Circle Snack Shop, 20 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



Business Info

Restaurant: Circle Snack Shop
Address: 20 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton, Virginia
Phone: (757) 637-7960
Total inspections: 13
Last inspection: Oct 1, 2009

Restaurant representatives - add corrected or new information about Circle Snack Shop, 20 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA »


Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 1510 - There is no tip sensitive thermometer provided
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - Repeat The kick plate is missing off the display refrigerator.
  • 1800 - Repeat The following nonfood contact surfaces need cleaning:- All drip trays- exterior of fryer- interior of fryer cabinet
  • 2350 - Critical The 3 compartment sink is leaking to the point that the facility cannot wash, rinse, and sanitize dishes properly.
  • 2790 - The indoor ceiling material located in the storage room does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 2930 - The front door was tied open.
  • 3170 - Repeat The following physical facilities are in poor repair:-Tile missing on the right of the fryer- Tile missing in front of the water heater- tile missing under the 3 compartment sink- tile missing under the stove
  • 3180 - Repeat The following physical facilities need cleaning:-Floor under the cookline-Floor to the right of the cook line
  • 3380 - Critical Observed an employee neglect to sanitize utensils and mugs after washing and rinsing them.
October 01, 2009Routine28Details / Comments
  • 0070 - there is no registered cfm.
  • 0610 - Single service napkins, paper towls, and "to go" containers were stored on the floor in the "private room"
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the wooden shelves in the storage room is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1570 - Repeat The following equipment is in poor repair:-Kick plates for display coolers-vent cover missing for right beer can refrigerator
  • 1790 - Repeat The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1800 - Repeat The following non-food contact surfaces need cleaning:-fryer cabinets-drip trays-top of water heater
  • 2600 - The outdoor refuse containers are stored on absorbent material.
  • 3170 - Repeat The following physical facilities are in poor repair:-tile missing right of the fryer-Tile missing under the stove-tile missing under the 3 compartment sink-tile missing in front of the water heater.-there are holes in the wall above the restroom hand sink
  • 3180 - The following physical facilities are in need of cleaning:-floor to the right of the fryers-floor under the stove
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3270 - Critical Multiple roaches were observed in the facility.
July 01, 2009Routine110Details / Comments
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the wooden shelves is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1570 - Repeat The following equipment is in poor repair:-the bottom panel of the beer display is missing- The freezers paint is chipping on the bottom.
  • 1790 - Repeat The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor and wall juncture behind the grill and below the fire hydrant are not sealed.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at the mens restroom used by food employees
  • 3170 - Repeat The following physical facilities are not in good repair:-tiles missing behind grill-tile missing in front of water heater closet-door not attached to water heater closet-there is a hole in the wall in the room with the freezers
  • 3180 - Repeat The following facilities are in need of cleaning:-hood vent -walls under 3 compartment sink-Floor under beer display
February 24, 2009Routine07Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Ready to eat food/produce stored with raw bacon and steak.
  • 0840 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Commercially prepared coleslaw not discarded or used-by the stamped date of Oct. 22, 2008.
  • 1060 - New shelves and exterior of new cabinetry at bar are not finished.
  • 1150 - Repeat Homestyle knife block used.
  • 1510 - Repeat Food thermometer could not be located.
  • 1530 - Repeat Chlorine test strips could not be located.
  • 1570 - Kickplates/vent covers missing from display refrigerator and beer low boys.
  • 1800 - The non-food contact surfaces are not clean:-grill table/shelf-grills/stove drip trays-exterior surfaces of the cookline equipment
  • 3170 - Repeat The physical structures are in poor repair:-floor tiles missing at backside of cookline and far right side-wall damaged below the three-compartment sink and floor-wall juncture not sealed-section of ceiling-wall juncture in men's restroom no longer sealed
November 03, 2008Routine18Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The person-in charge (PIC) did not know how to set-up the three-compartment sink for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing food contact surfaces.
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Raw ground beef patties stored with raw steaks and hot dogs in foil pan on bottom of refrigerator--bags appear to be leaking.
  • 0930 - Critical Menu lacks a consumer advisory for eggs and steaks that may be cooked to the customer's specification.
  • 1060 - Repeat Cardboard boxes used to store surplus foodservice equipment below the coffee counter.
  • 1150 - Homestyle wooden knife block in use.
  • 1510 - Food thermometer could not be located.
  • 1530 - Chlorine test strips could not be located.
  • 1570 - Inoperable Gibson refrigerator/freezer in beer storeroom.
  • 1790 - The upper interior of the microwave oven is not clean.
  • 1800 - The non-food contact surfaces are not clean:-vent hood filter-sides of cookline equipment-painted wood shelves below coffee counter
  • 2350 ii - Urinal in men's restroom out of order.
  • 2600 - The outdoor mobile toters are stored on absorbent material (wood).
  • 2830 - The floor-wall junctures are not sealed:-below the combination sink and three-compartment sink-small section behind beer storeroom racks
  • 2930 - A gap exists below the bottom of the front side entrance door.
  • 3170 - A section of the ceiling-wall juncture in the men's restroom is not sealed.
  • 3170 - Floor tile damaged in the water heater room.
  • 3180 - The vent hood system is not clean.
  • 3180 - Repeat The floor is not clean below:-the cookline equipment-the bar counter top
  • 3440 - Critical Multiple rodent bait stations (placed by Pest Control Service) are not covered and tamper-resistant
June 16, 2008Routine413Details / Comments
  • 0070 - Linda has completed food safety course sucessfully and is awaiting certificate.
  • 0470 A 4 - Raw products stored above ready to eat food in refrigerator.
  • 0610 - Bin with potatoes on floor in back room.
  • 1060 - Bud light cardboard boxes are being reused for storage on non-food items.
  • 1570 - Repeat Pepsi refrigerator in the back is missing kick plate.
  • 1750 - Parkay container sitting on rack with clean dishes.
  • 2000 - Wire racks stored on the floor in back storage room.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility at the bar was blocked by a cardboard box with beer bottle, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2350 ii - Section of 3-compartment sink is leaking. It is scheduled to be repaired.
  • 2930 - Back door knob is not properly attached to door creating an unprotected opening to the outside.
  • 3170 - Repeat The wall behind 3 vat sink and hand sink is damaged.The back store room has several areas of damage to the wall and floor.
  • 3220 - Repeat Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3270 - Corrected During Inspection Numerous rodent droppings over on shelving located to on the far side of the bar, near the front door.
March 06, 2008Routine112Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Repeat Soda and beer cases stored on the floor
  • 0840 - Critical Repeat Package of sliced ham with a date label of 10/15/07 was found in the refrigerator.
  • 1060 - Repeat Raw wood blocks used to support new 2 door refrigerator
  • 1570 - Repeat Bottom panel of refrigerator in beer room missing.
  • 3045 - Repeat Handwashing sign needed above men's handsink
  • 3080 - Repeat One of the light tubes over the kitchen handsink is burned out.
  • 3170 - Repeat The following areas of the establishment are in need of repair:1. wall behind 3-vat sink damaged2. small holes in the ceiling beside the light over the bar3. floor of the beer storage room4. walls of the beer storage room5. ceiling in men's room damaged and peeling6. ladies room door damaged7. floor of utility room
  • 3180 - Repeat The following areas of the physical facility are in need of cleaning:1. floor under cookline2. wall stained around 3-vat sink3. wall by men's restroom handsink4. floor in the beer storage room
  • 3220 - Repeat Mops not hung up to air dry.
November 08, 2007Follow-up18Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Soda and beer cases stored on the floor
  • 0840 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Package of sliced ham with a date label of 10/15/07 was found in the refrigerator.
  • 1060 - Raw wood blocks used to support new 2 door refrigerator
  • 1570 - Bottom panel of refrigerator in beer room missing.
  • 2120 - Critical Facility does not currently have hot water because pilot light is out on hot water heater.
  • 3045 - Handwashing sign needed above men's handsink
  • 3080 - One of the light tubes over the kitchen handsink is burned out.
  • 3170 - The following areas of the establishment are in need of repair:1. wall behind 3-vat sink damaged2. small holes in the ceiling beside the light over the bar3. floor of the beer storage room4. walls of the beer storage room5. ceiling in men's room damaged and peeling6. ladies room door damaged7. floor of utility room
  • 3180 - The following areas of the physical facility are in need of cleaning:1. floor under cookline2. wall stained around 3-vat sink3. wall by men's restroom handsink4. floor in the beer storage room
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
November 07, 2007Routine28Details / Comments
  • 0450 C - Corrected During Inspection Funnel stored in the sugar.
  • 1060 - Repeat Cardboard boxes used to store surplus food equipment and maintenance tools.
  • 1150 - Contact paper lining surfaces of stainless steel top wood cabinetry is peeling off and paper is lining the bottom surface (to catch grease).
  • 1180 - Improperly scaled food thermometers provided.
  • 1570 - Repeat Unnecessary items present in the beer storeroom and kitchen room--see coffee brewer.
  • 1570 - Laminate trim missing on countertop.
  • 1570 - Repeat Kick plate to one of the beer low boys is missing.
  • 1570 - Interior of homestyle freezer cracked/in poor repair.
  • 1580 - A cutting board is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1800 - The non-food contact surfaces are not clean:-stainless steel top wood cabinetry-drawers and painted wood shelves below bar
  • 2000 - Cooking utensils stored with the food contact surface up.
  • 2600 - Repeat The mobile toters are stored on absorbent material--wood platforms.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor tiles missing below the stainless steel top wood cabinet.
  • 3170 - The ceiling and wall in the kitchen storeroom are in poor repair.
  • 3170 - The ceiling-wall juncture in the men's restroom is not sealed.
  • 3170 - Repeat The floor-wall juncture below the combination sink and three-compartment sink are not sealed and the wall is in poor repair.
  • 3180 - The floor is not clean:-below the bar (where bar meets the floor)-below the stainless steel top wood cabinet-below the the combination and three-comparment sinks
  • 3270 - Few roaches observed on premises.
  • 3270 - Fruit flies observed by the combination sink.
July 16, 2007Routine012Details / Comments
  • 0070 - When asked, person in charge got 3 compartment out of order (wash, sanitize, rinse).
  • 0240 - Employee observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) package of ham in the JC Penney refunit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0840 - Corrected During Inspection Critical According to the ""consume by"" date on the carton of milk in the refrigerator, the food should have been discarded 4 days ago.
  • 0960 2 - Onions stored in single service manufacturer containersReuse of plastic manufacturer containers
  • 1060 - Cardboard boxes used for storage in storeroom and in front bar area to hold plastic containers.Paper lining shelf under wooden top table has absorbed grease or some other liquid on the unit.
  • 1160 - Kickplate covering vent for the beer cooler is missing
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the JC Penney ref
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - Door frame on JC Penney ref is damaged at the freezer/ref juncture
  • 1570 - Repeat Plastic dish strainer drainboard next to 3 compartment sink is cracked
  • 1570 - Unused coffeemaker in storeroom
  • 1790 - Food splatter on upper interior of microwave
  • 1800 - Repeat Wood shelf below metal-top table is dirty
  • 2000 - Frying pan and pot on floor under metal-top table
  • 2600 - Repeat Mobile refuse toters are stored on a wood surface
  • 2790 - Beer storeroom has unfinished cinderblock.
  • 2790 - Unfinished wall surface is beer storeroom where duct work extends through wall and gaps exist around duct work.
  • 3080 - Insufficient lighting below hood over cook line. Observed 20 foot candles.
  • 3090 - Ventilation fans in restrooms are not operational
  • 3170 - Repeat Physical structure are not maintained in good repair. SEE:1. REPEAT VIOLATION- Floor tiles missing under metal-top table2. REPEAT VIOLATION-Wall not sealed to floor wall under combination and 3-compartment sinks3. Corner trim missing in men's restroom4. Wall damaged behind toilet and toliet paper dispenser in men's restroom5. Hole in door to storeroom6. Abandoned outlet behind Lowboy freezer is missing cover7. Paint peeling below stainless steel wall cover below cookline8. Few floor tiles cracked and/or missing in storeroom
  • 3180 - Wall dirty below handsink and 3 compartment sinkFloor dirty under wooden top table in front bar area
  • 3330 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Working containers of windex are not properly labeled.
April 18, 2007Routine317Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Lack of current registered Certified Food Manager.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Two boxes of tea bags stored on floor.
  • 1150 - Contact paper (very old) lining wood shelf below metal-top table.
  • 1150 - Repeat Paper towels lining the utensil drawers and utensils are in direct contact with the towels.
  • 1570 - Plastic drainboard is cracked.
  • 1570 - Trim of kickplate on beer display cooler is loose.
  • 1770 B - The bottom interior of the freezer has ice build-up and frozen food spillage (lip service side stored on build-up).
  • 1800 - Repeat The non-food contact surfaces are not clean:-wood shelf below metal-top table-top of homestyle refrigerator-ice build-up observed in low boy and freezer
  • 2000 - Stock pot stored on floor.
  • 2600 - Mobile toter stored on wood board designated as storage surface.
  • 2830 - Repeat The floor-wall junctures are not sealed behind/below the combination and three-compartment sinks.
  • 2930 - Small gap exists below back door (see right side).
  • 3080 - Repeat Lighting insufficient in the area of the sinks at front bar area.
  • 3170 - The physical structures are in poor repair:-holes in wall in men's restroom-wall covering beginning to blister/peel in the men's restroom-cracks observed in beer storeroom wall-wall outlet below bar top is not secure-REPEAT VIOLATION: wall not secure below the combination and three-compartment sinks-REPEAT VIOLATION: floor tiles missing and buckling below metal-top table-paint beginning to peel below the stainless steel wall covering below vent hood system-REPEAT VIOLATION: gap exists in wall to right of homestyle refrigerator (was covered with tape but tape removed and hanging off)
  • 3180 - The wall is heavily stained below the vent hood system (painted portion).
  • 3180 - The window ledge is not clean.
  • 3180 - Repeat The floors are not clean below:-bar top-metal-top table-three-compartment sink-combination sink
  • 3290 - Maintenance tools improperly stored with cooking equipment.
October 16, 2006Routine113Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Ready-to-eat turkey and ham were not labeled with a use-by date once opened.
  • 1150 - Paper towel lining drawer.
  • 1320 - Thermometer not provided inside the refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Repeat Wood drainboard at 3-compartment sink no longer sealed.
  • 1570 - Repeat Kickplate missing on one of the beer coolers.
  • 1750 - Manufacturer container reused for storage (see plastic utensils).
  • 1770 B - Mug trays are not clean.
  • 1800 - The wood shelf below the metal top counter is not clean.
  • 2600 - Repeat Waste oil container is stored on absorbent material.
  • 2790 - Repeat Concrete floor in storeroom is not sealed.
  • 2830 - Repeat The floor-wall juncture along the wall behind the sinks in the foodservice area not sealed.
  • 3080 - Repeat Lighting insufficient in foodservice area and storeroom.
  • 3080 - Repeat Lighitng not provided below the vent hood.
  • 3170 - Repeat The following physical structures are in poor repair:-floor below equipment not completely tiled-wall not secured behind combination sink-gap in wall right of homestyle refrigerator covered with tape
  • 3180 - The floor below the metal top cabinetry is not clean.
  • 3180 - The wall behind the new low boy is not clean.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Maintenance chemicals improperly stored with food in storeroom.
  • 3360 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Flying insect spray improperly stored in foodservice area.
June 30, 2006Routine312Details / Comments
  • 1060 - Wood blocks used to support hot water heater and bottom shelf of homestyle freezer.
  • 1550 - The sealant at the men's restroom handsink-wall juncture is deteriorating.
  • 1570 - Wood shelving in multiple areas are worn.
  • 1570 - Wood drawers no longer sealed.
  • 1570 - Kickplate missing on one of the beer coolers.
  • 1570 - The stainless steel shelves in the Formica top cabinetry are corroded.
  • 1570 - The wood drainboard on the left side of the three-compartment sink is no longer sealed.
  • 2350 ii - One of the waste drain lines of the three-compartment sink is leaking.
  • 2600 - The waste oil container is stored on absorbent material (overgrown vegetation).
  • 2600 - The outdoor mobile togers are stored on absorbent material.
  • 2660 - The women's restroom does not have a covered trash receptacle.
  • 2790 - The concrete floor in the storeroom is not sealed.
  • 2830 - The floor-wall juncture along the wall/behind the combination sink is not sealed.
  • 2920 - The women's toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door and is propped open.
  • 2930 - The back door is self-closing and there are gaps around the door frame.
  • 3080 - Lighting is insufficient in the foodservice area and storeroom.
  • 3080 - Lighting is in poor repair above back hallway.
  • 3080 - Lighting not provided:-below vent hood-inside homestyle freezer
  • 3170 - The following physical structures are in poor repair:-outlet cover is missing to right of barside low boy -threshold missing at back door-floor below equipment is not completely tiled-hole in wall below coffee brewer-wall not secured behind combination handsink -gaps exist around plumbing pipes below the three-compartment sink and women's restroom -light fixture loose on hallway ceiling-two holes in ceiling above back door
  • 3220 - Mop rack not provided.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
May 31, 2006Pre-Opening014Details / Comments

October 01, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All food temperatures are internal.

July 01, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All food temperatures are internal.

February 24, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
all food temperatures are internal.
Operator was reminded about the Certified food manager requirement.
Made an appointment to meet owner.

November 03, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All food temperatures observed were internal temperatures.
Properly finish the back rooms for food and beer storage--floors, walls, and ceilings shall be smooth and easily cleanable and non-absorbent--these areas are in the process of being reconstructed/remodeled.
2009 permit issued; post in public view. Review emergency instructions on reverse side with staff. Provided employee health flow chart.

June 16, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed employee health policy with owner/operator and provided guidance document and big 5 cheat sheet.
Observed unmarked jar of pickled eggs on counter. Operator stated he was not aware that they were there and discarded them. Food served in the food establishment shall be obtained from an approved source.

March 06, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Tip sensitve digital thermometer consumer advisory for any undercooked foods must be provided by 4/16/08.
Provided copy of employee reporting agreement.
An approved employee health policy is required to be adopted no later than April 16, 2008 which shall require food employees and conditional employees to report to the person in charge: 1). When they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat with fever, jaundice, and any lesions containing pus such as a boil or infected wound that is open or draining and is on the exposed portions of the arms, hands, or wrists; 2). Diagnosed illnesses caused by: Salmonella, Shigella spp., E.coli 0157:H7, Hepatitis A Virus, or Norovirus; and, 3). Potential exposure to: Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli 0157:H7, Hepatitis A virus, or Norovirus. Based on the information given, the person in charge shall then restrict or exclude the employee from working as a food employee. The person in charge is responsible for reporting to the Health Department if a food employee reports a diagnosis with a listed pathogen.

November 08, 2007 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
Follow-up occured via phone message from CFM informing EHS that the pilot light had been lit shortly after my departure from facility and hot water was now available to the facility. Food service operations may resume.

November 07, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Please contact EHS Jennifer Burch at 727-2573 when hot water heater is repaired. NO FOOD SERVICE UNTIL HOT WATER IS REPAIRED.
Numerous new pieces of kitchen equipment were in the process being moved in/installed during inspection. Items included:
1. large 2-door refrigerator
2. oven/stove
3. grill
4. fryer
2008 permit issued during inspection, imminent health hazards and employee health policy reviewed.
Ensure all spray bottles labeled.
No undercooked foods served.

July 16, 2007 (Routine)


Violations:

April 18, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
When asked, employees did not know where mop water was being dumped. Advised employees to use combination mopsink/handsink to dump mop water.
Typed report not provided at time of inspection due to time constraints. Report to be delivered at a later time.

October 16, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised staff to label the USE-BY dates on packages in addition to the opening date.

June 30, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Shelving removed from beer room and storeroom and replaced with coated wire shelving or metal shelving. 2006 permit issued; post in public view and review emergency instructions on reverse side with all staff.

May 31, 2006 (Pre-Opening)


Violations: Comments:
Original evaluation conducted 4/26/06 as routine evluation under previous owner and ownership change. A temporary permit is issued and will expire in 30 days; operator has 30 days, except where otherwise noted, to make the necessary corrections and repairs. A follow-up evaluation will be conducted at that time to ensure correction of 30 day repairs.

Do you have any questions you'd like to ask about Circle Snack Shop? Post them here so others can see them and respond.

×
Circle Snack Shop respresentatives - respond and add information

Write your review!

Your Ratings

You can rate this restaurant in different categories from 1 star (worst) to 5 stars (best) or leave category unrated

Food:
Service:
Price:
Ambience:
Cleanliness:

Your Review


Would you recommend Circle Snack Shop to others? (optional)
  
Add photo of Circle Snack Shop (optional)
Add more info about the restaurant »

About You

Your nickname:

Optional Verification

(additional info to increase the weight and the placement of your review and ratings)

Real Name:
Email (won't be published):
Date and time of your visit to this restaurant:
Phone number (won't be published):
Leave your signature»

Recently added reviews

Name City Users' Rating
Temple Farms CateringHampton, VA
****
Taco BellChesapeake, VA
**
Target Store T-1018Richmond, VA
****
The Burger ShackChantilly, VA
*****
Waffle HouseChesapeake, VA
***
McDonald'sLynchburg, VA
*
Pizza Hut #4564Roanoke, VA
*****
Fellini'sCharlottesville, VA
*
Royal Creamery and CateringHurt, VA
*****
Tom's Drive InPulaski, VA
****

Restaurants in neighborhood

Name

Pizza Hut Delivery #4552
Subway #22156
McDonald's #1614
Krungthai Street Grill
Kaya Korean Restaurant
Palm Tree Restaurant
Chanello's Pizza
Golden City Restaurant III

Create your own business profile on city-data.com. It's completely free!
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: