Alex. Community Shelter/Substance, 2355-B Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Alex. Community Shelter/Substance
Address: 2355-B Mill Rd, Alexandria, Virginia
Total inspections: 23
Last inspection: Jul 2, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

  • 3-501.15(A) - The following methods used for cooling were not adequate to facilitate cooling of the product from 135F to 41F within 6 hours:Ribs @ 98F and covered in walk-in refrigerator.
  • 6-501.110(A) - Corrected During Inspection Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided. Personal articles mixed with food/wares.
July 02, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
4-601.11A - Critical The evaporator in the walk-in cooler is dusty .March 10, 2009Routine10Details / Comments
  • 3-305.11A3 - Food boxes stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6" above the floor of the walk-in freezer.
  • 3-501.17B - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed cheese in the refrigeration unit was not properly date-marked after opening.
December 04, 2008Routine11Details / Comments
  • 3-501.17A - Critical The prepared, refrigerated RTE turkey loaf was held more than 24 hours is not properly date marked.
  • 4-502.11A1 - The gasket on the tray cooler (open-top) unit was was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing the equipment to be used as designed. The door gasket was held on with electrical tape.
August 29, 2008Routine11Details / Comments
  • 4-501.114A - Corrected During Inspection Critical No sanitizer in rag bucket
  • 4-501.11B - The interior of the ice machine was dusty and in need of cleaning.
  • 7-201.11B - Critical Container of insect spray was not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
May 29, 2008Routine21Details / Comments
6-501.11 - Front panel of the dishmachine housing gauges is in disrepair.February 22, 2008Routine01Details / Comments
  • 2-402.11 - Corrected During Inspection Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 3-501.16A2 - Critical PHF foods were being stored at room temperature prior to cooking. Ham was at 56 degrees F., mixed vegeetables were at 65 and sandwiches were at 45 degrees F.Stand-by meals were in walk-in refrigerator in closed insulated clam shell containers at 63, 65 and 77 degrees F.
August 28, 2007Routine11Details / Comments
  • 3-304.12A - Corrected During Inspection In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Knives observed being stored between equipment (between knife holder and wall)
  • 6-501.11 - 1. Outlet covers missing from wall behind prep table and slicer. Area difficult to clean due to opening/missing outlet covers. 2. Opening/crack observed in wall next to hand sink. 3. Three compartment sink not seal to wall. Caulking no longer in good repair/easy to clean.
April 06, 2007Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. December 21, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
5-103.11A1 - Critical The water source and system serving this food service establishment has been interrupted.December 18, 2006Routine10Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. August 18, 2006Routine00Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11A - 1. Top section of the dish washer not in good repair (deteriorating) 2. Broken sneeze guard observed at the front service counter.
  • 5-501.113B - Outside refuse container was uncovered and lids are missing.
  • 6-501.111D - Harborage conditions exist. A number of dead roaches observed on the floor under the dish washer.
April 27, 2006Routine03Details / Comments
6-202.11A - Repeat The light bulbs at the vent hood were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.December 30, 2005Routine01Details / Comments
6-202.11A - The light bulbs at the vent hood were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.September 22, 2005Routine01Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11B - Door gasket to the front line cooler observed torn and not in good repair.
  • 5-501.113B - Outside refuse container was uncovered. Lids to dumpster damaged and not in good repair.
  • 6-501.111D - 1. Dead roaches observed on the front line storage shelf. 2. Dead roaches observed on the floor behind the dish washer.
June 09, 2005Routine03Details / Comments
  • 2-401.11A - Critical An employee was eating an apple in the kitchen, where he/she may contaminate food, clean equipment, utensils or other items needing protection.
  • 4-202.11A1 - Critical Observed salad containers cracked.
March 04, 2005Routine20Details / Comments
  • 6-501.12A - Observed ventilation cover and ceiling soiled with accumulation of dust in the warewashing area.
  • 6-501.16 - Repeat Mops and brooms are not hung up to air dry.
  • 6-202.11A - The light bulb in the hood system was not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.
November 09, 2004Routine03Details / Comments
  • 2-402.11 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 6-501.16 - Mops and brooms are not hung up to air dry.
  • 3-202.15 - Critical Repeat Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service.
July 23, 2004Routine12Details / Comments
  • 3-304.14B2 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the following had accumulations of grime and debris: fanguards in the Walkin cooler.
  • 3-202.15 - Critical Observed one dented can of stewed tomatoes on a shelving unit.
  • 3-306.11 - The food on display (onions, condiments) is not protected from contamination.
April 16, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
  • 2-303.11 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 4-601.11A - Critical Can opener blade is soiled with debris.
  • 3-701.11A - Critical Observed few milk cartons with dates expired (1/4/04).
January 06, 2004Routine21Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. September 24, 2003Routine00Details / Comments
  • 5-205.15B1 - Plumbing connections at the 3-vat sink are leaking.
  • 3-304.14B2 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 6-501.16 - Mops and brooms are not hung up to air dry.
  • 4-202.16 - Milk crates used to elevate boxes off the floor inside the walk-in units.
  • 3-501.17A - Critical In conjunction with 3-501.17B: The prepared, refrigerated RTE foods such as sliced cheese, deli meat, tuna, chicken, potato, and pasta salads and the opened containers of commercially processed foods like mayonnaise and salad dressing held more than 24 hours is not properly date marked.
  • 6-301.14 - No sign or poster is provided at hand sinks reminding employee's to wash their hands often.
  • 4-501.11A - Service line milk and fruit refrigerator was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged (registering 50F).
  • 5-501.113B - Outside refuse container was uncovered.
  • 4-903.11B2 - Clean equipment and dish ware were observed stored uncovered or with the food contact surface facing upward.
  • 4-904.11C - Unwrapped single service items were provided at the consumer self-service counter.
June 16, 2003Routine19Details / Comments
  • 3-306.11 - Repeat Sneeze shield missing on front counter.
  • 3-501.16A1 - Critical Brussel Sprouts @68F, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots @ 86F.
March 17, 2003Routine11Details / Comments

July 02, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Working on the employee health policy.

March 10, 2009 (Routine)


Violation: 4-601.11A - Critical The evaporator in the walk-in cooler is dusty .
Clean evaporator in walk-in cooler.
Comments:
The staff was complemented on the good controls they have implemented for dating and FIFO.

December 04, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The above observations were discussed with the CFM's present. The temperature controls in this facility are particularly good.

August 29, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The above observations were discussed with the manager.

May 29, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The above observations were discussed wht the manager on duty.

February 22, 2008 (Routine)


Violation: 6-501.11 - Front panel of the dishmachine housing gauges is in disrepair.
Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

August 28, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The above obsrvations were discussed with the manager in charge and corrections were discussed.

April 06, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. There were no critical violation observed at the time of the inspection.
2. Please correct the remaining violation by the next routine inspection. (approximately 90 days)
3. Please conduct dusting detail to walls, equipment, exterior of equipment and others at the self service beverage station.
4. If you have any question, please contact me.

December 21, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a follow up inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. Hot water was restored on 12/18/06.
2. the overall facility in good condition.
3. If you have any question, please contact me.

December 18, 2006 (Routine)


Violation: 5-103.11A1 - Critical The water source and system serving this food service establishment has been interrupted.
Make repairs necessary to provide hot water for the establishment.
Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. The water heater must be repaired, before any food preparation can be conducted on site. please discontinue all food preparation at this time.
2. The dish washer is meeting the proper final rinse temperature of 180*F.
3. The facility has already prepared food for lunch. This is a residence facility, therefore, lunch can be served. The following are in place to serve lunch only - hand sanitizer in place, gloves in use and all equipment hot/cold is working properly. the facility will serve approximately 12-13 adults. The menu consist of bean soup, chicken wrap, baked potatoe and mixed vegetable. All foods have been prepared and place on hot holding equipment.
4. If the water heater is not repaired by dinner, the facility must provide another means of food service. No food preparation will be allowed, until the water heater has been repaired.
5. Please contact me once the water heater has been repaired. A follow up inspection will be conducted to verify repairs to the water heater and hot water is provided.
6. If you have any question, please contact me.

August 18, 2006 (Routine)

Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. There were no violation observed at the time of the inspection.
2. All violation sited on the previous inspection were corrected. The overall facility in good condition. Good food safety practice and good sanitation observed at the time of the inspection.
3. Please conduct the following: 1. Replace electrical outlet covers on the wall behind the prep table (back prep area). 2. Seal crack along wall next to hand washing sink (back prep area). 3. Replace bulb above prep table (back prep area). 4. Clean/dust vents throughout the facility.
4. If you have any question, please contact me.

April 27, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. Please remove dead roaches and clean/sanitize all areas properly. Pest control service currently being provided twice a month. Please monitor and provide service as needed to control pest.
2. There were no critical violation observed at the time of the inspection.
3. All noted violations must be corrected by the next routine inspection.
4. Please contact the City Solid Waste Department to provide lids for dumpster.
5. If you have any question, please contact me.
4. If

December 30, 2005 (Routine)


Violation: 6-202.11A - Repeat The light bulbs at the vent hood were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.
Light bulbs shall be shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant in areas where there is exposed food, clean equipment, utensils, and linens or unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. There were no critical violation observed at the time of the inspection.
2. Please correct the re-peated non-critical violation by the next routine inspection.
3. The overall facility in good condition. Good sanitation, good food handling practices, good food storage practices and well organized.
4. If you have any question, please contact me. Thank You !!! Happy Holidays !!!!!

September 22, 2005 (Routine)


Violation: 6-202.11A - The light bulbs at the vent hood were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.
Light bulbs shall be shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant in areas where there is exposed food, clean equipment, utensils, and linens or unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. There were no critical violation observed at the time of the inspection.
2. Please correct the noted non-critical violation by the next routine inspection. If you can not find a light shield, please install a shatter proof bulb.
3. The overall facility in good condition. Good food safety practice, good sanitation and well organized. Good job, Thank you.
4. If you have any question, please contact me.

June 09, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. Please contact your Professional pest control company for a follow up inspection.
2. Please correct all remaining violations by the next routine inspection.
3. Please use " use by date" or expiration date for all ready to eat foods held for more than twenty four (24) hours.
4. Clean floor drain under the three compartment sink.
5. If you have question, please contact me.

March 04, 2005 (Routine)


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November 09, 2004 (Routine)


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July 23, 2004 (Routine)


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April 16, 2004 (Routine)


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January 06, 2004 (Routine)


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September 24, 2003 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations observed today.

June 16, 2003 (Routine)


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March 17, 2003 (Routine)


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