Hellenic Community Center, 60 Traverse Rd., Newport News, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Hellenic Community Center
Address: 60 Traverse Rd., Newport News, Virginia
Phone: (757) 874-6958
Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: May 27, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 0220 - Critical Employee drinks - no lid or straw
  • 3140 - Employee drinks are stored next to food and food items
May 27, 2009Routine11Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. October 17, 2008Routine00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. September 10, 2008Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees, food workers drinking from open cups
  • 0820 A 1 - Critical Lamb is cold holding at 50F
May 29, 2008Routine20Details / Comments
  • 1770 C - Accumulation of food residue found on the floor mixer
  • 2260 - Critical Hose is attached to a faucet under the dishmachine - there is no backflow preventer
April 24, 2008Routine11Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. December 11, 2007Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0800 - Critical Lamb noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 3380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Sanitizing Agent being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010
May 31, 2007Routine20Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Boxe of food are stored on the floor in the walk-in refrigerator
  • 1600 - Accumulation of mold and lime deposits found on the dishmachine
  • 1770 A - Critical Accumulation of mold inside the ice machine
  • 1770 C - Mold/food residue on walk-in refrigerator door
October 11, 2006Routine13Details / Comments
0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.June 01, 2006Routine10Details / Comments
  • 1600 - Accumulation of food residue found inside the dishmachine
  • 1770 A - Critical Food residue, stains on cutting boardFood residue on table can opener bladeFood residue on floor mixerAccumulaation of food residue inside microwave oven
  • 1770 C - Accumulation of food residue found inside the steam unitAccumulation of grease and food residue on food storage racks inside the walk-in refrigerator
  • 2000 - Clean sheet pans were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 3260 - Employee jackets and coats found stored on food storage and clean dish racks
  • 3300 - Storage shelves are cluttered and disorganized
December 12, 2005Routine15Details / Comments
  • 1600 - Food residue, lime at dishmachine
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Container of sanitizer is empty at dishmachine
  • 1770 A - Critical Food residue, splash inside microwave oven
  • 3180 - Food residue, debris on floors in the walk-in freezer and in the dishmachine area
January 24, 2005Routine22Details / Comments
  • 1080 - Using a metal banded foode brush
  • 3180 - Food spills on floor under food storage rack inside the walk-refrigerator
September 20, 2004Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1770 A - Critical Mold growth inside ice machineRefrigerator needs cleaning
  • 1770 C - Accumulation of grease inside hood filtersFood particles, debris inside steam unit
  • 3170 - Paint peeling on wall at steam unit on front line
May 07, 2004Routine12Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 05, 2004Critical Procedures00Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Cooks are drinking coffee while handling food
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the kitchen
  • 1600 - Dishmachine needs cleaning
  • 1700 - Critical Wet wiping cloths are lying on tables, equipment
  • 2890 - Light shield is missing for light bulb in the walk-in refrigerator
  • 3260 - Repeat Employee coats and jackets are stsored on the pots and pans storage rack
November 07, 2003Routine24Details / Comments
  • 3170 - Floor inside the walk-in freezer needs repair
  • 3180 - Floor in dishmachine area needs cleaning
  • 3260 - Employee jackets, aprons stored on food storage racks, clean dish racks
  • 1580 - Wood cutting board surface is porous, surface not smooth
May 01, 2003Routine04Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 09, 2003Other00Details / Comments

May 27, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Critical Employee drinks - no lid or straw
    Provide a lid and a straw for employee drinks ( no open containers)
  • 3140 - Employee drinks are stored next to food and food items
    Remove employee drinks and store in a designated area separate from food and food items
Comments:
Greek Festival

October 17, 2008 (Routine)

Comments:
Greek Festival

September 10, 2008 (Routine)

Comments:
Discussed plans for the upcoming Greek Festival to be held on Oct. 17, 18, 2008

May 29, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees, food workers drinking from open cups
    Provide a lid and a straw - no open drinks
  • 0820 A 1 - Critical Lamb is cold holding at 50F
    Maintain cold holding temperatures of meat at 41F or below
Comments:
Inspection conducted during the Annual Greek Festival

April 24, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 C - Accumulation of food residue found on the floor mixer
    Clean floor mixer
  • 2260 - Critical Hose is attached to a faucet under the dishmachine - there is no backflow preventer
    Provide a backflow preventer

December 11, 2007 (Routine)

Comments:
No food preparation done at time of inspection.
Training visit also - discussed changes in the food regulations, emergency guidelines for food establishments, and employee health policy.
Issued health permit

May 31, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0800 - Critical Lamb noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
    Cool potentially hazardous foods from 140F to 70F within 2 hours and from 70F to 41F or below within 4 hours. A longer time for cooling allows an ideal situation for bacterial growth. This has been shown to be the major contributing factor in many foodborne illnesses.
  • 3380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Sanitizing Agent being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010
    Utilize only sanitizing agents that meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010 when applying to food contact surfaces

October 11, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0610 - Boxe of food are stored on the floor in the walk-in refrigerator
    Remove boxes and store at least 6 inches above the floor
  • 1600 - Accumulation of mold and lime deposits found on the dishmachine
    Clean and delime the dishmachine
  • 1770 A - Critical Accumulation of mold inside the ice machine
    Clean and sanitize the ice machine
  • 1770 C - Mold/food residue on walk-in refrigerator door
    Clean/wipe down refrigerator door
Comments:
Note: There is not a lot of food preparation being done at the establishment at this time. Several refrigerators and freezers are not in use at this time.

June 01, 2006 (Routine)



Violation: 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open 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:
Note: Hellenic Greek Festival - Observed disposable gloves being worn by food handlers. Maintaining good food temperatures.

December 12, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1600 - Accumulation of food residue found inside the dishmachine
    Clean dishmachine
  • 1770 A - Critical Food residue, stains on cutting boardFood residue on table can opener bladeFood residue on floor mixerAccumulaation of food residue inside microwave oven
    Clean and sanitize food contact surfaces
  • 1770 C - Accumulation of food residue found inside the steam unitAccumulation of grease and food residue on food storage racks inside the walk-in refrigerator
    Clean equipment surfaces
  • 2000 - Clean sheet pans were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
    Store equipment and utensils covered or inverted to prevent contamination while in storage.
  • 3260 - Employee jackets and coats found stored on food storage and clean dish racks
    Store jackets and coats in a designated area separate from food and food itemsProvide a coat rack
  • 3300 - Storage shelves are cluttered and disorganized
    Clean and organize storage shelves

January 24, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1600 - Food residue, lime at dishmachine
    Clean and delime dishmachine
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Container of sanitizer is empty at dishmachine
    Provide sanitizer for dishmachine
  • 1770 A - Critical Food residue, splash inside microwave oven
    Clean and sanitize surface inside microwave oven
  • 3180 - Food residue, debris on floors in the walk-in freezer and in the dishmachine area
    Clean floor surfaces
Comments:
Note: No food preparation at time of visit.

September 20, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1080 - Using a metal banded foode brush
    Replace with a plastic molded type food-grade brush
  • 3180 - Food spills on floor under food storage rack inside the walk-refrigerator
    Clean floor surface
Comments:
Note: No food preparation at time of visit.

May 07, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 A - Critical Mold growth inside ice machineRefrigerator needs cleaning
    Clean inside ice machineClean inside refrigerator
  • 1770 C - Accumulation of grease inside hood filtersFood particles, debris inside steam unit
    Clean hood filtersClean inside steam unit
  • 3170 - Paint peeling on wall at steam unit on front line
    Repair and paint wall

January 05, 2004 (Critical Procedures)

Comments:
No temperature violations noted at time of visit. No food preparation done at site on this day. No problems found with general sanitation of establishment at this time.
Issued 2004 Health Permit

November 07, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Critical Cooks are drinking coffee while handling food
    Do not eat or drink while handling or preparing food
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the kitchen
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 1600 - Dishmachine needs cleaning
    Clean dishmachine
  • 1700 - Critical Wet wiping cloths are lying on tables, equipment
    Store wiping cloths in sanitizer when not in use
  • 2890 - Light shield is missing for light bulb in the walk-in refrigerator
    Provide light shield
  • 3260 - Repeat Employee coats and jackets are stsored on the pots and pans storage rack
    Hang coats and jackets in the designated area separate from food, food items and clean pots and pans
Comments:
Critical violations were corrected at time of visit.

May 01, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3170 - Floor inside the walk-in freezer needs repair
    Repair floor inside the walk-in freezer
  • 3180 - Floor in dishmachine area needs cleaning
    Clean floor
  • 3260 - Employee jackets, aprons stored on food storage racks, clean dish racks
    Store employee clothing is designated areas away from food, food items and clean dishes/utensils
  • 1580 - Wood cutting board surface is porous, surface not smooth
    Replace cutting board
Comments:
Note: No food preparation being done at time of visit.

January 09, 2003 (Other)

Comments:
Visit to issue 2003 Health Permit. Fee paid for Health Permit. Note: New food storage racks provided for the walk-i refrigerator and the walk-in freezer.

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