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Lorton Restaurant Inspection Reports: Quizno's and Sweet Frog

How did your favorite local restaurant do? Find out in the latest restaurant inspection reports.

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 inspections of area restaurants from the Virginia Department of Health. These inspections reflect visits from inspectors from Sept.19-25. Some of the violations were corrected immediately during the recent inspections.

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

Quizno’s Subs
8971-C Ox Road
Date of inspection: Sept. 20
Non-critical: The person in charge has a valid certificate of successful completion of a Certified Food Manager exam but does not possess the CFM card issued by ORS Interactive, Inc.

Non-critical: Surfaces of ice dispenser of fountain drink machine and enclosed components of equipment are not being cleaned as required.

Non-critical: Wet wiping cloths used for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces were observed stored on the counter.

Non-critical: Plastic storage containers were found stacked while wet after cleaning and chemical sanitization.

Non-critical: Box of napkins and box of salt packages and packages of straws were stored in a manner that exposed the items to contamination.

Sweet Frog
8971 Ox Road
Date of inspection: Sept. 20
No violations were found during the inspection.

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