Restaurant Inspections: Quizno’s and Sweet Frog

The most recently available restaurant inspection reports from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6 in the Lorton area.

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, the state health department inspected a few restaurants in the Lorton area. 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.

Quizno’s Subs
8971-C Ox Road
Date of inspection: Jan. 31
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: The person in charge (PIC) has a valid certificate of successful completion of a Certified Food Manager (CFM) exam but does not possess the CFM card issued by ORS Interactive, Inc.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Methods used for cooling were not adequate to facilitate proper cooling.
Non-critical: Wet wiping cloths used for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces were observed stored on the counter.
Non-critical: Soda crates(s) found used for the following purpose(s): elevating boxes of tomatoes, elevating boxes of paperwork in the facility.
Non-critical: The following utensil was observed in a state of repair and condition preventing effective maintenance and cleaning/sanitization: Observed several cracked lexan lids in utensil storage along with non-cracked lexan lids.
Non-critical: The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: Gaskets on the walk in refrigerator.

Sweet Frog
8971 Ox Road
Date of inspection: Jan. 31
No violations were found during the inspection.

8101 Loisdale Road
Date of inspection: Jan. 31
Critical (corrected during inspection): Observed that paper towels were not provided at each handwashing sink.


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