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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Violation code

Inspection Date

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Details / Comments

  • 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)


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April 28, 2009 (Routine)


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December 12, 2008 (Routine)


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July 30, 2008 (Routine)


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January 31, 2008 (Routine)


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May 03, 2007 (Routine)


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January 24, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: 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)


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July 17, 2006 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
Permit issued.

April 28, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Permit expires 6/30/06.

January 27, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Informed ice from icemaker not used for human consumption. No hot holding present.

October 18, 2005 (Routine)


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July 07, 2005 (Follow-up)


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Permit issued.

July 07, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Permit issued.

May 03, 2005 (Routine)


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Note: Health permit expires 6/31/05.

January 19, 2005 (Routine)


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October 19, 2004 (Routine)


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February 02, 2004 (Routine)


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October 16, 2003 (Routine)


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June 24, 2003 (Follow-up)


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May 01, 2003 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
Copy of current health permit provided-expires 6/30/03..

April 30, 2003 (Routine)


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January 06, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Note: no potentially hazarsdous foods stored in walk-in refrigerator holding 57.F at time of inspection.

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