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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  ASIA NINE
Address  915 E ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20004
Telephone
 (202) 629-4355
 E-mail address  Asianinedc@yahoo.com
Date of Inspection
 12
/
 02
/
 2019
    Time In
 12
:
 00
PM     Time Out
 02
:
 40
PM  
License Holder  Centerpoint Nine Inc.
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-70109808
License Period
 12 
/
 01 
/
 2018 
 - 
 11 
/
 30 
/
 2020 
 Type of Inspection
 Follow-up
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  4 COS  0 R  1
Priority Foundation Violations  2 COS  0 R  1
Core Violations  1 COS  0 R  1
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Republic Services 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Proteins 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Primax (11/27/19) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 U.S. Filter Hood Cleaning 
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  ASIA NINE    Establishment Address  915 E ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
1. - The person in charge does not have a District-issued Certified Food Protection Manager Identification Card.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 24-HOURS)  201.2 The person in charge shall demonstrate the knowledge required in Section 201.1 by: (a) Complying with this Code by having no violations of critical items during the current inspection; Pf (b) Being a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Pf  
2. - There is no one on duty during the time of inspection, that has a Certified Food Protection Manager ID Card issued by the Department. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 24-HOURS)  203.1 Each person in charge shall be certified by a food protection manager certification program that is accredited by the Conference for Food Protection Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs. Such certified food protection managers shall be deemed in compliance with Section 201.2(b). P  
22. - Cold food items are held at improper temperatures (items on the stir-fry side of the line). (REPEAT)  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. (REPEAT)  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  
29. - The food employee is not following the HACCP plan that was submitted to the Department for measuring the pH of the Acidified Sushi Rice. (i.e. the food employee observed using standard purified bottled/drinking water for measuring the pH of Sushi rice, dates and times pre-recorded on the logs that were provided at the time of inspection.) (Correct within 24-Hours)  4104.2(a) A food establishment shall obtain a variance from the Department as specified in Sections 4102, 4103, and 4104 before: (a) Smoking food as a method of food preservation rather than as a method of flavor enhancement; Pf (b) Curing food; Pf (c) Using food additives or adding components such as vinegar as a method of food preservation rather than as a method of flavor enhancement or to render a food so that it is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food); Pf (d) Packaging food using a reduced oxygen method except where the growth of and toxin formation by Clostridium botulinum and the growth of Listeria monocytogenes are controlled as specified in Section 1011; Pf (e) Operating a molluscan shellfish life-support system display tank used to store or display shellfish that are offered for human consumption; Pf (f) Custom processing animals that are for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food establishment; (g) Preparing food by another method that the Department determines requires a variance; Pf or (h) Sprouting seeds or beans. PfIf the Department grants a variance as specified in Section 4102, or a HACCP Plan is otherwise required as specified in Section 4202, the licensee shall: (a) Comply with the HACCP Plan and procedures submitted and approved as the basis for the variance. P  
37. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled (i.e. plastic bottles containing various sauces, oils, etc.).  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.  
38. - Two (2) live roaches observed in the kitchen/cooking area at the time of inspection. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 24-HOURS)  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  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Walk-in Freezer) 15.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 121.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 117.0F Eggs (Table) (Holding) 58.0F
Raw Chicken (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Raw Beef (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Shrimp raw (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 51.0F Onions raw (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Tofu (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Noodles (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Dumplings (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Salmon (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Raw Tuna (Sushi) (Sushi Bar) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Raw Salmon (Sushi) (Sushi Bar) (Cold Holding) 48.0F Raw Salmon (Sushi) (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct items cited within 24-Hours (per V. Grover).

Failure to comply with 5 and 14 calendar day notices, cited during the previous inspection conducted on 11/14/19, as listed within the observations section of this report.

5 calendar day notices abated from the previous inspection conducted on 11/14/19. (25 DCMR 1608.1, 1600.1, 2402.1)

Please submit all questions/inquiries to the Area Supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov for efficient response.
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 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
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