Towne Point Pub & Restaurant, 3558 Towne Point Road, Portsmouth, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Towne Point Pub & Restaurant
Address: 3558 Towne Point Road, Portsmouth, Virginia
Phone: (757) 483-2500
Total inspections: 21
Last inspection: Jul 31, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

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  • 0480 - Repeat Unlabeled food containers/ sugar
  • 0800 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Cooked hamburger, and chicken noted not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • 1570 - Repeat Reach-in cooler continues to leak
  • 1580 - The cutting board is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1770 B - Observed accumulations of encrusted grease deposits or other soil on the following food contact surfaces: can opener
  • 1860 - A distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing of utensils and equipment was not observed.
  • 2910 - Insect control device is locatedin back storage/ prep room where dead insects may be impelled or fall.
  • 3240 - Handwashing in the kitchen area was unclean and not maintained
July 31, 2009Routine17Details / Comments
  • 0830 - Critical Repeat The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed food in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 2890 - Repeat Light bulbs are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
April 10, 2009Follow-up11Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled food containers - Sugar.
  • 0570 - Corrected During Inspection Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0620 - The slicer is stored under the air conditioner unit. The unit is not working properly and is in need of cleaning.
  • 0830 - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed food in the refrigeration unit was not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 0840 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The commercially processed ready-to-eat (RTE) can goods were not discarded by the ""consume by"" date.
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the foil and plastic is not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable. Please remove.
  • 1180 - The food temperature measuring device (degrees F) is not accurate.
  • 1570 - Water observed pooled at the bottom of the reach in cooler. The air conditioner is not in use. It is taped and boarded up.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: the slicer, the can opener, and the three compartment sink joints (molded).
  • 1800 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat The plastic storage drawers have accumulations of grime and debris and can no longer be cleaned properly. The interior of the reach in cooler (Large unit) is in need of cleaning. The vent cover is missing in one storage area. The area is dusty. Clean and replace the vent cover.
  • 2000 - Clean bowls were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward. Debris observed in the bowls.
  • 2890 - Light bulb at the slicer not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3170 - Repeat The ceiling tiles through out are in poor condition.
  • 3180 - Dust observed on vents, on the ceiling fan and on the wall structure at the bar. The floor in one of the storage closets is in need of cleaning. Thee is an odor. The grease trap may be in need of cleaning.
  • 3350 - Corrected During Inspection Unnecessary poisonous or toxic materials found in the food establishment.
March 06, 2009Routine314Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Raw foods of animal origin stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Cold cuts and cheese cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1060 - The nonfood contact surface of the foil observed under the stove is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
  • 1570 - Unused or non-functioning equipment not removed from the premises.
  • 1570 - The prep unit was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. It is holding @ 54 degrees.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: interior of the microwave, the small reach in unit at the bar, the toaster, and the can opener, .
  • 1770 A - Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: the bowls under the stove.
  • 1800 - Remove the crates used for storage. They are not cleanable and have heavy accumulation of debris.
  • 3020 - Repeat Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory at the bar.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory at the bat
  • 3045 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 3170 - The ceiling tiles and the light fixtures is not maintained in good repair, with cracks and holes observed.
November 25, 2008Routine--Details / Comments
1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Food holding bins in sandwich/prep. unit and deep freezers.February 12, 2008Routine10Details / Comments
  • 1320 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the white upright freezers and refrigerator.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 2720 - Corrected During Inspection Dumpster or outside refuse container was open or uncovered (side door opened).
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents (opening/gap at bottom of grey metal back door).
  • 3020 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory behind the bar.
  • 3045 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible (behind bar).
February 05, 2007Other07Details / Comments
  • 0530 - Corrected During Inspection Packaged food stored in direct contact with ice.
  • 1320 - Corrected During Inspection There was no temperature measuring device located in the refrigeration unit.
August 29, 2006Routine02Details / Comments
0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.May 24, 2006Routine01Details / Comments
1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Deep Freezers.December 06, 2005Routine10Details / Comments
  • 1770 A - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Interior surface of deep freezer.
  • 3360 - Critical The pest control fly strip hanging near the food prep. counter in the kitchen is being used in a manner that does not prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
August 04, 2005Routine20Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Critical Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit.
  • 0820 - Critical Spaghetti sauce with ground beef hot holding at improper temperature of 96.8 degrees farenheit.
  • 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: microwave oven, "Imperial" deep freezer, ice machine.
May 04, 2005Routine30Details / Comments
1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: prep. counter near slicer.January 24, 2005Routine10Details / Comments
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Microwave oven.
  • 2700 - The dumpster has a broken lid.
  • 3080 - Less than 20 foot candles of light was noted in the deep freezer.
October 18, 2004Routine12Details / Comments
  • 2310 - Critical Slicer broken down for cleaning, sitting in employee handwash sink.
  • 1750 - Single-service styrofoam cup and plastic zip lock back noted in dish drain. Items had been washed for re-use.
  • 2350 - Critical Faucet at three compartment sink has a constant drip.
  • 1770 A - Critical Door gasket for deep freezers need to be cleaned.
  • 1570 - Interior surface of chest-type deep freezer is in bad repair (door).
  • 1770 B - Interior surface of "Kenmore" Deep Freezer needs to be cleaned.
June 14, 2004Routine33Details / Comments
  • 3170 - Vent in one women restroom not working. Operator states that he will fix fan today.
  • 3180 - Fan grill is dirty.
March 19, 2004Complaint02Details / Comments
  • 1770 - Interior surface of ice machine needs to be cleaned.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths not stored in sanitzing solution.
February 11, 2004Routine02Details / Comments
  • 3180 - Storage room floor needs to be cleaned, beverage mix syrup noted on floor.
  • 2740 - Dumpster area needs to be cleaned.
November 10, 2003Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1770 - Microwave oven needs to be cleaned. Deep Freezers need thermometers.
  • 2720 - Dumpster lid is open.
  • 1320 - Two deep freezers need thermometers.
July 23, 2003Routine03Details / Comments
  • 1780 - Critical Repeat Slicer needs to be cleaned.
  • 3170 - Replace damaged ceiling tiles and clean the other tiles already in place.
  • 2790 - Replace damaged ceiling tiles and clean the other tiles already in place.
April 08, 2003Follow-up12Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 08, 2003Follow-up00-
  • 1800 - Paper towel dispenser at hand sink is dirty.Exterior surface of oven and handle dirty.
  • 1580 - Cutting board is not smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 1780 - Critical Food prep counter is dirty. Corrected during inspection.Microwave oven is dirty.Interior surface of refrigerator units and freezer need to be cleaned.Interior surface of ice machine hs major mold growth occuring.
  • 0470 - Raw meat (groung beef) stored above cooked and/or ready to eat food items that do not require further cooking.
  • 0260 - Critical Ice has been cross-contaminated, discard ice immediately. Wash, rinse, and sanitize the ice machine.
April 04, 2003Routine23Details / Comments

July 31, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The storage room was clean and organized, the bath rooms were in good condition, and fully stocked. All violations were discussed and corrected during the time of inspection. Thank You

April 10, 2009 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
The facility has been painted; new ceiling tiles have been installed; new containers and hand washing signs were observed;The equipment is clean, and the AC has been removed. The facility looks good. Thank You.

March 06, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
The above violations were discussed and or corrected during the inspection. There will be a follow-up inspection. Thank you.

November 25, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All violations were discussed or corrected during the inspection. Thank You.

February 12, 2008 (Routine)


Violation: 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Food holding bins in sandwich/prep. unit and deep freezers.
Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.

February 05, 2007 (Other)


Violations: Comments:
Permit issued. Verified food handlers cards.

August 29, 2006 (Routine)


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May 24, 2006 (Routine)


Violation: 0610 - Corrected During Inspection Food 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.

December 06, 2005 (Routine)


Violation: 1770 A - Critical Repeat The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: Deep Freezers.
Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.

August 04, 2005 (Routine)


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May 04, 2005 (Routine)


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January 24, 2005 (Routine)


Violation: 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: prep. counter near slicer.
Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.

October 18, 2004 (Routine)


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June 14, 2004 (Routine)


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March 19, 2004 (Complaint)


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February 11, 2004 (Routine)


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November 10, 2003 (Routine)


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July 23, 2003 (Routine)


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April 08, 2003 (Follow-up)


Violations: Comments:
Previous violations corrected.

April 04, 2003 (Routine)


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