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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
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Health Regulation and Licensing Administration    Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division    899 North Capitol Street, NE   Washington, DC 20002
http://doh.dc.gov/service/food-safety      email: food.safety@dc.gov
Establishment Name  HAMILTON'S BAR AND GRILL
Address  233 2ND ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20001
Telephone
 (202) 347-6555
 E-mail address  Scottkhamilton@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 04
/
 29
/
 2019
    Time In
 04
:
 00
PM     Time Out
 06
:
 05
PM  
License Holder  Hamilton Restaurant Group Inc.
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-660006980
License Period
 11 
/
 01 
/
 2018 
 - 
 10 
/
 31 
/
 2020 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  9 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  7 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 Jose Cuhna 
CFPM #:  FS-65804 

CFPM Expiration Date:   05/12/2018  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Tenley Town 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Proteins 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Primax 04/29/19 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Sparkle 
FOODBORNE ILLNESS RISK FACTORS AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
  Compliance Status COS R
  Supervision  
IN OUT 1. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, and performs duties
 
 
IN OUT 2. Certified Food Protection Manager
 
 
  Employee Health  
IN OUT 3. Management, food employee, and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities, and reporting
 
 
IN OUT 4. Proper use of restriction and exclusion
 
 
IN OUT 5. Procedures for responding to vomiting and diarrheal events
 
 
  Good Hygienic Practices  
IN OUT N/O 6. Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use
 
 
IN OUT N/O 7. No discharge from eyes, nose, and mouth
 
 
  Control of Hands as a Vehicle of Contamination  
IN OUT N/O 8. Hands clean and properly washed
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 9. No bare hand contact with RTE foods or a pre-approved alternate procedure properly allowed
 
 
IN OUT 10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
 
 
  Approved Source  
IN OUT 11. Food obtained from approved source
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 12. Food received at proper temperature
 
 
IN OUT 13. Food in good condition, safe, and unadulterated
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 14. Required records available: shellstock tags, parasite destruction
 
 
  Protection from Contamination  
IN OUT N/A 15. Food separated and protected
 
 
IN OUT N/A 16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized
 
 
IN OUT 17. Proper disposition of returned, previously served, reconditioned, and unsafe food
 
 
  Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food)  
IN OUT N/A N/O 18. Proper cooking time and temperatures
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 19. Proper reheating procedures for hot holding
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 20. Proper cooling time and temperature
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 21. Proper hot holding temperatures
 
 
IN OUT N/A 22. Proper cold holding temperatures
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 23. Proper date marking and disposition
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 24. Time as a public health control: procedures and records
 
 
  Consumer Advisory  
IN OUT N/A 25. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods
 
 
  Highly Susceptible Populations  
IN OUT N/A 26. Pasteurized foods used; prohibited foods not offered
 
 
  Chemical  
IN OUT N/A 27. Food additives: approved and properly used
 
 
IN OUT N/A 28. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used
 
 
  Conformance with Approved Procedures  
IN OUT N/A 29. Compliance with variance, specialized process, and HACCP plan
 
 
 
GOOD RETAIL PRACTICES
  Compliance Status COS R
  Safe Food and Water  
IN OUT N/A 30. Pasteurized eggs used where required
 
 
IN OUT 31. Water and ice from approved source
 
 
IN OUT N/A 32. Variance obtained for specialized processing methods
 
 
  Food Temperature Control  
IN OUT 33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 34. Plant food properly cooked for hot holding
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 35. Approved thawing methods used
 
 
IN OUT 36. Thermometers provided and accurate
 
 
  Food Identification  
IN OUT 37. Food properly labeled; original container
 
 
  Prevention of Food Contamination  
IN OUT 38. Insects, rodents, and animals not present
 
 
IN OUT 39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage, and display
 
 
IN OUT N/A 40. Personal cleanliness
 
 
IN OUT 41. Wiping cloths: properly used and stored
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 42. Washing fruits and vegetables
 
 
  Proper Use of Utensils  
IN OUT 43. In-use utensils: properly stored
 
 
IN OUT 44. Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried, and handled
 
 
IN OUT 45. Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored and used
 
 
IN OUT N/A 46. Gloves used properly
 
 
  Utensils, Equipment, and Vending  
IN OUT 47. Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, and used
 
 
IN OUT 48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, and used; test strips
 
 
IN OUT 49. Nonfood-contact surfaces clean
 
 
  Physical Facilities  
IN OUT 50. Hot and cold water available; adequate pressure
 
 
IN OUT 51. Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
 
 
IN OUT 52. Sewage and waste water properly disposed
 
 
IN OUT 53. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, and cleaned
 
 
IN OUT 54. Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
 
 
IN OUT 55. Physical facilities installed, maintained, and clean
 
 
IN OUT 56. Adequate ventilation and lighting; designated areas used
 
 
IN = in compliance OUT = not in compliance N/O = not observed
N/A = not applicable COS = corrected on-site R = repeat violation
Establishment Name  HAMILTON'S BAR AND GRILL    Establishment Address  233 2ND ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - Observed the handwashing sink used as a dump sink at the bar.  2414.2 A handwashing sink shall not be used for purposes other than handwashing. Pf  
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sinks.  3002.1 Each handwashing sink or group of adjacent sinks shall be provided with: (a) Individual, disposable towels; Pf (b) A continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel; Pf (c) A heated-air hand drying device that is provided in addition to other hand-drying devices at sinks used for food preparation or warewashing areas; Pf or (d) A hand drying device that employs an air-knife system that delivers high velocity, pressurized air at ambient temperatures. Pf  
15. - Observed raw fish over ready to eat vegetables in the sandwich/salad prep unit across from grill.  802.1(a)-(b) Food shall be protected from cross contamination by: (a) Except as specified in Section 802.1(a)(3), separating raw animal foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from: (1) Raw ready-to-eat food including other raw animal food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw ready-to-eat food such as fruits and vegetables; P and (2) Cooked ready-to-eat food; P and (3) Frozen, commercially processed and packaged raw animal food may be stored or displayed with or above frozen, commercially processed and packaged, ready-to eat food; (b) Except when combined as ingredients, separating types of raw animal foods from each other such as beef, fish, lamb, pork, and poultry during storage, preparation, holding, and display by: (1) Using separate equipment for each type; P or (2) Arranging each type of food in equipment so that cross contamination of one type with another is prevented, and (3) Preparing each type of food at different times or in separate areas. P  
16. - The concentration of the chlorine-based sanitizing solution at both of the dish machines is not in compliance.  2002.2 After being cleaned, equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be sanitized in chemical manual or mechanical operations, including the application of sanitizing chemicals by immersion, manual swabbing, brushing, or pressure spraying methods, using a solution as specified in Section 1813 by providing: (a) Except as specified in Section 2002.2(b), a contact time of at least ten (10) seconds for a chlorine solution specified in Section 1813.2; P (b) A contact time of at least seven (7) seconds for a chlorine solution of fifty micrograms per liter (50 mg/L) that has a pH of ten (10) or less and a temperature of at least thirty -eight degrees Celsius (38 degrees C) (one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees F), or a pH of eight (8) or less and a temperature of at least twenty-four degrees Celsius (24 degrees C) (seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees F)); P (c) A contact time of at least thirty (30) seconds for other chemical sanitizing solutions; P or (d) A contact time used in relationship with a combination of temperature, concentration, and pH that, when evaluated for efficacy, yields -sanitization-, as defined in this Code. P  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods observed improperly cold holding in the sandwich prep refrigerator across from the grill.  1005.1 Except during preparation, cooking, or cooling, or when time is used as the public health control as specified in Section 1009, potentially hazardous food (time/ temperature control for safety food) shall be maintained: (b) At five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less. P  
23. - Temperature control for safety foods intended to be held for more than 24 hours are not date marked.  1007.1 Except when packaging food using a reduced oxygen packaging method as specified in Section 1011, and except as specified in Section 1007.4 and 1007.5, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) prepared and held in a food establishment for more than twenty- four (24) hours shall be clearly marked to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded when held at a temperature of five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less for a maximum of seven (7) days. Pf  
23. - Temperature control for safety foods packaged by a manufactuerer/processing plant are not date marked when opened.  1007.2 Except as specified in Section 1007.4 through 1007.6, a container of refrigerated, ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) prepared and packaged by a food processing plant shall be clearly marked, at the time the original container is opened in a food establishment and if the food is held for more than twenty-four (24) hours, to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded based on the temperature and time combinations specified in Section 1007.1 and: Pf (a) The day the original container is opened in the food establishment shall be counted as Day 1; Pf and (b) The day or date marked by the food establishment may not exceed a manufacturer-s use-by-date if the manufacturer determined the use- by date based on food safety. Pf  
33. - Observed the sandwich prep unit unable to keep foods 41 degrees F or below.  1600.1 Equipment for cooling and heating food, and holding cold and hot food, shall be sufficient in number and capacity to provide food temperatures as specified in chapters 6 through 13. Pf  
38. - Observed approximately 100-150 rodent droppings in the main kitchen area (behind and under equipment) to include food contact surfaces. Observed droppings on baseboards in the basement area/shelving.  3210.1 The premises shall be maintained free of insects, rodents, and other pests. The presence of insects, rodents, and other pests shall be controlled to minimize their presence on the premises by: Pf (a) Routinely inspecting incoming shipments of food and supplies; Pf (b) Routinely inspecting the premises for evidence of pests; Pf (c) Using methods, if pests are found, such as trapping devices or other means of pest control as specified in Sections 3402, 3410 and 3411; Pf and (d) Eliminating harborage conditions. Pf  
38. - Observed an air gap at tthe side entry door.  2912.1 Except as otherwise specified in Sections 2912.2 through 2912.5, the outer openings of a food establishment shall be protected against the entry of insects and rodents by: (a) Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings; (b) Closed, tight-fitting windows; and (c) Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors.  
41. - Wet wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use.  812.2 Cloths that are in-use for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces shall be: (a) Held between uses in a chemical sanitizer solution at a concentration specified in Section 1813; and (b) Laundered daily as specified in Section 2101.4.  
44. - Observed cleaned equipment not covered and/or inverted.  2203.2 Clean equipment and utensils shall be stored as specified in Section 2203.1 and shall be stored: (a) In a self-draining position that allows air drying; and (b) Covered or inverted.  
47. - Observed chipped and cracked food containers in use.  1502.1 Multiuse food-contact surfaces shall be: (a) Smooth; Pf (b) Free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, inclusions, pits, and similar imperfections; Pf (c) Free of sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices; Pf and (d) Finished to have smooth welds and joints. Pf  
48. - No 2-compartment or 3-compartment sink at the bar.  1601.1 A sink with at least three (3) compartments shall be provided for manually washing, rinsing, and sanitizing equipment and utensils, except as specified in Section 1601.3. Pf  
48. - Observed the wash cycle of the dish machine at 80 degrees F.  1809.2 The temperature of the wash solution in spray-type warewashers that use chemicals to sanitize shall not be less than forty-nine degrees Celsius (49 degrees C) (one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees F)). Pf  
49. - Observed the cooking equipment in need of cleaning (rodent droppings observed inside fryer cabinet).  1900.2 The food-contact surfaces of cooking equipment and pans shall be kept free of encrusted grease deposits and other soil accumulations.  
55. - Observed the floors throughout the kitchen to include under the food equipment with an accumulation of food debris/soil residue.  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
55. - Observed the ceiling tiles in the basement and some throughout the kitchen in poor repair/missing.  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
56. - There is insufficient lighting (blown bulb) under the hood.  3008.1(c) At least five hundred forty (540) lux or fifty (50) foot candles at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment including knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Cheese (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 54.1F Tomatoes chopped (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.8F Mozzarella Cheese (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 45.4F Chicken Wings (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 45.5F
Corned Beef (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 47.4F salsa (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.8F Cucumbers (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.8F Tomatoes chopped (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.9F
Turkey (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.5F Lettuce (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.5F Spinach (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.9F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 102.8F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 109.6F            
Inspector Comments:
SUMMARY SUSPENSION for FAILURE TO MINIMIZE PESTS in the establishment. In order for license to be restored, a non-compliance restoration fee of $100 (for re-inspection during normal business hours) or $400 (for re-inspection during non-business hours) must be paid before an inspection can be scheduled and all violations must be corrected and approved by DC Health) Please see the details in the Restoration Procedures document provided by the inspector. Please note: Violations of the D.C. Department of Health’s Food Code may incur administrative and/or civil fines and penalties.

You are required to provide documentation that a licensed pest control service has been performed and all pest control violations have been corrected in order for your restoration inspection to be scheduled.
DC Health does not assign a grade, percentage, or rating for establishment inspection reports. We perform a pass-fail inspection. The amount of Priority, Priority Foundation, and Core violations are tallied at the top of each inspection report. DC Health also performs follow up inspections to ensure the violations which were cited on the initial report have been corrected. To view an establishment's inspection report, follow this link: https://dc.healthinspections.us.
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