Valentino's Pizza, 223 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Valentino's Pizza
Address: 223 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia
Phone: (804) 377-3333 / 2775-2020
Total inspections: 6
Last inspection: Jul 1, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Sauce, cheese, sausage, sliced tomatoes, and chopped lettuce cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 0830 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken in the refrigeration unit is not properly dated for disposition.
  • 3270 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Premises are not being routinely inspected for evidence of pests (Rodent/insect droppings observed throughout, the facility.
July 01, 2009Critical Procedures30Details / Comments
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor. (cases of soda). Budget to replace by 30 June 2010)
  • 1190 - Refrigerator thermometors are not found in all refigerators / freezers.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the hood light globes and the upper pipes have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2930 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
March 27, 2009Routine06Details / Comments
  • 0820 A 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Garlic spread was not being refrigerated but rather was sitting at room temperature. Container states that this product is to be refrigerated.
  • 1800 - Repeat The nonfood contact surface of the following items have accumulations of grime and debris:-insides of refrigeration / freezer units-shelving-prep table-fronts of equipment
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the upper prep area and in the lower warewash area were not accessible for proper handwashing. and they are not supplied with either soap or towels, thus preventing handwashing.
  • 3170 - Repeat The tube light at the triple sink in the lower area is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat Walls / floors throughout the facility are in need of cleaning, especially behind and under equipment.
  • 3270 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Methods are not being used to control pests
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
January 08, 2009Routine34Details / Comments
1190 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat There was no refrigerator thermometor in the pizza prep / deli top refrigeration unit. (Having this thermometor before this inspection would have help you to realize that the pizza prep / deli refrigerator was not cooling properly).August 28, 2008Follow-up01Details / Comments
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical The pizza prep deli-top refrigerator is not maintaining foods at 41 degrees and below and is cold holding at improper temperatures. (the thermostat was readjusted and the air was cooling before the inspection was completed.)
  • 0960 1 - Critical The food contact surface of the metal #10 cans holding the marinara sauce and the chile is not safe. (once opened, put the contents of #10 cans into approved food service containers) Also, leaving the open metal lid attached to the #10 can is a dangerous practice)
  • 1190 - Corrected During Inspection There was no refrigerator thermometor in the pizza prep / deli top refrigeration unit. (Having this thermometor before this inspection would have help you to realize that the pizza prep / deli refrigerator was not cooling properly).
  • 1780 - Critical Equipment food contact surfaces/utensils were not observed cleaned before each use with a different type of food(wooden rolling pin is soiled and is sitting on a soiled surface when not being used and the sandwich / cutting knives are left sitting out soiled). Use a container of sanitized water to hold cutting knives in between WASH / RINSE / SANITIZE.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the following items have accumulations of grime and debris:-inside of all refrigeration and freezing equipment-the sides of all cooking equipment-shelves and ledges throughout the facility.
  • 3030 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the restroom or the kitchen.
  • 3170 - The new tube light that was installed in the lower area at the triple sink has a burned out bulb and needs to be repaired and is not maintained in good repair
  • 3180 - Repeat The floors in the lower area and in the upper food preparation and production areas need to be cleaned BEFORE having the certified pest control officer come into the facility
  • 3270 - Critical Methods are not being used to control pests. Facility is not making use of the services of a certified pest control operator (CPO). The food service operator's efforts for contolling pests is not working. (to be corrected by 8/28/2008 with proof of service receipt)
August 07, 2008Routine45Details / Comments
  • 0050 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The person in charge was not available at the time of inspection. (corrected by the owner).
  • 0060 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The person in charge failed to describe the relationship between the prevention of foodborne disease and employees personal hygiene. (this was corrected when the owner returned to the facility).
  • 0610 - Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6" above the floor.
  • 1510 - The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
  • 1720 - A sanitizer test kit is not being used to ensure the chemical sanitizing solution(s) are at the proper concentration.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the following items have accumulations of grime and debris:-hood light globes-pizza screens-pizza oven
  • 2830 - Floor and wall juncture in not sealed. (cove molding is not tight fitting throughout the facility in certain locations.)
  • 3180 - Floor corners noted in need of cleaning.
March 17, 2008Routine26Details / Comments

July 01, 2009 (Critical Procedures)


Violations:

March 27, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Inspection to renew the health permit. Permit was revalidated at the facility.

January 08, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Also, because of a complaint, the owner / manager was asked to purchase aprons for the employees since there are no uniforms issued here. The complaint concerned the appearance of employees working at this facility.

August 28, 2008 (Follow-up)


Violation: 1190 - Corrected During Inspection Repeat There was no refrigerator thermometor in the pizza prep / deli top refrigeration unit. (Having this thermometor before this inspection would have help you to realize that the pizza prep / deli refrigerator was not cooling properly).
Provide a temperature measuring device that is easily readable and accurate to +/-1.5 degrees Celsius in the intended range of use.
Comments:
Proof of pest control management received 9/17/2008.

August 07, 2008 (Routine)


Violations:

March 17, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Inspection for chang eof hands. Employee Health Awareness Policy; Consumer Advisary; other food code updates were reviewed with the owner.

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