Gourmet Gang, 621 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Gourmet Gang
Address: 621 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 486-0900
Total inspections: 30
Last inspection: Jun 3, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.June 03, 2009Routine10Details / Comments
1730 - Corrected During Inspection Hollow handled scoop was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.October 22, 2008Routine01Details / Comments
2000 - Clean utensils were not observed stored in a position to allow air-drying.May 01, 2008Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Quaternary Ammonium sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.<200ppm.
  • 1730 - The food temperature measuring device was found out of calibration in the range of use.
October 25, 2007Routine12Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. August 01, 2007Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0160 - 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 Employees eating in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. (cups
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided. Clothing and personal items on bottled drinks.
  • 3340 - Critical Container of spray chemical not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
April 19, 2007Routine32Details / Comments
0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.January 18, 2007Routine10Details / Comments
  • 0190 - Corrected During Inspection Food employee with ungloved artificial nails or fingernail decorations other than nail polish observed handling exposed food.
  • 0200 - Corrected During Inspection Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 3180 - Ceiling dusty in back kitchen area.
October 16, 2006Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Egg and corn both cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1700 - Critical Quaternary Ammonium sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.
  • 1700 - Critical Quaternary Ammonium sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable temperature.
  • 1730 - The thermometer on the refrigerator is not in good repair and/ or not accurate in the range of use.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the refrigerator
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
July 06, 2006Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) tuna,chicken salad and rice in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection The temperature measuring device in the prep cooler was not properly located in the warmest part of the unit.
April 19, 2006Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat The person in charge is not a certified food manager.
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 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: ice machine.
January 17, 2006Routine32Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge is not food service manager certified.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler.
  • 1730 - The food temperature measuring device was found out of calibration in the range of use.
  • 2000 - Clean plastic ware were observed stored uncovered.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
October 12, 2005Routine--Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to show cfm certificate.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the refrigerator.
  • 1750 - Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of food.
  • 2280 - Critical There is no handwash lavatory at @LOCATION@, preventing routine handwashing by food workers.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the front is being used as a dump station.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
July 12, 2005Routine44Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2230 - Critical There are not an adequate number of handwash lavatories on site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280)
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands. use for storing kitchenware.
April 13, 2005Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2230 - Critical There are not an adequate number of handwash lavatories on site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280)
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands. use for storing kitchenware.
April 13, 2005Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene. (no food service manager on duty.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints. back hair not fully restrain, hanging at the back.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food (cheese) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler.
January 18, 2005Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene. (no food service manager on duty.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints. back hair not fully restrain, hanging at the back.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food (cheese) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler.
January 18, 2005Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1730 - Scoop end cover was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene. No certified food service manager on duty.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler..
  • 1780 - Critical Temperature measuring devices not maintained in contact with food held at proper temperature are observed soiled.
October 21, 2004Routine24Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1730 - Scoop end cover was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene. No certified food service manager on duty.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler..
  • 1780 - Critical Temperature measuring devices not maintained in contact with food held at proper temperature are observed soiled.
October 21, 2004Routine24Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Repeat Straws were observed stored uncovered.
  • 2000 - Repeat Boxed cup lids were found stored floor. CORRECTED
  • 0060 - Critical No certified food manager provided in the restaurant..
July 30, 2004Routine11Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Repeat Straws were observed stored uncovered.
  • 2000 - Repeat Boxed cup lids were found stored floor. CORRECTED
  • 0060 - Critical No certified food manager provided in the restaurant..
July 30, 2004Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Drinking container stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. CORRECTED
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the single door reach-in on prep line.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facilities located at the back handsink and the front handsink are blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. CORRECTED
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided, helmet is stored on top of boxed foods. CORRECTED
  • 3180 - Floor throughout the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1700 - Critical Quaternary Ammonium sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration, in the three compartment sink.
  • 3170 - Awing over the prep table is not competely coving the working counter.
April 22, 2004Routine34Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Drinking container stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. CORRECTED
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the single door reach-in on prep line.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facilities located at the back handsink and the front handsink are blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. CORRECTED
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided, helmet is stored on top of boxed foods. CORRECTED
  • 3180 - Floor throughout the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1700 - Critical Quaternary Ammonium sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration, in the three compartment sink.
  • 3170 - Awing over the prep table is not competely coving the working counter.
April 22, 2004Routine34Details / Comments
  • 1720 - The chemical sanitizer was too weak.
  • 2000 - Repeat Boxed plastic utensils were found stored on floor.
  • 1540 - Food scale was observed stored under sewer line.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the make table is stored to close to the hand sink no splash guard. Owning over the prep reach-in refrigerator is too short to covered work space.
January 13, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
  • 1720 - The chemical sanitizer was too weak.
  • 2000 - Repeat Boxed plastic utensils were found stored on floor.
  • 1540 - Food scale was observed stored under sewer line.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the make table is stored to close to the hand sink no splash guard. Owning over the prep reach-in refrigerator is too short to covered work space.
January 13, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 3490 - Head visors stored in such a way that they could contaminate condiments in the cabinet. CORRECTED
October 08, 2003Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. coffee filters
  • 2870 - Awning over prep table is not completely covering table.
June 17, 2003Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. coffee filters
  • 2870 - Awning over prep table is not completely covering table.
June 17, 2003Routine03Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service containers, coffee filters , coffee stirrer, cup lids and plastic wrap were observed stored unprotected .
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided. purse stored on top of boxed food
  • 1930 - Linens were found stored in a location that may directly or indirectly contaminate food or food-contact surfaces. stored under pipe of three compartment sink on floor
February 26, 2003Routine03Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service containers, coffee filters , coffee stirrer, cup lids and plastic wrap were observed stored unprotected .
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided. purse stored on top of boxed food
  • 1930 - Linens were found stored in a location that may directly or indirectly contaminate food or food-contact surfaces. stored under pipe of three compartment sink on floor
February 26, 2003Routine03Details / Comments

June 03, 2009 (Routine)


Violation: 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the trash and other items preventing its use.
Comments:
Violation corrected.

October 22, 2008 (Routine)


Violation: 1730 - Corrected During Inspection Hollow handled scoop was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.
Discard, replace or repair the scoop to provide proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
Comments:
Restaurant in very good sanitary condition!

May 01, 2008 (Routine)


Violation: 2000 - Clean utensils were not observed stored in a position to allow air-drying.
Store utensils in a self-draining position that allows air-drying.
Comments:
Restaurant in very good sanitary condition!

October 25, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction. Very good inspection! No potentially hazardous foods cooled and reheated or prepared from raw state at this location.

August 01, 2007 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations noted. Looks good.

April 19, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised critical violations require immediate correction. Please note that unless bacon is cooked "well done" and crisp, it must be treated as potentially hazardous food and kept at proper temperatures.

January 18, 2007 (Routine)


Violation: 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
Employees may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of (1) The employee's hands (2) The container and (3) Exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
Comments:
Critical violation corrected. Very good inspection.

October 16, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
No critical violations noted.

July 06, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed and or corrected during inspection.

April 19, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed and or corrected during inspection/certified food manager problem corrected.

January 17, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed and or corrected during inspection.

October 12, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for immediate correction.

July 12, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed and or corrected during inspection.

April 13, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed and or corrected during inspection.

April 13, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed and or corrected during inspection.

January 18, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised manager to contact health department for food class, notice of violations from previous violations was mailed, second notice was discussed. Violations discussed and or corrected. Food permit issued.

January 18, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised manager to contact health department for food class, notice of violations from previous violations was mailed, second notice was discussed. Violations discussed and or corrected. Food permit issued.

October 21, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed with store manager/advised to call health department for the next cfm class/required one cfm on duty at all times.

October 21, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed with store manager/advised to call health department for the next cfm class/required one cfm on duty at all times.

July 30, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed with PIC and corrected. Awing has being constructed over prep table.

July 30, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed with PIC and corrected. Awing has being constructed over prep table.

April 22, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager and or corrected.

April 22, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager and or corrected.

January 13, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager and or corrected. No certified manger registered for this facility. Sanitizer in the three compartment sink is 200 ppm.

January 13, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager and or corrected. No certified manger registered for this facility. Sanitizer in the three compartment sink is 200 ppm.

October 08, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed with manager and or corrected. No certified food manager in restaurant.

June 17, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager and or corrected. Sanitizer is 200 ppm. Manager will take manager's certification class.

June 17, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager and or corrected. Sanitizer is 200 ppm. Manager will take manager's certification class.

February 26, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Hand sink has been installed in food prep area. Awning is not covering food prep table (will be repaired)

February 26, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Hand sink has been installed in food prep area. Awning is not covering food prep table (will be repaired)

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