Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant #2, A & B - 732 Eden Way, North, Chesapeake, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant #2
Address: A & B - 732 Eden Way, North, Chesapeake, Virginia
Total inspections: 6
Last inspection: Feb 12, 2009

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  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. Raw ground beef stored with cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms in reach-in cooler.
  • 0560 - Corrected During Inspection Napkins in contact with food.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor. Containers of oil stored in storage room on floor. Containers of sour cream stored on floor in walk-in cooler.
  • 1750 - Repeat Manufacturer containers were observed reused for the storage of salt and pepper.
  • 3260 - Employees not using designated area to store personal items.
  • 3330 - Critical Repeat A container of oven cleaner was labeled as weed killer.
  • 3340 - Critical Stainless steel cleaner stored over clean wiping cloths.
February 12, 2009Routine34Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical Food employees failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils or after engaging in any activity which may have contaminated his/her hands.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils on prep table in kitchen and on reach-in cooler/ prep surface at servers' station.
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food (tortilla wrap) with their bare hands.
  • 0450 C - Corrected During Inspection Critical A ceremic bowl with no handle was used to obtain diced tomatoes.
  • 0480 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Unlabeled food containers.
  • 0800 - Critical Refried beans cooked from previous night noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 0810 - The methods used for cooling were not adequate. Container used to cool beans was too deep.
  • 2260 - Critical A sprayer was attached to mop sink faucet with no adequate backflow preventer.
  • 3020 - Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen.
  • 3140 - Corrected During Inspection Employees personal items such as jackets and other items were stored with food on shelf.
November 17, 2008Routine64Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. WAITER STATION AND AN EMPLOYEE DRINK SITTING ON THE REACH IN REFRIGERATOR IN THE PREP AREA.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. SHELLED EGGS.
  • 0480 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Unlabeled food containers. SUGAR, SALT, AND SEASONING.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Wiping cloths improperly stored between use. NO SANITIZING BUCKET SET UP.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical CARNITAS MEAT cold holding at improper temperatures. MEAT WAS COOKED YESTERDAY.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the GARBAGE BAG TAPED TO THE PREP TABLE BEING USED AS A SPLASHGUARD FOR THE HAND SINK AND THE FOIL LINED UPPER STORAGE SHELF ARE not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1750 - HOT SAUCE CONTAINER REUSED FOR LIQUID BUTTER.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: CAN OPENER.
  • 2000 - ICE BUCKET were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 2930 - SCREEN DOOR HAS GAP AT THE TOP AND TORN SCREEN MESH.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the BAR.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at THE BAR HAND SINK.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the WALK IN REFRIGERATOR.
  • 3330 - Corrected During Inspection Critical LARGE SPRAYER CONTAINING OVEN CLEANER WAS not properly labeled.
June 20, 2008Routine59Details / Comments
0480 - Unlabeled food containers.January 10, 2008Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0050 - Critical The person in charge/certified food manager was not available at the time of inspection.
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry or watches on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0450 C - Critical Excessive bare hand contact with exposed food such as lemon at the drink station wait station that is not in a ready-to-eat (RTE) form. Bowl or utensil without handle used to dispense food.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses with handle contacting food.
  • 0610 - Food stored next to the handwashing station where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food, boxed soda stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0760 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The cheese on the steam table was not reheated to a sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: can opener.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2260 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law. Sprayer hose under continuous pressure more than 8 hours at the kitchen area.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the kitchen is being used as a dump station.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3100 - Lockers or other suitable facilities are not provided for employees clothing and other possessions. Aprons, purses and other personal items not properly stored due to absence of dressing room area.
  • 3290 - Hose used for cleaning noted to be stored in such a way that it is contaminating food or equipment.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Soap was not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 3490 - Corrected During Inspection Personal care items such as medicines, toothpaste, toothbrush and other items were stored improperly.
May 30, 2007Routine79Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. February 23, 2007Pre-Opening00Details / Comments

February 12, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violatiosn discussed for correction. Permit renewed.

November 17, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction. Best practices observed today: 1) physical facility maintained in a sanitary condition, 2) food maintained at properly temperature and 3) raw meat stored properly to prevent cross contamination.

June 20, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Owners are in the process of expanding the dining area and increasing the storage space. The kitchen will not be affected. Proper cooling methods and logging temperatures was discussed with the owner. Kitchen is well managed and organized with an outstanding sanitation level.

January 10, 2008 (Routine)


Violation: 0480 - Unlabeled food containers.
Label working containers with the common name of its contents. Consumers may be allergic to certain foods or ingredients. The mistaken use of an ingredient when the consumer has requested that it not be used may result in severe medical consequences. Liquid foods and granular foods may resemble cleaning compounds. The mistaken use of food from an unlabeled container could result in chemical poisoning.
Comments:
Facility has improved enormously.. Permit issued.

May 30, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
violations discussed for correction. Additional Certified Food Manager to be provided to meet city requirements of a certified food manager on-site during all hours of operation. Food and equipment temperature logs, cleaning schedule, employee training logs to be established. The physical condition of the facility is sanitary during inspection.

February 23, 2007 (Pre-Opening)

Comments:
Facility meets all requirements. Lighting measured above the required foot-candles throughout the facility. All equipment is new and will be cleaned and sanitized prior to use. Restaurant is scheduled to open for business in 5 days. Provided the manager with an information package and discussed the Employee Health Policy, training records, cleaning schedule, temperature logs, and the five risk factors (approved source, adequate cooking temps, holding temps, personnel, and equipment). Health Permit issued.

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