Linkhorn Park Elementary School, 977 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Linkhorn Park Elementary School
Address: 977 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Total inspections: 10
Last inspection: Oct 15, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 0380 - Critical Food packages are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants (ex: dented food cans)
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Ice scoop
  • 1570 - Walk in refrigerator light shield was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 2020 A (Utensils) - Cleaned and sanitized utensils not handled, displayed, or dispensed so that the food- or lip-contact surfaces are protected from contamination
October 15, 2009Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0650 - Corrected During Inspection The food on display is not protected from contamination.
  • 2000 C - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
April 09, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. Back door has gap at base.
January 14, 2009Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection 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.
  • 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Food packages are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants (ex: dented food cans)
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
  • 1570 - Repeat Mechanically vented hood filters not in good repair or have gaps in between filters.
  • 2000 C - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2720 - Repeat Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the reach in refrigerator by the hot box.
September 16, 2008Routine26Details / Comments
  • 1570 - Corrected During Inspection Mechanically vented hood filters missing in one hood system.
  • 2720 - Corrected During Inspection Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted under a hood system due to one light not working.
May 14, 2008Routine03Details / Comments
0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Several cans of spaghetti sauce found on shelf with rust on exterior, are not in good condition . (Manager has now pulled these cans for return to distributor.)January 25, 2008Routine10Details / Comments
1730 - Corrected During Inspection Three rubber spatulas were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing the equipment to be used as designed.September 19, 2007Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0790 - Improper methods used to thaw precooked turkey roasts.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: slicer blade.
May 16, 2007Routine11Details / Comments
2000 - Corrected During Inspection Box of single service trays were found stored on floor in storage room.January 25, 2007Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Pepperon pizza in warm box is hot holding at 116 F, improper temperature. Cafeteria manager discarded remaining pizza at end of lunch service.
  • 1570 - Mechanically vented hood filters not in good repair or have gaps in between filters.
  • 3080 - Two lights in the hood system are not working.
September 21, 2006Routine12Details / Comments

October 15, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0380 - Critical Food packages are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants (ex: dented food cans)
    Discard or return to distributor any food packages that are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Ice scoop
    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 135F.
  • 1570 - Walk in refrigerator light shield was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
    Repair the shield to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the shield, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 2020 A (Utensils) - Cleaned and sanitized utensils not handled, displayed, or dispensed so that the food- or lip-contact surfaces are protected from contamination
    Handle, display, or dispense cleaned and sanitized utensils so the food- or lip-contact surface are protected from contamination.
Comments:
Discussed violations with the operator. Permit issued.

April 09, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0650 - Corrected During Inspection The food on display is not protected from contamination.
    Protect food on display by the use of packaging - counter, service line, or salad bar food guards - display cases - or other effective means to prevent contamination.
  • 2000 C - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
    Store single service items in its original protective packaging or inverted in an approved dispenser.
Comments:
Cafeteria in very good sanitary condition! Violations discussed and corrected.

January 14, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat 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.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. Back door has gap at base.
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. 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.
Comments:
Kitchen in very good sanitary condition! Violations discussed for correction.

September 16, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection 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.
  • 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Food packages are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants (ex: dented food cans)
    Discard or return to distributor any food packages that are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
    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 135F.
  • 1570 - Repeat Mechanically vented hood filters not in good repair or have gaps in between filters.
    Repair or replace hood filters and/or eliminate gaps between filters.
  • 2000 C - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
    Store single service items in its original protective packaging or inverted in an approved dispenser.
  • 2720 - Repeat Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
    Cover all waste containers when not in continuous use.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the reach in refrigerator by the hot box.
    Provide at least 10 foot candles at a distance of 30 inches from the floor in the walk-in refrigeration units and dry storage areas and in other areas and rooms during periods of cleaning.
Comments:
Discussed violations with the operator. Permit issued.

May 14, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1570 - Corrected During Inspection Mechanically vented hood filters missing in one hood system.
    Repair or replace hood filters and/or eliminate gaps between filters.
  • 2720 - Corrected During Inspection Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
    Cover all waste containers when not in continuous use.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted under a hood system due to one light not working.
    Provide at least 50 foot candles at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor.
Comments:
Violations discussed with manager. Overall, kitchen appears very clean.

January 25, 2008 (Routine)



Violation: 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Several cans of spaghetti sauce found on shelf with rust on exterior, are not in good condition . (Manager has now pulled these cans for return to distributor.)
Discard or return to distributor any food packages that are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants.
Comments:
Violation discussed and corrected with Cafeteria Manager.

September 19, 2007 (Routine)



Violation: 1730 - Corrected During Inspection Three rubber spatulas were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing the equipment to be used as designed.
Discard the damaged spatulas and replace with new items to provide proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
Comments:
Violation discussed with manager. Kitchen and all associated areas appear very clean and well maintained.

May 16, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0790 - Improper methods used to thaw precooked turkey roasts.
    Thaw potentially hazardous foods by either of the following methods: 1. Under refrigeration that maintains food temperature at 41F. 2. Completely submerged under running water at a temperature of 70F or below with sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow. Ready-to-eat food shall not exceed 41F and raw animal foods shall not exceed 41F for more than four hours 3. As part of the cooking process
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: slicer blade.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
Comments:
Violations discussed with cafeteria manager. "Newsflash" and "Cut Tomatoes" documents given to manager also.

January 25, 2007 (Routine)



Violation: 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Box of single service trays were found stored on floor in storage room.
Store all single service in a clean, dry location where not exposed to splash, dust or other contamination at least 6 inches above the floor.
Comments:
Violations discussed and corrected. Kitchen clean-up in progress. Single service items used to serve today's meals due to early student dismissal.

September 21, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Pepperon pizza in warm box is hot holding at 116 F, improper temperature. Cafeteria manager discarded remaining pizza at end of lunch service.
    Hot hold potentially hazardous food at 140F or above to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1570 - Mechanically vented hood filters not in good repair or have gaps in between filters.
    Repair or replace hood filters and/or eliminate gaps between filters.
  • 3080 - Two lights in the hood system are not working.
    Provide at least 50 foot candles at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor
Comments:
Violations discussed and/or corrected. Kitchen appears very clean.

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