prep top cooler.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1200 Goldsboro Drive Suite B inspected Sept. 3, received a score of 91-A. Observed potentially hazardous foods cold held at greater than 41 F reaching cooler across from grill area such as pork 46.4 F, chicken 43.3 F, steak 44 F and an ambient temperature 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Person in charge stated foods had only been in the cooler for one hour, foods moved to ensure proper cold holding. Cold holding and hot holding unit in take out service area not maintaining proper temperature. Person in charge stated foods are held on time and rotated every two hours, no discard times on the foods. Foods rotated during the inspection before temperatures were taken, foods temp to proper cold holding and hot holding temperatures during inspection, discussed proper TPHC procedure with person in charge during inspection.

Church's Chicken, 20 Hospital Road inspected Sept. 14, received a score of 88-B. Observed raw chicken stored behind macaroni and cheese in walk-in cooler person in charge moved to freezer. Observed wet stack dishes. Observed cardboard lining prep top area beside chicken breading station. Observed employee drinks stored on dry storage shelf above consumer food. Observed employee food stored in warm cabinet and reach-in cooler above and beside consumer food.

Cracker Barrel, 527 Bullsboro Drive inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 93-A. Observed chlorine sanitizer not at minimum concentration in wiping cloth buckets. Observed forks with prongs facing up. Observe plastic and metal food containers wet stacked on multiple dish racks in main kitchen area. Low grout and chipped tiles in main kitchen area, chipped tile in walk-in cooler and missing wall cutting. Stained ceiling tiles in vent and dish area.

Dairy Queen, 61 Jefferson St. was inspected Sept. 2 and received a score of 92-A. Observed dried food particles on blade of vegetable slicer. Observed large bottles of fryer oil stored on the floor and a plastic container holding package salt on the floor next to wire racks in main kitchen area. Observed a broom leaning against a dry storage rack, broom and dustpan leaning against cooler in front food service area. Observed an employee drink cup on counter in cake decorating area and an apron hanging on rack in cake decorating area. Observed heavy grease build up on the hood fryers. No dining service drive through only during inspection.

Dickey's BBQ, 15 Thomas Grace Plaza Suite 200 inspected Sept. 14, received a score of 92-A. Observed food particles on slicer and black build-up on deflector shield of ice machine. Observed ½ gallon of milk exceeding its best by date of Aug. 8 discarded during inspection. Observed mold on one raw potato next to smoker. Observed one dented can of green beans on counter in main kitchen area. Observed broom and dustpans leaning on wall next to hand wash sink and unused mop heads stored on counter next to disposable metal food pans. Observe one ceiling tile removed for work on air conditioner outside of walk-in cooler. Observe dust on ceiling vents in main kitchen area. Observed employee package foods on rack with a box of raw potatoes and equipment. Observed one light shield in food prep top area hanging open.

Dunkin', 1010 E. Highway 34 Suite 101 inspected Sept. 8, received a score of 83-B. Observed build-up on walls and deflector shields of ice machine. Observed one chemical spray bottle below front service counter above single use items. Observed sanitizer and an empty chemical bottle stored on rack with plastic food containers in prep area. Chemicals move to proper storage during inspection. Observed five expired personal size milk dated Sept. 3 and Aug. 30 in reach-in cooler next to drive through and self-serve in reach-in cooler. Milks pulled from service during inspection. Large bulk plastic bins filled with sugar and powdered sugar need to be relabeled. Observed all employees with no hair restraints. Observed no food service permit posted. Observed no hand wash sign in one restroom. No inspection posted in drive through window. Observe buckets for munchkin donuts stored facing upward on top rack of drive through area, bucket should be stored inverted to protect the food area. Observed hole in the wall in kitchen area beside cold brew coffee maker, hole in wall in closet beside mop well closet, stained and dust on ceiling tiles in main prep area, torn gasket on walk-in cooler door. Observed heavy ice build up in walk-in freezer. Observed broom and dustpan leaning against the wall in fruit food prep area. Miscellaneous repair items in the plastic container stored on rack with plastic food containers. Need light shields or shatterproof bulbs over dry storage rack. Observed employee items such as drinks and phones stored in prep food area on prep counter next to cold brew coffee maker. Purses hanging on rack containing single use items. Radio stored on box of paper liners in prep area. Personal items stored on bottom shelf of wire rack and food prep area next to boxes of bags.

El Ranchero, 211 Bullsboro Drive inspected Sept. 11, received a score of 91-A. Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink in main kitchen area, paper towels placed in sink during inspection. Observed one open bag of flour on food rack in main kitchen area and one open bag of sugar on shelf below tea urns. Observed a large pot of cheese dip being mixed on the floor, cheese dip placed off floor during inspection. Observed multiple scoops laying in bulk sugar bin and salsa on handle being used to scoop salsa, scoop handle should be stored above content between uses. Observed several stained and torn ceiling tiles in main kitchen area and dry storage area, low grout and chipped floor tiles in main kitchen area and dish machine area, rust on shelving of reach-in coolers, sinks need to be recaulked to walls, screen door in rear of kitchen torn. Observed employee sunglasses stored on dry storage rack, moved during inspection. Observed employee bag stored on large containers of oil in dry storage closet. Employee packaged food in reach-in cooler with pre-portioned salsa cups in service area.

Sprayberry's BBQ, 229 Jackson St. inspected Sept. 8, received a score of 90-A. Observed pork ribs at 122 F and turkey at 117 F in warming cabinet. Person in charge discarded food during inspection. Observe chipped and broken tiles on the floor by three compartment sink and ice machine.

The Frigid Frog, 400 Hunter Road inspected Sept. 4 received a perfect score of 100-A.

The Half Shell Oyster Bar and Hot Dog Shop, 1690 Highway 34 E. Suite C inspected Sept. 10 received a score of 91-A. Observed raw oysters over pre-cooked shrimp and green tomatoes. Observed raw chicken and shrimp over cut onions and bagged chopped slaw. Food items were moved during inspection.

The Saucy Spot, 128 Sunrise Drive was inspected Sept. 12 and received a score of 94-A. Observed reach-in coolers without a temperature measuring device. Observed an ant along the wall.

The Toasty Toad Incorporated, 400 Bertus Hunter Road inspected Sept. 4, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 101 Newnan Crossing Bypass inspected Sept. 11, received a score of 82-B. Observed raw seafood stored above cut vegetables in walk-in cooler. Observe shelled eggs stored above ready to eat sauces in reach-in cooler. Observe raw steak stored on plates above vegetables in prep top cooler. Observed raw chicken stored behind butter in prep top cooler. Observe black mold like substance on ice machine baffle. Observed plastic single service bowls being used as scoops and stored in food product including rice and sugar. Observed scoops with handles touching food product in ice machine and flour. Observed box of single use lids stored on floor in sushi area. Observed cardboard lining bottom of prep top table and lining shelf in walk-in cooler. Observed employee drinks, aprons, and personal food stored beside or with food products in dry storage and on or above prep top surfaces.

Tomo, 90 Glenda Trace was inspected Sept. 14, received a score of 87-B. Observed no soap at hand wash sink in main kitchen area upon arrival of inspection, soap provided during inspection. Observe buckets of sauces blocking access to hand wash sink in main kitchen area, buckets moved to the side during inspection. Sponge in hand wash sink basin and sushi prep area, sponge moved during inspection. Observed multiple employees rinse hands in prep sink beside the hand wash sink. Observed black buildup on walls of ice machine. Observe dish machine not testing adequately for sanitizer, water and dish machine reaching temperature of 151 F during sanitized cycle, water temperature should be adjusted to not dilute sanitizer. Observe boxes of foods on the floor in the walk-in freezer. Observed scoop floating in vinegar bucket, removed during inspection. Several utensils in grill areas sitting in water. Utensils should not be stored in room temperature water, water must maintain a temperature of 135 F. Observed several boxes of single use items stored on the floor in dining area, boxes should be stored 6 inches or higher off the floor. Observed low grout in dish machine area, stained ceiling tiles in main kitchen area, chip floor tiles under prep sink, dust under ceiling of walk-in cooler, screen door in rear of kitchen needs door sweep to close gap between door and floor, hand wash sink in main kitchen needs recaulking to the wall. Observe several missing hood vents over grill area. Observed employee phone above prep top cooler and employee cup on shelf above prep counter.

Wendy's, 1210 Highway 34 E. inspected Sep. 3, received a score of 98-A. Observed scoop handle in ice machine. Handle should be kept above the content. Scoop was removed during inspection. Did not have testing strips to test sanitizing station.

Waffle House, 15 Glenda Trace inspected Sept. 3, received a score of 83-B. Observed boxes of raw bacon stored over waffle batter, a basket of shelled eggs stored next to a box of butter, plastic food containers of biscuits, tomatoes, and onion stacked on boxes of shelled eggs in the walk-in cooler. Raw pork chops stored on bottom shelf next to raw chicken in reach-in cooler. Foods moved to the correct storage location during inspection. Observe black build up on the walls and deflector shield of ice machine. Observed sanitizer bucket stored on the floor of the front food service area. Low grout in front food service area. Observed employee drinks stored on rack above three compartment sink with clean dishes. Observed employee drinks store with condiment bottles in front food service area. Observed employee purse stored in lower cabinet with metal food pans in front food service area.

Waffle House, 1030 Highway 34 E. inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 78-C. Observed shelled eggs stored on the same shelf as whole lettuce. Person in charge moved items to appropriate storage shelves. Observed shelled eggs stored over gravy mix. Person in charge moved items to appropriate storage shelves. Corrected on site. Observed eggs on time as public health control without a time listed. Time was added during inspection. Did not have the appropriate temperature measuring device for the dishwashing machine.

Westside Fish Fry, 89 Temple Ave. Suite A inspected Sept. 2 received a score of 81-B. Observed temperature is above 41 F in walk-in cooler and prep top cooler and items left on countertop. Observed multiple chemicals hanging on the dry storage shelf above and pointing towards food items. Person in charge moved chemicals to proper location. Observed sanitizer not at minimum strength and wiping cloth buckets. Observed last inspection report not posted. Observed boxes of single use items including cups, lids, and to go containers stored on the floor and in kitchen and storage room. Observed no test strips to measure concentration of sanitizer solution.