Ashburn Restaurant Inspections: Old Ox Brewery, Pomodoro's

ASHBURN, VA — Several restaurants around Ashburn and eastern Loudoun County were cited with violations during recent inspections by the Loudoun County Health Department. The most recent round of inspections took place from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14.

As coronavirus restrictions continue to fluctuate, health inspectors are returning to conduct restaurant inspections in person. However, some visits, such as those for training purposes, can be conducted virtually.Violations at restaurants 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.

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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.

Here are the most recent inspections from the Ashburn area, according to the Loudoun County Health Department.

  • Subway, 45591 City Center Plaza, Ste 126 Sterling, VA 20166

    • Date inspected: Dec. 8

    • Total violations: 1

      • Observed no certified food manager on site at beginning of inspection.

  • Comida Latina Catering #1, 1001 E Beech Dr Sterling, VA 20164


    • Date inspected: Dec. 9

    • Total violations: 3

      • Observed no hand washing signage at the hand washing sink.

      • Observed door by 3 compartment sink not tight fitting. Daylight observed at door seals.

      • Observed plumbing connection for the wash basin in the 3 compartment sink leaking.

  • Falcons Landing @ West Falls Center, 46661 Algonkian Pkwy Sterling, VA 20165


    • Date inspected: Dec. 9

    • Total violations: 1

      • Haddock Filets being served for lunch were being held at improper temperature (110F).

  • Harris Teeter -Starbucks #242, 20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza #151 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 9

    • Total violations: 2

      • The food establishment does not have written procedures for cleaning up vomiting or diarrheal events that happen in the facility.

      • Several fruitflies (6) observed in food prep/service area in Starbucks.

  • Tribute at One Loudoun, LLC, 20335 Savin Hill Dr Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 9

    • Total violations: 2

      • Some employees of the facility have not signed a health agreement stating they will not come to work if experiencing symptoms of or have been diagnosed with a foodborne illness.

      • The nonfood contact surface of the ice machine observed with accumulations of particulate matter.

  • Pind Indian Cuisine, 20522 East Hampton Plaza Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 9

    • Total violations: 8

      • Signed copies of food employee reporting agreements not provided on site during inspection.

      • Handwashing facility in the bar observed with bottles placed in it. Said sink was not in use.

      • Handwashing facility at the bar observed without soap.

      • Open container of raw chicken observed placed next to open container of cooked chicken in the walk in refrigerator.

      • Cooked chicken, lamb and spinach in the walk in refrigerator registered between 47°F to 50°F. As per PIC said food items were taken from the walk in refrigerator and placed on ice on food prep table during the lunch rush.

      • Date marking not provided for cooked ready to eat (RTE) food such as samosa, fried cauliflower, vegetable fritters and chickpeas in the walk in refrigerator and in one door reach in refrigeration unit. As per the PIC said food were prepare two days prior.

      • Cutting board on top of low boy refrigeration unit observed with deep stained cuts.

      • Hand washing facilities observed dirty in kitchen.

  • Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Dr #114 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 9

    • Total violations: 1

      • Insufficient lighting above 3 comp sink and prep table.

  • Lakshmi Chowk, 21770 Beaumeade Circle #110 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 10

    • Total violations: 1

      • Improper methods used to thaw lamb- container sitting out on shelf.

  • Pomodoro’s Restaurant, 21595 Smith Switch Rd Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 10

    • Total violations: 1

      • Observed pizza with a time to discard of 2:20 PM on the written procedures. the time pizza was checked by EHS was 2:35 PM.

  • Brew Birds, 42020 Village Center Plaza #130 Aldie, VA 20105


    • Date inspeced: Dec. 13

    • Total violations: 2

      • Observed: Test strips for testing sanitizer strength (ppm) not available.

      • Employee handwash sink on front line has no hot water. Cold water is available.

  • Wendy's #6628, 20025 Ashbrook Commons Plaza Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 13

    • Total violations: 2

      • The food establishment does not have written procedures for cleaning up vomiting or diarrheal events that happen in the facility.

      • Several containers of cut leafy greens (salad), milk and dressings registered at 48°F in one door reach in refrigeration unit in front food service area. Said unit registered operating at 50°F. Said unit observed with accumulation ice around the fan cover but no air circulation in the unit.

  • Zone (The), 43811 Central Station Dr #100 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 13

    • Total violations: 1

      • Shelves in the walk in cooler are noted in need of cleaning.

  • Celebrations By Rupa Vira, 44260 Ice Rink Plaza #120 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 14

    • Total violations: 3

      • The rice was not reheated to a sufficient temperature for hot holding (68 degrees F)

      • Did not observe date marking on any containers holding TCS food items that have been prepared by the establishment or on containers of commercially prepared food that has been opened.

      • Observed cooling canister stored in ice machine used for beverages.

  • Opa Mezza Grill, 44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #170 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 14

    • Total violations: 2

      • Observed quat sanitizer dispensed at 3 comp sink insufficient at 0ppm.

      • Observed quat sanitizer solution test kit in disrepair.

  • BBQ Chicken, 43801 Central Station Dr #150 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 14

    • Note: This inspection was a pre-opening visit. The restaurant was not approved for a permit for the following reasons:

      • test strips for dish machine & 3 compartment sink

      • hood vent not operational, no baffles in hood, no switch to turn on hood or lights

      • ceiling tiles missing

      • clean inside of prep units, dusty

      • clean food contact surfaces and counters, dusty

      • install door sweep on front door, not tight fitting, daylight observed @ bottom

      • dish machine needs to be installed, plumbing not hooked up

      • hand washing sink plumbing needs repair, leaking

  • Dairy Queen, 44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #183 Ashburn, VA 20147


    • Date inspected: Dec. 14

    • Total violations: 2

      • The ambient air thermometer located in the ice cream machine is not calibrated. Ambient air temperature stored inside machine registered 50F and machine ambient air temperature read 35F with a calibrated probe thermometer.

      • The ceiling light fixtures observed with debris build up.

  • Flik @Turkish Airlines Lounge, Concouse B Gate 43 Dulles Airport Dulles, VA 20166


    • Date inspected: Dec. 14

    • Total violations: 3

      • A food employee was observed loading the dish machine with dirty wares. They then emptied clean wares from the dish machine without first washing their hands (prior to handling the clean wares).

      • The hand sink at the bar is not equipped with a hand washing sign to notify employees to wash their hands.

      • The facility does not have a high temperature dish machine thermometer to measure the utensil temperature of the sanitize cycle.

This article originally appeared on the Ashburn Patch