Monty's Penguin, 9607 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Monty's Penguin
Address: 9607 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Virginia
Phone: (757) 595-2151
Total inspections: 18
Last inspection: Jul 2, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

  • 0810 - Corrected During Inspection The methods used for cooling gravy were not adequate.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Chlorine sanitizing solution used at 3 sinks was not at an acceptable concentration, less than 50 ppm
  • 1720 - Repeat A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
July 02, 2009Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken/tuna salads,beans/peas in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Chlorine sanitizing solution used at three compartment sinks was not at an acceptable concentration,greater than 200 ppm
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution is at the proper concentration.
  • 1770 B - Repeat Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: food grinder
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: ice makers.
  • 1860 - Corrected During Inspection Worker observed washing,sanitizing,rinsing dishes and utensils at three compartment sink
November 19, 2008Routine24Details / Comments
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used at three compartment sink was not at an acceptable concentration.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of food residue, encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: ice maker,refrigerator/freezer units,can opener blade,food chopper
  • 3180 - Repeat Kitchen wall at grill/cook station, kitchen floor in need of cleaning.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleaning chemicals are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
June 20, 2008Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food (bread) with their bare hands.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use on counters
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: ice maker,food chopper.
  • 3180 - Walls in need of cleaning.
November 28, 2007Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Raw ground beef stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0480 - Repeat Unlabeled food containers of sugar,flour
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the refrigerators/freezers.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution, at three compartment sink greater than 100 ppm, was not at an acceptable concentration.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1750 - Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of food in refrigerator.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: can opener blade,ice maker, food storage containers
  • 1770 B - Repeat Observed accumulations of food residue,encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: inside refrigerators/freezers
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerators/freezers door gaskets has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3180 - Floors at corners/edges/under equipment,wall above three compartment sink in need of cleaning
June 27, 2007Routine37Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw ground beef stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers of sugar/flour/corn meal
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use on counter
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) tuna and chicken salad in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1530 - Repeat There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: inside ice makers,shake mixer blades.
  • 1770 B - Repeat Observed accumulations of food residue or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: inside refrigerators/freezers
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerators/freezers door gaskets has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen
  • 3180 - Repeat Kitchen walls at dishwashing station in need of cleaning to remove grease,grime
October 16, 2006Routine37Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Onions stored on the floor .
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) tuna and chicken salad, cole slaw, other foods in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of food residue,encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: ice maker,inside reach-in refrigerators/freezers
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerators/freezers door gaskets has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor ceiling material (tile panels) located at sides of bread rack at cookline does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 3180 - Walls in kitchen has accumulations of grease,grime
  • 3200 - Vent filters/hood system are not being maintained in a clean condition.
June 07, 2006Routine17Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. December 13, 2005Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use on prep table with open food.
  • 0820 - Critical Sausage: 78 F on stove for hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0830 - Critical The whole milk products: white, vanilla and chocolate milk in the counter glass refrigerator is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1570 - Jordan refrigerator shelves rusty and was observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Jordan refrigerator shelves, ice machine lid soiled.
  • 2790 - The indoor ceiling material located in the kitchen near the stove does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 2890 - Light bulbs in kitchen above the stove are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3170 - Repeat Ceiling tile with heavy stains above stove and is not maintained in good repair
December 01, 2005Routine45Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use on countertops throughout establishment.
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the Kelvinator reach in refrigerator with rusty shelves and door panels and are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 1320 - The thermometer inside the Jordon refrigerator and freezer were not posted.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Ice machine with build up inside along white panel, standing water on shelves inside the Jordon refrigerator.
  • 3140 - Open coup of beverage on countertop beside food equipment in kitchen and not protected from contamination
  • 3170 - Kitchen ceiling stained and puckered in bad repair and is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Vents in the kitchen were noted in need of cleaning.
June 16, 2005Routine16Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 2350 - Critical Three compartment sink with leak at faucet; knob on sink for cold not provided and is not in accordance with law.
March 03, 2005Routine20Details / Comments
  • 2790 - Repeat The indoor ceiling material located kitchen with stains and does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the front counter area.
September 30, 2004Follow-up02Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Several food workers not in possession of a food handler's card and failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of cleaners stored on shelf beside food supplies.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the above front counter (3 sets).
  • 2890 - Light bulbs above front counter unshielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 0550 - Ice scoop is improperly stored between uses.
  • 2190 - Water hose (garden type) attached to the ice machine and the ice cream machine for drainage from the front counter to the rear the kitchen.
  • 2200 - Critical An air gap between the water supply outlet and the flood rim level in the kitchen drain is not observed. If this direct connection exists between the drinking water system and a source of contaminated water during times of negative pressure, contaminated water may be drawn into and foul the entire system.
  • 2830 - Floor drain cover secured with a brick.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use: on kitchen cutting board and rear prep room, and on countertops.
  • 2250 - The mop sink is blocked with storage of microwave oven.
  • 3170 - Mop sink legs rusty, kitchen ceiling lights without end caps and is not maintained in good repair
  • 3490 - Personal articles stored with food supplies behind counter, open personal beverages on counter beside food supplies,personal radio, cigarettes on top of ice machine, open cup of beverage on counter beside clean utensils, personal items on shelf in rear kitchen beside food supplies and in such a way that could contaminate food equipment.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Kelvinator shelves.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the rear kitchen ice machine supported by unsealed wooden blocks and is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the fan cover in kitchen, ice machine panel and door soiled and has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Beverage Air Coca Cola reach in, and Kelvinator reach in., Jordan reach (office area).
  • 1780 - Critical Build up of slime and debris found inside of ice machine, and Jordon reach in shelves.
  • 1570 - Repeat Kelvinator reach in shelves rusty, Jordon reach shelves rusty, handsink cabinet rusty shelves and was observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 2790 - The indoor wall material located behind the rear kitchen sink does not meet the standard of: 1. smooth, durable and easily cleanable 2. nonabsorbent
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the aluminum foil covering ice machine and the 3 compartment sink is supported by old wooden blocks and are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 1700 - Critical Dishwasher unable to confirm proper sanitizer solution.
  • 1860 - Dishwasher solution heavily soiled while in use.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
September 22, 2004Other617Details / Comments
  • 1750 - Repeat Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of food products.
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Methods used are not controlling roaches.
  • 1570 - Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises. Located in dumpster area.
  • 2350 ii - 3 compartment sink fixture is leaking.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: frigidaire oven.
April 21, 2004Routine14Details / Comments
3270 - Critical Repeat Roaches noted in oven.February 19, 2004Follow-up10Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) @FOOD@ in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the hood/filters and the ice machine vents had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3080 - Light in Jordon refrigeration unit is out.
  • 0220 - Critical The @PERSONNEL@ is eating, drinking, and smoking in areas where they may contaminate food, clean equipment, utensils or other items needing protection.
  • 1790 - The (cavity, door seal) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 3300 - Repeat Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
  • 1750 - Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of @FOOD@.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 2890 - Light fixture in the kitchen not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees F) is not located in several refrigeration units.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of cleaning products are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 0790 - Improper methods used to thaw hamburger.
  • 2350 - Critical 3 vat sink faucet leaks.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigeration units.
  • 2740 - Trash, litter and unneccessary articles/equipment were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor underneath grill and fryers has a grease build up.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Kelvinator,delfield refrigeration units and ice machine ( mold in ice bin). Non-food contact surfaces of the grill and deep fryers are dirty.
  • 3270 - Critical Methods are not being used to control pests. Roaches noted in oven located in back of kitchen.
January 15, 2004Routine711Details / Comments
  • 2840 - Carpeting installed as floor covering in food prep area.
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained and draining properly.
  • 0540 - Critical Soda fountain has syrup & food debris build-up.
  • 1780 - Critical Equipment used for storage of packaged or open food items was observed with visible accumulations of soil and debris ( ice machine ).
  • 0520 - Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food. (milk bottle & water bottle )
  • 1770 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: hood & vents.
  • 3180 - Floors And walls in the food prep area noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the two reach-in ref. is (missing, damaged).
  • 1570 - #1 reach-in ref has rust and food debris build-up was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the sides of grills fryers and stove have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0580 - Single-use gloves while worn during multi-tasked food preparation.
  • 1640 - The in-use (wash, rinse, sanitize) water in the warewashing sink was observed not being properly used.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
September 26, 2003Routine211Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. February 13, 2003Routine00Details / Comments

July 02, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed smoking code/cooling methods/sanitizing

November 19, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Permit issued,use of three compartment sinks 3-step procedure discussed

June 20, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Provide by next permit renewal inspection: consumer advisory for "cook to order" hamburgers and eggs, signs for smoking/non smoking areas,food handlers cards for works, class schedule and VA Food Regulations newsletter issued/discussed

November 28, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Permit issued, new food regulations discussed, need consumer advisory, post nonsmoking signs

June 27, 2007 (Routine)


Violations:

October 16, 2006 (Routine)


Violations:

June 07, 2006 (Routine)


Violations:

December 13, 2005 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Follow up inspection conducted. All items from previous inspection satisfactorily abated. 2006 permit issued.

December 01, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Note: Food worker not in possession of a current food handler's card. All food workers are required to obtain a current food handler's card no later than Janurary 2006.

June 16, 2005 (Routine)


Violations:

March 03, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Establishment will be sending a food worker to the next Certified Food Manager's course within the next 30 days.

September 30, 2004 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
All other violations satisfactorily abated. 2004 permit issued.

September 22, 2004 (Other)


Violations: Comments:
New operators. Not recommended for permit until items abated.

April 21, 2004 (Routine)


Violations:

February 19, 2004 (Follow-up)


Violation: 3270 - Critical Repeat Roaches noted in oven.
When pests are found use methods to such as trapping devices or other means of pest control. Insects and other pests are capable of transmitting disease to man by contaminating food and food-contact surfaces.
Comments:
2004 permit issued.

January 15, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
2004 permit will be issued when all critical violations are corrected.

September 26, 2003 (Routine)


Violations:

February 13, 2003 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations noted,2003 permit issued.

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