West Cafeteria - NSU, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: West Cafeteria - NSU
Address: 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, Virginia
Total inspections: 15
Last inspection: Aug 25, 2009

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Inspection Date

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Details / Comments

  • 3-202.15 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service (dented cans in back storage area).
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the fryer units had accumulations of grime and debris.
August 25, 2009Routine11Details / Comments
  • 3-304.12 - In-use utensils improperly stored between use.
  • 4-501.11 - Vent hood filters was observed in a state of repair and condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris crumbs inside of refrigeration.
  • 7-201.11 - Critical Repeat Containers of cosmetics are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
January 13, 2009Routine13Details / Comments
  • 3-304.14 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-601.11 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: soda fountain nozzles
  • 5-202.13 - Critical The diameter of the air gap between the water supply inlet and the flood level rim of the dishwashing and prep sink is less than 1 inch.
  • 5-205.11 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the wi-freezer is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 5-205.15 - Critical A recent repair to plumbing system components of the pre rinse hose in the dishroom are not in accordance with law.
  • 6-501.11 - Ceiling in kitchen and dishroom are not maintained in good repair
  • 7-201.11 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Containers of cleaner are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
September 17, 2008Follow-up43Details / Comments
  • 3-501.16 - Critical Chicken and beef hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 4-204.112 - The temperature measuring device in therefrigeration was not properly located in the warmest part of the unit.
  • 5-205.15 - Critical The hand sink closest to the walk-ins is in disrepair,The prep sink hot water faucet leaks.
  • 6-202.15 - Outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against entry of insects and rodents.
March 21, 2008Routine22Details / Comments
  • 3-304.12 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between.
  • 3-305.11 - Corrected During Inspection Food stored on the floor. Or Food stored less than 6"" above the floor.
  • 3-501.13 - Improper methods used to thaw chicken.
  • 4-602.11 - Critical Surfaces of the ice machine was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the ovens and storage rack outside of walk-in had accumulations of grime and debris.
December 06, 2007Routine14Details / Comments
  • 3-501.16 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Deli meat cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 4-501.11 - Door of ice machine was observed in a state of repair and condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 4-601.11 - Repeat The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris:inside of pizza ovens.
  • 4-904.12 - Storage of soiled utensils was adjacent to clean utensils at the storage drawers.
  • 5-205.11 - Critical Observed employees using the automated handwashing station in a manner that was not approved by the manufacturer.
  • 6-501.11 - Vent hoods are not maintained in good repair
September 06, 2007Routine24Details / Comments
  • 2-401.11 - Critical The staff is eating in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.
  • 3-304.14 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-903.11 - Cups were observed stored unprotected on the floor.
  • 6-501.12 - Floor in the dry storage noted in need of cleaning.
April 23, 2007Routine13Details / Comments
  • 3-304.14 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-501.11 - Dishwasher was observed in a state of repair and condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 4-501.11 - Walk-in 111C was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 4-601.11 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris:inside of microwave.
  • 4-602.11 - Critical Surfaces of the ice machine was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the storesoom shelf had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 6-501.112 - Dead roaches were found on the premises
January 09, 2007Routine15Details / Comments
  • 3-304.12 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between. Ice scoop stored on side of ice machine and are soiled.
  • 3-501.16 - Critical Breading flour left out at room temperature when not in use.(voluntarily discarded)
  • 4-202.16 - Repeat The underside of the green shelving in the walk-in refrig. is rusting with rust flaking off. Shelves over food items.
  • 4-204.112 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the pasta refrig., and the salad bar.
  • 4-502.11 - Repeat The food temperature measuring devices in the grill area were found out of calibration in the range of use.
  • 4-601.11 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: ice machine molding up top inside, cabinet below the fry bin.
  • 4-601.11 - The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: food debris on slicer and chopper(reclean before next use)
  • 6-301.12 - Repeat No paper towels at employee restroom hand basin. Towels kept out side restroom. Provide towels at the hand sink.
  • 6-501.11 - Holes in the wall next to the serving line grill. Foot peddle missing for hot water at the hand basin next to the three compartment sink. Door casing in poor repair for the walk-in refrig. on the far right. Two ventilation hood filters missing. Ceiling paint peeling in several areas of the kitchen.
November 01, 2006Routine17Details / Comments
  • 4-202.16 - Repeat Green shelving in the walk-in refrig. units and in other areas of the kitchen area rusting.
  • 4-501.11 - Repeat Two refrig. units not working. Fix or remove.
  • 5-202.12 - Water from the handwashing sinks in the restrooms was measured at a temperature less than 110F.(maintenance notified)
  • 6-202.11 - Light over fruit is not shielded or shatter-resistent and one set of lights in the dishwashing room and one set in the walk-in refrig. unit on the right are unshielded.
  • 6-301.11 - Soap was not provided at the hand washing lavatory in the ladies restroom.
  • 6-303.11 - Repeat Several lights out in the walk-in freezer.
  • 6-501.11 - Ceiling paint peeling near pan storage rack, baking area and the three compartment sink area. Drain line leaking on tray track in dishwashing room. Floor grouting worn away in some areas of the dishwashing room.
  • 7-102.11 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Two unlabeled spray bottles.
  • 7-206.12 - Critical Insect bait station is not covered and tamper-resistant
March 21, 2006Routine27Details / Comments
  • 4-202.16 - Repeat Shelves in the walk-in refrig. are rusting.
  • 4-204.112 - Repeat There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad bar refrig. and three door refrig. in sandwich prep area.
  • 4-501.11 - Repeat Several broken refrig. units. Cold water faucet handle broken on one faucet of the three compartment sink.
  • 4-501.14 - Repeat The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with (food debris, limescale) that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.
  • 4-502.11 - Repeat Some food temperature measuring devices were found out of calibration in the range of use.
  • 4-901.11 - Repeat Utensils were not found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 5-205.11 - Critical Repeat The handwashing facility located at the dishwashing room is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 5-501.113 - Repeat Doors left open on trash compactor.
  • 5-501.115 - Repeat Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility. Boxes and plastic bags of trash found on top of dumpster. Old equipment next to dumpster and trash under dumpster.
  • 6-201.16 - Repeat Paint peeling on the wall and ceiling in the baking area, and ceiling paint peel in a couple of other areas of the kitchen.
  • 6-202.11 - Repeat Some light bulbs in the dishwashing room are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 6-301.12 - Repeat No paper towel dispenser at the hand basin in the dishwashing room. Paper towels not at the dispenser in the ladies employee restroom.
  • 6-303.11 - Repeat Several lights out in the walk-in freezer. Poor lighting.
  • 6-501.11 - Repeat Some floor tile coming up and grouting worn away in some places in the dishwashing room. Two floor drain covers missing in the dishwashing room. Drain line leak below track for dirty dishes in dishwashing room.
  • 6-501.111 - Critical Repeat Flies found in soda machine area and in some other areas.
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floor soiled behind the soda dispensing units and flies found in the same area. Lots of dead roaches on the floor in dry storage room.
October 07, 2005Follow-up--Details / Comments
  • 3-501.16 - Critical Deli meat 52'F, sour cream 51'F, beef pasta 52'F, cold holding at improper temperatures in the walk-in refrig.(refrig. repair tech on site and food relocated)
  • 4-202.16 - Shelves in the walk-in refrig. are rusting.
  • 4-204.112 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the salad bar refrig. and three door refrig. in sandwich prep area.
  • 4-501.11 - Several broken refrig. units. Cold water faucet handle broken on one faucet of the three compartment sink.
  • 4-501.110 - The wash temperature of the high temperature sanitizing ware wash machine is not meeting the manufacturer's specifications. The minimum temperature was 150'F while the actual temperature was 130'F.
  • 4-501.112 - The water temperature in the manifold servicing the high temperature ware wash machine was below the minimum allowable level of 180°F. The thermostat read 160'F-176'F.(dishwasher repair tech called and machine shut down)
  • 4-501.14 - Repeat The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with (food debris, limescale) that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.
  • 4-501.17 - Corrected During Inspection No detergent in the dispensing unit for the wash compartment of the dishwasher.
  • 4-502.11 - Some food temperature measuring devices were found out of calibration in the range of use.
  • 4-901.11 - Utensils were not found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 5-205.11 - Corrected During Inspection Critical The handwashing facility located at the dishwashing room is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
  • 5-501.113 - Doors left open on trash compactor.
  • 5-501.115 - Trash and litter were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility. Boxes and plastic bags of trash found on top of dumpster. Old equipment next to dumpster and trash under dumpster.
  • 6-201.16 - Paint peeling on the wall and ceiling in the baking area, and ceiling paint peel in a couple of other areas of the kitchen.
  • 6-202.11 - Some light bulbs in the dishwashing room are not shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistent.
  • 6-301.12 - No paper towel dispenser at the hand basin in the dishwashing room. Paper towels not at the dispenser in the ladies employee restroom.
  • 6-303.11 - Several lights out in the walk-in freezer. Poor lighting.
  • 6-501.11 - Some floor tile coming up and grouting worn away in some places in the dishwashing room. Two floor drain covers missing in the dishwashing room. Drain line leak below track for dirty dishes in dishwashing room.
  • 6-501.111 - Critical Flies found in soda machine area and in some other areas.
  • 6-501.12 - Floor soiled behind the soda dispensing units and flies found in the same area. Lots of dead roaches on the floor in dry storage room.
October 05, 2005Routine317Details / Comments
  • 3-304.14 - Repeat Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-202.11 - Repeat The food contact surface of the wooden cutting board is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 4-501.11 - Repeat Cold water faucet not working at hand basin next to the ice machine and some refrig. units not working and should be fixed or removed.
  • 4-601.11 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: cabinet below deep fry unit, mixer soiled at area above mixing bowl.
  • 6-201.13 - Repeat Floor and wall junctures in some areas of the kitchen and in walk- in refrig. unit not sealed.
  • 6-301.12 - Repeat No continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel has been provided at the hand basin in the dishwashing room. Paper towel dispenser in the men's employee restroom is broken. No paper towels at the employee restroom, at the hand basin.
  • 6-301.14 - Repeat A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees. Not provided at the hand basin in the dishwashing room.
  • 6-501.11 - Repeat Drain line backing up in the dishwashing room, water leaking from water line near dishwasher prewash tank, floor drain cover missing below dishwasher, water leaking from the faucet stem on one prep sink, and opening in tray track, where garbage disposal used to be, allowing water to get onto the floor.(NSU maintenance notified and sending plumber over to fix problems today and tomorrow)
  • 6-501.12 - Repeat Floor soiled in the dishwashing room.(correcting during inspection)
March 25, 2005Follow-up09Details / Comments
  • 2-401.11 - Critical Employee is drinking from an uncovered container in the food preparation area.
  • 3-304.12 - Dispensing utensils improperly stored between. Ice scoop stored on side of ice machine and the area is not clean.
  • 3-304.14 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 4-202.11 - The food contact surface of the wooden cutting board is not smooth, contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned.
  • 4-204.112 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the small True pizza make line refrig..
  • 4-204.12 - Repeat Food contact areas in the ice machine are exposed to contamination since the joint around the food storage area is not watertight and there is no apron provided to deflect contamination from the opening. Large openings to the outside at both sides of lid for ice machine bin.
  • 4-501.11 - Repeat Cold water faucet not working at hand basin next to the ice machine and some refrig. units not working and should be fixed or removed.
  • 4-501.14 - Repeat The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with (food debris, limescale) that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit.(began correcting during inspection)
  • 4-601.11 - Critical Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: slicer, lots of mold up top inside ice machine and on level sensor, and soda and juice nozzles soiled.The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: stove drip trays, cabinet below deep fry unit, mixer soiled at area above mixing bowl, tray holers soiled in dishwashing room, and grease on the outside of grills.
  • 4-901.11 - Cutting boards wet stacked and pans were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.
  • 4-904.11 - Unwrapped knives, forks, or spoons were not stored in the dishwashing room with the handles up.
  • 6-201.13 - Repeat Floor and wall junctures in some areas of the kitchen and in walk- in refrig. unit not sealed.
  • 6-301.12 - No continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel has been provided at the hand basin in the dishwashing room. Paper towel dispenser in the men's employee restroom is broken. No paper towels at the employee restroom, at the hand basin.
  • 6-301.14 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees. Not provided at the hand basin in the dishwashing room.
  • 6-501.11 - Drain line backing up in the dishwashing room, water leaking from water line near dishwasher prewash tank, floor drain cover missing below dishwasher, water leaking from the faucet stem on one prep sink, and opening in tray track, where garbage disposal used to be, allowing water to get onto the floor.
  • 6-501.12 - Floor soiled in the dishwashing room.(correcting during inspection)
March 09, 2005Routine214Details / Comments
  • 4-302.14 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 6-301.14 - A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all lavatories used by food employees
  • 4-402.11 - Some sinks not sealed to adjoining equipment or walls.
  • 6-501.114 - Some equipment not working.
  • 4-204.112 - There was no temperature measuring device located in the sandwich unit refrig. unit up front.
  • 6-501.12 - Floor soiled under equipment and ceiling vent soiled in dishwashing area.
  • 4-204.12 - Food contact areas in the ice machine are exposed to contamination since the joint where the bin and top portion of the is not seal. Large gaps and openings into the bin.
  • 6-201.13 - Floor and wall juncture in both walk-in refrig. units and floor and wall juncture around eye wash station is not sealed. Coving in poor repair and missing in refrig. units. Foam used to seal joints.
  • 6-501.11 - Wall in one walk-in refrig. is not maintained in good repair. Floor drain cover missing in dishwashing area and next to sandwich unit refrig. unit up front. Floor tile in poor repair in soda machine area.
  • 4-501.14 - The interior surfaces of the mechanical warewashing machine are soiled with (food debris, limescale) that may decrease the effectiveness of the unit. Spray nozzles clogged in dishwashing machine.
  • 4-501.11 - Plumbing leaking below the three compartment sink, cold water faucet handle broken at the three compartment sink, cold water faucet broken at the hand basin at the basin next to the ice machine and old heater attached to the three compartment sink is broken and full of old debris. Hole in track for trays, in dishwashing room, allowing water and food debris empty onto floor. Molding missing in three door Victory refrig. and in two door Victory refrig.
  • 4-501.11 - The door gasket on walk-in refrig. unit 111D is (missing, damaged).
  • 4-601.11 - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: grease build-up on cooking equipment, ice machine molding unp top inside and also rusting in bin.
  • 4-601.11 - Observed accumulations of grime and debris on the following food contact surfaces: slicer.
  • 4-501.12 - Large wooden cutting table is cracked allowing food debris to accumulate.
  • 4-202.16 - The nonfood contact surface of the shelves in the walk-in refrig. unit are rusting and not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
December 21, 2004Pre-Opening014Details / Comments

August 25, 2009 (Routine)


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Facility is very neat and clean. Some leftover BBQ was found at 125 from lunch, to be cooled and took off serving line. All other food was in proper temperature range. Observed proper thawing and cooling prodcedures. Temperature charts are up to date.

January 13, 2009 (Routine)


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September 17, 2008 (Follow-up)


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March 21, 2008 (Routine)


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December 06, 2007 (Routine)


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September 06, 2007 (Routine)


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April 23, 2007 (Routine)


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January 09, 2007 (Routine)


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November 01, 2006 (Routine)


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March 21, 2006 (Routine)


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Submit plans for renovations that will be done over the summer.

October 07, 2005 (Follow-up)


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October 05, 2005 (Routine)


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Post certified food manager's certificate in view of the public.

March 25, 2005 (Follow-up)


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March 09, 2005 (Routine)


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Plans to make any structural changes or changes in equipment must be submitted to the Health Department for approval prior to changes being made.

December 21, 2004 (Pre-Opening)


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Ensure that all refrigeration units can maintain potentially hazardous foods at 41'F and below.

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