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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  HANK'S OYSTER BAR
Address  1624 Q ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20009
Telephone
 (202) 462-4265
 E-mail address  info@hanksoysterbar.com
Date of Inspection
 09
/
 11
/
 2019
    Time In
 11
:
 30
AM     Time Out
 02
:
 05
PM  
License Holder  Leeds the Way Llc
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-69010111
License Period
 08 
/
 01 
/
 2019 
 - 
 07 
/
 31 
/
 2021 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  2 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  7 COS  5 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 STEPHEN TAYLOR 
CFPM #:  FS-82120 

CFPM Expiration Date:   08/03/2021  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 KmG 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protiens 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Orkin 
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  HANK'S OYSTER BAR    Establishment Address  1624 Q ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
8. - A food employee was observed quickly rinsing hands in the hand washing sink when moving from one task to the next. (The PIC discussed proper hand washing procedures with the employee at the time of inspection.) (Corrected On Site)  401.2 Food employees shall use the following cleaning procedure in the order stated to clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms, including surrogate prosthetic devices for hands and arms: (a) Rinse under clean, running warm water; P (b) Apply an amount of cleaning compound recommended by the cleaning compound manufacturer; P (c) Rub together vigorously for at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) seconds while: (1) Paying particular attention to removing soil from underneath the fingernails during the cleaning procedure, P and (2) Creating friction on the surfaces of the hands and arms or surrogate prosthetic devices for hands and arms, finger tips, and areas between the fingers; P (d) Thoroughly rinse under clean, running warm water; P (e) Immediately follow the cleaning procedure with thorough drying using a method specified in Section 3002. P  
10. - There is no hand washing signage at the hand washing sinks located in various areas within the restaurant (bars and kitchen areas). (PIC placed hand washing signage at each hand washing sink where one was missing.) (Corrected On Site)  3004.1 A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands shall be provided at all handwashing sinks used by food employees and shall be clearly visibly to food employees.  
16. - Light mold accumulation observed on the plastic drip panel and on the back wall of both ice machines located in the rear ware washing area. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
22. - Cold food items are held at improper temperatures (sandwich prep unit on the line with drawers).(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  
28. - Plastic spray bottles containing chemical cleaners observed hanging on the shelf with the soda syrups and hose lines. (PIC removed the bottles of spray cleaners from that area to prevent possible contamination.) (Corrected On Site)  3400.1 Poisonous or toxic materials shall be stored so they cannot contaminate food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles by: (a) Separating the poisonous or toxic materials by physically separating or partitioning by a wall or structure; P and (b) Locating the poisonous or toxic materials in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service or single-use articles. This paragraph does not apply to equipment and utensil cleaners and sanitizers that are stored in warewashing areas for availability and convenience if the materials are stored to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles. P  
33. - The sandwich prep unit refrigerator located on the cook line is not maintaining proper cold holding temperatures at the time of inspection. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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  
36. - No thermometer observed inside of one of the under-counter refrigeration units located at the oyster bar.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1524.2 Cold or hot holding equipment used for potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be designed to include and shall be equipped with at least one (1) integral or permanently affixed temperature measuring device that is located to allow easy viewing of the device's temperature display, except as specified in Section 1524.3.  
37. - White ingredient bins and plastic bottles observed containing liquid or powdered ingredients, that have been removed from original packaging, are not labeled with the common name of the ingredient stored inside. (PIC labeled all ingredient bins/bottles/containers at the time of inspection.) (Corrected On Site)  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. - Food employee (waiter) observed not wearing a hair restraint while working with open food (chopping chocolate). (Discussed with PIC and all employees preparing food will wear hair restraints while preparing food.) (Corrected On Site)  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.  
43. - Knife observed stored between equipment when not in use. (PIC removed the knife and placed on knife magnet.) (Corrected On Site)  810.1 During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored: (a) Except as specified in Section 810.1(b), in the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container; (b) In food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food) with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed, such as bins of sugar, flour, or cinnamon; (c) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized at a frequency specified in Sections 1901 and 2001; (d) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain, if used with moist food such as ice cream or mashed potatoes; (e) In a clean, protected location if the utensils, such as ice scoops, are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food); or (f) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) and the container is cleaned at a frequency specified in Section 1901.3.  
43. - Cooking utensils observed stored in still/stagnant water at room temmperature (80 degrees F) when not in use. (PIC placed clean cooking utensils in hot water and placed on the grill to keep at a temperature of 135 degrees F or above between use.) (Corrected On Site)  810.1 During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored: (a) Except as specified in Section 810.1(b), in the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container; (b) In food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food) with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed, such as bins of sugar, flour, or cinnamon; (c) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized at a frequency specified in Sections 1901 and 2001; (d) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain, if used with moist food such as ice cream or mashed potatoes; (e) In a clean, protected location if the utensils, such as ice scoops, are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food); or (f) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) and the container is cleaned at a frequency specified in Section 1901.3.  
48. - There are no chlorine test strips provided for the ware washing machines located in the kitchen and at the bars. (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  
48. - The ware washing machines located at the bars do no appear to be dispensing sanitizing solution (no change on test strips). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1804.1 A warewashing machine and its auxiliary components shall be operated in accordance with the machine's data plate and other manufacturer's instructions.  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 132.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Oysters (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 44.0F Raw Chicken (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 47.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 122.0F Cole slaw (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 44.0F
Shrimp raw (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) 45.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 125.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 126.0F
(Under-counter Refrigerator) 32.0F (Under-counter Refrigerator) 40.0F Shrimp cooked (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cooling) 53.0F Calamari (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
Fingerling Potatoes (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Cooked Mushrooms (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Crab Soup (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Crab Dip (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
(Walk-in Refrigerator) 34.0F (Warewash Machine (rinse cycle)) 152.0F (Warewash Machine (rinse cycle)) 126.0F Fried Chicken (Deep Fryer) (Cooking) 195.0F
Soup (Griddle) (Hot Holding) 175.0F Collard Greens (Griddle) (Hot Holding) 168.0F        
Inspector Comments:
Correct items cited within 5 and 14 calendar days.

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