Country Favorites, 3940 George Washington Highway, Portsmouth, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Country Favorites
Address: 3940 George Washington Highway, Portsmouth, Virginia
Phone: (757) 399-3400
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: Aug 24, 2009

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Inspection Date

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Details / Comments

  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Potato salad, Pasta salad, cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shelves by oven, behind fryers/hood, dry storage area has accumulations of grime and debris.
August 24, 2009Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0790 - Improper methods used to thaw chicken (chicken was in bags sitting in water).
  • 0820 A 1 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Wings, Slisbury steak, Ribs etc. hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the sides of fryer/oven, chest freezer lid is broken, shelf inside ice maker has mold; has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3170 - Repeat ceiling is not maintained in good repair. Ceiling tiles are loose. Floor behind fryers needs cleaning
May 20, 2009Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical The head of the back of the house failed to state the minimum cook temperatures and times for potentially hazardous food.
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils inn the waitress cooler.
  • 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).
  • 0620 - Food stored under pipes that lead to machinery.
  • 0820 A 1 - Critical Porkchops and pig feet hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Potato salad and pig feet cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) rice and other foods in the refrigeration unit are not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1580 - The cutting board(s) are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: The tops of the bins holding breadings, the insides of all refrigeration and all the compartments hold clean utensils.
  • 1960 - Utensils were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 3170 - Repeat Tiles in the kitchen are not maintained in good repair
February 06, 2009Routine57Details / Comments
  • 0570 - The sanitizer solution used to store the wiping cloths was too high.
  • 1570 - Repeat The door gasket to the floor model freezer is torn.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: deep fryers.
  • 1800 - The non-food contact surface of the inner ledge of the bulk ice machine has accumulations of grime and debris.
September 22, 2008Routine04Details / Comments
  • 1570 - The door gasket to the floor model freezer is in poor repair.
  • 1770 B - Corrected During Inspection Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: can opener.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: exhaust vents.
  • 3170 - Repeat The floor tiles are badly broken in dry storage area; ceiling tiles badly damaged in kitchen area.
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
May 27, 2008Routine05Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition. Container of rice and other cooked food with no date-marking.
  • 1570 - Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises. Broken ice machine needs repair.
  • 3170 - Floor damaged in storage room.
February 05, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The raw animal food on display is stored in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE). Raw ground beef stored over fresh ready to eat vegetables.
  • 0790 - Corrected During Inspection Improper methods used to thaw raw pork chops.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Rice pudding and container of raw pork chops found cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the deep fryers have accumulations of grime and debris.
November 14, 2007Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection The solution used to store wiping cloths was too strong.
  • 1570 - Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises. Ice machine, reach-n cooler were not in use,
  • 1770 C - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: can opener.
  • 2660 - There is no cover to the feminine napkin refuse container in the ladies room stall.
August 13, 2007Routine04Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Sanitizer solution as too low.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Container of tuna salad cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1570 - The door gaskets of the two floor model freezers and one reach are torn.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: 1) can opener; 2) inner ledge of bulk ice machine..
May 16, 2007Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The raw animal food on display is stored in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE). there was thawing raw roast stored above RTE foods in reach-in cooler.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition. There were several contianers of advance prepared foods in reach-in with no date mark.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: bulk ice machine, can opener and drip pan area of baking ovens.
February 02, 2007Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use. Chemical sanitizer was too low.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Tuna salad cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1570 - The light in the front area reach-in cooler was not working.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the ulk ice machine and dep fryers have accumulations of grime and debris.
November 13, 2006Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The raw animal food on display is stored in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Tuna salad cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition. (in large reach-in cooler)
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: exhaust vents.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the baking ovens and deep fryers have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in dry storage shed not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 2930 - Outer opening screen mesh is more than 16 to 1 inches. The screen door is not tight fitting.
August 11, 2006Routine44Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The raw animal food on display is stored in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
  • 1190 - Corrected During Inspection The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees C) used to take food temps was not available.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Can opener.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the drip pan are of the baking ovens has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2660 - Repeat There is no cover to the feminine napkin refuse container in the ladies room stall.
  • 3170 - Repeat Light bulb/fixture not working in exhaust vent system is not maintained in good repair
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
May 08, 2006Routine25Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: exhaust vents.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3170 - Repeat The floor and light under the hood system is not maintained in good repair
February 02, 2006Routine33Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Range top and vents.
  • 2310 - Critical The hand sink was used as an utility sink as well as a hand sink.
  • 2660 - There is no cover to the feminine napkin refuse container in the ladies room stall.
  • 3170 - Light in range hood is not maintained in good repair.
November 04, 2005Routine33Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1190 - Repeat The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees C) located in the reefer is missing.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Can opener.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the oven vents has accumulations of grime and debris.
August 01, 2005Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0550 - Employee using a bowl as a serving utensil for large batch of mac-n-cheese.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1720 - Repeat A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the deep fryer and range top has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb under the range hood not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
February 09, 2005Routine16Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat in the reefer was not properly dated for disposition. (Chicken, roast beef, yams)
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Fried chicken cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the deep fat fryer, exhaust vents, and oven range has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2890 - Light bulb underneath the oven range not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees C) located in the reefer new the serving line was missing.
November 19, 2004Routine25Details / Comments
  • 1880 - Critical The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: refrigeration units especially the door tracks.
  • 2930 - SCreen door racked has air gaps around unit and outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 3270 - Critical Some flies present in kitchen.
  • 3180 - Flooring behing cookline in kitchen has a build-up of grease, dirt and grime.
  • 0820 - Critical Pork and shredded cheese above required 41.f or below standard, informed by the operator these foods recently delivered.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at kitchen lavatories used by food employees
  • 3170 - Floor tiles removed under refrigeration/freezer units at back door also china top to men's toilet removed and is not maintained in good repair
August 31, 2004Complaint34Details / Comments

August 24, 2009 (Routine)


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May 20, 2009 (Routine)


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Violations discussed with management

February 06, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Back of the house manager is required to take the CFM course. Dates and times will be given at a later date. Other problems have been discussed with the manager.

September 22, 2008 (Routine)


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November 14, 2007 (Routine)


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November 19, 2004 (Routine)


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August 31, 2004 (Complaint)


Violations: Comments:
Owner will fax the most recent pest control service invoice.

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