Tropical Smoothie Cafe' of Short Pump, Ste C101 - 11736 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Tropical Smoothie Cafe' of Short Pump
Address: Ste C101 - 11736 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia
Phone: (804) 360-3644
Total inspections: 8
Last inspection: Aug 17, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 1100 - Observed a cracked "ice bucket" with tape on top of the rear bulk ice machine.
  • 2640 - Observed the dumpster doors/lids are open.
August 17, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. March 20, 2009Risk Factor Assessment00Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Observed the peanut butter scooper atop the prep line table (covered with peanut butter).
  • 1960 - Observed lexan containers being stored on the rear rack that are "wet nested" (wet inside).
September 17, 2008Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0760 - Critical Observed the soup in the well registered 88 degrees (per owner it is taken from refrigeration unit then placed in well).
  • 0830 - Critical Observed some cups of southwestern rice/bean mixture with no date markings.
May 08, 2008Critical Procedures20Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Observed bottles of gatorade/box of syrup on flooring underneath storage shelving.
  • 1190 - Observed the lack of thermometer in the service areas reach-in unit.
  • 1530 - Observed the lack of a chemical test kit on site.
  • 2660 - Observed the lack of a covered trash can in the female restroom.
  • 3045 - Observed the lack of a handwashing sign in the male/female restrooms.
  • 3260 - Corrected During Inspection Observed purses on the rear storage shelvings.
September 18, 2007Routine06Details / Comments
0820 - Critical Pasteurized egg found at 45 degrees. Refrigerator was 50 degrees.June 19, 2007Critical Procedures10Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. December 15, 2006Routine00Details / Comments
  • 1580 - Found deep cuts in cutting board hanging at 3 compartment sink.
  • 1770 C - Found debris on the inside of the prep refrigeration units.
  • 3180 - Found food debris on the floor under prep units.
  • 3380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Found the sanitizer extremely strong (>200 ppm) in the spray bottle.
  • 3660 - Found establishment changed owners.
November 13, 2006Routine14Details / Comments

August 17, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1100 - Observed a cracked "ice bucket" with tape on top of the rear bulk ice machine.
    Do not use the ice bucket (cracked)/broken pieces of plastic may get in the ice.
  • 2640 - Observed the dumpster doors/lids are open.
    Keep the lids/doors closed.

March 20, 2009 (Risk Factor Assessment)

Comments:
No hot holding. Heated sandwiches are to order. Good date marking. Discussed employee health policy with PIC. She was aware of symptoms to stay home with. Discussed: labeling dry goods (turbirado sugar) and keeping it covered. Protect ice receptacle by turning upside down or covering with a lid. Cleaning and sanitizing of blenders. No critical violations observed today. 3 compartment sink was set up properly. Inspection took place just before opening. Most foods had been prepped for today.

September 17, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0550 - Observed the peanut butter scooper atop the prep line table (covered with peanut butter).
    Store scooper directly in food with the handle upward in a container of water 135 degrees or above/clean after usage.
  • 1960 - Observed lexan containers being stored on the rear rack that are "wet nested" (wet inside).
    Air dry/dry with a single use towel prior to storage.

May 08, 2008 (Critical Procedures)



Violations:
  • 0760 - Critical Observed the soup in the well registered 88 degrees (per owner it is taken from refrigeration unit then placed in well).
    Reheat foods to 165 degrees for at least 15 seconds within 2 hours.
  • 0830 - Critical Observed some cups of southwestern rice/bean mixture with no date markings.
    Supply date markings on all foods held for 24 hours or more.

September 18, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0610 - Observed bottles of gatorade/box of syrup on flooring underneath storage shelving.
    Store all foods at least 6" off of flooring.
  • 1190 - Observed the lack of thermometer in the service areas reach-in unit.
    Provide a thermometer in all refrigeration units, place near the front of unit, to enable it to be serviced/located at the warmest location of the unit.
  • 1530 - Observed the lack of a chemical test kit on site.
    Obtain/use the test kit.
  • 2660 - Observed the lack of a covered trash can in the female restroom.
    Provide a covered receptacle in the female restroom for feminine hygiene product disposal.
  • 3045 - Observed the lack of a handwashing sign in the male/female restrooms.
    Supply a handwashing sign at handsinks by foodservice personnel.
  • 3260 - Corrected During Inspection Observed purses on the rear storage shelvings.
    Store personal items separate from foods/food equipment.

June 19, 2007 (Critical Procedures)



Violation: 0820 - Critical Pasteurized egg found at 45 degrees. Refrigerator was 50 degrees.
Refrigerator knob turned to cooler.

December 15, 2006 (Routine)

Comments:
No violations.

November 13, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1580 - Found deep cuts in cutting board hanging at 3 compartment sink.
    Replace or resurface.
  • 1770 C - Found debris on the inside of the prep refrigeration units.
    Clean and sanitize.
  • 3180 - Found food debris on the floor under prep units.
    Clean.
  • 3380 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Found the sanitizer extremely strong (>200 ppm) in the spray bottle.
    Corrected by emptying bottle and using the automatic sanitizing dispenser which was dispensing correctly.
  • 3660 - Found establishment changed owners.
    Application must be filed and permit fee paid by 11/15/06.
Comments:
Good glove use.

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