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Restaurant Inspections: Auntie Anne's, Cantina D'Italia

See how your favorite Oakton-area restaurants were rated by health inspectors.

Inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health visited several restaurants in or near Oakton this week. See a sampling of those results below, and visit the health department's website for a complete list of recent inspections.

Auntie Anne's
11953U Fair Oaks Shopping Center Date of inspection: August 29
The following food item was observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device: cream cheese.
 
Cantina D' Italia
13015 Fair Lakes Shopping Center Date of inspection: August 29
A food employee was observed handling the following ready-to-eat food using their bare hands: sliced cheese, bread.           
 
Caribou Coffee #836
11750 Fair Oaks Mall Date of inspection: August 30
Ice maker observed dirty.
 
Amphora Restaurant
377 Maple Ave West Date of inspection: August 30
No violations were found during the inspection.
 
Sweetrainbow Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream
11761L Fair Oaks Shopping Center Date of inspection: August 30
No violations were found during the inspection.

About these inspections: 

"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 department of health 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."

Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website.
A core item "usually relates to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities or structures, equipment design, or general maintenance."

A priority item is "a provision in this Code whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention or reduction to an acceptable level, hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury and there is no other provision that more directly controls the hazard," and "includes items with a quantifiable measure to show control of hazards such as cooking, reheating, cooling, handwashing."

A priority foundation item "includes an item that requires the purposeful incorporation of specific actions, equipment or procedures by industry management to attain control of risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury such as personnel training, infrastructure or necessary equipment, HACCP plans, documentation or record keeping, and labeling." 

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