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Restaurant Inspections: Peking Chef and BBQ World

The most recently available restaurant inspection reports from Jan. 16-28 in the Burke and Fairfax Station areas.

From Jan. 16-28, the state health department inspected a few restaurants in the Burke and Fairfax Station areas. For prior restaurant inspection reports, click here.

In Virginia, restaurant inspection reports aren't quite as simple as getting a letter grade or an easy-to-see number rating to post in the front window.

That said, we all want to know how our favorite restaurants stack up on cleanliness and sanitation. Inspectors grade restaurants based on critical and non-critical violations.

A "critical violation" is one that "poses a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served." Non-critical violations are generally related to cleaning or maintenance.

"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 Virginia Department of Health's 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."

Below, find the latest restaurant inspection from the Virginia Department of Health. These inspections reflect visits from inspectors during the last few weeks. Some of the violations were corrected immediately during the recent inspections.

The full reports can be accessed on the health department's website.

Peking Chef Restaurant
5622-I Ox Rd
Date of inspection: Jan. 28
Critical (corrected during inspection): Unwrapped or uncovered food in a location where the food is subject to contamination.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Observed that hand soap was not provided at the restroom hand washing sink.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Unlabeled food containers with food items that are not easily identified by appearance.
Non-critical: Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than six inches off the floor.
Non-critical: The top of the hot water heater had accumulations of grime and debris.
Non-critical: Observed that the wall and wall base covering in the back storage area is not maintained in good repair.

BBQ World
6050H Burke Commons Rd
Date of inspection: Jan. 25
Critical (corrected during inspection): There was no Certified Food Manager present at the beginning of the inspection.
Critical: Food items were observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device.
Critical: A refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food that is prepared on site is not used or discarded within 24 hours of preparation and was not observed to be date marked.
Critical (corrected during inspection): Observed that poisonous and toxic materials are not properly stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items. Liquid soap bottle stored directly on soda syrup box at the syrup rack.
Critical (corrected during inspection): Observed mop bucket and mop stored next to cleaned pan rack containing cleaned utensils.
Non-critical: Styrofoam containers were observed stored unprotected at the soda syrup rack area.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surfaces of some equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris.
Non-critical: Plumbing connections under the handwashing sink located near the walk-in refrigerator entrance are leaking.
Non-critical: Observed that the floor following in some areas is in need of cleaning.
Non-critical: Observed that the wall at the back door area is not in good repair. The ceiling tiles are not in place at the dry storage room and back work areas.
Non-critical: Surfaces of the can opener blade and the can opener handle were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Observed that paper towels were not provided at the handwashing sink located in the back work area.

Hong Kong Express
6030-I Burke Commons Rd
Date of inspection: Jan. 25
Critical (corrected during inspection): Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in the refrigeration unit.
Critical (corrected during inspection): Some food items were found hot holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Food items on the spice cart, that are not easily identified by appearance were observed without a label.
Non-critical: Utensil was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and cleaning/sanitization.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Wet wiping cloths used for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces were observed stored on the counter.
Non-critical: The operator is not testing the chemical sanitizing solution to ensure proper concentration of the solution due to a lack of a test kit on premises.
Non-critical: There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.

Vocelli Pizza
5765A Burke Centre Pkwy
Date of inspection: Jan. 24
Non-critical: The top of the hot water heater is dirty.
Non-critical: Observed that inadequate lighting was provided in the mop sink/hot water heater room.

Quizno’s
9534 Old Keene Mill Rd
Date of inspection: Jan. 24
Critical: One or more of the elements of an effective employee health policy is either missing or incomplete. A complete employee health policy is required to be in place at the food establishment.
Critical (corrected during inspection): A food employee was observed handling ready-to-eat food using their bare hands.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surface of the following equipment is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth: Several lexan lids observed cracked/pitting.

Tutti Frutti
9538 Old Keene Mill Road
Date of inspection: Jan. 24
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Observed boxes of lids for single service containers stored in box on floor.
Non-critical: Intake and exhaust air ducts are not being cleaned at a frequency necessary to prevent contamination by dust, dirt, and other materials.

La Tolteca
5614 Ox Rd
Date of inspection: Jan. 23
No violations were found during the inspection.

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