Bubba's Restaurant, 4000 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Bubba's Restaurant
Address: 4000 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, Virginia
Phone: (804) 236-1600
Total inspections: 14
Last inspection: Sep 15, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed gravy cooling for 2 hours at 86 degrees.September 15, 2009Risk Factor Assessment10Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 11, 2009Risk Factor Assessment00Details / Comments
  • 0930 - Critical Repeat Consumer advisory for eggs, hamburgers, and steaks is not complete.
  • 3170 - Repeat The following are in disrepair: sagging acoustic ceiling tiles (replace with vinyl coated tiles); stained wall panel behind grill; chipped paint on storage shelves.
April 06, 2009Follow-up11Details / Comments
  • 1780 E - Repeat Observed lime build up inside ice machine.
  • 0930 - Critical No consumer advisory on the menu for eggs cooked to order.
  • 1320 - No visible thermometer in bar cooler where milk is stored.
  • 0480 - Bulk food bins (sugar, salt, etc) are not labeled.
  • 1770 C - Observed fan guards in walk-in cooler in need of cleaning.
  • 3170 - The following are in poor repair: peeling ceiling tiles; damaged floor tiles; stained wall panel behind grill; peeling paint on storage shelves.
  • 3180 - Floors throughout noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3080 - Inadequate light in the kitchen.
March 10, 2009Routine17Details / Comments
0140 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food employee spray hands with water but fail to use soap/towels.December 10, 2008Risk Factor Assessment10Details / Comments
  • 3240 - Observed hot water turned off at the kitchen handsink.
  • 1780 E - Observed rust and lime inside the ice machine.
  • 0820 A 1 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food in steam well holding below 135 degrees (beans 131 degrees, greens 126 degrees, lima beans 132 degrees).
September 17, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 24, 2008Risk Factor Assessment00Details / Comments
1570 - Repeat Dry storage shelves have peeling paint.April 22, 2008Follow-up01Details / Comments
  • 1320 - No thermometer visible in homestyle refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Dry storage shelves have peeling paint.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat Observed inside ice machine is in need of cleaning.
  • 1770 C - Nonfood contact surface in need of cleaning: hood filters.
  • 2110 - No report for well water testing available.
  • 2720 - Uncovered bucket of grease at grease barrels.
  • 3180 - Floors noted in need of cleaning throughout kitchen and bar. Stained wall above cook line.
March 20, 2008Routine16Details / Comments
  • 0820 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food in top portion of the prep unit holding above 41 degrees (ham 45 degrees, knockwurst 44 degrees).
  • 1770 A - Critical Inside ice machine in need of cleaning (rust/lime).
December 27, 2007Critical Procedures20Details / Comments
0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food employee's uncovered drink in food prep area.September 24, 2007Critical Procedures10Details / Comments
  • 3080 - Repeat Observed inadequate light at the slicer (41 foot candles); prep area (38 foot candles); sandwich prep area (11 foot candles).
  • 3170 - Repeat Observed peeling paint in the ceiling of the walk-in cooler. Observed rusty section of floor in the walk-in cooler. Observed open seam in ceiling of walk-in box.
June 20, 2007Follow-up02Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Observed ground beef stored on steaks or chops in the walk-in.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food in the homestyle reach-in cooler holding at improper temperatures (mashed potatoes 47 degrees, ground beef 47 degrees).
  • 1570 - Observed the homestyle refrigerator in poor repair (holding food at 47 degrees).
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed nonfood contact surfaces in need of cleaning (homestyle refrigerator gaskets and nonfood surfaces of slicer).
  • 2700 - Observed trash and litter around outside dumpster.
  • 2720 - Observed dumpster lid open.
  • 3080 - Repeat Observed inadequate light at the slicer (41 foot candles); prep area (38 foot candles); sandwich prep area (11 foot candles).
  • 3170 - Repeat Observed peeling paint in the ceiling of the walk-in cooler. Observed rusty section of floor in the walk-in cooler. Observed open seam in ceiling of walk-in box.
June 18, 2007Routine26Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed raw meats improperly stored. Raw beef over eggs, shell eggs too close to tomatoes.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed spaghetti noodles holding on stove top at temperature of 105 to 109 degrees.
  • 1530 - Observed no test kit present to check quaternary ammonia sanitizer solutions.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food processor and mixer not properly cleaned after use.
  • 1770 C - Observed nonfood contact surfaces not clean (sides of dish rack, cart, bottoms of pans, exterior of refrigerator/freezer, gaskets).
  • 2350 ii - Observed cold water to handsink in kitchen is cut off.
  • 2640 - Observed dumpster door open.
  • 2730 - Observed hole in dumpster plug.
  • 3080 - Observed light not at proper intensity in bar/dishwash area 23 foot candles, opposite end of bar 4.0 foot candles, prep area in kitchen (fryer-31.28, sandwich prep 15 foot candles, walk-in 8.6 foot candles).
  • 3170 - Observed peeling paint in ceiling of kitchen and walk-in box. Observed rusty section of floor in walk-in box. Observed open seam in ceiling of walk-in box.
  • 3180 - Observed floor not clean, base molding not clean-kitchen, bar, restroom.
May 17, 2007Routine38Details / Comments

September 15, 2009 (Risk Factor Assessment)



Violation: 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed gravy cooling for 2 hours at 86 degrees.
Put foods in shallow pans or use an ice bath to rapidly cool from 135 to 70 degrees in 2 hours and 70 degrees to 41 degrees in 4 hours.
Comments:
Note: Galvanized metal pot used for steaming shrimp is not approved for food contact-cease using pot. Kitchen is dark-repair overhead lights. Sewer flies noted. Good handwashing. Quat at 300 ppm.

June 11, 2009 (Risk Factor Assessment)

Comments:
Note: Kitchen is dark-repair overhead lights. Rinse dishes with plain water after soapy water before dipping in sanitizer. Watch cooling of foods with gravy or of gravy-shallow pan or ice bath the food to cool quickly. Good glove use observed. Quat at 300 ppm.

April 06, 2009 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0930 - Critical Repeat Consumer advisory for eggs, hamburgers, and steaks is not complete.
    Items served undercooked must be identified and the disclosure statement must be on the menu stating: "consuming raw or undercooked animal food products my increase your risk of foodborne illness".
  • 3170 - Repeat The following are in disrepair: sagging acoustic ceiling tiles (replace with vinyl coated tiles); stained wall panel behind grill; chipped paint on storage shelves.
    Repair physical facilities.
Comments:
The following items have been corrected: #1780E, #1320, #480, #1770C, #3180, #3080. Note: please fax a copy of well water test.

March 10, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1780 E - Repeat Observed lime build up inside ice machine.
    Clean regularly.
  • 0930 - Critical No consumer advisory on the menu for eggs cooked to order.
    Provide a consumer advisory on the menu for any undercooked items.
  • 1320 - No visible thermometer in bar cooler where milk is stored.
    Provide visible thermometers in all refrigerators.
  • 0480 - Bulk food bins (sugar, salt, etc) are not labeled.
    Label container and lid with food name.
  • 1770 C - Observed fan guards in walk-in cooler in need of cleaning.
    Clean regularly.
  • 3170 - The following are in poor repair: peeling ceiling tiles; damaged floor tiles; stained wall panel behind grill; peeling paint on storage shelves.
    Repair and maintain facilities.
  • 3180 - Floors throughout noted in need of cleaning.
    Clean and maintain physical facilities.
  • 3080 - Inadequate light in the kitchen.
    Provide more light.
Comments:
Note: please fax a copy of well water test. Please provide fork or tongs for drink lemons/limes. Good glove use. Quat at 300 ppm. Permit to be renewed upon correction of above violations.

December 10, 2008 (Risk Factor Assessment)



Violation: 0140 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food employee spray hands with water but fail to use soap/towels.
When washing hands, use soap, warm water and dry with towels.
Comments:
Note: please thaw ground beef chubs under running water. Good glove use. Good date labeling. Quat at 300 ppm.

September 17, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3240 - Observed hot water turned off at the kitchen handsink.
    Repair sink to provide hot water for handwashing.
  • 1780 E - Observed rust and lime inside the ice machine.
    Clean and maintain equipment regularly.
  • 0820 A 1 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food in steam well holding below 135 degrees (beans 131 degrees, greens 126 degrees, lima beans 132 degrees).
    Adjust unit to maintain food at 135 degrees or above.
Comments:
Glove use observed. Quat at >300 ppm.

June 24, 2008 (Risk Factor Assessment)

Comments:
Utensil use ok.

April 22, 2008 (Follow-up)



Violation: 1570 - Repeat Dry storage shelves have peeling paint.
Repaint shelves to provide smooth, cleanable surfaces.

March 20, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1320 - No thermometer visible in homestyle refrigerator.
    Provide thermometer in all refrigerators and freezers.
  • 1570 - Dry storage shelves have peeling paint.
    Repaint shelves to provide smooth, cleanable surfaces.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat Observed inside ice machine is in need of cleaning.
    Clean and sanitize.
  • 1770 C - Nonfood contact surface in need of cleaning: hood filters.
    Clean and maintain equipment.
  • 2110 - No report for well water testing available.
    Provide a recent report for well water testing.
  • 2720 - Uncovered bucket of grease at grease barrels.
    Keep refuse covered.
  • 3180 - Floors noted in need of cleaning throughout kitchen and bar. Stained wall above cook line.
    Clean physical facilities.
Comments:
Glove use and handwashing observed. Good job date marking! Quat at 300 ppm.

December 27, 2007 (Critical Procedures)



Violations:
  • 0820 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food in top portion of the prep unit holding above 41 degrees (ham 45 degrees, knockwurst 44 degrees).
    Maintain cold food at 41 degrees or below.
  • 1770 A - Critical Inside ice machine in need of cleaning (rust/lime).
    Clean and sanitize.
Comments:
Utensils/glove use observed.

September 24, 2007 (Critical Procedures)



Violation: 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food employee's uncovered drink in food prep area.
Correct by drinking from covered containers.
Comments:
Glove use and handwashing observed.

June 20, 2007 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 3080 - Repeat Observed inadequate light at the slicer (41 foot candles); prep area (38 foot candles); sandwich prep area (11 foot candles).
    Correct by providing 50 foot candles in food prep areas, 10 foot candles in walk-in and 20 foot candles in dishwashing.
  • 3170 - Repeat Observed peeling paint in the ceiling of the walk-in cooler. Observed rusty section of floor in the walk-in cooler. Observed open seam in ceiling of walk-in box.
    Correct by proper repairing.
Comments:
Critical items were corrected. Reach in refrigerator 38.8 degrees.

June 18, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Observed ground beef stored on steaks or chops in the walk-in.
    Correct by separating ground beef.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food in the homestyle reach-in cooler holding at improper temperatures (mashed potatoes 47 degrees, ground beef 47 degrees).
    Correct by moving food to a cooler unit.
  • 1570 - Observed the homestyle refrigerator in poor repair (holding food at 47 degrees).
    Correct by repairing the unit to hold at 41 degrees or below.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed nonfood contact surfaces in need of cleaning (homestyle refrigerator gaskets and nonfood surfaces of slicer).
    Correct by thorough cleaning.
  • 2700 - Observed trash and litter around outside dumpster.
    Correct by cleaning area around dumpster.
  • 2720 - Observed dumpster lid open.
    Correct by closing dumpster lid.
  • 3080 - Repeat Observed inadequate light at the slicer (41 foot candles); prep area (38 foot candles); sandwich prep area (11 foot candles).
    Correct by providing 50 foot candles in food prep areas, 10 foot candles in walk-in and 20 foot candles in dishwashing.
  • 3170 - Repeat Observed peeling paint in the ceiling of the walk-in cooler. Observed rusty section of floor in the walk-in cooler. Observed open seam in ceiling of walk-in box.
    Correct by proper repairing.
Comments:
Gloves worn during prep.

May 17, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed raw meats improperly stored. Raw beef over eggs, shell eggs too close to tomatoes.
    Correct by moving.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed spaghetti noodles holding on stove top at temperature of 105 to 109 degrees.
    Correct by rapidly cooling to 41 degrees or reheating to 165 degrees (noodles wer ice bath cooled and refrigerated).
  • 1530 - Observed no test kit present to check quaternary ammonia sanitizer solutions.
    Correct by providing "quat" test kit.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed food processor and mixer not properly cleaned after use.
    Correct by cleaning.
  • 1770 C - Observed nonfood contact surfaces not clean (sides of dish rack, cart, bottoms of pans, exterior of refrigerator/freezer, gaskets).
    Correct by thorough cleaning.
  • 2350 ii - Observed cold water to handsink in kitchen is cut off.
    Correct by repairing.
  • 2640 - Observed dumpster door open.
    Correct by keeping door closed.
  • 2730 - Observed hole in dumpster plug.
    Correct by contacting dumpster company to install drain plug.
  • 3080 - Observed light not at proper intensity in bar/dishwash area 23 foot candles, opposite end of bar 4.0 foot candles, prep area in kitchen (fryer-31.28, sandwich prep 15 foot candles, walk-in 8.6 foot candles).
    Correct by providing 50 foot candles in prep/cook area, 10 foot candles in walk-in, 20 foot candles at dishwashing area (bar).
  • 3170 - Observed peeling paint in ceiling of kitchen and walk-in box. Observed rusty section of floor in walk-in box. Observed open seam in ceiling of walk-in box.
    Correct by properly repairing.
  • 3180 - Observed floor not clean, base molding not clean-kitchen, bar, restroom.
    Correct by cleaning. Clean fan in walk-in box.
Comments:
Gloves worn during prep.

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