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  • Jul. 05, 2022 - 6:16 PM

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.

Apollo's Steak, 45 Robinson St., Suite D, Newnan – was inspected June 16 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed no up to date employee health policies. Person-in-charge and employee signed/updated health policies. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation.

Bistro Hilary, 21 Barnes St., Senoia – was inspected June 8 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed TCS foods stored in reach-in cooler above proper cold-holding temperature of 41 F, such as lasagna at 47 F, squash casserole at 51 F and ambient temperature at 55 F. Foods moved to walk-in cooler/freezer during inspection. Observed blanched cut potatoes in counter beside fryer at 54 F, potatoes moved to bottom of prep-top cooler during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed heavy dust buildup on ceiling tiles and vents over food line. New violation. Observed employee food on counter next to can opener, food discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Bojangles, 2800 Highway 34 E, Newnan – was inspected June 9 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed bulk chicken batter container with no label. Container labeled during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Current inspection not posted. New violation. No food service permit posted or choking poster. New violation. Observed hot water at handwash sinks throughout main kitchen and in restroom only reaching 84 F. Person-in-charge called maintenance during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed black spotting on ceiling vents in dining room, flour dust on ceiling, wire racks and hood vents in kitchen area. New violation.

Casa Frita, 180 Fairway Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 9 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a stack of paper food trays stored with food area facing upward on shelf. New violation. Observed employee wallet on shelf with packages of takeout boxes. New violation.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1200 Bullsboro Drive, Suite B, Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed single-use containers on dry storage shelf with food contact surface exposed. Person-in-charge inverted items. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Country Inn & Suites, 1125 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan – was inspected June 15 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Person-in-charge not able to meet one of the three required options for demonstration of knowledge. New violation. Observed the following foods not reaching minimum safe cold-holding temperature of 41 F: eggs at 46 F, yogurt at 46 F and pitcher of milk at 57 F. All food discarded during the inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed the following foods not reaching safe minimum hot holding temperature of 135 F: eggs at 117 F. Eggs discarded during inspection. New violation. Observed employee belonging sitting on coffee tray. New violation.

Domino's Pizza, 12 W. Washington St., Newnan – was inspected June 9 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed front handwash sink blocked by stacks at used dough trays and back handwash sink blocked by dishwasher rack and a part to a piece of equipment in the sink basin. Handwash sinks made accessible during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two chemical spray bottles on prep counter, moved during inspection. Observed one chemical spray bottle next to a stack of cups on lower shelf below front food service counter. New violation. Observed one spray bottle unlabeled on floor near dish machine and one unlabeled spray bottle on cabinet hanging on wall in dish area. New violation. Observed dry, stained rag and scissors in box containing packages of apple filling, and dry stained rags and dish machine racks on top of unfolded pizza boxes. New violation. No food service permit posted. New violation. Observed plastic food containers wet-stacked on dish drying rack. New violation. Observed stacks of unfolded pizza boxes on rack next to handwash sink exposing it to possible contamination, need to install splash guard. New violation. Observed a stack of metal food trays stored with food area facing upward over prep-top cooler. New violation. Observed food particles on bottom shelf of prep-counter and dried sauce on outside of bulk bin containing corn meal. New violation. Observed soiled mop water in mop bucket by mop well, water should be discarded after use. New violation. Observed brooms leaning against rack containing boxes of sauces. New violation. Observed paper towels on the floor in employee restroom and ladies restroom. New violation. Observed employee bottled rink on prep-counter, moved during inspection. Observed two employee drinks in walk-in cooler on top shelf over consumer foods, a drink and hat on shelf with unfolded pizza boxes, soiled apron hanging on rack with boxes of sauces, speaker on prep-counter, speaker and drink on counter with paper plates, soiled apron on shelf with portion cups, charger cords next to a stack of cups below front counter. New violation.

Eat Thai, 33 E. Broad St., Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector's comments: Observed expired certified food safety manager, need to renew certification. New violation. Floors, walls, ceilings and hard to reach areas should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Buildup on stove top, fryers and fryer hood. Observed washable wall panel coming off wall behind dish rack. Person-in-charge stated it is scheduled to be repaired. New violation.

El Ranchero, 211 E. Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 16 and received a score of 81-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed heavy black buildup on back wall of ice bin below drink dispenser. New violation. Observed TCS foods stored above proper cold-holding temperature of 41 F, such as cut lettuce at 58.3 F, pico de gallo at 43.4 F, cheese at 46 F, cut tomato at 54 F, sour cream at 54.9 F, tomato puree at 53 F, ranchero salsa at 62.2 F, tomato sauce at 52.2 F, reach-in cooler ambient temperature at 61 F, salsa at 45 F, cooked chicken at 43.3 F, beans at 45 F, shredded beef at 45.4 F and a pan of cut tomatoes and peppers that was not turned on was discarded. Items were remade, discarded or moved to a cooler. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed plastic lids stored on chemical storage shelf. New violation. Need employee handwash sign in restroom. New violation. Observed spoon handle laying in rice in steam well and ice stoop handle laying in ice in bar area. New violation. Observed metal food containers stored with food area facing upward over prep-top coolers and steam table. Containers should be stored inverted to protect the food area from possible contamination. New violation.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 240 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed ice scoop stored in ice machine. Person-in-charge moved scoop during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Golden Krust, 1485 Highway 34 E., Suite C2, Newnan – was inspected June 14 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed employee eating in kitchen area. Employee directed not to eat in kitchen area during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed macaroni and cheese cooling in containers covered with plastic wrap. Plastic wrap removed and macaroni placed in walk-in cooler during inspection to ensure proper cooling. Gave copy of proper cooling procedure. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed metal food pans wet-stacked on dish drying rack. New violation. Observed air not working during inspection. Person-in-charge stated they are having it worked on. New violation. Observed employee phone on counter next to green onions and a bottled drink on shelf with spices above prep-counter. New violation.

Golden's On The Square, 9 E. Court Square, Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black spotting on ceiling tile near walk-in freezer and dry storage area. Observed heavy ice buildup in walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed employee drink cup and a bag of popcorn on prep-table. Observed employee drink cup and keys in beverage area. Observed employee lunch bag in walk-in cooler on shelf with foods for the consumer. New violation.

Hardees #1500659, 231 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup in ice bin by drive thru and buildup on soda nozzles at drive-thru. Areas of buildup should be cleaned frequently enough to prevent buildup. New violation. Observed heavy dust buildup on ceiling tiles in main kitchen area, black spotting on ceiling vent covers in main kitchen area, low grouting between floor tiles in several areas of the kitchen. Floors, walls, ceilings and hard to reach areas should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Repeat violation. Observed cracked light shield outside walk-in freezer and missing light shield in mop well area. Repeat violation. Observed gap in back door leading to the outside. New violation.

Jalapeno Express, 36 Knoll Park, Newnan – was inspected June 21 and received a score of 100-A.

Main Street Fudge and Ice Cream Shop, 42 Main St., Senoia– was inspected June 15 and received a score of 100-A.

Matt's Small Town Pizza, 53 Main St., Suite E, Senoia – was inspected June 8 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed buildup on deflector shield of ice machine. New violation. Observed lime buildup inside dish machine. New violation. Observed flour and buildup on food racks in kitchen area and grease buildup on sides of fryers. New violation. Observed employee purse on rack in kitchen area with single-use items, employee drink on shelf with liquid butter and a speaker on clean dish rack. New violation.

McMaster BBQ & Catering Co, 1 Main St., Newnan – was inspected June 15 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on soda gun nozzle behind front food service counter. New violation. Observed employees with hair pulled back but not wearing any form of hair restraint prepping food, washing equipment and plating foods in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed employee wearing a watch plating foods and prepping foods. New violation. Observed wet wiping cloth on prep counter across from prep-top cooler. Wiping cloths should be stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use. New violation. Observed employee drinks in disposable cups with lids and straws in rack with portion cups and lids behind front food service counter, purse in cabinet with drink mixes and boxes of single-use items, employee cups and keys on top of ice machine and next to food processor. New violation.

NCG Cinema, 55 Fischer Crossing Blvd., Sharpsburg – was inspected June 14 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple single-use items with food contact surface exposed. Person-in-charge inverted items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drink stored on shelf with single-use items. PIC discarded drink. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Newk's Eatery, 368 Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan – was inspected June 15 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed the following food items not reaching minimum safe cold-holding temperatures of 41 F: coleslaw at 50 F, chicken at 49 F, ham deli meat at 53 F, pasta salad at 50 F, coleslaw at 50 F, macaroni salad at 50 F and on ice chicken at 53 F. All foods prepared same day placed into walk-in cooler to cool before serving. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Redneck Gourmet Cafe, 11 N Court Square, Newnan – was inspected June 13 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed the following foods in the walk-in cooler not reaching minimum safe cold-holding temperature of 41 F: diced tomatoes at 46 F, chicken salad at 45 F, chicken salad at 44 F, shelled eggs at 47 F and hot dogs at 46 F. Items left in the walk-in to cool. Person-in-charge stated door was open to receive delivery. New violation.

Senoia Smokehouse, 70 Main St., Senoia – was inspected June 15 and received a score of 77-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed no handwash sink in bar area. Bar area initially approved to serve beer and wine only. Full service bars offering cocktails in glassware require a handwash sink. New violation. Observed TCS foods stored in tops of prep-top coolers above proper cold holding temperature of 41 F, such as smoked corn at 45.5 F, sliced tomato at 44.6 F, cuban sandwich at 47 F, cut lettuce at 56.8 F, sliced cheese at 58 F, turkey at 55.9 F, corned beef at 59.5 F, foods moved to another cooler. Walk-in cooler ambient at 43 F, smoked salmon dated June 8 at 43.7 F, chopped pork at 43.3 F, sliced tomato dated Jun 14 at 44.6 F. Reach-in cooler ambient at 43 F, brisket at 44.7 F, batter at 57 F in ice on counter by fryer, discarded. New violation. Observed macaroni and cheese at 120 F in warming cabinet. New violation. Observed ready-to-eat TCS foods in reach-in cooler with dates exceeding seven days such as turkey dated May 31, sausage dated May 31, corned beef dated June 7, chicken dated June 7, bacon dated June 7, wings dated May 24 and May 3 and ribs dated June 7. Packages of cooked pork with no date marking. Smoked tuna in prep-top cooler dated June 25. Foods discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed cooked TCS foods vacuum sealed and stored in reach-in cooler without an approved HACCP plan. New violation. Observed plastic single-use containers being used as scops in garlic powder, paprika and pepper. New violation. Observed a box of paper cups on the floor across from bar area and a box of round metal food containers on the floor in smoker area. NEw violation. No testing device for dish machine. New violation. Observed grease buildup inside prep-top cooler below drawers and split gasket on reach-in freezer door. New violation.

Starbucks Coffee #8569, 733 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 17 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed all sanitizing solutions not reaching minimum sanitizing strength. All sanitizing solutions changed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Sunset Slush of Newnan, 15 Pickett Place, Newnan – was inspected June 21 and received a score of 100-A.

Tactical Smoke BBQ, 165 Cold Harbor Court, Sharpsburg – was inspected June 8 and received a score of 100-A.

Taco Bell #34811, 226 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 14 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup around drink nozzles at drive thru station. Nozzles should be cleaned frequently to prevent buildup. Person-in-charge cleaned nozzles during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed condensation dripping onto a bag of rice while being put up after truck delivery. Bag of rice moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Tasty Donuts, 3450 Highway 34 E., Suite 104, Newnan – was inspected June 17 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed shell eggs on shelf with salsa, biscuits and juice and a bag of dough on top of raw bacon. Raw bacon and shell eggs moved to bottom shelf of reach-in cooler during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bags of flour and sugar in main kitchen area. Observed buckets of icing and a box of lard stored on the floor in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed employees working in the kitchen and packaging doughnuts with no hair restraints. New violation. Observed takeout boxes stored with food area facing upward behind front food service counter. Boxes should be stored inverted to protect the food area from possible contamination. Inverted during inspection. Stacks of cups in self-serve coffee area should be left in sleeves to protect the drinking area from possible contamination. New violation.

Tienda y Taqueria Migueleno, 2015 Highway 154, Suite 106, Newnan – was inspected June 14 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed wet wiping cloths on prep-counter beside steam wells. Wet wiping cloths should be in a sanitizer bucket when not in use. New violation. Observed styrofoam food trays stored with food area facing upward on shelf above steam well. Food trays should be stored inverted to protect the food area from possible contamination. New violation. Observed two split gaskets on two door reach-in cooler. New violation.

The Toasty Toad/The Frigid Frog, 6612 Highway 54, Sharpsburg – was inspected June 14 and received a score of 100-A.

Urban Air Adventure Park, 231 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected June 15 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no signed employee reporting agreement for majority of employees. Person-in-charge had employees sign. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no paper towels at handwash sinks in kitchen areas. New violation. Observed no soap at handwash sink in men's restroom. PIC had employee replace soap. Corrected on-site. New violation. Establishment does not have established procedures for employees to follow when responding to vomiting or diarrheal events that involve the discharge of vomitus or fecal matter onto surfaces in the food establishment. New violation. Observed chicken wings in standup warming cabinet at 125 F and pizza in front countertop warmer at 109 F. PIC discarded or reheated items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two unlabeled chemical bottles, one stored on front shelf with napkins, one on dry storage shelf with food items. PIC moved both bottles. Observed sanitizing wipes stored on dry storage shelf above food items. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed inspection report posted in a location that was unable to be seen by customers. Talked to PIC about moving it. New violation.

Viet's Cuisine, 30 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected June 16 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no signed employee health policies. New violation. Observed in walk-in cooler: raw chicken beside raw shrimp, shelled eggs beside tofu and raw chicken beside raw beef. New violation. Observed buckets of food stored on floor of walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed old cardboard boxes being reused to hold food and single-use items. New violation.

Waffle House #1731, 229 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected June 10 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup inside drop area and on baffle of ice machine and on back wall of ice bin below drink dispenser. New violation. Observed old date mark stickers on outsides of plastic food containers on drying rack above three-compartment sink. Stickers should be removed prior to washing, rinsing and sanitizing dishes. New violation. Observed TCS foods in cooler drawer stored above proper cold-holding temperature of 41 F, such as ham slices at 47 F, ham cubes at 46 F and sliced cheese at 47 F and 45 F. Foods moved to another cooler and maintenance called during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed four gallons of expired milk in walk-in cooler with dates of June 6 and June 8 and expired milk dated June 6 in reach-in cooler. All milk discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed pipe disconnected and leaking below handwash sink in prep area. New violation.

WOW sno, 23 E. Broad St., Newnan – was inspected June 10 and received a score of 100-A.