In The Country, Llc, 409 Fritz Street, Damascus, VA - Full Service Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: In The Country, LLC
Address: 409 Fritz Street, Damascus, VA
Type: Full Service Restaurant
Total inspections: 9
Last inspection: 03/28/2016

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Inspection findings

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  • Critical: Employee Health* (corrected on site)
    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
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Ham, turkey, and beef cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below or discard.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces (repeated violation)
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the sandwich grill,stove,hood and filters 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.
  • Indoor Areas - Surface Characteristics (repeated violation)
    Observation: The indoor floor material located at food prep area does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
    Correction: Refinish or replace the floor material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
03/28/2016Routine
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces (repeated violation)
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the vent in kitchen 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.
  • Indoor Areas - Surface Characteristics (repeated violation)
    Observation: The indoor floor material located at food prep area does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
    Correction: Refinish or replace the floor material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
  • Toilet Rooms - Closing Toilet Room Doors
    Observation: Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Correction: Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
09/22/2015Routine
  • Floors, Walls, and Ceilings - Cleanability
    Observation: Floor or floor covering in food prep area is not smooth and easily cleanable.
    Correction: Repair or replace floor or floor covering to make it smooth and easily cleanable.
03/25/2015Routine
  • Critical: Hands - Preventing Contamination from Hands* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Correction: Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Beef cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below or discard.
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils (corrected on site)
    Observation: Food contact surfaces of the can opener used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
    Correction: Clean food-contact surfaces of can opener no less than every 4 hours to prevent the growth microorganisms on those surfaces.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces (repeated violation)
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the equipment and vent 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.
  • Indoor Areas - Surface Characteristics
    Observation: The indoor floor and wall material located at kitchen and prep room does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
    Correction: Refinish or replace the floor material at the area designated so it is: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. closely woven and easily cleanable carpet 3. nonabsorbent
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions (repeated violation)
    Observation: Walls and floor in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
09/11/2014Routine
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Ham, turkey, roast beef,sliced tomatoes cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the hood and stove 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.
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions
    Observation: Wall in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
03/20/2014Routine
  • Critical: Food - Compliance with Food Law* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Food prepared in a private home is distributed or offered for sale to the public.
    Correction: Cease use of food prepared in a private home. Food must be obtained from an approved governmentally inspected food preparation/processing facility.
  • Utensils - In-Use - Between-Use Storage (corrected on site)
    Observation: Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
    Correction: 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 135°F.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (corrected on site)
    Observation: 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.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Chicken, milk, ham, beef, cream cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below or discard.
09/30/2013Routine
Sanitizer in dishwashing machine >100 ppm
No violation noted during this evaluation.
03/29/2013Critical Procedures
  • Nonfood-Contact Surfaces - Corrosion Resistant/Nonabsorbent
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the shelves is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
    Correction: Nonfood contact equipment that is exposed to splash, spillage, food soiling, or requires frequent cleaning must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent.
  • Critical: Warewashing - Manual & Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization - Temperature, pH, Concentration & Hardness* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.
    Correction: Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 25 parts per million when the pH is at 10 or less and the water temperature is at 120°F.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the stove., oven,fryer, and hood 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.
03/27/2013Routine
Issued permit and demonstration of knowledge test given(and passed)
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils
    Observation: Equipment used for storage of packaged or open food items was observed with visible accumulations of soil and debris.
    Correction: Clean storage equipment at a frequency to preclude accumulation of soil residues to prevent contamination of food in storage and reduce attraction of insects and rodents.
09/06/2011Routine

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