Mama Lina's Italian Restaurant, 109A - 14346 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Mama Lina's Italian Restaurant
Address: 109A - 14346 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, Virginia
Total inspections: 15
Last inspection: Jul 17, 2009

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  • 0390 - Critical The ice used for drinks being used to store personal drinks.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Food preparation table surface and cutting board.
July 17, 2009Routine20Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
April 16, 2009Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0820 A 1 - Critical Meat/spaghetti sauce hot holding at improper temperature of 132 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station in the pizza make station was being used to clean pizza slicer (wheel).
January 22, 2009Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0610 - Large stock pot of spaghetti sauce stored/staged on the floor.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surfaces of the shelves located above the make tables had accumulations of dust and debris.
  • 3180 - Floor area beneath the shelves in the walk-in refrigerator had moderate amounts of accumulated food bits, debris and residue.
  • 3490 - Personal toothbrush of one of the food handlers stored on shelf above main make unit/food preparation counter near foods, food service items and equipment.
October 23, 2008Routine05Details / Comments
1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad reach-in nor in various other cooling units.July 22, 2008Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0450 - Critical Repeat Employees observed handling ready-to-eat/serve sub sandwiches with their bare hands.
April 18, 2008Routine21Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after engaging in an activity which may have contaminated his/her hands e.g. drinking from open container with hand in close proximity to nose and mouth.
  • 0220 - Critical Food handler was drinking from an uncovered container in the food preparation area (directly above the cutting board).
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0450 - Critical Employee observed handling ready-to-eat sandwich with bare hands.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in freezer.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the main kitchen.
January 09, 2008Routine34Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: on shelves above food preparation tables and in the bottoms of reach-in freezers.
  • 3180 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Food debris on floor beneath grills, ovens and food preparation tables.
October 10, 2007Routine03Details / Comments
  • 1320 - Repeat There were no temperature measuring devices located in the reach-in freezers
  • 3180 - Sauce and food spatters/residue on wall located above the three compartment sink.
July 11, 2007Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 1320 - Repeat There were no temperature measuring devices located in the true freezer.
April 11, 2007Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0470 A 4 - Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: Prepared garden salads stacked with the bottoms of plates touching contents (vegetables) on other plates.
  • 1320 - Repeat Two reach-in freezers had no thermometers.
January 11, 2007Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Food handler drinking from an uncovered container in the food preparation area.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. Food handlers preparing (cold) sub sandwiches and other ready to eat foods with bare hands.
  • 0470 A 4 - Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: Large cooked pizza stored uncovered on lower shelf of food preparation table.
October 13, 2006Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0450 C - Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form.Worker dredging cup through ice to fill cups for customers.
  • 0830 - Critical Chopped vegetables and mushrooms in reach-in display box with no date of prep. labels.
  • 1320 - Repeat There were no temperature measuring devices located in the freezers.
  • 1770 C - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed accumulations of food residue and dried vegetable matter in preparation table drawer.
July 14, 2006Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination. Open boxes of bread stored beneath the grill.
  • 1320 - Repeat Thermometers not provided for all cooling/freezer units
  • 1770 A - Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: Stored plates
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: The catch tray beneath the meat slicer.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels provided for the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at any of the lavatories used by food employees
April 25, 2006Routine16Details / Comments
  • 1320 - There were no temperature measuring devices located in some reach-in cooling and or freezing units.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Tops of equipment had construction dust and residue.
  • 3180 - Dirt smudges, dust and residue on walls in various areas of the facility due to construction.
March 03, 2006Pre-Opening03Details / Comments

July 17, 2009 (Routine)


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April 16, 2009 (Routine)


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January 22, 2009 (Routine)


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October 23, 2008 (Routine)


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July 22, 2008 (Routine)


Violation: 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad reach-in nor in various other cooling 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.

April 18, 2008 (Routine)


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January 09, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
New regulations and changes submitted and discussed.

October 10, 2007 (Routine)


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July 11, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The facility had just opened and the owner/manager was in the process of receiving foods and supplies. No foods were being prepared during this visit.

April 11, 2007 (Routine)


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January 11, 2007 (Routine)


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October 13, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised to send new food service personnel to food handlers course to acquire food handlers cards.

July 14, 2006 (Routine)


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April 25, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Reminded that according to Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Food Regulation 12VAC 5- 421- 270 (b) states that "Food prepared in a private home may not Be used or offered for humam consumption in a food establishment unless the home kitchen is inspected and approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It was stated that "cakes and other desserts were being prepared at home" and being offered for consumption at the facility. Management was advised to cease this practice. Will follow-up as necessary to ensure complince.

March 03, 2006 (Pre-Opening)


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