Vincent Seafood, 5828 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: Vincent Seafood
Address: 5828 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Virginia
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: Aug 27, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 1770 C - Repeat Counters and floors in need of cleaning.
  • 3300 - Unnecessary and/or unused items and equipment in facility.
August 27, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Repeat Flour, bread mixes and spices were found uncovered and at risk to possible contamination.
  • 1570 - Repeat Found the following: (1)The door gasket for the W-in Cooler was damaged; and (2) There were equipment that were not in use or not working that should be removed from the premises.
  • 3080 - Repeat No light was found inside W-in Freezer.
  • 3180 - Repeat The W-in Freezer was in need of defrosting as there were build-ups of ice inside of the unit.
October 30, 2008Follow-up04Details / Comments
  • 0470 A 4 - Critical Observed flour, breaded mixes and spices stored without being in covered containers or wrapped to prevent contamination.
  • 1570 - Repeat Found equipment not workable/not functionable.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Found the following equipment/surfaces covered with grime and dirt and in need of cleaning: (1) the Shelving cart; (2) reach-in raw fish display unit; (3) the counter top; and (4) sinks.
  • 2740 - Repeat Found lots of items/boxes in an outside near back door that could attract rodents to the area.
  • 3080 - There was no light inside the W-in Freezer.
  • 3170 - The exterior wall of the W-in cooler was damaged and in need of repair.
  • 3180 - Repeat Found the following areas that require cleaning: (1) The W-in Freezer had a large build-up of ice and required defrosting/cleaning; and (20 the flooring throughout the premises especially under equipment was soiled and required cleaning.
October 23, 2008Follow-up16Details / Comments
  • 0070 - Repeat Found baby walker inside kitchen area.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Found cooked crab inside W-in cooler @ 44 F.
  • 1570 - Found equipment not workable/not functionable.
  • 1770 C - Found the following equipment/surfaces covered with grime and dirt and in need of cleaning: (1) the Shelving cart; (2) reach-in raw fish display unit; (3) the counter top; and (4) sinks.
  • 2740 - Found lots of items/boxes in an outside near back door that could attract rodents to the area.
  • 3180 - Found the following areas that require cleaning: (1) The W-in Freezer had a large build-up of ice and required defrosting/cleaning; and (20 the flooring throughout the premises especially under equipment was soiled and required cleaning.
September 22, 2008Routine15Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 27, 2008Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0070 - Unauthorized personnel in kitchen/preparation area: Upon arrival, observed an infant child inside a walker on the flooor infront of the stove area.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the all the food equipment to include refrigerator shelves, cabinets, prep tables, sinks, etc. in the kitchen have accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3300 - Excessive amount of children's supplies of milk bottles, pacifer, toys, etc. stored amongst the food and food equipment in the kitchen and unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
May 19, 2008Routine03Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. October 18, 2007Routine00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. January 08, 2007Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: all refrigerator shelves and freezer shelves.
  • 2890 - Two light bulbs in the seafood display case was not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing sink in the kitchen.
  • 3240 - Handwashing sink is unclean and not maintained
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment on shelf above the prep table.
  • 3330 - Critical Working container of detergent is not properly labeled.
  • 3340 - Critical Container of window cleaner stored beside bottle of vegetable oil and is not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
January 04, 2007Routine34Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. June 29, 2006Critical Procedures00Details / Comments
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the walk in freezer requires defrosting is not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerator shelves have accumulations of grime and debris.
February 13, 2006Routine02Details / Comments
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recyclables has no drain plug. Observed that plug had snapped off during dumping operations
  • 2740 - Observed the remains of two junked and stripped cars + litter in the confines of the fenced area behind this establishment.
June 24, 2005Routine02Details / Comments
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the WI Freezer is damaged.
  • 1750 - Corrected During Inspection Observed that a clean stack of cole slaw and potato salad containers were stored on rear table
  • 3080 - Observed that the light inside the WI Freezer had burned out.
  • 3180 - Observed that the inside of the WI Freezer had an accumulation of debris from opened cases of food products. Strapping material was observed piled up inside the door opening.
February 14, 2005Routine--Details / Comments
  • 2730 - Repeat The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
  • 3180 - Repeat Observed a build-up of debris, dirt, grease around equipment legs to deep fryers and upright freezer in the cooking area.
October 05, 2004Routine02Details / Comments
  • 0820 - Critical Potentially hazardous food in the RI Chill next to the deep fryers was observed to cold holding at improper temperatures. 52.9F
  • 3300 - Observed old crab pots with weeds growing on them, fish boxes stacked up, and other unused material creating a nuisance in rear fenced yard area.
  • 3180 - Repeat Flattened cardboard boxes are being used to stand on in this establishment. Also the floor is badly soiled around equipment legs in food preparation area.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the end of the fish display unit is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: door facings of all RI and WI Units..
June 23, 2004Routine23Details / Comments
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
  • 3180 - The floor around the cooking equipment is in need of cleaning.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the food service entrance door is being used for purposes other than washing hands. Currently being used as a drain to pump out the fish display box in customer service area.
February 02, 2004Routine03Details / Comments
  • 0550 - Ice scoop resting on top of ice macnhine-ice machine surface needs tgo be cleaned-very dusty.
  • 3180 - Floor underneath shelves throughout facility is in need of cleaning.
October 15, 2003Other02Details / Comments
  • 1800 - The seals of the reach-in unit (below the glass display case) have large accumulation of debris/mildew. Outer surface of the microwave has a coating of food debris.Inner surface of the refrigerator has large food particles and stickiness from spills.
  • 3180 - Floor of walk-in refrigeration unit is in need of cleaning.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigeration units.
September 04, 2003Routine12Details / Comments
  • 3080 - Light bulb burned out in the walk-in unit. Currently no light at atll.Light bulb burned out in the hood area.
  • 3030 - There are no papertowels in the restroom.
April 08, 2003Routine02Details / Comments

August 27, 2009 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 C - Repeat Counters and floors in need of cleaning.
    Clean counters and floors as often as necessary to prevent accumulation of dirt/debris.
  • 3300 - Unnecessary and/or unused items and equipment in facility.
    Remove unused items and equipment from facility to prevent pest harborage.
Comments:
Exterior of facility and dumpster area is clean and orderly.

October 30, 2008 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0470 A 4 - Repeat Flour, bread mixes and spices were found uncovered and at risk to possible contamination.
    Store foods in covered up containers.
  • 1570 - Repeat Found the following: (1)The door gasket for the W-in Cooler was damaged; and (2) There were equipment that were not in use or not working that should be removed from the premises.
    Repair/replace door gasket of the W-ion Cooler and remove equipment that are broken or are not usable from the premises.
  • 3080 - Repeat No light was found inside W-in Freezer.
    Provide light inside W-in freezer at least 10 foot candles.
  • 3180 - Repeat The W-in Freezer was in need of defrosting as there were build-ups of ice inside of the unit.
    Clean W-in Freezer free of ice build-up.
Comments:
Found the following: (1) The cleaning of floors, equipment and non-food contact surfaces was much improved; (2) The walls , flooring and ceiling of the W-in cooler were cleaned;(3) Some unused equipment were found removed from the premises; (4) The damaged exterior wall of the W-in cooler was found repaired to some extent; (5) The washroom fixtures and electrical wall receptacle were found cleaned; (6) There was still no light inside the W-in freezer and the ice build-up was still evident; and (7) there was no clutter of boxes ouside of the premises near to the back door.
Food Permit was issued with the understanding that an upkeep of the facility must be maintained on a frequent basis.

October 23, 2008 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • 0470 A 4 - Critical Observed flour, breaded mixes and spices stored without being in covered containers or wrapped to prevent contamination.
    Store food in, covered containers, or wrappings.
  • 1570 - Repeat Found equipment not workable/not functionable.
    Remove equipment from premises that are not being used.
  • 1770 C - Repeat Found the following equipment/surfaces covered with grime and dirt and in need of cleaning: (1) the Shelving cart; (2) reach-in raw fish display unit; (3) the counter top; and (4) sinks.
    Clean all soiled equipment and storage units.
  • 2740 - Repeat Found lots of items/boxes in an outside near back door that could attract rodents to the area.
    Remove items/boxes from back door to avoid rodent harborage conditions.
  • 3080 - There was no light inside the W-in Freezer.
    Provide adequate lighting (at least 10 foot-candles) inside the W-in Freezer.
  • 3170 - The exterior wall of the W-in cooler was damaged and in need of repair.
    Repair damaged exterior wall of W-in cooler.
  • 3180 - Repeat Found the following areas that require cleaning: (1) The W-in Freezer had a large build-up of ice and required defrosting/cleaning; and (20 the flooring throughout the premises especially under equipment was soiled and required cleaning.
    Clean both the flooring throughout the premises and the inside of the W-in Freezer.
Comments:
No Food Permit was issued today. To return by October 31, 2008 for a follow-up inspection.

September 22, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0070 - Repeat Found baby walker inside kitchen area.
    Children should not be allowed in the food preparation area.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Found cooked crab inside W-in cooler @ 44 F.
    Lower temperature of W-in cooler so that held foods (crabs) can be held at 41 F or lower.
  • 1570 - Found equipment not workable/not functionable.
    Remove equipment from premises that are not being used.
  • 1770 C - Found the following equipment/surfaces covered with grime and dirt and in need of cleaning: (1) the Shelving cart; (2) reach-in raw fish display unit; (3) the counter top; and (4) sinks.
    Clean all soiled equipment and storage units.
  • 2740 - Found lots of items/boxes in an outside near back door that could attract rodents to the area.
    Remove items/boxes from back door to avoid rodent harborage conditions.
  • 3180 - Found the following areas that require cleaning: (1) The W-in Freezer had a large build-up of ice and required defrosting/cleaning; and (20 the flooring throughout the premises especially under equipment was soiled and required cleaning.
    Clean both the flooring throughout the premises and the inside of the W-in Freezer.
Comments:
No Food Permit was issued today. The operator is to call this office when the above deficiencies are corrected.

June 27, 2008 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Rear of building was observed with overgrown grass, several 5 gallon empty containers, and loose litter, which requires removal to eliminate rodent harborages.

May 19, 2008 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0070 - Unauthorized personnel in kitchen/preparation area: Upon arrival, observed an infant child inside a walker on the flooor infront of the stove area.
    Keep children out of the food preparation area which may cause injury, and contamination throughout the food and food equipment.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the all the food equipment to include refrigerator shelves, cabinets, prep tables, sinks, etc. in the kitchen have accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
  • 3300 - Excessive amount of children's supplies of milk bottles, pacifer, toys, etc. stored amongst the food and food equipment in the kitchen and unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
    Remove all unnecessary items from the facility. The presence of unnecessary articles, including equipment which is no longer used, makes regular and effective cleaning more difficult and less likely. It can also provide harborage for insects and rodents.
Comments:
Update information issued.

October 18, 2007 (Routine)

Comments:
Follow up inspection conducted this day. All items from previous inspection satisfactorily abated. 2008 permit issued.

January 08, 2007 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Follow up inspection conducted. All items from previous inspection corrected. 2007 permit issued.

January 04, 2007 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: all refrigerator shelves and freezer shelves.
    Clean and sanitize these surfaces for food contact.
  • 2890 - Two light bulbs in the seafood display case was not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
    Shield or replace light bulbs with a coated or shatter-resistant bulb.
  • 3030 - No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing sink in the kitchen.
    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
  • 3240 - Handwashing sink is unclean and not maintained
    Keep handwashing facilities clean and maintained to encourage proper handwashing.
  • 3300 - Facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment on shelf above the prep table.
    Remove all unnecessary items from the facility. The presence of unnecessary articles, including equipment which is no longer used, makes regular and effective cleaning more difficult and less likely. It can also provide harborage for insects and rodents.
  • 3330 - Critical Working container of detergent is not properly labeled.
    Working containers of toxic items are to be properly labeled with contents. Identification of these containers with the common name of the material helps prevent the dangerous misuse of the contents.
  • 3340 - Critical Container of window cleaner stored beside bottle of vegetable oil and is not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
    The container of window cleaner must be located in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.

June 29, 2006 (Critical Procedures)

Comments:
Handwashing: Owner described the correct procedures for handwashing. Food Temperatures: Owner was knowledgeable of the safe and proper food temperatures. No critical hazards observed.

February 13, 2006 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1150 - The nonfood contact surface of the walk in freezer requires defrosting is not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
    Alter or replace this item to provide a surface that is free of unnecessary ledges, projections, and crevices.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerator shelves have accumulations of grime and debris.
    Clean the surface at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues that become encrusted or attract insects and rodents.
Comments:
Sanitizer and test strips available. 2007 prmit issued.

June 24, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recyclables has no drain plug. Observed that plug had snapped off during dumping operations
    Replace the drain plug to the refuse container.
  • 2740 - Observed the remains of two junked and stripped cars + litter in the confines of the fenced area behind this establishment.
    Remove as soon as possible to prevent any possibility of rodent harborage and infestation.

February 14, 2005 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the WI Freezer is damaged.
    Repair or replace the WI Freezer door gasket in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • 1750 - Corrected During Inspection Observed that a clean stack of cole slaw and potato salad containers were stored on rear table
    Do not reuse these for food use.....recycle them.
  • 3080 - Observed that the light inside the WI Freezer had burned out.
    .Replace light bulb to freezer.
  • 3180 - Observed that the inside of the WI Freezer had an accumulation of debris from opened cases of food products. Strapping material was observed piled up inside the door opening.
    Clean inside the freezer as directed..

October 05, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2730 - Repeat The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
    Replace the drain plug to the refuse container.
  • 3180 - Repeat Observed a build-up of debris, dirt, grease around equipment legs to deep fryers and upright freezer in the cooking area.
    Scrape up excess grime and clean this area on a scheduled basis..
Comments:
2005 permit issued. Improvement seen since last inspection.

June 23, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 0820 - Critical Potentially hazardous food in the RI Chill next to the deep fryers was observed to cold holding at improper temperatures. 52.9F
    Relocate food to a refrigeration unit that is capable of maintaining food storage at 41F (45F) or below. {Corrected on the spot}
  • 3300 - Observed old crab pots with weeds growing on them, fish boxes stacked up, and other unused material creating a nuisance in rear fenced yard area.
    Remove from premises so as not to attract vermin/rats.
  • 3180 - Repeat Flattened cardboard boxes are being used to stand on in this establishment. Also the floor is badly soiled around equipment legs in food preparation area.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 2310 - Critical The handwashing facility located at the end of the fish display unit is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
    Access to the handwashing facility identified above is to be available during all hours of operation. Remove the drain hose preventing its use.
  • 1770 C - Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: door facings of all RI and WI Units..
    Maintain nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment clean.

February 02, 2004 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recycbles has no drain plug.
    Replace the drain plug to the refuse container.
  • 3180 - The floor around the cooking equipment is in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Cleaning of the physical facilities is an important measure in ensuring the protection and sanitary preparation of food. A regular cleaning schedule should be established and followed to maintain the facility in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • 2310 B - The handwash station at the food service entrance door is being used for purposes other than washing hands. Currently being used as a drain to pump out the fish display box in customer service area.
    The handwash facility identified above is to be used for washing hands only. Provide access to this hand sink.

October 15, 2003 (Other)



Violations:
  • 0550 - Ice scoop resting on top of ice macnhine-ice machine surface needs tgo be cleaned-very dusty.
    Clean this surface regularly to prevent contamination of ice.
  • 3180 - Floor underneath shelves throughout facility is in need of cleaning.
    Clean floor regularly.
Comments:
Change of owner inspection-permit application has been received. Approved to change owner, permit to be delivered next week. Be sure to take food managers course next month-will bring information regarding class.

September 04, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 1800 - The seals of the reach-in unit (below the glass display case) have large accumulation of debris/mildew. Outer surface of the microwave has a coating of food debris.Inner surface of the refrigerator has large food particles and stickiness from spills.
    Clean these surfaces regularly.
  • 3180 - Floor of walk-in refrigeration unit is in need of cleaning.
    All floors, walls, and ceilings must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.
  • 0470 - Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the reach-in refrigeration units.
    Protect food from cross contamination by storing food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.

April 08, 2003 (Routine)



Violations:
  • 3080 - Light bulb burned out in the walk-in unit. Currently no light at atll.Light bulb burned out in the hood area.
    Provide at least 10 foot candles at a distance of 30 inches from the floor in the walk-in refrigeration units and dry storage areas and in other areas and rooms during periods of cleaning.
  • 3030 - There are no papertowels in the restroom.
    Provide papertowels for proper hand-drying.

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