Gloucester restaurant inspections, Aug. 27
The Virginia Department of Health conducted three restaurant inspections Aug. 27 in Gloucester.
A follow-up inspection of Off the Hook, a full-service seafood restaurant at 4922 George Washington Memorial Highway in the White Marsh Shopping Center, resulted in three critical and five non-critical violations by the health department. According to the report, "None of the previously uncorrected violations were corrected. Heavily soiled non-working equipment still being stored in walk-in refrigerator and accumulation of grease and debris around the fryers on the floor."
Off the Hook restaurant violations included the improper storage of wiping cloths between uses, the need to clean meat-slicer surfaces that come in contact with food to prevent the growth of microorganisms, lack of a clean towel or heated air hands-drying device at all hands-washing lavatories to avoid employees' drying their hands on their clothing or other unclean materials and separate storage of cleaning or drying agents from insecticides and rodenticides, all which were reported as corrected during the inspection. The floor in the kitchen and dishwashing area being in need of cleaning and uncovered outside waste containers were noted as repeat violations.
A routine inspection was conducted at Wild Rabbit Caf, 6604 Main St. One critical violation, involving marking a "consume by" date at the time an original container is opened, was corrected during the inspection. A non-critical violation related to maintaining separation of soiled and clean tableware to prevent contamination of clean items was noted.
One non-critical violation related to the storage of dispensing utensils between uses was reported during a routine inspection of Wendy's, 7149 George Washington Memorial Highway.
Additional information is available online at the Virginia Department of Health website. Go to vdh.state.va.us and select Restaurant Inspections in the Quick Links section.