The Original Tony's Hot Dogs, 2620 Lafayette Boulevard, Norfolk, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: The Original Tony's Hot Dogs
Address: 2620 Lafayette Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia
Total inspections: 14
Last inspection: Jul 28, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 2-102.11 a.18.1-17 II - Critical A food service employee was working in the food service establishment without having a valid food service card.(provide within 10 days)
  • 4-601.11 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: bottom of unit for storage.
  • 6-501.11 - Plumbing leaking below hand basin, three compartment sink and at faucet at the sink in the hallway.
July 28, 2009Routine12Details / Comments
  • 3-501.14 - Critical A potentially hazardous food such as hot dogs were noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Hot dogs at 135 F were found in the reach in refrigerator.
  • 5-201.11 - Critical There is a leak at the sink in the hallway.
October 09, 2008Routine20Details / Comments
  • 4-202.16 - The nonfood contact surface of the wooden floor palets are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable. Need to be cleaned, seal the wood and do not wash them out back behind the restaurant.
  • 5-202.11 - Critical Handwashing sink in the hallway has a leak.
  • 6-202.111 - Living/sleeping quarters directly opening into area used for conducting food establishment operations. Sleeping in store room is prohibited.
  • 6-301.14 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees at the front counter.
  • 6-403.11 - Area designated for employee to eat, drink, and use tobacco is located so that it does not protect foods and single use. Smoking should not be done in the restroom and in the store room, at the bar/tables, however ashtrays were found throughout the facility.
June 24, 2008Routine14Details / Comments
3-302.11 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food on the counter. Mustard and onions uncovered not in use.February 29, 2008Routine10Details / Comments
  • 2-401.11 - Critical The employees smoke in areas where they may contaminate food, clean equipment, utensils or other items needing protection.
  • 3-305.11 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6"" above the floor. Drinks in store room are on floor.
  • 6-501.12 - Floors behind counter and shelves/figurines above soup holding and three compartment sink are noted in need of cleaning.
November 20, 2007Routine12Details / Comments
  • 3-304.12 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Dispensing utensils improperly stored between.
  • 4-101.17 - Corrected During Inspection A pewter ice scoop is improperly used as a food contact surface and is suspected of containing unacceptable levels of lead.
June 13, 2007Routine02Details / Comments
  • 2-102.11 a.18.1-17 II - Critical A food service employee was working in the food service establishment without having a valid food service card.
  • 3-304.12 - Corrected During Inspection Ice scoup was improperly stored between use and was found with handle down inside ice.
  • 3-501.17 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in the refrigeration unit were not properly dated for disposition.
  • 4-204.112 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the 2nd Coca Cola refrigerator, and ches refrigerator.
  • 4-501.11 - Both the freezer and refrigerator were not properly maintained and are noted in need of defrosting.
  • 6-501.11 - The floor board by the 3rd Coca Cola refrigerator is in a state of disrepair.
March 01, 2007Routine24Details / Comments
4-501.11 - microwave was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.June 06, 2006Routine01Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. December 14, 2005Routine00Details / Comments
  • 4-101.19 - Wooden spoon and spatula in poor repair.(voluntarily discarded)
  • 4-502.11 - Water leaking below the hand basin and the three compartment sink.
June 23, 2005Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 01, 2005Routine00Details / Comments
  • 4-202.11 - The food contact surface of the ice storage cooler is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 4-203.12 - No ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees F) located in the coke refrig. on the left.
  • 4-501.11 - Plumbing leaking below hand basin(container below basin to catch water until fixed)
  • 4-601.11 - The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: cutting board.
  • 6-202.11 - End caps missing on shields for lights over grill.
August 05, 2004Routine05Details / Comments
  • 6-202.11 - Light bulb in grill area are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 4-903.12 - Cutting board stored next to mop bucket and not at least 6" above the floor.
August 06, 2003Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 21, 2003Routine00Details / Comments

July 28, 2009 (Routine)

Violations: Comments:
Recommended for annual health department permit. Discussed not using bare hand contact to handle ready to eat food. Old cutting board, no longer used, voluntarily discarded.

October 09, 2008 (Routine)

Violations: Comments:
Keep an eye on refrigerators with hot dogs in regards to their temperatures.

June 24, 2008 (Routine)

Violations: Comments:
All persons in establishment must have food handler card or manager cert. Make sure that the mopwater is dumped into toilet, the existing mopsink is now used for hand basin and cannot be both, wooden palets from kitchen not to be washed outside in parking lot area. Recommended for Permit.

February 29, 2008 (Routine)

Violation: 3-302.11 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food on the counter. Mustard and onions uncovered not in use.
Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
Maintaining some good practices on sanitization, food temp. logs and current certification.

November 20, 2007 (Routine)

Violations: Comments:
Sanitizer in three compartment sink 100-150 ppm. Facility had metal stem thermometers.

June 13, 2007 (Routine)


March 01, 2007 (Routine)

Violations: Comments:
The following items were also noted during the inspection:
- Reviewed cooling and reheating procedures for chili and soup
- Reviewed calibrating thermometer techniques
- Reviewed 3 compartment sink set-up and how to test sanitizer

June 06, 2006 (Routine)

Violation: 4-501.11 - microwave was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
Replace microwave with commercial grade product
Metal stem thermometer available, test strips available for sanitizer. Thermometers available in all refrige. units

December 14, 2005 (Routine)

No violations

June 23, 2005 (Routine)


March 01, 2005 (Routine)

All violations from last inspection corrected. No violations noted this inspection.

August 05, 2004 (Routine)


August 06, 2003 (Routine)


March 21, 2003 (Routine)

NO violatioins noted during inspection.

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