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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 Nov. 16 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Did not have employee health policy which includes a system of employee notification using a combination of training sings, pocket cards or other means to convey all of the required information on the DPH Guidance Form(s) to all food employees and conditional employees. A signed acknowledgement by the employee should be part of any employee health policy. New violation. Observed ladies' restroom without handwashing cleaner. Person-in-charge refilled handwashing cleanser. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed ladies' restroom without hand drying provisions. Person-in-charge replaced paper towels during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chemical spray bottle next to boxed soda in dry storage. Chemical spray bottle moved to proper storage area during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bag of sugar in dry storage. Food items in storage should be stored sealed to prevent possible contamination. Person-in-charge placed sugar in sealed bag during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee without hair restraint. Hair should be in a restraining. New violation. Observed score not posted at drive-thru window. New violation. Observed inspection report from June 3, 2020 posted not the most recent inspection report from Sept. 2, 2020. New violation. Observed dumpster missing drain plug. New violation. Observed food buildup on racks in walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed ice buildup on walk-in freezer floor. New violation. Observed employee jacket on boxed soda in dry storage. Jacket moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Big Chic of Senoia, 7280 Highway 16, Suite A, Senoia – was inspected Nov. 13 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector's comments: observed the following foods above minimum cold holding temperatures in the prep-top cooler: sliced tomatoes at 45 F, mayonnaise at 45 F and pork at 45 F and green beans at 45 F in the reach-in cooler. Corrective action taken during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two open bags of chicken marinade and one bag of open fish marinade. Bags should be stored closed to prevent contamination. New violation. Observed employee wearing rings with stones. Rings removed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed scoops with handles touching food content in the flour and cajun mix. Handles should be stored not touching food content. New violation. Observed two employee phones on food prep-surface. Phones moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Bojangles, 2800 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 78-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed handwash sink basin covered with lid for grease filter machine, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed buildup on drop area of ice machine and on deflector shield, buildup on two tea urn nozzles, returned to three-compartment sink during inspection, dried food particles on slicer, broken down and returned to dishwashing area during inspection. New violation. Observed sanitizer bucket not testing adequate for sanitizer, remade during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed foods stored in steam well below proper hot holding temperature of 135 F such as pinto beans at 126 F, discarded; green beans at 115 F, discarded; macaroni and cheese at 130 F, reheated; rice at 129 F, reheated. Observed chicken underneath heat lamp below 135 F, discard during inspection. Reheated foods had been prepared less than four hours. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chemical spray bottles hanging over three-compartment sink and on sink basin, chemical spray bottle below hot holding unit next to single-use bowls and lids. Chemicals moved to chemical storage during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed broom next to handwash sink in biscuit making area. New violation. Observed employee jacket and a plastic container of cupcakes on front food service counter. Observed mask on rack with boxes of sauces. New violation.

China Kitchen, 90 Glenda Trace, Suite H, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed a metal bowl in handwash sink basin. Sink blocked by equipment. Handwashing area made accessible during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed ground pork stored above egg rolls, cooked chicken and wonton wrappers in reach-in cooler. Observed shrimp stored next to raw chicken and raw pork and chicken stored above raw shrimp in walk-in cooler. Shrimp moved above chicken during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two cans of soy sauce with dents in the seams. Dented cans should be discarded or returned to the distributor. New violation. Observed scoop handle laying in sweet and sour sauce in walk-in cooler. Observed bowls laying in vegetables in prep-top cooler. Scoops must have handles and the handle must be stored above the content between use. New violation. Observed sauce stored in plastic sunny delight jug. Plastic single-use containers should not be reused to store ingredients. New violation. Observed dry storage rack lined with merial that is not washable, build up underneath cutting board on prep-top cooler, build up on gaskets of prep-top cooler and torn gasket on walk-in cooler door. New violation. Observed broom, dustpan and mop and bucket stored next to handwash sink. New violation. Observed grease buildup on hood vent. New violation. Observed employee drinks stored with canned goods and on prep counter across from three-compartment sink. Employee hat stored on bulk bags of rice. Employee foods stored in walk-in cooler next to meats. Employee phone stored on prep counter across from three-compartment sink. New violation.

Dairy Queen #10696, 61 Jefferson St., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 16 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed mold-like buildup on baffle of ice machine. New violation. Observed containers wet-stacked. Person-in-charge separated pains to dry. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed unfinished wood being used as shelves in walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed personal foods and drink stored on top shelf in walk-in cooler, employee drinks stored on storage shelves at front counter and at drive-thru booth and employee belongings stored on shelves at front counter. Repeat violation.

Dunc's BBQ Kitchen, 98 Jackson St., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw chicken stored above raw fish in reach-in cooler. Observed raw hamburger meat stored above raw pork in walk-in cooler. Person-in-charge moved items to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chemical spray bottle without label. Person-in-charge added label. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dish soap stored beside clean dishes. Person-in-charge moved soap to correct location. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed multiple pans wet-stacked. Person-in-charge separated items to air dry. Corrected on-site. New violation.

El Taquito LLC, 1389 S. Highway 29, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 10 and received a score of 75-C. Inspector’s comments: Did not have employee health policy which includes a system of employee notification using a combination of training sings, pocket cards or other means to convey all of the required information on the DPH Guidance Form(s) to all food employees and conditional employees. A signed acknowledgement by the employee should be part of any employee health policy. Repeat violation. Observed cilantro under raw beef and raw chicken over raw pork in the walk-in cooler. Observed raw bacon next to RTE foods and shelled eggs over green bell pepper in reach-in cooler. Food items in walk-in coolers were moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed diced tomatoes, diced onions, salsa, vegetables, chicken and chorizo without lids in reach-in cooler. Person-in-charge covered them during inspection. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed a large container of beef resting on a trash can as it was being prepared. New violation. Observed bowls being used as scoops in the diced tomatoes, diced onions, chicken, pork and beef containers. Bowls were removed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Food for Thought Catering & Kitchen to Go, 51 Market Square Road, Suite E, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw chicken stored over pork in reach-in cooler. Person-in-charge moved chicken to bottom shelf. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed milk with use by date of Nov. 14, 2020. Observed expired cornmeal with use by date of January 2020. Person-in-charge discarded both items. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Golden Krust, 1485 Highway 34 E., Suite C2, Senoia – was inspected Nov. 16 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Macaroni and cheese cooling covered with plastic wrap. Recommended to person-in-charge removing or loosely covering items that are cooling to ensure foods are properly cooled. New violation. Observed large bags of meat thawing in prep-sink with an insufficient flow of water. Water velocity increased during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a tube of sealant on rack with dry goods, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed soiled apron hanging on rack with uncut onions. Observed employee phone and personal cup on rack with spices. Speaker on rack next to equipment. New violation.

Hardees #1500659, 231 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed hamburgers in steam well not reaching minimum hot hold temperatures: 104 F, 112 F, and 113 F. Person-in-charge discarded hamburgers. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed handwashing sink without hot water. New violation. Observed dumpster doors open. New violation. Observed dusty, stained and chipping ceiling tiles, broken light shields, food residue and dust on walls, dust buildup on vents, broken and chipped floor tiles (by walk-in freezer, both handwashing sinks and biscuit station) and framing falling off wall. New violation. Observed dustpan and broom leaning against reach-in cooler and on the wall between drive-thru counter and fry station. dustpan and broom moved to designated area. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a leak in the handwashing sink. New violation.

Isabel Mex Grill, 8116 Highway 16, Senoia – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Did not have employee health policy which includes a system of employee notification using a combination of training sings, pocket cards or other means to convey all of the required information on the DPH Guidance Form(s) to all food employees and conditional employees. A signed acknowledgement by the employee should be part of any employee health policy. New violation. Observed the following food items not reaching minimum safe temperature: Corn at 64 F, green bell peppers at 64 F, green bell peppers at 49 F, red bell peppers at 51 F in the reach-in cooler and pork at 46 F in the walk-in cooler. Corrective action taken during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed missing temperature measuring device in two reach-in coolers and the walk-in cooler. New violation. Management unable to locate food temperature during inspection. Must have probe thermometers for monitoring food hot and cold holding and reheating and cooling temperatures. Document as needed to ensure compliance. New violation. Current inspection, Aug. 26, 2020, not displayed. Inspection from Feb. 6, 2020 displayed. New violation. Observed: a cup in the sugar container, cup removed during inspection; a spoon with handle laying in cream in the reach-in cooler, spoon removed during inspection; a scoop with handle laying in the rice, scoop removed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed rags stored in the handwash sink. Rags moved to laundry pile during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dustpan and broom leaning against handwash sink next to chip dispenser. dustpan and broom moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Jersey Mike's Subs, 90 Glenda Trace, Suite O, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed reach-in cooler missing temperature measuring device. New violation. Observed no handwash signs in restrooms. Observed no choking poster. Observed no food service permit. Person-in-charge stated it had been taken down due to recent remodel. Repeat violation. Observed drain plug missing from dumpster. New violation.

Joella's, 580 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed the following foods in the prep-top cooler not cold holding at minimum safety temperature: ranch dressing at 54 F, ranch dressing at 52 F, pimento cheese ranch dressing at 59 F and honey butter spread at 51 F. Food items discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed the following foods in the warmer cabinet not hot holding at minimum safety temperature: collard greens at 125 F, green beans at 127 F and mashed potatoes at 124 F. Food items discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed food containers wet-stacked on dish drying rack. Food containers separated to dry during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed ice buildup on floor and corners of walk-in freezer. Repeat violation. Observed dust buildup on ceiling vents. New violation. Observed leak under three-compartment sink. New violation.

KFC Restaurant, 3430 Highway 34 E., Sharpsburg – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed inspection report from June 12, 2020 displayed at the drive-thru and in dining area and not the most current report from Sept. 3, 2020. New violation. Observed men's restroom missing handwash sign. New violation. Observed buildup of grease and food debris on the side and underneath the fryers. Repeat violation. Observed no hot water at sink in men's or women's bathroom. Repeat violation. Observed no hot water at handwashing sink in kitchen area. New violation. Observed dumpster doors open. New violation. Observed dumpster missing drain plug. New violation. Observed grease buildup along floor by fryer area, broken and missing tiles in walk-in freezer and around fryer area, food and trash along floor throughout the kitchen area. New violation. Observed light fixture missing protective shield. New violation. Observed dead pests along the back wall in storage area, mop area and behind racks. New violation.

Little Caesars, 44 Bullsboro Drive, Suite G, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed a chemical spray bottle on lower rack next to box of dough sheets, a chemical spray bottle on prep counter next to a container of liquid butter. Moved to chemical storage during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a bottle of medicine stored on prep-table. Moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a container of dipping sauces on the floor below front food service counter, moved to shelf during inspection. Observed large buckets of oil stored on the floor in main kitchen area. New violation. No handwash signs at both handwash sinks in main kitchen area. New violation. Current inspection not posted. New violation. No permit displayed or choking poster. New violation. Observed plastic food containers wet-stacked on drying rack. New violation. Buildup on pizza racks, leg on dough press wrapped with a towel and tape should be repaired with parts that are washable. One warmer cabinet not working properly should be labeled out of order or do not use until either repaired or removed. New violation Restroom door in kitchen area needs to be self-closing. New violation. Observed trash piled at back door. New violation. Observed damaged wall by mop well, dust buildup on fan covers and ceiling on walk-in cooler, handwash sink by three-compartment sink needs to be caulked to the wall, hole in grease trap under three-compartment sink. New violation. Observed mop bucket with soiled mop water at back door. New violation. Observed water bottles on prep counter in main kitchen area and on shelf in walk-in cooler next to sauces containers. Observed an apron hanging on dry storage rack. New violation. Observed live pest during inspection. New violation.

Los Abuelos, 125 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 10 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed salad, pico de gallo, cabbage, cheese, cut jalapenos, green beans, spinach, sausage and butter without a cover in the reach-in cooler. Covers added during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two chemical spray bottles without identification label. Label added during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Mad Mexican, 2 E. Court Square, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 89-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed dish machine not testing adequately for sanitizer. Repeat violation. Observed black mold-like buildup on baffle/sides of ice machine. New violation. Observed sour cream container holding diced tomatoes with no label. Observed queso label on container of vegetables. New violation. Observed food containers wet-stacked on dish drying rack. Repeat violation.

McDonald's #6621, 3190 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed wet wiping cloths stored in sanitizing solution not at minimum strength. Person-in-charge remade sanitizing solution. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed inspection report from June 15, 2020 posted not the current report from Sept. 4, 2020. New violation. Observed handwashing sink missing handwashing sign. New violation. Observed dumpster missing drain plug. New violation. Observed walk-in freezer door not able to close. Repeat violation. Observed cracked and broken tile around dish area, grill area and dry storage area. New violation. Observed broom leaning against reach-in cooler. Broom moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drinks next to single-serve items and on food prep-surfaces. Drinks moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed live pest in paper towel dispenser at handwashing sink. New violation.

Meat-N-Greet, 11 Jefferson St., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 16 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed handwash sink at grill with ice in it. Observed handwash sink at bar with mesh net in it. Observed hand soap at dump sink at bar. New violation. Observed dish machine sanitizer at less than minimum. Person-in-charge replaced sanitizer. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed multiple items in walk-in cooler past the best by date including homemade sauce, arugula and smoked beets. Person-in-charge discarded all items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drinks and foods stored with consumer food at front counter, in walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler. New violation.

Moe's Southwest Grill, 1111 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 10 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black spots on inside of ice machine and on door of ice machine. Observed food particles and lime buildup on dicer blade. Dicer returned to three-compartment sink during inspection. May need to descale dicer blade or replace. New violation. Observed a box of single-use plastic cups and straws stored on the floor in back dry storage area. New violation. Observed dumpster door open. New violation. Observed brooms and dustpans leaning against wall in dry storage area next to boxes of single-use items. Single-use items should not be stored below hooks for maintenance tools. New violation. Observed a missing ceiling tile above walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed multiple employee cups and a box of doughnuts stored on cart with a box of sandwich wrappers and above food baskets in prep area. Observed employee apron on prep counter by can opener. New violation.

Newnan Country Club Food Service, 1356 N. Highway 29, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 17 and received a score of 84-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw hamburger above shelled eggs in reach-in cooler and walk-in cooler. Person-in-charge placed items in correct storage order. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed multiple items held past their use by date including buttermilk, cooked noodles and cans of evaporated milk. Person-in-charge discarded all items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wiping cloths in sanitizer at less than minimum concentration. Person-in-charge made new buckets of sanitizer. Corrected on-site. New violation.

O'Charley's #283, 545 Bullsboro Drive, Senoia – was inspected Nov. 16 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed open bag of pepper in dry storage. Person-in-charge placed pepper in sealed bag during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chipped and low grout in main kitchen area and in doorway of walk-in cooler. New violation.

Pita Mediterranean St. Food, 3150 Highway 34 E., Suite 204, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 16 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed one chemical bottle and a bottle of goo gone stored on shelf next to food processor and bags of whole onions, moved to chemical storage during inspection. Observed bottles of bleach stored next to a box of takeout boxes. Bleach moved during inspection to allow for better separation. Observed a can of easy off on shelf above prep counter. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bags of sugar and seasoning on dry storage rack. New violation. Observed a knife stored in between lids on prep-top cooler. Utensils should be stored in a clean dry location between use. New violation. Observed clean plastic food containers wet-stacked on dry storage rack. New violation. Observed one missing ceiling tile in between walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer, missing wall coving near mop well, damaged wall next to mop well. New violation. Observed one broom and an extension cord next to dry storage rack. New violation. Observed employee jacket hanging on dry storage rack. New violation.

Poke City, 314 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Suite B, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 13 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed chemical spray bottle on food prep-surface. Bottle moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed single-service items (bowls, lids and cups) stored on flood in upstairs dry storage. New violation. Observed employee phone on food prep-surface. Phone moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Redneck Gourmet Cafe, 11 N. Court Square, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 12 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed old date mark sticker on outside of plastic food container of sliced ham in prep-top cooler. Plastic food container was refilled from walk-in cooler without changing the date marking. New violation. Observed a chemical spray bottle stored with metal bowls and pans below prep-table. Observed sanitizer spray bottle hanging next to prep-top cooler. Chemicals moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed cans of household grade pesticide in chemical closet. All pest control should be performed by a certified pest control specialist. New violation. Observed liquid B-12 stored in reach-in cooler with produce. Moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two boxes of cups stored on the floor. New violation. Observed heavy dust buildup on ceiling tiles throughout kitchen, on ceiling and fan cover of walk-in cooler. Buildup on wall behind dish machine. Observed plastic food container of water below fan unit in two-door reach-in cooler. New violation. Observed employee drinks on prep-table next to can opener and above canned goods, drinks next to microwave, apron and mask hanging above prep-top coolers, apron hanging on rack next to food containers, employee drinks in reach-in cooler with produce, radio on counter with slicer, book back on bottom shelf next to metal food pans. New violation.

Southern County Restaurant, 34 Chestlehurst Road, Senoia – was inspected July 19 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Mold on internal side wall of ice machine. Food particles in container near back door. New violation. Dumpster not on pad. New violation.

Waffle House #1570, 15 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on drink nozzles. Drink nozzles cleaned during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed four reach-in coolers and the walk-in cooler without a temperature measuring device. Temperature measuring devices added during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dumpster door open. Dumpster door closed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed grease trap door open. Grease trap door closed during inspection. Corrected on-site. NEw violation. Observed dumpster missing drain plug. New violation. Observed rust on racks in walk-in cooler and dry storage. New violation. Observed multiple employee bags and jackets in cabinet with single-serve lids. Employee items moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drinks around single-serve items and utensils. Drinks moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Wendy's #5461, 1210 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed detergent stored over coffee filters in front storage cabinet. Person-in-charge moved detergent to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed single-use food containers stored with food surface exposed. Person-in-charge inverted containers. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee apron stored on top of box container of sauce. Person-in-charge moved employee apron to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Westside Fish Fry, 89 Temple Ave., Suite A, Newnan – was inspected Nov. 18 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed two containers of cornstarch open and exposed to contaminants. Person-in-charge sealed items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed buildup of grease on fryer hood. New violation.