Mama Possum's, 118 Arnett Blvd., Danville, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Mama Possum's
Address: 118 Arnett Blvd., Danville, Virginia
Total inspections: 20
Last inspection: Feb 2, 2009

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Inspection Date

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  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Ice scoop handle on ice inside ice bin; dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
February 02, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 16, 2008Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0080 - Employees or applicants are not aware of the reporting procedures concerning information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food, including the date of onset of jaundice or of an illness due to Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7 or Hepatitis A virus.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor; two (2) cases of tomatoes on the floor in the dining area & heads of cabbage in the outside storage room.
  • 0690 - The outside storage building's door was standing open and unlocked. The building is separate from the facility and the employees cannot see if anyone enters the building. Food products, single service items, etc. are stored in this building.
  • 0820 1 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, & chili hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0900 - Oatmeal cookies (from a local bakery per the employee) in individual plastic bags offered for retail sale with no labels.
  • 0960 1 - Critical The food contact surface of the white trash can where numerous heads of cabbage is stored in is not safe.
  • 1180 - Corrected During Inspection One food temperature measuring device was not properly working. Another food temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the grill area is not accurate; I demonstrated to the employees how to calibrate the thermometer..
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the upright refrigerator containing the milk & raw shell eggs.
  • 1780 - Critical Food contact surfaces of the spatulas & tons used on the grill was not being changed or sanitized every 4 hours (employee stated they did not.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the flat toaster and burners on the stove have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 1890 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The food-contact surfaces of the dishes & utensils were not being sanitized. The sanitizing compartment of the 3-compartment sink was covered with a cutting board and dishes were not being sanitized. I demonstrated to the employees how to setup the 3-compartment sink and the correct procedure for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing the dishes, utensils, etc.
  • 2000 - Single service cups & clean towels were found stored on the floor in the outside storage room.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located in the food prep area is blocked by a large trash can, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees; in the food prep area and restrooms.
  • 3180 - The floors in the handsink area and behind the ice machine noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3490 - Corrected During Inspection Employees hand bags, coats, etc. stored on top of the condiments, single service cups, and single service lids.
January 09, 2008Routine512Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 18, 2007Routine00-
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 19, 2007Routine00-
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the two reach-in pepsi coolers.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor in the hand sink area, under syrup containers, under grill and sandwich unit noted in need of cleaning.
October 05, 2006Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 26, 2006Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0580 - Employee working in food prep without a hair restraint.
  • 1100 - The food contact surface of the under counter cooler is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1580 - The cutting board along the sandwich unit heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Inside bottom of both Pepsi coolers
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Filters over grill area.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor in the outside storage shed and the floor at the deep fryer noted in need of cleaning.
March 17, 2006Routine16Details / Comments
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: gas stove grates
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under and beside deep fryer noted in need of cleaning.
November 15, 2005Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Chest freezer, reacin coolers.
  • 1570 - Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises. Under counter cooler broken.
August 25, 2005Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0450 C - Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form. Preparing Hot Dogs without the use of gloves.Bowl or utensil without handle used to dispense food.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Gaskets on both counter coolers .
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the 3 compartment sink area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under the deep fryer noted in need of cleaning.
June 03, 2005Routine13Details / Comments
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Filters over grill.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under the grill/deep fryers noted in need of cleaning.
March 14, 2005Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Inside bottom sandwich unit and undercounter cooler.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under deep fryer noted in need of cleaning. Food residue and grease.
December 02, 2004Routine11Details / Comments
3180 - Repeat Floor under the deep fryer noted in need of cleaning. Abundant food under fryers.September 07, 2004Routine01Details / Comments
  • 1580 - The cutting board(s) along the sandwich unit are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: sandwich unit shelf is rusty and the bottom of the Pepsi cooler.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Under counter cooler gasket and interior is pitted; also, area under grill and hot dog steamer.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under the grill area noted in need of cleaning.
May 13, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the under counter is damaged and the inside bottom is very pitted.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under the deep fryer/grill noted in need of cleaning.
February 17, 2004Routine03Details / Comments
3180 - Repeat Floor under the deep fryer noted in need of cleaning. Food , etc. on floor.December 02, 2003Routine01Details / Comments
  • 2230 - Critical There are not an adequate number of handwash lavatories on site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280) Hand Sink is missing and under repair.
  • 3180 - Floors in general noted in need of cleaning.
July 16, 2003Routine11Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 10, 2003Routine00-
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the Under Counter Cooler is damaged beyone repair.
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are not maintained. Hand Sink is broken off wall.
January 15, 2003Routine02Details / Comments

February 02, 2009 (Routine)


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January 16, 2008 (Follow-up)

Comments:
All the violations from the previous inspection have been corrected.
The following good practices were observed:
1. Time was being used correctly as a public health control.
2. Temperature was being used as a public health control also.
3. The concentration of the sanitizing solution for warewashing was 100ppm.
4. The spatulas/tongs used at the grill was stored in a container of hot water on the grill that was 155 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. A written employee health policy is in place.
6. Employees are wearing single service gloves and washing hands.

January 09, 2008 (Routine)


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October 05, 2006 (Routine)


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June 26, 2006 (Routine)

Comments:
Restaurant looks good - new equipment is great!!!!

March 17, 2006 (Routine)


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November 15, 2005 (Routine)


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August 25, 2005 (Routine)


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June 03, 2005 (Routine)


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March 14, 2005 (Routine)


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December 02, 2004 (Routine)


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September 07, 2004 (Routine)


Violation: 3180 - Repeat Floor under the deep fryer noted in need of cleaning. Abundant food under fryers.
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.

May 13, 2004 (Routine)


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February 17, 2004 (Routine)


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December 02, 2003 (Routine)


Violation: 3180 - Repeat Floor under the deep fryer noted in need of cleaning. Food , etc. on floor.
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.

July 16, 2003 (Routine)


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January 15, 2003 (Routine)


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