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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  BLUFIN SUSHI TO GO
Address  3073 CANAL ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20007
Telephone
 (571) 383-0245
 E-mail address  sangjoonkim72@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 02
/
 25
/
 2021
    Time In
 03
:
 06
PM     Time Out
 04
:
 31
PM  
License Holder  Blufin Sushi To Go, LLC
License/Customer No.  9305xxxx-16000122
License Period
 06 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 05 
/
 31 
/
 2022 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  0 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  0 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  7 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 SANGJOON KIM 
CFPM #:  FS-89444 

CFPM Expiration Date:   08/11/2022  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Good Friends Waste Management 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Proteins, Inc. 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Ark Pest Control, LLC 
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  BLUFIN SUSHI TO GO    Establishment Address  3073 CANAL ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
32. - The establishment's variance or the acidification of white rice expired on 5/31/2020. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  4103.2 A request for a variance shall contain the following information, which shall be retained in the Department's file on the food establishment: (a) The specified provision(s) of this Code from which the variance is requested; (b) The reasons why the requirements of the provision(s) cannot be met; (c) Alternative measures that will be taken to ensure a comparable degree of protection to public health, safety, and the environment if a variance is granted; (d) Whether a HACCP Plan, as specified in Section 4202 is involved that includes information specified under Section 4205 that is relevant to the variance request; (e) The length of time for which the variance is requested; and (f) A statement that the party applying for the variance will agree to comply with the terms of any variance, if one is granted.  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the white coffin style freezer on the 2nd floor. (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.  
48. - The establishment is not approved for use of a 2-compartment sink and there is no detergent-sanitizer provided for use in the 2-compartment sink. Correct cited 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).  
49. - A thick layer of ice has accumulated on the shelves of the white reach-in freezer. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  1900.3 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.  
53. - The door of the toilet room on the 2nd floor is propped open. The door was closed. (Corrected On Site)  3208.1 Toilet room doors as specified in Section 2911 shall be kept closed except during cleaning and maintenance operations.  
56. - There is insufficient lighting (blown bulb) in the reach-in freezer and reach-in refrigerator. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  3008.1(b) The light intensity shall be: At least two hundred fifteen (215) lux or twenty (20) foot candles: (2) Inside equipment such as reach-in and under-counter refrigerators.  
62. - A current inspection report is not posted in a location that is conspicuous to consumers. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  4310.2 The licensee shall post a current license, valid Certificate of Occupancy, and a current inspection reports in a location within the food establishment that is conspicuous to consumers as specified in Section 4306.3.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Reach-in Freezer) -26.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 117.0F Scallops (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Octopus (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 31.0F
Salmon (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Tuna (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Refrigerator - sushi display) 28.0F Imitation Crabmeat (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Tuna (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Salmon (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 34.0F Rice - Sushi (Rice Steamer) (Holding) 120.0F
Hot Water (2-compartment sink) 140.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 142.0F Miso Soup (Soup Warmer) (Hot Holding) 158.0F (Under-counter Refrigerator) 38.0F
Raw Chicken (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Reach-in Freezer) -13.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 100.0F (Reach-in Freezer) -13.0F
(Reach-in Refrigerator) 36.7F Salmon (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F (Freezer) -13.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Parasite destruction letters for fish sold or served in raw, ready-to-eat form: True World Foods (1/14/2021), KOMOLO, Inc (1/9/2021), and Washington D.C. Mutual Trading, LLC (12/30/2020).

APPROVED - No objection to the renewal of Variance for the Acidification of white rice.

Correct cited violations within 14 calendar-days.

If you have any questions, please contact the Area Supervisor by emailing food.safety@dc.gov with your inquiry details.
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.
  Sangjoon Kim 02/25/2021
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Ivory Gene Cooper 056  02/25/2021 
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