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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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 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:
  • 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.
    Inform all food employees to keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean. Discussed with PIC, who discussed with employees.
  • 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..
    Separate raw foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including other raw food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
Comments:
100 PPM chlorine sanitizer in dishwasher. Gloves in use. Food thermometer & test strips available.

December 11, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 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
    Store food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 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.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
Comments:
Employees observed wearing gloves. 100 PPM chlorine sanitizer in dishwasher. Food thermometers available & calibrated during inspection. Test strips available.

November 14, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigerator.
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
    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.

November 10, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 A 4 - The following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: chicken and hamburger in freezer
    Store food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. Observed ice scoop stored on top of ice machine.
    Store in-use utensils or dispensing utensils in one of the following manners: 1) In food that is not potentially hazardous with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed. 2) In a clean, protected location if the utensils are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous.
  • 1450 - Refrigerator was overstocked and is not sufficient in number or capacity to meet the food storage demands of the establishment.
    Provide additional refrigeration necessary to maintain food items at 41 degrees F. Overstocked equipment does not allow for proper air circulation and/or heat transfer. Improper food storage temperatures are a major contributing factor to foodborne illness. Adjust thermostat or have unit serviced to maintain 41 degrees F.
  • 1790 - Repeat The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
    Using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure, clean the cavity of the microwave oven at least every 24 hours.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
    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.
  • 3170 - Floor tiles and baseboard in kitchen are not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 3180 - Light fixtures in kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.

June 15, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 - Critical Foods located in refrigeration unit cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Have unit serviced immediately. Cold hold potentially hazardous food at 41F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in several freezer units.
    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.
  • 1790 - The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
    Using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure, clean the cavity of the microwave oven at least every 24 hours.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the food prep area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the equipment preventing its use.

June 15, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 - Critical Foods located in refrigeration unit cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Have unit serviced immediately. Cold hold potentially hazardous food at 41F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in several freezer units.
    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.
  • 1790 - The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
    Using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure, clean the cavity of the microwave oven at least every 24 hours.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the food prep area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the equipment preventing its use.

February 19, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigerator.
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken strips 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 or within 4 calendar days if held at 45F. 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.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the reach-in freezer is not available.
    Provide a temperature measuring device that is accurate within +/- 3 degrees Fahrenheit in the intended range of use.
  • 1210 - Grease drip pans missing in the ventilation hood. Cloth rags used to plug grease holes.
    Remove cloth rags and replace with cleanable drip pans to prevent grease or condensation from draining or dripping onto food, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service, and single-use articles.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Soda Fountain Nozzles.
    Clean and sanitize these soda fountain nozzles daily.
  • 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.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • 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.
    Clean food-contact surfaces of Can Opener no less than every 4 hours to prevent the growth microorganisms on those surfaces. Can Opener removed to warewashing sink during inspection.
  • 1880 - The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: All wares.
    After cleaning and rinsing of the food-contact surface, the surface shall be effectively sanitized.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
    Install a 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.
    Shield light bulbs with tubes and end-caps, or replace light bulbs with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the food prep area.
    Hand soap must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing. Hand cleanser must always be present to aid in reducing microorganisms and particulate matter found on hands.
  • 3260 - Jackets and other personal items stored in food prep area on top of food storage shelves.
    Keep personal items in a designated area away from food and equipment, and maintain area in an orderly manner
  • 3330 - Critical Working spray bottle containers of window cleaning chemical are not properly labeled. Bottle identified as grill cleaner.
    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.

February 19, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigerator.
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken strips 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 or within 4 calendar days if held at 45F. 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.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the reach-in freezer is not available.
    Provide a temperature measuring device that is accurate within +/- 3 degrees Fahrenheit in the intended range of use.
  • 1210 - Grease drip pans missing in the ventilation hood. Cloth rags used to plug grease holes.
    Remove cloth rags and replace with cleanable drip pans to prevent grease or condensation from draining or dripping onto food, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service, and single-use articles.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Soda Fountain Nozzles.
    Clean and sanitize these soda fountain nozzles daily.
  • 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.
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • 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.
    Clean food-contact surfaces of Can Opener no less than every 4 hours to prevent the growth microorganisms on those surfaces. Can Opener removed to warewashing sink during inspection.
  • 1880 - The food-contact surfaces of the following equipment were not observed sanitized: All wares.
    After cleaning and rinsing of the food-contact surface, the surface shall be effectively sanitized.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
    Install a 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.
    Shield light bulbs with tubes and end-caps, or replace light bulbs with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the food prep area.
    Hand soap must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing. Hand cleanser must always be present to aid in reducing microorganisms and particulate matter found on hands.
  • 3260 - Jackets and other personal items stored in food prep area on top of food storage shelves.
    Keep personal items in a designated area away from food and equipment, and maintain area in an orderly manner
  • 3330 - Critical Working spray bottle containers of window cleaning chemical are not properly labeled. Bottle identified as grill cleaner.
    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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