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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections


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  • Oct. 09, 2020 - 3:59 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.

Best Western Shenandoah, 620 Highway 34 E, inspected Oct. 2, 2020, received a score of 92-A. Person in charge cannot demonstrate in a verifiable manner that food employees are or aware of their responsibility to report symptoms and/or illnesses. Person in charge should have a way to demonstrate and verifiable manner that food employees are or informed of their responsibility to report symptoms and/or illnesses. Observe towel and coffee cup on and around the hand wash sink. Observed hand wash sink without hand drying provisions. Observed open bags of granola and brown sugar and cabinets. Observed employee food and drinks around consumer food and reach and cooler and on prep surfaces.

Chick-fil-A, 2090 Newnan Crossing Blvd., inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received a score of 92-A. Observed bulk sugar bin in drive through area and biscuit mix in main kitchen area in containers without labels. Observed package macaroni and cheese thawing and buckets of water on the floor and mop well area. Observed boxes of single use items stored on the floor and dining area. Observed hooks installed for maintenance tools and main kitchen area on ends of racks containing condiments and single use items. Observed one apron hanging on dish drawing rack next to the dish machine.

Chylaca's Mexican Restaurant, 3154 Highway 34 E., inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received a score of 83-B. Observed employee dump a drink in hand wash sink next to soda dispenser. Hand wash skink should only be used for hand washing. Observed no paper towels at the bar area for hand washing. Observed black build up on soda nozzle and bar area. Observed food particles inside microwaves in the main kitchen area. Observed sanitizer base in a three compartment sink not testing adequately for sanitizer. Observed box of tortillas and boxes of cooking oil stored on shelf with bleach. Observed several chemical spray bottles hanging over buckets of lard. Observed soda refill stored with chemicals on lower shelf and prep area, soda box moved during inspection. Observed several chemical spray bottles hanging on pipe with no label, chemicals labeled during inspection. Observed two bottles of household grade pesticide spray on the lower shelf of the prep table. All pest control must be applied by certified pest control specialists. Observed several stained ceiling tiles, dust buildup on ceiling kitchen area, paint chipping on wall hand wash sink by soda fountain.

Country Inn & Suites, 1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd., inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Einstein Brothers Bagels, 311 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received a score of 98-A. Scoop stored in ice machine. Scoop was moved during inspection. Observed employee phone on food prep service.

Firehouse Subs, 226 Newnan Crossing Bypass, inspected Oct. 2, 2020, received a score of 91-A. Observed towels and employee drink and hammer stored by food prep area and a clear water container in the hand wash sink in the front food area. Observed hand wash sink and back food prep area without hand drying provisions. Observed black buildup on drink nozzle and black and pink buildup on ice machine baffle equipment should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Observe bottom of reaching cooler and main kitchen area broken. Observe broken light shielding and main kitchen area over reaching cooler. Observed employee phone on dish rack and food prep service.

Garlic Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar, 16 North Court Square, inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received the score of 75-C. Observed raw chicken stored over shelled eggs and reach and cooler. Observed raw shrimp and raw chicken stored in behind vegetables and prep top coolers. Observed raw eggs and scallops stored above ready to eat vegetables in a reach-in cooler. Observed no date labels on prepped or cooked items and walk-in or reach-in cooler. Observed boxes and buckets of fry oil, salt, and tempura stored on the floor. Observed several areas constructed of raw wood that needs to be properly sealed so it is a washable surface. Observed employee drinking bags stored in dry storage. Observed employee foods stored in a reach-in cooler with consumer food.

Home 2 Suites by Hilton, 4051 McIntosh Parkway, inspected Sept. 29, 2020, received a score of 99-A. Observed drinking glasses not in use stored on the floor and dry storage.

Jacob's Table, 15 Barnes Suite 1C, Senoia, inspected Oct. 1, 2020, received a perfect score of 100-A.

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant, 222 Newnan Crossing Bypass, inspected Oct. 2, 2020, received a score of 92-A. Observed black build up along the inside of the ice machine. Observed pans wet stacked. Observed single-use food containers with food surface exposed. Observed employee aprons above consumer food and dry storage. Observed employee drink and reach-in cooler with consumer food.

Leaf and Bean Newnan, 22 W. Court Square, inspected Oct. 1, 2020, received a score of 81-B. Observed shelled eggs stored next cheese in the region cooler in the kitchen. Observed shelled eggs stored next to ready to eat deli turkey and reach-in cooler and storage room. Observed no internal thermometers and reach-in coolers. Observed no thermometer to check food temperatures. Observed employees behind the counter without hair restraints. Hair should be restrained. Observed single-use cup being used as a scoop and a sugar bin.

Lepoma's Pizzeria, 3500 Highway 34 E., Sharpsburg, inspected Oct. 6, 2020, received a score of 87-B. Observed old date mark stickers and sticker residue on outside of food containers and lids. Observed debris on insides of new equipment not currently in use. Equipment should be properly cleaned and sanitized before it is used to store food. Observed dish machine not testing adequately for sanitizer. Three compartment sinks should be utilized until this machine is serviced. Observed food stored on bottom of prep topic exceeding it's date marking such as mozzarella cheese 9/14, mushrooms 9/29, olives 9/17, meatballs 9/17, roasted red peppers 9/29. Foods discarded during inspection. Observed bulk flour bin with no label. Need to post a food service permit and choking poster. Hand wash sink across from pizza oven needs hand washing sign. Observed several missing ceiling tiles and kitchen area. Observed missing wall coving and kitchen and dining room. Black buildup on wall below three compartment sink. Exposed raw wood next to the register and counter and beverage area and drywall and window to kitchen need to be sealed or finished with a washable material. Need trim on the floor and doorway to the kitchen. Observed a vacuum, fly gun, brooms and dustpan and stored in the main kitchen area. Maintenance tools should be returned to a designated storage area after use.

Magic Wings and Things, 47 E. Newnan Road, inspected Sept. 30, 2020, received a score of 99-A. Observed screen door torn at the bottom. Observed employee drinks stored above consumer food and reach-in cooler.

McDonald's, 1425 Highway 29 S., inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received a score of 78-C. Observed raw hamburgers stored above ready to eat lettuce. Canadian bacon, and egg patties and raw bacon stored above ready to eat lettuce. Observed milk stored in the front reach-in a cooler about 41 F cooler without time stickers. Observed old inspection report with score of 92 displayed in lobby. Most recent inspection score is 84. Observed employee drinks stored in reach-in the cooler, on prep top surface, and in dry storage. Observed employee bags stored above Happy Meal boxes and drive-thru area. Observed employee bag stored with single use items and drive-thru area.

McGuire's Family and Friends, 42 Main St., inspected Oct. 1, 2020, received a score of 74-C. Observed both hand washing sinks at bar with dishes in them. Observed no soap at hand wash sinks at bar or at hand wash sink beside stove top. Observed raw ground beef stored above raw fish and reach-in cooler. Observed shelled eggs stored above Italian dressing and cooked ham stored beside raw fish and walk-in cooler. Observed temperatures above 41 F in prep top cooler. Observed scoops touching product and breadcrumb, cornmeal, and panko bins. Scoops were removed. Observed no chlorine test strips to test the strength of sanitizer at bar three compartment sink. Observed no way to measure internal temperature of the dish machine.

McMaster BBQ and Catering Company, 75 Main St., Senoia, inspected Sept. 30, 2020, received a score of 83-B. Observed beef being placed in the hand wash sink while waiting to be prepped. Observed hot shredded pork below 135 F in a warmer drawer. Observed chemicals stored above single use cups on the outside dry storage rack and on the storage rack beside the register.

Papa John's, 90 Glenda Trace, inspected Oct. 1, 2020, received a score of 91-A. Observed multiple chemical spray bottles stored over prep sink and food cutting surface. No food service permit posted or choking poster. Wrong inspection report posted and need to post inspection report in the drive-thru window. Observed employee aprons hanging and employee restroom. Aprons should be stored in a clean location where they are not exposed to contamination. Observed no hot water at hand wash sink next to prep top cooler. Observed employee bottle drinks stored on a container of cheese and walk-in cooler, bottle drinks stored on top of unfolded pizza boxes in the rear of the kitchen and bottle drink on the counter next to thermometers in the front food service area.

Papa John's, 285 Temple Ave., inspected Sept. 29, 2020, received a score of 90-B. Observed alfredo sauce at 60 F in ranch sauce at 59 F hanging above prep counter. Observed scoop stored in the bacon, beef, diced ham, olives, sausage, shredded cheese, and banana peppers with the handle down touching the contents.

Planet Smoothie, 90 Glenda Trace, inspected Oct. 1, 2020 received a score of 90-A. Observed sanitizer bucket stored in hand wash sink basin in front food service area, sanitizer bucket moved during inspection. Observed no paper towels at hand wash sinks and prep area, employee restroom, or customer restroom. Observed employee with no hair restraint. Observed scoop stored in dipper well with water turned off. Scoop buried in protein powder on dry storage rack. Observed leak at prep sink and front food service area.

Popeyes Chicken, 95 Fisher Crossing, Sharpsburg, inspected Oct. 6, 2020, received a score of 76-C. No paper towels at sink and chicken breading area. Observed flour residue on hand washing sink basins and breading area and dishwashing area. Observed build up on deflector shield of ice machine. Heavy build up on outside of bulk flour and breading bins. Observed flour residue on lids on clean dish rack, plastic container with residue on inside. Observed old date mark stickers on outside the food containers on the dish drying rack and walk-in cooler. Sanitize your buckets not testing adequately for sanitizer. Observe several food containers and walk-in cooler with old date mark stickers on outside the containers. Observed a chemical spray bottle hanging on hand wash sink basin and drive through the area. Observed single used food boxes by the back door sitting on chemical bottles. Observed chemical spray bottle and box with toy for kids' meals. Observed a box of chicken thawing on the bottom shelf of the prep table at 54 F next to the hand wash sink. Employee stated it was placed there yesterday. Chicken discarded and dumpster during inspection. Observed a bucket of pickles on the floor and walk-in cooler. Observed a wet wiping cloth and hand wash sink basin next to the drive through encounter next to the steam table. Observed wet wiping cloth buckets stored on the floor. Observed utensils and running dipper well with water dripping. Observed ice scoop stored inside the ice machine. Observed metal food pans on a dish drying rack wet stacked. Observed employee adjusting clothing and not changing gloves before packaging foods. Observed brooms, dustbands, and floor scrubbers leaning and corner and dry storage area. Heavy ice buildup on fan covers and ceiling of walk-in freezer. Heavy dust buildup on ceiling tiles and kitchen area. Observe shield missing over bug light and dishwashing area.

Red Lobster, 990 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 28, 2020, received a score of 91-A. Observed expired orange juice concentrate in bar reaching cooler. Observed open bags of spices, flour, and sugar. Observed pans wet stacked. Observed box of single used to go containers on floor by salad bar. Observed no internal temperature measuring device for the dish machine. Observed no chlorine test strips to measure sanitizer at three compartment sinks and bar.

RPM Full Service, 15 Jackson St., inspected Oct. 2, 2020, received a score of 90-A. Observed multiple prepped and cooked items without date labels and reach-in cooler. Observed an open bag of cornmeal and sugar on the shelf and kitchen. Observed no hand wash sign at bar hand wash sink. Observed employee drinks stored on shelf with consumer food. Observed employee apron stored on prep top surface. Observed employee jackets hung on racks holding clean dishes.

Senkaku Hibachi and Sushi, 3149 Highway 34 E., Suite 200, inspected Oct. 1, 2020, received a score of 94-A. Person in charge cannot demonstrate in a verifiable manner that food employees are/were informed of their responsibility to report symptoms and/or illnesses. Observed gloves being reused at sushi making stations. Observed employee drinks stored in the cooler next to consumer food.

Shirley's Country Kitchen 2, 1485 Highway 34 E., inspected Sept. 29, 2020, received a score of 92-A. Observed build up on soda nozzles that drink station. Observed no hand wash sinks and restrooms. Hand wash signs may be printed. Observed no hot water at hand wash sink and main kitchen area. Observed one of two hand wash sinks and ladies restroom out of order, maintenance is scheduled. Ladies restroom needs a covered trash receptacle. Observed several stained ceiling tiles and dining area and one missing ceiling tile over the dish machine. Observed splits and walk-in freezer gasket.

Springhill Suites, 1119 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 30, 2020, received a score of 90-A. Observed a tray of cereal blocking hand wash sink. Observed multiple half pints of milk with expiration date of Sept. 27, 2020. Milk was discarded during inspection. Observed reach-in cooler without temperature measuring device.

Starbucks at Target, 555 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 30, 2020, received a score of 95-A. Observed several pre-packaged sandwiches and eggs with date mark stickers without discard or thaw dates. Date marking methods should be clear so foods are used or discarded appropriately. Observed state ceiling tiles and prep area over dry storage shelves and three compartment sinks.

Starlight Family Fun Center, 55 Thomas Grace Annex, Sharpsburg, inspected Oct. 1, 2020, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Subway, 50 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., inspected Sept. 29, 2020, received a score of 96-A. Observed black buildup on drink nozzles.

Subway, 3150 Highway 34 E., inspected Oct. 5, 2020, received a score of 95-A. Observed an unopened box of cleaning spray stored on shelf with plastic food lids and sandwich sleeves. Observed air filter stored on shelf with single use items. Observed employee water bottle and reach and cooler on top shelf next to bags of frozen cookie dough.

Subway, 7280 Highway 16 E., Senoia, inspected Sept. 30, 2020, received a score of 97-A. Observed boxes of chips stored on the floor.

Sushi Ken, 1067 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Sept. 30, 2020, received a score of 91-A. Observed pink and black build up on ice machine baffle. Observed multiple items such as fish, shrimp, crab meat, mixed vegetables and reach and cool without date marking. Observed utensils stored in room temperature water in the sushi area.

Taco Mac, 301 Newnan Crossing Bypass, inspected Oct. 2, 2020, received a score of 99-A. Observed ice build-up and walk-in freezer.