Pino's Italian Restaurant, 7805 Richmond Highway, Appomattox, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Pino's Italian Restaurant
Address: 7805 Richmond Highway, Appomattox, Virginia
Phone: (434) 352-2122
Total inspections: 11
Last inspection: Jul 6, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

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Details / Comments

No violation noted during this evaluation. July 06, 2009Follow-up00-
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Employee making sandwiches with bare hands.
  • 0520 - Corrected During Inspection Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Ice scoop stored in the ice machine without the handle up.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Observed food in the prep unit cold holding at improper temperatures.
May 27, 2009Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. (Ice scoop found in the ice.)
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed tomatoes and dressing in the salad prep unit cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1570 - Corrected During Inspection Salad prep unit was observed at 55F.
May 28, 2008Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed pizza sauce being held at room temperature on the pizza prep unit. When tested, the internal temperature was 65F..
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device located in the small chest freezer. The thermometer located in the 3-door reach-in freezer is missing.
  • 1660 - Corrected During Inspection The wash temperature of the low temperature chemical sanitizing ware wash machine is not meeting the manufacturer's specifications. The minimum temperature is 125°F and the actual temperature is 118F. (The hot water tank has been turned up.) 12/14/07 - A follow-up inspection revealed the dishmachine operating correctly (130F)
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration. When tested, the strength was greater than 200 parts per million (ppm).
  • 1800 - Corrected During Inspection The nonfood contact surface of the spray nozzel has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen.
December 03, 2007Routine24Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 30, 2007Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Salad Prep unit found at 45 degrees. (Per mgr, service tech. is scheduled to repair unit by 5pm today.)
  • 2230 - Critical Repeat The current handwashing sink in the kitchen is broken. (Per mgr, new sink will be installed by Friday.)
  • 2720 - Repeat Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered. (Over abundance of trash in shopping center)
March 27, 2007Follow-up21Details / Comments
  • 0520 - Corrected During Inspection Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food.
  • 0820 - Critical Salad prep unit found at 60 degrees.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the white freezer, chest freezer.
  • 2230 - Critical The current handwashing sink in the kitchen is broken.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered. (Over abundance of trash in shopping center)
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided in the men's and women's restroom used by food employees
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Cleaning products found on prep table.
March 26, 2007Routine34Details / Comments
  • 0650 - The food on display is not protected from contamination. The self-service salad on the buffet line must be protected by an appropriate sneeze guard or removed from service.
  • 0820 - Critical Sauce stored in cold holding (glass door cooler) found at improper temperature (46'F).
March 21, 2006Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Meatball sauce hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1180 - Repeat No thermometer in the chest freezer or reach-in cooler
  • 2020 - Corrected During Inspection Ice scoop found with handle down in ice.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
February 10, 2005Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 3340 1 - Container of insecticide are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 0820 - Critical Meatballs&sauce in hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located in the food prep area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
March 11, 2004Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0620 - Back storage room large sack of onions to elevated 6 " + off floor
  • 1180 - Metal stemmed thermometer to be provided
April 11, 2003Routine02Details / Comments

May 27, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Suggest employee attend Free Food Safety and Sanitation course offered at the Lynchburg Health Department.

May 28, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed date marking with operator.

December 03, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
12/14/07 - Suggested regular maintenance of the dishmachine to ensure proper functioning.

March 30, 2007 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Brand new sandwich prep unit and handwashing sink in kitchen. Good Job!

March 27, 2007 (Follow-up)


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March 26, 2007 (Routine)


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March 21, 2006 (Routine)


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February 10, 2005 (Routine)


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March 11, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Overall condition of the facility is clean and well-operated. Most items noted were corrected at time of inspection. Improper hot and cold holding temp.s were due to poor heat transfer through the foods brought about by holding quantities too large to effectively cool or heat. This was corrected at time of inspection.

April 11, 2003 (Routine)


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