Big Al's Grille & Sports Bar, 201 North Main Street, Blacksburg, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Big Al's Grille & Sports Bar
Address: 201 North Main Street, Blacksburg, Virginia
Total inspections: 9
Last inspection: Dec 10, 2008

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

  • 0140 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Improper handwashing procedures observed.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Open drink container of coffee observed in the food preparation area.
December 10, 2008Routine20Details / Comments
  • 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Dented cans of gravy observed in the dry storage area.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0760 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The pork BBQ was not reheated to 165F within 2 hours to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
  • 0960 2 - Corrected During Inspection The food contact surface of the container used for sloppy joe is not durable, nonabsorbent, easily cleanable, resistant to pitting.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 2020 - Corrected During Inspection Plates and other utensils were found handled, displayed or dispensed with the food or lip-contact surface facing upward.
  • 3180 - Floor wall junctures throughout the kitchen area were observed to have an accumulations of food debris and noted need of cleaning.
November 20, 2007Routine25Details / Comments
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the upstairs kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in basement not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
January 31, 2007Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 09, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0480 - Corrected During Inspection Unlabeled food containers.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Ice Scoop stored on top of the dusty ice bin.
  • 1320 - Thermometer in the center preparation table refrigeration unit was not properly working.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 3180 - Blinds behind the microwave noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3200 - Vent filters in the hood system are not being maintained in a clean condition.
January 11, 2006Routine16Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Uncovered employee drink stored on shelf (next to can opener). In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0570 - There were multiple towels stored on prep. surfaces with no sanitizer available. Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) deli meats & sour cream in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
November 30, 2004Follow-up21Details / Comments
  • 3660 - There is no permit for the facility outside of this permitted facility, see Notice of Violation dated 8/23/2004. A copy of the letter was provided at time of this inspection. Establishment operating without a valid permit.
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Barbecue hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced cheeses & ricotta cheeses in the refrigeration units are not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the 3-dr superior coolers (wet towels) are not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment (unpermitted facility behind permitted facility) is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs in the basement are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 0300 - Critical Sushi is not an approved menu item. Sushi being prepared and served in the establishment may not from an approved commercial food source.
  • 0450 - Critical The person-in-charge (PIC) observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food (preparing salads and bread) with their bare hands.
  • 0160 - Critical The Person-in-charge (PIC) failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after playing pool or after engaging in any activity which may have contaminated his/her hands.
  • 1560 - Repeat There is a floor mounted coke coolers that are not elevated off the floor or sealed to the floor. A cleaning hazard exists.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single-service items were found stored under exposed plumbing and on the floor in the basement.
  • 0610 - Food (chips) stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination (under exposed plumbing in the basement). There were over 50 cases of beer stored on the floor in the basement.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor ceiling material located in the basement (bare wood) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor floor material located in the basement (bare concrete) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor wall material located in the basement (bare concrete) does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent.
September 21, 2004Routine58Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 22, 2003Critical Procedures00Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Ribs in bucket in basement thawing, cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0790 - Improper methods used to thaw ribs in bucket in basement.
  • 2260 - Critical Observed a hose attached to a faucet fixture in the service sink in the basement. The hose extended below the flood rim level of the sink basin.
  • 3330 - Critical Working containers of glass cleaner are not properly labeled.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of brass cleaner (stored next to single-service items) are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 0060 - Critical The Person-in-charge did not successfully pass the foodservice demonstration of knowledge test.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the handsink in kitchen.
  • 1530 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 3180 - Plastic glass shelf on the bar shelves and the bottom shelf in the homestyle freezer next to the handsink noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the milk and beer coolers at the bar and the thermometer in the prep. cooler was broken.
  • 0520 - Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food (beer at bar) is also for drink ice or used as food.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the small homestyle freezer in the basement is damaged.
  • 1570 - Drain tube for soda gun holder was missing and located directly over ice bin.
  • 1560 - There is a floor mounted homestyle freezers and coolers that are not elevated off the floor or sealed to the floor. A cleaning hazard exists.
  • 2790 - The indoor floor material located in the basement does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
  • 2790 - The indoor wall material and barewood shelves located in the basement does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 2790 - The indoor ceiling material located in the basement does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 3290 - Mops and brooms noted to be stored in such a way that it is contaminating bottled drinks in the basement.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination (opened bags in the basement).
March 31, 2003Routine511Details / Comments

December 10, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
It is recommended that the person in charge take an approved food safety class. Call Sarah Burkett for class information at 980-7761.

November 20, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
It is recommended that the person in charge take an approved food safety class. Call Sarah Burkett at 980-7761 for class information. Notice of Food Regulations changes were given to the person in charge.

January 31, 2007 (Routine)


Violations:

March 09, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Recommend that the person in charge take an approved food safety class. Contact Sarah Burkett for more information at : 540-980-7761.

January 11, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Recommend that the person in charge take an approved food safety class. Check with the Montgomery county Health Department for scheduling.

November 30, 2004 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
Notes- if the variance for raw/ undercooked items is not received by 12/15/04, the facility must discontinue service until a variance is approved; Submit plan materials by Friday 12/03/04, otherwise further action may be required.

September 21, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Notes- Person-in-charge (PIC) passed the foodservice demonstration of knowledge test, recommended a temperature log due to the large number of coolers & freezers, discussed proper handwashing techniques. Submit scaled floor plans, menu, equipment spec. sheets, plan review fee, etc. if additional facilities are desired to be permitted..

April 22, 2003 (Critical Procedures)

Comments:
note- violations corrected from previous inspection (3-31-03):
criticals- 0820, 0790, 2260, 3330, 3340
non-criticals- 3030, 1530, 1320, 0520, 1570, 3290, 2000
note- all exterior doors must remain closed
note- ice scoop must remain in ice bin with handle up to prevent contamination

March 31, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Note- All potentially hazardous foods (PHF) that are ready to eat (RTE) must be labeled with a prep. date and discard date. All PHF that is RTE maintained between 42-45 degrees F must be discarded within 4 days, and if maintained at 41 degrees F or below must be discarded within 7 days.

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