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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections


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  • Oct. 27, 2020 - 1:58 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.

Alamo Jacks / Fabiano's Pizzeria, 19 W. Court Square, inspected Oct. 16, received a score of 92-A. Observed expired lemon juice in reach-in cooler at bar. Observed open bag of noodles in dry storage. Observed single-use cups and lids stored on floor in storage. Observed employee jacket and employee lotion stored above consumer food on shelf.

Arnco Sargent School Cafeteria, 2449 W. Highway 16, inspected Oct. 19, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Backroads BBQ, 2297 S. Highway 29, Moreland, inspected Sept. 17, received a score of 95-A. Observed chemicals and pesticides stored on rack with single-service items. Observed boxes of single-service items stored on floor.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 355 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 13, received a score of 95-A. Observed black build-up on drink nozzles in the drink area. Observed food residue on slicer stored on shelf, clean food container and food label on clean dish stored on a shelf. Observed broom and dustpan stored against the handwash sink. Observed prep top cooler lid with a broken or missing hinge.

Burger King, 415 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 13, received a score of 94-A. Observed mechanical wear on washing equipment not reaching minimum sanitizing heat. Observed build up on drink nozzles on the lobby drink machine. Observed plastic food containers wet stacked on rack across from the three-compartment sink area. Observed no temperature measuring device to test internal temperature of dish machine.

Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant, 105 Village Circle, Senoia, inspected Oct. 15th, received a score of 86-B. Observed frozen burritos in the freezer, not in a container. Observed foods in prep top cooler stored above 41 F such as lettuce 61 F, sour cream 59 F, cut tomato at 54 F, pico de gallo 58 F, guacamole 55 F, raw steak 51 F, ground beef at 43 F saw stored on top of chips storage drawers at 50 and 53 F. Observed cracked floor tiles in walk-in freezer and cooler. Observed broom and dustpan leaning against hand wash sink in main kitchen area. Observed employee food items, keys, face mask, and phone on dry storage rack next to consumer food items. Observed missing hood vents over grill area.

Cold Stone Creamery, 234 Newnan Crossing Bypass, inspected Oct. 13, received a score of 95-A. Observed sugar stored in plastic food container with no label on dry storage shelf. Observed heavy ice buildup inside reach-in freezer and walk-in freezer, missing ceiling fan cover in walk-in freezer. Observed crack in marble slab behind front food service counter. Observed carton stored underneath fan unit in self-serve reach-in cooler in dining area. Observed dust on ceiling vent covers over front food service area, low grout and a chipped tile behind front food service counter, broken wall covering outside walk-in freezer, and damaged wall tiles above walk-in cooler and freezer. Pipe leaking underneath hand wash sink in prep area. Observed cracked light shield over dry storage area. Observed employee lunch inside walk-in cooler on shelf with containers of toppings and above icings.

Dairy Queen, 1700 Highway 34 E., inspected Oct. 13, received a score of 93-A. Observed old labels on outside of pans in walk-in cooler. Observed old inspection report with grade of 91 posted in drive-thru window. Observed single-use cup being used to scoop sugar. Observed employee drinks stored on food prep service. Observed employee phone stored above consumer food on dry storage shelf.

Eastside Elementary School Cafeteria, 1225 Eastside School Road, inspected Oct. 15, received a score of 99-A. Observed one split gasket on reach-in cooler door. Observed two bottle drinks stored on counter with can opener.

Ellis Arnall Middle School Cafeteria, 700 Laura Smith Road, inspected Oct. 15, received a score of 99-A. Observed dumpster missing drain plug. Observed broom and dustpan stored against wall next to hand washing sink. Observed ice build-up along doorway and fan in walk-in freezer. Observed damaged vent tile with dust buildup. Observed debris and water pooling stains on protective shielding.

Elm Street Elementary School Cafeteria, 46 Elm St., inspected Oct. 21, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Evans Middle School Cafeteria, 1 Evans Drive, inspected Oct. 20, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Glanton Elementary School Cafeteria, 5725 S. Highway. 29, inspected Oct. 16, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Golden Corral, 605 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 20, received a score of 82-B. Observed items in prep top cooler to the left of the fryers above 41 f. Observed items on bar steam table not reaching 135 F. Observed time marking stickers with no written specification of which products were with that sticker, and one sticker covering multiple items. Observed open bags of sugar, powdered sugar, vegetable seasoning mix, and marshmallows. Observed no hand wash signs at two hand wash sinks in kitchen. Observed wet stacked pans. Observed employee drinks above single-use items at cash register, stored on shelf above consumer food in dry storage, and stored behind mixer. Observed employee jacket stored on shelf above preptop area in meat prep area.

Jefferson Parkway Elementary School Cafeteria, 154 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., inspected Oct. 21, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Lee Middle School Cafeteria, 370 Willis Road, inspected Oct. 19, received a score of 99-A. Observed ice build-up below fan unit in walk-in freezer.

Little Caesars, 3219 E. Highway 34, inspected Oct. 19, received a score of 80-B. Observed no signed employee health policies. Observed a pitcher in basin of handwash sink next to the three-compartment sink. Observed no clean chemical of sufficient volume to handle a bodily fluid event. Observed items in prep top cooler and reach-in cooler at temperatures above 41 F. Observed unfolded pizza boxes stored with food contact side exposed. Observed cardboard being used to line a storage shelf. Observed employee belongings stored on shelf with clean dishes.

McDonald's, 58 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 15, received a score of 84-B. Observed raw bacon stored over ready to eat food in walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler. Observed open sugar container on counter at drive-thru window. Observed box of milkshake mix on floor of walk-in cooler being used to prop open the door to the walk-in freezer. Observed two scoops buried in the ice machine. Observed employee drink with no lid stored over single service food containers. Observed employee aprons stored on counter beside single service food boxes.

Moreland Elementary School Cafeteria, 145 Railroad St., Moreland, inspected Oct. 16, received a score of 99-A. Observed doors open on two dumpsters. Observed one missing ceiling tile over the walk-in freezer door. Observed employee foods and drinks stored above boxes of juices and yogurts. Observed particles on insides of light shields in main kitchen.

Newnan Crossing Elementary School Cafeteria, 1267 Lower Fayetteville Road, inspected Oct. 20, received a score of 98-A. Observed box of single-use lids in floor of dry storage. Observed employee food stored over consumer food in warmer and in walk-in cooler.

Newnan High School 9th Grade Academy, 190 Lagrange St., inspected Oct. 15, received a score of 96-A. Observed pink mold like build up on baffled ice machine.

Newnan High School Cafeteria, 190 LaGrange St., inspected Oct. 15, received a score of 98-A. Observed employee food stored and passed through warmer above ready to eat consumer food.

Northside Elementary School Cafeteria, 720 Country Club Drive, inspected Oct. 20, received a perfect score of 100-A.

Pita by Beirut, 326 Newnan Crossing Bypass, inspected Oct. 21, received a score of 83-B. Observed open bag of spices stored on dry storage shelf. Observed old date mark stickers on outside of food containers on drying rack in dishwashing area. Observed items on right side of prep top cooler and reach-in cooler above 41 f. Observed rice and crockpot at 105 F. Observed an apron hanging on dry storage food rack. Observed employee drink stored in reach-in freezer above consumer food.

Smokey Road Middle School Cafeteria, 965 Smokey Road, inspected Oct. 13, received a score of 96-A. Observed wiping cloth sanitizing solution not reaching minimum strength. Sanitizing solution changed. Observed hand washing sink by three-compartment sink missing handwashing signage.

Southern Country Restaurant, 34 Chestlehurst Road, Senoia, inspected Oct. 15, received a score of 95-A. Build up inside microwave. Split gasket on cooler door, one hood filter missing, build up on hood filters.

Starbucks Coffee, 733 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 19, received a score of 92-A. Observed no soap at handwash sink in back prep area. Observed no paper towels at handwash sink in back prep area. Observed prepackaged foods past their best-by date such as yogurt 10/17/20, egg and cheese tray 10/18, and four Horizon milks 9/12/20. Observed one cracked light shield over mop well area.

Starbucks Coffee, 3150 E. Highway 34, inspected Oct. 16, received a score of 95-A. Observed open box of peach tea past date marking of Oct. 12, 2020. Observed vent cover missing from ice machine. Observed employee hat, bag and drink on consumer goods in cabinet.

Thomas Crossroads Elementary School Cafeteria, 3530 Highway 34 E., inspected Oct. 13, received a score of 94-A. Observed coronary sanitizer in three-compartment sink and in sanitizer bucket at less than minimum concentration.

Viet's Cuisine, 30 Bullsboro Drive, inspected Oct. 21, received a score of 70-C. Observed employee eating in main kitchen area at prep counter. Observed raw beef and raw chicken stored over green onions and shrimp in walk-in cooler. Raw pork stored on shelf with raw chicken and cooked pork stored with raw beef in walk-in cooler. Observed pans of rice at 38 F in walk-in cooler uncovered. Observed dish machine not testing adequately for sanitizer. Observed grill cleaner hanging on rack containing seasonings. Observed Clorox and Kaboom on rack next to fryer oil. Observed ibuprofen and burn cream on rack next to walk-in freezer with packaged food items. Observed ammonium acetate in reach-in cooler. Observed shrimp and chicken thawing in containers of water in prep sink. Foods placed under cool running water during inspection. Observed a bucket of sliced carrots on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Observed both bins of sugar and flour stored underneath three-compartment sink. No score posted. Observed handwash sink needed at the sink closest to the grill area. Observed Ziploc bags hanging over prep sink at dish machine and stored in a box on dry storage shelf by walk-in cooler that were being repurposed. Ziploc bags are single-use items and should not be reused. Observed gloves hanging over prep sink, gloves should be used once and discarded. Observed several maintenance tools stored in main kitchen area such as hammer, wrench, and screwdriver next to bottle of oil in food window. Observed employee items on dry storage shelf and hallway such as a bookbag, cell phone, toothbrush, lighter and cigarettes. Two purses underneath prep counter next to bag of sugar.

Western Elementary School Cafeteria, 1730 Welcome Road, inspected Oct. 19, received a score of 99-A. Observed employee food stored over consumer food in walk-in cooler.