Elks Club #867, 466 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602 - Full Service Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Elks Club #867
Address: 466 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602
Type: Full Service Restaurant
Phone: 540 662-8277
Total inspections: 4
Last inspection: 03/11/2016

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Check with manufacturer or service company on how to prime chemical lines on the dish machine.
  • Equipment - Good Repair and Proper Adjustment
    Observation: Bar cooler was observed not holding half and half at 41 degrees or lower.
    Correction: Adjust or service the bar cooler so that it cold holds food at 41 degrees or less to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the interior ice bin upper tray has accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • Plumbing System Maintained in Good Repair
    Observation: Cold water at the back hand sink was not working..
    Correction: Repair and maintain all plumbing components ans fixtures.
  • Food - Washing Fruits and Vegetables
    Observation: Observed vegetables to be washed left in a 3 vat sink that was not equipment with an air gap.
    Correction: The 3 vat sink can be used as a prep sink for washing vegetables if the sink is equipped with an air gap on the drain lines to prevent a back up of grey water into the sink basin with the stored vegetables and the sink is wash, rinsed and sanitized before using for food prep.
  • Critical: Warewashing - Manual & Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization - Temperature, pH, Concentration & Hardness*
    Observation: Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration at the dish machine.
    Correction: Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 50 parts per million when the pH is at 10 or less and the water temperature is 100°F.
-Date marking being used-please mark all items on site over 24hrs
-Discussed cooling. 135 degrees to 70 degrees in 2 hours, and 70 degrees to 41 degrees within 4 hrs, so 6 hours total. Use thermometers to verify
-Food contact surfaces are to be 1)washed 2)rinsed 3)sanitized and then 4)allowed to air dry
-Discussed bare hand contact

  • Critical: Equipment and Utensils - Before Use After Cleaning* (corrected on site)
    Observation: The food-contact surfaces of the dishes were not observed sanitized: The mechanical dish machine not providing any sanitizer at time of inspection. Must be 50ppm chlorine minimum.
    Correction: After cleaning and rinsing of the food-contact surface, the surface shall be effectively sanitized before coming in contact with food and before use. The Three-Basin sink must be used to wash/rinse/sanitize dishes until dish machine is repaired. Once Dish machine is repaired, please establish regular checks of the machine to be sure it is operating properly.
  • Thawing
    Observation: Improper methods used to thaw poultry.
    Correction: Thaw potentially hazardous foods by either of the following methods: 1. Under refrigeration that maintains food temperature at 41°F (45°F) 2. Completely submerged under running water at a temperature of 70°F or below with sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow. Ready-to-eat food shall not exceed 41°F and raw animal foods shall not exceed 41°F for more than four hours 3. As part of the cooking process

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