Leila's Mediterranean Groceries, #108 - 5045 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Leila's Mediterranean Groceries
Address: #108 - 5045 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 644-6912
Total inspections: 7
Last inspection: Sep 9, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

0060 - Critical Person in charge is unable to demonstrate knowledge of the regulations to the regulatory authority representative. Note-once a process is explained pic maintained a good understanding.September 09, 2009Routine10Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 08, 2009Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0470 - Critical Different types of raw animal foods stored in such a manner that may cause cross contamination.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) (stuffed grape leaves, falafel) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in refrigerator and display refrigerator.
February 17, 2009Routine--Details / Comments
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: meat slicer.
  • 2000 - Repeat The cutting board was found stored behind the faucet of the 3-c sink.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
November 18, 2008Routine21Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils or after engaging in any activity which may have contaminated his/her hands.
  • 0220 - Critical In use drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Corrected During Inspection Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1040 - A woden spoon is used as a food contact surface.
  • 1580 - The cutting boards throughout the kitchen are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the door gasket has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Repeat Clean pots/pans were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 2000 C - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in the reach in refrigerator not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
July 15, 2008Routine28Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Raw shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: slicer.
  • 2000 - Cutting board found stored on faucet above sink..
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the toilet room stall.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in reach-in freezer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
April 02, 2008Routine24Details / Comments
  • 2860 - (Concrete, Porous block, Bricks) under three compartment sink not finished and sealed to provide a smooth, nonabsorbent, easily cleanable surface. Need to completely seal off with clear finishing product (i.e.-caulk/sealant)
  • 2860 - Wall covering - small piece behind security system box needs to be sealed off (caulked) not attached so it is easily cleanable.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door. The elf closure device on door is not sufficient to keep door closed.
February 12, 2008Routine02Details / Comments

September 09, 2009 (Routine)



Violation: 0060 - Critical Person in charge is unable to demonstrate knowledge of the regulations to the regulatory authority representative. Note-once a process is explained pic maintained a good understanding.
Ensure the designated person in charge (PIC) is knowledgeable about foodborne disease prevention, Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point principles and Regulation requirements. The PIC should be prepared to recognize conditions that may contribute to foodborne illness. The PIC must also recognize conditions that fail to comply with Regulation requirements and be authorized to take the appropriate preventive and corrective actions to ensure that the Regulations' objectives are fulfilled.
Comments:
Note: CFM is unavailable at this time, recommend pic have training. Training offered. Violation discussed for correction.

June 08, 2009 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations noted, however it is noted that all violations from previous inspection have been corrected. Note: Handwashing signs should be posted in the language of the food service employee. Training offered for kitchen staff.

February 17, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
    Separate raw foods of animal origin during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including foods such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • 0470 - Critical Different types of raw animal foods stored in such a manner that may cause cross contamination.
    Separate types of raw animal foods from each other such as beef, fish, lamb pork, and poultry during storage, preparation, holding, and display by the following: (a) Using separate equipment for each type. (b) Arranging each type of food in equipment so that cross contamination of one type with another is prevented. (c) Preparing each type of food at different times or in separate areas.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) (stuffed grape leaves, falafel) in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
    Mark the name and "consume by" date on the container of RTE foods at the time of preparation if the food is to be held for more than 24 hours. If the food is held at 41F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in refrigerator and display refrigerator.
    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.
Comments:
Violations discussed.

November 18, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: meat slicer.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 2000 - Repeat The cutting board was found stored behind the faucet of the 3-c sink.
    Store the cutting board in a clean, dry location where not exposed to splash, dust or other contamination at least 6 inches above the floor.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Access to the handwashing facility is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the garbage can preventing its use.
Comments:
Violations discussed and/or corrected.

July 15, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0160 - Critical A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils or after engaging in any activity which may have contaminated his/her hands.
    Instruct food employees to clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles and during food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross contamination when changing task.
  • 0220 - Critical In use 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.
  • 0240 - Corrected During Inspection 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.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1040 - A woden spoon is used as a food contact surface.
    Discontinue use of wood or wood wicker for this purpose. All food contact surfaces must be smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent, to prevent deterioration and to maintain an easily cleanable surface. Wood, if used, shall be hard maple or an equivalently hard, close-grained wood.
  • 1580 - The cutting boards throughout the kitchen are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
    Resurface or discard and replace the cutting boards to provide a food contact surface that is smooth, easily cleaned and sanitized.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the door gasket 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 - Repeat Clean pots/pans were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
    Store equipment and utensils covered or inverted to prevent contamination while in storage.
  • 2000 C - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
    Store single service items in its original protective packaging or inverted in an approved dispenser.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in the reach in refrigerator not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
Comments:
Discussed violations with the operator.

April 02, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Critical Raw shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
    Separate raw foods of animal origin during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including foods such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
    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.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: slicer.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 2000 - Cutting board found stored on faucet above sink..
    Store utensils in a clean, dry location where not exposed to splash, dust or other contamination at least 6 inches above the floor.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the toilet room stall.
    Install a covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in reach-in freezer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
Comments:
Owner waiting for results of March certification class. Violations discussed for correction.

February 12, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2860 - (Concrete, Porous block, Bricks) under three compartment sink not finished and sealed to provide a smooth, nonabsorbent, easily cleanable surface. Need to completely seal off with clear finishing product (i.e.-caulk/sealant)
    Finish and seal (Concrete, Porous block, Bricks) to provide a smooth, nonabsorbent, easily cleanable surface.
  • 2860 - Wall covering - small piece behind security system box needs to be sealed off (caulked) not attached so it is easily cleanable.
    Attach wall covering so it is easily cleanable.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door. The elf closure device on door is not sufficient to keep door closed.
    Provide a self-closer for the toilet room door. Completely enclosed toilet facilities minimize the potential for the spread of disease by the movement of flies and other insects between the toilet facility and food preparation areas.
Comments:
Leila to attend certified food managers course in March 2008. General food safety training given with printed information.This inspection serves as a temporary permit until printed permit can be delivered.

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