Hampton health inspections, Sept. 17
Thirteen Hampton restaurants or food service operations underwent routine health inspections Sept. 17.
Inspections are scheduled to take place one to four times per year depending on variables such as menu complexity, how much food is made in advance versus cooked to order and how much food is made from raw products, according to the Virginia Department of Health website.
Violations are either critical, meaning that if left uncorrected are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to food contamination, environmental degradation or illness. Noncritical violations are not directly related to causing food-borne illness.
Sal's NY Style Pizza, 2266 Executive Drive, received 15 noncritical and one critical violation. The critical violation, sliced hams, turkey and salami, chub ham and an open bag of chicken slices in the walk-in refrigeration not being labeled with dates of slicing, opening or seven-day use period not being marked as such, was corrected during the inspection. In addition, lasagnas were noted as not dated when they were opened. Repeat noncritical violations included the presence of house flies, dirty vent filters over the fryer and missing or damaged floor tile at the floor drain. A noncritical violation that was corrected during the inspection was employees working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
Mr. Kabab, 4132 W. Mercury Blvd., received one critical and 11 noncritical violations on the report. The critical violation, uncovered employee beverages observed on the make table, was corrected during the inspection. Noncritical violations included a pan of frozen chicken observed being thawed in a pan of water on the make table, a broken thermometer in the display case, multiple house flies in the food prep area, a stained and heavily scored cutting board and old food particles on the meat slicer.
Zero's Subs, 2180 Coliseum Drive, received 10 noncritical violations in its inspection report. Seven of these were repeat violations, including a rear door self-closure being in disrepair, sinks not smoothly sealed to adjacent walls, counters at the register missing laminate a the register, a missing cap on the hot water faucet making it difficult to clean, floor and ceiling tiles damaged or stained in dining room and kitchen, dirty wall behind and under a sink and lack of lighting in the vent hood over the cookline. New noncritical violations included a dead battery in a digital thermometer, stacks of cups on a serving tray on the counter and a stained or scored sandwich prep refrigeration unit cutting board.
McDonald's #22467, 217 Fox Hill Road, received one critical and six noncritical violations. The critical violation was corrected during the inspection when the restaurant was advised to discard food that is not cooked and served within four hours after food is removed from temperature control and to clearly label or mark food with a four-hour cook-serve or serve by time. Three noncritical violations corrected during inspection were no disposable towels at the hand-washing sink, apple pies in the walk-in cooler and hamburger patties in the low-boy refrigerator were not protected from cross contamination and the ice scoop being stored in the ice machine. A repeat noncritical violation was the dumpster or outside refuse container being open or uncovered. Other observations included improper storage of wiping cloths between uses and a dirty fan guard in the kitchen.
Moton School, 339 Old Buckroe Road, received 10 noncritical violations, including repeat violations of a drainboard lacking at the three-compartment sink, exterior driving surfaces not draining properly, the floor-wall juncture below a window not being sealed and a dirty window sill next to the back door. Corrected during the inspection was the toilet room door being propped open. In addition, dead insects were found below the reach-in freezer, a missing digital food thermometer, a restroom didn't have a covered trash can and holes were found in the wall in the laundry room.
La Petite Academy, 715 E. Little Back River Road, received two noncritical violations. The interior of the cabinets above the oven and the floor inside the dry storage area were noted as needing to be cleaned.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Co., 3400 W Mercury Blvd., received one critical and seven noncritical violations. The critical violation was that the Certified Food Manager's certification had expired. Three noncritical violations were repeat offenses - mops not being freely hung to air dry, cracked wall tiles and eroded floor grout throughout the food prep area and multiple wet-stacked doughnut trays. Other noncritical violations included thermometers not reading correctly, mildew on the baffles of the interior of the bulk ice machine, mildew on the wall behind the three-compartment sink and a light in the refrigerator not working.
Golden City Restaurant IV, 1406 E. Pembroke Ave., received seven noncritical violations, with five being corrected during inspection. These included tubs of broccoli nesting on top of each other without covers or lids, uncovered container of tofu in the walk-in cooler, inadequate methods used for cooling cooked noodles and fried rice, front door propped open without proper protection and large to-go soup cup stored in bulk sweet-and-sour sauce. Two repeat violations were noted, equipment in poor repair and improperly used/reused cardboard. Additionally, ice build-up was observed in the under-counter refrigerator and the non-food contact surfaces were not clean.
Forrest Elementary School, 1406 Todd's Lane, received three noncritical violations. Corrected during inspection was the violation of mops not being hung to air dry. Other violations were the deteriorated main serving line wooden shelf surface and rust on the utility sink basin.
Dominion Christian Center International, 925 Old Buckroe Road, received three noncritical violations. Two, a missing wall outlet cover and unfinished wall, were repeat violations. In addition, a violation of no chlorine test strips was noted.
Davis Middle School, 1435 Todd's Lane, received two noncritical violations, handwashing signs not posted at designated hand sinks and chipped paint on the utility room floor.
Cooper School, 200 Marcella Road, received five noncritical violations. Three were repeat violations — the poor repair of tiles and ceiling surfaces in multiple areas, ice build-up in walk-in freezer and a mixer that should be removed if not in use. Other violations included a wood board lining a plastic rolling cart and an upright freezer in need of an operational interior light.
Burger King #4973, 221 Fox Hill Road,received five noncritical violations. They included the hand-washing facility being blocked, preventing access by employees for easy hand washing, multiple boxes of food not protected from biological cross contamination because they weren't covered or wrapped, large amounts of food stored inside both the wall in the cooler and the walk-in refrigerator and onions stored on the floor and the floor inside the walk-in freezer buckling. A repeat violation was the dumpster or outside refuse container being open or uncovered.
This information was obtained from inspection reports from the Virginia Department of Health. To read the reports in full, go to www.vdh.state.va.us and select Restaurant Inspections in the Quick Links section, then Hampton. Enter the restaurant's name in the search field. For more information, call the Hampton Health Division at 757-727-2570.