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Restaurant Inspections: Jerry's Subs & Pizza and Hunan Heritage

The most recently available restaurant inspection reports from Oct. 10-23 in the Annandale area.

From Oct. 10-23, quite a few restaurants in Annandale were inspected. 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.

Jerry’s Subs & Pizza
7319 Little River Tpke
Date of inspection: Oct. 23
Critical (corrected during inspection): Some food items were observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device.
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.

Hunan Heritage
7869 Heritage Drive
Date of inspection: Oct. 11
Critical (corrected during inspection): 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: 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.
Non-critical: Window or door is kept open for ventilation and opening is not protected by a screen or other effective means.
Non-critical: Observed the walk-in cooler interior and shelving is rusted.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surfaces of some equipment had accumulations of grime and debris.
Non-critical: Observed that items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the establishment are being stored on the premises.

Lunch Time
7630 Little River Turnpike #Suite LL-100
Date of inspection: Oct. 11
Critical (corrected during inspection): Equipment/utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch.
Non-critical: Observed the handsink at the serving station being used to clean utensils.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Dispensing and/or in-use utensils improperly stored between use.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surface of some equipment is not corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and/or smooth.
Non-critical: The True 3DR prep cooler is not operating properly and is unable to maintain cold food at or below 41°F.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surfaces of the hood filters had accumulations of grime and debris.
Non-critical: Observed that items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the establishment are being stored on the premises.
Non-critical: Observed that the cook line wall, floor under cook line, drain near the mop sink and shelving is in need of cleaning.

Tutti Frutti
7881 Heritage Drive
Date of inspection: Oct. 11
Critical (corrected during inspection): 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: The water heater / boiler serving the food service establishment is no longer operable.

Pho 24
4230 Annandale Road #170
Date of inspection: Oct. 10
No violations were found during the inspection.

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