Oakton Chesapeake Cafe - Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

Facility Type:Full Service Restaurant
Inspection type:Risk Factor
Inspection date:January 16, 2013
Number of critical violations:3
Number of non-critical violations:  2

Definition of critical and non critical violations


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

Code   Observation / Corrective Action
6-301.12(A)   Observed that paper towels are placed on counter near handsinks where they are subject to contamination.
Use existing paper towel dispensers, or provide dispenser for alternative type paper towels at each hand sink, so that paper towels are easily dispensed and protected from contamination.
3-402.12(A)-(B)   No records of freezing for parasite destruction are maintained for the following raw, raw marinated, partially cooked or marinated-partially cooked fish that are served or sold in ready-to-eat form: smoked salmon.
If raw or partially cooked fish are served or sold in ready-to-eat form, the person in charge shall record the freezing temperature and time to which the fish are subjected and shall retain the records for the frozen fish at the food establishment for 90 calendar days beyond the time of service or sale to a consumer. If the fish are frozen by a supplier, a letter the fish supplier stipulating that the fish is frozen as required shall be provided.
4-601.11(A)  Corrected During Inspection Critical The following equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: Can opener.
Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to the sight and touch. A surface that is soiled cannot be effectively sanitized.
3-501.16(A)(2)(a)  Corrected During Inspection Critical The following food item(s) were observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: numerous items on prep table tops were out of temperature. Note: All potentially hazardous foods (PHF) found to be out of temperature items had been so for less than 2 hours, so were relocated to walk in cooler. Thermostats in both prep units were adjusted to provide lower temperatures.
Potentially hazardous foods (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be held cold at a temperature of 41°F or below unless the permit holder is using "time as public health control" as specified under 3-501.19 to limit bacteria growth.
3-501.17  Corrected During Inspection Critical The following refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food that is commercially processed is not used or discarded within 24 hours of when the original container was opened and is not observed to be date marked: sliced cheese and cold cuts in walk-in cooler. NOTE: PIC date marked all unmarked items during the inspection.
Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous commercially processed foods when opened and kept for more than 24 hours cannot have a shelf-life of more than 7 days, including the day of the original container was opened. These food items must be marked with either the "consume-by" date and/or "preparation" date, color-coded labels, or another marking system/method that effectively indicates shelf-life that is clearly understood and properly used by the employees. This date cannot exceed any manufacturer determined "use-by" date based on food safety.


The purpose of this visit was to conduct a risk factor inspection. Water Heater: Rheem Ruud 675-75N1. Discussed methods for maintaining cold hold temperatures of 41 degrees or below in prep unit tops, lowering unit temperature, including placement of less food in each container, keeping lids on containers, and prep unit top/tops closed as much as possible. PIC to provide documentation stating that smoked salmon has undergone required parasite destruction procedures.