Koto Japanese Steakhouse, 2160 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502 - Full Service Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Koto Japanese Steakhouse
Address: 2160 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Type: Full Service Restaurant
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 10/28/2015

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  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (corrected on site)
    Observation: Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor in the walk in cooler.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 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.
A follow-up inspection will be conducted within 30 days to ensure the changes made to the food handling practices are being implemented and reinforced.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Hot Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Sushi Rice 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.
  • Equipment - Cutting Surfaces (corrected on site)
    Observation: The cutting board(s) in the kitchen prep area are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
    Correction: Resurface or discard and replace the cutting boards to provide a food contact surface that is smooth, easily cleaned and sanitized.
  • Critical: Toxics - Common Name/working Containers of Toxics* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Working containers of bleach solution 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.

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