GAMASOT, 6963 Hechinger Drive, Springfield, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



Business Info

Restaurant: GAMASOT
Address: 6963 Hechinger Drive, Springfield, Virginia
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: Feb 18, 2009

Restaurant representatives - add corrected or new information about GAMASOT, 6963 Hechinger Drive, Springfield, VA »


Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 2-401.11(A) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 3-302.11(A)(1) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of ready-to-eat food as follows:Observed raw eggs over spring onions, in the walk in and raw eggs stored over Citron syrup tea and beer in the True 2 glass, sliding door refrigerator
  • 3-501.14(A)(2) - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following cooked potentially hazardous food(s) are not being adequately cooled from 135F to 70F within two hours and to 41F within a total of six hours.Observed cooked beef in the walk in at 46F, according to the CFM was cooked 2.17.09, stacked in a lexan container over 6 inches in depth
  • 3-501.16(A)(1) - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following food item(s) were found hot holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device:Observed Korean sausage at 81F and Hae Jang Gook at 118F
  • 43.1-3-3(a) - Corrected During Inspection Critical There is no Certified Food Manager present at the beginning of the inspection.
February 18, 2009Critical Procedures50Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 25, 2008Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 3-302.11(A)(1) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in the refrigeration unit. (raw beef over RTE in Jordon reach in)
  • 3-302.11(A)(4) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the following location where the food is subject to contamination: walkin freezer.
  • 3-304.14(B)(1) - Repeat Wet wiping clothes observed stored on counters throughout the facility.
  • 3-305.11(A)(2) - Repeat Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash next to the front handsink.
  • 3-305.11(A)(3) - Repeat Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 in the walk in and in the kitchen.
  • 4-101.17(A) - Wood or wood wicker is used in contact with food. (bamboo handle strainers observed in use)
  • 4-202.16 - Newspaper observed lining shelving and trays.
  • 4-301.12(B) - The compartments of the 3-compartment sink are not large enough to accommodate the largest piece of equipment.
  • 4-501.11(B) - Repeat The door gaskets of the following unit(s) are damaged:Everest prep refrig.
  • 4-601.11(C) - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: door gaskets of prep units
  • 4-702.11 - Critical The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: items being washed in the warewashing machine (Corrected) and large pots being used for the soup
  • 4-703.11(C) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Due to improper operation of the low temperature chemical sanitizing mechanical warewashing machine, equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils are not sanitized after cleaning. (See 4-501.114) (bottle of sanitizer empty)
  • 43.1-1-5(f) - Repeat The following items are intended for household use only and are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment:10 eye cook station in the kitchenJinsung hot holding caseKenmore microwaveVentland noodle cooker
  • 5-501.115 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 6-202.13(B)(1)-(2) - Insect control fly strips located over food prep tables in the front cook area.
  • 6-303.11(B) - Observed that inadequate lighting was provided in the ware washing areas.
December 17, 2007Routine412Details / Comments
  • 2-102.11(C) - Critical The person in charge failed to describe the primary symptoms of illnesses/diseases that are transmissible through food.
  • 3-302.11(A)(1) - Critical Repeat Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in the refrigeration unit. (raw beef and shell eggs observed over RTE, ie. kimche and noodles, in the walk in cooler and freezer)
  • 3-304.14(B)(1) - Repeat Improper storage of wet wiping cloths in between use:observed on top of front range.
  • 3-304.14(E) - Wet wiping cloth buckets improperly stored.
  • 3-305.11(A)(2) - Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination as follows:leaf produce next to front handsink
  • 3-305.11(A)(3) - Repeat Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 inches off the floor in the storage room, walk in cooler and freezer and through out the kitchen.
  • 3-501.16(A)(1) - Critical Repeat The following food item(s) were found hot holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device:soup and broth on the side of the hoodKorean sausage in the kitchen, held at room temp
  • 4-903.11(B) - Clean plates were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 4-904.11(B) - Unwrapped knives, forks, or spoons were not stored in the kitchen and front station with the handles up.
  • 43.1-1-5(f) - Repeat The following items are intended for household use only and are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment:Kenmore microwaveJinsung hot holding box10 eye range under the hoodUnique coolerVentland noodle cooler
  • 5-205.11(A) - Corrected During Inspection The handwashing facility located at the front cook area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 5-501.15(A) - Repeat The doors of the refuse container located outside the establishment are missing.
  • 5-501.15(A) - Repeat The cover of the refuse container located outside the establishment is missing and/or damaged.
  • 6-303.11(C) - Repeat Observed 2 set of ceiling lights out in the kitchen, near the door.
  • 6-501.12(A) - Observed that the floor in the dry storage room is in need of cleaning.
  • 7-202.12(A)(1)-(4) - Critical The concentration of the chlorine solution was measured in excess of 200ppm in the wiping cloth bucket.
  • 7-209.11 - Observed container of employee personal items stored in such a way that they could contaminate food contact equipment in the kitchen and next to the front hood.
May 21, 2007Routine412Details / Comments
  • 3-302.11(A)(1) - Critical Repeat Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. (raw shell eggs over produce and kimche in the walk in cooler)
  • 3-304.12(A)-(F) - Repeat Dispensing and/or in-use utensils improperly stored between use. (observed in standing water behind the front counter)
  • 3-304.14(B)(1) - Repeat Improper storage of wet wiping cloths in between use (observed on the prep tables)
  • 3-305.11(A)(3) - Repeat Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 in the kitchen and walk in coolers.
  • 3-306.11 - Repeat The food on display is not protected from contamination in the walk in cooler and in the kitchen.
  • 3-501.13(A)-(D) - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed spinach and eel thawing at room temperature on the floor next to the walk in cooler.
  • 3-501.14(D) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Shell eggs not refrigerated after receipt. (observed on the bottom shelf under the range)
  • 3-501.15(A)(1)-(7) - Repeat The methods used for cooling were not adequate. (Beef made yesterday)
  • 3-501.16(A)(1) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Soups were hot holding at improper temperatures. (sitting at room temp along side the range)
  • 4-501.11(B) - Repeat The door gaskets of the Everest 2 door prep is damaged.
  • 4-502.11(A) - Repeat Bamboo handle strainer and wooden ladle were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 4-502.13(A) - Repeat Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of various food items, including kimche.
  • 43.1-1-5(f) - Repeat The following items are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment:Jinsung rice warmerUnique cold holding unit10 eye rice cooker
  • 43.1-3-3(a) - Corrected During Inspection Critical There is no Certified Food Manager present at the beginning of the inspection.
  • 5-501.15(A) - Repeat The cover of the refuse container located outside the establishment is not a tight fit.
  • 6-301.14 - Repeat Observed that sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all handwashing sinks used by food employees. (missing in men's rest-room)
  • 6-303.11(C) - Repeat Ceiling light out in some areas of the kitchen.
  • 6-501.14(A) - Repeat Dust observed on the filters of the front hood.
  • 6-501.16 - Repeat Observed that mops are improperly stored between use.
  • 7-102.11 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Working containers of poisonous and toxic materials are not properly labeled with a common name. (oven cleaner)
December 04, 2006Follow-up515Details / Comments
  • 3-302.11(A)(1) - Critical Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. (raw beef over produce in the Jordon reachin - Corrected during inspection, raw shell eggs over produce and kimche in the walk in cooler)
  • 3-304.12(A)-(F) - Dispensing and/or in-use utensils improperly stored between use. (observed in standing water behind the front counter)
  • 3-304.14(B)(1) - Improper storage of wet wiping cloths in between use (observed on the prep tables)
  • 3-305.11(A)(3) - Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 in the kitchen and walk in coolers.
  • 3-306.11 - The food on display is not protected from contamination in the walk in cooler and in the kitchen.
  • 3-501.13(A)-(D) - Corrected During Inspection Observed soup thawing at room temperature on the floor next to the walk in cooler.
  • 3-501.14(A)(2) - Critical Beef is not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 3-501.14(D) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Shell eggs not refrigerated after receipt. (observed on the bottom shelf under the range)
  • 3-501.15(A)(1)-(7) - The methods used for cooling were not adequate. (Beef made yesterday)
  • 3-501.16(A)(2)(a) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Cooked beef was cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 3-501.17(A)(1) - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) Beef in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 4-501.11(B) - The door gaskets of the Everest 2 door prep is damaged.
  • 4-502.11(A) - Bamboo handle strainer and wooden ladle were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 4-502.13(A) - Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of various food items, including kimche.
  • 43.1-1-5(f) - The following items are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment:Jinsung rice warmerUnique cold holding unit10 eye rice cooker
  • 5-203.14(B) - Critical Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water supply system for the ice maker.
  • 5-501.15(A) - The cover of the refuse container located outside the establishment is not a tight fit.
  • 6-202.13(B)(1)-(2) - Corrected During Inspection Insect control device is located over water pitchers and hood area where dead insects may be impelled or fall. (fly strips)
  • 6-301.14 - Observed that sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all handwashing sinks used by food employees. (missing in men's rest-room)
  • 6-303.11(C) - Ceiling light out in some areas of the kitchen.
  • 6-501.14(A) - Dust observed on the filters of the front hood.
  • 6-501.16 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed that mops are improperly stored between use.
  • 7-102.11 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Working containers of poisonous and toxic materials are not properly labeled with a common name. (oven cleaner)
  • 7-202.12(C) - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed container of RAID in the storage room.
November 17, 2006Routine816Details / Comments
  • 3-302.12 - Corrected During Inspection Unlabeled food containers - salt, sugar, corn meal.
  • 3-304.12 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Observed spatula kept in pan and knife kept in glass of water. After discussing with PIC, it was determined that both of these items could be washed every 4 hours.
  • 3-501.15A - The methods used for cooling were not adequate.
  • 3-501.16A - Critical Beef soup(108F) hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 3-501.16B - Critical Beef in walkin(52F) cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 4-101.111 - The wooden plates used to serve hot iron dishes are worn. The finish is coming off many of them. They are no longer smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 4-101.11D - Observed stone rice bowls with pits and cracks on the food contact surfaces.
  • 4-201.11 - Corrected During Inspection Three strainers with handles had been repaired with wire and were no longer designed and constructed to be durable.
  • 4-202.16 - The surface of the bottom shelf of the prep table holding the cold soup station is in need of re-finishing. Surface is pitted and no longer smooth and cleanable.
  • 4-502.13A - Manufacturer containers - TOFU containers - were observed reused for the storage of various foods in the walkin refrigerator.
  • 4-601.11A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: SLICER
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the following equipment had accumulations of grime and debris:1) shelf to left of stove2) ALL shelves in center island of prep area3) All lids to all bulk containers(trash cans).
  • 4-903.11B - Large containers used to wash vegetables were cleaned and NOT inverted to drain water and dry.
  • 43.1-1-5F - The following items are intended for household use only and are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment: PLASTIC STRAINERS in front prep area
  • 5-203.14B - Critical Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water line supplying the ice maker.
  • 6-303.11C - Inadequate lighting was noted in the hood. Light bulb was out.
  • 6-501.14A - Hood exhaust system was due for cleaning in March 2006 and has not been done.
  • 6-501.16 - Mops and brooms not hung up to air dry.
June 13, 2006Routine414Details / Comments
  • 3-302.12 - Corrected During Inspection Unlabeled food containers - salt, sugar, corn meal.
  • 3-304.12 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Observed spatula kept in pan and knife kept in glass of water. After discussing with PIC, it was determined that both of these items could be washed every 4 hours.
  • 3-501.15A - The methods used for cooling were not adequate.
  • 3-501.16A - Critical Beef soup(108F) hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 3-501.16B - Critical Beef in walkin(52F) cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 4-101.111 - The wooden plates used to serve hot iron dishes are worn. The finish is coming off many of them. They are no longer smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 4-101.11D - Observed stone rice bowls with pits and cracks on the food contact surfaces.
  • 4-201.11 - Corrected During Inspection Three strainers with handles had been repaired with wire and were no longer designed and constructed to be durable.
  • 4-202.16 - The surface of the bottom shelf of the prep table holding the cold soup station is in need of re-finishing. Surface is pitted and no longer smooth and cleanable.
  • 4-502.13A - Manufacturer containers - TOFU containers - were observed reused for the storage of various foods in the walkin refrigerator.
  • 4-601.11A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: SLICER
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the following equipment had accumulations of grime and debris:1) shelf to left of stove2) ALL shelves in center island of prep area3) All lids to all bulk containers(trash cans).
  • 4-903.11B - Large containers used to wash vegetables were cleaned and NOT inverted to drain water and dry.
  • 43.1-1-5F - The following items are intended for household use only and are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment: PLASTIC STRAINERS in front prep area
  • 5-203.14B - Critical Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water line supplying the ice maker.
  • 6-303.11C - Inadequate lighting was noted in the hood. Light bulb was out.
  • 6-501.14A - Hood exhaust system was due for cleaning in March 2006 and has not been done.
  • 6-501.16 - Mops and brooms not hung up to air dry.
June 13, 2006Routine414Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. February 23, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. February 23, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
43.1-3-3A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat There is no Certified Food Manager present in the establishment.January 11, 2006Follow-up10Details / Comments
43.1-3-3A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat There is no Certified Food Manager present in the establishment.January 11, 2006Follow-up10Details / Comments
  • 43.1-1-5F - The following items are intended for household use only and are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment: microwave oven
  • 5-103.11B - Critical Repeat There has been replacement of the water heater. The current water heater (Rheem Ruud Model G100-75, 75000BTU input, 82.4gph recovery @ 80f rise) has been calculated and the peak hot water demand for the establishment cannot be met.
  • 5-203.14B - Critical Repeat Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water line supplying the ice maker in the kitchen.
  • 6-303.11A - Repeat Inadequate lighting was noted in the dry storage closet.
December 14, 2005Follow-up22Details / Comments
  • 43.1-1-5F - The following items are intended for household use only and are not approved for use in a commercial food establishment: microwave oven
  • 5-103.11B - Critical Repeat There has been replacement of the water heater. The current water heater (Rheem Ruud Model G100-75, 75000BTU input, 82.4gph recovery @ 80f rise) has been calculated and the peak hot water demand for the establishment cannot be met.
  • 5-203.14B - Critical Repeat Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water line supplying the ice maker in the kitchen.
  • 6-303.11A - Repeat Inadequate lighting was noted in the dry storage closet.
December 14, 2005Follow-up22Details / Comments
  • 2-301.14A - Critical A food employee failed to wash his before putting gloves on.
  • 2-303.11 - Employees observed wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 2-402.11A - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 3-301.11C - Repeat Observed bowl being used as dispensing utensil in bulk salt.
  • 3-302.12 - Unlabeled food containers - bulk sugar container.
  • 3-304.12 - Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use:1) knife stuck between sink and wall at front prep area.2) tongs stored with food contact parts exposed to contamination by contact with clothing at stove at back prep line3) dispensing utensils such as scoops and spatulas stored in buckets of water.4) scoop in sugar stored with handle in the sugar
  • 3-304.14B2 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-204.112B - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Everest prep reachin refrigerator.
  • 4-402.11A - There are two prep tables in the kitchen with magnetic knife racks on them. Both tables closely abut adjacent tables. It is impossible to clean the surfaces of the adjacent tables. There is an accumulation of dust, etc. in this space which poses a contamination problem for the knives being stored on the racks.
  • 4-502.11C - The ambient air temperature gauge on the Tafco walkin refrigerator is not in good repair and/ or not accurate in the range of use. Gauge reads 6-8F less than measured inside refrigerator.
  • 4-502.13A - Repeat Manufacturer containers - tofu containers - were observed reused for the storage of @FOOD@.
  • 4-601.11A - Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: two knife racks on ends of prep tables.
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the following equipment had accumulations of grime and debris:1) shelves in walkin refrigerator2) all shelves above the complete prep counter in the kitchen3) shelves above the front prep area.4) gaskets on True prep reachin at front prep area.
  • 4-903.11B - Clean glasses were observed stored on shelf above front prep area with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 43.1-3-3A - Corrected During Inspection Critical There is no Certified Food Manager present at the beginning of the inspection.
  • 5-103.11B - Critical Repeat There has been replacement of the water heater. The current water heater (Rheem Ruud Model G100-75, 75000BTU input, 82.4gph recovery @ 80f rise) has been calculated and the peak hot water demand for the establishment cannot be met.
  • 5-203.14B - Critical Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water line supplying the ice maker in the kitchen.
  • 6-303.11A - Inadequate lighting was noted in the dry storage closet.
  • 7-209.11 - Personal medicines stored in such a way that they could contaminate equipment and food at the front prep area and above the back prep area.
December 13, 2005Routine--Details / Comments
  • 2-301.14A - Critical A food employee failed to wash his before putting gloves on.
  • 2-303.11 - Employees observed wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 2-402.11A - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 3-301.11C - Repeat Observed bowl being used as dispensing utensil in bulk salt.
  • 3-302.12 - Unlabeled food containers - bulk sugar container.
  • 3-304.12 - Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use:1) knife stuck between sink and wall at front prep area.2) tongs stored with food contact parts exposed to contamination by contact with clothing at stove at back prep line3) dispensing utensils such as scoops and spatulas stored in buckets of water.4) scoop in sugar stored with handle in the sugar
  • 3-304.14B2 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-204.112B - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Everest prep reachin refrigerator.
  • 4-402.11A - There are two prep tables in the kitchen with magnetic knife racks on them. Both tables closely abut adjacent tables. It is impossible to clean the surfaces of the adjacent tables. There is an accumulation of dust, etc. in this space which poses a contamination problem for the knives being stored on the racks.
  • 4-502.11C - The ambient air temperature gauge on the Tafco walkin refrigerator is not in good repair and/ or not accurate in the range of use. Gauge reads 6-8F less than measured inside refrigerator.
  • 4-502.13A - Repeat Manufacturer containers - tofu containers - were observed reused for the storage of @FOOD@.
  • 4-601.11A - Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: two knife racks on ends of prep tables.
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the following equipment had accumulations of grime and debris:1) shelves in walkin refrigerator2) all shelves above the complete prep counter in the kitchen3) shelves above the front prep area.4) gaskets on True prep reachin at front prep area.
  • 4-903.11B - Clean glasses were observed stored on shelf above front prep area with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 43.1-3-3A - Corrected During Inspection Critical There is no Certified Food Manager present at the beginning of the inspection.
  • 5-103.11B - Critical Repeat There has been replacement of the water heater. The current water heater (Rheem Ruud Model G100-75, 75000BTU input, 82.4gph recovery @ 80f rise) has been calculated and the peak hot water demand for the establishment cannot be met.
  • 5-203.14B - Critical Observed the lack of an approved backflow prevention device on the water line supplying the ice maker in the kitchen.
  • 6-303.11A - Inadequate lighting was noted in the dry storage closet.
  • 7-209.11 - Personal medicines stored in such a way that they could contaminate equipment and food at the front prep area and above the back prep area.
December 13, 2005Routine514Details / Comments
  • 3-301.11C - Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form.Cups observed used as scoops for spices.
  • 3-302.11A1 - Critical Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.Raw shell eggs observed stored above RTE potatoes in the walk-in.Raw shell eggs observed stored above RTE meats in the Everest reach-in.
  • 3-304.12 - Corrected During Inspection In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Utensils observed in standing water at room temperature.
  • 3-304.14B2 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 3-307.11 - Foliage observed above utensils at front counter area.
  • 3-501.14A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Beef in walk-in observed not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Beef observed at 53F and was prepared last night.
  • 3-501.15A - Corrected During Inspection The methods used for cooling were not adequate. Beef observed tightly wrapped in walk-in and had not cooled properly. Beef had been prepared last night and was found at 53F today.
  • 3-501.16B - Corrected During Inspection Critical Beef improperly cooled (53F) observed in walk-in.
  • 3-501.17A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 4-101.19A - Corrected During Inspection Utensils with wooden handles observed damaged.
  • 4-502.13A - Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of other foods.
  • 4-602.11A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Ice scoop observed in need of cleaning.
  • 4-903.11A - Corrected During Inspection Clean utensils observed stored in a dirty container.
  • 5-103.11A - Critical The water source and system serving this food service establishment has been interrupted.
  • 5-103.11B - Critical There has been replacement of the water heater. The current water heater (Rheem, G100.75, Recovery Rate 76.9gph at 80F or 100F Rise of the equipment) has been calculated and the peak hot water demand for the establishment cannot be met.
  • 5-205.15B - Leak observed at the three comp. sink.
  • 7-201.11A - Soap observed on shelf with utensils.
May 16, 2005Critical Procedures710Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11B - Repeat The door gasket of the walk-in and Jordon two door upright observed damaged.
  • 6-501.114A - Repeat Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.Unused equipment observed outside the establishment.
March 27, 2005Pre-Opening02Details / Comments
  • 4-101.111 - Wood shelving observed used to elevate bulk spices.Shelving in dry storage room observed not sealed.
  • 4-302.12 - The certified food manager could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 4-302.14 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 4-501.11B - The door gasket of the walk-in and Jordon two door upright observed damaged.
  • 43.1-1-5F - The following item is intended for household use only and is not approved for use in a commercial food establishment: GE microwave.
  • 43.1-3-3A - Critical There is no Certified Food Manager present in the establishment.
  • 5-202.12A - Water from the handwashing sink at the front was measured at a temperature less than 110F.
  • 5-501.16C - There is no refuse container at the area immediately adjacent to the front and back hand sink.
  • 6-202.15 - Gap observed along the bottom threshold of rear exit door.
  • 6-301.14 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees.
  • 6-303.11B - Light bulb observed missing in Jordon two door upright.
  • 6-303.11C - Light bulbs observed out at both vent hoods.
  • 6-501.114A - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.Unused equipment observed outside the establishment.
  • 6-501.12A - The following observed in need of cleaning:1. floor in walk-in cooler2. light shielding in dry storage room.
  • 6-501.18 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained.Caulk at the back hand sink observed missing.
March 25, 2005Pre-Opening114Details / Comments

February 18, 2009 (Critical Procedures)


Violations: Comments:
Today’s inspection was to conduct a Critical Procedures inspection. Thank you for accompanying me through the inspection as your participation allows me to clarify information and identify areas where your processes may need further attention or assessment.
During inspection observed that the current permit is posted in a place where customers can view.
It has been a pleasure to serve you today. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 703-246-2444. Thank You.

April 25, 2008 (Follow-up)

Comments:
This is a follow up to yesterday's closure. Observed hot water to be restored. Permit to operate is hereby reinstated.

December 17, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. All critical violations were corrected.
2. Be sure to monitor all hot/cold potentially hazardous foods. Bacterial growth and/or toxin production can occur if PHF's remain in the temperature "Danger Zone" of 41F-135F too long.
3. During the inspection of this establishment it was noted that management was not aware of the Food Code provision that employees are required to report certain symptoms or diagnosed illnesses to the person in charge. Also, the PIC/CFM could not convey knowledge of an employee health policy indicating what symptoms are to be reported and when to exclude/restrict an employee from their duties OR did not have access to a written policy stating what actions are necessary following a report that an employee has certain symptoms are diagnosed illnesses.
4. Professional Pest Control Company services monthly. No activity/evidence noted today.
5. Grease traps are located on the floor at the 3-vat sink and warewasher machine. Hood system last serviced on 9/2007, filters are cleaned every 2 months, on site.
6. Water heater is State SBD 100199NET BTU. Warewasher is American Dish AF, chlorine sanitizing at 50ppm.
7. Sanitizer for 3 vat sink is chlorine.
8. It is important that raw meat is stored properly within refrigeration and freezer units to prevent cross contamination. Raw meat should be stored separately from ready to eat foods and from other types of raw meat. If stored on the same shelving unit within refrigerator and freezer units, raw meat should be stored as follows:
TOP SHELF: All pre-cooked and ready to eat foods (e.g. vegetables)
SECOND SHELF: Raw seafood/eggs/pork
THIRD SHELF: Raw beef
BOTTOM SHELF: Raw chicken
***Failure to correct and maintain cited violations may result in additional corrective action being taken.***

May 21, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. All remaining critical violations must be corrected immediately.
2. Be sure to monitor all hot/cold potentially hazardous foods. Bacterial growth and/or toxin production can occur if PHF's remain in the temperature "Danger Zone" of 41F-135F too long. ***Soups, broth and Korean sausage may not sit out at room temp throughout lunch, then cooled placed in the refrigerator for cold holding. The items must be properly cooled, held hot or cold, or used within 4 hours after being removed from heat (leftovers must be discarded.)
3. During the inspection of this establishment it was noted that management was not aware of the Food Code provision that employees are required to report certain symptoms or diagnosed illnesses to the person in charge. Also, the PIC/CFM could not convey knowledge of an employee health policy indicating what symptoms are to be reported and when to exclude/restrict an employee from their duties OR did not have access to a written policy stating what actions are necessary following a report that an employee has certain symptoms are diagnosed illnesses.
4. Professional Pest Control Company services monthly. No activity/evidence noted today.
5. Grease traps are located on the floor at the 3-vat sink and warewasher machine. Hood system last serviced on 3/2007, filters are cleaned monthly, on site.
6. Water heater is State SBD 100199NET BTU. Warewasher is American Dish AF, chlorine sanitizing at 50ppm.
7. Sanitizer for 3 vat sink is chlorine.
8. It is important that raw meat is stored properly within refrigeration and freezer units to prevent cross contamination. Raw meat should be stored separately from ready to eat foods and from other types of raw meat. If stored on the same shelving unit within refrigerator and freezer units, raw meat should be stored as follows:
TOP SHELF: All pre-cooked and ready to eat foods (e.g. vegetables)
SECOND SHELF: Raw seafood/eggs/pork
THIRD SHELF: Raw beef
BOTTOM SHELF: Raw chicken
***Failure to correct and maintain cited violations may result in additional corrective action being taken.***

December 04, 2006 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
The purpose of today's visit was to conduct a follow up inspection. Please review the following:
1. At the beginning of the inspection some critical items remained uncorrected. At my request all outstanding critical violations were corrected with the exception of the storage of the raw shell eggs in the walk in cooler. All remaining critical violations must be corrected immediately.
2. Be sure to monitor all hot/cold potentially hazardous foods. Bacterial growth and/or toxin production can occur if PHF's remain in the temperature "Danger Zone" of 41F-135F too long.
3. It is important that raw meat is stored properly within refrigeration and freezer units to prevent cross contamination. Raw meat should be stored separately from ready to eat foods and from other types of raw meat. If stored on the same shelving unit within refrigerator and freezer units, raw meat should be stored as follows:
TOP SHELF: All pre-cooked and ready to eat foods (e.g. vegetables)
SECOND SHELF: Raw seafood/eggs/pork
THIRD SHELF: Raw beef
BOTTOM SHELF: Raw chicken
***Failure to correct and maintain cited violations may result in additional corrective action being taken.***

November 17, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a routine inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. All remaining critical violations must be corrected immediately. A follow up inspection will be conducted on or about 11/30/2006, at which time all critical violations must be corrected.
2. Be sure to monitor all hot/cold potentially hazardous foods. Bacterial growth and/or toxin production can occur if PHF's remain in the temperature "Danger Zone" of 41F-135F too long.
3. During the inspection of this establishment it was noted that management was not aware of the Food Code provision that employees are required to report certain symptoms or diagnosed illnesses to the person in charge. Also, the PIC/CFM could not convey knowledge of an employee health policy indicating what symptoms are to be reported and when to exclude/restrict an employee from their duties OR did not have access to a written policy stating what actions are necessary following a report that an employee has certain symptoms are diagnosed illnesses.
4. Professional Pest Control Company services monthly. No activity/evidence noted today.
5. Grease trap is cleaned weekly. Hood system cleaned every 6 months, date of last cleaning was 6/2006.
6. Water heater and warewash machine are the same as file. Warewash machine was tested and found to be operating per manufacture specification.
7. Sanitizer for 3 vat sink is chlorine.
8. It is important that raw meat is stored properly within refrigeration and freezer units to prevent cross contamination. Raw meat should be stored separately from ready to eat foods and from other types of raw meat. If stored on the same shelving unit within refrigerator and freezer units, raw meat should be stored as follows:
TOP SHELF: All pre-cooked and ready to eat foods (e.g. vegetables)
SECOND SHELF: Raw seafood/eggs/pork
THIRD SHELF: Raw beef
BOTTOM SHELF: Raw
9. Review cooling process. Excessive time for cooling of potentially hazardous foods has been consistently identified as one of the leading contributing factors to foodborne illness. If food is not cooled in accordance with the Code requirement, pathogens may grow to sufficient numbers to cause foodborne illness. PHF must cool from 135F to 70F within 2 hours, then from 70F to 41 F with in 4 hours.
***Failure to correct and maintain cited violations may result in additional corrective action being taken.***

June 13, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
EQUIPMENT TEMPERATURES:
True 2DR glass DR reachin - 37F
Jordon 2DR upright refrigerator - 41F
Tafco walkin refrigerator - 41F
True 2DR prep reachin - kitchen - 40F
Everest 2DR prep reachin - front - 39F
Beverage Air 2DR prep reachin - front - 39F
FOOD TEMPERATURES:
Mushrooms - Jordon - 39F
Kimchi - Jordon - 37F
Beef - walkin - 52F
Beef - kitchen prep - 39F
Rice - hot hold - 171F
Beef soup - cooling - 108F
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a routine inspection. Information was left in Korean regarding proper cooling techniques, proper cold and hot holding temperatures and the proper way to use a 3 compartment sink.
A backflow prevention device must be installed on the water line serving the ice maker within 14 days. Contact the Health Department when the device has been installed.
Cold hold, for the most part, was good. It appeared that some problems with cold holding were actually related to proper cooling methods.
There will be a followup inspection in approximately 30 days.
Water heater is new in February. Dishwasher has not changed.

June 13, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
EQUIPMENT TEMPERATURES:
True 2DR glass DR reachin - 37F
Jordon 2DR upright refrigerator - 41F
Tafco walkin refrigerator - 41F
True 2DR prep reachin - kitchen - 40F
Everest 2DR prep reachin - front - 39F
Beverage Air 2DR prep reachin - front - 39F
FOOD TEMPERATURES:
Mushrooms - Jordon - 39F
Kimchi - Jordon - 37F
Beef - walkin - 52F
Beef - kitchen prep - 39F
Rice - hot hold - 171F
Beef soup - cooling - 108F
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a routine inspection. Information was left in Korean regarding proper cooling techniques, proper cold and hot holding temperatures and the proper way to use a 3 compartment sink.
A backflow prevention device must be installed on the water line serving the ice maker within 14 days. Contact the Health Department when the device has been installed.
Cold hold, for the most part, was good. It appeared that some problems with cold holding were actually related to proper cooling methods.
There will be a followup inspection in approximately 30 days.
Water heater is new in February. Dishwasher has not changed.

February 23, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
The pupose of this visit was to follow up on the installation of a new water heater. The model installed is:
State SBD100199NET; 199000BTU input; 193gph recovery @ 100F rise. The model is NSF approved, as it has the required leg kit installed. The water heater is now adequate for the hot water needs of the establishment.
A second person, Rachel Park, has taken the CFM exam - results are pending. Fax a copy of the CFM card to the Health Department when received, no later than March 21, 2006.

February 23, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
The pupose of this visit was to follow up on the installation of a new water heater. The model installed is:
State SBD100199NET; 199000BTU input; 193gph recovery @ 100F rise. The model is NSF approved, as it has the required leg kit installed. The water heater is now adequate for the hot water needs of the establishment.
A second person, Rachel Park, has taken the CFM exam - results are pending. Fax a copy of the CFM card to the Health Department when received, no later than March 21, 2006.

January 11, 2006 (Follow-up)


Violation: 43.1-3-3A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat There is no Certified Food Manager present in the establishment.
It shall be unlawful to operate a food establishment unless it is under the immediate control of a certified food manager. This includes hours of food service and preparation. Failure to provide a CFM may result in immediate suspension of the foodservice permit.
Comments:
This started as a followup visit to check the status of the installation of a new water heater. There was no certified food manager on the premises a the time of this visit. CFM was out, food shopping.
A Notice of Violation requesting your presence at an informal conference at the the Health Department wil be sent to you within seven days. At that time it will be discussed why there is no CFM at the establishment, and what the solution will be.

January 11, 2006 (Follow-up)


Violation: 43.1-3-3A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat There is no Certified Food Manager present in the establishment.
It shall be unlawful to operate a food establishment unless it is under the immediate control of a certified food manager. This includes hours of food service and preparation. Failure to provide a CFM may result in immediate suspension of the foodservice permit.
Comments:
This started as a followup visit to check the status of the installation of a new water heater. There was no certified food manager on the premises a the time of this visit. CFM was out, food shopping.
A Notice of Violation requesting your presence at an informal conference at the the Health Department wil be sent to you within seven days. At that time it will be discussed why there is no CFM at the establishment, and what the solution will be.

December 14, 2005 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
The purpose of this visit was to review the original report with the owner/CFM. At this time a number of the violations have been corrected. Thank you. The backflow prevention device will be installed at the time of the installation of the new water heater - within 30 days. All remaining violations must be corrected in 30 days as well. Information was left with the CFM regarding the process to certifiy another employee as CFM. It is recommended that this be accomplished within 30 days, also.
It was discussed with the owner/CFM the practice of setting up the sanitizer sink early in the morning. Test the concentration of the bleach water - 50-100ppm is acceptable. Use smaller containers to dip into the sink, place these containers of sanitizer solution at the front prep area and the kitchen prep areas for the storage of wet wiping cloths. Replace dry wiping cloths regularly when they become soiled.
Contact the Health Department before purchasing the water heater to verify that the unit meets minimum needs of the restaurant.

December 14, 2005 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
The purpose of this visit was to review the original report with the owner/CFM. At this time a number of the violations have been corrected. Thank you. The backflow prevention device will be installed at the time of the installation of the new water heater - within 30 days. All remaining violations must be corrected in 30 days as well. Information was left with the CFM regarding the process to certifiy another employee as CFM. It is recommended that this be accomplished within 30 days, also.
It was discussed with the owner/CFM the practice of setting up the sanitizer sink early in the morning. Test the concentration of the bleach water - 50-100ppm is acceptable. Use smaller containers to dip into the sink, place these containers of sanitizer solution at the front prep area and the kitchen prep areas for the storage of wet wiping cloths. Replace dry wiping cloths regularly when they become soiled.
Contact the Health Department before purchasing the water heater to verify that the unit meets minimum needs of the restaurant.

December 13, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a routine inspection.
There are a number of repeat observations. These must be permanently corrected. The water heater was cited as being undersized in May of 2005. A change has not been made. The water heater must be upgraded to the size specified in the violation, above, within 30 days. All other critical violations must be corrected within 14 days. There will be a followup inspection on December 27 to measure compliance with this report.
It is strongly recommended that at least one more person be certified as a Certified Food Manager. Upon my arrival, one CFM was off and the other was at a doctor's appointment. The Food Code states that the food establishment must be under the direct supervision of a CFM during all hours of food preparation, service and cleanup.

December 13, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The purpose of this visit was to conduct a routine inspection.
There are a number of repeat observations. These must be permanently corrected. The water heater was cited as being undersized in May of 2005. A change has not been made. The water heater must be upgraded to the size specified in the violation, above, within 30 days. All other critical violations must be corrected within 14 days. There will be a followup inspection on December 27 to measure compliance with this report.
It is strongly recommended that at least one more person be certified as a Certified Food Manager. Upon my arrival, one CFM was off and the other was at a doctor's appointment. The Food Code states that the food establishment must be under the direct supervision of a CFM during all hours of food preparation, service and cleanup.

May 16, 2005 (Critical Procedures)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a Critical Procedures Inspection.
This inspection places emphasis on those items and procedures that most directly affect the safety and sanitation of the foods served. Other less critical items, if present, are not fully noted in this report but are brought to the managers attention for correction as needed.
**During the inspection of this establishment it was noted that management was not aware of the Food Code provision that employees are required to report certain symptoms or diagnosed illnesses to the person in charge. Also, the PIC/CFM could not convey knowledge of an employee health policy indicating what symptoms are to be reported and when to exclude/restrict an employee from their duties OR did not have access to a written policy stating what actions are necessary following a report that an employee has certain symptoms or diagnosed illnesses.**
Please review the following comments:
1. Please fax copy of hot water heater specification prior to installation to the Health Department (703.385.9568). This must be done within the next thirty (30) days.
2. All remaining violations must be corrected before the next routine inspection.
3. Be sure to monitor all hot/cold potentially hazardous foods. Bacterial growth and/or toxin production can occur if PHF's remain in the temperature "Danger Zone" of 41F-140F too long.
4. Review cooling process. Excessive time for cooling of potentially hazardous foods has been consistently identified as one of the leading contributing factors to foodborne illness. If food is not cooled in accordance with the Code requirement, pathogens may grow to sufficient numbers to cause foodborne illness.
5. Professional Pest Control Company services monthly. Date of last invoice: 04.25.05. No activity/evidence noted today.
6. Grease trap is cleaned twice/month.
If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you.
~~Water heater information: UNDERSIZED
Model: Rheem G100.75
75,000BTU
Recovery Rate: 76.9gph of 120F water @ an 80F rise.
REMINDERS:
Ensure that:
• employees are effectively cleaning their hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
• employees understand illnesses and symptoms that would prevent them from coming to work (i.e., vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.).
• food is received from approved sources at the proper temperatures and in sound condition.
• the proper temperatures of Potentially Hazardous Foods during receiving, storage, preparation, cooling, reheating, and service by using a probe thermometer.
• foods are rapidly cooled down within 4 hours.
• employees are properly cleaning multiuse equipment and utensils by washing, rinsing, and sanitizing.
• there is no bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods by using deli tissue, single use gloves, or tongs as a barrier.
• employees are properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties.

March 27, 2005 (Pre-Opening)


Violations: Comments:
Pre-opening follow-up.
**Approval is hereby granted for the issuance of a Health Department permit. This inspection report shall serve as your permit unit the official permit is obtained. All outstanding violations are to be corrected within ten (10) days but no later than the time of your first routine inspection (approximately thirty (30) days). No equipment additions/replacement/changes are allowed without Health Department approval.**
Hot water heater: Vanguard GE743A
199,900BTU Recovery Rate: 181.8gph
Dishmachine: Automatic Dish A4 Chlorine
Water usage: 81.4gph.
Sanitizer: Chlorine. Test kit provided.
Grease trap cleaning: two, Professionally cleaned monthly.
Vent hood cleaning: last cleaned: 02.05.
Pest Control service: monthly.
Seating: 98. Be sure at least 25% is non-smoking.
Consumer Advisory: All foods fully cooked.
Maintain all invoices on grease trap cleaning and Professional Pest Control Company services.

March 25, 2005 (Pre-Opening)


Violations: Comments:
This visit was made to conduct a change of ownership inspection. Please review the following comments:
1. Due to large number of violations, approval for Health Department permit is hereby denied.
2. Correct ALL violations immediately.
3. Contact me for re-inspection once all violations have been corrected.
4. Contact Professional Pest Control Company to set up a contract for routine service.
5. Please provide copy of menu at time of re-inspection.
6. Dishmachine was replaced and a new one has been installed. Hot water heater and dish machine will be evaluated to determine if the hot water heater is capable of meeting the peak hot water demand of the establishment due to the replacement of dish machine.
7. Grease traps are brand new. Therefore, it was not necessary to open them.
If you have any questions, please contact me.

Do you have any questions you'd like to ask about GAMASOT? Post them here so others can see them and respond.

×
money

You can win $500 if you submit a qualified review to our sweepstakes!

GAMASOT respresentatives - respond and add information

Write your review!

Your Ratings

You can rate this restaurant in different categories from 1 star (worst) to 5 stars (best) or leave category unrated

Food:
Service:
Price:
Ambience:
Cleanliness:

Your Review


Would you recommend GAMASOT to others? (optional)
  
Add photo of GAMASOT (optional)
Add more info about the restaurant »

About You

Your nickname:

Optional Verification

(additional info to increase the weight and the placement of your review and ratings)

Real Name:
Email (won't be published):
Date and time of your visit to this restaurant:
Phone number (won't be published):
Leave your signature»

Sweepstakes

Special limited-time promotion! Submit your review for a chance to win $500 in our sweepstakes!



Your email address (you will not be contacted unless you win, we do not sell your email address or send any spam):

Recently added reviews

Name

City

Users' Rating

The Fillin' StationRoanoke, VA
****
TGI Friday'sRichmond, VA
Joe's Place IILouisa, VA
*•
Popeyes Chicken and BiscuitsMechanicsville, VA
*
Backyard Rotisserie ChickenSouth Riding, VA
****•
Fas Mart #16Richmond, VA
***
Jim's Drive InnDublin, VA
***
Boys & Girls ClubNewport News, VA
***•
Rita's Water Ice/Madison FarmWoodbridge, VA
*****
Royal Golden RestaurantHerndon, VA
*

Restaurants in neighborhood

Name

El Rancho Restaurant
New Ben Tre Bakery Deli
Vocelli Pizza
Burger King #422
Sabor Latino
Pho Super Bowl Vietnamese Restaurant
Cafe Ta Too
BBQ King

Create your own business profile on city-data.com. It's completely free!
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: