Ruby's Country Steakhouse, 131 Industrial Drive, Pennington Gap, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Ruby's Country Steakhouse
Address: 131 Industrial Drive, Pennington Gap, Virginia
Phone: (276) 546-6900
Total inspections: 8
Last inspection: Sep 16, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

2890 - Light bulb in cooking are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.September 16, 2009Routine01Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. July 08, 2009Follow-up00Details / Comments
1730 - The food temperature measuring device was found out of calibration in the range of use. Ref. unitsJuly 03, 2009Routine01Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 01, 2009Routine00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 22, 2009Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0450 C - 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).
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0930 - Critical A review of the menu with the foodservice operator indicates that there is no consumer advisory for the steak and eggs that may be served raw and/or undercooked
  • 1320 - The temperature measuring device located in the refergeraters is not easily readable.
  • 2000 - Clean pans and bowls were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in kitchen area not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen area.
January 08, 2009Routine--Details / Comments
0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.September 24, 2008Routine01Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored in a commonly wet or soiled location.
  • 2810 - Wall or wall covering in kitchen storage room is not smooth and easily cleanable. Floor in front storage room is worn to the point of making it un-cleanable.
May 28, 2008Routine02Details / Comments

September 16, 2009 (Routine)



Violation: 2890 - Light bulb in cooking are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
Comments:
Good use of date marking on PHFs .

July 08, 2009 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Previous violations have been corrected.

July 03, 2009 (Routine)



Violation: 1730 - The food temperature measuring device was found out of calibration in the range of use. Ref. units
Calibrate the device in accordance with manufacturer's specifications as necessary to ensure their accuracy in the range of use.
Comments:
The three ref out of temp had no PHF in them at time of inspection will conducted a follow-up inspection.

April 01, 2009 (Routine)

Comments:
All previous violation are corrected. Cold and hot holding temp was good at time of inspection.

January 22, 2009 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Ref in cooking area holding temp under 41.

January 08, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0450 C - 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).
    Minimize bare hand and arm contact with exposed food that is not in a RTE form to reduce the potential for contamination. Use utensil with handle to dispense food.
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
    Separate raw foods of animal origin during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including foods such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • 0930 - Critical A review of the menu with the foodservice operator indicates that there is no consumer advisory for the steak and eggs that may be served raw and/or undercooked
    If an animal food such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, milk, pork, poultry, or shellfish is served or sold raw or undercooked the permit holder shall inform consumers of the significantly increased risk of consuming such foods by way of a disclosure and reminder using brochures, deli case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means.
  • 1320 - The temperature measuring device located in the refergeraters is not easily readable.
    Provide an easily readable thermometer so employees can accurately read the thermometer.
  • 2000 - Clean pans and bowls were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
    Store equipment and utensils covered or inverted to prevent contamination while in storage.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in kitchen area not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
    Shield or replace light bulb with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen area.
    Provide at least 50 foot candles at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor
Comments:
Owner operator will have a log to check the temp of the two door ref. until next inspection.

September 24, 2008 (Routine)



Violation: 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
Ensure all employees wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, beard restraints, and clothing that covers body hair, that are designed and worn to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food clean equipment, utensils, and linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
Comments:
Violations from prior inspection have been corrected as requested ( 0610 & 2810) Storage room facilities are much improved.

May 28, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0610 - Food stored in a commonly wet or soiled location.
    Protect food from contamination by storing the food in a clean and dry location. Leak needs repair in storage room.
  • 2810 - Wall or wall covering in kitchen storage room is not smooth and easily cleanable. Floor in front storage room is worn to the point of making it un-cleanable.
    Repair or replace wall or wall covering to make it smooth and easily cleanable. Floor tiles should be replaced in front storage room.

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