Cha Cha Cantina, 1419 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Cha Cha Cantina
Address: 1419 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia
Phone: (804) 726-6296
Total inspections: 7
Last inspection: Sep 24, 2009

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  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. (Throughout the kitchen.)
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Bottle beers observed stored in soiled water in the bottom of the cooler.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employee observed handling raw meats and then handling Ready To Eat (RTE) foods without changing gloves.
September 24, 2009Critical Procedures20Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. (Lemons.)
  • 0450 C - Utensil without handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat (RTE) allowing for a bare hand contact surface to come in contact with food item(s). (Ingredient bin storage.)
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Several cups (20) of urine observed stored in the down stairs basement.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0610 - Food stored in a commonly wet or soiled location. (Containers of soda.)
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Beef, chicken, and shrimp cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken, beans, and cole slaw in the refrigeration unit are not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0960 2 - Foil observed used to line shelving.
  • 0960 2 - Wooden shelving, throughout the facility, were observed soiled and unsealed.
  • 0960 2 - Soda crates and tray racks were observed used as shelving.
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the pots and pans are not designed or constructed to be smooth and it contains cracks, chips, or pits that can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the low-boy line refrigerator.
  • 1550 - The hand washing sinks are not sealed to adjoining walls.
  • 1570 - Storage racks in the dry storage area were observed soiled, rusty, peeling, and chipping.
  • 1570 - The air compressor of the low-boy line refrigerator was observing leaking water into the bottom of the unit.
  • 1570 - Light shielding was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1580 - The cutting board(s) are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: exhaust hood system, grills, oven, can opener, table-top mixer, ingredient storage bins, speed racks, ice machine, soda gun holders, fan, refrigerators, freezers, and gaskets.
  • 1860 - A distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing of utensils and equipment was not observed. (Bar area.)
  • 2810 - Wall or wall covering in men's restroom is not smooth and easily cleanable. (Large hole observed in the wall.)
  • 2810 - Floor or floor covering, throughout the facility, were observed not smooth and easily cleanable. (Tiles missing or cracked.)
  • 2810 - Ceiling in food prep area is not smooth and easily cleanable. (Ceiling tiles observed soiled and stained.).
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3180 - Floors, walls, ceilings, vents, and lights were noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
July 07, 2009Routine319Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 16, 2009Follow-up00Details / Comments
0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Taco meat in the walk-in (mid shelf and talapia in deli #1) cold holding at improper temperatures. Today the talapia was placed on ice and the thermostat was adjusted down. Refrigeration repair was called in for the walk-in but for now, ice and moving the taco meat to another shelf maintaining 41 degrees corrected the violation. (see length of time at this facility to observe this.)March 11, 2009Critical Procedures10Details / Comments
  • 0800 - Critical Cheese sauce noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Spare ribs and cheese sause cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1570 - Several plastic sausa bowls were found to have broken pieces and was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the following items have accumulations of grime and debris:-inside bottoms of the deli tops-prep table shelving: clean and remove foil-soda machine back splash-outsides of the kitchen trash containers-cooking pans (carbon)-lower outside fronts of stove tops-inside metal slide tray of the ice machine
  • 3170 - The bar floor and the mens room floor are not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Walk-in floor and flooring under the cooks line noted in need of cleaning. Walls and ceiling area above the mop sink and above the shelving are also in need of cleaning.
September 22, 2008Routine24Details / Comments
0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical A large container of diced chicken and chicken wings (partially cooked) were cold holding at improper temperaturesApril 07, 2008Critical Procedures10Details / Comments
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 0820 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Walk-in PHF's cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1570 - Chest freezer lid gasket was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerator door gaskets; outside top of the ice machine; foil on shelving; pans on the prep table shelf; and the fan gaurds in the walk-in have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. (store room door to the outside)
  • 3170 - Several tube lights are not maintained in good repair. Also, some ceiling tiles need to be replaced.(non-smooth)
  • 3180 - Walls, floors, and ceilings noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
October 02, 2007Routine17Details / Comments

September 24, 2009 (Critical Procedures)


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July 07, 2009 (Routine)


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March 16, 2009 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Walk-in follow up and deli-top (thermostat repair, and cleaning) OK

March 11, 2009 (Critical Procedures)


Violation: 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Taco meat in the walk-in (mid shelf and talapia in deli #1) cold holding at improper temperatures. Today the talapia was placed on ice and the thermostat was adjusted down. Refrigeration repair was called in for the walk-in but for now, ice and moving the taco meat to another shelf maintaining 41 degrees corrected the violation. (see length of time at this facility to observe this.)
Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41F or below.
Comments:
Consumer advisary is posted on the menu even though no products on the menu other than steak could be served raw, rare or undercooked. Inspector reminded the facility if the menu changes or if specials are introduced that might be offered under-cooked, then the menu would have to be adjusted.

September 22, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
A renewal application was left with the G.M.

April 07, 2008 (Critical Procedures)


Violation: 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical A large container of diced chicken and chicken wings (partially cooked) were cold holding at improper temperatures
Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41F or below (break down the large containers into smaller ones)
Comments:
Employee health awareness policy: consumer advisary; other food code updates were discussed with the chef.

October 02, 2007 (Routine)


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