Riveras Tortillas, 10953 Lute Ct, Manassas, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Riveras Tortillas
Address: 10953 Lute Ct, Manassas, Virginia
Phone: (703) 368-1249
Total inspections: 12
Last inspection: Jul 27, 2009
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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 0820 A 2 - Critical food cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 2210 - The use of a backflow prevention device rather than an air gap was observed for the @EQUIPMENT@.
July 27, 2009Routine11Details / Comments
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Containers of cleaner are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
May 12, 2008Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0130 - Critical Food employees observed with soiled hands and arms.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
February 08, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
  • 1570 - Cooler not working.
  • 2330 - The person in charge was unable to produce records of routine maintenance and service for the backflow preventer device located on the mop sink..
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of toxic product are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 3660 - Establishment operating without a valid permit.
March 05, 2007Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 2000 - eqiupment stored on floor
  • 2620 - There are refuse containers in the kitchen without covers.
  • 3030 - Repeat No continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel has been provided.
  • 3170 - floor tile in kitchen is not maintained in good repair
  • 3270 - Methods are not being used to control pests
October 11, 2005Routine15Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 30, 2005Complaint00Details / Comments
  • 1570 - Repeat Freezer door gasket not in good repair.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in food preparation area.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3170 - Repeat Walls not clean (hand sink area)
March 21, 2005Follow-up04Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical There was not a certified food manager at the inspection time.
  • 0470 - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 1570 - Freezer door gasket not in good repair.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the reach in cooler had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2350 - Critical Front hand sink is not workng properly, no running water. Hand sink at the back of the establishment leaking.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front hand sink.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in food preparation 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 - Walls not clean (hand sink area)
March 15, 2005Routine27Details / Comments
  • 3090 - Ventilation is not sufficient to keep rooms free of excessive smoke and fumes
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the @LOCATION@ is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
October 27, 2004Complaint11Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigerators.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0840 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 3280 - Repeat Dead cockroaches found on the premises
October 03, 2004Follow-up31Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigerators.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw fruits and vegetables stored with ready-to-eat food (RTE).
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
  • 0840 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment open.
  • 2230 - Critical There is not a hand washing lavatories on the employees toilet room. site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280)
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the fire estingusher, kitchen fan refrigerators doors and freezer have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3180 - Dirty walls - Grill area.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Freezer and refrigerators
  • 3250 - Toilet room doors are being kept open
  • 3170 - Stained ceiling tiles.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0230 - Critical A/C not working - contamination from sweat
  • 3280 - Dead cockroaches found in the establishment
September 24, 2004Routine79Details / Comments
  • 2760 - Refuse containers are stored full overnight , causing an attractant to pests. Shopping center providing dumpster, may be not enough storage and a separate unit may be required.
  • 2820 - Exposed horizontal utility service line or pipe in kitchen installed on floor.
February 16, 2004Routine02Details / Comments



July 27, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical food cold holding at improper temperatures
    Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41F or below.
  • 2210 - The use of a backflow prevention device rather than an air gap was observed for the @EQUIPMENT@.
    Provide the approved backflow or backsiphonage device for the specific application and type of device to prevent contamination of the drinking water system.

May 12, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3340 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Containers of cleaner are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    Containers of cleaner must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.

February 08, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0130 - Critical Food employees observed with soiled hands and arms.
    Inform all food employees to keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
    Hand soap must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing. Hand cleanser must always be present to aid in reducing microorganisms and particulate matter found on hands.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials

March 05, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1570 - Cooler not working.
    Repair the cooler to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the cooler, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 2330 - The person in charge was unable to produce records of routine maintenance and service for the backflow preventer device located on the mop sink..
    Maintenance and service records for water treatment devices and backflow prevention are to be maintained on site by the person in charge and made available when requested by the regulatory authority.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
    Wet use maintenance items such as mops must be hung in a position that allows them to air dry so they are not allowed to grow contamination which can then be spread through the establishment at the next use.
  • 3340 - Critical Containers of toxic product are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    Containers of toxic product must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
  • 3660 - Establishment operating without a valid permit.
    Cease all food service operations until you receive a permit to operate from the health department.

October 11, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • 2000 - eqiupment stored on floor
    stored equipment on floor
  • 2620 - There are refuse containers in the kitchen without covers.
    All refuse containers are to be fitted with snug lids.
  • 3030 - Repeat No continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel has been provided.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a Continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3170 - floor tile in kitchen is not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 3270 - Methods are not being used to control pests
    When pests are found use methods to such as trapping devices or other means of pest control. Insects and other pests are capable of transmitting disease to man by contaminating food and food-contact surfaces.

March 30, 2005 (Complaint)

Comments:
03/30/05: Restaurant was inspected to follow up environmental complaint. Owner reported that hood system fans were changed and repaired on March 27, 2005, by the NYP Engineering Company 703-733-0817. Case was reported to the PWC Fire Marshal for final inspection. INH

March 21, 2005 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 1570 - Repeat Freezer door gasket not in good repair.
    Repair the gasket to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the @EQUIPMENT@, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 3030 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in food preparation area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
    Provide a sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands at all handwashing lavatories used by food employees.
  • 3170 - Repeat Walls not clean (hand sink area)
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

March 15, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0060 - Critical There was not a certified food manager at the inspection time.
    Ensure the designated person in charge (PIC) is knowledgeable about foodborne disease prevention, Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point principles and Regulation requirements. The PIC should be prepared to recognize conditions that may contribute to foodborne illness. The PIC must also recognize conditions that fail to comply with Regulation requirements and be authorized to take the appropriate preventive and corrective actions to ensure that the Regulations' objectives are fulfilled.
  • 0470 - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
    Separate raw animal foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including other raw animal food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • 1570 - Freezer door gasket not in good repair.
    Repair the gasket to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the @EQUIPMENT@, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the reach in cooler had accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 2350 - Critical Front hand sink is not workng properly, no running water. Hand sink at the back of the establishment leaking.
    All repairs to plumbing equipment and lines are to be in accordance with law. Properly repair the equipment.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the front hand sink.
    Hand soap must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing. Hand cleanser must always be present to aid in reducing microorganisms and particulate matter found on hands.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in food preparation area.
    Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
    Provide a sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands at all handwashing lavatories used by food employees.
  • 3170 - Walls not clean (hand sink area)
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.

October 27, 2004 (Complaint)



Violations:
  • 3090 - Ventilation is not sufficient to keep rooms free of excessive smoke and fumes
    Provide mechanical ventilation that is sufficient enough to keep rooms free of excessive heat, steam, condensation, vapors, obnoxious odors, smoke and fumes
  • 2310 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the @LOCATION@ is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the @EQUIPMENT@ preventing its use.

October 03, 2004 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigerators.
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • 0840 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
    Date mark combined products with the earliest or first prepared potentially hazardous RTE ingredient or portion. If the food is held at 41F or below date mark the container with a ""consume by"" date not to exceed 7 days (including the date of preparation of the first prepared ingredient). If the food is held at 45F mark the container with a ""consume by"" date not to exceed 4 calendar days.
  • 3280 - Repeat Dead cockroaches found on the premises
    Remove dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, and other pests from control devices and the premises at a frequency that prevents their accumulation, decomposition, or the attraction of pests.

September 24, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the refrigerators.
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw fruits and vegetables stored with ready-to-eat food (RTE).
    Prevent cross contamination by separating unwashed fruits and from RTE food.
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
    Separate raw animal foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including other raw animal food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • 0840 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
    Date mark combined products with the earliest or first prepared potentially hazardous RTE ingredient or portion. If the food is held at 41F or below date mark the container with a ""consume by"" date not to exceed 7 days (including the date of preparation of the first prepared ingredient). If the food is held at 45F mark the container with a ""consume by"" date not to exceed 4 calendar days.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment open.
    Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • 2230 - Critical There is not a hand washing lavatories on the employees toilet room. site. (See 12 VAC5-421-2280)
    Use mop sink for hand washing
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the kitchen is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the table preventing its use.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
    Ensure wet wiping cloths are stored in a chemical sanitizer at the proper concentration between use.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the fire estingusher, kitchen fan refrigerators doors and freezer have accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 3180 - Dirty walls - Grill area.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 1770 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: Freezer and refrigerators
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 3250 - Toilet room doors are being kept open
    Keep toilet room doors closed except when cleaning or during maintenance operations to prevent insect and rodent entrance and the associated potential for the spread of disease.
  • 3170 - Stained ceiling tiles.
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
    Remove all unnecessary items from the facility. The presence of unnecessary articles, including equipment which is no longer used, makes regular and effective cleaning more difficult and less likely. It can also provide harborage for insects and rodents.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • 0230 - Critical A/C not working - contamination from sweat
    Repair A/C to avoid food contamination
  • 3280 - Dead cockroaches found in the establishment
    Remove dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, and other pests from control devices and the premises at a frequency that prevents their accumulation, decomposition, or the attraction of pests.

February 16, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2760 - Refuse containers are stored full overnight , causing an attractant to pests. Shopping center providing dumpster, may be not enough storage and a separate unit may be required.
    Discontinue the practice of leaving partially filled refuse containers in the facility overnight.
  • 2820 - Exposed horizontal utility service line or pipe in kitchen installed on floor.
    Relocated horziontal utility service line or pipe.
Comments:
copy of menu required from establishment

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