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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
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Health Regulation & Licensing Administration    Office of Food, Drug, Radiation, and Community Hygiene    2201 Shannon Place, SE - 2nd Floor    Washington, DC 20020
http://doh.dc.gov/service/food-safety      email: food.safety@dc.gov
Establishment Name  7-ELEVEN
Address  1401 COLUMBIA RD NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20009
Telephone
 (202) 483-7877
 E-mail address  ashoo.bhalla@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 08
/
 12
/
 2021
    Time In
 08
:
 50
AM     Time Out
 10
:
 28
AM  
License Holder  BCS Corporation
License/Customer No.  09305xxxx-66001121
License Period
 02 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 01 
/
 31 
/
 2022 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  2 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  11 COS  3 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 HASAN MAHMUD 
CFPM #:  FS-103223 

CFPM Expiration Date:   02/09/2026  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 DG Trash & Lite Hauling, Inc. 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 N/A 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Atek Pest Management 
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  7-ELEVEN    Establishment Address  1401 COLUMBIA RD NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
2. - The Certified Food Protection Manager Identification Card issued by the Department is not posted next to the establishment's basic business license. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  200.4 Documentation that each person in charge is a certified food protection manager with knowledge of food safety shall be conspicuously posted in the food establishment next to the food establishment license. Such documentation shall be removed when the individual is no longer employed on-site by the establishment.  
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 did not provide procedures for responding to a contamination event due to vomiting or diarrhea. I emailed the establishment a copy of DC Health-issued Vomit/Diarrhea Response Procedures. (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 are no paper towels at the handwashing sink in the dishwashing area. Paper towels were provided. (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  
19. - The meatballs were not reheated to a minimum temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The meatballs were reheated to the proper minimum temperature. (Corrected On Site)  906.3 Ready-to-eat food taken from a commercially processed, hermetically sealed container, or from an intact package from a food processing plant that is inspected by the food regulatory authority that has jurisdiction over the plant, shall be heated to a temperature of at least fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) for hot holding. P  
21. - Meatballs were held at an improper temperature in the hot holding display unit. The meatballs were reheated to the proper minimum temperature. (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: (a) At fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) or above, except that roasts cooked to a temperature and for a time specified in Section 900.2 or reheated as specified in Section 906.5 may be held at a temperature of fifty-four degrees Celsius (54 degrees C )(one hundred thirty degrees Fahrenheit ((130 degrees F)) or above. P  
38. - There are openings in the ceiling due to missing tiles in the rear storage area, front of the store, and above the handsink near the toilet room. There are openings in the wall near the handwashing sink outside the toilet room. (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.  
38. - Fruit flies were observed around the fountain drink dispensers. (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  
47. - The digital display on the digital thermometer in the open display refrigerator is blank. No temperature is indicated. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  1816.3 Ambient air temperature, water pressure, and water temperature measuring devices shall be maintained in good repair and be accurate within the intended range of use.  
51. - The spray hose is suspended to the bottom of the 3-compartment sink and there is no air gap beneath the spray hose. (Correct Violation Within 5 Calendar Days)  2409.1 A plumbing system shall be installed to preclude backflow of a solid, liquid, or gas contaminant into the water supply system at each point of use at the food establishment, including on a hose bibb if a hose is attached or on a hose bibb if a hose is not attached and backflow prevention is required by 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) by: (a) Providing an air gap as specified in Section 2403; P or (b) Installing an approved backflow prevention device as specified in Section 2404. P  
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.  
54. - There is no waste (trash) receptacle at the handwashing sink in the dishwashing area. A trash receptacle was provided. (Corrected On Site)  2706.3 If disposable towels are used at handwashing sinks, a waste receptacle shall be located at each sink or group of adjacent sinks.  
54. - The large trash receptacles in the rear storage area by the door are not kept closed. The lids have been closed on the receptacles. (Corrected On Site)  2713.1 Receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables, and returnables shall be kept covered inside the food establishment if the receptacles and units contain food residue and are not in continuous use; or after the receptacles and units are filled.  
54. - The rear storage area for the large trash receptacles is unclean. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  2715.1 A storage area and enclosure for refuse, recyclables, or returnables shall be maintained free of unnecessary items, and kept clean.  
55. - The walk-in refrigerator floor is unclean. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
56. - Employee clothing items are stored on a shelf under the lockers. The items were placed in a locker. (Corrected On Site)  3209.2 Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be used for the orderly storage of employee clothing and other possessions.  
62. - Current inspection reports are 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
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 116.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 114.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 112.0F (Reach-in Freezer) -9.0F
(Reach-in Freezer) -7.0F (Reach-in Freezer) -1.0F (Under-counter Refrigerator) 36.0F Chicken Wings (Hot Holding Display Unit) (Hot Holding) 138.0F
Beef Patties (Hot Holding Display Unit) (Hot Holding) 151.0F Pizza (Hot Holding Display Unit) (Hot Holding) 161.0F Meatballs (Hot Holding Display Unit) (Hot Holding) 129.0F Meatballs (Hot Holding Display Unit) (Hot Holding) 130.0F
Chicken Wings (Oven) (Reheating) 145.0F Chicken Wings (Oven) (Reheating) 96.0F Meatballs (Oven) (Reheating) 172.0F Meatballs (Oven) (Reheating) 181.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 110.0F Quarter Pounder Big Bite (Hot Dog Roller) (Hot Holding) 135.0F Cheeseburger Bite (Hot Dog Roller) (Hot Holding) 136.0F Steak and Cheese Taquito (Hot Dog Roller) (Hot Holding) 143.0F
(Ice Cream Freezer) -4.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 40.0F (Open Display Refrigerator) 39.0F (Open Display Refrigerator) 37.0F
(Ice Cream Freezer) -5.8F            
Inspector Comments:
Most recent pest control service date: July 18, 2021

Correct cited violations within 5 calendar-days.

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.
  Hasan Mahmud 08/12/2021
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    Ivory Gene Cooper 056  08/12/2021 
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    2023