Carolina BBQ & Chicken, 500 West Atlantic, Emporia, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Carolina BBQ & Chicken
Address: 500 West Atlantic, Emporia, Virginia
Total inspections: 4
Last inspection: Aug 14, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

No violation noted during this evaluation. August 14, 2009Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0130 - Critical Food employees observed with soiled hands and arms.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0760 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The pork, ribs was not reheated to 165F within 2 hours to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Chicken and dumplings noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Shrimp, chicken etc cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of chemicals and other items not stored separately from insecticides or rodenticides.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents(self closing device is in disrepair).
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0620 - Corrected During Inspection Food storage under lines on which water has condensed.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 1960 - Repeat Pans, containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 1570 - Walkin refrigeration unit was observed not keeping foods at the proper temperature.
August 13, 2009Routine66Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. May 20, 2009Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: bananna puddings stored under leaking condensation lines
  • 0760 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The spagetti, greens was not reheated to a sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Boston butts, rice noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 1960 - Corrected During Inspection Containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
May 19, 2009Routine52Details / Comments

August 14, 2009 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Walkin refrigeration unit has been repaired, food temperatures 38-39 degrees F

August 13, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0130 - Critical Food employees observed with soiled hands and arms.
    Inform all food employees to keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean. SPOKE TO KITCHEN MANAGER AND EMPLOYEE ABOUT PROPER HANDWASHING
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
    Separate raw foods of animal origin during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including foods such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • 0760 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The pork, ribs was not reheated to 165F within 2 hours to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
    Rapidly reheat food for hot holding to 165F or above within 2 hours.
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Chicken and dumplings noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
    Cool potentially hazardous foods from 135F to 70F within 2 hours and from 70F to 41F or below within 4 hours. A longer time for cooling allows an ideal situation for bacterial growth. This has been shown to be the major contributing factor in many foodborne illnesses. DISCARDED
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Shrimp, chicken etc cold holding at improper temperatures
    Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of chemicals and other items not stored separately from insecticides or rodenticides.
    Store detergents, sanitizers, related cleaning or drying agents and caustics, acids, polishes and other chemicals separately from insecticides and rodenticides.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents(self closing device is in disrepair).
    Repair self closing device on the back door. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 0620 - Corrected During Inspection Food storage under lines on which water has condensed.
    Relocate food storage to an approved area or shield the lines to intercept potential drips. FOOD DISCARDED AS CONDENSATION HAD DRIPPED IN IT
  • 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.
  • 1960 - Repeat Pans, containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
    Items must be allowed to drain and air-dry before being stacked or stored to allow evaporation of chemical sanitizer and moisture that may encourage microbial growth.
  • 1570 - Walkin refrigeration unit was observed not keeping foods at the proper temperature.
    Repair the refrigeration unit 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 refrigeration unit, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. REPAIRMAN CALLED DURING INSPECTION, OWNER STATED THAT THE UNIT WOULD BE REPLACED
Comments:
remember it is unlawful for anyone but a licensed pest control operator to apply pesticides in a foodservice operation. Critical violations were corrected at the time of this inspection, however they must stay corrected. Critical violations can lead to foodborne illnesses, if repeat critical violations exist at the next inspection a administrative conference will be held with the Environmental Health manager

May 20, 2009 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Boston butts appear to have been cooled down properly as they were the proper temperature this am

May 19, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
    Employees may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of (1) The employee's hands (2) The container and (3) Exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • 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.
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: bananna puddings stored under leaking condensation lines
    Store food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings. PUDDINGS DISCARDED
  • 0760 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The spagetti, greens was not reheated to a sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
    Ensure potentially hazardous foods that are cooked, cooled, and reheated for hot holding are reheated so that all parts of the food reach 165F or above for 15 seconds. Food shall be reheated within 2 hours.
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Boston butts, rice noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
    Cool potentially hazardous foods from 135F to 70F within 2 hours and from 70F to 41F or below within 4 hours. A longer time for cooling allows an ideal situation for bacterial growth. This has been shown to be the major contributing factor in many foodborne illnesses. ITEMS DISCARDED , PROPER COOLING TECHNIQUES WERE DISCUSSED WITH THE PIC
  • 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.
  • 1960 - Corrected During Inspection Containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
    Items must be allowed to drain and air-dry before being stacked or stored to allow evaporation of chemical sanitizer and moisture that may encourage microbial growth.

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