Taco Bell of Norton, 604 Trent Street, Norton, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Taco Bell of Norton
Address: 604 Trent Street, Norton, Virginia
Total inspections: 21
Last inspection: Sep 25, 2009

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No violation noted during this evaluation. September 25, 2009Risk Factor Assessment00Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry (a braid bracelt) on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Tops of equipment and the back of equipment such as the fryer and the warmers/refrigerators.
  • 2740 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
March 31, 2009Routine03Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. October 15, 2008Routine00Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Corrected During Inspection Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. Cups overloaded in cup dispenser resulting in potential contamination of lip surface by hands.
  • 2740 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility in the refuse container enclosure.
April 16, 2008Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1550 - The hand sinks in the kitchen and restrooms are not sealed to adjoining walls.
  • 2930 - The back door frame is damaged at the bottom rear section. This can allow the entry of insects and rodents.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the freezer at the back of the walk-in refrigerator-light bulb had went out.
October 16, 2007Routine03Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 24, 2007Critical Procedures00Details / Comments
  • 1570 - The reach-in freezer at rear of walk-in refer. was observed in a state of disrepair. The freezer is creating an icing problem which could contaminate foods.
  • 3020 - Corrected During Inspection Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the ladies room, the dispenser is missing apparently torn off the wall.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the reach-in freezer at rear of walk-in refer.
October 23, 2006Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Corrected During Inspection Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food. Wrist watches on arms while preparing food.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor. One bag of soda on the floor at the soft drink reservoir bank.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the cabinet at the tea station at the drive-thru window has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3180 - the floor under and behind equipment in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
July 05, 2006Routine04Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 23, 2006Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device or it was not visible located in the prep. refer at cook line.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Soft drink machine nozzles, kitchen and self service area.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Soft drink machine in kitchen and flat bread press/steamer units.
March 22, 2006Critical Procedures12Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Corrected During Inspection Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Soft drink fountain machine, Hot holding units, Small reach-in freezer, Open area under mainline counter, and Star flat bread press/steamer. Correct and maintain these surfaces clean with regular cleaning schedule.
  • 2940 - Exterior roof of the food establishment is not protecting the establishment from the weather. Roof leaking into dining area. Correct ASAP.
November 22, 2005Routine03Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. July 31, 2005Follow-up00-
  • 0240 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Employee observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints long ponytail not properly restrained.
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. Putting together tacos, etc. with bare hands.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Ice delivery chute on soft drink fountain at self service station. Correct immediately and maintain equipment clean.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: The small cabinet at the drive-thru service area. Correct prior to next inspection.
July 29, 2005Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Rice, chicken and beans in hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1700 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. Drink cup dispenser overloaded exposing the lip of the cups.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the walkin refer.
April 06, 2005Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 2000 - Repeat Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. Drink cup dispenser overloaded.
  • 2720 - Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered.
  • 1960 - Food Containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 1190 - The ambient air temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the prep refer is not visible.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: top of equipment on food prep line.
December 15, 2004Routine06Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination. Drink cups stored unprotected below the Tea station.
  • 1770 C - Sealant around base of safe has absorbed dirt.
August 25, 2004Routine02Details / Comments
1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Tops of equipment, along walls and the drink cup lid holders.May 11, 2004Follow-up01Details / Comments
  • 2190 - Water from the handwashing sink at men's restroom was 88 deg. F., and in ladies restroom it was 99 deg. F. was measured at a temperature less than 110F.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints. Ponytail was more then 6 inches.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Tops of equipment, along walls and the drink cup lid holders.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Burnt food debris on serving scoops
May 07, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. Employee on make line putting together food items.
  • 0200 - Repeat Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food. Corrected @ time of inspection.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the aluminum push cart had accumulations of grime and debris. Corrected @ time of inspection.
  • 3180 - The floors under the wire racks on either side of the walk-in refer. and under the Pitco Frialator noted in need of cleaning. Correct @ end of business and maintain regular cleaning schedule.
December 30, 2003Routine13Details / Comments
  • 2000 - Repeat Drink cups not kept in plastic sleeves or dispenser to protect from contamination of lip of cup.
  • 1960 - Stainless steel food pans were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 1570 - Broken cabinet door at drive thru window.
  • 1770 - Residue build up on two scoops. Fan grates in walk in refer dusty.
  • 0200 - Repeat Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 2660 - There is no covered refuse container for the disposal of feminine napkins in the ladies room.
July 09, 2003Routine06Details / Comments
  • 2890 - Light bulb in Prep sink area not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 1570 - Counter top was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 1770 - Top of Sugar bin dirty and build up of food debris between work tables.
  • 0200 - One Employee wearing a braceletand anotherr wqearing a watch.
  • 2310 - Critical
March 07, 2003Routine14Details / Comments

September 25, 2009 (Risk Factor Assessment)

Comments:
Discussed night and morning carry over steps. The items in the warmer at the end of the night are the only items that are not thrown out at the end of the time. They check the temperture to assure it is at the proper hot holding temperature, then cool the item, then place it in the walk-in. The next morning they check to make sure it is 40° or below. Then they reheat to a minimum of 165° F. During the day time not temperture is used for safety.
Good handwashing and glove use observed.

March 31, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Good handwashing and glove use observed. Please have the above item corrected within 90 days. No previous items to follow up on.

October 15, 2008 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations noted, good job on make line no bare hand contact with foods. Previous violations corrected.

April 16, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Previous violations corrected.

October 16, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Good handwashing and proper glove use observed during inspection. All tempertures are at the appropriate level. Please keep up the good work.

April 24, 2007 (Critical Procedures)

Comments:
Discussed menu items, flow of food, employee health and hygene, and other concerns. Reviewed previous inspection. the only item still not corrected is the ice forming in the reach in freezer at the back of the walk-in cooler. Discussed bare hand contact will be completely prohibited from ready to eat foods. Utensils such as tongs or single use gloves should be used to handle food that will not be heat treated before giving to a costomer after handling. Thank you.

October 23, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Sliced tomatoes are now considered PHFs, maintain 41Degs.F or less for all sliced, diced tomatoes. Also advisec MGR. of nature of complaint about the ladies room, she has had repairs made, sink back on line, soap dispenser ordered, temporary soap dispenser supplied at time of inspection.

July 05, 2006 (Routine)


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March 23, 2006 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Maintain drink machine nozzles in a clean and sanitary condition.

March 22, 2006 (Critical Procedures)


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July 29, 2005 (Routine)


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December 15, 2004 (Routine)


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August 25, 2004 (Routine)


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May 11, 2004 (Follow-up)


Violation: 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Tops of equipment, along walls and the drink cup lid holders.
Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.
Comments:
The tops od some equipment still needs cleaning.

May 07, 2004 (Routine)


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December 30, 2003 (Routine)


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