Red Lobster #153, 709 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Red Lobster #153
Address: 709 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 490-1671
Total inspections: 30
Last inspection: Sep 18, 2009

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  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection When tested, no sanitizer or a low concentration of chemical sanitizer was found in the wiping cloth bucket storing wiping cloths used on food contact surfaces.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses; tong handle in croutons.
September 18, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.June 03, 2009Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Opened water bottle stored improperly in areas (reach-in) where it may contaminate food, clean equipment, utensils or other items needing protection.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection In-use utensils improperly stored between use; scoop in dipperwell with low water pressure.
  • 2720 - Corrected During Inspection Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 3660 - Corrected During Inspection Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
February 10, 2009Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Smoking in areas that may contaminate food, clean equipment, utensils or other items needing protection.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection In-use utensils improperly stored between use; 2 scoops stored in ice water
  • 1900 - Corrected During Inspection Critical When tested, no sanitizer or a low concentration of chemical sanitizer was found in the wiping cloth bucket storing wiping cloths used on food contact surfaces..
  • 2920 - Employee toilet room door is not tight fitting, and/or provided with a self- closing door
October 28, 2008Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0450 C - Corrected During Inspection Utensil without handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat (RTE) allowing for a bare hand contact surface to come in contact with food item(s).
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Scallops, fish and crab mix cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1730 - Corrected During Inspection The thermometer in the reach in refrigerator and the walk in refrigerator is not accurate in the range of use.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical A container of cleanser are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of plates
July 14, 2008Routine23Details / Comments
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad refrigerator.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Clean utensils were found stored in the splash area around the handsink.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the wait staff area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
April 02, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
  • 1570 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Refrigerator was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the in the dishwashing area and the prep area are blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
December 28, 2007Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat The staff was storing personal beverages in areas where they may contaminate food, clean equipment, utensils or other items needing protection.
  • 1570 - Repeat Refrigerator thermometers were observed to be damaged.
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Cutting boards were found stored behind the faucet at the 3 compartment sink at the bar.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located in the waitstaff area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2720 - Repeat Dumpster or outside refuse container was open.
September 06, 2007Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0820 - Critical Snow crabs, white sauce and fish cold holding at improper temperatures. NOTE: Refrigerator repair service arrived during inspection to repair the refrigerator.
  • 1400 - The vertical 2 door reach in refrigerator waste collection compartment is not properly sloped to eliminate pooling water.
  • 1570 - Repeat Refrigerator thermometer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1690 - The pressure gauge for the high temperature warewash machine was above 25 PSI.
June 05, 2007Routine25Details / Comments
  • 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 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Bowl or utensil without handle used to dispense food.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 1570 - Refrigerator thermometers and bottom door of a 2 door freezer were observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the bar is being used as a dump station.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open.
  • 2920 - Employee toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at the bar used by food employees
March 01, 2007Routine26Details / Comments
  • 0450 C - Corrected During Inspection Bowl or utensil without handle used to dispense food.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad refrigerator.
  • 1400 - The reach in refrigerator waste collection compartment is not properly sloped to eliminate pooling water.
  • 1730 - The final rinse water temperature gauge on the high temperature dish machine is not accurate in the range of use.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: ice machine and can opener.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the door of the salad refrigerator has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Clean food containers were not observed stored in a position to allow air-drying.
November 20, 2006Routine16Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Stuffed mushrooms, prepared shrimp and half/half cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1570 - Victory reach-in not cold holding at proper temperatures.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the victory reach-in is damaged.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in warewashing area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3045 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
August 03, 2006Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical A food employee 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.
  • 0550 - Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
  • 0580 - Repeat Single-use gloves while worn during multi-tasked food preparation.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the prep reach-in.
  • 1900 - Critical Due to improper operation of the mechanical warewashing machine, equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils are not sanitized after cleaning. (See 12 VAC 5-421-1680)
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recyclables has no drain plug.
  • 2740 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
April 25, 2006Routine26Details / Comments
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the prep reach-in.
  • 1730 - Repeat The thermometer on the victory reach-in is not in good repair and/ or not accurate in the range of use.
  • 1900 - Critical When tested, no sanitizer or a low concentration of chemical sanitizer was found in the wiping cloth bucket storing wiping cloths used on food contact surfaces..
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the wait station is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
January 24, 2006Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Repeat Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0240 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints. More effective hair restaint needed.
  • 0550 - Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Tongs hung on handles of reach-in. Tongs are brushed against by the pant legs of employees passing by.
  • 0580 - Single-use gloves while worn during multi-tasked food preparation.
  • 0650 - Repeat The food on display is not protected from contamination. Pitchers of drinks uncovered.
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Shrimp cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1570 - Repeat Door gaskets multiple pieces of refrigeration units are missing or damaged).
  • 1570 - Repeat 1)Doors to victory reach-in refrigerators do not close properly. Other refrigerator doors noted to not be closing properly also. Internal temperature of victory reach-in refrigerators are not within proper cold holding range. Items stored inside are also out of proper cold holding temperature. 2) Insulation exposed to inside door of prep reach-in.
  • 1730 - Repeat Thermometer prep reach-in is not in good repair and/ or not accurate in the range of use. Thermometer broken.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: knives in holders, knife holders, knife sharpener, area around knife sharpener, salad reach-in, bulk ice machine, plate cooler reach-in wait station.
  • 2000 - Glass ware exposed to splash from handwashing sink.
  • 2000 - Clean utensils were not observed stored in a position to allow air-drying. Items placed wet on shelves without proper drying time
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat Handwashing facility is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2350 ii - Critical Repeat Plumbing throughout establishment is in poor repair. Multiple drains are slow to drain.
  • 2350 ii - Critical Repeat Faucet of handwashing sink is leaking.
  • 3170 - FRP walk-in refrigerator is separating from the wall.
  • 3180 - Repeat 1) Walls three compartment sink area 2) Walls prep area including around handwashing sink 3) Wooden shelf around pass through window. 4) Walls cook line area. 5) Ware washing area 6) Employee rest-room malodorous) 7) Ceilings around vents. These areas were noted in need of cleaning.
October 20, 2005Routine410Details / Comments
  • 0070 - Employee handling food with unprotected band-aids on hand.
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food packages are not in good condition or the integrity of the package contents are not protected from adulteration or potential contaminants (ex: dented food cans)
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigeration units.
  • 0550 - Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
  • 0580 - Corrected During Inspection Single-use gloves saved for reuse.
  • 0650 - The tea and water pitchers on display are not protected from contamination.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Rice hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Shrimp cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the cloth beneath cutting board is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Repeat The door gaskets on reach-in units not installed properly.
  • 1680 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The water temperature in the manifold servicing the high temperature ware wash machine was below the minimum allowable level of 180°F. The thermostat read<°F>. To Correct:
  • 1730 - The thermometer on the reach-in refrigerator is not in good repair and/ or not accurate in the range of use.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: interior of ice machine.
  • 1900 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Due to improper operation of the mechanical warewashing machine, equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils are not sanitized after cleaning. (See 12 VAC 5-421-1680)
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facilities located at the kitchen and wait station blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in refrigerator not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the walk-in freezer.
  • 3180 - Repeat Walls in utensil washing areas and in back areas of the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleaners are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
July 13, 2005Routine913Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0470 A 4 - Repeat Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: Cover to ice cream removed and discarded. Ice cream stored uncovered.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Tongs hung on unclean door handle of reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Door to reach-in refrigerator does not close properly. Improper cold holding temperature noted inside this reach-in.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the reach-in refrigerator is damaged.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Reach-in refrigerator used to chill plated noted to be in need of cleaning.
  • 1780 - Critical The temperature measuring device probe was not observed cleaned before use and/or storage. Temperature measuring device probe noted to be wiped with soiled wiping rag. Rag was used for multiple purposes and left on counter.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the area around pass through window has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2350 ii - Faucets leaking.
  • 3180 - Repeat (1) Deep cleaning needed to most walls back prep area. (2) Wall near soda dispensing area wait station noted to be in need of cleaning. (3) Wall under warewashing machine noted to be in need of cleaning. (4) Walk-in refrigerator wall and ceiling needs cleaning.
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
April 07, 2005Routine37Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0470 A 4 - Repeat Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: Cover to ice cream removed and discarded. Ice cream stored uncovered.
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Tongs hung on unclean door handle of reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Door to reach-in refrigerator does not close properly. Improper cold holding temperature noted inside this reach-in.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the reach-in refrigerator is damaged.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Reach-in refrigerator used to chill plated noted to be in need of cleaning.
  • 1780 - Critical The temperature measuring device probe was not observed cleaned before use and/or storage. Temperature measuring device probe noted to be wiped with soiled wiping rag. Rag was used for multiple purposes and left on counter.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the area around pass through window has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2350 ii - Faucets leaking.
  • 3180 - Repeat (1) Deep cleaning needed to most walls back prep area. (2) Wall near soda dispensing area wait station noted to be in need of cleaning. (3) Wall under warewashing machine noted to be in need of cleaning. (4) Walk-in refrigerator wall and ceiling needs cleaning.
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
April 07, 2005Routine37Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: New container of ice cream in deep freezer. Lid was removed and could not be found in unit.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Tongs hung on handle of equipment.
  • 1570 - Repeat Following equipment was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. (1) Doors to low boy prep reach-in refrigerator are not closing properly. Gaps exist between gaskets and door frame, (2) Top inside lid area missing microwave #1, (3) Insulation exposed on inside door are prep reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Mechanically vented hood filters not in good repair or have gaps in between filters.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: salad prep reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1790 - Repeat The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled. Inside top area missing. Area no longer cleanable.
  • 2260 - Critical Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law. Back mop area.
  • 2730 - Repeat The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
  • 3180 - Walls under prep table area noted in need of cleaning.
January 11, 2005Routine26Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed the following food was observed stored without being in packages, in covered containers, or wrapped: New container of ice cream in deep freezer. Lid was removed and could not be found in unit.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use. Tongs hung on handle of equipment.
  • 1570 - Repeat Following equipment was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. (1) Doors to low boy prep reach-in refrigerator are not closing properly. Gaps exist between gaskets and door frame, (2) Top inside lid area missing microwave #1, (3) Insulation exposed on inside door are prep reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - Mechanically vented hood filters not in good repair or have gaps in between filters.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: salad prep reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1790 - Repeat The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled. Inside top area missing. Area no longer cleanable.
  • 2260 - Critical Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law. Back mop area.
  • 2730 - Repeat The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
  • 3180 - Walls under prep table area noted in need of cleaning.
January 11, 2005Routine26Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Half & half creamer cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: salad plate refrigerator
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the low boy reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1790 - The cavity (top area in microwave that is missing part of the inside) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: door gaskets
  • 1570 - Repeat (1) Doors to three door reach-in refrigerator are not closing properly. Gaps exist between gasket and frame of reach-in. These doors were observed in a state of disrepair and damaged, (2) Top area of microwave, (3) Insulation exposed to inside doors of the prep reach-in.
  • 0530 - Unpackaged food stored in direct contact with undrained ice. Shrimp being prepped were cold holding in a container of undrained ice.
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
October 07, 2004Routine27Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Half & half creamer cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: salad plate refrigerator
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the low boy reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1790 - The cavity (top area in microwave that is missing part of the inside) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: door gaskets
  • 1570 - Repeat (1) Doors to three door reach-in refrigerator are not closing properly. Gaps exist between gasket and frame of reach-in. These doors were observed in a state of disrepair and damaged, (2) Top area of microwave, (3) Insulation exposed to inside doors of the prep reach-in.
  • 0530 - Unpackaged food stored in direct contact with undrained ice. Shrimp being prepped were cold holding in a container of undrained ice.
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
October 07, 2004Routine27Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Half' n half (coffee creamer) cold holding at improper temperature. CORRECTED.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: can opener blade, bottom of salad refrigerator.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad refrigerator. CORRECTED.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surfaces of the following equipment has accumulations of grime and debris: exteriors of two microwave ovens, and the seasoning shelf in the dry storage room.
  • 0470 A 4 - Vanilla ice cream observed uncovered in ice cream freezer.
  • 1960 - Forks, spoons & knives were found stored in a utensil tray while wet, after cleaning and chemical sanitization. CORRECTED.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of three reach-in freezer units are damaged.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: gaskets of some refrigerators not clean.
July 19, 2004Routine17Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Half' n half (coffee creamer) cold holding at improper temperature. CORRECTED.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: can opener blade, bottom of salad refrigerator.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad refrigerator. CORRECTED.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surfaces of the following equipment has accumulations of grime and debris: exteriors of two microwave ovens, and the seasoning shelf in the dry storage room.
  • 0470 A 4 - Vanilla ice cream observed uncovered in ice cream freezer.
  • 1960 - Forks, spoons & knives were found stored in a utensil tray while wet, after cleaning and chemical sanitization. CORRECTED.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of three reach-in freezer units are damaged.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: gaskets of some refrigerators not clean.
July 19, 2004Routine17Details / Comments
  • 2720 - Outside grease receptacle was uncovered.
  • 0220 - Critical Repeat Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensil (tongs) improperly stored.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in a reach-in refrigerator.
  • 0470 A 4 - Container of shredded cheese stored on top of lemons.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the dishwashing sink is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing. Handsink behind bar block. CORRECTED.
  • 1580 - The cutting boards are heavily scored and stained. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1730 - Plastic dish strainer and spatula were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of a refrigerator is damaged. Also, upper interior surface of microwave is in poor repair.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1930 - Soiled linens were found stored in a location that may directly or indirectly contaminate food or food-contact surfaces. CORRECTED.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the back of the kitchen.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: can opener.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the doors of the ice machine and the bar mixer refrigerator had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of HAZARDOUS PRODUCT are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items. CORRECTED.
  • 2650 - There is no refuse container at the maintenance room. Bags of trash stored on floor.
  • 3180 - Floor of walk-in freezer noted in need of cleaning.
March 10, 2004Routine314Details / Comments
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: bottom of upright refrigerator in dining room waitstation, some holders used for soda guns, bottom of salad refrigerator.
  • 0220 - Critical Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Corrected during inspection.
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at bar handsink.
  • 2000 - Single service items (coffee filters, paper and plastic drink cups) observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 3180 - Wall along tea service and salad prep areas noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device visible in the salad refrigerator.
  • 1820 - Tableware remains soiled with food debris after the wash cycle.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils missing handle is stored laying in breading mix.
  • 1730 - Plastic coated refrigerator shelves in upright refrigerator at dining room's waitstation were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning. A dry ingedient scoop is missing it's handle.
  • 3340 - Critical Two spray containers of chemicals are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items. Corrected during inspection.
  • 1670 - Critical The establishment uses the manual hot water sanitizing method, hot water immersion. The dishes were not being properly sanitized. Corrected during inspection.
November 25, 2003Routine39Details / Comments
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: bottom of upright refrigerator in dining room waitstation, some holders used for soda guns, bottom of salad refrigerator.
  • 0220 - Critical Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Corrected during inspection.
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at bar handsink.
  • 2000 - Single service items (coffee filters, paper and plastic drink cups) observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 3180 - Wall along tea service and salad prep areas noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device visible in the salad refrigerator.
  • 1820 - Tableware remains soiled with food debris after the wash cycle.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils missing handle is stored laying in breading mix.
  • 1730 - Plastic coated refrigerator shelves in upright refrigerator at dining room's waitstation were observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and easy cleaning. A dry ingedient scoop is missing it's handle.
  • 3340 - Critical Two spray containers of chemicals are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items. Corrected during inspection.
  • 1670 - Critical The establishment uses the manual hot water sanitizing method, hot water immersion. The dishes were not being properly sanitized. Corrected during inspection.
November 25, 2003Routine39Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered ice cream in freezer.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad refrigerator.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the ice machine gasket and faucet handle had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3170 - Ceiling vent in employee bathroom is not maintained in good repair
  • 2620 - Receptacle outside is not durable , insect/rodent resistant, or leakproof.
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: can opener, ice machine, and hand held soda dispenser holder at bar.
  • 2010 - Prohibited storage of ice tea next to hand sink. CORRECTED.
July 25, 2003Routine07Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1580 - The cutting board hanging above the food prep table at back of kitchen is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 3180 - Floor at dishwashing area and cookline is noted in need of cleaning. Wall around the handsink, in diswashing area, is not clean.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the 4 door refrigerator is damaged.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils at cookline are improperly stored between use.
  • 0470 - Uncovered ice cream in the ice cream freezer.
  • 2000 - Single service takeout containers observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of food debris on the following food contact surfaces: food prep counter at cookline.
  • 3045 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
  • 1800 - 1) The nonfood contact surface of the plexiglass door on the salad bin had accumulations of grime and debris. 2) The cover to a motor inside a refrigerator is not clean.
March 06, 2003Routine010Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1580 - The cutting board hanging above the food prep table at back of kitchen is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 3180 - Floor at dishwashing area and cookline is noted in need of cleaning. Wall around the handsink, in diswashing area, is not clean.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the 4 door refrigerator is damaged.
  • 0550 - In-use utensils at cookline are improperly stored between use.
  • 0470 - Uncovered ice cream in the ice cream freezer.
  • 2000 - Single service takeout containers observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of food debris on the following food contact surfaces: food prep counter at cookline.
  • 3045 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
  • 1800 - 1) The nonfood contact surface of the plexiglass door on the salad bin had accumulations of grime and debris. 2) The cover to a motor inside a refrigerator is not clean.
March 06, 2003Routine010Details / Comments

September 18, 2009 (Routine)


Violations:

June 03, 2009 (Routine)


Violation: 3660 - Repeat Permit is not posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public.
Post the permit in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the establishment.
Comments:
Violation was discussed for correction.

February 10, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations were corrected during the inspection. Permit issued.

October 28, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations were discussed for correction.

July 14, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction. The refrigerator repair service was contacted during the inspection.

April 02, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction. A fact sheet explaining the changes to the food code was provided.

December 28, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction. Discussed placement of personal drinks.

September 06, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction.

June 05, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction. The establishment is maintained in a very hygienic manner. The refrigeration unit repair service arrived during the inspection to repair refrigeration.

March 01, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction. Discussed cold holding temperature of sliced tomatoes in the salad prep area and the need to limit amounts on the top of the prep refrigerator. Cut and sliced tomatoes are classified a potentially hazardous foods and must be held at 41 degrees or colder. Permit issued.

November 20, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction. The establishment is maintained in a hygienic manner. Please be aware effective October 2006 the Virginia Department of Public Health classifies cut or sliced tomatoes a potentially hazardous food. All cut or sliced tomatoes shall be held at 41 degrees or colder.

August 03, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Above discussed for corrective action.

April 25, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action.

January 24, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Repairs to plumbing made to address ongoing drainage issues. Repair has corrected these problems. New FRP and stainless steel being used to resurface walls throughout the kitchen. Roof also to be replaced and new ceiling tiles used inside establishment. Areas where FRP has been used looks great. Floor repair also looks great. Thank you!

October 20, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action. Multiple reach-in refrigeration units noted with broken door gaskets, doors not closing properly and internal temperature out of proper cold holding range. Deep cleaning noted to walls, floors and ceilings throughout food preparation area. Above items regarding refrigeration units and cleanliness identified in the past. Plumbing throughout establishment is in poor repair and permanent solution needs to be initiated.

July 13, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

April 07, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Establishment has newly certified food service managers. Last inspection (three month ago) PIC informed that after training is completed and ServeSafe certificates are received they would then have to be brought to the Health Department for transfer to local certification. ServeSafe certifications are on file however they have not been brought to the Health Department for transfer.

April 07, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Establishment has newly certified food service managers. Last inspection (three month ago) PIC informed that after training is completed and ServeSafe certificates are received they would then have to be brought to the Health Department for transfer to local certification. ServeSafe certifications are on file however they have not been brought to the Health Department for transfer.

January 11, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Handwashing stressed/Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Establishment has recently sent employees to food service training. Ensure some of the individuals take the certificates to the local health department for transfer to a local certification.

January 11, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Handwashing stressed/Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Establishment has recently sent employees to food service training. Ensure some of the individuals take the certificates to the local health department for transfer to a local certification.

October 07, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Handwashing stressed/Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Two Certified Food Manager's certification expired 9/20/04. Other manager has ServeSafe certification which expires 8/4/05. ServeSafe certification needs to be taken to the Va. Beach Health Department for transfer to a local CFM certification. Recently expired CFM's need to take recertification class.

October 07, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Handwashing stressed/Critical violations discussed for immediate correction/Other violations discussed for corrective action/Two Certified Food Manager's certification expired 9/20/04. Other manager has ServeSafe certification which expires 8/4/05. ServeSafe certification needs to be taken to the Va. Beach Health Department for transfer to a local CFM certification. Recently expired CFM's need to take recertification class.

July 19, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations corrected and/or discussed with the three certified foodservice managers on duty today. Chlorine sanitizer = 50 -100 ppm, in all wiping bucket locations. Inside & outside around restaurant are well maintained. Staff appear to be working very hard to maintain clean & sanitary conditions throughout kitchen, bar & general facility.

July 19, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations corrected and/or discussed with the three certified foodservice managers on duty today. Chlorine sanitizer = 50 -100 ppm, in all wiping bucket locations. Inside & outside around restaurant are well maintained. Staff appear to be working very hard to maintain clean & sanitary conditions throughout kitchen, bar & general facility.

March 10, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed with manager. All critical violations were corrected during the inspection.

November 25, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations corrected during inspection. Dishwashing repair person arrived and has resolved dishwashing temperature issue, stated to be a procedural problem due to inadequate prescrapping and time contact (employees forcing dishes through conveyer). Temperature of dishwashing machine is now detected at 180F. Manager is setting up a special dishwashing training class for all staff.

November 25, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations corrected during inspection. Dishwashing repair person arrived and has resolved dishwashing temperature issue, stated to be a procedural problem due to inadequate prescrapping and time contact (employees forcing dishes through conveyer). Temperature of dishwashing machine is now detected at 180F. Manager is setting up a special dishwashing training class for all staff.

July 25, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations discussed for correction with manager.

March 06, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed. Sanitizer solutions at bar's 3 compartment sink measured 50-100 ppm chlorine, an acceptable level. The same sanitizer level was also found to exist in bar and kitchen wiping cloth buckets.

March 06, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed. Sanitizer solutions at bar's 3 compartment sink measured 50-100 ppm chlorine, an acceptable level. The same sanitizer level was also found to exist in bar and kitchen wiping cloth buckets.

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