Tower Auditorium, 4040 Mclean Street, Portsmouth, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Tower Auditorium
Address: 4040 Mclean Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
Phone: (757) 488-0609
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: Sep 2, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

No violation noted during this evaluation. September 02, 2009Routine00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. May 22, 2009Routine00Details / Comments
0200 - Corrected During Inspection Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.February 24, 2009Routine01Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. November 17, 2008Routine00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. July 23, 2008Routine00Details / Comments
0820 A 1 - Critical Barbecue hot holding at improper temperatures.April 04, 2008Routine10Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 09, 2008Routine00-
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: inside of ice machine.
October 09, 2007Routine11Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. July 10, 2007Routine00Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food or single service items stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 0830 - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed hot dogs and deli meats in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 1010 - Sponges are being used to wipe down food contact surfaces.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach in refrigerator in the storage room.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
April 06, 2007Routine14Details / Comments
3045 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.October 18, 2006Routine01Details / Comments
3180 - Portable fan needs cleaning.June 27, 2006Critical Procedures01Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. May 02, 2006Other00Details / Comments
3080 - Light in glass door refrigerator in inoperative.March 06, 2006Routine01Details / Comments
1580 - Hot dog steaming pot lid needs to be replaced.October 24, 2005Routine01Details / Comments
0550 - Corrected During Inspection Ice scoop handle touching ice.July 22, 2005Routine01Details / Comments
3180 - Exhaust fan needs cleaning/repair.April 22, 2005Routine01Details / Comments
0610 - Pie uncovered during storage.January 21, 2005Routine01Details / Comments
  • 3180 - Cheese crock pot needs exterior cleaned.
  • 3260 - Personal item stored on top of single service.
September 29, 2004Routine02Details / Comments

September 02, 2009 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations were found at the time of inspection. Employees health policy explained.

May 22, 2009 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations were found. Permit issued.

February 24, 2009 (Routine)



Violation: 0200 - Corrected During Inspection Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
Ensure employees are not wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food. This section does not apply to a plain ring such as a wedding band.

November 17, 2008 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations were found at the time of inspection.

July 23, 2008 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations at the time of inspection.

April 04, 2008 (Routine)



Violation: 0820 A 1 - Critical Barbecue hot holding at improper temperatures.
Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for hot holding are maintained at 135F or above to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
Comments:
Permit has been issued

October 09, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Dispensing utensils improperly stored between uses.
    Store in-use utensils or dispensing utensils in one of the following manners: 1) In the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container. 2) In food that is not potentially hazardous with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed. 3) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food-contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized every 4 hours. 4) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain. 5) In a clean, protected location if the utensils are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous. 6) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least 140F.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: inside of ice machine.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.

July 10, 2007 (Routine)

Comments:
Thank you for all the major changes

April 06, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0610 - Food or single service items stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
    Elevate food storage onto approved shelving with minimum 6" legs or casters.
  • 0830 - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed hot dogs and deli meats in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
    Mark a ""consume by"" date on commercially processed RTE foods at the time the original container is opened. If the food is held at 41F or below the food shall be served or sold within 7 calendar days or within 4 calendar days if held at 45F. Some harmful bacteria continue to grow even at refrigeration temperatures so limiting the amount of time in storage limits the amount of growth allowed for these bacteria.
  • 1010 - Sponges are being used to wipe down food contact surfaces.
    Discontinue use of sponges for this purpose as they are to be used only where they will not contaminate cleaned and sanitized, or in-use food contact surfaces.
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the reach in refrigerator in the storage room.
    Provide a temperature measuring device in all hot or cold holding equipment used to store potentially hazardous foods so that employees can routinely monitor the ambient air temperature.
  • 2920 - Toilet room door is not provided with a self-closing door
    Provide a self-closer for the toilet room door. Completely enclosed toilet facilities minimize the potential for the spread of disease by the movement of flies and other insects between the toilet facility and food preparation areas.
Comments:
Food handlers schedule issued.

October 18, 2006 (Routine)



Violation: 3045 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
Provide a sign/poster that is clearly visible to all employees
Comments:
Permit expires 4/30/07.

June 27, 2006 (Critical Procedures)



Violation: 3180 - Portable fan needs cleaning.

May 02, 2006 (Other)

Comments:
Permit issued.

March 06, 2006 (Routine)



Violation: 3080 - Light in glass door refrigerator in inoperative.

October 24, 2005 (Routine)



Violation: 1580 - Hot dog steaming pot lid needs to be replaced.

July 22, 2005 (Routine)



Violation: 0550 - Corrected During Inspection Ice scoop handle touching ice.

April 22, 2005 (Routine)



Violation: 3180 - Exhaust fan needs cleaning/repair.

January 21, 2005 (Routine)



Violation: 0610 - Pie uncovered during storage.

September 29, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3180 - Cheese crock pot needs exterior cleaned.
  • 3260 - Personal item stored on top of single service.

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