Cogan's Pizza, 4311 Colley Ave. B, Norfolk, VA 23508 - Full Service Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Cogan's Pizza
Address: 4311 Colley Ave. B, Norfolk, VA 23508
Type: Full Service Restaurant
Phone: 757 226-8341
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 03/09/2015

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Inspection findings

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Observed cooling charts, temperature charts, and time as a public health control. Facility will utilize colored date dot system for TPHC. All other violations addressed.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
Marinara, Alfredo, Mild/Spicy sauces are observed as housemade. Discussed the species of tuna in question with CFM for species specifications. Restrooms are observed well maintained and stocked. Provided cooling charts and time as a public health control. Observed food handler cards, temperature charts, and employee health policy. Approved for permit. Follow up will include review of provided documentation to ensure accuracy.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food: Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Turkey, Italian Sausage, and Pepperoni were observed cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Cold hold potentially hazardous food at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Handwashing Lavatory, Water Temperature, and Flow
    Observation: Water from the handwashing sink at the prep area was measured at a temperature less than 100°F.
    Correction: Make necessary adjustments to valves and lines serving the handsink to provide water of at least 100°F to allow more effective removal of fatty soils encountered in kitchens.
  • Refuse - Covering Receptacles
    Observation: Outside refuse container was observed with the door left open.
    Correction: Cover all waste containers when not in continuous use to prevent the attraction of pests and insects..
  • Mops - Drying Mops (corrected on site)
    Observation: Mops and brooms not hung up to air dry.
    Correction: Wet use maintenance items such as mops must be hung in a position that allows them to air dry so they are not allowed to grow contamination which can then be spread through the establishment at the next use.
  • Critical: Toxics - Storage of Toxic Containers*
    Observation: Containers of sanitizer bucket are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    Correction: Containers of sanitizer bucket must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • Critical: Sanitizer; Criteria/Chemicals for food contact* (corrected on site)
    Observation: QAC being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010. Level observed too high in the sanitizer bucket.
    Correction: Utilize only QAC that meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010 when applying to food contact surfaces
No food in facility at time of inspection.
Facility recommended for permit.

  • Lighting, Intensity
    Observation: Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted under hood in kitchen area.
    Correction: Provide at least 50 foot candles at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor
  • Physical Facilities in Good Repair
    Observation: In prep area, gaps noted in ceiling tiles (8).
    Storage closet with gas hot water heater observed with opening up to rafters.

    Correction: Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

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