Vancostas, 3830 Kecoughtan Rd., Hampton, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Vancostas
Address: 3830 Kecoughtan Rd., Hampton, Virginia
Total inspections: 4
Last inspection: Oct 19, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

  • 0070 - CFM not posted in public view
  • 1370 - Corrected During Inspection The alarm indicating the level of the sanitizer is not working.
  • 1570 - Repeat >>Gaskets torn on several refrigeration and freezer units.>>Dials missing on front of oven.>>Shelving in dry storage by door is rusted.
  • 1800 - Repeat >>Shelving over 3-vat that holds clean dishes is dirty.>>Stove and oven are in need of cleaning.>>Thermometer in the pizza prep was observed dirty.
  • 1960 - Repeat Dishes and glasses observed stacked after sanitizing.
  • 2930 - Holes are present in screen door on the back door.
  • 3080 - Lights out in main kitchen and several refrigeration units.
  • 3170 - Tile is missing under the ice machine.
  • 3180 - The following area needs to be clean;>>Clean behind the grill.>>Clean under the grill>>Clean behind and under the pizza prep unit.>>Wall behind the dishmachine observed dirty.
  • 3200 - Intake and exhaust air ducts are not being cleaned
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
October 19, 2009Routine011Details / Comments
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) lemons with their bare hands.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Repeat The following food was cold holding improperly:-Ham 51*-Meatballs 50*-Sliced tomatoes 56*- Sliced tomatoes in produce ref 60*
  • 0830 - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed Ham, Salami, Turkey, Bologna, Sliced tomatoes in the walk in, sandwich prep, and two door display refrigeration units were not properly dated for disposition after opening.
  • 1570 - The following equipment is in poor repair:-pizza prep door gasket is torn-top line on sandwich prep unit was not holding at proper temperatures- walk in shelves are rusting
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board along the sandwich prep refrigerator is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat Chlorine concentration at the dish machine was measured at 0 ppm.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat The concentration of the sanitizer in the 3 compartment sink was at least 200 ppm.
  • 1790 - Corrected During Inspection The cavity of the microwave oven is observed soiled.
  • 1800 - Repeat The following non-food contact surfaces need cleaing:-bottom of the counter for the microwaves-Fryer cabinet-Stove drip tray-Interior of meat slicer
  • 2310 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Observed a diry food container being stored in the hand sink.
  • 3080 - The hood lights were not turned on while the equipment was in use.
  • 3180 - The floor under the 2 door freezer across from the stove needs cleaning.
July 27, 2009Routine56Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical An employee was drinking from an uncovered container in the food preparation area.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloth bucket was stored on the floor.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical The following foods were cold holding at improper temperatures on the top line of the sandwich make table:-sliced tomatoes 53*-Ham 54*-Salami 52*-Bologna 50*
  • 1530 - There is no properly working test kit provided in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 1570 - The following equipment was in poor repair:-The two door freezer gasket is torn.- Racks in the sandwich prep lower refrigerator are rusting.
  • 1580 - The cutting board along the sandwich make table is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1700 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution exceeded 200 ppm.
  • 1770 B - There is a build up of mold on the ice machine.
  • 1800 - The following non-food contact surfaces need cleaning:-Fryer cabinet-Telephone
  • 1960 - Metal containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 2830 - Repeat Floor and wall juncture under the dish rack is not sealed.
  • 2890 - Light bulb in the two door refrigerator is not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant.
  • 3180 - The following physical facilities need cleaning:-floor below the dish rack-Floor under the sandwich prep unit.
April 09, 2009Routine310Details / Comments
  • 1100 - mixer bowl crimped/rusty
  • 1320 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the 2 door upright refrigerator
  • 1730 - Handles melted 1/4 units pasta and vegitable
  • 2830 - Floor wall juncture from dish machine scrap sink around corner and behind clean equipment shelving to grease trap and under 3 compartment sink not sealed
  • 3080 - Freezer light out in 2 door upright
  • 3170 - Door frame not sealed where bulk Schreiber spires located rear storeroom
  • 3180 - Vent panels exterior of building dirty(back wall and panel boxes)
  • 3180 - Wall dirty behind scrap sink dish machine
March 04, 2009Routine07Details / Comments

October 19, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All temperatures are internal temperatures unless otherwise noted.

July 27, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All food temperatures are internal.

April 09, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
All food temperatures are internal.
2009 Permit issued.
Report was not given at the time of inspection due to time constraints.

March 04, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Substantial improvements made in general condition and cleaning since last routine inspection.
Current CFM certificate has expired more than 6 months. We will not renew unless course retaken. Permit will not be issued unless a new CFM certificate or proof of enrollment in a class can be provided prior to 4/8/09.
Interim permit issued valid thru April 9, 2009
Walk in temperature and contents 41*F. Staff just arriving and has not been in and out of unit. Unit and contents already at maximum temperature and work day just beginning. Consider servicing unit or carefully monitor.
Advised cook on proper storage of product in 2 door upright cooler.

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