Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant, 1316 W. Danville St., South Hill, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant
Address: 1316 W. Danville St., South Hill, Virginia
Total inspections: 8
Last inspection: Feb 26, 2009

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  • 0130 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food employees observed with soiled hands and arms. Observed employee rinse hands in 3 compartment sink & wipe them on a cloth towel.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw food of animal origin holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE). Container of beef stored over vegetables..
February 26, 2009Routine20Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Observed the following food stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: tamales in freezer and containers of salsa in refrigerator
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: interior of freezer in storage room.
December 11, 2007Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
November 14, 2006Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - The following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: chicken and hamburger in freezer
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. Observed ice scoop stored on top of ice machine.
  • 1450 - Refrigerator was overstocked and is not sufficient in number or capacity to meet the food storage demands of the establishment.
  • 1790 - Repeat The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 3170 - Floor tiles and baseboard in kitchen are not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Light fixtures in kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
November 10, 2005Routine07Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Foods located in refrigeration unit cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in several freezer units.
  • 1790 - The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the food prep area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
June 15, 2005Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Foods located in refrigeration unit cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in several freezer units.
  • 1790 - The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the food prep area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
June 15, 2005Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigerator.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken strips in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the reach-in freezer is not available.
  • 1210 - Grease drip pans missing in the ventilation hood. Cloth rags used to plug grease holes.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Soda Fountain Nozzles.
  • 1770 - Critical The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: Underside of shelf directly above griddle.
  • 1780 - Critical Food contact surfaces of the Can Opener used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
  • 1880 - The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: All wares.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs in food prep area observed not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the food prep area.
  • 3260 - Jackets and other personal items stored in food prep area on top of food storage shelves.
  • 3330 - Critical Working spray bottle containers of window cleaning chemical are not properly labeled. Bottle identified as grill cleaner.
February 19, 2003Routine48Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigerator.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken strips in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the reach-in freezer is not available.
  • 1210 - Grease drip pans missing in the ventilation hood. Cloth rags used to plug grease holes.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Soda Fountain Nozzles.
  • 1770 - Critical The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: Underside of shelf directly above griddle.
  • 1780 - Critical Food contact surfaces of the Can Opener used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
  • 1880 - The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: All wares.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs in food prep area observed not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the food prep area.
  • 3260 - Jackets and other personal items stored in food prep area on top of food storage shelves.
  • 3330 - Critical Working spray bottle containers of window cleaning chemical are not properly labeled. Bottle identified as grill cleaner.
February 19, 2003Routine48Details / Comments

February 26, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
100 PPM chlorine sanitizer in dishwasher. Gloves in use. Food thermometer & test strips available.

December 11, 2007 (Routine)


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Employees observed wearing gloves. 100 PPM chlorine sanitizer in dishwasher. Food thermometers available & calibrated during inspection. Test strips available.

November 14, 2006 (Routine)


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