The Garage, 731 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: The Garage
Address: 731 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia
Total inspections: 12
Last inspection: Aug 18, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 2-201.11 - Employees or applicants are not aware of the reporting procedures concerning information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food, including the date of onset of jaundice or of an illness due to Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virus or Norovirus.
  • 4-501.114 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration in the automatic dishwasher.
  • 6-202.15 - Outer opening (back door) of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 4-501.11 - Prep unit in kitchen had build up of ice with potential of effecting temperature cold holding of unit.
  • 4-501.116 - There is no chemical sanitizing test kit present to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution used is at the proper concentration.
  • 6-302.11 - Toilet tissue was not present at each toilet
August 18, 2009Routine15Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11 - Front shelving was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: reachin freezer, ice machine
  • 6-301.11 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the rear bar
  • 6-303.11 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Rear bar ceiling, floor, 3 compartment sink piping and ceiling fans in the dining room noted in need of cleaning.
December 08, 2008Routine05Details / Comments
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: bar shelving, reachins, cabinets, reachin freezer
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floors and ceiling fixtures in the storeroom and dining room noted in need of cleaning.
February 28, 2008Routine02Details / Comments
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, freezers
  • 6-303.11 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen
  • 6-501.11 - Floors are not maintained in good repair
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floor and ceiling in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
January 17, 2007Routine04Details / Comments
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: front shelving, reachins, reachin freezers, ice machine
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floor and piping in the rear bar noted in need of cleaning.
September 22, 2006Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 10, 2006Routine--Details / Comments
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: reachin freezer, ice machine, shelving, front cooler, reachin freezer.
  • 6-501.11 - The 3 compartment sink faucet and kitchen walls are not maintained in good repair
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Kitchen walls, ac unit ceiling fixtures and floors in the storeroom, rear bar, kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
December 08, 2005Routine03Details / Comments
  • 3-305.11 - Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination.
  • 4-501.11 - Rear reachin freezer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, rear reachin freezer, front reachin freezer
  • 5-403.12 - Repeat Condensate drain lines servicing beer coolers was emptying liquid waste directly onto the floor of the beer coolers.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Dining room ceiling and ceiling fixtures and floors in the bar and kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
August 29, 2005Routine05Details / Comments
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, reachin shelving, storage shelving
  • 5-403.12 - A condensate drain line servicing the front beer cooler was emptying liquid waste directly onto the floor of the cooler.
  • 6-301.12 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the rear restroom
  • 6-501.11 - Repeat Rear storeroom walls and ceiling are not maintained in good repair
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Rear storeroom floor and floors ans walls in the bars and dining area noted in need of cleaning.
March 30, 2005Routine05Details / Comments
  • 6-501.11 - Floor, walls and ceiling in rear storeroom are not maintained in good repair
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floors and ceiling in the men's room and bars noted in need of cleaning.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, pantry shelving, reachin fan guard, beer coolers and reachin
December 20, 2004Routine03Details / Comments
  • 6-501.12 - Ceiling fixtures in the bar noted in need of cleaning.
  • 4-601.11 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: outsides of equipment, beer cooler, reachin shelving, compressor
  • 4-501.11 - Reachin door was observed in a state of repair and condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 6-301.12 - No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the restroom
April 28, 2004Routine04Details / Comments
  • 6-202.15 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 4-601.11 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine,beer coolers, kitchen reachin, front bar cooler
  • 6-501.11 - Rear bar wall is not maintained in good repair
  • 5-202.11 - Critical The ladies room faucet was not easy to clean because the component is damaged or condition is in poor repair.
  • 5-403.12 - Condensate drain lines servicing beer coolers were clogged
  • 6-501.12 - Floor, walls, celinig and fixtures in the bars and kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
  • 4-501.11 - The door gasket of the prep unit is (missing, damaged).
December 15, 2003Routine16Details / Comments

August 18, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2-201.11 - Employees or applicants are not aware of the reporting procedures concerning information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food, including the date of onset of jaundice or of an illness due to Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virus or Norovirus.
    Have the license holder require employees or applicants report to the person in charge any information about their health and activities if they are diagnosed with or had a past illness from Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A virusor Norovirus.
  • 4-501.114 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution used was not at an acceptable concentration in the automatic dishwasher.
    Adjust the chlorine sanitizing solution to a level of at least 100 parts per million when the pH is at 10 or less and the water temperature is 55F.
  • 6-202.15 - Outer opening (back door) of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    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.
  • 4-501.11 - Prep unit in kitchen had build up of ice with potential of effecting temperature cold holding of unit.
    Repair the prep unit 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.
  • 4-501.116 - There is no chemical sanitizing test kit present to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution used is at the proper concentration.
    Obtain a chlorine chemical test kit to ensure the sanitizing solution is maintained at the proper solution.
  • 6-302.11 - Toilet tissue was not present at each toilet
    To minimize hand contact with fecal waste, toilet tissue is necessary for hygienic cleaning following use of toilet facilities. Toilet tissue must be supplied to meet the demand
Comments:
All employees need current FHC. Gave CFM employee health form. Good date marking in use. Temperature logs need to be maintained for cold holding PHF. Establishment in process of upgrading bathrooms, new bar counter installed. Hood and fire suppression systems current.

December 08, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 4-501.11 - Front shelving was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
    Repair the shelving 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 shelving, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: reachin freezer, ice machine
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 6-301.11 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the rear bar
    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.
  • 6-303.11 - Repeat Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen
    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
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Rear bar ceiling, floor, 3 compartment sink piping and ceiling fans in the dining room noted in need of cleaning.
    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.
Comments:
Recommended renewal of health department permit.

February 28, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: bar shelving, reachins, cabinets, reachin freezer
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floors and ceiling fixtures in the storeroom and dining room noted in need of cleaning.
    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.
Comments:
Recommended renewal of health department permit.

January 17, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, freezers
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 6-303.11 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen
    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
  • 6-501.11 - Floors are not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floor and ceiling in the kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    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.

September 22, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: front shelving, reachins, reachin freezers, ice machine
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floor and piping in the rear bar noted in need of cleaning.
    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.

April 10, 2006 (Routine)

Comments:
See critical control procedures inspection 4-10-06.

December 08, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: reachin freezer, ice machine, shelving, front cooler, reachin freezer.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 6-501.11 - The 3 compartment sink faucet and kitchen walls are not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Kitchen walls, ac unit ceiling fixtures and floors in the storeroom, rear bar, kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    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.

August 29, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3-305.11 - Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination.
    Store food where it is not exposed to splash or install an approved durable, and cleanable barrier between the splash source and the food to prevent contamination.
  • 4-501.11 - Rear reachin freezer was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
    Repair the freezer 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 freezer, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, rear reachin freezer, front reachin freezer
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 5-403.12 - Repeat Condensate drain lines servicing beer coolers was emptying liquid waste directly onto the floor of the beer coolers.
    Repair/Relocate the condensate drain line to prevent liquid waste discharge onto the floor surface.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Dining room ceiling and ceiling fixtures and floors in the bar and kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    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.

March 30, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, reachin shelving, storage shelving
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 5-403.12 - A condensate drain line servicing the front beer cooler was emptying liquid waste directly onto the floor of the cooler.
    Repair/Relocate the condensate drain line to prevent liquid waste discharge onto the floor surface.
  • 6-301.12 - Repeat No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the rear restroom
    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
  • 6-501.11 - Repeat Rear storeroom walls and ceiling are not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Rear storeroom floor and floors ans walls in the bars and dining area noted in need of cleaning.
    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.

December 20, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 6-501.11 - Floor, walls and ceiling in rear storeroom are not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floors and ceiling in the men's room and bars noted in need of cleaning.
    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.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine, pantry shelving, reachin fan guard, beer coolers and reachin
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.

April 28, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 6-501.12 - Ceiling fixtures in the bar noted in need of cleaning.
    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.
  • 4-601.11 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: outsides of equipment, beer cooler, reachin shelving, compressor
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 4-501.11 - Reachin door was observed in a state of repair and condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
    Repair the reachin door 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 reachin door, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • 6-301.12 - No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the restroom
    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

December 15, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 6-202.15 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
    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.
  • 4-601.11 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: ice machine,beer coolers, kitchen reachin, front bar cooler
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 6-501.11 - Rear bar wall is not maintained in good repair
    Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
  • 5-202.11 - Critical The ladies room faucet was not easy to clean because the component is damaged or condition is in poor repair.
    Repair or replace the ladies room faucet to provide a surface that is continuous, accessible, smooth, and easily cleaned.
  • 5-403.12 - Condensate drain lines servicing beer coolers were clogged
    Repair the condensate drain line from the beer coolers cleaning sink basin to the utility sink basin or to an evaporation tray.
  • 6-501.12 - Floor, walls, celinig and fixtures in the bars and kitchen noted in need of cleaning.
    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.
  • 4-501.11 - The door gasket of the prep unit is (missing, damaged).
    Repair or replace the prep unit door gasket in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

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