Balducci's - Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

Facility Type:Grocery Store Food Service
Inspection type:Risk Factor
Inspection date:February 01, 2013
Number of critical violations:5
Number of non-critical violations:  3

Definition of critical and non critical violations


A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below.

Code   Observation / Corrective Action
2-102.11(C)(1)&(4)-(16)  Corrected During Inspection Critical The person in charge failed to state the minimum cook temperatures and times for potentially hazardous food(s).
The person in charge or certified food manager shall know the cook temperatures for the following foods: 1) Poultry, turkey, stuffed foods, or duck shall be cooked to an internal temperatures of 165°F for at least 15 seconds, 2) Beef and eggs for hot holding shall be cooked to an internal temperature of 155°F for at least 15 seconds, and 3) Pork, seafood, plant foods, and eggs for immediate service shall be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F for at least 15 seconds.
2-103.11(I)  Corrected During Inspection Employees are not properly sanitizing cleaned multiuse equipment and utensils.
The Person in Charge or certified food manager shall train his/her employees to properly sanitize all equipment, utensils, and surfaces after being cleaned using either an approved sanitizer at the adequate concentration or heat sanitization at the proper temperature to destroy pathogenic bacteria.
5-205.11(A)  Corrected During Inspection The handwashing facility located by the dish machine is blocked, preventing access by employees for easy handwashing.
A handwashing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use.
5-205.11(B)  Corrected During Inspection Repeat Observed the handsink by the dish machine had food debris liquids and a food employee using the handwashing sink in the deli area to clean knife
Handsinks are to be used only for washing hands to encourage proper hand washing and to prevent contamination of cleaned hands.
3-202.15  Corrected During Inspection Critical The following food item(s) from damaged packaging were found offered for sale or service: 2 dented cans (1 tomatoes, 1 stuffed leaves). Food employee removed cans.
Food packages such as canned goods shall be in good condition and protect the integrity of the contents so that the food is not exposed to adulteration or potential contaminants. Return all dented and damaged canned goods to your food supplier for a credit.
4-703.11(B)  Corrected During Inspection Critical Due to improper operation of the hot water, mechanical warewashing machine, the thermolabel did not turn black, indicating that food-contact surfaces of equipment and utensils are not being adequately sanitized. Food employee will hand sanitize using the 3-vat sink.
Immediately discontinue use of the dishmachine. Repair the dishmachine so that a thermolabel will turn black. Until the machine is adequately repaired, set up the 3 vat sink to manually wash, rinse and chemically sanitize food-contact surfaces.
3-501.14(A)(2)  Corrected During Inspection Critical The following cooked potentially hazardous foods are not being adequately cooled from 135°F to 70°F within 2 hours and to 41°F within a total of 6 hour: cooked rice 47F cooling overnight in walkin cooler produce. CFM discarded item
Potentially hazardous foods shall be cooled from 135°F to 70°F within 2 hours and to 41°F within a total of 6 hours to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
3-603.11(A)   Critical A review of the menu with the foodservice operator indicates that there is no consumer advisory for the following food item(s) that may be served raw and/or undercooked: smoked salmon
If an animal food such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, milk, pork, poultry, or shellfish is served or sold raw or undercooked the permit holder shall inform consumers of the significantly increased risk of consuming such foods by way of a disclosure and reminder using brochures, deli case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means.


Today’s inspection was to conduct a Risk Factor Assessment. Additional Food Temperatures: 1. Cold-holding: deli ham 43F, chicken salad 39F, sliced tomatoes 40F (deli cold holding line) 2. Cold-holding: American cheese 40F (beverage air 3dr) Dish Machine was being inconsistent with heat sanitizing. Please sanitize food-contact surfaces and equipment using 3-vat sink. Please fax me the service invoice by February 11, 2013 Please fax a copy of the Consumer Advisory for smoked salmon and Parasite Destruction letter by February 11, 2013. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 703-246-2444. Thank You.