Grande Pizza, #102 - 1270 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Grande Pizza
Address: #102 - 1270 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 363-3400
Total inspections: 9
Last inspection: Oct 7, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 0060 - Critical Person in charge is unable to demonstrate knowledge of the regulations to the regulatory authority representative.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: inside of reach-in cooler.
  • 0820 A 1 - Critical Pizza hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) lasagna in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0850 - Critical Repeat No written procedures for the use of time as a public health control with potentially hazardous foods.
  • 3330 - Critical Working containers of spray bottle are not properly labeled.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of degreser are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 0810 - Food containers for cooling food are arranged so as not allow for maximum heat transfer. Using large container for the storage of pizza sauce
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the front prep cooler.
  • 0570 - Improper use of dry wiping cloths.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the cooler gasket has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3220 - Repeat Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3170 - Old employee's rest-room is not maintained in good repair
October 07, 2009Routine78Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced ham in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0850 - Critical No written procedures for the use of time as a public health control with potentially hazardous foods.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the front make table.
  • 1780 E - Repeat Surfaces of the ice machine was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the cooler gasket has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3170 - Kitchen wall is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat Ceiling tiles in the pizza oven noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
July 09, 2009Routine26Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in cooler.
  • 1550 - Repeat The hand sink is not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.
  • 1780 E - Surfaces of the ice machine was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Clean single service articles were observed stored uncovered.
  • 2020 A (single-service/single-use) - Single-service or single-use articles not handled, displayed, or dispensed so that the food- or lip-contact surfaces are protected from contamination
  • 2020 A (Utensils) - Cleaned and sanitized utensils not handled, displayed, or dispensed so that the food- or lip-contact surfaces are protected from contamination
  • 3030 - Repeat No continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel has been provided.
April 14, 2009Routine18Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: ice machine.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the cooler gasket has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2350 ii - Hand sink in poor repair.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. Back entrance door propped open
  • 3020 - Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
  • 3180 - Ceiling tile in the hood area noted in need of cleaning.
January 07, 2009Routine19Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the front display cooler.
  • 1550 - Repeat The hand sink is not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 2810 - Ceiling in kitchen and dry room is not smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the hand sink
  • 3300 - Premises has accumulation of litter
September 16, 2008Routine16Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigeration units and in the steam table.
  • 0800 - Critical Cooked noodles noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 0810 - The methods used for cooling were not adequate.
  • 1550 - Repeat The handsink in the front area is not sealed to adjoining wall.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: food slicer
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the gaskets to various refrigeration units have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Single service drinking cups were observed stored unprotected by the drink machine.
  • 2890 - Light bulb over the slicer is not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the back preparation area or by the three compartment sink.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the establishment.
  • 3170 - Repeat Wall and floor in the three compartment sink / handsink area in the back kitchen is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat Floors under equipment in the kitchen and the wall by the mixer are noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3380 - Critical Clorox cleaner being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010
June 23, 2008Routine510Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
  • 0480 - Corrected During Inspection Unlabeled food containers - spray bottle of vinegar.
  • 0570 - When tested, no sanitizer or a low concentration of chemical sanitizer was found in the wiping cloth bucket storing wiping cloths used on food contact surfaces.
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat The temperature measuring device in the make table was not properly located in the warmest part of the unit.
  • 1550 - Repeat The handsinks in the kitchen are not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 1600 - The compartment(s) or drainboards of the three compartment sink are heavily soiled.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: food slicer.
  • 1790 - The ceiling of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the gaskets to the make table refrigeration units and the outside of the dough mixer have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory by the three compartment sink.
February 27, 2008Routine310Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0850 - Critical No written procedures for the use of time as a public health control with potentially hazardous foods.
  • 1530 - Repeat There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1550 - The handsink by the three compartment sink is not sealed to adjoining walls.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: food slicer.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the dough mixer has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2190 - Water from the handwashing sink at handsink by the three compartment sink and the converted handsink in the side room was measured at a temperature less than 100F.
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located in the front pizza preparation area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2350 - Critical The plumbing connection under the handsink in the side room is leaking and not able to be used.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the side room (converted mop sink).
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3170 - Repeat Tiles on the floor by the three compartment sink are not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Wall by the dough mixer is noted in need of cleaning.
November 28, 2007Routine49Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0470 A 4 - Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped:meat sauce and black olives
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) eg. pasta and lasagna in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the True refrigerator and the freezers.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - The handles off the pizza prep refrigerators (True) are missing and was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: the can opener blade.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: the food racks in the walk-in refrigerator.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the front prep area was blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2660 - There is no cover to the feminine napkin refuse container in the ladies room stall.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not tight fitting. and/or provided with a self- closing door
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the low boy pizza prep refrigerator.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the walk in refrigerator.
  • 3170 - The ceiling tile has water damage, the floor tile under the 3-c sink, and the wall in the prep area is not maintained in good repair
  • 3330 - Critical A working container of toxic cleaner was not properly labeled.
November 02, 2007Routine512Details / Comments

October 07, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
violations discussed for correction.

July 09, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

April 14, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction/facility is on the process of renovating employee's rest-room, dirty equipment and tools were stored inside, using time for the displayed pizza.

January 07, 2009 (Routine)


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

September 16, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

June 23, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations shall be corrected immediately. All violations corrected or discussed for correction during the inspection.

February 27, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations shall be corrected immediately. All violations corrected or discussed for correction during the inspection.

November 28, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations shall be corrected immediately. All violations corrected or discussed for correction during the inspection.

November 02, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed with the manager and owner via telephone. The new owner plans to renovate the establishment in the near future however will not do so without first submitting plans to the health department. A temporary permit is issued to the establishment. All critical violations must be corrected immediately. A 30 day follow up will be conducted to ensure compliance.

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