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  • Sep. 30, 2020 - 10:15 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 for compliance in safe handling of food, proper disposal of garbage and other areas.

Big Joe's Bar and Grill, 1329 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 22 received a score of 90-A. No certified food safety manager for the facility. Observed open expired sour cream and caramel sauce. Observed employee drinks stored on the prep top surface beside ready to eat consumer food.

Burger King, 2814 E Highway 34, inspected Sept. 21, received a score of 98-A. Observed plastic food containers wet stacked on the dish drying rack. Observed employee person jacket with boxes of condiments and drive-thru area.

CC's Queen of Wings, 601 Marbie Drive in Gay, inspected Sept. 22, received a perfect score of 100A

Captain D's, 1369 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 21, received a score of 96-A. Observed buildup on drink nozzles and drive-thru area. Drink nozzle was cleaned during inspection.

Cafe South, 775 Poplar Road, inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 91-A.

Chopsticks China Bistro, 3150 East Highway 34 suite 304, inspected Sept. 17, received a score of 98-A. Observed rice scoops stored in 92 F, water must maintain a temperature of 135 degrees F. Observed fried food stored on pans lined with paper menus. Observe boxes of single-use items stored on the floor in the storage closet. Observed one split gasket on reach-in freezer door. Observed employee drinks in the reach-in cooler and on prep counters and main kitchen area.

El Carnal Tacos and Mariscos, 534 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 4, received a score of 92-B. Observed shell eggs stored on top shelf of cooler beside bananas and above open container of sauce. Open container of raw meat stored next to open container of sauce. Observed food stored uncovered inside coolers, covered foods and coolers during inspection. Observed a bag of sugar, can of foods, bag of onions stored on floor, food stored on rack inside mop and chemical room. Observed cup stored in rice. Observed employees' water bottles stored above prep top cooler, employee cell phone stored near prep top cooler.

Esther's Kitchen, 5747 Gordon Road, Senoia, inspected Sept. 14, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Heirloom Bakery, 8861 Highway 54 Suite C, Sharpsburg, inspected Sept. 17, received a score of 92-A. Observed insecticide spray store next to plastic wrap and back kitchen area. Observed one can of household grade pesticide and kitchen area. All pest control should be applied by a certified pest control specialist. Observed two containers of flour with no label in back kitchen area. Observed employee drinks stored on the counter next to the hand wash sink and on lower shelf next to cutting boards. Observed a cell phone stored on a rack with spices and a phone on top of a box of plastic wrap.

Loaves of Love Catering, 195 Ishman Ballard Road, inspected Sept. 14, received a perfect score 100-A.

Little Caesars, 44 Bullsboro Drive, Suite G, inspected Sept. 3, received a score of 77-C. Observed employee touch hair and continue working with packaged food items. No paper towels available for hand washing, employees reusing cloth towels to dry hands. Cloth towels should not be reused for drying hands. Observed no paper towels at two hand wash sinks and main kitchen area. Employees stated they ran out of paper towels yesterday. Observed a chemical spray bottle on shelf with packaged olives and banana peppers. Observed a chemical spray bottle on the lower shelf with bread sleeves and pizza pans. Observed a container of insecticides stored on boxes of pizza sauce. Observed boxes of yeast, thin crust pizzas, large containers of water on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Plastic containers of individually packaged sauces on the floor below the front food service counter. Observed two employees making dough with no hair restraints. Observed boxes of lids stored on the floor. Observed pizza boxes being reused to mark order of foods being used in the pizza rack. Boxes are not washable and should not be reused. Observed plastic food containers with duct tape on the outside of the container. Cracked pans should be replaced. Heavy ice buildup inside the reach-in freezer. Buildup on racks holding pizzas in the main kitchen area and racks and walk-in cooler. Bathroom door and kitchen area need to be self-closing. Observed washable surface peeling from wall and a hole in wall by mop well, hand wash sinks need to be re-caulked to wall. Chips and floor tile. Observed apron stored on a dry storage rack.

Mama Lucia's Restaurant, 236 Newnan Crossing Bypass, inspected Sept. 14, received a score of 80-B. Observed no consumer advisory on menu. Observed potentially hazardous food stored above 41 F in reach-in cooler and prep top cooler across from grill area. Observed orange juice with expiration date of Sept. 12. Observed half and half with expiration date of Sept. 10. Observed no sanitizer test strips. Observed tape used to hold together ice machine lid. Observed walk-in cooler door and disrepair. Observed tape to used to repair gaskets on reach and cooler.

McDonald's, 1721 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E., inspected Sept. 8, received a score of 89-B. Observed burritos and reach-in cooler with temperatures of 71 F, 72 F and 70 F. Observed hand wash sink missing hand wash signage. Observed choking poster not posted in the lobby area. Observed brooms and dustpans stored in corners and leaning against the water heater. Maintenance tools should be returned to the designated area to store after use. Observed ice buildup and doorway of the walk-in freezer. Observed broken and missing tiles in the doorway of the walk-in freezer. Observed link leak under the three compartment sink. Person in charge said they had someone coming to fix the leak. Observed employee drink and reach and cooler and on top of countertop. Employee drinks removed during inspection.

McDonald's, 3190 Highway 34 E. inspected Sept. 4, received a score of 76-C. Observed shelled eggs and raw bacon stored beside and above ready to eat Canadian bacon, ready to eat egg patties, and ready to eat pancakes. Observed raw hamburger patties stored above ready to eat sliced cheese and reach-in cooler. Observed food items and reach-in cooler at drink station above 41 F. Observed wet wiping cloth stored in sanitizing solution not at minimum and strength. Observed buildup of grease on side of fryer and heat warmer for fries. Observed employee drinks and employee cell phone on prep top counters.

Ms B's, 19 LaGrange St., inspected Sept. 21, received a score of 99-A. Observed single-use items stored with food surface exposed.

NCG Cinema, 55 Fisher Crossing Blvd., Sharpsburg, inspected Sept. 4, received a score of 89-B. Observed cleaner stored on top of boxes and single use cups. Observed cleaner stored behind single-use lids. Observed wiping cloth sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Observed live ants in a candy box drawer and in a candy box cardboard box.

Nico's Family Restaurant, 24 Main St., Grantville, inspected Sept. 21, received a score of 95-A. Observed two open bags of sugar. Observed cups at front counter wet stacked.

Oasis Bar and Grill, 11 Spence Ave., inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 91-A. Observed tongs and a lid/straw in hand wash sink in kitchen. Observed prepared items, including guacamole and shredded carrots with no date labels. Observed boxes of single use cups, food containers, and lids stored on floor and dry storage.

People's Choice, 1741 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E. inspected Sept. 8, received a score of 90-A. Observed employees fill a pitcher with water at hand wash sink in three compartments sink area. Hand wash sinks may only be used for hand washing. Observed several bins of salt flour corn starch or sugar in need of labeling on dry storage rack and on shelf above steam well. Observed cold water handle broken into inoperable at hand wash sink next to prep top cooler. Restroom door and rear kitchen needs to be self-closing, clothes during inspection. Observed missing vent cover on ceiling vent over dry storage racks, several gaskets split on reach and cooler doors and freezer door.

Quality Inn, 40 Lakeside Way, inspected Sept. 10, received a perfect score of 100-A

Reposteria Criss, 21 Bullsboro Drive, Suite A, inspected Sept. 9, received a score of 94-A. Observed several bulk ingredients and bags open below prep counter and kitchen area. Bag should be properly sealed after opening by storing in a food grade container with a lid or sealing with plastic wrap. Observed wet wiping cloth on counter and on prep top cooler and food truck. Wet wiping cloth should be stored in sanitizer buckets between use. No food service permit posted. Observed long tongue handles touching tortillas and grill area. Observed cups over stocked on the front food service counter exposing the lip area to possible contamination and take out trays stored with the food area facing upward below the window in the food truck. Take out trash should be stored inverted to protect the food area. Observed a box of light bulbs stored on bulk ingredient bags and the main kitchen area. Observed employee cups, face coverings, and keys hanging from or stored on shelf with food pans and main kitchen area.

Rib Rubs Barbecue, 2895 Roscoe Road, inspected Sept. 11, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Roly Poly, 300 Bullsboro Drive, Suite A, inspected Sept. 3, received a score of 96-A. Observed employees wearing watches. Observed wiping cloths with chlorine but have no chlorine sanitizer test strips.

Sleep Inn / Mainstay, 3 Amlajack Blvd., inspected Sept. 9, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Sno Bus Mobile, 25 Chatsworth Place, inspected Sept. 3, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Town and Country Restaurant, 8 Franklin Highway, inspected Sept. 22, received a score of 81-B. Observed raw ground beef roll on the shelf next to ketchup, milk, chicken base, and salad dressing in the walk-in cooler. Observed raw meat loaf above biscuits, fries, and hash browns, and raw ground beef hamburger patties next to biscuits, fries, and hash browns and walk-in cooler. Food items were moved to an appropriate place during inspection. Observed thick sliced ham, raw chicken and sausage stored uncovered and reaching cooler. A lid was placed over food items during inspection. Observed dish machine not testing adequate amounts of sanitizer. Observed black and pink buildup on ice machine baffle. Observed scoop stored in the catfish batter, sugar, fried green tomato batter, plain flour and biscuit flour with the handle touching content. Observed pans wet stacked. Pants removed to the dish area to dry. Observed one split gasket on reach-in cooler freezer door, staying ceiling tiles and kitchen and dining area and broken ceiling grid and kitchen by vent hood. Observed employee drink without lid next to syrup containers.

Truett's Chick-fil-A, 505 Highway 34 E., inspected Sept. 22, received a score of 99-A. Observed single-use meal boxes, a box of lids and a box of cups stored on floor.

Waffle House, 229 Temple Ave., inspected Sept. 21, received a score of 83-B. Observed cooked sliced ham next to raw bacon, hamburger next to sliced lemons and reach-in cooler next to grill. Observed ice scoop stored in ice machine. Ice scoop should be stored out of the ice machine to prevent being buried by fresh falling ice. Observed hash browns stored on bottom of reach-in cooler and standing water from collecting condensation. Observed dumpster lid open. Observed leak under hand wash sink and front kitchen. Observed employee drinks stored in reach and cooler, walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer.

Wendy's, 2840 Highway 34 E., Sharpsburg, inspected Sept. 17, received a score of 95-A. Observed old date mark stickers on the outside of metal food containers stacked on the dish drying rack. Sticker should be removed prior to washing rinsing and sanitizing dishes. Observed metal food pan stacked above the dishwashing area.

Whits of Georgia, 89 Temple Ave., Suite B, inspected Sept. 4, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Zaxby's, 195 Glenda Trace, inspected Sept. 21, received a score of 96-A. Observed no paper towels and men's restroom. Observed wet wiping cloth on the side of hand wash sink base in a dishwashing area, cloth moved during inspection. Observed a paper towel dispenser with a hand washing sign posted next to the prep sink. Aides and devices used for hand washing should be provided at hand washing sinks.