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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  BLACK COFFEE
Address  4885 MACARTHUR BLVD NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20007
Telephone
 (202) 333-1111
 E-mail address  blacksaltfishmonger@comcast.net
Date of Inspection
 01
/
 26
/
 2022
    Time In
 10
:
 40
AM     Time Out
 11
:
 40
AM  
License Holder  Black Coffee DC, LLC
License/Customer No.  93130xxxx-18000143
License Period
 03 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 02 
/
 28 
/
 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  3 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  4 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 QUANTA ROBINSON 
CFPM #:  FS-95279 

CFPM Expiration Date:   08/19/2023  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Waste Management 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Mahoney 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 American Pest ( Service date - 01/12/22) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 The Greasebusters 
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  BLACK COFFEE    Establishment Address  4885 MACARTHUR BLVD NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - There is no hot water (at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit) at the handwashing sinks.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2402.1 A handwashing sink shall be equipped to provide water at a temperature of at least thirty-eight degrees Celsius (38 degrees C) (one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees F)) through a mixing valve or combination faucet. Pf  
10. - There is no soap at the handwashing sink located at coffee station. The soap was provided at the time of call. (Corrected On Site)  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  
10. - There are no handwashing signages at the handwashing sinks.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3004.1 A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands shall be provided at all handwashing sinks used by food employees and shall be clearly visibly to food employees.  
23. - Temperature control for safety foods intended to be held for more than 24 hours are not date marked.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1007.1 Except when packaging food using a reduced oxygen packaging method as specified in Section 1011, and except as specified in Section 1007.4 and 1007.5, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) prepared and held in a food establishment for more than twenty- four (24) hours shall be clearly marked to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded when held at a temperature of five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less for a maximum of seven (7) days. Pf  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the reach-in refrigerators.(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.  
37. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled.(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.  
41. - Wet wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Potato chowder (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Vegan pasta (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 78.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 105.0F
Sliced Tomatoes (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Lettuce (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Squash (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Pico de gallo (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
  0.0F Eggs boiled (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 36.0F Sliced Turkey (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Cheese (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Lettuce (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Mushrooms (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Sausage (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Hot Water (Prep sink) 120.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 83.0F Hot Water (Rinse Cycle - Warewashing Machine) 182.0F Hot Water (Wash Cycle - Warewashing Machine) 155.0F
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 116.0F Black Beans (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Cheese (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F salsa (Reach-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
Beets (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Squash (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 40.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 84.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing sink - coffee station) 105.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink - coffee station) 119.0F 2% Reduced Fat Milk (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink - coffee station) 115.0F
(Reach-in Freezer) -7.0F Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Butter (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F    
Inspector Comments:
This facility has met all COVID-19 requirements
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.
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  Quanta Robinson 01/26/2022
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Solomon Balcha 038  01/26/2022 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    FSHISD_2015_3