Hardee's - Bluefield, 701 South College Avenue, Bluefield, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Hardee's - Bluefield
Address: 701 South College Avenue, Bluefield, Virginia
Phone: (276) 322-4009
Total inspections: 10
Last inspection: May 4, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the Caulk on hood over fryer is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1960 - Storeage containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor in kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
May 04, 2009Routine04Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
  • 3180 - Floors all over the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
October 15, 2008Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the 2 door freezer
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Tomatoes cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device located in the walk-in Freezer.
April 02, 2008Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Roast hot holding at improper temperatures. Observed a temperature of 115 degrees F.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Clean single-service containers were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward below the bun warmer.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the Three compartment sink is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. Observed soiled equipment and utensils in the sink.
  • 2310 B - Corrected During Inspection The handwashing station beside the three compartment sink is being used to store soiled equipment and utensils.
October 01, 2007Routine23Details / Comments
1770 B - Critical Repeat Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: ice bin lid at the drive through area, biscuit pans.June 14, 2006Follow-up10Details / Comments
  • 1770 B - Critical Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: ice bin lid at the drive through area, biscuit pans.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: soiled insulated rubber gloves laying on top of the deep frying equipment.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the equipment in kitchen and other areas has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3180 - Observed liquid standing in corner area of walk-in cooler, noted in need of cleaning.Clean all floors, walls , observed dust on air vents in ceilings.
  • 3910 - The permit holder failed to discontinue operations and notify the Health Department that an imminent health hazard may exist because of an emergency.
June 13, 2006Routine14Details / Comments
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the knob on the meat slicer is not smooth.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the shields for the heat lights has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2810 - Floor or floor covering at the three compartment sink and near the rear door is not smooth and easily cleanable. The grout between the floor tiles is missing. Also repair other areas if needed.
February 09, 2006Follow-up03Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor. Use approved shelving.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the knob on the meat slicer is not smooth.
  • 1570 - Repeat Walk-in freezer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. Condensation was observed freezing on the drain pipe and ceiling inside the walk-in freezer.
  • 1770 B - Critical Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: 1. inside ice bin around the door frame and outside, 2. Round Up Toaster
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: 1. File for sharping knives, 2. Floor in walk-in freezer, 3. Replace container for onions in walk-in cooler with approved clean container(no galvanize trash cans for food storage).
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shields for the heat lights has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination, observed boxes on single service items open in the storage room.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the grill area of the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. Also observed food residue in the handsink at the three compartment sink.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 2750 - A grease buildup on the outside of the container stored outdoors was observed.
  • 3150 - Corrected During Inspection Products for credit, redemption, or return is not being stored in a separate designated area, observed can dented in seam.
  • 3170 - Repeat Observed holes in wall of in the storage room area.
  • 3300 - Premises has accumulation of litter (Grease on ground around grease dumpster
January 23, 2006Routine211Details / Comments
  • 1100 - Critical The food contact surface of the breading equipment for chicken is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned. The Cart use to store single use items on next to the food prep area is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1570 - Walk-in freezer was observed in a state of disrepair, condensation frozen in unit.
  • 1770 B - Critical Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: bread pans, roast beef cutter.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the following have accumulations of grime and debris:walk-in cooler floor and ceiling, and walk-in freezer floor.
  • 3170 - Walls in kitchen area are not maintained in good repair, several areas are in need of repair, repair wall in dry storage area also.
March 01, 2005Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers. Locate in Freezer.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in Walk-in Freezer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 0620 - Food storage under lines on which water has condensed and was dripping.
  • 1570 - Plastic Lids on hot holding prep bar was observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 2900 - Ventilating system designed so make-up air or exhaust vents contaminate food contact surfaces, equipment, or utensils. Hood drip pan missing over Automatic Broiler.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: Bread Toaster for Roast Beef Bread, Bread Pans, inside of ice bin,
  • 1780 - Critical Food contact surfaces of the Roast Beef Cutter used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the piping over the grill had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3490 - Personal items stored in such a way that they could contaminate Food Service Containers (single service) in the dry storage room upstairs.
March 15, 2004Routine18Details / Comments

May 04, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the Caulk on hood over fryer is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
    Nonfood contact equipment that is exposed to splash, spillage, food soiling, or requires frequent cleaning must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent.
  • 1960 - Storeage containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
    Items must be allowed to drain and air-dry before being stacked or stored to allow evaporation of chemical sanitizer and moisture that may encourage microbial growth.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor in kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
    Wet use maintenance items such as mops must be hung in a position that allows them to air dry so they are not allowed to grow contamination which can then be spread through the establishment at the next use.

October 15, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
    Store in-use utensils or dispensing utensils in one of the following manners: 1) In the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container. 2) In food that is not potentially hazardous with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed. 3) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food-contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized every 4 hours. 4) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain. 5) In a clean, protected location if the utensils are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous. 6) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least 135F.
  • 3180 - Floors all over the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
Comments:
Time as a control is being used for all items on the make table

April 02, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the 2 door freezer
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food 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.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Tomatoes cold holding at improper temperatures
    Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device located in the walk-in Freezer.
    Provide a temperature measuring device in all hot or cold holding equipment used to store potentially hazardous foods so that employees can routinely monitor the ambient air temperature.

October 01, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
    Ensure all employees wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, beard restraints, and clothing that covers body hair, that are designed and worn to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Roast hot holding at improper temperatures. Observed a temperature of 115 degrees F.
    Hot hold roasts at 130F or above to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Clean single-service containers were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward below the bun warmer.
    Store equipment and utensils covered or inverted to prevent contamination while in storage.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the Three compartment sink is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. Observed soiled equipment and utensils in the sink.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the soiled equipment and utensils preventing its use.
  • 2310 B - Corrected During Inspection The handwashing station beside the three compartment sink is being used to store soiled equipment and utensils.
    The handwashing facility identified above is to be used for washing hands only
Comments:
Discussed with PIC about Employee Health polices and reporting procedures, proper handwashing, and no bare hand contact with ready to eat foods.

June 14, 2006 (Follow-up)



Violation: 1770 B - Critical Repeat Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: ice bin lid at the drive through area, biscuit pans.
Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact. Ice bin lid to be cleaned today and biscuit pans are on order per management.

June 13, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 B - Critical Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: ice bin lid at the drive through area, biscuit pans.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: soiled insulated rubber gloves laying on top of the deep frying equipment.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean and keep other soiled equipment use for maintenance properly cleaned and stored in proper areas away from the food prep areas.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the equipment in kitchen and other areas has accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 3180 - Observed liquid standing in corner area of walk-in cooler, noted in need of cleaning.Clean all floors, walls , observed dust on air vents in ceilings.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 3910 - The permit holder failed to discontinue operations and notify the Health Department that an imminent health hazard may exist because of an emergency.
    Discontinue operations and notify the Health Department that an imminent health hazard may exist in your establishment due to an emergency

February 09, 2006 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the knob on the meat slicer is not smooth.
    Nonfood contact equipment that is exposed to splash, spillage, food soiling, or requires frequent cleaning must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the shields for the heat lights has accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 2810 - Floor or floor covering at the three compartment sink and near the rear door is not smooth and easily cleanable. The grout between the floor tiles is missing. Also repair other areas if needed.
    Repair or replace floor or floor covering to make it smooth and easily cleanable.

January 23, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor. Use approved shelving.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters on approved shelving.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the knob on the meat slicer is not smooth.
    Nonfood contact equipment that is exposed to splash, spillage, food soiling, or requires frequent cleaning must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent.
  • 1570 - Repeat Walk-in freezer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. Condensation was observed freezing on the drain pipe and ceiling inside the walk-in freezer.
    Repair the freezer to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the freezer, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 1770 B - Critical Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: 1. inside ice bin around the door frame and outside, 2. Round Up Toaster
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: 1. File for sharping knives, 2. Floor in walk-in freezer, 3. Replace container for onions in walk-in cooler with approved clean container(no galvanize trash cans for food storage).
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shields for the heat lights has accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination, observed boxes on single service items open in the storage room.
    Store single service items in its original protective packaging or inverted in an approved dispenser.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the grill area of the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. Also observed food residue in the handsink at the three compartment sink.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the equipment preventing its use.A handwashing lavatory shall not be used for purposes other than handwashing.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
    Cover all waste containers when not in continuous use.
  • 2750 - A grease buildup on the outside of the container stored outdoors was observed.
    Refuse containers are to be cleaned at a frequency that prevents the container from becoming an attractant to pests.
  • 3150 - Corrected During Inspection Products for credit, redemption, or return is not being stored in a separate designated area, observed can dented in seam.
    Segregate products for credit, redemption, or return (damage, spoiled or recalled items) from other food, equipment, linens and single-service and single-use articles being used in the establishment to avoid the mistaken use of these items.
  • 3170 - Repeat Observed holes in wall of in the storage room area.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities. ( Smooth, Cleanable surface.)
  • 3300 - Premises has accumulation of litter (Grease on ground around grease dumpster
    Maintain the premise in dumpter free of litter(Grease and etc.).

March 01, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1100 - Critical The food contact surface of the breading equipment for chicken is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned. The Cart use to store single use items on next to the food prep area is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
    Repair or replace the breading equipment and cart to provide a food contact surface that is smooth and easily cleanable, free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, pits, sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices to prevent buildup of food debris.
  • 1570 - Walk-in freezer was observed in a state of disrepair, condensation frozen in unit.
    Repair the walk-in freezer to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the equipment, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 1770 B - Critical Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: bread pans, roast beef cutter.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the following have accumulations of grime and debris:walk-in cooler floor and ceiling, and walk-in freezer floor.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 3170 - Walls in kitchen area are not maintained in good repair, several areas are in need of repair, repair wall in dry storage area also.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

March 15, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers. Locate in Freezer.
    Label working containers with the common name of its contents. Consumers may be allergic to certain foods or ingredients. The mistaken use of an ingredient when the consumer has requested that it not be used may result in severe medical consequences. Liquid foods and granular foods may resemble cleaning compounds. The mistaken use of food from an unlabeled container could result in chemical poisoning.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in Walk-in Freezer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 0620 - Food storage under lines on which water has condensed and was dripping.
    Relocate food storage to an approved area or shield the lines to intercept potential drips.
  • 1570 - Plastic Lids on hot holding prep bar was observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
    Repair the Plastic Lids to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the Plastic Lids, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 2900 - Ventilating system designed so make-up air or exhaust vents contaminate food contact surfaces, equipment, or utensils. Hood drip pan missing over Automatic Broiler.
    Replace missing drip pan over Automatic Broiler. Design ventilating system so make-up air and exhaust vents do not cause contamination of food, food contact surfaces, equipment, or utensils.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: Bread Toaster for Roast Beef Bread, Bread Pans, inside of ice bin,
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 1780 - Critical Food contact surfaces of the Roast Beef Cutter used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
    Clean food-contact surfaces of Roast Beef Cutter no less than every 4 hours to prevent the growth microorganisms on those surfaces. Reviewed with manager and correction started at time of inspection.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the piping over the grill had accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 3490 - Personal items stored in such a way that they could contaminate Food Service Containers (single service) in the dry storage room upstairs.
    All personal care items, medicines and first aid supplies must be stored in such a way to prevent potential contamination of food, food contact items, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service and single-use articles.

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