Mama Possum's, 118 Arnett Boulevard, Danville, VA 24540 - Fast Food Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Mama Possum's
Address: 118 Arnett Boulevard, Danville, VA 24540
Type: Fast Food Restaurant
Phone: 434 793-8938
Total inspections: 9
Last inspection: 11/02/2015

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Inspection findings

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No violation noted during this evaluation.11/02/2015Routine
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Sliced Tomatoes stored in the Beverage Air unit cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below.
  • Cooling, Heating, and Holding Capacities
    Observation: Bevverage Air unit was overstocked and is not sufficient in number or capacity to meet the food storage demands of the establishment.
    Correction: Provide additional refrigeration equipment as necessary to maintain food items at 41° or less. 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.
  • Equipment - Cutting Surfaces
    Observation: The cutting board(s) along the food prep area are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
    Correction: Resurface or discard and replace the cutting boards to provide a food contact surface that is smooth, easily cleaned and sanitized.
07/08/2015Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation.03/13/2015Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation.11/13/2014Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation.08/14/2014Routine
All items found acceptable at Follow Up.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
12/17/2013Follow-up
  • Food - Storage or Display of Food in Contact with Water or Ice
    Observation: Packaged food stored in direct contact with ice.
    Correction: Store packaged food in drained ice to prevent the entry of water.
  • Utensils - In-Use - Between-Use Storage (repeated violation)
    Observation: In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
    Correction: 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 135°F.
  • Utensils - In-Use - Between-Use Storage (repeated violation)
    Observation: Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
    Correction: 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 135°F.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (repeated violation)
    Observation: Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Hot Holding*
    Observation: Brunswick Stew, Hamburgers, and gravy were hot holding at improper temperatures.
    Correction: Rapidly reheat the food to 165°F and maintain at 135°F or above through the hot holding period.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Sliced Cheese cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below.
  • Cooling, Heating, and Holding Capacities
    Observation: Small Beverage Air unit was overstocked and is not sufficient in number or capacity to meet the food storage demands of the establishment.
    Correction: Provide additional refrigeration equipment as necessary to maintain food items at 41 degrees F. or less. 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.
12/10/2013Routine
Very good job, all items taken care of at Follow Up inspection.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
03/08/2013Follow-up
PIC states that Time is used for Public Health Control on raw shell eggs.
  • Utensils - In-Use - Between-Use Storage
    Observation: Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses, (stored in containers of water at 125 degrees F.).
    Correction: 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 135°F.
  • Cloths - Wiping Cloths - Use Limitation (corrected on site)
    Observation: Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Correction: Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location
    Observation: Food stored on the floor (cabbage and sugar) or food stored less than 6" above the floor.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • Food - Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
    Observation: Serving tongs and untensils were found stored over the trash container where contamination potential was highly likely.
    Correction: Protect food from miscellaneous sources of contamination.
  • Thawing
    Observation: Improper methods used to thaw potatoes.
    Correction: Thaw potentially hazardous foods by either of the following methods: 1. Under refrigeration that maintains food temperature at 41°F (45°F) 2. Completely submerged under running water at a temperature of 70°F or below with sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow. Ready-to-eat food shall not exceed 41°F and raw animal foods shall not exceed 41°F for more than four hours 3. As part of the cooking process
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding*
    Observation: French Fries (88 deg), Sliced Cheese (52 deg), and Sausage (60 deg) were found cold holding at improper temperatures.
    Correction: Cold hold potentially hazardous food at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Critical: Date Marking - Ready-to-Eat - Potentially Hazardous Food - Date Marking*
    Observation: There were serveral prepared ready-to-eat foods in the refrigeration unit that were not properly dated for disposition. Date Marking consisted of the day of the week but not an actual date.
    Correction: 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 41°F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. 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.
  • Equipment - Cutting Surfaces
    Observation: The cutting board(s) at the sandwich prep table are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
    Correction: Resurface or discard and replace the cutting boards to provide a food contact surface that is smooth, easily cleaned and sanitized.
  • Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
    Observation: Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: ductwork over the grill area, heavy grease build up in hte grill exhaust, soiling and dust build up on the back wall near the fryer and on air vents..
    Correction: Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
03/01/2013Routine

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