Cafe Gallery & Market, 2141 Jamieson Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314 - Fast Food Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Cafe Gallery & Market
Address: 2141 Jamieson Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314
Type: Fast Food Restaurant
Phone: 703 836-6108
Total inspections: 10
Last inspection: 09/08/2015

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Inspection findings

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The purpose of this visit is to conduct a routine inspection.
Repair the make table refrigerator immediately and do not use it until it can maintain TCS foods at 41°F or below.
Provided paper towels at all hand sinks.

  • Food Storage / Preventing Contamination (repeated violation)
    Observation: Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 inches off the floor. Beverage are improperly stored on soda crated in the walk-in refrigerator,
    Correction: Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food at least 6 inches off the floor on approved shelving units or dunnage racks. Milk crates, soda crates, or bread racks are not suitable for food storage.
  • Critical: Cold Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 41°F or less (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: ham, turkey. steak, diced tomatoes. Foods were discarded during the inspection.
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below.
  • Sanitizer Test Kit Required (repeated violation)
    Observation: There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Correction: A BLEACH test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in ppm (mg/L) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided.
  • Equipment / Good Repair / Operation (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following mechanical refrigeration unit is not currently operating as required to cold hold food at a temperature of 41°F or less: the fron make table refrigerator.
    Correction: Refrigerators shall be capable of holding foods at a temperature of 41°F or below. Repair the unit(s) immediately. Foods exposed to temperature abuse for over 2 hours shall be discarded, otherwise, the foods shall be stored in properly operating refrigerators.
  • Refuse Container with Cover/ Women's & Unisex Toilet Room (repeated violation)
    Observation: There is no cover to the feminine napkin refuse container in the ladies room stall.
    Correction: A toilet room used by females shall be provided with a covered receptacle for sanitary napkins.
  • Hand Drying Provision / Individual, Disposable Towels (corrected on site)
    Observation: Observed that paper towels were not provided at each handwashing sink.
    Correction: Provide paper towels at each hand sink to allow employees to properly dry their hands after handwashing.
09/08/2015Routine
  • Eating, Drinking, or Tobacco Use / Proper Food Employee Drinking Containers (corrected on site)
    Observation: Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. (front prep counter) Open drinking cups were discarded during the inspection.
    Correction: Food employees may have beverages in the kitchen areas as long as they are covered and consumed through a straw and stored in a manner that will prevent contamination to food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single service item
  • Critical: Food Protection from Contamination / Separate Raw from RTE (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in the walk-in refrigeration unit. Raw whole shell eggs were improperly stored above potatoes in the walk-in refrigerator. The potatoes were relocated during the inspection. Raw meat was improperly stored above the French fries in the reach-in freezer.
    Correction: Raw foods like poultry, beef, pork, seafood, and eggs shall be stored properly inside refrigerators and freezers to prevent cross contamination. Raw foods shall be stored on shelving units BELOW or SEPARATED from all cooked foods, commercially processed foods, washed produce, leftover foods, etc.
  • Food Storage / Preventing Contamination (corrected on site)
    Observation: Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 inches off the floor. The potatoes and onions were improperly stored on the floor in the walk-in refrigerator. The produce was elevated during the inspection.
    Correction: Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food at least 6 inches off the floor on approved shelving units or dunnage racks. Milk crates, soda crates, or bread racks are not suitable for food storage.
  • Critical: Cold Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 41°F or less (corrected on site)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: the lunch meat and tomatoes. The foods were discarded during the inspection.
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below.
  • Equipment / Good Repair / Operation
    Observation: The following mechanical refrigeration unit is not currently operating as required to cold hold food at a temperature of 41°F or less: make table refrigerator.
    Correction: Refrigerators shall be capable of holding foods at a temperature of 41°F or below. Repair the unit(s) immediately. Foods exposed to temperature abuse for over 2 hours shall be discarded, otherwise, the foods shall be stored in properly operating refrigerators.
  • Refuse Container with Cover/ Women's & Unisex Toilet Room
    Observation: There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room.
    Correction: A toilet room used by females shall be provided with a covered receptacle for sanitary napkins.
  • Outer Openings, Protected (Screen Requirements)
    Observation: An exterior door is kept open for ventilation, but the opening is not protected against the entry of insects or rodents. The front doors were closed during the inspection.
    Correction: If an exterior door is kept open for ventilation, the opening shall be protected by a mesh screen (16 mesh to 1 inch) to prevent the entry of insects and rodents.
05/14/2015Routine
  • Critical: Food Protection from Contamination / Separate Raw from RTE (corrected on site)
    Observation: Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in the refrigeration unit. Raw whole shell eggs are improperly stored above potatoes in the walk-in refrigerator, and eggs were improperly stored with pita bread in the True reach-in refrigerator. The eggs were relocated during the inspection.
    Correction: Raw foods like poultry, beef, pork, seafood, and eggs shall be stored properly inside refrigerators and freezers to prevent cross contamination. Raw foods shall be stored on shelving units BELOW or SEPARATED from all cooked foods, commercially processed foods, washed produce, leftover foods, etc.
  • Sanitizer Test Kit Required
    Observation: There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Correction: A BLEACH test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in ppm (mg/L) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided.
  • Equip/Utensils/Linens/Single-Service/Storage, Location
    Observation: Single service were found stored on the floor.
    Correction: Cleaned equipment and utensils, laundered linens, and single-service items shall be stored in a clean, dry location where they are not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination, and at least 6 inches off the floor on NSF approved shelving units or dunnage racks.
01/09/2015Routine
1. Handed the Big 5 poster to the FPM.
2. Discussed the key changes to the 2013 Food Code.
3. Make sure the beef and chicken is submerged on ice to hold 41F to below or provide an ice chest.

  • Critical: Cold Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 41°F or less (corrected on site)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: Beef and chicken at 48F.
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below. Both items were transfered to a unit at 36F.
08/08/2014Risk Factor
1. Discard all ice in the ice machine and clean and sanitize the unit.
2. Vent less hood filters must be change when the indicator light on.

  • Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination / Other Sources (corrected on site)
    Observation: A piece of plastic is attached to the 3 compartment sink
    Correction: Remove and refrain from attaching other materials to the faucet.
  • Equipment / Food-Contact / Visibly Clean
    Observation: The following equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: ice machine interior is stained with molds.
    Correction: Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to the sight and touch. A surface that is soiled cannot be effectively sanitized.
  • Dressing Areas and Lockers Designated & Required for Employee Clothing Changes (corrected on site)
    Observation: Dressing rooms/areas are not designated for employees who routinely change their clothes in the establishment.
    Correction: Provide separate dressing rooms for employees who routinely change their clothes at work to prevent contamination of food, food equipment, and food contact surfaces.
04/09/2014Routine
Employee health policies up to date.
Extra filter for Vent less hood is available.

  • Lighting Intensity/ Walk-ins & Dry Storage/ 10 foot candles
    Observation: Observed that inadequate lighting was provided in the walk-in refrigerators, walk-in freezers, and/or dry storage areas.
    Correction: Increase the lighting to provide a minimum of 10 foot candles at a distance of 30 inches off of the floor in these areas.
12/11/2013Routine
Sandwich prep unit has not been repaired. Unit @ 48F. Do not use for potentially hazardous foods. Will reinspect later today for compliance.
  • Critical: Cold Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 41°F or less (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: beef @ 55F, turkey @ 55F, chicken @ 56F, chicken @ 52F. (discarded)
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below.
  • Critical: Cold Holding of Raw Shell Eggs at Ambient Temperature of 45°F or less (repeated violation)
    Observation: Observed an ambient temperature above 45°F in the refrigeration unit holding raw shells eggs eggs @ 66F. (discarded)
    Correction: Shell eggs that have not been treated to destroy Salmonella shall be stored in refrigerated equipment that maintains an ambient temperature of 45°F or less.
  • Equipment / Good Repair / Operation (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following mechanical refrigeration unit is not currently operating as required to cold hold food at a temperature of 41°F or less. Sandwich prep unit @ 52F. Do not use until capable of holding foods at 41F or below.
    Correction: Refrigerators shall be capable of holding foods at a temperature of 41°F or below. Repair the unit(s) immediately. Foods exposed to temperature abuse for over 2 hours shall be discarded, otherwise, the foods shall be stored in properly operating refrigerators.
  • Single-Service and Single-Use Articles / No Reuse (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of food.. (discarded)
    Correction: Manufacturer containers may not be reused for secondary storage of other foods because the containers are not durable enough for multiple reuse and become uncleanable.
08/14/2013Follow-up
Repairs have been made to the sandwich prep unit by Total Mechanical Service. Invoice verified. Unit @ 40F.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
08/14/2013Follow-up
Reinspect for repairs to sandwich prep unit
  • Critical: Cold Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 41°F or less (corrected on site)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: beef @ 55F, turkey @ 55F, chicken @ 56F, chicken @ 52F. (discarded)
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below.
  • Critical: Cold Holding of Raw Shell Eggs at Ambient Temperature of 45°F or less
    Observation: Observed an ambient temperature above 45°F in the refrigeration unit holding raw shells eggs eggs @ 66F. (discarded)
    Correction: Shell eggs that have not been treated to destroy Salmonella shall be stored in refrigerated equipment that maintains an ambient temperature of 45°F or less.
  • Equipment / Good Repair / Operation
    Observation: The following mechanical refrigeration unit is not currently operating as required to cold hold food at a temperature of 41°F or less. Sandwich prep unit @ 52F. Do not use until capable of holding foods at 41F or below.
    Correction: Refrigerators shall be capable of holding foods at a temperature of 41°F or below. Repair the unit(s) immediately. Foods exposed to temperature abuse for over 2 hours shall be discarded, otherwise, the foods shall be stored in properly operating refrigerators.
  • Single-Service and Single-Use Articles / No Reuse (corrected on site)
    Observation: Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of food.. (discarded)
    Correction: Manufacturer containers may not be reused for secondary storage of other foods because the containers are not durable enough for multiple reuse and become uncleanable.
08/13/2013Routine
This visit was conducted to complete a risk based food safety evaluation. No cooking or food preparation was occurring during the evaluation.
1. Ensure that creamers at the coffee station are kept on ice, to ensure that they are maintained at 41F or below.
2. Refrigerator temperatures were noted to be correct at the time of the evaluation, and the premises was observed to be in clean condition.

  • Critical: Cold Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 41°F or less (corrected on site)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were measured at improper temperatures: Flavored coffee creamers were observed left on the counter top in the coffee area.
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below.
04/02/2013Risk Factor

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