Great Steak & Potato Company, 21100 Dulles Town Center #254, Dulles, VA 20166 - Fast Food Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Great Steak & Potato Company
Address: 21100 Dulles Town Center #254, Dulles, VA 20166
Type: Fast Food Restaurant
Phone: 703 421-3676
Total inspections: 10
Last inspection: 04/04/2016

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Inspection findings

Inspection date

Type

  • Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils (repeated violation)
    Observation: Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Soda nozzles
    Correction: Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • Physical Facilities in Good Repair
    Observation: Some tiles are missing on the ceiling.
    Correction: Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
04/04/2016Follow-up
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Chicken in the walk in cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Critical: Date Marking - Ready-to-Eat - Potentially Hazardous Food - Date Marking* (repeated violation)
    Observation: The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken nugget and deli meat in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
    Correction: Mark the name and "consume by" date on the container of RTE foods at the time of preparation if the food is to be held for more than 24 hours. If the food is held at 41°F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
    Observation: Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Soda nozzles
    Correction: Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • Handwashing Cleanser - Availability
    Observation: Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
    Correction: Hand soap must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing. Hand cleanser must always be present to aid in reducing microorganisms and particulate matter found on hands.
  • Hand Drying Provision (repeated violation)
    Observation: No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
    Correction: Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • Critical: Toxics - Identifying Toxic Containers*
    Observation: Chemical spray bottle observed without a label.
    Correction: Label spray bottles with contents or discard.
03/28/2016Routine
  • Food - Frozen Food
    Observation: Frozen foods not maintained frozen.
    Correction: Ensure frozen food is maintained frozen.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Chicken in walking cooler cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Critical: Date Marking - Ready-to-Eat - Potentially Hazardous Food - Date Marking* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed cheese in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
    Correction: Mark a "consume by" date on commercially processed RTE foods at the time the original container is opened. If the food is held at 41°F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • Hand Drying Provision (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the @Location@
    Correction: Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
12/08/2015Routine
Salads are being sold within 24 hours, so it doesn't need date marking.
Boxes were removed from the sink area.

  • Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices (repeated violation)
    Observation: There is no properly chlorine test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Correction: Obtain a chlorine test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level.
08/13/2015Other
  • Critical: Employee Health* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Employees or applicants are not aware of the reporting procedures concerning information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food, including the date of onset of jaundice or of an illness due to Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virus or Norovirus
    Correction: Have the license holder require employees or applicants report to the person in charge any information about their health and activities if they are diagnosed with or had a past illness from Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virus or Norovirus
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location
    Observation: French fries box stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Food kept at prep cooler close to the kitchen is cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Critical: Date Marking - Ready-to-Eat - Potentially Hazardous Food - Date Marking*
    Observation: The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed canned cheese and also tomatoes in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
    Correction: Mark a "consume by" date on commercially processed RTE foods at the time the original container is opened. If the food is held at 41°F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices (repeated violation)
    Observation: There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Correction: Obtain a chlorine test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the ice machine 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.
  • Critical: Equipment and Utensils - Before Use After Cleaning* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized. The amount of Chlorine added to the water at the 3 basins sink wasn't sufficient.
    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.
  • Handwashing - Using a Handwashing Lavatory (repeated violation)
    Observation: The handwashing facility located at the kitchen is blocked by boxes, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Correction: Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the @EQUIPMENT@ preventing its use.
08/07/2015Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation.01/23/2015Follow-up
All violations corrected or discussed for correction during the inspection.
  • Dressing Rooms - Using Dressing Rooms and Lockers (repeated violation)
    Observation: Employees are not using the dressing rooms, designated area or lockers provided.
    Correction: Employees that regularly change their clothes in the establishment should use the dressing room or lockers provided.
  • Critical: Toxics - Storage of Toxic Containers* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Containers of cleaners are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    Correction: Containers of cleaners must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • Critical: Toxics - Medicines - Restriction and Storage* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Medicines are located in the rack with the sandwich rolls.
    Correction: Locate medicines to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles
12/18/2014Follow-up
Follow up inspection shall be conducted to ensure all violations are corrected. All violations discussed for correction during the inspection.
  • Person in Charge
    Observation: Food employees are not informed of their responsibility to report to their PIC information concerning their health and activities as they relate to diseases transmitted through food.
    Correction: PIC is to advise employees of their responsibility to report in accordance with law information concerning their health and activities as they relate to diseases transmitted through food.
  • Critical: Hands - When to Wash*
    Observation: 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.
    Correction: Instruct food employees to clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles and during food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross contamination when changing task.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Hot Holding*
    Observation: Baked potatoes hot holding at improper temperatures.
    Correction: Rapidly reheat the food to 165°F and maintain at 135°F or above through the hot holding period.
  • Temperature - Food Temperature Measuring Devices - Provided (repeated violation)
    Observation: The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
    Correction: Obtain at least one food temperature measuring device so employees can properly monitor the temperature of food items in the establishment.
  • Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices (repeated violation)
    Observation: There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Correction: Obtain a test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level.
  • Handwashing - Using a Handwashing Lavatory (repeated violation)
    Observation: The handwashing facility located in the back kitchen area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Correction: Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the shelving units and food/drink storage preventing its use.
  • Hand Drying Provision
    Observation: No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front counter/cook area.
    Correction: Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • Ventilation - Mechanical Ventilation
    Observation: Ventilation is not sufficient to keep rooms free of excessive vapors - operating hood system without filters in place.
    Correction: Provide mechanical ventilation that is sufficient enough to keep rooms free of excessive heat, steam, condensation, vapors, obnoxious odors, smoke and fumes
  • Dressing Rooms - Using Dressing Rooms and Lockers
    Observation: Employees are not using the dressing rooms, designated area or lockers provided.
    Correction: Employees that regularly change their clothes in the establishment should use the dressing room or lockers provided.
  • Critical: Toxics - Storage of Toxic Containers*
    Observation: Containers of cleaners are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    Correction: Containers of cleaners must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • Critical: Toxics - Medicines - Restriction and Storage*
    Observation: Medicines are located in the rack with the sandwich rolls.
    Correction: Locate medicines to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles
12/17/2014Routine
Correct all items this week. Need to check the internal temperature of all foods to make sure cold holding, hot holding, and cooking food temperatures were within the acceptable range. Manager on duty was given handouts covering the reportable illness. Need to post your Health Dept. food permit in view of the public.
  • Person in Charge
    Observation: Employees are not aware of or are not monitoring the cold holding and cook temperatures of potentially hazardous food.
    Correction: Ensure that employees are properly cooking potentially hazardous food to the minimum required temperature for the specified amount of time in accordance with the Regulation. Be particularly careful in cooking those foods known to cause severe foodborne illness and death, through daily oversight of the employees' routine monitoring of the cooking temperatures.
  • Critical: Employee Health*
    Observation: Employees or applicants are not aware of the reporting procedures concerning information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food, including the date of onset of jaundice or of an illness due to Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virus or Norovirus
    Correction: Have the license holder require employees or applicants report to the person in charge any information about their health and activities if they are diagnosed with or had a past illness from Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virus or Norovirus. Handouts covering the big 5 reportable illnesses was left with the manager on duty.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Chicken fillets cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below.
  • Temperature - Food Temperature Measuring Devices - Provided
    Observation: The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
    Correction: Obtain at least one food temperature measuring device so employees can properly monitor the temperature of food items in the establishment.
  • Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
    Observation: There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    Correction: Obtain a bleach test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level.
  • Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
    Observation: Observed black residue on the ice cover in ice machine.
    Correction: Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • Critical: Equipment and Utensils - Before Use After Cleaning* (corrected on site)
    Observation: The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: lids to food contains.
    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. Item corrected and all items were sanitized.
  • Handwashing - Using a Handwashing Lavatory
    Observation: The handwashing facility located closest to the 3 basin sink is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Correction: Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the shelving and soda preventing its use.
  • Critical: Toxics - Common Name/working Containers of Toxics* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Working spray bottles of bleach are not properly labeled.
    Correction: Working containers of toxic items are to be properly labeled with contents. Identification of these containers with the common name of the material helps prevent the dangerous misuse of the contents.
09/03/2014Routine
Well maintained facility. Managerial information not available during visit.
  • Cloths - Wiping Cloths, Air-Drying Locations (corrected on site)
    Observation: Wiping cloths that were laundered on site were observed air-drying at the grill area.
    Correction: Air-drying of cleaned linens must be done in a location that prevents contamination to both the cleaned linens and adjacent food preparation/storage areas. Relocate wiping cloths to allow contamination-free air-drying or enter into a contract with a linen service.
02/07/2014Routine

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