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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  UPTOWNER CAFÉ
Address  2023 G ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20037
Telephone
 (202) 994-8082
 E-mail address  uptownercafe@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 02
/
 21
/
 2020
    Time In
 12
:
 15
PM     Time Out
 01
:
 30
PM  
License Holder  Uptowner G.W. Inc
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-12000033
License Period
 11 
/
 01 
/
 2019 
 - 
 10 
/
 31 
/
 2021 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  1 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  5 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  6 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 MARIA RODRIGUEZ 
CFPM #:  FS-78272 

CFPM Expiration Date:   07/20/2020  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 N/A 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 none provided during the inspection 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 N/A 
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  UPTOWNER CAFÉ    Establishment Address  2023 G ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink located in the back kitchen during the inspection.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. - Food is not stored in a manner to protect from cross contamination in reach-in refrigerator located in the back kitchen (cut vegetable in plastic bag stored together with raw shell eggs; raw shell eggs stored above bell peppers). (PIC put foods in proper order during the inspection). (Corrected On Site)  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. - Observed slicer blade not properly cleaned after use. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
23. - Temperature control for safety foods intended to be held for more than 24 hours are not date marked in the reach-in refrigerator located in back kitchen.(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  
36. - There are no visible thermometers in the reach-in refrigerators. (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. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled in the reach-in refrigerator at the back kitchen. (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.  
38. - There is no professional pest extermination service report or contract with service schedule presented during the inspection. (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.  
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  
55. - Observed mop has not been hung after use to allow it air dry. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3205.1 After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies.  
55. - Strong foul smell observed from the grease trap box during the inspection. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
56. - Observed establishment cooks foods such as steaks, chicken and eggs without installing proper ventilation exhaust hood. (Observed discolored wall and ceiling paint, and a vent cover in the ceiling heavily soiled with grease above the cooking stoves at service line during inspection. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3009.5 Each cooking unit that creates smoke, steam, gases, fumes, odors, vapors, or excessive heat shall be hooded and vented, or locally vented to the outside air by forced draft, in a manner that effectively removes the conditions; provided, that small burners used intermittently for short periods of time, warming equipment, bread toasters, coffee urns, and radiant cooking units need not be so vented unless one (1) or more of the units creates a nuisance, or the Department determines the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system does not adequately vent the room as specified in Section 3009.3.  
62. - The current DC Health inspection report has not been posted at conspicuous place within the premises.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  4306.3 All licenses, Certificate of Occupancy, and current inspection reports shall be conspicuously posted within the food establishment.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Tuna (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Cheese (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Freezer (Reach-in Freezer) 0.0F (Reach-in Freezer) 18.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 105.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 114.0F Juice (Refrigerator - display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Sushi (Refrigerator - display) (Cold Holding) 34.0F
Yogurt (Refrigerator - display) (Cold Holding) 35.0F Soup (Crock Pot) (Hot Holding) 148.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 100.0F Milk (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Chicken (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Eggs (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Cheese (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 and 14 calendar days.

If you have question, please contact the area supervisory sanitarian Mrs. Jacqueline Coleman 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.
  Maria Rodriguez 02/21/2020
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Jemal Yasin 026  02/21/2020 
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