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  • Aug. 08, 2022 - 7:58 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.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 342 Newnan Crossing Bypass E, Newnan – was inspected July 8 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: No sanitizer available for dish machine, will need to use three compartment sink to wash, rinse, and sanitize equipment until more sanitizer is ordered for dish machine. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan leaning against dry storage rack containing beverage mixes. New violation.

China Express, 50 Bullsboro Drive Suite H44, Newnan – was inspected July 11 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed multiple items above 41 F in reach-in and walk-in coolers. PIC stated items were cooling. Some items were cooling at appropriate rate, some were not. PIC re-heated items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed cooked chicken without labels. New violation.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store #212, 527 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected July 7 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black spotting inside both ice machines in main kitchen area. PIC cleaned inside ice machine during inspection and stated they would empty and clean at the end of today. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed low floor grout throughout kitchen area, black spotting on ceiling vents over dry storage area, and leaking faucet at three compartment sink. New violation.

Go Juu Inc., 311 Bullsboro Drive 190, Newnan – was inspected July 7 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed containers of prepped onions, carrots and broccoli stored without lids in walk-in cooler, foods covered during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed black spotting on deflector shield of ice machine and food particles on metal lid and sheet pan on clean dish rack. Deflector shield cleaned during inspection and lid and pan moved to dish washing area during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed household grade pesticide spray on chemical storage shelf and behind front food service counter, all pest control must be applied by a certified pest control specialist. New violation. Observed pest spray behind front counter stored next to a box of soy sauce packets and single use items, pest spray moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed plastic single use containers with no handles being used as scoops in dry rice, sugar, and seasoning. Observed rice scoops in crock of water at 105 F, water changed during inspection. PIC heated water to 155 F before placing water in crock. New violation.

Lepoma’s Pizzeria Base of Operation, 3500 E. Highway 34 Suite 7, Sharpsburg – was inspected July 7 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no up to date signed employee health policy for employees on shift. Repeat violation. Observed dirty sponge in rear handwash sink. PIC removed sponge and sanitized sink. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no procedure for bodily fluid clean-up. Gave PIC a copy of state procedure for Norovirus clean-up using bleach. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed items above 41 F in prep-top coolers including: Marinara 57 F, Ricotta Cheese 56 F, Meatballs 47 F, Shredded cheese 48 F. PIC discarded items or moved them to be cooled. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wrapped pizza boxes on floor. Observed pizza boxes with food contact surface exposed. New violation. Observed no quaternary test strips for sanitizer pills and wipes. New violation.

Monarch House Assisted Living, 299 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected July 11 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed uncovered foods due to serving lids being used on food storage containers. Lids with opening for spoon are for serving. New violation. Observed dish machine not providing sanitizer on dishes. Sanitizer bucket just changed. Provide instructions for priming or verifying sanitizer is present on clean dishes. Dishes rewashed. New violation. Observed cold holding temperatures above 41 F. Tuna salad ingredients should all be chilled before combining. Ice bath (ice and water) should reach level of food in container on service line. Difficult to maintain hot and cold temperatures when the hot and cold pans are next to each other. New violation. Observed hot holding not uniform on steam table. Some areas of broccoli cheese under 135F. Water on steam table should touch the bottom of the pan. New violation. Observed soup from today not cooled below 41 F by 6 p.m. Not sure if cooling parameters were met. No cooling logs or time noted on container — just the date. Discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed unlabeled chemical spray bottle under dish machine. Corrected during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee foods on food storage rack, on front service counter by consumer’s cups, and in cooler not storage segregated. Bananas in peels moved from above clean dish storage. Observed sticker on sifter hanging on clean dish rack. New violation. Observed employee in kitchen with painted nails not gloved on one hand. New violation. Observed sponge by handwash sink. New violation. Observed wet wiping cloth on counter in kitchen and food service area. New violation.

Papa John’s Pizza Store #2540, 90 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected July 8 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed three buckets of pizza sauce on the food prep line using TPHC exceeding use by date/time of end of day 7/7/22. Pizza sauce discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed multiple brooms, dust pans and other maintenance tools stored on wall next to unfolded pizza boxes, needing more separation. New violation. Observed broken prep-top cooler lid and need to install splash guard next to mop well area to separate and prevent contamination of storage rack containing boxes of canned pizza sauce. New violation.

Canongate Golf Club - Sequoia Golf LLC, 924 Shaw Road, Sharpsburg – was inspected July 18 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed food particles on backside of slicer blade and on blade guard. New violation. Observed a can of red peppers dented in bottom seam of can; can removed from service during inspection. Discussed with PIC needing a morgue area for damaged goods. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed ROP tuna and salmon thawing under refrigeration without reintroducing oxygen into the packaging. Discussed with PIC when fish is ROP, the package must be cut during the thawing process to prevent bacteria growth. Salmon discarded during inspection and tuna packages cut during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. No food service permit posted. New violation. Observed employee purse on empty ice bags behind front counter and two employee drinks and a phone on counter across from dish washing area. Drinks and phone moved during inspection. New violation.

Comfort Suites, 45 Bledsoe Road, Newnan – was inspected July 15 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed Food handler certification posted not CFSM. The original CFSM certificate shall be posted in public view in each food service establishment. An additional copy shall be retained on file at the food service establishment at all times, and shall be made available for inspection by the Health Authority. New violation. Observed dishes washed manually with out the use of sanitizing solution. Dishes must be sanitized before use. New violation. Observed the following foods in the reach-in cooler not reaching minimum safe cold holding temperature of 41 F: Hard boiled eggs at 46 F and 44 F, and yogurt at 45 F. Foods discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed waffle battle held on time without procedures, or discard time. New violation. Observed no temperature measuring device available to measure the temperature of food. New violation.

Esther’s Kitchen, 5747 Gordon Road, Senoia – was inspected June 23 and received a score of 100-A.

Grayson’s Steak and Seafood, 91 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan – was inspected July 12 and received a score of 77-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed shell shipper tags for more than 90 days, but no dates on tags for when the last oyster was served. New violation. Observed lunch menu without consumer advisory. New violation. Observed multiple foods in the walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler drawers without date markings. New violation. Observed cut fish and chicken stored in vacuum sealed packages in cooler drawer and reach-in freezer. PIC stated foods are vacuum sealed on-site, this method of food storage requires a plan. Repeat violation.

Insignia of Newnan, 27 Belt Road, Newnan – was inspected July 12 and received a score of 79-C. Inspector’s comments: Needs Certified food safety manager. New violation. Observed handwashing sink used as dump sink. Handwashing sink is for handwashing only. New violation. Observed unpasteurized eggs stored next to unwashed produce and ready to eat foods. All items moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed liquid detergent used in place of sanitizing solution for the dishwasher. Discussed with PIC about using the three compartment sink to sanitize dishes and to routinely check for sanitizer using test strips to verify sanitizer is present on dishes when cycle is complete for the dishwasher. New violation.

Red’s Grub Shack, 1054 Roscoe Road, Newnan – was inspected July 15 and received a score of 100-A.

Sacred Journey Hospice, 125 Oak Hill Blvd., Newnan – was inspected July 15 and received a score of 100-A.

Beijing Restaurant, 2005 Highway 16 W. Suite 103, Newnan – was inspected July 6 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed TCS foods in prep-top cooler and walk-in cooler above proper cold holding temperature of 41 F such as: prep-top cooler-fried chicken 51 F, egg roll 44 F, raw chicken wings 44 F. Walk-in cooler cooked shrimp 43.3 F, cooked chicken 44 F, raw beef 44 F, lo mein 44 F. Lid closed on prep top during inspection. New violation. Observed fried shrimp 90F cooling in cooling rack in area with no ventilation, PIC stated it was cooked one hour prior to inspection. Asked PIC during inspection how foods are cooled, he stated they cook them and leave them out until they get cold. Reviewed proper cooling procedure with PIC and shrimp was placed in the walk-in cooler during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed unwashable ceiling tiles and stained ceiling tiles in main kitchen area, stained ceiling tiles in dining area, and leather covers on booth seats torn and taped, backs of seats with padding exposed. New violation. Observed employee water bottles on prep counter and in bottom of prep-top cooler. New violation.

Brookdale Newnan, 355 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan – was inspected July 6 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup on the walls of the ice machine and buildup on the drink nozzles in front food service area. New violation.

DePauls on Wheels, 550 Hayward Bishop Way, Senoia – was inspected June 30 and received a score of 100-A.

El Casa Del Taco, 173 Highway 85, Haralson – was inspected June 30 and received a score of 83-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink, paper towels supplied during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a metal food pan in front of hand wash sink basin and trash can restricting access to hand wash sink, both moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed an open package of raw shrimp and a container of raw fish stored next to cut tomato and above packages of shredded cheese and a gallon of milk in bottom of prep-top cooler, fish and shrimp moved to bottom shelf during inspection and two packages of raw bacon with churros and above cut fries and potato wedges in reach-in cooler, PIC instructed to move bacon during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed three chemical spray bottles with no label stored behind fryers and one chemical spray bottle in bar area with no label. New violation. Observed tongs hanging with spray bottle of degreaser behind fryers, tongs discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Firehouse Subs, 226 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected July 1 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink in prep area. New violation. Observed soap dispenser broken at hand wash sink in prep area, need to re-hang dispenser. New violation. Observed black buildup inside ice machine. New violation. Observed TCS foods stored in prep-top cooler above proper cold holding temperature of 41 F such as cut lettuce 50 F, sliced tomato 51 F, ambient temperature of cooler 53 F. TCS foods in top of prep top placed on ice and all foods in bottom of cooler moved to reach-in cooler in prep area. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employees making sandwiches and washing equipment without proper hair restraints. New violation.

Frank’s Family Restaurant, 1188 Collinsworth Road, Palmetto – was inspected July 6 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed two bottles of vitamins and icy hot gel on top shelf of dry storage rack, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed one chemical spray bottle with no label in cabinet, spray bottle labeled during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Current inspection not posted. New violation.

Foxtail Coffee, 160 Glenda Trace Suite C, Sharpsburg – was inspected July 1 and received a score of 100-A.

Hardees #1501898, 4201 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan – was inspected July 6 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed black buildup inside ice machine. New violation. Observed TCS foods in ice bath above proper cold holding temperature of 41 F, such as country ham 67 F and sausage, cheese and ham mixture 53 F. Foods placed in reach-in cooler. Explained to general manager how to properly ice bath foods. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed TCS foods on food serving line such as sliced tomato 65 F and lettuce 67.6 F without proper time label, labels added during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chemical spray bottle next to box of ketchup packets in drive-thru area, spray bottle moved to chemical storage during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. No inspection report posted in drive-thru window, inside dining area closed during inspection. Must post current inspection report in dining area and in drive-thru window. New violation. Observed a stack of clam shell boxes and styrofoam food containers stacked with food area facing upward in food prep area, containers should be stacked inverted to protect the food area from possible contamination. New violation. Observed low grout throughout kitchen area, stained ceiling tiles and a leak in walk-in cooler. General manager stated he has called in a repair order for the walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed employee water bottle in reach-in cooler containing biscuits and glasses and a charger on top of box of biscuit mix. New violation. Observed missing light shield over mop well. New violation.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza Store 2415, 390 Bullsboro Drive Unit 8, Newnan – was inspected July 5 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed dust buildup on ceiling vent. New violation.

Mad Mexican Base of Operation, 2 E. Court Square, Newnan – was inspected July 5 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a bucket of corn and black bean salsa stacked on a box of raw ground beef in walk-in cooler, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two torn gaskets on walk-in cooler door and reach-in freezer door in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed employee drink in disposable cup with lid and straw on prep counter next to steam well in main kitchen area, cup moved during inspection. Observed glasses hanging on rack next to thermometer and over single use food containers in front food service area. New violation.

Newnan Health and Rehabilitation, 244 E. Broad St., Newnan – was inspected July 6 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed temperatures below 135 F on items being hot held in the steam table including: pureed ham 88 F and hamburger 91 F. PIC moved item to be reheated. New violation. Observed open bag of sugar on dry storage shelf. Observed boxes of food on floor of walk-in freezer. New violation.

Red Lobster #0895, 990 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected July 5 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed pink and black buildup from ice drop in machine and black buildup in ice bin under drink station. Ice machine and ice bin should be cleaned frequently to prevent buildup. New violation. Observed ice buildup on the door in the walk-in freezer from walk-in cooler, stained ceiling tiles throughout the kitchen and a missing ceiling tile in the corner along the back wall. New violation.

Subway #46009, 285 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected July 5 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed TCS foods in prep top sandwich cooler above proper cold holding temperature of 41 F such as tuna 47 F, shaved beef 44 F, turkey 43.7 F, ham 43.8 F, capicola 43.7 F, cut chicken 46.8 F, rotisserie chicken 45 F, teriyaki chicken 48 F, roast beef 44.2 F, salami 46 F, pepperoni 43.3 F, mozzarella 46.3 F, lettuce 43.3 F. Prep top cooler ambient temperatures were 34 F and 41 F, need to keep lids closed when not serving customers to ensure proper cold holding. New violation.

Subway, 50 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan – was inspected July 6 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed food dumped into the handwashing sink. Handwashing sink is for handwashing only. New violation. Observed inspection report not posted. Repeat violation. Observed employee belongings on food prep surfaces. New violation.

Wings on Wheels, 2922 Highway 85, Senoia – was inspected June 30 and received a score of 89-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed raw chicken wings at 48 F and 49 F in reach-in cooler. PIC turned cooler temperature down during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no hot water at hand wash sink. New violation. Observed leaking pipes below three compartment sink and hand wash sink. New violation.

Zaxby’s #63013, 195 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected July 1 and received a score of 100-A.

KFC Restaurant, 3430 E. Highway 34, Sharpsburg – was inspected July 19 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed soap dispenser not working in chicken prep area, soap dispenser replaced during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed two boxes of pot pie crusts and chicken tenderloins on the floor in the walk-in freezer. New violation. No food service permit posted. New violation. Observed low floor grout throughout kitchen area, dust on ceiling tiles over food line, rusted ceiling vent covers throughout the kitchen area, missing or chipped wall covering outside walk-in coolers and below prep sink, wall board coming off wall near mop well. New violation. Observed several missing light shields in back storage area, in front of walk-in freezer and in food prep area. New violation.

Wesley Woods of Newnan/Peachtree City, 2280 N. Highway 29, Newnan – was inspected July 19 and received a score of 79-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed server handwash sink without hot water. New violation. Observed cold hold TCS foods held at 51-58 F in one walk-in cooler, lift top cooler and self serve salad bar. Repeat violation. Observed TCS foods being cooled in a walk-in cooler that is not holding foods 41 F or below, on counter in deep containers, or in reach-in and lift top coolers. Soup that was being cooled at room temperature was 117 F was moved to freezer and placed in an ice bath. Frequent stirring needed to get to 70 F in two hours of proper heating/hot hold temperature at 135 F or above. Items in walk in that were cooling on cooling rack uncovered were discarded since the cooler was not holding below 41 F or above and contaminated with drip from cooling unit. New violation. Observed open foods on rack uncovered under iced up condenser that had dripped onto food. Product discarded. Corrected Ooacked dishes on drying racks. New violation. Observed tea urn ran through dish machine without breaking down nozzle for proper cleaning. New violation. Observed clean end of dish machine drain board with food particles present. New violation. Observed black buildup on 2-door cooler with dessert and melon on front server area in kitchen. New violation. Observed dust on fan in dishwashing area. New violation. Observed open garbage container for outside; a compactor was being ordered per last inspection. New violation.

Shane’s Rib Shack, 55 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected July 19 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed dried food particles on insides and outsides of metal food pans stored on clean dish rack, pans moved to three compartment sink during inspection to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed pink and black build up on walls and deflector shield of ice machine. New violation. Observed leaking pipe below hand wash sink in dish washing area. New violation. Observed build up inside light shields over dishwashing area. New violation. Observed employee drinks in disposable cups with lids and straws stored on prep counter next to Cambro warmer and in bottom of prep top cooler. New violation. Observed light bulb out in walk-in freezer. New violation.

Whit’s of Georgia, 89 Temple Ave. Suite B, Newnan – was inspected July 19 and received a score of 100-A.

Positano Pizza Napoletana, 316 Newnan Crossing Bypass Suite A, Newnan – was inspected July 20 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizer spray bottle at less than minimum concentration. PIC remade sanitizer. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed scoop handle touching food in sugar bin. New violation. Observed no quaternary test strips to test sanitizer. New violation. Observed both mops in bucket of dirty mop water. Water should be emptied and mops should be hung to dry. New violation.

Tomo, 90 Glenda Trace, Newnan – was inspected July 20 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed a metal food container full of water and utensils in the handwash sink basin in main kitchen area, food container and utensils moved during inspection. Corrected On-Site. New violation. Observed a container of sesame seeds in sushi area on shelf with no lid, lid placed on container during inspection, and trays of rangoons in walk-in freezer stored uncovered. New violation. Observed TCS foods stored in coolers above proper cold holding temperature of 41 F, such as salads 45 F, raw beef 47 F, tofu 49 F, lettuce 49 F, raw shrimp 49 F, cut lettuce 55 F, raw beef 50 F, lo mein 53 F, tuna 49 F, white fish 47 F, cooked shrimp 45 F, salmon 44 F, spicy tuna 43 F. All cooler lids closed during inspection, equipment must be able to maintain proper temperature during peak hours of operation. New violation. Observed miso soup in steam well at 122 F, soup reheated during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a plastic single use food container being used as a scoop in miso soup bucket in walk-in cooler, scoops must have handles. Observed ice scoop laying in ice in ice machine, scoop removed during inspection. New violation. Observed a cracked lid on soy sauce container stored below drainboard of three compartment sink. New violation. Observed low grout throughout kitchen area, floors, walls, ceilings and hard to reach areas should be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulation. Observed heavy ice build up below fan unit in walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed employee phone above prep top cooler and employee lunch on cart in sushi area. Lunch and phone moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

WNB Factory Newnan 4 LLC, 3150 E. Highway 34 Suite 121, Newnan – was inspected July 20 and received a score of 75-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed ground beef above celery, celery washed and moved to proper storage location during inspection. Observed shell eggs used for immediate service stored below ground beef, ground beef moved during inspection. Corrected On-Site. New violation. Observed TCS foods in walk-in cooler above proper cold holding temperature of 51 F, such as rice 51 F and 50 F (discarded), raw chicken tenders 50 F. Ambient temperature of walk-in cooler was 51 F, PIC called in repair order for tonight. All TCS foods in walk-in cooler were placed in ice baths or moved to other coolers during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a chemical spray bottle with no label on chemical storage rack, labeled during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a bottle of medication on top of paper towel dispenser, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed no labels on bulk sugar, flour and fish batter bins, bins labeled during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.