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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration    Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division    899 North Capitol Street, NE   Washington, DC 20002      email:
Address  2017 I ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20006
 (202) 331-7282
 E-mail address
Date of Inspection
    Time In
AM     Time Out
License Holder  Arts Club of Washington DC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-50006102
License Period
 Type of Inspection
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
Priority Violations  1 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  5 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  11 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
CFPM #:  FS-80593 

CFPM Expiration Date:   04/25/2021  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 DMV Hauling Service, LLC 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Planet Fry 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
  Compliance Status COS R
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
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
  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  ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON    Establishment Address  2017 I ST NW
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 is no handwashing signage at the employee toilet room handwashing sink in the basement.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. - Soil accumulation observed on the food-contact surface (blade) of the can opener.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
38. - Neither the name of the establishment's licensed Pesticide Operator/contractor nor its pest extermination services contract are available.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3210.2 The licensee shall maintain a copy of the establishment's professional service contract and service schedule, and the following documents shall be available for inspection: Pf (a) Name and address of its District-licensed Pesticide Operator/contractor; (b) Frequency of pest extermination services provided under the contract; and (c) Date pest extermination services were last provided to the establishment.  
38. - Numerous rat droppings observed at the outside rear of the establishment, specifically on the ground near the air conditioning units, on the ground near the basement door, and on the ground of the waste receptacle storage area. Also, mouse droppings observed in the kitchen, specifically on the floor beneath the storage rack at the nook, and on the floor beneath the warewashing machine.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. - Gaps observed throughout the outside rear of the establishment, specifically in the wooden doors near the air conditioning units and in the brick wall near the basement door. Also, hole observed on the outside front of the establishment, specifically on the lower-left-hand-side of the front door. Additionally, the windowpane at the basement male toilet room observed missing.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.  
39. - Boxes storing food observed on the floor inside the walk-in freezer.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  816.1 Except as specified in Sections 816.2 and 816.3, food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food: (a) In a clean, dry location; (b) Where it is not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; and (c) At least fifteen centimeters (15 cm) or six inches (6 in.) above the floor.  
47. - The mop sink, located in the basement near the employee toilet room, is not an NSF- or ANSI- approved plumbing fixture; the establishment is using a plastic laundry tub.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1536.1 Food equipment that is certified or classified for sanitation by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited certification program is deemed to be in compliance with chapters 14 and 15 of this Code.  
48. - There is no detergent-sanitizer chemical provided to effectively clean and sanitize equipment and utensils at the 2-compartment warewashing sink.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1601.4 Before a two (2)-compartment sink is used: (a) The licensee shall have its use approved; and (b) The licensee shall limit the number of kitchenware items cleaned and sanitized in the two (2)-compartment sink, and shall limit warewashing to batch operations for cleaning kitchenware such as between cutting one type of raw meat and another or cleanup at the end of a shift, and shall: (1) Make up the cleaning and sanitizing solutions immediately before use and drain them immediately after use, and (2) Use a detergent-sanitizer to sanitize and apply the detergentsanitizer in accordance with the manufacturer's label instructions and as specified in Section 1814; or (3) Use a hot water sanitization immersion step as specified in Section 1909.1(c).  
52. - Drains originating from the basins of the 2-compartment sink observed directly connected to the sewage system(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2602.1 Except as specified in Sections 2602.2 through 2602.4, a direct connection shall not exist between the sewage system and a drain originating from equipment in which food, portable equipment, or utensils are placed. P  
53. - The employee toilet room door in the basement is not self-closing.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2911.1 Toilet rooms shall not open directly into a room used for the preparation of food for service to the public and shall be provided with a tight-fitting and self-closing door in accordance with the D.C. Plumbing Code (2008) incorporating the International Plumbing Code (2006) or most recent edition, as amended by the D.C. Plumbing Code Supplement (subtitle F of 12 DCMR). Pf  
53. - The employee toilet room in the basement does not have a covered receptacle for the disposal of feminine hygiene products.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2707.1 A toilet room used by females shall be provided with a covered receptacle for feminine hygiene products.  
54. - Several of the waste receptacles at the outside rear of the establishment observed with holes and/or damaged.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2711.1 Storage areas, enclosures, and receptacles for refuse, recyclables, and returnables shall be maintained in good repair.  
55. - Gaps and holes observed on the walls in the kitchen, specifically inside the small closet next to the handwashing sink, beneath the warewashing machine, and next to the deep fryer at the cook line.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
55. - Unnecessary/unused items and equipment observed at the outside rear of the establishment, specifically near the basement door and between the brick wall and the walk-in refrigeration units.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3213.1 The premises shall be free of: (a) Items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the establishment such as equipment that is nonfunctional or no longer used; and (b) Litter.  
56. - Both grease and dust accumulation observed on the filters of the ventilation hood above the cook line in the kitchen.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1509.4 Hoods, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned at intervals necessary to prevent the accumulation of grease.  
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 148.0°F 
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet/female) 100.1F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet/male) 103.1F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 101.3F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 100.2F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 102.9F Hot Water (2-compartment sink) 112.1F Hot Water (Warewashing Machine - Wash Cycle) 143.0F Hot Water (Warewashing Machine - Rinse Cycle) 148.0F
(Walk-in Freezer) -3.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 40.0F Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.7F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 38.0F
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 and 14 calendar days.

NOTE: Kitchen was closed during the inspection; kitchen only operates during events that are scheduled at the establishment.

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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:
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