Atkins Diner, 5315 Lee Hwy., Atkins, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Atkins Diner
Address: 5315 Lee Hwy., Atkins, Virginia
Total inspections: 7
Last inspection: Dec 10, 2008

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1720 - Repeat A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor wall juncture in the back room is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not tight fitting. and/or provided with a self- closing door
December 10, 2008Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0960 1 - Critical The food contact surface of the plastic storage containers are not safe - plastic storage containers that are not food contact are being utilized for direct contact storage of food items.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Pepsi Refrigerator.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1950 - Clothing other than the linens used in the operation of the food service operation are being washed at the on-site laundry facility.
  • 2250 - There is no utility sink or curbed cleaning facility designed for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tools and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid wastes - the utility sink was disconnected.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor wall juncture in the back room is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
December 19, 2007Routine16Details / Comments
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the storage shelves are not nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1570 - Repeat Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises.
  • 2520 - Critical A direct connection exists between the drain line of the ice machine and the sewer system.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor floor material located at the ramp to the rest rooms does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent. The ramp has open spaces between the boards.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor wall junctures in the back room where the ice machine, utility sink, etc. are located are not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
  • 3170 - Repeat The wall behind the utility sink is not maintained in good repair. The wall was removed down to the studs, when repairing the utility sink.
June 28, 2006Routine15Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0570 - Repeat Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
  • 1530 - Repeat There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - Repeat Therometer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Warmer - crevices & hard to get areas.Clean exhaust good.
  • 1860 - Repeat A distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing of utensils and equipment was not observed.
  • 2180 - Critical Repeat The plumbing system serving this food service facility has not been designed, constructed, and installed according to the Plumbing Code. Mop sink
  • 2620 - Repeat There are cardboard boxes used to collect food-laden wastes.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor wall material located under sink & at mop sink (raw wood) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent Needs to be painted or sealed.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor and wall juncture - installed behind cooking area along wall & wherever missing - ice machine area.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 3170 - Repeat Wall - finish out & repair wall behind stove & mop sink area. Mop sink area must be smooth & cleanable. No duct tape. Cover holes in wall Caulk or trim out along ceiling & door in restrooms.
November 04, 2005Follow-up210Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0570 - Improper use of wet wiping cloths.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - Therometer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Warmer - crevices & hard to get areas.Clean exhaust good.
  • 1860 - A distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing of utensils and equipment was not observed.
  • 2180 - Critical The plumbing system serving this food service facility has not been designed, constructed, and installed according to the Plumbing Code. Mop sink
  • 2620 - There are cardboard boxes used to collect food-laden wastes.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor wall material located under sink & at mop sink (raw wood) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent Needs to be painted or sealed.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor and wall juncture - installed behind cooking area along wall & wherever missing - ice machine area.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 3170 - Repeat Wall - finish out & repair wall behind stove & mop sink area. Mop sink area must be smooth & cleanable. No duct tape. Cover holes in wall Caulk or trim out along ceiling & door in restrooms.
February 09, 2005Routine210Details / Comments
  • 0540 - Critical Food in contact with soiled equipment or utensils - high chair tray protected from contamination - child's eating surface.
  • 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration. Observed wiping cloths -store in bleach water between use.
  • 3170 - Floor - repair tiles (replace missing tiles ) @ 3 compartment sink - handsink & behind equipment.
  • 2790 - The indoor floor material located at @mop sink does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable and easily cleanable carpet and nonabsorbent
  • 2830 - Floor and wall juncture in installed behind cooking area along the wall is not sealed.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
June 19, 2003Routine24Details / Comments
  • 0540 - Critical Food in contact with soiled equipment or utensils - high chair tray protected from contamination - child's eating surface.
  • 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration. Observed wiping cloths -store in bleach water between use.
  • 3170 - Floor - repair tiles (replace missing tiles ) @ 3 compartment sink - handsink & behind equipment.
  • 2790 - The indoor floor material located at @mop sink does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable and easily cleanable carpet and nonabsorbent
  • 2830 - Floor and wall juncture in installed behind cooking area along the wall is not sealed.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
June 19, 2003Routine24Details / Comments

December 10, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
    Obtain at least one food temperature measuring device so employees can properly monitor the temperature of food items in the establishment.
  • 1720 - Repeat A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
    Use a @SANITIZING AGENT@ chemical test kit to ensure the sanitizing solution is maintained at the proper solution.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor wall juncture in the back room is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
    Cove floor wall juncture to no larger than a 1/32 inch space.
  • 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.
Comments:
Discussed Employee Health Policy, food handling and temperatures.

December 19, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
    Ensure all employees wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, beard restraints, and clothing that covers body hair, that are designed and worn to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • 0960 1 - Critical The food contact surface of the plastic storage containers are not safe - plastic storage containers that are not food contact are being utilized for direct contact storage of food items.
    Replace the plastic storage containers to permit easy cleaning and prevent the migration of deleterious substances, or transference of colors, odors, or tastes to food - utilize food grade plastic containers for re-use.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Pepsi Refrigerator.
    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 - for refrigeration place thermometer in the warmest part of the units.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
    Use a @SANITIZING AGENT@ chemical test kit to ensure the sanitizing solution is maintained at the proper solution.
  • 1950 - Clothing other than the linens used in the operation of the food service operation are being washed at the on-site laundry facility.
    Discontinue laundering of any linens other than table cloths, cloth napkins, cloth gloves, work garments and wiping cloths used in the operation of the food service on premises.
  • 2250 - There is no utility sink or curbed cleaning facility designed for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tools and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid wastes - the utility sink was disconnected.
    Install a utility sink or curbed cleaning facility designed for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tools and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid wastes. Prior to installing additional plumbing fixtures the permit holder must apply and gain approval through the necessary regulatory agencies.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor wall juncture in the back room is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
    Cove floor wall juncture to no larger than a 1/32 inch space.

June 28, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the storage shelves are not nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
    Nonfood contact equipment that is exposed to splash, spillage, food soiling, or requires frequent cleaning must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent.
  • 1570 - Repeat Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises.
    Remove any unused or non-functioning equipment from the premises. Move unused equipment to storage area in back. The unused and non-functioning equipment that belongs to the buildings owner can be moved to the separate storage room or removed from the premises. Do not accumlate the equipment outside.
  • 2520 - Critical A direct connection exists between the drain line of the ice machine and the sewer system.
    Eliminate the direct connection between the sewer line and the cited equipment.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor floor material located at the ramp to the rest rooms does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent. The ramp has open spaces between the boards.
    Refinish or replace the floor material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor wall junctures in the back room where the ice machine, utility sink, etc. are located are not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
    Cove floor wall juncture to no larger than a 1/32 inch space.
  • 3170 - Repeat The wall behind the utility sink is not maintained in good repair. The wall was removed down to the studs, when repairing the utility sink.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities. Replace the wall so that the wall is smooth, nonabsorbent and cleanable.

November 04, 2005 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
    Ensure all employees wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, beard restraints, and clothing that covers body hair, that are designed and worn to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • 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.
  • 1530 - Repeat There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Obtain a test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level. Chlorine test kit was provided.
  • 1570 - Repeat Therometer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
    Replace therometer to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the @EQUIPMENT@, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Warmer - crevices & hard to get areas.Clean exhaust good.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 1860 - Repeat A distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing of utensils and equipment was not observed.
    Properly utilize the approved alternate manual warewashing method equivalent to a 3-compartment sink as listed in subparagraph 12 VAC 5-421-1460 C.
  • 2180 - Critical Repeat The plumbing system serving this food service facility has not been designed, constructed, and installed according to the Plumbing Code. Mop sink
    EHS will confer with his/her supervisor, determine scope of possible contamination of the water supply, and refer the matter to the building official's office.
  • 2620 - Repeat There are cardboard boxes used to collect food-laden wastes.
    Discontinue the use of absorbent materials as refuse containers.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor wall material located under sink & at mop sink (raw wood) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent Needs to be painted or sealed.
    Refinish or replace the wall material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor and wall juncture - installed behind cooking area along wall & wherever missing - ice machine area.
    Seal floor and wall juncture in rooms where water flush cleaning methods are used.
  • 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.
  • 3170 - Repeat Wall - finish out & repair wall behind stove & mop sink area. Mop sink area must be smooth & cleanable. No duct tape. Cover holes in wall Caulk or trim out along ceiling & door in restrooms.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

February 09, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
    Ensure all employees wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, beard restraints, and clothing that covers body hair, that are designed and worn to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • 0570 - 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.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Obtain a test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level. Chlorine test kit was provided.
  • 1570 - Therometer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
    Replace therometer to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the @EQUIPMENT@, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Warmer - crevices & hard to get areas.Clean exhaust good.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 1860 - A distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing of utensils and equipment was not observed.
    Properly utilize the approved alternate manual warewashing method equivalent to a 3-compartment sink as listed in subparagraph 12 VAC 5-421-1460 C.
  • 2180 - Critical The plumbing system serving this food service facility has not been designed, constructed, and installed according to the Plumbing Code. Mop sink
    EHS will confer with his/her supervisor, determine scope of possible contamination of the water supply, and refer the matter to the building official's office.
  • 2620 - There are cardboard boxes used to collect food-laden wastes.
    Discontinue the use of absorbent materials as refuse containers.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor wall material located under sink & at mop sink (raw wood) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent Needs to be painted or sealed.
    Refinish or replace the wall material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor and wall juncture - installed behind cooking area along wall & wherever missing - ice machine area.
    Seal floor and wall juncture in rooms where water flush cleaning methods are used.
  • 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.
  • 3170 - Repeat Wall - finish out & repair wall behind stove & mop sink area. Mop sink area must be smooth & cleanable. No duct tape. Cover holes in wall Caulk or trim out along ceiling & door in restrooms.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

June 19, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0540 - Critical Food in contact with soiled equipment or utensils - high chair tray protected from contamination - child's eating surface.
    Use only cleaned and sanitized utensils or equipment during food preparation.
  • 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration. Observed wiping cloths -store in bleach water between use.
    Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 25 parts per million when the pH is at 10 or less and the water temperature is at 120F.
  • 3170 - Floor - repair tiles (replace missing tiles ) @ 3 compartment sink - handsink & behind equipment.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 2790 - The indoor floor material located at @mop sink does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable and easily cleanable carpet and nonabsorbent
    Refinish or replace the floor material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable and nonabsorbent
  • 2830 - Floor and wall juncture in installed behind cooking area along the wall is not sealed.
    Seal floor and wall juncture in rooms where water flush cleaning methods are used.
  • 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.

June 19, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0540 - Critical Food in contact with soiled equipment or utensils - high chair tray protected from contamination - child's eating surface.
    Use only cleaned and sanitized utensils or equipment during food preparation.
  • 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration. Observed wiping cloths -store in bleach water between use.
    Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 25 parts per million when the pH is at 10 or less and the water temperature is at 120F.
  • 3170 - Floor - repair tiles (replace missing tiles ) @ 3 compartment sink - handsink & behind equipment.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 2790 - The indoor floor material located at @mop sink does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable and easily cleanable carpet and nonabsorbent
    Refinish or replace the floor material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable and nonabsorbent
  • 2830 - Floor and wall juncture in installed behind cooking area along the wall is not sealed.
    Seal floor and wall juncture in rooms where water flush cleaning methods are used.
  • 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.

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