A & A Seafood, 3126 High Street, Portsmouth, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: A & A Seafood
Address: 3126 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
Phone: (757) 393-1928
Total inspections: 23
Last inspection: Aug 24, 2009

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  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted food deposits or other soil on the following food and non-food contact surfaces: interior of reach-in refrigerators and shelving in the proximity of the fish scaling operation
August 24, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: hood filters and fish scales and dirt and debris on shelving, flooring and walls.
  • 3090 - Ventilation is not sufficient over newly installed fryer to keep kitchen free of excessive smoke and fumes
April 28, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 3180 - Walls, floors, shelving, sinks and prep tables noted in need of cleaning of fish scales.
December 12, 2008Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical flounder, fish, crabs cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: throughout kitchen and work area.
July 30, 2008Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1180 - The food temperature measuring device (degrees F) is not accurate.
  • 1770 B - Mold growing on metal guide plate inside ice machine. Outside of ice machine very dusty and dirty.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: walls and equipment around fish cleaning station.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front fish cleaning area.
January 31, 2008Routine05Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food spices stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Crab meat egg roll @ 126.F on table noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Cole slaw @ 54.F, crab on shell @ 53.F and shrimp kabobs @ 54.F cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1100 - The ice scoop is damaged is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1450 - Frigidaire unit holding at 53.F.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (side metal door is not self-closing).
  • 3045 - Repeat The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
  • 3660 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
May 03, 2007Routine28Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Homemade tartar sauce @ 71.F cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3045 - Repeat The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible at front hansink.
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3250 - Repeat Toilet room doors are being kept open
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleansersstored with 3-in-one oil hense is not stored separately from insecticides or rodenticides.
  • 3660 - Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
January 24, 2007Routine--Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Observed the following food in stainless steel reach-in was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: shrimp.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food (cooked crabs in walk-in) stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Homemade tartar sauce @ 71.F cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recyclables has no drain plug.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in the main walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not tight fitting. and/or provided with a self- closing door
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front area.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of clorex bleach and dishwashing soap are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items (in sanitizer section of three-compartment sink)
August 29, 2006Routine28Details / Comments
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in main walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2930 - Repeat Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (side door is notself-closing.).
  • 3250 - Repeat Toilet room doors are being kept open
July 17, 2006Follow-up03Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils (icemaker).
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Shrimp @ 59.F and homemade tartar sauce @ 76.F cold holding at improper temperatures on drainboard and prep table.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the stainless steel refrigerator and chest freezers.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (side door not self-closing.).
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the front area.
  • 3180 - Ceiling vent in corner over two basin prep sink noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3250 - Repeat Toilet room doors are being kept open
  • 3300 - Corrected During Inspection Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment STP automotive brake fluid.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleansers not stored separately from maintenance items (WD40).
April 28, 2006Routine37Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: shrimp.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
  • 1100 - Repeat The food contact surface of the shelving in reefer by cookline (rusty)and chest freezers have ice build-up and is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the walls and floor of main walk-in has accumulations of grime and debris (odor present).
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the prep area.
  • 3180 - Wall vent over dry fish seasonings in the front aeea noted in need of cleaning.
January 27, 2006Routine06Details / Comments
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the refrigeration unit by cookline is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned (rusty).
  • 3180 - Ceiling vent over multi-compartment sinks noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3250 - Toilet room doors are being kept open
  • 3270 - Some flies inside establishment.
October 18, 2005Routine04Details / Comments
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 2930 - Repeat Side door by refrigerator not self-closing; outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
July 07, 2005Follow-up03Details / Comments
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 2930 - Repeat Side door not self-closing; outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
July 07, 2005Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the microwave has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 1880 - Critical The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: microwave.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in walk-in reefer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 2930 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Front door blocked opened and side door not self-closing; outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 3180 - Wall around prep and hand sink noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3270 - Repeat Some flies present inside facility.
  • 3660 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
May 03, 2005Routine18Details / Comments
  • 1100 - Repeat The food contact surface of the chest freezers and refrigeration shelving (rusty) is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the prep area.
  • 3180 - Repeat Walk-in reefers floor tank (odor present) noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3250 - Corrected During Inspection Toilet room doors are being kept open
  • 3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
January 19, 2005Routine05Details / Comments
  • 3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained
  • 0450 - Critical Ice scoop without a handle.
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Some flies in prep area.
  • 1100 - Shelving in reach-in unit by side door rusty (not smooth, easily cleanable).
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1170 - Ventilation hood filters are unclean.
  • 3300 - Repeat Rollerskates stored next to cracker meal.
  • 2930 - Repeat Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 3180 - Repeat Wall around handbasin and walk-in flooring is unclean (empty floor tanks).
October 19, 2004Routine29Details / Comments
  • 3660 - Repeat Health permit not posted in public view.
  • 1100 - Interior of walk-in unit (front) wall not smooth, easily cleanable (rusty) under compressor unit, also grills of compressor unit rusty. Fish case has cardboard present by flounders not smooth, easily cleanable.
  • 3260 - Apron hanging and fish case.
  • 1880 - Critical Interior of ice maker unit unclean.
  • 0820 - Critical Mayonaisse and slaw dressing in tubs above required 41.F (cold holding temperature).
February 02, 2004Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0340 - Critical Walk-in units not holding required 41.F at time of inspection.
  • 2930 - Repeat Metal side door not self-closing.
  • 3030 - Repeat Handtowel dispenser empty in prep and restroom areas.
  • 3660 - Repeat Current health not posted for public view.
  • 3300 - Personal equipment (rollerskates improperly stored in walk-in unit by single-serve articles).
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Flies present in prep area.
  • 3180 - Flooring in prep area unclean.
  • 2890 - Light bulb unshielded in main walk-in.
  • 1800 - Deep fryer units unclean (between fryers).
October 16, 2003Routine27Details / Comments
  • 0520 - Wiping cloths not in sanitizer.
  • 3180 - Walk-in unit floor unclean.
June 24, 2003Follow-up02Details / Comments
  • 0790 - Shrimp improperly thawing in standing water at two-compartment sink.
  • 0240 - Repeat All food prep staff required to wera hair restraints.
  • 0340 - Critical Shrimp and mayo above required 41.F refrigeration holding temperature.
  • 3045 - Repeat Handwashing sign required at prep handsink.
  • 0620 - Food products on floor in walk-in freezer unit.
  • 3170 - Repeat China top to toilet in employee's restroom removed.
  • 3180 - Flooring of walk-in freezere unclean.
  • 1800 - Repeat Exterior of white upright refrigerator unit by cookline unclean.
  • 1880 - Repeat Interior of white reach-in unit by cookline unclean.
  • 0690 - Plants stored over ketcup and mustard bottles.
May 01, 2003Follow-up19Details / Comments
  • 3660 - Current health not posted for public view.
  • 2930 - Repeat Front and side doors wide open.
  • 3270 - Critical Flies present inside establishment.
  • 0610 - Food stored on food in walk-ins and at prep table (front).
  • 0820 - Critical Deviled crabs on table at 112.F.
  • 0470 - Critical Uncovered food products in walk-in unit.
  • 1880 - Repeat Interior surfaces of white reach-in unit by cookline unclean.
  • 1800 - Exterior surfaces of white reach-in unit unclean.
  • 2310 - Critical Handwashing sink blocked with pan in prep area.
  • 3170 - China lid to toilet removed.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths at prep table not stored in sanitizer.
  • 0240 - Repeat Operator without a hair restraint while handling food.
  • 3030 - Repeat No hand towels at prep and restroom handsinks.
  • 3045 - Repeat Handwashing sign required at prep handsink.
April 30, 2003Routine410Details / Comments
  • 3300 - Power steerinmg fluid stored with toxic products, unneccessary for operation of seafood sales.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloth near cookline not stored in sanitizer.
  • 2790 - Walk-in refrigerator walls not smooth, easily cleanable (rusty).
  • 3030 - Repeat Hand towel dispenser empty in restroom.
  • 3045 - Sign at handsink required informing employee's to wash hands.
January 06, 2003Routine05Details / Comments

August 24, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted food deposits or other soil on the following food and non-food contact surfaces: interior of reach-in refrigerators and shelving in the proximity of the fish scaling operation
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.

April 28, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: hood filters and fish scales and dirt and debris on shelving, flooring and walls.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • 3090 - Ventilation is not sufficient over newly installed fryer to keep kitchen free of excessive smoke and fumes
    Provide mechanical ventilation that is sufficient enough to keep rooms free of excessive heat, steam, condensation, vapors, obnoxious odors, smoke and fumes

December 12, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 3180 - Walls, floors, shelving, sinks and prep tables noted in need of cleaning of fish scales.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.

July 30, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical flounder, fish, crabs cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Cold hold potentially hazardous food at 41F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: throughout kitchen and work area.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.

January 31, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1180 - The food temperature measuring device (degrees F) is not accurate.
    Provide a temperature measuring device that is accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the intended range of use.
  • 1770 B - Mold growing on metal guide plate inside ice machine. Outside of ice machine very dusty and dirty.
    Clean inside and outside of ice machine
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: walls and equipment around fish cleaning station.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front fish cleaning area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials

May 03, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0570 - Repeat Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
    Use clean wet wiping cloths for wiping spills from food-contact and nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment. Store wet wiping in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food spices stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Crab meat egg roll @ 126.F on table noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
    Cool potentially hazardous foods prepared from ingredients at ambient temperature to 41F or below within 4 hours. A longer time for cooling allows an ideal situation for bacterial growth. This has been shown to be the major contributing factor in many foodborne illnesses. Operator refrigerated egg rolls.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Cole slaw @ 54.F, crab on shell @ 53.F and shrimp kabobs @ 54.F cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41F (45F) or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Foods transfered to walk-in.
  • 1100 - The ice scoop is damaged is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
    Replace the scoop to provide a food contact surface that is smooth and easily cleanable, free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, pits, sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices to prevent buildup of food debris.
  • 1450 - Frigidaire unit holding at 53.F.
    Discontinue storing potentially hazardous foods until unit maintains 41.F or below, adjust unit as needed and keep door closed.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
    Install a covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (side metal door is not self-closing).
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 3045 - Repeat The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
    Provide a sign/poster that is clearly visible to all employees
  • 3660 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
    Post the permit in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the establishment.

January 24, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Homemade tartar sauce @ 71.F cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41F (45F) or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 3045 - Repeat The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible at front hansink.
    Provide a sign/poster that is clearly visible to all employees
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
    Wet use maintenance items such as mops must be hung in a position that allows them to air dry so they are not allowed to grow contamination which can then be spread through the establishment at the next use.
  • 3250 - Repeat Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleansersstored with 3-in-one oil hense is not stored separately from insecticides or rodenticides.
    Store detergents, sanitizers, related cleaning or drying agents and caustics, acids, polishes and other chemicals separately from insecticides and rodenticides.
  • 3660 - Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
    Post the permit in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the establishment.
Comments:
Walk-in not functional fish stored on ice. Discontinue storage of potentially hazardous foods until unit can maintain 41.F or below.

August 29, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Observed the following food in stainless steel reach-in was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: shrimp.
    Store food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
    Use clean wet wiping cloths for wiping spills from food-contact and nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment. Store wet wiping in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food (cooked crabs in walk-in) stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Homemade tartar sauce @ 71.F cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41F (45F) or below.
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recyclables has no drain plug.
    Replace the drain plug to the refuse container.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in the main walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not tight fitting. and/or provided with a self- closing door
    Provide toilet room door that is tight fitting. Completely enclosed toilet facilities minimize the potential for the spread of disease by the movement of flies and other insects between the toilet facility and food preparation areas.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
    Provide a sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands at all handwashing lavatories used by food employees.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of clorex bleach and dishwashing soap are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items (in sanitizer section of three-compartment sink)
    Containers of bleach and dishwashing soap must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.

July 17, 2006 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in main walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 2930 - Repeat Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (side door is notself-closing.).
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 3250 - Repeat Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
Comments:
Permit issued.

April 28, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils (icemaker).
    Employees may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of (1) The employee's hands (2) The container and (3) Exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Shrimp @ 59.F and homemade tartar sauce @ 76.F cold holding at improper temperatures on drainboard and prep table.
    Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41F (45F) or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the stainless steel refrigerator and chest freezers.
    Provide a temperature measuring device in all hot or cold holding equipment used to store potentially hazardous foods so that employees can routinely monitor the ambient air temperature.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (side door not self-closing.).
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the front area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3180 - Ceiling vent in corner over two basin prep sink noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 3250 - Repeat Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
  • 3300 - Corrected During Inspection Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment STP automotive brake fluid.
    Remove all unnecessary items from the facility. The presence of unnecessary articles, including equipment which is no longer used, makes regular and effective cleaning more difficult and less likely. It can also provide harborage for insects and rodents.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleansers not stored separately from maintenance items (WD40).
    Store detergents, sanitizers, related cleaning or drying agents and caustics, acids, polishes and other chemicals separately from maintenance items.
Comments:
Permit expires 6/30/06.

January 27, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: shrimp.
    Store food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
    Use clean wet wiping cloths for wiping spills from food-contact and nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment. Store wet wiping in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1100 - Repeat The food contact surface of the shelving in reefer by cookline (rusty)and chest freezers have ice build-up and is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
    Repair or replace the shelving and de-frost freezers to provide a food contact surface that is smooth and easily cleanable, free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, pits, sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices to prevent buildup of food debris.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the walls and floor of main walk-in has accumulations of grime and debris (odor present).
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the prep area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3180 - Wall vent over dry fish seasonings in the front aeea noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
Comments:
Informed ice from icemaker not used for human consumption. No hot holding present.

October 18, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the refrigeration unit by cookline is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned (rusty).
    Repair or replace the shelving to provide a food contact surface that is smooth and easily cleanable, free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, pits, sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices to prevent buildup of food debris.
  • 3180 - Ceiling vent over multi-compartment sinks noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 3250 - Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
  • 3270 - Some flies inside establishment.
    Protect all outer openings and use effective fly conntrol measures.

July 07, 2005 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
    Provide a self-closer for the toilet room door. Completely enclosed toilet facilities minimize the potential for the spread of disease by the movement of flies and other insects between the toilet facility and food preparation areas.
  • 2930 - Repeat Side door by refrigerator not self-closing; outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
Comments:
Permit issued.

July 07, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
    Provide a self-closer for the toilet room door. Completely enclosed toilet facilities minimize the potential for the spread of disease by the movement of flies and other insects between the toilet facility and food preparation areas.
  • 2930 - Repeat Side door not self-closing; outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
Comments:
Permit issued.

May 03, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the microwave has accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 1880 - Critical The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: microwave.
    After cleaning and rinsing of the food-contact surface, the surface shall be effectively sanitized.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in walk-in reefer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
    Provide a self-closer for the toilet room door. Completely enclosed toilet facilities minimize the potential for the spread of disease by the movement of flies and other insects between the toilet facility and food preparation areas.
  • 2930 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Front door blocked opened and side door not self-closing; outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 3180 - Wall around prep and hand sink noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 3270 - Repeat Some flies present inside facility.
    Protect all outer openings and use effective fly control measures.
  • 3660 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
    Post the permit in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the establishment.
Comments:
Note: Health permit expires 6/31/05.

January 19, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1100 - Repeat The food contact surface of the chest freezers and refrigeration shelving (rusty) is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
    remove rust from shelving to provide a food contact surface that is smooth and easily cleanable, free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, pits, sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices to prevent buildup of food debris.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the prep area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3180 - Repeat Walk-in reefers floor tank (odor present) noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 3250 - Corrected During Inspection Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
  • 3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
    Post the permit in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the establishment.

October 19, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
    Post the permit in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the establishment.
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained
    Keep handwashing facilities clean and maintained to encourage proper handwashing.
  • 0450 - Critical Ice scoop without a handle.
    Corrected.
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Some flies in prep area.
    Secure all outer opening s and use effective fly control measures.
  • 1100 - Shelving in reach-in unit by side door rusty (not smooth, easily cleanable).
    Restore smooth surfaces or replace.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1170 - Ventilation hood filters are unclean.
    Remove and thoroughly clean filters.
  • 3300 - Repeat Rollerskates stored next to cracker meal.
    Corrected.
  • 2930 - Repeat Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 3180 - Repeat Wall around handbasin and walk-in flooring is unclean (empty floor tanks).
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.

February 02, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3660 - Repeat Health permit not posted in public view.
    Corrected.
  • 1100 - Interior of walk-in unit (front) wall not smooth, easily cleanable (rusty) under compressor unit, also grills of compressor unit rusty. Fish case has cardboard present by flounders not smooth, easily cleanable.
    Remove rust from grills and walls (re-paint as needed) and remove cardboard from fish case.
  • 3260 - Apron hanging and fish case.
    Corrected.
  • 1880 - Critical Interior of ice maker unit unclean.
    Clean and sanitize surfaces.
  • 0820 - Critical Mayonaisse and slaw dressing in tubs above required 41.F (cold holding temperature).
    Corrected.

October 16, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0340 - Critical Walk-in units not holding required 41.F at time of inspection.
    Owner called service technician-fish stored in walk-in are iced but shall maintain 41.F or below move to holding unit if temperature rises above 41.F standard.
  • 2930 - Repeat Metal side door not self-closing.
    Install door regulator for door to operate properly.
  • 3030 - Repeat Handtowel dispenser empty in prep and restroom areas.
    Corrected.
  • 3660 - Repeat Current health not posted for public view.
    Post current health permit issued 6/03.
  • 3300 - Personal equipment (rollerskates improperly stored in walk-in unit by single-serve articles).
    Corrected.
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Flies present in prep area.
    Use effective pest control measures and maintain self-closing doors.
  • 3180 - Flooring in prep area unclean.
    Clean floor using dustless method.
  • 2890 - Light bulb unshielded in main walk-in.
    Install light globe (glass) or shatter-proof bulb.
  • 1800 - Deep fryer units unclean (between fryers).
    Clean and sanitize surfaces.

June 24, 2003 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0520 - Wiping cloths not in sanitizer.
    Corrected.
  • 3180 - Walk-in unit floor unclean.

May 01, 2003 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0790 - Shrimp improperly thawing in standing water at two-compartment sink.
    Corrected.
  • 0240 - Repeat All food prep staff required to wera hair restraints.
    Corrected.
  • 0340 - Critical Shrimp and mayo above required 41.F refrigeration holding temperature.
    Corrected.
  • 3045 - Repeat Handwashing sign required at prep handsink.
    Corrected.
  • 0620 - Food products on floor in walk-in freezer unit.
    Corrected.
  • 3170 - Repeat China top to toilet in employee's restroom removed.
    Replace lid-recommend replacement with non-breakable plastic lid.
  • 3180 - Flooring of walk-in freezere unclean.
    Corrected.
  • 1800 - Repeat Exterior of white upright refrigerator unit by cookline unclean.
    Clean and sanitize surfaces.
  • 1880 - Repeat Interior of white reach-in unit by cookline unclean.
    Clean and sanitize surfaces.
  • 0690 - Plants stored over ketcup and mustard bottles.
    Corrected.
Comments:
Copy of current health permit provided-expires 6/30/03..

April 30, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3660 - Current health not posted for public view.
    Will print and issue another permit.
  • 2930 - Repeat Front and side doors wide open.
    Corrected.
  • 3270 - Critical Flies present inside establishment.
    Keep doors self-closing and use effective fly control measures.
  • 0610 - Food stored on food in walk-ins and at prep table (front).
    Store mininum 6" off of flooring.
  • 0820 - Critical Deviled crabs on table at 112.F.
    Reheat to 165.F immediately and maintain minimum hot holding temperature of 140.F or refrigerate at 40.f or below.
  • 0470 - Critical Uncovered food products in walk-in unit.
    Corrected.
  • 1880 - Repeat Interior surfaces of white reach-in unit by cookline unclean.
    Clean and sanitize surfaces.
  • 1800 - Exterior surfaces of white reach-in unit unclean.
    Clean and sanitize surfaces.
  • 2310 - Critical Handwashing sink blocked with pan in prep area.
    Corrected.
  • 3170 - China lid to toilet removed.
    Replace lid.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths at prep table not stored in sanitizer.
    Corrected.
  • 0240 - Repeat Operator without a hair restraint while handling food.
    Corrected.
  • 3030 - Repeat No hand towels at prep and restroom handsinks.
    Corrected.
  • 3045 - Repeat Handwashing sign required at prep handsink.
    Post sign instructing employees to wash hands.

January 06, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3300 - Power steerinmg fluid stored with toxic products, unneccessary for operation of seafood sales.
    Corrected.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloth near cookline not stored in sanitizer.
    Corrected.
  • 2790 - Walk-in refrigerator walls not smooth, easily cleanable (rusty).
    Remove rust and re-paint surfaces under compressor.
  • 3030 - Repeat Hand towel dispenser empty in restroom.
    Corrected.
  • 3045 - Sign at handsink required informing employee's to wash hands.
    Post appropriate sign.
Comments:
Note: no potentially hazarsdous foods stored in walk-in refrigerator holding 57.F at time of inspection.

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