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Restaurant Inspections: Joe’s Pizza & Subs Cited for Food Safety Violations

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Health District cited the management of Joe’s Pizza & Subs, located at 14085 Daves Store Lane in Gainesville, for seven violations, including two critical for food safety.

The Oct. 21 inspection is the first for the restaurant since it reopened under new management.

According to the Health District report, the critical violations include:

Critical: The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed cold cuts in walk-in cooler were not properly dated for disposition after opening.

Critical (Corrected During Inspection): Rodent bait station in bar area not covered and tamper-resistant.

Other non-critical violations included:

  • The prep coolers and the 3-door upright coolers lack thermometers.
  • Rear exit door propped open. Door closer broken.
  • Plastic soda bottle racks being used as storage platforms in the bar.
  • Heavy dust on the refrigeration coils of the pizza prep cooler and the 3-door upright cooler.
  • The Kenmore top-loading freezer is not elevated off the floor.

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“Restaurant inspections are normally scheduled for one to four inspections per year, depending on the complexity of the menu, how much food is made from raw products, and how much is made in advance rather than cooked-to-order,” the agency states on their website.

When violations are observed during a routine inspection, they are detailed in a report and classified as either critical (posing a direct or immediate threat to consumers) or non-critical (a failure of cleaning or maintenance), the agency said.

These inspections are considered by the Health District as a snapshot of a specific day of operation.

According to the agency: “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.”

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