Brunetti's Restaurant, 9167 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Brunetti's Restaurant
Address: 9167 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Total inspections: 18
Last inspection: Apr 16, 2009

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  • 0140 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Improper handwashing procedures observed.
  • 0570 - Improper use of dry wiping cloths, observed used to dry food contact surfaces.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the following has accumulations of grime and debris:- wire racks in the walk in cooler- fan grid in the walk in cooler
April 16, 2009Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation. Observed multi tasking with gloves without washing hands before and after a new task and before glove use.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station located in the kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands.
December 17, 2008Risk Factor Assessment11Details / Comments
1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.September 22, 2008Risk Factor Assessment10Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Observed ice scoop stored on top of large ice machine.
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the card board located on the floor of the walk in cooler and on top of the shelf of the prep table is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
May 16, 2008Follow-up02Details / Comments
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Observed ice scoop stored on top of large ice machine.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the card board located on the floor of the walk in cooler and on top of the shelf of the prep table is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
May 12, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
0960 1 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The food contact surface of the paint brush is not safe.December 19, 2007Critical Procedures--Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. November 01, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0380 - Critical Repeat Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service. Observed dented can of tomatoes on can rack.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food is stored in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE). Observed a pan of Italian sausage stored on floor of walk in cooler under raw meat.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the walk in cooler. Observed container of onions under fan grid uncovered.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. Observed a cup being used as a scoop stored in bag of flour.
  • 0560 - Linens in contact with food. Cloth observed on top of pasta dish in walk in cooler.
  • 0790 - Corrected During Inspection Improper methods used to thaw chicken. Observed chicken thawing on counter.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) @FOOD@ in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration in dishmachine.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: - Can opener.
  • 1790 - The (cavity, door seal) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the fan grid in the walk in cooler has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3180 - The following physical structures are noted in need of cleaning:- Wall above sandwich cooler- Floors throughout facility
October 30, 2006Critical Procedures56Details / Comments
  • 0380 - Critical Repeat Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service. Observed dented cans.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers of sugar and salt.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the reach in freezer is damaged.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: - Can opener.
  • 1960 - Cups were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Clean plates were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 3045 - Corrected During Inspection A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained. Observed food in drain of hand sink.
  • 3330 - Critical Working containers of a HAZARDOUS PRODUCT is not properly labeled.
April 28, 2006Routine37Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The personnel was observed drinking from an uncovered container in the food preparation area.
  • 0380 - Critical Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service. Observed dented cans of black olives, pepper strips, and chopped clams.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) pasta, sauce, prepared lasagna in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Container of Windex was not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
December 09, 2005Critical Procedures40Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. May 24, 2005Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The person-in-charge failed to achieve a passing score on the Virginia Department of Health’s food safety questionnaire.
  • 0450 - Critical Food contamination through handling. Dispensing utensils used for bulk sugar, salt and spice containers do not have a handle. Observed plastic cups in containers. Dispensing scoop for soda ice bin observed with handle in contact with ice.
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Employee observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with bare hands. Observed employee cutting cheese without gloves on booth hands.
  • 0470 - Critical Different types of raw animal foods stored in such a manner that may cause cross contamination. Observed chest freezer with mixed raw meats.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw animal food stored with ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. Observed raw bacon over loaves of bread and raw shell eggs over tomato slices and deli turkey in walk-in cooler.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food stored with ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. Observed raw chicken next to ice cream and raw fish above ice cream in True reach-in freezer.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers. Observed bulk spice containers with identifying labels.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use. Observed cloths on countertops when not in use
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Wiping cloths improperly used. Observed cloth used to cover foods in walk-in cooler.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food cold holding at improper temperatures. Observed several foods in True prep cooler cold holding above 45F. Cooler temperature measured at 54F.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The ready-to-eat commercially processed food in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening. Observed package of open hot dogs without date mark.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition. Observed lasagna in walk-in cooler prepared previous day without date mark.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the in following cold holding units:- Beverage Air prep cooler- True prep cooler
  • 1530 - Corrected During Inspection There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - The following equipment was observed in a state of disrepair: - sink is detached from wall and unstable- interior plastic surface of Panasonic microwave is loose and sagging.
  • 1580 - The cutting board(s) observed were heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration in the Hobart chemical dishwasher. Did not observe/measure any sanitizer in rinse.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: - circulation fan grill of walk-in cooler (dust and mold)- seams of marble pizza prep surface (grime and food debris)- Hobart floor mixer (grime and food debris)
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of soil on the following food contact surfaces: - soda dispenser exterior surfaces (grime/mold)- pizza oven hood interior (grime and grease)
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: - exterior surfaces of coolers (especially handles)- exterior surfaces of pizza oven (grime and food debris/carbon build-up
  • 2200 - Critical No pipe air gap as required by law. Observed 3-compartment food prep sink drainpipe with direct connection to facility waste line.
  • 2260 - Critical Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law. Observed spigot with a hose attached at the outside of the building without a atmospheric vacuum breaker attached between them.
  • 2930 - Repeat Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. Observed gaps at rear steel doorways and torn screen on screen door.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing sink in the kitchen.
  • 3170 - The following observed not maintained in good repair:- floor/wall base coving under dishwasher missing- handles missing from prep cooler hutch tops
  • 3180 - Repeat The following was noted in need of cleaning:- litter and debris in space between prep cooler and ice machine- kitchen floors/walls
  • 3330 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Working containers of cleaning products are not properly labeled. Observed spray bottle of degreaser without label.
  • 3360 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Pesticides are not being applied by a certified applicator. Observed can of consumer grade insecticide in cabinet.
  • 3380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Sanitizing agent being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010. Chlorine sanitizer concentration is not within required concentration level. Observed wiping cloth bucket without any sanitizer.
May 09, 2005Routine1212Details / Comments
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the storage room.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs over the dish area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 2830 - Floor wall juncture under the three compartment sink is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
June 20, 2004Follow-up03Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the walk in cooler is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or
  • 0220 - Critical In use plate and drink found in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the storage room.
  • 2930 - Gap observed at the rear screen, exit door. Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the cracked plastic pans are not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located various cold holding units.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs over the dish area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 0450 C - Single service scoops were observed being used to scoop bulk food items in multiple locations. Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form.
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the unfinished wood by the walk in cooler and the wooden pallet under the chest freezer are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 3180 - The following were noted in need of cleaning:- floor/wall by the rear exit door- wall behind the dish machine- floor behind the chest freezer and pizza oven
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces:- shelving in the beer cooler- surfaces of the can opener and blade- gasket of the prep cooler- soda syrup stand- surfaces in the pizza oven hood- inside the ice machine- gasket of the pizza prep cooler- gaskets of the cooler by the grill
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch:- Handles of various coolers and freezers
  • 2830 - Floor wall juncture under the three compartment sink is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
  • 0520 - Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food.
  • 2230 - Critical There are not an adequate number of handwash lavatories on site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280). There is not a handsink near the entry of the kitchen. Employees must pass through preparation areas in order to gain access to the only hand sink.
June 07, 2004Routine--Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the walk in cooler is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or
  • 0220 - Critical In use plate and drink found in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the storage room.
  • 2930 - Repeat Gap observed at the rear screen, exit door. Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 0610 - Sauce stored on the floor by the prep cooler.
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the cracked plastic pans are not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located various cold holding units.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs over the dish area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 0450 C - Single service scoops were observed being used to scoop bulk food items in multiple locations. Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form.
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the unfinished wood by the walk in cooler and the wooden pallet under the chest freezer are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 3180 - The following were noted in need of cleaning:- floor/wall by the rear exit door- wall behind the dish machine- floor behind the chest freezer and pizza oven
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces:- shelving in the beer cooler- surfaces of the can opener and blade- gasket of the prep cooler- soda syrup stand- surfaces in the pizza oven hood- inside the ice machine- gasket of the pizza prep cooler- gaskets of the cooler by the grill
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch:- Handles of various coolers and freezers
  • 2830 - Floor wall juncture under the three compartment sink is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
  • 0520 - Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food.
  • 2230 - Critical There are not an adequate number of handwash lavatories on site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280). There is not a handsink near the entry of the kitchen. Employees must pass through preparation areas in order to gain access to the only hand sink.
April 12, 2004Routine513Details / Comments
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the various cold holding units.
  • 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used at the dish machine was not at an acceptable concentration.
December 01, 2003Critical Procedures11Details / Comments
  • 1770 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact and non-food contact surfaces:- gaskets of the salad prep cooler- soda syrup stand
  • 2740 - Repeat Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 2930 - Repeat Gap was observed at the bottom of the rear exit door. Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the area by the rear exit door and in the storage closet.
  • 2660 - Repeat There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 1570 - Repeat The following were found to not be maintained in good repair and proper adjustment:- cutting board found to be scratched and scored- cooler by the grill found to have a torn gasket
  • 3170 - Repeat Baseboard found to be missing on the wall by the rear exit door.
June 12, 2003Routine07Details / Comments
  • 2740 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact and non-food contact surfaces:- stand up mixer and mixer head- strainer over the three compartment sink- can opener blade- gaskets of the salad prep cooler- soda syrup stand- inside surfaces of the single service plastic cup bin
  • 2930 - Gap observed at the rear exit door. Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in various cold holding units.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the area by the rear exit door and in the storage closet.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 3460 - Critical Medicine was found located on the food storage shelving by the rear exit door.
  • 1570 - The following were found to not be maintained in good repair and proper adjustment:- cutting board found to be scratched and scored- potato chip bin cover found to be cracked - corrected- cooler by the grill found to have a torn gasket
  • 3170 - Baseboard found to be missing on the wall by the rear exit door.
  • 2000 - Pans were found hanging down over the rear handsink. Pans subject to splash and contamination.
May 23, 2003Routine19Details / Comments

April 16, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
EHS went over employee health with the person in charge and provided handouts. EHS will over proper way to wash hands and why it is important to wash properly, will provide handouts.
NOTE: EHS observed new construction/ add-on to facility. New walls, bathroom, and bar. No plans were provide to health department or building department. EHS mailed a plan review packet to facility and suggest they contact the building department. EHS observed a 3-compartment sink in bar area with no handsink, EHS explained a handsink much be provided for proper handwashing at bar area.

December 17, 2008 (Risk Factor Assessment)


Violations: Comments:
EHS spoke to the person in charge about cooling and will provide handouts in Spanish and English. EHS went over wipe cloths and sanitizer bucket.

September 22, 2008 (Risk Factor Assessment)


Violation: 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.
Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 50-10 parts per million. (Person in charge called the company to go by today and correct the problem)

May 16, 2008 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
During follow-up inspection the dishmachine was observed working properly.

May 12, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Person in charge set up 3-compartment sink to wash, rinse and sanitize all food contact surfaces. EHS will follow-up on dishmachine

December 19, 2007 (Critical Procedures)


Violation: 0960 1 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The food contact surface of the paint brush is not safe.
Replace the paint brush with a food grade brush to permit easy cleaning and prevent the migration of deleterious substances, or transference of colors, odors, or tastes to food.
Comments:
EHS went over cooling methods with the person in charge. EHS suggest they use a ice wand to help cool pasta and sauce for cold holding.

November 01, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
All violations corrected. Dishmachine observed sanitizing properly. Facility looked great!!!

October 30, 2006 (Critical Procedures)


Violations: Comments:
- Salad cooler observed at 59 degrees, turn unit down to 40 degrees or below
- EHS talked with employees about date marking all food
- EHS went over methods of thawing frozen foods
- EHS demonstrated how to set up a 3-compartment sink and how to sanitize properly until dishmachine is sanitizing.

April 28, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Facility looks good. EHS observed use of gloves, date marking, correct food temps., and working thermometers. Discard all unused equipment and itmes in kitchen. In the future kitchen ceiling tiles will need to be replaced.

December 09, 2005 (Critical Procedures)


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May 24, 2005 (Follow-up)

Comments:
All violations from inspection of 5/9/2005 have been corrected.

May 09, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Manager was helpful in resolving many violations. Information on safe food storage and handling, and on requiredments for backflow prevention and air gaps was provided. Follow-up inspection to be scheduled.

June 20, 2004 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
PIC stated that an electrician is scheduled to repair the lighting descrepancies that were noted as 3080-Lighting, intensity and 2890-Light bulbs protective shielding. PIC and EHS discussed the compliance of the handwash sink distance to all food service areas and the discrepancy 2230-Handwashing lavatory is presently complied to the pizza station and the server station as long as easy access is provided and the empoyee handwash lav is at all times readily accessable. PIC will remove obstructing rack from the path leading from the front food service areas to the handsink. Failure to comply at any time with providing all food service stations with easy access to the hand wash lav(s) will result in the requirement of the installation of additional unobstructed handwash lavs as required by 12 VAC 5-421 food code guidelines for accessability. 2830-Floor and wall junctures, and enclosed or sealed- The juncture seal has been provided and is in need of additional adhesive to affix and create a permanent seal .

June 07, 2004 (Routine)


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December 01, 2003 (Critical Procedures)


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May 23, 2003 (Routine)


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