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  • Jan. 30, 2021 - 10:10 AM

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.

Chicken Salad Chick, 214 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 15 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed three reach-in coolers without temperature measuring device. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan learning against wall in front of reach-in cooler. Broom and dustpan moved to appropriate location during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Dickey's Barbecue #827, 15 Thomas Grace Annex Lane, Suite 200, Sharpsburg – was inspected Dec. 15 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed no soap at rear handwash sink by dishwashing area. Person-in-charge added soap to dispenser. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed cooked potatoes, prepared brunswick stew and prepared soup in walk-in cooler with no date labels. Person-in-charge added date labels. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee packaged foods on rack above food prep-surface. Observed employee cell phone stored on top of containers of sauce. Repeat violation.

HJ Wings & Things-Sharpsburg, 20 Thomas Grace Annex Lane, Suite F, Sharpsburg – was inspected Dec. 15 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple old lemon slices in handwash sink at bar indicating that it had been used as a dump sink. Person-in-charge cleaned and sanitized sink. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chemical spray bottle of bleach water stored beside mustard bottles at bar. Person-in-charge moved chemical bottle to correct location. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed multiple pans wet-stacked. Person-in-charge separated pans to dry. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee shirt and face covering stored on top of single-use cups at bar. Observed employee drink on prep-top surface in kitchen. Person-in-charge moved items to correct location. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Panda Express #1117, 1015 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 15 and received a score of 100-A.

Texas Roadhouse, 1127 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 15 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed pans wet-stacked on dish drying rack. New violation. Observed broken edges on ceiling tiles in dish area and dust buildup on vent in mop area. New violation.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 971 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 16 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed the following food items not reaching minimum cold holding temperature (41 F) in walk-in cooler: diced chicken at 48 F, diced cucumber at 48 F, pork ribs at 48 F, rice at 49 F, rice at 48 F, parmesan cream at 49 F and beef at 49 F. All food items discarded. Observed parmesan cream at 50 F in prep-top cooler not reaching minimum cold holding temperature. Food item discard. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed heavy lime buildup on inside of dish machine. Dish machine should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Repeat violation. Observed missing/broken tiles and low grout in the grill and dishwashing areas. Repeat violation. Observed the cover/lids to six prep-top coolers along the line broken. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan leaning against dish-area counter. New violation.

Hardees #1501898, 4201 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 16 and received a score of 75-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed handwash sink beside rolling grill with ice in sink, indicating that it's used as a dump sink. Observed two sponges in handwash sink beside chicken breading station. Person-in-charge removed sponges from sink. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed raw hamburger and raw ham stored above ready-to-eat foods in reach-in cooler behind rolling grill. Observed raw shelled eggs stored with plastic wrapped ready to eat foods in same pan in cooler under prep-top. Observed raw hamburger patties stored above raw shelled eggs in walk-in cooler. Person-in-charge moved all items to correct storage order. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed reach-in cooler at front counter with items above 41 F, including orange juice at 67 F and whipped cream at 69 F. Person-in-charge discarded or moved items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no time labels for items in prep-top beside grill. Person-in-charge added time labels. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bag of sugar at drive-thru counter. Person-in-charge placed in sealed container. Observed box of oil stored on floor by fryer. Observed box of mayonnaise packets stored on floor in dry storage. Observed box of hashbrowns stored on floor of walk-in freezer. New violation.

Heirloom Bakery, 8861 Highway 54, Suite C, Sharpsburg – was inspected Dec. 16 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector's comments: Observed no soap or paper towels at front handwash sink at bar. Person-in-charge placed soap and paper towels at handwash sink. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bags of flour, cornmeal, grits and noodles. Person-in-charge sealed bags. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drinks stored on shelf above bakery boxes at front counter and on lower shelf next to cutting boards in kitchen-area. Drinks were moved to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Subway #46009, 285 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected Dec. 16 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed employee drinks, phone and keys on food prep-surface. Items moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Hampton Inn, 50 Hampton Way, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 17 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: No Food Safety Manager Certification. New violation. Did not have employee health policy which includes a system of employee notification using a combination of training signs, pocket cards or other means to convey all of the required information on the Department of Public Health Guidance Forms to all food employees and conditional employees. A signed acknowledgement by the employee should be part of any employee health policy. New violation. Observed boxes in front of handwashing sink. Handwashing sink should not be blocked. New violation. Observed reach-in cooler not having a temperature measuring device. New violation. Observed single-service/single-use cups stored on floor. Single-service/single-use items should be stored six inches off the floor in a dry location. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan by handwash sink. New violation.

Your Chef To Go, Inc., 98 Werz Industrial, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 17 and received a score of 100-A.

Fatboys Bar & Grill, 485 Highway 16 W., Newnan – was inspected Dec. 17 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed pink and black buildup on ice machine baffle. Ice machine baffle should be cleaned frequently to prevent buildup. New violation. Observed bag of salt stored on floor. Bag moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed single-serve cup used as a scoop in cheese container. Scoop removed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drink and glasses on food prep-surface. Items moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Chick-fil-A, 5 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 21 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed handwash sink at front-counter with soap dispenser not dispensing soap. Soap provided during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed handwashing sink at kitchen entrance not dispensing paper towels. New violation. Observed several plastic food containers and lids with old date mark stickers on outsides of containers, stickers should be removed completely prior to washing, rinsing and sanitizing dishes. New violation.

Jacob's Table, 15 Barnes St., Suite 1C, Senoia – was inspected Dec. 18 and received a score of 100-A.

Papa John's Pizza Store #518, 285 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected Dec. 18 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed a can of anchovies open and in can in reach-in cooler. Food items should be stored covered. New violation. Observed the following food items past their use by dates in the reach-in cooler: ranch dressing prepared on Dec. 11, 2020 with a use by date of Dec. 18, 2020; alfredo sauce prepared on Dec. 12, 2020 with a use by date of Dec. 17, 2020; Italian sausage prepared on Dec. 1, 2020 with a use by date of Dec. 8, 2020; Italian sausage prepared on Dec. 10, 2020 with a use by date of Dec. 17, 2020. All items were discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed reach-in coolers under prep-tops missing a temperature measuring device. New violation. Observed scoops stored in the diced tomatoes, olives with the handle down touching the contents. Handles should be stored inverted with the handle not touching food content. New violation. Observed employee food and drink stored with consumer food in walk-in cooler. New violation.

Magic Wings & Things, 47 E. Newnan Road, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 22 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Did not have employee health policy which includes a system of employee notification using a combination of training signs, pocket cards or other means to convey all of the required information on the Department of Public Health Guidance Forms to all food employees and conditional employees. A signed acknowledgement by the employee should be part of any employee health policy. Employee signed an agreement during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a sink full of chicken wings without water running. Water was turned on during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drink stored above consumer food in reach-in cooler. New violation. Observed grease buildup on ventilation hood system. New violation.

Positano Pizza Napoletana, 316 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Suite A, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 21 and received a score of 89-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed sausage on counter otp at 68F. Person-in-charge discarded sausage. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drink stored on coffee counter. Person-in-charge moved drink to appropriate location. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Shane's Rib Shack, 55 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 21 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed single-service/single-use cups not covered or inverted at order station. Cups covered during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chipped tiles in grill area and stained and chipped ceiling tile in wear-washing area. New violation.

Sushi Ken, 1067 Bullsboro Drive, Suite D, Newnan – was inspected Dec. 21 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed last time that time has been logged for rice in a notebook on Nov. 16, 2020. Time should be logged whenever time is being used for safety. New violation. Observed multiple food items such as fish, shrimp, crab meat, mixed vegetables in reach-in cooler and walk-in cooler without date marking. Person-in-charge placed date labels during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed scallops sitting under microwave thawing. Person-in-charge placed scallops in reach-in cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee food in walk-in cooler next to consumer food. Person-in-charge discarded food during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Fried Tomato Buffet, 1180 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 12 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on drink nozzles. New violation. Observed boxes of fish stored on the floor in walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed employee drying off bowl with towel and dishes wet-stacked on drying rack and three-compartment sink. Dishes moved to dry and bowl rewashed. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed dust buildup on vents and stained ceiling tiles in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed employee phone and charger above food prep-surface. Employee moved it during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Taco Bell #34811, 226 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 12 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Person-in-charge cannot demonstrate in a verifiable manner that food employees are/were informed of their responsibility to report symptoms and/or illnesses. Person-in-charge should have a way to demonstrate in a verifiable manner that employees are/were informed of their responsibility to report symptoms and/or illnesses. Repeat violation. Observed grease buildup around fryer legs, food between and along the wall behind the fryer and missing tiles between and behind fryer. New violation.

Quality Inn - Newnan, 40 Lakeside Way, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 8 and received a score of 100-A.

Nic & Norman's, 20 Main Street, Senoia – was inspected Jan. 8 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed two employees with wrist watches. Employees took watches off during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed handwashing sign missing at bar and server area. New violation. Observed clean dishes stacked wet. Dishes moved to dry during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan leaning against reach-in freezer. Broom and dustpan moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. Observed employee drink in reach-in cooler by the grill area. Drink removed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Chylaca's Mexican Restaurant And Grill, 20 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 7 and received a score of 74-C. Inspector’s comments: Certified Food Safety Manager certification expired. Repeat violation. Observed handwashing sink with ice and lime peels and slices inside at the front of kitchen and cup with spoon in it at the bar. New violation. Observed handwashing sink at the bar without drying provisions. New violation. Observed brown buildup on soda nozzle in bar area. Nozzles should be cleaned frequently to prevent buildup. New violation. Observed the following foods not reaching minimum cold holding temperature: in ice bath, queso at 49 F and queso at 50 F; in the prep-top cooler, shrimp at 46 F, chicken at 48 F, diced tomatoes at 51 F and sour cream at 50 F; in the reach-in cooler, crab at 49 F, salsa at 47 F and diced tomato at 46 F. All food was discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed meats thawing on counter top. Meats placed in sink with running water to thaw during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed broken temperature measuring device in reach-in cooler under the prep-top cooler. A new temperature measuring device added during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Subway, 50 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan – was inspected Dec. 31 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed employee with bracelet. New violation. Observed sanitizing solution not reaching minimum testing strength. Person-in-charge made new sanitizing solution. Corrected on-site.

Red Lobster #0895, 990 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 6 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed handwashing sink in back and at the bar without hand drying provisions. Person-in-charge made paper towels available at handwashing sinks during inspections. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed handwashing sink at bar without handwashing cleanser available. Person-in-charge made handwashing cleanser available during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed three reach-in coolers in the kitchen without temperature measuring devices. New violation.

Pathways Center, 74 Hospital Road, Newnan – was inspected Jan. 6 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed single-service/single-use cups stored on floor in dry storage room at second location. Person-in-charge moved cups to shelf during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.