Valentino's Pizza, 223 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 - Carry Out Food Service Only inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Valentino's Pizza
Address: 223 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Type: Carry Out Food Service Only
Phone: 804 519-0494
Total inspections: 7
Last inspection: 08/31/2015

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Inspection findings

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  • Critical: Food - Packaged and Unpackaged - Separation, Packaging, and Segregation* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Observed uncovered sugar, salt, and other food items stored in the dry storage area.
    Correction: Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site) (repeated violation)
    Observation: Observed ham and tzatziki sauce cold holding at improper temperatures in the basement reach in cooler.
    Correction: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold holding are maintained at 41°F or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Handwashing Signage/Handwashing Facilities (corrected on site)
    Observation: A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees.
    Correction: Provide a sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands at all handwashing lavatories used by food employees.
  • Pests - Controlling Pests*
    Observation: Harborage conditions exist. Extremely cluttered and dirty in basement.
    Correction: Eliminate harborage conditions. Insects and other pests are capable of transmitting disease to man by contaminating food and food-contact surfaces.
08/31/2015Risk Factor
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Hot Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Observed cheese pizza hot holding at improper temperatures in the hot box.
    Correction: Hot hold potentially hazardous food at 135°F or above to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Person in charge agreed to use a time as a public health control plan for pizza from now on to maintain quality.
  • Critical: Food - Potentially Hazardous Food - Cold Holding* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Observed turkey and shredded cheese cold holding at improper temperatures in the downstairs 1-door reach in (#5).
    Correction: Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41°F or below.
  • Equipment - Good Repair and Proper Adjustment (repeated violation)
    Observation: The door gasket to the downstairs freezer is in poor repair.
    Correction: Repair or replace the door gasket in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils* (corrected on site)
    Observation: The food-contact surfaces of the meat slicer were observed soiled with remnants of old meat.
    Correction: Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • Physical Facilities in Good Repair
    Observation: Observed broken step leading to downstairs storage area.
    Correction: Repair broken step. Maintain physical facilities in good repair. Poor repair and maintenance compromises the functionality of the physical facilities.
03/30/2015Routine
Inspector suggested screening and or A/C instead of propping open the door.
  • Critical: Pests-Controlling Pests* (corrected on site)
    Observation: Observed methods are not being used to control pests. (rear door was propped open and several flies were observed in the facility BUT not on any foods.)
    Correction: The presence of insects, rodents, and other pests shall be controlled to minimize their presence on the premises by using methods such as trapping devices or other methods as required. Owner closed the door and turned on the A/C
09/18/2014Risk Factor
Inspection for the Health Permit renewal. Permit was revalidated.
  • Equipment - Good Repair and Proper Adjustment (repeated violation)
    Observation: The 3 Pepsi coolers
    Correction: the dry storage walk-in door handle
  • Critical: Equipment - Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils (corrected on site)
    Observation: Food contact surfaces of the food slicer used to prepare/store potentially hazardous food items were observed soiled with accumulations of food residues.
    Correction: Clean food-contact surfaces of food slicer no less than every 4 hours to prevent the growth microorganisms on those surfaces.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the following items have accumulations of grime and debris:
    - sides of fryers
    -insides of the 2 upright freezers (dirty hand prints)
    -yellow food container lids (shelf at 3 compartment sink)

    Correction: Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • Physical Facilities in Good Repair
    Observation: Light bulbs in the hood are burned out
    Correction: wood stand under the pizza warmer (wood needs to be painted)
03/18/2014Routine
Non risk factors were discussed so that these items can be worked on before the time for the Health Permit renewal inspection. Lots of improvement in basic sanitation since the last inspection.
  • Hand Drying Provision (corrected on site)
    Observation: No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the employees rest room downstairs.
    Correction: Hand drying devices such as individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or heated air hand drying device must be provided at all hand washing lavatories to encourage proper hand washing and avoid employees to drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials
10/10/2013Risk Factor
Complaint was not found to be justified at this routine inspection.
No violation noted during this evaluation.
02/21/2013Complaint
Inspection for the Health Permit renewal.
  • Temperature - Food Temperature Measuring Devices - Provided
    Observation: The person in charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
    Correction: Obtain at least one food temperature measuring device so employees can properly monitor the temperature of food items in the establishment.
  • Equipment - Good Repair and Proper Adjustment
    Observation: The walk-in door handle and the front Pepsi Cooler door handle are broken and were observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
    Correction: Repair the handles to restore a state of condition that allows for proper operation, accuracy, functioning, maintenance, and cleanability per Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter. If unable to repair the handles, replace it with one that meets the specifications of Part IV, Article 1 and 2 of this chapter.
  • Non-Food Contact Surfaces
    Observation: The nonfood contact surface of the following items have accumulations of grime and debris:
    -glass doors of tall the coolers and the rear entrance door
    -shelving inside the Coke cooler
    -shelving under the pizza trays
    -shelving (ledge) for the sandwich bar carry out items
    - meat slicer on/off switch area and around the bottom

    Correction: Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • Physical Facilities in Good Repair
    Observation: Restroom ceiling
    Correction: parts of the basement ceiling
  • Physical Facilities - Cleaning Frequency and Restrictions
    Observation: Floors under equipment (pizza oven
    Correction: upright freezers
02/21/2013Routine

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