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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  DISTRICT SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Address  500 8TH ST SE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20003
Telephone
 (202) 544-8882
 E-mail address  davidrountree@districtsoulfood.com
Date of Inspection
 05
/
 30
/
 2019
    Time In
 02
:
 17
PM     Time Out
 04
:
 11
PM  
License Holder  District Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge, LLC
License/Customer No.  93130xxxx-19000099
License Period
 01 
/
 01 
/
 2019 
 - 
 12 
/
 30 
/
 2020 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  6 COS  2 R  0
Core Violations  5 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 WILLIE JONES 
CFPM #:  FS-71515 

CFPM Expiration Date:   07/06/2019  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 F and L Construction 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protiens 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Family Termite and Pest Control 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Chinchilla Fire and Safety Services 
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  DISTRICT SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT & LOUNGE    Establishment Address  500 8TH ST SE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
3. - The establishment did not provide proof of an employee health policy for the prevention of foodborne illness. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  300.1 The licensee shall require food employees and conditional employees to report to the person in charge, in accordance with this Section, information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food.  
5. - The establishment does not have approved procedures for responding to a contamination event due to vomiting or diarrhea.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  504.1 A licensee shall ensure that its food establishment shall have procedures for employees to follow when responding to vomiting or diarrheal events that involve the discharge of vomitus or fecal matter onto surfaces in the food establishment. The procedures shall address the specific actions employees must take to minimize the spread of contamination and the exposure of employees, consumers, food, and surfaces to vomitus or fecal matter. Pf  
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink located at the kitchen, upstairs bar and dish wash area. (Supplied at call to correct this) (Corrected On Site)  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  
10. - There is no soap at the handwashing sink located at the dish wash area. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3001.1 Each handwashing sink or group of two (2) adjacent sinks shall be provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap. Pf  
10. - Utensils and kitchen items blocked the hand wash sink accessibility of the sink located at the dish wash area. (Items removed at call to correct this) (Corrected On Site)  2414.1 A handwashing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use. Pf  
16. - The concentration of the chlorine-based sanitizing solution is not in compliance at the glass washer at the bar and the dishwasher at the kitchen. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1813.2 A chlorine solution shall have a minimum temperature based on the concentration and pH of the solution as listed in the following chart: P CONCENTRATION RANGE = 25 mg/L - 49 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 49 degrees C (120 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 49 degrees C (120 degrees F)]; CONCENTRATION RANGE = 50 mg/L - 49 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 38 degrees C (100 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 24 degrees C (75 degrees F)]; MINUMUM CONCENTRATION = 100 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 13 degrees C (55 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 13 degrees C (55 degrees F)].  
22. - Some Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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  
37. - Working containers of foods (spices, salt) are not name labeled.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  803.1 Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food establishment, such as cooking oils, flour, herbs, potato flakes, salt, spices, and sugar shall be identified with the common name of the food, except that containers holding food that can be readily and unmistakably recognized, such as dry pasta, need not be identified.  
40. - Three Food employee observed not wearing a hair restraint while working with open food.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  502.1 Food employees shall wear clean and effective hair restraints, such as hairnets or beard nets, if appropriate, and clothing that covers body hair that are designed and worn to effectively keep hair from contacting exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles. Hats, caps, scarves or other head covers are acceptable if the hair is contained to prevent contamination. Hair spray and tying back the hair in a ponytail are not effective hair restraints.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1608.1 A test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in micrograms per liter (mg/L) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. Pf  
51. - The garbage disposal unit (food waste grinder) is out of order.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2418.1 A plumbing system shall be: (a) Repaired according to the D.C. Plumbing Code (2008) incorporating the International Plumbing Code 2006, as amended by the D.C. Plumbing Code Supplement (subtitle F of 12 DCMR); and (b) Maintained in good repair.  
55. - Observed food waste and dirt accumulated at the floors and wall near the dish wash area. Observed mold on the wall around the 3 compartment sink. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 00 ppm, 0.0 pH, 120.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 00 ppm, 0.0 pH, 120.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 118.0F Hot Water (Dishwashing Machine - Final Rinse Cycle) 120.0F Hot Water (Warewashing Machine - Rinse Cycle) 120.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 113.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 114.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 109.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 113.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink (Bar)) 115.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 115.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink (Bar)) 117.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 114.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 40.0F
(Reach-in Refrigerator) 39.0F (Reach-in Freezer) 2.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 35.0F Chicken (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 45.0F
Peppers (Ice) (Cold Holding) 51.0F Onions (Ice) (Cold Holding) 50.0F PIckled Onions (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 51.0F Oxtails (Hot Holding Cabinet) (Hot Holding) 145.0F
Ribs (Hot Holding Cabinet) (Hot Holding) 146.0F Macaroni and cheese (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 149.0F Beans (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 147.0F Rice (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 146.0F
Grits (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 149.0F Fish - Catfish (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Fish - Whiting (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Crab cake (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Salmon (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Carrots (Ice) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Cole slaw (Ice) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Potato salad (Ice) (Cold Holding) 42.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 and 14 calendar-days.

Please submit all questions/inquiries to the Area Supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov.
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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