Tom's Diner, 9003 Centreville Rd, Manassas, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Tom's Diner
Address: 9003 Centreville Rd, Manassas, Virginia
Phone: (703) 361-7474
Total inspections: 23
Last inspection: Jul 2, 2009

Primary contact: Bill Saleh
Cuisine: Diner
Reservations: Not accepted

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Violation code

Inspection Date

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Details / Comments

  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in coolers
  • 0570 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: juice dispenser.
  • 1800 - Ice maker exterior noted in need of cleaning.
July 02, 2009Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Food items noted on the middle shelves in the cooler not cover
  • 1780 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The shelve in the cooler in the kitchen not clean.
February 26, 2009Routine22Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat Food items in the reach in cooler in the kitchen on the lower shelve not cover.
  • 3180 - The ventilation over the prep area in the kitchen not clean.
  • 3460 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Medicines are located over the food prep counter in the kitchen
November 20, 2008Routine12Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0610 - Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: grille
  • 1790 - The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 3180 - The floor and the walls in the kitchen not clean.
August 04, 2008Routine14Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical No hands washing observed in the kitchen during this visit.
  • 0610 - Food items found on the shelve in the cooler not cover.
  • 1530 - Chlorine test kit not available for the dish machine.
  • 1770 A - Critical The slicer not properly clean.
  • 1790 - The micro wave oven not clean inside properly..
April 29, 2008Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical Repeat A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils or after engaging in any activity which may have contaminated his/her hands.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the cooler.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) @FOOD@ in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: coke dispenser.
January 29, 2008Routine42Details / Comments
1770 A - Critical Repeat food items in the cooler not cover.December 07, 2007Follow-up10Details / Comments
  • 0160 - Critical Employees not washing their hands.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees not washing their hands
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat Food items not date mark.
  • 1570 - Corrected During Inspection the faucet on the three compartment sink leaking.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The food contact surfaces noted not clean.please clean .
  • 3180 - Floor in the kitchen noted not clean..
November 19, 2007Routine42Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered food.
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) @FOOD@ in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1190 - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device (degrees C) located in the cooler is not accurate.
  • 1530 - Repeat There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1720 - Repeat A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch:drink dispensers.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor is not maintained in good repair
  • 3270 - Harborage conditions exist
  • 3270 - Premises are not being routinely inspected for evidence of pests
March 07, 2007Routine35Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered food.
  • 0610 - Food stored in a location where it is subject to splash, dust or other contamination.
  • 0830 - Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) @FOOD@ in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Drink dispenser splash areas.
  • 1800 - Ice machine top has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2000 - Single service items observed unprotected from contamination.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
October 25, 2006Routine35Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered food.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0580 - Single-use gloves while worn during multi-tasked food preparation.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch:juice dispenser.
  • 2350 - Critical A recent repair to plumbing system components of the ice maker are not in accordance with law.
  • 3170 - Repeat Deteriorating wall and floor.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
April 26, 2006Routine35Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Repeat Unwrapped or uncovered food.
  • 1770 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: juice dispenser splash areas.
  • 1800 - Storage room shelves noted in need of cleaning.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulbs are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3170 - Repeat Wall, floor and ceiling are not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat Wall, floor and window vents noted in need of cleaning.
November 01, 2005Routine06Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Unwrapped or uncovered food.
  • 1530 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1600 - The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with (food debris, limescale) that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.
  • 2890 - Light bulb not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 3080 - Less than 50 foot candles of light was noted in the kitchen
  • 3180 - Kitchen wall noted in need of cleaning.
July 20, 2005Routine06Details / Comments
  • 2190 - Water from the handwashing sink at ladies restroom was measured at a temperature less than 110F.
  • 2600 - The outdoor grease container is stored on the ground (absorbent material).
  • 2800 - Outdoor walking and driving areas are such that they do not minimize dust, facilitate maintenance or prevent muddy conditions.
  • 2970 - Exterior driving surfaces are not draining properly
  • 3170 - Walls to right of ice machine,behind handsink in kitchen, hole in wall in janitors closet, ceiling tiles in kitchen not smooth. None are maintained in good repair
January 27, 2005Follow-up05Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Repeat Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE) in walk-in cooler-scrapple and hot dogs need to be stored on bottom shelf, not next to ready to eat foods
  • 1770 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: sides of ice cream freezer, grease bin out back, janitors sink.
  • 2190 - Water from the handwashing sink at ladies restroom was measured at a temperature less than 110F.
  • 2600 - The outdoor grease container is stored on the ground (absorbent material).
  • 2800 - Outdoor walking and driving areas are such that they do not minimize dust, facilitate maintenance or prevent muddy conditions.
  • 2970 - Exterior driving surfaces are not draining properly
  • 3170 - Repeat Walls to right of ice machine,behind handsink in kitchen, hole in wall in janitors closet, ceiling tiles in kitchen not smooth. None are maintained in good repair
January 11, 2005Follow-up07Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to explain the relationship between food safety and providing equipment that is: (a) Sufficient in number and capacity, and (b) Properly designed, constructed, located, installed, operated, and cleaned.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to explain the significance of the relationship between the holding time and temperature of potentially hazardous food and foodborne illness.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to state the minimum cook temperatures and times for potentially hazardous food.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor in WIC-raw ground beef
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0570 - Heavily soiled wiping cloths in use.
  • 3180 - Floors under equipment and walls throughout heavily soiled and noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3170 - Hold in wall in rear of kitchen and ceiling tiles in kitchen buckling rough-cracks in wall above dishwasher--wooden blocks holding up equipment in cooking area--remove -none are not maintained in good repair
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the rear service area-lights not working
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shelving in storeroom, in rear service area and near mopsink had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2750 - Refuse containers -grease bin heavily soiled with grease and has an accumulation of debris.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the @LOCATION@ is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the @Location@
  • 0470 - Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE)-walk-in cooler.
  • 1580 - The cutting board(s) along the @LOCATION@ are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 2350 - Critical Repeat Water overflowing at open site drain from pipe coming from dishwasher--needs repair.
November 30, 2004Follow-up311Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. November 03, 2004Other00Details / Comments
  • 2760 - Refuse containers are stored full overnight at the @LOCATION@ causing an attractant to pests.
  • 2720 - Observed filled refuse containers stored in the establishment containing food residue wastes without lids.
  • 0820 - Critical Repeat Eggs cold holding at improper temperatures-at room temperature at 62oF-Gravy at steamtable at 80oF-corrected by discarding.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to explain the relationship between food safety and providing equipment that is: (a) Sufficient in number and capacity, and (b) Properly designed, constructed, located, installed, operated, and cleaned.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to explain the significance of the relationship between the holding time and temperature of potentially hazardous food and foodborne illness.
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to state the minimum cook temperatures and times for potentially hazardous food.
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor in WIC-raw ground beef
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0570 - Heavily soiled wiping cloths in use.
  • 3180 - Repeat Floors under equipment and walls throughout heavily soiled and noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3170 - Repeat Hold in wall in rear of kitchen and ceiling tiles in kitchen buckling rough-cracks in wall above dishwasher--wooden blocks holding up equipment in cooking area--remove -none are not maintained in good repair
  • 2350 - Critical Repeat Hot water faucet at handsink in ktichen not working and water standing on floor to left of ice machine--leaking--must be repaired today.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the rear service area-lights not working
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shelving in storeroom, in rear service area and near mopsink had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2750 - Refuse containers -grease bin heavily soiled with grease and has an accumulation of debris.
  • 2740 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside rear of the facility.
November 03, 2004Complaint312Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Repeat Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE) in walk-in refrigerator.
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the door to ice machine is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
January 07, 2004Follow-up02Details / Comments
  • 0070 - Employees are not aware of or are not monitoring the cook temperatures of potentially hazardous food.
  • 0820 - Critical Partially cooking bacon and holding at room temperature-- cold holding at improper temperatures--corrected by placing in refrigerator.
  • 3180 - Repeat Walls throughout kitchen, floors under equipment, to left of ice machine, and in dry storage area noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided a the hand washing lavatory in the kitchen
  • 0470 - Repeat Raw animal food holding in a manner that may cause cross contamination of to ready-to-eat food (RTE)--raw ground beef next to gravy--raw eggs mixed for later use.
  • 2350 - Critical Repeat A recent repair to plumbing system components of the leak under hot water heater or mop sink--leak in this area needs repair immediately.
  • 1150 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the counters around hood area and hot pick up area, paint on shelving in dry storage area chipping--none are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor tiles missing beside refrigerators and glue on floor in storeroom, holes in wall in dishwashing area--neither are maintained in good repair
  • 1770 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: lip and door of ice machine, slicer, refrigerator door gaskets and shelves below prep and cooking areas.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.--toasters under steamtable and clutter in rear of service area.
December 18, 2003Follow-up28Details / Comments
  • 0060 - Critical The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne illness and the management and control of the following: (a) Cross contamination, (b) Hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, (c) Handwashing, and (d) Maintaining the food establishment in a clean condition and good repair.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor in walk-in cooler. Or Food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0820 - Critical Slaw in top of sandwich bar refrig. at 52oF and eggs in bottom at 50oF-- cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1150 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerator door gaskets--torn--are not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 1510 - Repeat The certified food manager could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1400 - The 4-door refrigerator and the sandwich bar refrigerator waste collection compartments are not properly sloped to eliminate pooling water.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the walls/shelved in walk-in refrigerator had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 1060 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the door to ice machine is taped up and inside lip is rusting. It is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 2350 - Critical Repeat Water pooling janitor's closet--make sure there is not a plumbing leak there.
  • 1610 - The mechanical warewashing machine was not operating in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. Pre-washing in tub of water and splashing large amount of water on floor.
  • 3170 - Repeat Floor/wall junctures have holes. It is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat Floor under equipment throughout facility has buildup of debris and soil, wall to left side of grill has grease buildup--both noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3270 - Methods are not being used to control pests--cockroaches observed in facility. Premises are not being routinely inspected for evidence of pests
  • 3330 - Critical Working containers of yellow chemical--bleach??? is not properly labeled. It was labeled as Windex.
September 26, 2003Follow-up411Details / Comments
  • 1060 - Repeat Shelves in refrigerator dirty.
  • 1930 - Repeat Stored soiled wet wiping clothes in a covered container.
  • 1770 - Clean knives stored in crack between cutting board and steam table. Food is not separated well in walk in cooler.
  • 3170 - Repeat Plywood unfinished at service bar and bottom shelf too low. Handsink worn. Base of handsink worn. Rust on wall in walk in cooler and hood has rough edges.
  • 2350 - Critical Repeat Leak in the dishwasher.
  • 3180 - Repeat Walls dirty, floor dirty, stove dirty, bottom of shelves dirty.
  • 0610 - Repeat Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6"" above the floor.
March 17, 2003Follow-up16Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Wrapped food on the floor in walk-in cooler.
  • 0470 - Raw meat stored above cooked or ready to eat foods in walk-in cooler and in 4-door refrigerator
  • 1060 - Drawers holding silverware in service area not cleanable, shelving in walk-in cooler and 4 door refrig. is rusting..
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the @EQUIPMENT@ is not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 1510 - No metal stem thermometer available to check food temperatures.
  • 2000 - Clean pots stored on the floor in storeroom
  • 1930 - Soiled linen stored on shelves throughout.
  • 1100 - All cutting boards heavily gouged and stained.
  • 2350 - Critical Dripping faucets at 3-comp.sink and piping leaking under dishwashing machine. Toilet seat pain chipping.
  • 3180 - Heavy grease on walls in cooking area, soil buildup on shelf under steamtable, in rear storeroom
  • 3170 - Wood at base of handsink in kitchen is chipping, holes and cracks in wall near dishwasher, stained and missing floor tile in service area, re-caulk top of handsink in ladies room, rust on walls in walk-in, floor in rear storeroom rough and cannot be cleaned effectively.
  • 3340 - Critical In storeroom with furnace, found lots of unnecessary articles, clean pots all on the floor, and cleaning compounds--cannot reach floor to clean.
  • 3140 - Employee food in service area.
January 15, 2003Routine211Details / Comments

July 02, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed all violations and changes in the regulation with the person-in-charge

February 26, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Employees was aware of the health policy.

November 20, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Manager was aware of the Employees health policy.

August 04, 2008 (Routine)


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Manager was advice to practice good retail practice.

April 29, 2008 (Routine)


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January 29, 2008 (Routine)


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December 07, 2007 (Follow-up)


Violation: 1770 A - Critical Repeat food items in the cooler not cover.
please cover the food items in the cooler to prevent contamination
Comments:
The manager did correct the previous violations.. i left new permit application with the manager..

November 19, 2007 (Routine)


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I left the Virginia food regulation brochure with the manager. i also discussed with the manager employees health policy.

March 07, 2007 (Routine)


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October 25, 2006 (Routine)


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April 26, 2006 (Routine)


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November 01, 2005 (Routine)


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July 20, 2005 (Routine)


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January 27, 2005 (Follow-up)


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January 11, 2005 (Follow-up)


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November 30, 2004 (Follow-up)


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November 03, 2004 (Other)

Comments:
Faucet at handsink had been repaired-will provide copy of new waste management contract to increase pickup to twice per week.

November 03, 2004 (Complaint)


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January 07, 2004 (Follow-up)


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Many improvements-significant compliance was achieved.

December 18, 2003 (Follow-up)


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September 26, 2003 (Follow-up)


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March 17, 2003 (Follow-up)


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January 15, 2003 (Routine)


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