Restaurant Inspections: Lazy Susan Theatre and Comfort Inn
The most recently available restaurant inspection reports from Feb. 7-21 in Lorton.
From Feb. 7-21 , the state health department inspected a few restaurants in Lorton. 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.
Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre
10712 Richmond Hwy
Date of inspection: Feb. 21
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Employees observed wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
Comfort Inn Gunston Corner
8180 Silverbrook Rd
Date of inspection: Feb. 19
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 (corrected during inspection): Employees are not properly sanitizing cleaned multiuse equipment and utensils.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Observed the handsink in the kitchen is being used thaw bacon.
Non-critical: There was no temperature measuring device located in the following cold or hot holding equipment: 1dr unit in self-help area.
Non-critical: Clean forks were observed stored with the food-contact surface facing upward.
Non-critical: Clean cups and to go containers were observed stored uncovered inside of cabinets and storage area in kitchen.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surfaces of some of the equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris.
Non-critical: Plumbing connections under the three vat sink piping are leaking.
Non-critical: Floors and ceilings observed with an accumulation of food, dirt and dust.