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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  BANDIT TACO
Address  1946 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20009
Telephone
 (202) 609-8127
 E-mail address  gbandittacos@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 06
/
 11
/
 2021
    Time In
 12
:
 30
PM     Time Out
 01
:
 30
PM  
License Holder  Street Concepts, LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-18000155
License Period
 04 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 03 
/
 31 
/
 2022 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  4 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  4 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Good Friends 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Not Available 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 The Pest Man 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Grease Busters 
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  BANDIT TACO    Establishment Address  1946 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
3. - The establishment did not provide proof of an employee health policy for the prevention of foodborne illness. I provided the establishment with a copy of the Food Code's conditional employee and food employee interview, reporting agreement, and medical referral forms. Employee policy given to staff. (Corrected On Site)  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. Procedures given to staff. (Corrected On Site)  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  
8. - Cook not washing his hands in-between handling cooked and raw meats. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  402.1 Food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms as specified in Section 401 immediately before working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles, P and: (a) After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms; P (b) After using the toilet room; P (c) After caring for or handling aquatic animals as specified in Section 503.2; P (d) After coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating, or drinking; P (e) After handling soiled surfaces, equipment, or utensils; P (f) During food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross-contamination when changing tasks; P (g) After each absence from the work station; P (h) Immediately before touching ready-to-eat food or food-contact surfaces; P (i) When switching between working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat food; P (j) Before donning gloves for working with food; P and (k) After engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands. P  
10. - There is no soap at the handwashing sinks (back prep and wasrewashing areas). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3001.1 Each handwashing sink or group of two (2) adjacent sinks shall be provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap. Pf  
16. - The temperature of the quaternary ammonium sanitizing solution is not in compliance. Solution made again at right temperatures. (Corrected On Site)  1813.4 A quaternary ammonium compound solution shall: (a) Have a minimum temperature of twenty-four degrees Celsius (24 degrees C) (seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees F)); P (b) Have a concentration as specified in Section 3404 and as indicated by the manufacturer's use directions included in the labeling; P and (c) Be used only in water with five hundred micrograms per liter (500 mg/L) hardness or less, or in water having hardness no greater than specified by the EPA-registered label use instructions. P  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F (service line, under the counter refrigerator near walk-in, and drawers underneath grill). (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  
37. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled (rice and beans). (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.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution (ammonia). .(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  
51. - Steady water leak from mop sink faucet. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2418.1 A plumbing system shall be: (a) Repaired according to the D.C. Plumbing Code (2008) incorporating the International Plumbing Code 2006, as amended by the D.C. Plumbing Code Supplement (subtitle F of 12 DCMR); and (b) Maintained in good repair.  
52. - Did not have copy of grease removal company. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2605.1 Removal of sewage and other liquid waste, including grease collections, shall comply with the provisions of this chapter. A copy of the establishment's professional service contract shall be maintained at all approved waste servicing areas, or at the mobile food establishment by the licensee and the following documents shall be available for inspection: Pf (a) Name and address of the licensee's District-licensed sewage and liquid waste transport contractor; (b) Duration of the contract; and (c) Frequency of sewage and liquid waste removal services provided under the contract.  
56. - There is insufficient lighting (blown bulb) in the walk-in refrigerator. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3008.1(a) The light intensity shall be: At least one hundred eight (108) lux or ten (10) foot candles at a distance of seventy-five centimeters (75 cm) or thirty inches (30 in.) above the floor, in walk-in refrigeration units and dry food storage areas and in other areas and rooms during periods of cleaning.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 100.0°F 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 80.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Raw Beef (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 48.0F Fish - Tilapia (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 44.0F Raw Chicken (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Raw Chicken (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Guacamole (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Raw Beef (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Salsa (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Sauce (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Sauce (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Al Pastor Beef (Hot Holding Unit) (Cold Holding) 170.0F Chicken (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 170.0F Rice steamed (Stove) (Hot Holding) 168.0F
Chicken (Stove) (Hot Holding) 171.0F Vegetables - cut (Grill) (Cooking) 183.0F Shrimp cooked (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 47.0F Tofu (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 46.0F
Sauce (Service Line) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Pico De Gallo (Service Line) (Cold Holding) 44.0F Guacamole (Service Line) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Rice steamed (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 164.0F
Black Beans (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 167.0F Chicken (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 165.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 128.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 121.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 115.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 120.0F        
Inspector Comments:
Correct all stated items within 5 calendar days.
Correct all stated items within 14 calendar days.

Edwin Flores possess a food manager's certificate from Prometric. An application must be submitted for a DC-issued certificate. Please go to https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/1162816
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.
  Edwin Flores 06/11/2021
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Megan Johnson 121  06/11/2021 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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