Jul 28, 2014

Restaurant Health, Cleanliness Inspections: Dunkin Donuts, Fleming's Steakhouse

See how your favorite Oakton-area restaurants were rated by health inspectors.

Restaurant Health, Cleanliness Inspections: Dunkin Donuts, Fleming's Steakhouse
Inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health visited several restaurants in or near Oakton this week. See a sampling of those results below, and visit the  health department's website for a complete list of recent inspections.

Dunkin Donuts
13061 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Date of inspection: August 23
The food-contact surface of the following equipment contains cracks, chips, or pits and can not be easily cleaned: observed that the surface of dough maker was chipped and rusted in many areas.
Extreme Pizza
155-A Maple Avenue West
Date of inspection: August 23
The following equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: meat slicer and can opener.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
1960-A Chain Bridge Road
Date of inspection: August 23
A review of the menu with the foodservice operator indicates that there is no consumer advisory for food items that may be served raw and/or undercooked on the gluten-free menu.
Ovvio Osteria
2727-G Merrilee Drive
Date of inspection: August 27
The date when the last shellstock from the container is sold or served is not recorded on the tag or label. Shellstock received fresh: mussels and clams.
Panda Express #682
3071 Gatehouse Plaza
Date of inspection: August 27
The following food item(s) were observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: shrimp in cooler.

About these inspections: 

"Ideally, an operation would have no critical violations, or none which are not corrected immediately and not repeated. In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations,"  according to department of health website.

The site continues: "Keep in mind that any inspection report is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long term cleanliness of an establishment."

Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website.
A core item "usually relates to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities or structures, equipment design, or general maintenance."

A priority item is "a provision in this Code whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention or reduction to an acceptable level, hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury and there is no other provision that more directly controls the hazard," and "includes items with a quantifiable measure to show control of hazards such as cooking, reheating, cooling, handwashing."

A priority foundation item "includes an item that requires the purposeful incorporation of specific actions, equipment or procedures by industry management to attain control of risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury such as personnel training, infrastructure or necessary equipment, HACCP plans, documentation or record keeping, and labeling." 

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