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)


March 20, 2009 (Risk Factor Assessment)

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)


May 08, 2008 (Critical Procedures)


September 18, 2007 (Routine)


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)

No violations.

November 13, 2006 (Routine)

Violations: Comments:
Good glove use.

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