Manassas Health Inspections: Shahi Kabob Palace, Hunan Star

MANASSAS, VA — The Prince William Health District recorded violations at multiple Manassas facilities during inspections between Aug. 3 and Aug. 5.

Most COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed around the state, and health inspectors are returning to conduct many restaurant and other health inspections in person. However, some visits, such as those for training purposes, can be conducted virtually.

Violations typically focus on factors that can contribute to food contamination. The local health department can also perform a re-inspection to ensure that possible violations have been corrected.

For every observed violation, the inspector provides a specific corrective action that can be completed to rectify the violation. Sometimes these are simple, and violations can be corrected during the course of the inspection. Other violations are addressed later, and an inspector may conduct a follow-up inspection to ensure compliance.

Here are the most recent inspections from the Manassas area, according to the Prince William Health District.

  • Shahi Kabob Palace, 8521 Manassas Dr Manassas Park, VA 20111
    • Date inspected: Aug. 3
    • Total violations: 18
      • Employees are not aware of or are not properly practicing methods to rapidly cool Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Food.
      • The person in charge failed to explain the correct procedures for cleaning and sanitizing utensils and food-contact surfaces of equipment.
      • The person in charge (PIC) is not able to demonstrate that systems to control risks to food safety have been put into practice.
      • Poor handwashing procedures observed.
      • This food establishment does not have an employee, with management and supervisory responsibility, that is a Certified Food Protection Manager.
      • The Person in charge was not able to provide documentation that all food employees were trained and informed of their responsibilities to report symptoms or diagnosis of or exposure to diseases transmissible through food.
      • The food establishment does not have written procedures for cleaning up vomiting or diarrheal events that happen in the facility.
      • Observed employees directly contacting and contaminated food (cut lettuces) with their bare hands.
      • No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory.
      • There is no handwashing sinks at the kitchen food preparation/cooking and warewashing areas preventing routine handwashing by food workers.
      • Curry dumplings and curry lamb cooked yesterday at 46°F in the walk in cooler were not cooled within 2 hours from 57ºC (135ºF) to 21ºC (70ºF); and/or within a total of 6 hours from 57ºC (135ºF) to 5ºC (41ºF) or less.
      • Observed Poisonous or toxic materials were found stored or displayed near food, equipment, linens or single service items in such a way as to contaminate items.
      • Observed the Person in Charge could not provide a food temperature measuring device.
      • Observed this premises has accumulation of used paper tissues in the toilet trash container.
      • Electrical utility service lines on the floor in front of the walk in cooler are unnecessarily exposed.
      • The kitchen food preparation, cooking and warewashing areas ceiling tiles noted in need of cleaning.
      • Vent filters in the hood system are not being maintained in a clean condition.
      • Less than 50 foot candles of light were noted in the warewashing and food preparation areas.
  • Hunan Star, 9125 Andrew Dr Manassas Park, VA 20111
    • Date inspected: Aug. 4
    • Total violations: 10
      • This food establishment has not established procedures for cleaning up vomiting or diarrheal events that happen in the facility.
      • The handwashing sink located beside the Mop sink is not maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use.
      • Observed grill equipment for food contact surfaces was not properly cleaned during.
      • Observed TCS FOOD such as sweet n soury chicken and white meat general tso was cold holding at improper temperatures above 41F.
      • Containers of hazardous product (insects spray) are not properly stored to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens or single service items.
      • The following packaged food item(s) sugar is not properly labeled.
      • Observed Employees were working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
      • Dispensing utensils and equipment improperly stored between food prep shelve line.
      • Observed Mop not hung up to air dry.
      • Observed the operators of this food establishment were Living/sleeping inside the restaurant that is for conducting food establishment operations.
  • Chofita, 9630 Grant Ave. Manassas, VA 20110
    • Date inspected: Aug. 5
    • Total violations: 10
      • Food employees are not informed of their responsibility to report to the person in charge information concerning their health and activities as they report to diseases transmitted through food.
      • This food establishment has not established procedures for cleaning up vomiting or diarrheal events that happen in the facility.
      • No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing lavatory in the serving counter in front and in the kitchen next to the grill.
      • The prepared ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked beef, cooked chicken, papusa were held more than 7 days in the refrigerator.
      • Unlabeled food containers with the following food items that are not easily identified by appearance: The type of floor in the big white container, and many types of spices in several small containers with no names or dates.
      • Food stored on the floor or food stored less than 6″ above the floor.
      • Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
      • Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
      • There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
      • Observed that the wall in the kitchen and the floor are in need of cleaning.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 9958 Liberia Avenue Manassas, VA 20110
    • Date inspected: Aug. 5
    • Note: This was listed as a pre-opening inspection.
      • Facility was not approved for a permit and was serving food without a permit.
    • Inspector noted the following requirements before a permit is issued:
      • Provide at least 100 F and all the hand sinks.
      • Observed the faucet at the prep sink on the left hand side pass the door toward the kitchen in a state of despair. Person in charge explained that the faucet is not working and said he will get it fixed. Replace or repair the faucet. The person in charge agreed when the plumbing is fixed he will request a change of ownership pre-opening inspection. EHS information was provided.

The following facilities did not record any violations:

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