Karen's Diner, 3511 Courthouse Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 - Full Service Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Karen's Diner
Address: 3511 Courthouse Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Type: Full Service Restaurant
Total inspections: 2
Last inspection: 01/07/2016

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  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Hot Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Macaroni & cheese, cooked diced potatoes, and rice pudding are holding at improper temperatures.
    Correction: Hot hold potentially hazardous food at 135°F or above to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 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 chlorine test kit so that employees can accurately monitor the concentration of the sanitizing solutions and maintain them at a safe and effective level.
  • Equipment - Fixed Equipment, Spacing or Sealing (repeated violation)
    Observation: Kitchen hand sink is separating and not sealed to adjoining wall.
    Correction: Seal the unit to adjoining equipment or walls since it is exposed to spillage or seepage.
  • Sink - Service Sink
    Observation: There is no operational utility sink or curbed cleaning facility designed for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tools and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid wastes. Basin of installed sink is holed.
    Correction: Install a utility sink or curbed cleaning facility designed for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tools and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid wastes. Prior to installing additional plumbing fixtures the permit holder must apply and gain approval through the necessary regulatory agencies.
  • Light Bulbs Protective Shielding (repeated violation)
    Observation: Light bulbs in kitchen not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
    Correction: Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • Outer Openings - Protected (repeated violation)
    Observation: There is no self-closure device on back kitchen door..
    Correction: Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
01/07/2016Routine
Ensure chemicals in working containers (e.g. spray bottles) are labeled with common name.
Provided ServSafe application and FDA Form 1b

  • Utensils - In-Use - Between-Use Storage
    Observation: Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses (ice scoop atop surface of ice bin).
    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.
  • Equipment - Fixed Equipment, Spacing or Sealing
    Observation: The kitchen hand sink is not sealed to adjoining wall.
    Correction: Seal the unit to adjoining equipment or walls since it is exposed to spillage or seepage.
  • Equipment, Utensils, Linens, and Single-Service and Single-Use Articles
    Observation: Clean pots and pans were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
    Correction: Store equipment and utensils covered or inverted to prevent contamination while in storage.
  • Backflow Prevention Device, Design Standard
    Observation: Waste lines from soda dispenser and ice machine are inserted below flood rim of floor drain
    Correction: Split dual water inlet attachment on faucet of mop sink extends below flood rim of sink .
  • Light Bulbs Protective Shielding
    Observation: Light bulbs above three compartment manual washing sink are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
    Correction: Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • Outer Openings - Protected
    Observation: Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. No self-closures on kitchen doors to the outside.
    Correction: Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors.Vectors of disease-causing microorganisms may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • Handwashing Signage/Handwashing Facilities
    Observation: A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees (men's room)
    Correction: Provide a sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands at all handwashing lavatories used by food employees.
10/05/2015Routine

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