Dragon House, 16701 River Ridge Blvd, Woodbridge, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



Business Info

Restaurant: Dragon House
Address: 16701 River Ridge Blvd, Woodbridge, Virginia
Phone: (703) 221-2617
Total inspections: 20
Last inspection: Jan 26, 2009

Working hours:
  • Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Monday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Primary contact: Tian Yong
Cuisine: Chinese
Reservations: Not accepted

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Violation code

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Details / Comments

  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor - boxes of food in walk-in freezer.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the top-loading freezer.
  • 1600 - Repeat The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with limescale that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.
  • 1780 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Food contact surfaces of the chef's knives on storage rack used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
  • 2260 - Critical Repeat Backflow prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law - faucet inside buffet table.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located next to the 3-vat sink is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 3020 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Soap was not provided at the handsink in the beverage station area.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the handsink by 3-vat sink.
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen cooking line - 20 foot-candles.
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the men's restroom - 5 foot-candles.
January 26, 2009Routine36Details / Comments
  • 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat 2 cans of straw mushrooms have folded, dented seams.
  • 0450 - Critical Repeat Bulk food storage bins lacks approved food scoops.
  • 0550 - Repeat Rice scoop stored in tub of water betwenn use.
  • 0610 - Repeat Containers of food on floor in walk-in cooler
  • 0610 - Repeat Bags of rice, potato starch stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1100 - Repeat The food contact surface of the 5 gallon plastic pails are not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1150 - Repeat White plastic storage bin rack in rear of kitchen.
  • 1150 - Repeat Soda pump / tank on floor in beverage area.
  • 1150 - Repeat Soda bottle racks used for storage platforms.
  • 1150 - Repeat Plywood liners and cardboard liners on storage shelves and on shelves under prep tables.
  • 1190 - Repeat The top-loading freezer lacks a thermometer.
  • 1560 - Repeat The top-loading freezer lacks castors or 6" legs.
  • 1600 - Repeat 3-vat sink lacks an approved drain stoppers.
  • 1600 - Repeat The interior surfaces of the dishwasher are soiled with food debris.
  • 1800 - Repeat Heavy grease inside exhaust hood canopy.
  • 2000 - Repeat Facility lacks adequate dry storage.
  • 2000 - Repeat Kitchen utensils stored on top of smoker.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service trays & bowls with lids observed unprotected from contamination in dry food storage room.
  • 2350 ii - Repeat Leaking water pipe under beverage station sink.
  • 2720 - Repeat Dumpster was uncovered.
  • 3080 - Repeat Inadequate light in kitchen.
  • 3170 - Repeat Ceiling panels missing or stained in kitchen.
  • 3220 - Repeat Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3660 - Repeat Current permit is not posted.
February 06, 2008Follow-up215Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Corrected During Inspection Critical A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils or after engaging in any activity which may have contaminated his/her hands.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Kitchen staff eating in kitchen prep area.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical 3 cans of mushrooms, 1 can of bamboo sprouts, 1 can of soya sauce have folded, dented seams.
  • 0450 - Critical Bulk food storage bins lacks approved food scoops.
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employee observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food (cooked noodles) with his bare hands.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Rice scoop stored in tub of water betwenn use.
  • 0610 - Bowl of shrimp on floor in walk-in cooler
  • 0610 - Bags of rice, potato starch stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0790 - Corrected During Inspection Chicken thawing in bowl of water.
  • 0800 - Critical Very large metal pan of fried rice in walk-in cooler.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in the walk-in cooler were not properly date marked for disposition.
  • 1100 - Corrected During Inspection Fork and ladels with broken handles.
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the 5 gallon plastic pails are not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1150 - Wooden 2X4 rack on floor in walk-in cooler.
  • 1150 - White plastic storage bin rack in rear of kitchen.
  • 1150 - Soda pump / tank on floor in beverage area.
  • 1150 - Soda bottle racks used for storage platforms.
  • 1150 - Plywood liners and cardboard liners on storage shelves and on shelves under prep tables.
  • 1190 - The top-loading freezer lacks thermometers.
  • 1460 - Corrected During Inspection 3-vat sink not set up.
  • 1560 - The top-loading freezer lacks castors or 6" legs.
  • 1600 - 3-vat sink lacks an approved drain stopper.
  • 1600 - The interior surfaces of the dishwasher are soiled with food debris.
  • 1770 C - Corrected During Inspection Debris on can opener and table mount.
  • 1780 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food contact surfaces of the chef's knives on knife rack used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
  • 1800 - Heavy grease inside exhaust hood canopy.
  • 2000 - Facility lacks adequate dry storage.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Kitchen utensils stored on egg crate on smoker.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Cutting boards stored on ladder.
  • 2000 - Single service trays & bowls with lids observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2260 - Critical Hose on faucet below buffet table.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Water turned off at handsink next to prep sink.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the3-vat sink is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2350 ii - Leaking water pipe under beverage station sink.
  • 2720 - Dumpster was uncovered.
  • 2930 - Corrected During Inspection Rear exit door closer broken.
  • 3020 - Corrected During Inspection Soap dispenser were not provided at the hand washing lavatory by the 3-vat sink and at the beverage station.
  • 3030 - Kitchen and beverage station handsinks lack towel dispensers.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3080 - Inadequate light in men's restroom.
  • 3080 - Inadequate light in kitchen.
  • 3170 - Gap at base of wall under prep sink.
  • 3170 - Ceiling panels missing or stained in kitchen.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3260 - Repeat Facility lacks a coat rack and/or bins for employee clothing. Clothing on food item storage shelves.
  • 3290 - Corrected During Inspection Knife sharpening stone at clean end of 3-vat sink.
  • 3350 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Aerosal can of Raid Ant & Roach pesticide.
  • 3660 - Permit is not posted.
January 02, 2008Routine1025Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. August 01, 2007Complaint00Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Repeat (1)Food is not covered in storage.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution after and between uses.
  • 0690 - Repeat Cooked food cooling on shelves not protected from miscellaneous contamination.
  • 0960 1 - Critical Repeat Re-using plastic grocery bags for food storage in walk in freezer.
  • 3045 - Repeat There are no handwashing signs on any of the handsinks in the food preparation area.
  • 3260 - Repeat Box of clothes on dry storage shelf.
April 24, 2007Follow-up24Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical The person(s) in charge of facility at time of inspection have failed to demonstrate knowledge of preventing foodborne illness, as shown by the high number of violations found during the inspection.
  • 0130 - Critical No handwashing observed during inspection by any of the food employees.
  • 0380 - Critical Dented can of bamboo chutes.
  • 0470 - Critical (2) Raw meats are stored above ready to eat vegetables in the walk in cooler.
  • 0470 - Critical (1)Food is not covered in storage.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution after and between uses.
  • 0610 - Repeat Buckets of soy sauce stored on floor in walk in cooler.
  • 0690 - Cooked food cooling on shelves not protected from miscellaneous contamination.
  • 0830 - Critical The ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods in the walk in cooler is not properly labeled for disposition.
  • 0960 1 - Critical Repeat Re-using plastic grocery bags for food storage in walk in freezer.
  • 1580 - Cutting board on reach in cooler must be replaced; no longer smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 1770 A - Critical Exhaust hood vents have an accumulation of grease.
  • 1770 C - Walk in freezer is not maintained clean and orderly.
  • 1780 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Inside of ice machine is noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1800 - (2) Mop sink area is not clean.
  • 1800 - (1)Various nonfood contact equipment is soiled to sight and touch. (ice maker lid, top of dishwasher, etc.)
  • 1890 - Critical Dishwasher is not sanitizing food equipment.
  • 2000 - (2) Items stored on floor in dry storage.
  • 2000 - (1) Single service containers not protected from contamination.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Handsink is blocked by boxes of chicken.
  • 2650 - No trash cans at handsinks.
  • 2790 - Cardboard box being re-used as floor mat in entrance to kitchen.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in walk in cooler is not shielded.
  • 3020 - No soap at rear handsink in food preparation area.
  • 3030 - No paper towels in women's rest-room.
  • 3045 - There are no handwashing signs on any of the handsinks in the food preparation area.
  • 3200 - Air vent on ice machine is dirty.
  • 3260 - Box of clothes on dry storage shelf.
  • 3300 - Unnecessary items on premises.
  • 3340 - Critical Toxic/poisonous chemicals stored in dry storage room among food and equipment.
April 17, 2007Routine1116Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Repeat Containers of condiments left open to possible contamination.(Corrected)Food (chicken) sitting out in storage area uncovered.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Bag of red chili peppers on floor in dry storage room.
  • 3220 - Repeat Mop is not being stored to air dry
October 30, 2006Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0450 C - Critical Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0820 - Critical RTE food, (rice 68 degrees, chicken 66, egg rolls 50) and raw poultry, cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0820 - Critical RTE food hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0960 1 - Critical Re using comercial containers to store food.
  • 1180 - No food temperature measuring device .
  • 1530 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the food preparation area.
  • 3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
May 16, 2005Complaint35Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1800 - Dirty mop sink.
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility is being used for storage preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor corners and walls noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3220 - Mops and brooms not hung up to air dry.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
  • 3660 - Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
May 02, 2005Routine19Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigerator.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located the kitchen is being used for storage, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 3180 - Repeat Kitchen floor noted in need of cleaning.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1770 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following non-food contact surfaces: wire shelves and cooler interior
  • 2810 - Wall or wall covering in the kitchen is not smooth and easily cleanable.
January 03, 2005Routine15Details / Comments
  • 1780 - Critical Equipment food contact surfaces/utensils were not observed cleaned between uses with raw fruits/vegetables and potentially hazardous food.
  • 1780 - Critical Equipment used for storage of packaged or open food items was observed with visible accumulations of soil and debris.
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the storage room.
  • 2910 - Roaches in light covers (some dead, some live)
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 0070 - Employees are not aware of or are not practicing proper methods to rapidly cool potentially hazardous food (PHF).
  • 0070 - Employees are not aware of or are not using suitable utensils with ready-to-eat food to prevent cross-contamination.
  • 0070 - Employees are not properly sanitizing cleaned multiuse equipment and utensils.
  • 0070 - Employees are not properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the shelves is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 3180 - Repeat Ceiling tiles, stove dirty under wok stove, in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1770 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: mop sink, three vat sink, walk in cooler walls, floor and shelves
  • 0820 - Critical 47F chicken in reach in unit and cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0820 - Critical 65 chicken on cooking line and 73 egg rolls on holding line hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1570 - Refrigerator leaking water into unit, was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 3170 - Repeat Hole in wall in storage room and is not maintained in good repair
November 03, 2004Routine29Details / Comments
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of shelves has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in cooking area.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination.
  • 3170 - Wall and ceiling are not in good repair
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of WD-40 and insecticides are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor and wall noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: cooler interior.
August 04, 2004Routine25Details / Comments
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 1570 - Repeat Door broken to waitress station cabinet, sandwich box running 45 to 47F and was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 2350 - Critical Sink drain broken, water leaking onto floor.
  • 3180 - Bugs in light shield, floor drain dirty with food residue, dirty cardboard on shelf and noted in need of cleaning.
June 29, 2004Routine14Details / Comments
  • 1780 - Critical Surfaces of the Soda gun holster dirty and was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
June 21, 2004Follow-up22Details / Comments
  • 1570 - Buffet table door broken, cutting board scarred was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under cooking line noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Area under buffet table, area between equipment noted in need of cleaning.
May 28, 2004Routine03Details / Comments
  • 1780 - Critical Surfaces of the Soda gun holster dirty and was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided.
  • 0960 1 - Critical The food contact surface of the cloth towels is not safe.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1570 - Ice scoop has tape on it, bar cabinet door broken, drain plugs missing to 3 vat sink was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0390 - Critical The ice used as a a cooling medium may not be used for drinking ice.
  • 2350 - Critical
  • 3180 - Repeat Kitchen walls dirty, storage room floor dirty, floor dirty under cooking line, @Physical structure@ in the @Location@ noted in need of cleaning.
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: ice machine grill, inside of dishwasher, shelves in kitchen dirty, equipment surfaces dirty, .
  • 1770 A - Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: Can opener, rice pots dirty, cutting board dirty,
May 26, 2004Routine77Details / Comments
  • 0960 1 - Critical Broken plastic food container is not safe.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1770 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris:wire shelves.
  • 3180 - Repeat Kitchen wall, floor and ceiling noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located in the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
February 13, 2004Routine25Details / Comments
  • 1800 - Storage shelves had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 0610 - Food stored in a commonly wet or soiled location.
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces:can opener
  • 3180 - Wall, floor and ceiling noted in need of cleaning.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located in the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
June 10, 2003Routine15Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 10, 2003Routine00-
  • 1600 - The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with (food debris, limescale) that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigerator
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6"" above the floor.
  • 1570 - Ice scoop and buffet table were observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of cleaners are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
January 28, 2003Routine15Details / Comments

January 26, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Employee health policy in place. No cooking, cooling, reheating, or special food procedures observed. No consumer advisory needed for menu. Mechanical dishwasher appears to be working properly. Discussed proper cleaning and sanitizing of knives, and employee access to handsinks with manager.

February 06, 2008 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
Correct all critical and repeat violations immediately. Discussed violations with person-in-charge.

January 02, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Facility treated by a Certifed Pest Control Operator 11/20/07; no evidence of an active insect infestation. Correct all critical violations immediately. Correct all other violations by 2/02/08.

August 01, 2007 (Complaint)

Comments:
Spoke with manager restaurant will make sure food is protected on delivery. No evidence of Wasp in restaurant. Keep rear door closed to prevent insects.

April 24, 2007 (Follow-up)


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April 17, 2007 (Routine)


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October 30, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Current permit expires December 17, 2006. Must come to health department and renew permit before December 17, 2006 to allow restaurant to remain open.

May 16, 2005 (Complaint)


Violations: Comments:
05/16/05: Complaint discussed with manager, no employee reported ill, no other complaints reported from customers.

May 02, 2005 (Routine)


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January 03, 2005 (Routine)


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November 03, 2004 (Routine)


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August 04, 2004 (Routine)


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June 29, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Left information for sanitation class July 24, 2004 at NOVA

June 21, 2004 (Follow-up)


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May 28, 2004 (Routine)


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May 26, 2004 (Routine)


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February 13, 2004 (Routine)


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