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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  AMERICA'S BEST WINGS
Address  2863 ALABAMA AVE SE
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20020
Telephone
 (202) 575-9464
 E-mail address  rkarim79@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 07
/
 09
/
 2021
    Time In
 11
:
 00
AM     Time Out
 12
:
 40
PM  
License Holder  Ballpark Inc
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-12000361
License Period
 09 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 08 
/
 31 
/
 2022 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  2 COS  2 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  4 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 OLYSEGUN EKANADE 
CFPM #:  FS-89719 

CFPM Expiration Date:   02/08/2022  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 F & L Construction LLC 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Proteins 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 First Route Pest Specialists (Service Date - 23/06/2021) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Hood Cleaning Specialist 
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  AMERICA'S BEST WINGS    Establishment Address  2863 ALABAMA AVE SE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink at the counter area. Paper towel was replenished at the time of call. (Corrected On Site)  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  
20. - Observed boneless chicken from prior night not cooled to proper temperature. The food was discarded at the time of call. (Corrected On Site)  1003.1 Cooked potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be cooled: (a) Within two (2) hours, from fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F) to twenty-one degrees Celsius (21 degrees C) (seventy degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees F)); P and (b) Within six (6) hours, from fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F) to five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less. P  
22. - Observed several containers of honey mustard and opened mayonnaise stored on the shelving unit in dry storage area. The food items were discarded at the time of call. (Corrected On Site)  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  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the sandwich prep refrigerator.(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.  
41. - Wet wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use. Corrected by storing the wiping cloths in a sanitizing bucket. (Corrected On Site)  812.2 Cloths that are in-use for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces shall be: (a) Held between uses in a chemical sanitizer solution at a concentration specified in Section 1813; and (b) Laundered daily as specified in Section 2101.4.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips ( QUAT) available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution at 3 compartment sink.(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  
50. - The water pressure at the handwashing sink located in the restroom is very low.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2306.1 Hot or cold water under pressure shall be provided to all fixtures, equipment, and nonfood equipment that are required to use hot or cold water, except that water supplied as specified in Section 2308.1(a) and (b) to a temporary food establishment or in response to a temporary interruption of a water supply need not be under pressure. Pf  
51. - The garbage disposal unit (food waste grinder) is out of order.(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.  
56. - There is insufficient lighting (blown bulb) in the sandwich prep 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: (1) At a surface where food is provided for consumer self-service, such as buffets and salad bars, or where fresh produce or packaged foods are sold or offered for consumption; (2) Inside equipment such as reach-in and under-counter refrigerators; and (3) At a distance of seventy-five centimeters (75 cm) or thirty inches (30 in.) above the floor in areas used for handwashing, warewashing, and equipment and utensil storage, and in toilet rooms.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 300 ppm, 0.0 pH, 105.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Walk-in Freezer) 6.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 36.0F Sliced Tomatoes (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Raw Shrimp (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Raw Chicken (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Reach-in Freezer) 5.0F Cheese sauce (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 138.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 103.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 118.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) 38.0F Mushrooms (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Cucumbers (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Cheese (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Sliced Tomatoes (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Lettuce (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Chicken fried (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cooling) 58.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) 40.0F Raw Shrimp (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Raw Chicken (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Fish raw (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Raw Beef (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Thawing) 28.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 119.0F (Display Refrigerator) 40.0F
Cole slaw (Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 107.0F Chicken Wings (Deep Fryer) (Cooking) 189.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 103.0F
Mayonnaise (Shelf) (Holding) 75.0F Honey Mustard (Shelf) (Holding) 75.0F        
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 calendar-days.
Correct cited violations within 14 calendar-days.
If you have any questions, please contact the Area Supervisor at 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.
  Mohammad Rashid 07/09/2021
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Solomon Balcha 038  07/09/2021 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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