Retro Cafe, 2218 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Retro Cafe
Address: 2218 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 422-2640
Total inspections: 14
Last inspection: Jul 21, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the Refrigeration units.
  • 2000 C - Corrected During Inspection Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
July 21, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
  • 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)
  • 2740 - Repeat Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 3180 (Toilet Rooms) - Toilet room in need of cleaning.
March 13, 2009Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1260 - Repeat A cold plate cooling device with beverage tubing was installed in an ice bin at the bar. There was direct contact this equipment and stored ice intended for consumption.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 2740 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the cooking area beneath hood.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen handwashing and utensil washing area.
October 03, 2008Routine05Details / Comments
  • 0520 - Repeat Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food.
  • 1780 - Critical Interior of ice machine not clean.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surfaces of the kitchen equipment have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulb in walk-in not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 3020 - Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the women's toilet room.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the men's toilet room.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen cooking area.
  • 3170 - Men's toilet room door is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Floors sticky throughout noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Methods are not being used to control pests. Small flies evident in toilet rooms.
May 23, 2008Routine211Details / Comments
  • 1260 - A cold plate cooling device with beverage tubing was installed in an ice bin at the bar. There was direct contact this equipment and stored ice intended for consumption.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the walk-in refrigerator.
  • 2020 - Unwrapped knives, forks, or spoons were not stored in kitchen with the handles up.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in walk-in refrigerator not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Containers of toxic cleaners are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
January 25, 2008Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical No certified food manager or knowledgeable person in charge present.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food stored in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
  • 0520 - Ice used as a medium for cooling the exterior surfaces of food is also for drink ice or used as food. Bottles of liquor are stored in drinking ice.
  • 0550 - Repeat Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. (ice scoop)
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the glass front refrigerator.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1530 - Corrected During Inspection There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board(s) along the prep table is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2000 - Repeat Boxes of single service cups were found stored on floor.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the bar is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the toilet room and bar.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the bar and toilet rooms.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees, including toilet rooms.
  • 3270 - Critical Repeat Methods are not being used to control pests. Small fruit flies or gnats in several locations, especially at mop sink.
  • 3330 - Critical Working container of spray chemical not properly labeled.
  • 3340 - Critical Container of spray chemical not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
August 20, 2007Routine610Details / Comments
  • 1580 - The cutting board(s) along the prep table heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 2000 - Box of drink cups found stored on floor.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. (drink cups)
  • 2260 - Critical Repeat Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law. Needed on hose hook-up at mop sink.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees. (bar and toilet rooms)
  • 3180 - Men's toilet fixture noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3270 - Repeat Methods are not being used to control pests. Gnats in men's toilet room and at bar.
April 30, 2007Routine15Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. Ice scoops not stored on clean surface.
  • 0620 - Prep table is under wall towel dispenser near handsink.
  • 1260 - A cold plate cooling device with beverage tubing was installed in an ice bin at the bar. There was direct contact this equipment and stored ice intended for consumption.
  • 1570 - Women's toilet was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. (drink cups)
  • 2260 - Critical Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law. Needed on hose hook-up to faucet.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room stall.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the bar and kitchen.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees,. (toilet rooms)
  • 3270 - Repeat Methods are not being used to control pests. Gnats or fruit flies in bar area.
December 19, 2006Routine19Details / 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.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: interior of the ice machine.
  • 3020 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the bar
  • 3170 - Repeat Bar floor tiles missing and is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat Physical facility noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3270 - Repeat Methods are not being used to control pests
August 25, 2006Routine25Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0690 - Trash bag used to store food.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The ready-to-eat commercially processed food in the freezer was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the cold holding units.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: soda gun holster.
  • 1790 - The (cavity, door seal) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the equipment has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2020 - Unwrapped knives, forks, or spoons were not stored properly with the handles up.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the bar is being used for purposes other than washing hands.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the bar area
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the bar area
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3170 - Floor tiles at the bar area are missing and not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Physical structure in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3200 - Vent filters in the hood system are not being maintained in a clean condition.
  • 3270 - Critical Methods are not being used to control pests
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of chemical are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
August 04, 2006Routine514Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical Repeat No certified food manager in charge of the establishment.
  • 0260 - Critical Repeat Moldy pepper was offered for sale.
  • 0450 C - Bowl or utensil without handle used to dispense food.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in freezer.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1320 - The temperature measuring device in the reach-in unit was not properly located in the warmest part of the unit.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: cutting board along the low-boy unit.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the vent filters and shelves in the reach-in units has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 3250 - Toilet room doors are being kept open
May 05, 2006Routine55Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Cheese cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1450 - Walk-in cooler was holding at 48F and is not sufficient in number or capacity to meet the food storage demands of the establishment.
  • 2920 - Repeat Toilet room door is not tight fitting. and/or provided with a self- closing door.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen.
February 10, 2006Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical No certified food manager present during inspection/all hours of operation.
  • 0260 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Pepper in the low-boy refrigeration unit is unsound or adulterated.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigeration units.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 0830 - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed food such as pepper and cheese in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: soda gun holster.
  • 1790 - The (cavity, door seal) of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the equipment has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not tight fitting. and/or provided with a self- closing door
  • 3180 - Floor in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
February 03, 2006Routine55Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Potentially hazardous foods in the reach-in refrigerator and prep refrigerator are cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1550 - The kitchen hand sink is not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: soda gun holsters.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surfaces of the wait staff lowboy refrigerator gaskets have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2700 - The dumpster has a missing lid.
  • 2830 - Floor wall juncture in behind cooking fryer and grill is not coved and closed to no larger than 1/32 inch space.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents. The back door near the office has gaps around it.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the ladies restroom.
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees.
  • 3200 - Vent filters in the hood system are not being maintained in a clean condition.
  • 3270 - Harborage conditions exist. Fruit flies are present.
September 08, 2005Routine29Details / Comments

July 21, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed.

March 13, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All foods frozen. Violations discussed with Certified Food Operator.

October 03, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All potentially hazardous food frozen in freezer. Violations discussed for correction.

May 23, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

January 25, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

August 20, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised critical violations require immediate correction. No proof of certified food managers available. Advised handsinks are not to be removed without approval of health department. No sanitizer on premises at time of inspection. Operator obtained some prior to my leaving.

April 30, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised critical violation requires immediate correction. Please obtain back-flow preventer for hose hook-up to mop sink. This was noted as violation at last inspection as well.

December 19, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised critical violations require immediate correction. Facility not open at time of inspection. Health department permit renewed.

August 25, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
This is a follow-up inspection. Pipe at back door to be redirected to drain properly.

August 04, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction. Follow-up inspection required.

May 05, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

February 10, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction. Walk-in unit may not be used to stored potentially hazardous food until it's capable of holding 41F or below. Toilet door not self-closing, tight fitting, keep the door closed. Imrpovement noted during inspection.Good date marking system. Additional manager to sign up for certified food manager class.

February 03, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction. Kitchen manager is required to take the certified food manager course. Follow-up inspection will be conducted shortly to ensure compliance.

September 08, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The prep and glass door reach-in refrigerator in the kitchen are not holding potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler. Discard potentially hazardous foods in these units, and no not use these refrigerators to hold potentially hazardous foods until they can maintain food temperatures of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Notify the health department when these units have been repaired. Violations discussed for correction. Permit issued.

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