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  • Oct. 21, 2022 - 5:49 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.

Dream Wings N Things, 1700 Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 6 and received a score of 74-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink, paper towels provided during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed shell eggs stored next to ready-to-eat foods and over sauces in reach-in cooler, eggs moved to correct storage location during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed tomato skins on guard of manual slicer, slicer returned to three-compartment sink to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. Observed old date mark stickers on lids and containers stored on clean dish rack; stickers should be removed prior to washing, rinsing and sanitizing equipment. New violation. Observed sanitizer buckets testing above proper strength for sanitization, sanitizer buckets remade during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed Pledge stored next to a box of plastic spoons under front food service counter and oven cleaner stored next to vegetable oil below grill, chemicals moved to correct storage location during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee with no hair restraint. New violation. Observed employee with long painted fingernails package wings. New violation. Observed scoop handle in water used for smoothies, scoop removed during inspection. New violation. Observed a table fan and radios on dry storage rack, personal items should be stored separate from the food-prep and food storage area. New violation. Observed gap in hood vent, need to replace missing vent cover. New violation.

Dairy Queen #40589, 1700 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 3 and received a score of 75-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed utensils hanging above hand wash sink and below paper towel dispenser at hand wash sink in cake decorating area, utensils moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed tomato peel on manual slicer stored on rack in food-prep area, slicer returned to three-compartment sink to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed sliced tomato at 45 F in cooler with ice on food line, tomatoes discarded during inspection. Observed vanilla ice cream mix 46 F in bottom of ice cream machine. New violation. Observed grill cleaner stored with paper food trays and gravy mix on bottom shelf in food-prep area, grill cleaner moved to chemical storage during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employees working in kitchen area and drive-thru area with no hair restraints. New violation. Observed employee making hamburgers and packaging foods wearing bangle bracelets. New violation. Observed dust build up on ceiling tiles and light shields, broken coving around front counter and missing fan cover in walk-in freezer. New violation. Observed two missing light shields, one in drive-thru area and one in food-prep area. New violation. Observed employee water bottle next to paper take out trays in food-prep area, employee water bottle on counter in cake decorating area and employee drink in disposable cup with lid by box of globes in cake decorating area. New violation.

Star Deli, 165 Temple Ave., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 14 and received a score of 71-C. Inspector’s comments: Observed no signed employee health policies. New violation. Observed sponge in handwashing sink and dirty water dumped in handwash sink. PIC removed sponge from handwash sink. New violation. Observed in reach-in cooler, raw hamburger above shelled eggs, raw bacon, raw hamburger and shelled eggs beside ready to eat food. In prep-top cooler, raw philly steak was above raw shrimp, and raw hamburger was behind raw steak. New violation. Observed ranch and blue cheese dressing, tartar sauce, etc containers on counter top with no timer and above 41 F. PIC discarded all items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed 15+ large containers of fryer oil on the floor in front of counter within reach of customers, exposing fryer oil to possible contamination. Observed boxes of hot sauce on floor in kitchen. Observed boxes of teriyaki sauce on floor in walk-in cooler. Observed scoops touching food product in rice and flour bins. Repeat violation. Observed cardboard used to line shelves in walk-in cooler beneath customer food. Observed old cardboard boxes used to store customer food in walk-in cooler. Cardboard boxes cannot be reused because they cannot be rewashed and sanitized. New violation. Observed stained ceiling tiles. Mop well not accessible for dumping mop water due to buckets and equipment stacked in mop well area. Repeat violation. Observed employee phone, drinks, wallet, etc. on food-prep surfaces. Observed employee food and belongings on dry storage rack with consumer food. Observed employee food in cooler with customer food. Repeat violation.

China Kitchen, 90 Glenda Trace Suite H, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 12 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed uncovered raw shrimp stored next to raw chicken in walk-in cooler, shrimp covered and moved to correct storage location during inspection. Observed shell eggs stored over cut pineapple, pineapple moved to correct storage location during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed raw chicken wings, glass noodles and raw shrimp stored uncovered in walk-in cooler, foods covered during inspection. Observed cooked chicken pieces and chicken wings stored uncovered in reach-in cooler, foods covered during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed sanitizer bucket not testing adequate for sanitizer. New violation. Observed cardboard lining metal food containers in prep-top cooler, cardboard is not washable and should not be used in containers that store food. Observed split gasket on walk-in cooler door. New violation. Observed dust on ceiling tiles around vents in main kitchen area. New violation. Observed employee food on prep counter in kitchen area and stored in walk-in cooler over and beside consumer foods. Observed a hat, scarf and apron stored on dry storage shelf with prepackaged foods and ingredients. New violation.

Tin Drum, 228 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan – was inspected Sept. 29 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed black build up on deflector shield of ice machine, deflector shield removed and cleaned during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed vegetable peels on manual dicer blade, dicer moved to dish washing area during inspection to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed hard boiled eggs on ice at 51 F and 47 F, moved to walk-in cooler during inspection. Reviewed how to make a proper ice bath. Observed raw chicken at 49.6 F in reach-in cooler. PIC stated it was out on the cooler prior to inspection, retemped during inspection 47 F. TCS foods should be immediately returned to the cooler once they are finished being used, they should not be left out for an extended period of time that elevates the temperature of the product. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee phone on shelf with glass bowls above prep cooler, employee drinks, bags and jackets on rack with gloves and employee bag on container of cornstarch. New violation.

Starlite Family Fun Center, 55 Thomas Grace Annex, Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 12 and received a score of 80-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no paper towels at front hand wash sink. PIC replaced paper towels. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed items in reach-in cooler above 41 F including: hamburger 47 F, hot dog 46 F, blue cheese dressing 44 F and ranch dressing 52 F. PIC discarded items. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed open bag of nacho cheese held at 73 F/room temperature. PIC discarded nacho cheese. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed chemicals stored over boxes of oil. Observed other chemicals stored on dry storage shelf beside/above food items. PIC moved items. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed multiple chemical bottles without labels and two with the wrong chemical labels. PIC moved bottles to be labeled/discarded. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee food in reach-in cooler above customer food. PIC moved item. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Magnolia Senior Living at Sharpsburg, 3700 Highway 34 E., Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 13 and received a score of 85-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizer bucket testing above proper strength of sanitization. Sanitizer bucket remade during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed can of tomato soup dented at bottom seam and near back seam in dry storage closet, can discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed ham thawing on prep table, returned to reach-in cooler and raw chicken thawing in 71 F water in meat-prep sink, water drained during inspection and cool water turned on during inspection. Reviewed proper thawing procedures during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee with watch and ring with stones and employee with bracelet prepping foods. New violation. Need test strips (Quaternary Ammonia) for sanitizer buckets and three-compartment sink. New violation. Observed employee purse and drink cup on shelf next to packages of dry pasta, need designated area for employee items separate from food storage and prep areas. New violation.

McDonalds #12865, 3190 E. Highway 34, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 13 and received a score of 84-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed no paper towels at hand wash sink in main kitchen area, paper towels restocked during inspection. Need to replace paper towel dispenser in coffee/ice cream area. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed breakfast burrito mixture in reach-in cooler 68 F, discarded during inspection. Observed raw hamburger patties at 48 F, moved to different cooler during inspection. Observed raw hamburger 44 F, liquid eggs 46 F in walk-in cooler. Vanilla ice cream mix 44 F in ice cream machine. Electrical breaker for walk-in coolers, ice cream machine, and cooler drawer was turned off while soda machine was being repaired, breaker turned back on during inspection and walk-in cooler temperature was dropping. Repairs made to equipment that will require power to coolers to be turned off needs to be performed during non-business hours so coolers can stay closed and maintain temperature. PIC instructed employees to not go in the walk-in cooler for the next hour so it can get back to proper temperature. Corrected on-site. New violation. No inspection report posted in dining area or drive-thru. Repeat violation. No food service permit posted. New violation. Observed clamshell food boxes stored with food area facing upward exposing the food area to possible contamination below microwave and on food line. New violation.

Dairy Queen #10696, 61 Jefferson St., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 3 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed cup being used as scoop for sugar. Cup discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed cup being used as scoop for sugar. Cup discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a box of single use cups stored on floor. Cups moved off floor during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed part of the wall chipping away on the corner across from mop well. New violation. Observed fly strip hanging over dry good shelf. Fly strip discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Corner Cafe, 1485 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Sept. 28 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed open rice, bake soda and potato starch on dry storage rack, packages sealed with plastic wrap during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee cup with lid on prep counter with sauces, cup moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Joella’s, 580 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Sept. 27 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed vegetable peels on manual dicer blade, dicer moved to dish washing area during inspection to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized. Observed food particles inside clear plastic food containers marked clean stored in walk-in cooler, coolers moved to dish washing area to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a box of french fries, multiple boxes of buns and one box of cake on floor in walk-in freezer. New violation.

McDonalds, 1721 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 3 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed ice build up on walk-in freezer door. Repeat violation.

Moreland Elementary School Cafeteria, 145 Railroad St., Moreland – was inspected Sept. 28 and received a score of 100-A.

O’Charley’s #283, 545 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Sept. 27 and received a score of 93-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a sticker and lemon peel on lemon slicer stored below prep table, slicer moved to dish washing area to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed stacks of plastic and metal food containers wet stacked on drying rack in dish washing area. New violation. Observed food particles inside reach-in cooler containing salad bowls. New violation. Observed chipped floor tiles near floor drain below soda machine, low floor grout and chipped floor tiles in food-prep area, four non-washable ceiling tiles over prep counter and oil container in main kitchen area, and faucet dripping at hand wash sink in main dish washing area. New violation. No light shields throughout kitchen area, bulbs did have shields and end caps. Need to replace light shields. New violation. Observed one employee drink in disposable cup with lid and straw on tray with sauces in food-prep area, drink discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Popeye’s, 1435 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 3 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Current score not posted in dining area and no score posted in drive-thru window. New violation. Observed metal food pans wet stacked on prep counter. New violation. Observed dust build up on ceiling vents in kitchen area and missing wall coving in between the walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler. New violation. Observed unopened canned drink on rack next to salt container in prep area, drink moved during inspection. Observed aprons hanging on clean dish rack in dish washing area. New violation.

Starbucks #28771, 3151 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 3 and received a score of 100-A.

Steak N Shake #610, 1249 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Sept. 28 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed one chemical spray bottle on lower shelf beside birthday cake syrup in milkshake prep area, chemical moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee cell phone on shelf with condiments above prep cooler and on counter beside milkshake mixer. New violation.

Subway #53913, 2344 N. Highway 29, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 4 and received a score of 100-A.

Waffle House #1392, 4410 Highway 154, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 4 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed gallon of 2% milk with the expiration date of 10/03/2022. Milk discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed wiping cloths stored above the sanitizing solution. New violation. Observed to-go containers stored on floor. Containers moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Missing ceiling tile in dry good storage room. New violation.

Wendy’s #5461, 1210 Highway 34 E., Newnan – was inspected Oct. 3 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed strawberry frosty mix in the frosty machine at 50 F and the chocolate frosty mix at 47 F. Discard process started during inspection. Sliced tomatoes at 51 F at the prep-top cooler and sliced cheese at 50 F at the prep-top cooler. Cheese and tomatoes discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Los Mariachis VII LLC, 1111 Lower Fayetteville Road Suite 300, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 11 and received a score of 90-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed pork in water bath on flat top grill at 121 F and salsa on side of grill at 87 F. Salsa discarded during inspection and pork reheated to 168 F for proper hot holding. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a speaker on top of microwave. New violation.

My Chef Mei, 75 Frances Shirey Way, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 6 and received a score of 100-A.

Red Roof Inn and Suites, 590 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 14 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed bathroom and handwashing sink without handwashing cleanser. New violation. Observed handwashing sink without hand drying provisions. New violation. Observed food service permit not posted. New violation. Observed inspection report not posted. New violation. No test strips available for monitoring sanitizer strength. New violation.

The Saucy Spot-Mobile, 128 Sunrise Drive, Grantville – was inspected Oct. 15 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed TCS foods stored below minimum hot holding temperature of 135 F on counter top/table such as wings 133 F, boiled potato 119 F, sausage 99 F, PIC stated foods were prepped an hour prior to inspection, can place foods on time as a public health control or reheat foods to 165 F and place in warming cabinet. PIC stated she would place food on time. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed a bottle of Pepto-Bismol in reach-in cooler on shelf with sauces and above bags of chicken. Medication placed in sealed bag and moved to appropriate location during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Sharpsburg Nutrition, 1774 Highway 154 Suite 11, Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 7 and received a score of 100-A.

Subway #62716, 3100 E. Highway 16 Suite D, Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 11 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed two milks with best by date of 8/31/22 and one milk with best by date of 10/08/22 in reach-in cooler, milks discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Waffle House #2308, 5010 Highway 34 E., Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 13 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed the following foods held in the Cambro not reaching the minimum safe hot holding temperature of 135 F: Grits at 123 F, Grits 125 F. Food discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Wendy’s #10517, 135 Fischer Crossing Drive, Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 13 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed several employees wearing rings with stones. New violation. Observed multiple food containers wet stacked. PIC separated containers and pans to allow for air drying during inspection. New violation. Dumpster door was open. Dumpsters are to remain closed to prevent pests. Dumpster door was closed during inspection. New violation. Observed broom and dustpan leaning against handwash sink. PIC returned maintenance tools to their designated storage area during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

The Veranda Bed and Breakfast, 252 Seavy St., P.O. Box 177, Senoia – was inspected Oct. 7 and received a score of 100-A.

Burger King #22973, 2814 E. Highway 34, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 7 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed a bottle of oven cleaner stored next to packages of grits on lower shelf in prep area, cleaner moved to chemical storage during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. No food service permit posted. New violation. Observed stacks of paper cups stocked past the dispenser exposing the lip area to possible contamination behind front food service counter. New violation.

Daily Bread Food Services, LLC, 195 Ishman Ballard Road, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 6 and received a score of 100-A. Inspector’s comments: No foods prepped during inspection.

Dunkin Donuts, 740 Poplar Road, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 11 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed no label on bulk sugar bin. New violation. Observed employee making beverages without proper hair restraint. New violation. Observed cold brew coffee cooler at 48 F, no dairy products should be stored in this cooler until ambient temperature is at 41 F or below. New violation. Observed brooms and dustpans leaning against cooler drawer and ice machine, moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed employee drinks, one in disposable cup with lid and straw, and one in disposable cup on top of cooler drawer, drinks moved during inspection. Observed employee drink in disposable cup with a lid and straw on cake decorating station. New violation.

Jim N Nick’s Bar B. Q., 205 Fischer Crossing Blvd., Sharpsburg – was inspected Oct. 13 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed sanitizing solution in three-compartment sink not reaching minimum sanitizing strength. Sanitizing solution remade during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Krystal, 220 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 12 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed ice in back handwash sink. Handwashing sinks are for handwashing use only. New violation. Observed single use cups stored at the front counter with the plastic sleeve pulled down. Plastic sleeve pulled up during inspection. Single use items are to be stored protected from contamination. Corrected on-site. New violation. Observed low grout in kitchen floor, missing ceiling tiles in dining area, build up along floor and equipment in kitchen. New violation. Observed missing light shield in drive-thru window. New violation. Observed employee drink on food-prep surface with buns/bread. New violation.

La Quinta Inn (Food), 600 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan – was inspected Oct. 5 and received a score of 88-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed waffle batter dispensing at 64 F. Monitor to ensure 41 F or colder or provide plan and documentation for time as a public health control. Corrected on-site. Repeat violation. Observed employee food items located around consumer food in reach-in cooler. Employee food should be located away from consumer food. New violation.