Taco Bell #17779, 801 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Taco Bell #17779
Address: 801 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, Virginia
Phone: (434) 979-9074
Total inspections: 13
Last inspection: Mar 9, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. Bare hands with nacho chips.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees C) located in the prep table is missing.
  • 1960 - Food containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 3170 - Grout lines on the floor at the three compartment sink is not maintained in good repair
March 09, 2009Routine14Details / Comments
  • 3045 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at the front hand wash station used by food employees
  • 3380 - Critical Sanitizing Agent (Chlorine) being applied to food contact surfaces was measured at a concentration<50 ppm and does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010
August 04, 2008Routine11Details / Comments
  • 0820 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chopped tomatoes cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 3020 - Corrected During Inspection Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the rear of kitchen-dispenser not working
  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained-dispenser not working
January 30, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers observed in back area.
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the back area is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 2350 ii - Repeat Front preparation sink has no cold water -plumbing in poor repair.
  • 2720 - Repeat Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered. Lids have been broken off.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the dishwashing area.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the walk-in freezer (light nonfunctional).
  • 3170 - Multiple areas in the back kitchen have low grout that is allowing mop water to not properly drain. Missing cove base observed at ladder to roof.
  • 3180 - Ceiling tiles above prep. line noted in need of cleaning. Walk-in cooler ceiling / fan guards need cleaning. Front soda dispenser area needs cleaning.
  • 3220 - Corrected During Inspection Mops not hung up to air dry.
July 13, 2007Routine17Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Bucket is being used to dispense ice in the ice machine and is being stored in the machine.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the prep area reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - One of the reach-in refrigerator doors at prep line is broken.
  • 1770 B - Repeat Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: 1) ice maker 2) reach-in refrigerator gaskets.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination at the prep area.
  • 2350 ii - Repeat Plumbing connections under the soda machine in the customer service area is leaking.
  • 2700 - The outside dumpster has a broken lid.
July 17, 2006Routine07Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Bucket is being used to dispense ice in the ice machine and is being stored in the machine.
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the prep area reach-in refrigerator.
  • 1570 - One of the reach-in refrigerator doors at prep line is broken.
  • 1770 B - Repeat Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: 1) ice maker 2) reach-in refrigerator gaskets.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination at the prep area.
  • 2350 ii - Repeat Plumbing connections under the soda machine in the customer service area is leaking.
  • 2700 - The outside dumpster has a broken lid.
July 17, 2006Routine07Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses. (ice scoop was not stored in the holder between used.)
  • 1570 - Walk-in freezer was observed to have ice build-up near the condenser.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration in the sanitizing buckets (one was 25 ppm and the other was >200 ppm).
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: inside of ice maker.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the reach-in refrigerator gaskets have accumulations of mildew. The bottom floor under the beverage station has accumulation of liquid.
  • 2000 - Clean @TABLEWARE@ were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward at the food prep station..
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the drive-thru station is being used as a dump station.
  • 2350 ii - Plumbing connections under the beverage station is leaking.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 3240 - Handwashing facility in the women's rest-room is in need of repair. (faucet is loose)
January 31, 2006Routine19Details / Comments
  • 0480 - The bulk container of cinammon/sugar was unlabeled..
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the prep line reach-in cooler.
  • 2890 - Light bulbs in the dry storage area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent (missing light shields).
  • 3080 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the fryer area (light bulbs are burned out).
July 07, 2005Routine04Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0550 - Dispensing utensils are drinking cups with handles immersed in pasta and cinnamon.
  • 1320 - Repeat There were no temperature measuring devices located in the reach-in freezer and prep line reach-in. .
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the cabinet interior under the lobby soda dispenser has accumulations of liquid spills.
  • 2700 - The dumpster has a missing lid.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in thewalk-in refrigerator and walk-in freezer. Light bulbs were non-operational in both units.
  • 1550 - Repeat The 3 vat sink is not properly sealed to adjoining equipment or walls. Existing seal has mold growth and gaps in areas where there is no seal to wall.
  • 2000 - Repeat Clean ice transport bin was observed stored on the floor with the food-contact surface facing upward.
November 02, 2004Routine17Details / Comments
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the inside compartments of the rarely used prep unit had accumulations of food debris and moisture; also area around compressor in cabinet beneath front softdrink system requires cleaning to remove accumulations of syrup, etc..
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the area to the left of 3-basin sink and left drainboard area.
  • 1550 - Repeat The 3-basin sink is not sealed to adjoining wall; old caulking is molded and does not fully fill crack.
  • 0550 - Ice scoop for ice machine was improperly stored between uses.
  • 2000 - Repeat Clean ice transport container observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 1960 - Repeat Metal insert pans for prep line were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 1570 - Rarely used prep line has a significant leak that is keeping interior wet.
  • 3170 - Sections of grout around kitchen tiles exhibit holes and large openings in material that allows moisture to enter spaces; also tile/grout damage in walk-in cooler.
  • 3180 - The floor under the ice machine was noted in need of cleaning.
  • 1320 - There was no functional temperature measuring device located in the small refrigeration unit under the prep line. CORRECTED.
April 09, 2004Routine010Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. October 15, 2003Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the wall near the 3-compartment sink and friers is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth. Several holes are present in the wall.
  • 2200 - Critical An air gap between the water supply outlet and the flood rim level of the 3-compartment sink is not observed. If this direct connection exists between the drinking water system and a source of contaminated water during times of negative pressure, contaminated water may be drawn into and foul the entire system.
  • 1550 - Repeat The 3-compartment sink is not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 2000 - The ice bucket and clean single service items were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
  • 1960 - Various plastic bins were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. An employee was handling fried tortilla shells with their bare hands.
  • 3380 - Critical The bucket sanitizer being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010. The solution rated 0ppm.
  • 3180 - Repeat The ceiling tiles near the drive through window, the area around the prep sink, and the outside wall of the walk-in cooler were noted in need of cleaning.
October 03, 2003Routine35Details / Comments
  • 0850 - Critical Bins of potentially hazardous foods held on the line for which time rather than temperature is being used as a control was not labeled or otherwise marked with a 4 hour cook, serve or discard by time.
  • 1550 - The 3-compartment sink is not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 2720 - Outside refuse container was uncovered. Dumpster door was being kept open.
  • 3180 - The floor around the leaking beverage syrup boxes, and the outside of the walk-in cooler noted in need of cleaning.
April 02, 2003Routine13Details / Comments

March 09, 2009 (Routine)


Violations:

August 04, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Facility appears to be in substantial compliance with Food Code regulations. It is well organized and clean.

January 30, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
No other complaints of foodborne illness reported by consumers or employees and no employees reporting illness within the last 2 weeks. All beef, both ground and strips come in pre-cooked and drop vacuum packed bags in boiling water to reheat. Beans come in dry form, then added to 200oF water and mixed prior to service.

July 13, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Overall food temperatures were within standard. General food protection was sound. Recommend having the commercial checked (observed below charge). Chlorine solution at the three compartment sink observed at 200 ppm.

July 17, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Overall the facility was clean and well maintained. Chlorine sanitizing solution was at 100 ppm. Handwashing was observed. Gloves are being used to handle ready-to eat food. Food and cooling units are being maintained at the appropriate temperatures.

July 17, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Overall the facility was clean and well maintained. Chlorine sanitizing solution was at 100 ppm. Handwashing was observed. Gloves are being used to handle ready-to eat food. Food and cooling units are being maintained at the appropriate temperatures.

January 31, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Overall the facility was very clean and well maintained. Good date coding in effect. Gloves use and proper handwashing is in effect. Refrigeration units were working properly and the food was maintained at the proper temperatures. Hood equipment was clean and well maintained. Recommend hooks for employee coats. Discussed the need to ensure that the chlorine sanitizing solution was at the proper concentration range of 50-100 ppm

July 07, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Proper hand washing and glove usage was observed. All food contact surfaces appeared clean and in good condition. Overall, the facility appears in substantial compliance with the food code.

November 02, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Chlorine solution was 200 ppm. Handsink and restrooms were fully stocked. Food on prep line is times controlled and properly marked. Employees are washing hands appropriately.

April 09, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
1. Observed appropriate handwashing techniques today. Handsinks were properly stocked. 2. Chlorine solutions satisfactory in 3-basin sink and in wiping cloth containers. 3. Manager voluntarily demonstrated thermometer calibration technique. 4. Time control system for foods on prep line was demonstrated.

October 15, 2003 (Follow-up)

Comments:
All critical violations noted from the previous inspection have been corrected: 1. The spray hose has been rigged so that an adequate air gap is observed, therefore preventing the possibility of backflow. 2. No bare hand contact was observed. All employees were handling ready-to-eat foods with gloves or other utensils. 3. The bucket sanitizing solutions were the proper concentration (100ppm). Monitor these solutions throughout the day to ensure correct concentrations. NOTE: Continue to work on the construction issues noted on the previous inspection.

October 03, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All foods being held on the line are timed for discard using a color coded sticker system. All bins present on the line were marked. All foods held in cold storage were properly date marked. All handsinks were fully stocked with soap and paper towels. The sanitizing solution in the 3-compartment sink is the proper concentration (100ppm).

April 02, 2003 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Code dating of stored PHFs is good. All handsinks are stocked with soap and paper towels. Chef thermometer and test strips are available. Handwashing procedures are being followed. Sanitizer is at proper concentration (100ppm). Employee glove use is good.

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