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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  LA PERLA RESTAURANT
Address  2600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20037
Telephone
 (202) 333-1767
 E-mail address  laperla@laperla.us
Date of Inspection
 12
/
 10
/
 2021
    Time In
 03
:
 05
PM     Time Out
 04
:
 55
PM  
License Holder  La Perla Restaurant
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-67004895
License Period
 08 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 07 
/
 21 
/
 2022 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
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  3 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 DORCAS AVERY 
CFPM #:  FS-100815 

CFPM Expiration Date:   12/06/2025  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 IESI TRASH SERVICES 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 VALEY PROTEINS 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 VEGA PEST ELIMINATION 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 SAFETY FIRST HOOD CLEANING 
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  LA PERLA RESTAURANT    Establishment Address  2600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
36. - No visible thermometer present inside the small sandwich prep refrigerator. (Corrected On Site)  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 and linens in use are found at different locations in the kitchen and not stored in a sanitized solution. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  812.1 Cloths that are in-use for wiping food spills from tableware and carry-out containers that occur as food is being served shall be: (a) Maintained dry; and (b) Used for no other purpose.  
43. - Utensils observed resting in a container storing stagnant, room-temperature water when not in use.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  810.1 During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored: (a) Except as specified in Section 810.1(b), in the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container; (b) In food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food) with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed, such as bins of sugar, flour, or cinnamon; (c) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized at a frequency specified in Sections 1901 and 2001; (d) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain, if used with moist food such as ice cream or mashed potatoes; (e) In a clean, protected location if the utensils, such as ice scoops, are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food); or (f) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) and the container is cleaned at a frequency specified in Section 1901.3.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 120.0F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 40.0F Chick Peas (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Bean Sprouts (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Diced Tomatoes (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Eggplant (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Mussels (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Fish - Whiting (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in) 38.0F Fish raw (Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Crab meat (Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Beef raw/ground (Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Cocktail Sauce (Refrigerator - under counter) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Diced Ham (Refrigerator - under counter) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 119.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Cook Line) 116.0F
Steak cooked (Steam Cooker) (Hot Holding) 166.0F Shrimp cooked (Steam Cooker) (Hot Holding) 177.0F Rice steamed (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 171.0F Chicken fried (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 156.0F
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 124.0F (Open Display Refrigerator) 39.0F Eggs (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Green Peppers (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Bean Sprouts (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Chicken Patty (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Green Peppers (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Under-counter Refrigerator) 38.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 14 calendar days.
If any question, please feel free to contact the area supervisor 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.
  VICTORIO TESTA 12/10/2021
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    ROSS J. GATERETSE 624  12/10/2021 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    2023