Pizza Den, 504 E 4th St, Salem, VA - Pizza inspection findings and violations



Business Info

Pizza: Pizza Den
Address: 504 E 4th St, Salem, Virginia
Phone: (540) 389-1111
Total inspections: 18
Last inspection: May 4, 2009

Accepted credit cards: Mastercard, Visa
Primary contact: Don Moran
Cuisine: Pizza
Reservations: Not accepted

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

No violation noted during this evaluation. May 04, 2009Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor in the walk-in freezer.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Cold holding at improper temperatures: food on salad bar is not being held at 41 F or below.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. Floor and cove molding need to be replaced. Old floor has been removed.
April 09, 2009Routine12Details / Comments
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the prep unit refrigerators.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. Floor and cove molding need replacing. Old tile floor has been removed.
  • 3350 - Unnecessary poisonous or toxic materials found in the food establishment. Fly spray in restaurant.
July 30, 2008Routine03Details / Comments
3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. Floor and cove molding need replacing. Old tile floor has been removed.December 19, 2007Follow-up01Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between use: ice scoop down underneath the ice in the ice machine.
  • 0820 - Critical Cold holding at improper temperatures: macaroni salad 46 F, potato salad 46 F - salad bar. Top of pizza prep unit - sausage 46 F, ham 47 F, hamburger 47 F. Pizza prep refrig - chicken 43 F.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. Floor and cove molding need replacing. Old tile floor has been removed.
December 11, 2007Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Several open drinks on prep counter up front.
  • 1060 - The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is rusted and is not corrosion resistan or smooth making it difficult to keep clean.
  • 1960 - Plastic drinking cups were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 3170 - Floor is not maintained in good repair
March 01, 2007Routine13Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. August 30, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
0820 - Critical Repeat Cold holding at improper temperatures: inside and outside thermometer of walk-in refrigerator are reading around 50 F. Taco meat is 48 F. Walk-in temperature is starting out around 40 F in the morning but temperature cannot be maintained. Meatballs in small prep unit are 48 F. Sausage on top of pizza make table is 48 F.July 17, 2006Follow-up10Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Cold holding at improper temperatures: All refrigeration units have been serviced today. Walk-in has a new thermostat and fan motor. Large prep unit has been serviced and small prep unit is not being used at present. Temperatures in the walk-in are still in the upper 40's but the repair man just left and it has not had much time to cool down. The temperature in the large prep unit is about 45 F. New thermometers are in all these units.
  • 1060 - Repeat The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is rusted and is not corrosion resistant and/or smooth.
  • 1100 - Repeat Many of the pizza pans have black carbon buildup and can not be easily cleaned. They have cleaned some of the pans but need to continue removing the carbon buildup from the rest.
  • 1570 - Repeat The door gasket of the small prep unit refrigerator is damaged.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. The tile is being taken up in the back and is to be replaced. Cove molding is also needed.
July 12, 2006Follow-up14Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. Employee putting toppings on taco pizza such as lettuce and cheese with bare hands.
  • 0450 C - Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form.Bowl or utensil without handle used to dispense food. Plastic drink cup in salt container.
  • 0480 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Unlabeled food containers. Container of salt not labeled.
  • 0820 - Critical Cold holding at improper temperatures: All refrigeration units are holding food in the upper 40's and must be serviced immediately so that they hold food at 45 F or below. Cottage cheese in walk-in is 48 F, shredded cheese in pizza prep unit refrig is 47 F and on top is 51 F. Meatballs in small prep unit refrig are 48 F - ice buildup on fan in back of unit.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed cottage cheese in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 1060 - Repeat The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is rusted and is not corrosion resistant and/or smooth.
  • 1100 - Repeat Many of the pizza pans have black carbon buildup and can not be easily cleaned. They have cleaned some of the pans but need to continue removing the carbon buildup from the rest.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the pizza prep unit.
  • 1570 - Repeat The door gasket of the small prep unit refrigerator is damaged.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. The tile is being taken up in the back and is to be replaced. Cove molding is also needed.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of chemmicals are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items. Spray bottle of chemical on counter with single-service items up front.
July 12, 2006Routine47Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 1060 - Repeat The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is rusted and is not corrosion resistant and/or smooth.
  • 1100 - Repeat The pizza pans have black carbon buildup and cannot be easily cleaned. White container in back has a crack in it and is no longer smooth and cleanable.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the small prep refrigerator up front is damaged.
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board being used for produce is cracked and has a hole in the middle. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 2000 - Repeat Clean large food containers stored in an unclean location on top of the half wall by the dishwasher.
  • 3020 - Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the back.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. The wall beside the ice machine is not in good repair.
October 18, 2005Follow-up17Details / Comments
  • 0480 - Repeat Unlabeled food containers.
  • 0560 - Linens in contact with food. Towels underneath lettuce in the walk-in refrigerator.
  • 0810 - Corrected During Inspection The methods used for cooling were not adequate. Pan of hot food placed covered in the walk-in refrigerator.
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) macaroni salad in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1060 - The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is rusted and is not corrosion resistant and/or smooth.
  • 1100 - Repeat The pizza pans have black carbon buildup and cannot be easily cleaned. White container in back has a crack in it and is no longer smooth and cleanable.
  • 1580 - The cutting board being used for produce is cracked and has a hole in the middle. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1800 - The shelves in the back and in the front of the kitchen need cleaning.
  • 2000 - Clean large food containers stored in an unclean location on top of the half wall by the dishwasher.
  • 2260 - Critical Observed a hose attached to a faucet fixture. The hose extended below the flood rim level of the sink basin.
  • 2810 - Repeat Ceiling in front food preparation area is not smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 3020 - Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the back.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. The wall beside the ice machine is not in good repair.
  • 3330 - Critical Working containers of chemicals are not properly labeled.
October 11, 2005Routine311Details / Comments
3660 - Establishment operating without a valid permit. Permit expired on 11/30/04. Renewal letter was sent on 10/29/04 with no response. During an inspection on 1/31/05, the owner said no letter and application had been received so another was mailed on 2/1/05. Still no response.February 16, 2005Other01Details / Comments
  • 0480 - Repeat Unlabeled food containers.
  • 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. Bowl of lemons in the ice bin.
  • 1060 - Some shelves are rusted and are no longer corrosion resistant, and/or smooth and cleanable.
  • 1100 - The pizza pans have black carbon buildup and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 1570 - Repeat The door gasket of the sandwich prep unit is damaged.
  • 1570 - Repeat The ice machine was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. The front top cover is missing from the ice machine.
  • 1600 - The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with food debris that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.
  • 1770 B - Repeat Inside of ice machine has some mold growth.
  • 1800 - Repeat The following had accumulations of grime and debris: shelves, outside of bulk flour container, inside of prep unit refrigerators including gasket on small prep unit refrigerator and floors of the walk-in refrigerator.
  • 2350 ii - Water is leaking from the utility/hand sink faucet in the back.
  • 2810 - Ceiling throughout is not smooth and easily cleanable. Ceiling tiles are not the cleanable type.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the back.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the back.
  • 3140 - Coat and purse stored next to clean pizza pans in storeroom.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. Tiles need replacing in several areas. The top of the wall between the ice machine and dishwashing area is not in good repair.
  • 3180 - Floors throughout are noted in need of cleaning especially underneath equipment.
January 31, 2005Routine015Details / Comments
  • 1060 - The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is not corrosion resistant and/or smooth. The floor is rusted and no longer cleanable.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the sandwich prep unit is damaged.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 3170 - Floors and ceiling are not maintained in good repair. Wall in between ice machine and dishwashing area is not in good repair.
July 08, 2004Follow-up04Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Cold holding at improper temperatures: cottage cheese on salad bar is 50 F. Food on top of sandwich prep unit - ham 60 F, turkey 52 F, bologna 50 F. Food on top of pizza prep unit - ham 60 F, cheese 64 F.
  • 1770 B - The following needs cleaning: inside of the ice machine has some mold growth.
  • 0940 - Critical Box of moldy tomatoes has not been discarded or rendered unusable.
  • 1060 - The floor of the walk-in refrigerator is not corrosion resistant and/or smooth. The floor is rusted and no longer cleanable.
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 1570 - The can opener blade is rusted and dull.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the sandwich prep unit is damaged.
  • 1570 - Repeat The ice machine was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. The front top cover is missing from the ice machine. The floor of the walk-in is also damaged.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses: ice scoop stored on top of dirty wall next to the ice machine.
  • 3350 - Unnecessary poisonous or toxic materials found in the food establishment.
  • 0610 - Onions stored on the floor.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs in the dishwashing area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent. They are missing end caps.
  • 0480 - Repeat Unlabeled food containers.
  • 3170 - Floors and ceiling are not maintained in good repair. Wall in between ice machine and dishwashing area is not in good repair.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of cleaners are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items. Spray bottle of cleaner stored on top of food prep counter.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use. They are not being stored in a chemical sanitizer.
  • 1800 - Shelves throughout resaurant have accumulations of grime and debris. Outside of bulk containers need cleaning.
June 29, 2004Routine411Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Deli meats and dressings cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0850 - Critical Phf's on the salad bar for which time rather than temperature is being used as a control was not labeled or otherwise marked with a 4 hour cook, serve or discard by time.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the food prep area
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor in the walk ijn cooler noted in need of cleaning.
October 27, 2003Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat The person in charge failed to explain the responsibility, rights, and authorities assigned by this Regulation to the (a) food employee, (b) person in charge, and (c) regulatory authority.
  • 1530 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - Repeat Ice machine cover was observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 1750 - Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage ofbread and flour.
  • 2600 - The outdoor refuse container is stored on absorbent material.
  • 3170 - Hand sink cold water tap is not maintained in good repair
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the food prep areas.
April 15, 2003Routine16Details / Comments

May 04, 2009 (Routine)

Comments:
Correction since last inspection: cold food items on salad bar are being maintained at 41 F or below.

April 09, 2009 (Routine)


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July 30, 2008 (Routine)


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December 19, 2007 (Follow-up)


Violation: 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair. Floor and cove molding need replacing. Old tile floor has been removed.
Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities. Floor and cove molding are scheduled to be replaced.

December 11, 2007 (Routine)


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March 01, 2007 (Routine)


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August 30, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
All refrigeration is holding food at 45 F or below.

July 17, 2006 (Follow-up)


Violation: 0820 - Critical Repeat Cold holding at improper temperatures: inside and outside thermometer of walk-in refrigerator are reading around 50 F. Taco meat is 48 F. Walk-in temperature is starting out around 40 F in the morning but temperature cannot be maintained. Meatballs in small prep unit are 48 F. Sausage on top of pizza make table is 48 F.
Cold hold potentially hazardous food at 41F (45F) or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
Comments:
A notice of violation will be issued giving you 30 days to correct the temperature violation. The maintenance already done on the units has not corrected the problem.

July 12, 2006 (Follow-up)


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July 12, 2006 (Routine)


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October 18, 2005 (Follow-up)


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October 11, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
New shelves in the walk-in refrigerator. Walk-in refrigerator is barely maintaining food at 45 F or below. By March 2007, all refrigeration equipment must be able to maintain food at 41 F or below or it must be replaced.

February 16, 2005 (Other)


Violation: 3660 - Establishment operating without a valid permit. Permit expired on 11/30/04. Renewal letter was sent on 10/29/04 with no response. During an inspection on 1/31/05, the owner said no letter and application had been received so another was mailed on 2/1/05. Still no response.
The renewal application along with the appropriate fee must be received at the Health Department within 10 days. If the application and fee are not received within 10 days the cease all food service operations until you receive a permit to operate from the health department.

January 31, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Physical facility is in need of repair and cleaning. Correct above violations before the next inspection.

July 08, 2004 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
All cold items on the salad bar are 45 F or below. Food is not being kept on top of the sandwich prep unit until the gasket has been replaced and it has been serviced. The food on top of the pizza prep unit is 45 F or below. They are keeping the lid closed whenever possible.

June 29, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Remove hose from mop sink and use this sink for handwashing.

October 27, 2003 (Routine)


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April 15, 2003 (Routine)


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