Sage Diner, 25558 Lankford Hwy, Onley, VA 23418 - Full Service Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Sage Diner
Address: 25558 Lankford Hwy, Onley, VA 23418
Type: Full Service Restaurant
Phone: 757 787-9341
Total inspections: 11
Last inspection: 03/03/2016

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Inspection findings

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Inspection report was discussed with the person in charge.
  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Unwrapped or uncovered food in the prepstations..
    Correction: Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
03/03/2016Routine
Inspection report was discussed with the person in charge.
  • Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation
    Observation: Observed that foods were not protected from biological cross-contamination because it was not in packages, covered containers, or wrapped.
    Correction: Prevent biological cross-contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • Gloves - Use Limitation (corrected on site)
    Observation: Gloves were not being changed as often as necessary.
    Correction: Please change gloves often to avoid contamination.
  • Critical: Plumbing Approved Materials*
    Observation: The plumbing system serving this food service facility has not been (constructed, repaired) with approved materials according to the Plumbing Code.
    Correction: EHS will confer with his/her supervisor, determine scope of possible contamination of the water supply, and refer the matter to the building official's office.
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions (repeated violation)
    Observation: Floor in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
12/04/2015Routine
All violations were correct and all parts of the kitchen were very orderly.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
10/08/2015Follow-up
Inspection report was discussed with the person in charge.
  • Critical: Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco*
    Observation: The cook is drinking from an uncovered container in the food preparation area.
    Correction: Employees may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of (1) The employee's hands, (2) The container, and (3) Exposed food, clean equipment, utensils, and linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • Critical: Hands - Preventing Contamination from Hands* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Correction: Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Unwrapped or uncovered food in all refrigerating units.
    Correction: Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Raw food of animal origin holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE).
    Correction: Separate raw foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from raw RTE food including other raw food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw RTE food such as vegetables, and cooked RTE food.
  • Utensils - In-Use - Between-Use Storage
    Observation: In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
    Correction: Store in-use utensils or dispensing utensils in one of the following manners: 1) In the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container. 2) In food that is not potentially hazardous with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed. 3) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food-contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized every 4 hours. 4) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain. 5) In a clean, protected location if the utensils are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous. 6) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least 135°F.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (repeated violation)
    Observation: 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.
  • Thawing
    Observation: Improper methods used to thaw country ham.
    Correction: Thaw potentially hazardous foods by either of the following methods: 1. Under refrigeration that maintains food temperature at 41°F (45°F) 2. Completely submerged under running water at a temperature of 70°F or below with sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow. Ready-to-eat food shall not exceed 41°F and raw animal foods shall not exceed 41°F for more than four hours 3. As part of the cooking process
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Sliced tomatoes and ham are cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Critical: Warewashing - Manual & Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization - Temperature, pH, Concentration & Hardness*
    Observation: No sanitizing solution was used while washing several pans.
    Correction: Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 25 parts per million when the pH is at 10 or less and the water temperature is at 120°F.
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils* (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Inside of refrigerating units..
    Correction: Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • Equipment - Cooking and Baking Equipment (repeated violation)
    Observation: The cavity of both of the microwave ovens are observed soiled.
    Correction: Using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure, clean the microwave oven at least every 24 hours.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces (repeated violation)
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the outside of the refrigerating units,sides of the fryers and grill, and the floor and walls of the walk-in refrigerating units have accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • Outer Openings - Protected (repeated violation)
    Observation: Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    Correction: 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.
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions (repeated violation)
    Observation: Floor and walls in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
10/01/2015Routine
Inspection report was discussed with the person in charge.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
03/02/2015Follow-up
Inspection report was discussed with the person in charge. The follow-up inspection date was discussed and set for Tuesday, March 5.
  • Critical: Hands - Preventing Contamination from Hands* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
    Correction: Provide suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment to handle RTE food to prevent contamination from hands.
  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Unwrapped or uncovered food in all refrigeration units and on the floor.
    Correction: Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
    Correction: 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.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (repeated violation)
    Observation: 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.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (repeated violation)
    Observation: Diced ham and diced tomatoes cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Warewashing - Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Hot Water Sanitization Temperatures
    Observation: The water temperature in the manifold servicing the high temperature ware wash machine was below the minimum allowable level of 165ºF for a stationary rack single temperature machine. The thermometer read 132.
    Correction: Immediately discontinue the use of the machine until it is operating in accordance with minimum requirements. Initiate manual wash, rinse, and sanitize method to properly clean and sanitize equipment and utensils.
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils* (repeated violation)
    Observation: The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: refrigerating units and slicer.
    Correction: Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • Equipment - Cooking and Baking Equipment (repeated violation)
    Observation: The cavity of the microwave ovens were observed soiled.
    Correction: Using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure, clean the microwave oven at least every 24 hours.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces (repeated violation)
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerators and oven have accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • Handwashing - Using a Handwashing Lavatory - No Other Purpose (repeated violation)
    Observation: The handwash station at the back of kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands.
    Correction: The handwash facility identified above is to be used for washing hands only
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions (repeated violation)
    Observation: Floor in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
02/24/2015Routine
Inspection report was discussed with the person in charge.
  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Unwrapped or uncovered food in all of the refrigerating units.
    Correction: Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor in the kitchen and walk in cooler and freezer.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • Critical: Date Marking - Ready-to-Eat - Potentially Hazardous Food - Date Marking* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in the refrigeration unit are not properly dated for disposition.
    Correction: Mark the name and "consume by" date on the container of RTE foods at the time of preparation if the food is to be held for more than 24 hours. If the food is held at 41°F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils (corrected on site)
    Observation: Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: inside and outside of all refrigerating units.
    Correction: Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
    Observation: Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: hood filters.
    Correction: Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils (corrected on site)
    Observation: Food contact surfaces of the meat slicer used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
    Correction: Clean food-contact surfaces of meat slicer no less than every 4 hours to prevent the growth microorganisms on those surfaces.
  • Equipment - Cooking and Baking Equipment (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: The food contact equipment surface of the fryers, grill surface, and the cavity of the microwave were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the food contact surface of the equipment to prevent accumulations that may reduce heat transfer to adequately cook food and to prevent attract of insects when not in use.
  • Handwashing - Using a Handwashing Lavatory - No Other Purpose (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: The handwash station at the kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands.
    Correction: The handwash facility identified above is to be used for washing hands only
  • Outer Openings - Protected (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    Correction: 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.
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Floors in the kitchen near the sandwich stations and grill noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
12/15/2014Routine
All violations noted from previous inspection have been corrected.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
10/14/2014Follow-up
  • Critical: Eating, Drinking, or Using Tobacco*
    Observation: The cook was eating a sandwich in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.
    Correction: All personnel who are eating must be in the designated break area away from food preparation/handling areas to prevent cross contamination.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor. In the kitchen,cooler, and freezer.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Tomatoes and eggs cold holding at improper temperatures
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below.
  • Critical: Date Marking - Ready-to-Eat - Potentially Hazardous Food - Date Marking* (corrected on site)
    Observation: The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
    Correction: Mark the name and "consume by" date on the container of RTE foods at the time of preparation if the food is to be held for more than 24 hours. If the food is held at 41°F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils* (corrected on site)
    Observation: The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: food slicer and can opener.
    Correction: Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • Equipment - Non-Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils
    Observation: Surfaces of the ice bin was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the surface of ice bin at any time when contamination may have occurred, at least every 24 hours, before restocking the consumer self-service equipment/utensils, or per manufacturer specifications.
  • Equipment - Cooking and Baking Equipment (repeated violation)
    Observation: The food contact equipment surface of the microwave, oven, and grill is observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the food contact surface of the @EQUIPMENT@ to prevent accumulations that may reduce heat transfer to adequately cook food and to prevent attract of insects when not in use.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerators, prepstations,and warewash machine has accumulations of grime and debris.
    Correction: Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • Handwashing - Using a Handwashing Lavatory - No Other Purpose (corrected on site)
    Observation: The handwash station in the kitchen is being used for purposes other than washing hands.
    Correction: The handwash facility identified above is to be used for washing hands only
  • Outer Openings - Protected (corrected on site)
    Observation: Outer opening screen mesh is more than 16 to 1 inches
    Correction: Provide outer opening screen with a mesh that 16 to 1 inch. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.
  • Handwashing Cleanser - Availability (corrected on site)
    Observation: Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
    Correction: 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.
  • Hand Drying Provision (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen.
    Correction: 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
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions (repeated violation)
    Observation: Floors and walls in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
  • Critical: Toxics - Storage of Toxic Containers* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Can of WD-40 was not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    Correction: Containers of hazardous products must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
09/29/2014Routine
Inspection was discussed with the operator.
  • Food Storage - Clean and Dry Location
    Observation: Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor in the walk coolers.;Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • Thawing
    Observation: Improper methods used to thaw chicken.
    Correction: Thaw potentially hazardous foods by either of the following methods: 1. Under refrigeration that maintains food temperature at 41°F (45°F) 2. Completely submerged under running water at a temperature of 70°F or below with sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow. Ready-to-eat food shall not exceed 41°F and raw animal foods shall not exceed 41°F for more than four hours 3. As part of the cooking process
  • Hand Drying Provision
    Observation: No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory at nthe cookline
    Correction: 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
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions
    Observation: Floor in the food prep area noted in need of cleaning.
    Correction: 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.
02/28/2014Routine
Scrapple- 35 degrees
Tuna Salad - 34 degrees
Scallops - 31 degrees
Milk- 37 degrees
Cheese- 34 degrees
Chicken Salad- 35 degrees
Dressing/Stuffing- 35 degrees
Can opener blade dirty. (Corrected)
All violations were discussed with the PIC.
Excellent datemarking! ( Especially in walk-ins.)
Very good food temperatures!
2 new sandwich units installed.
Chest Freezer- 2.5 degrees
Dessert Glass Case- 39 degrees
Beverage Case Unit- 41 degrees
Leader 2 DR Upright Refrigerator (waitress station) - 41 degrees

  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Unwrapped or uncovered food in several refrigerators in kitchen and in walk-in refrigerator (outside).
    Correction: Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • Critical: Equipment and Utensils - Multiuse, Characteristics*
    Observation: Black plastic garbage bag used to cover a pan of baked items (cornbread and rolls) is not safe.
    Correction: Replace the black plastic garbage bag with a clear food storage wrap or aluminum foil to prevent the migration of deleterious substances, or transference of colors, odors, or tastes to food.
  • Equipment - Cooking and Baking Equipment (corrected on site)
    Observation: The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
    Correction: Using the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedure, clean the microwave oven at least every 24 hours.
04/08/2013Routine

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