Coco Rico, 6701 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 - Fast Food Restaurant inspection findings and violations



Business Info

Restaurant: Coco Rico
Address: 6701 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
Type: Fast Food Restaurant
Phone: 703 822-0124
Total inspections: 8
Last inspection: 09/15/2015

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Inspection findings

Inspection date

Type

No violation noted during this evaluation.09/15/2015Complaint
This is a risk factor assessment. Thank you for following me through the inspection today. There were no critical violations observed today. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the health department at 703-246-2444.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
08/25/2015Risk Factor
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a routine inspection. Environmental health specialist discussed temperature logs, cleaning schedule, thawing procedures and active managerial control. Environmental health specialist provided temperature logs.
  • Food Storage Containers, Identified with Common Name of Food
    Observation: The following food items that are not easily identified by appearance were observed without a label: sauces in food prep area that have been removed from the original container
    Correction: Unless a food item can be easily recognized, all foods and ingredients removed from their original containers and stored in working containers shall be labeled using the common name of the food. For example: cooking oils, salt, sugar, flour, spices, herbs, etc.
  • Equipment / Good Repair / Components / Gaskets
    Observation: The door gaskets of the following unit(s) are (missing, damaged): walk-in cooler
    Correction: Equipment components such as doors, seals, hinges, fasteners, and kick plates shall be kept intact, tight, and adjusted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Critical: Certified Food Manager/Presence Required (corrected on site)
    Observation: There is no Certified Food Manager present at the beginning of the inspection.
    Correction: It shall be unlawful to operate a food establishment unless it is under the immediate control of a certified food manager. It is highly suggested that you have more than one employee with the food manager's license. ORS Interactive, Inc. (see handout provided) issues the required photo identification card with proof of successful completion of a certified food manager's exam. Failure to have a certified food manager on site during ALL hours of operation including food preparation, food service, and cleaning/sanitizing of equipment/utensils will result in closure of the establishment.
  • Refuse Container with Cover/ Women's & Unisex Toilet Room
    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.
03/02/2015Routine
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a risk factor inspection.
Environmental health specialist discussed cleaning schedule and repair faucet at 3vat sink.

No violation noted during this evaluation.
10/23/2014Risk Factor
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a complaint investigation.
Environmental health specialist (EHS) discussed the hand washing procedures and glove use procedures. EHS discussed with manager employee health policy and manager stated that there had not been any sick employees in the last two weeks. All food temperatures were holding at proper temperature.
Case not confirmed.

No violation noted during this evaluation.
05/08/2014Complaint
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a routine inspection.
Environmental health specialist (EHS) discussed handwashing and glove use procedures.
EHS discussed maintaining proper hot holding temperatures and cooling methods.

  • Critical: Hot Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 135°F or above (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were found hot holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: mashed potatoes holding at 127 degrees and beans holding at 111 degrees inside of hot holding unit
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be hot held at a temperature of 135°F or above unless the permit holder is using "time as public health control" as specified under 3-501.19. Mashed potatoes were reheated to 169 degrees. Beans were discarded at time of inspection.
03/13/2014Routine
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a risk factor inspection.
EHS discussed calibrating thermometers.

  • Responsibilities of Owner or Proprietor (repeated violation)
    Observation: Absence of no-smoking signs or international no-smoking signs in non-smoking area.
    Correction: Post of no-smoking signs or international no-smoking signs in non-smoking area. These can be found online at www.vdh.virginia.gov/breatheeasy
10/08/2013Risk Factor
  • Responsibilities of Owner or Proprietor
    Observation: Absence of no-smoking signs or international no-smoking signs in non-smoking area.
    Correction: Post of no-smoking signs or international no-smoking signs in non-smoking area. These can be found online at www.vdh.virginia.gov/breatheeasy
  • Critical: Handwashing / When to wash hands (corrected on site)
    Observation: A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after putting on hair restraint and before putting on gloves.
    Correction: ALL food employees shall wash their hands OFTEN especially after handling trash, using the restroom, handling raw meats, handling soiled equipment and utensils, BEFORE putting on clean gloves, etc. Proper handwashing frequencies will aid in the reduction of foodborne illness.
  • Critical: Hot Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food at 135°F or above (corrected on site)
    Observation: The following food item(s) were found hot holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: plantains, yuca and mashed potatoes under heat lamps and inside of hot holding unit
    Correction: Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be hot held at a temperature of 135°F or above unless the permit holder is using "time as public health control" as specified under 3-501.19. Plantains and mashed potatoes were discarded at time of inspection. Yuca was discarded at time of inspection.
  • Equipment / Good Repair / Components / Gaskets
    Observation: The door gaskets of the following unit(s) are (missing, damaged): True 3dr prep unit
    Correction: Equipment components such as doors, seals, hinges, fasteners, and kick plates shall be kept intact, tight, and adjusted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Microwave Oven Interior & Door Seals Cleaned Every 24 Hours
    Observation: The (cavity, door seal) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
    Correction: The interiors of all microwave ovens including cavities, door seals, floors, walls, and ceilings shall be cleaned at least every 24 hours by using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure.
04/25/2013Routine

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