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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  LEBANESE TAVERNA
Address  2641 CONNECTICUT AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20008
Telephone
 (202) 265-8681
 E-mail address  abdelzariry@msn.com
Date of Inspection
 07
/
 15
/
 2022
    Time In
 03
:
 00
PM     Time Out
 07
:
 00
PM  
License Holder  Three D Corporation
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-39002683
License Period
 05 
/
 01 
/
 2022 
 - 
 06 
/
 30 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  4 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  8 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 KMG 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protein 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Industrial Pest Elimination (recent invoice on 07/12/2022) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 US Filter INC 
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  LEBANESE TAVERNA    Establishment Address  2641 CONNECTICUT AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
2. - There is no one on duty during the time of inspection, that has a Certified Food Protection Manager ID Card issued by the Department.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  203.3 A person in charge who is a certified food protection manager as required in Section 203.1 shall obtain a District-issued Food Protection Manager Identification Card (ID Card), issued by the Department, and shall renew the District-issued ID Card every three (3) years. P  
5. - The establishment does not have approved procedures for responding to a contamination event due to vomiting or diarrhea. Soft copy the document was provided by email at the time of inspection. (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. - A food employee fail to wash their hands when changing tasks and before changing gloves. (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 are no paper towels at most handwashing sinks.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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  
10. - There is no handwashing signage at the handwashing sinks in various locations.(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.  
15. - Ready to eat foods in containers stored in the under counter and reach-in refrigerators were not covered.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  802.1(c)-(h) Food shall be protected from cross contamination by: (c) Cleaning equipment and utensils as specified in Section 1901 and sanitizing as specified in Section 2002; (d) Except as specified in Section 802.2, storing the food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings; (e) Cleaning hermetically sealed containers of food of visible soil before opening; (f) Protecting food containers that are received packaged together in a case or overwrap from cuts when the case or overwrap is opened; (g) Storing damaged, spoiled, or recalled food being held in the food establishment as specified in Section 3103; and (h) Separating fruits and vegetables, before they are washed as specified in Section 806 from ready-to-eat food.  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F in melted ice. Temperature control for safety foods were stored with container with enough ice at the time of inspection (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  
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 refrigerator and drawer 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.  
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.  
44. - Utensils (i.e. Bowls and plates) stored on wired rack and on top of Bain Marie in kitchen were not covered or inverted.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2203.2 Clean equipment and utensils shall be stored as specified in Section 2203.1 and shall be stored: (a) In a self-draining position that allows air drying; and (b) Covered or inverted.  
48. - The indicator on the dishwashing machine's pressure and temperature gauge are not available. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  1804.1 A warewashing machine and its auxiliary components shall be operated in accordance with the machine's data plate and other manufacturer's instructions.  
53. - The toilet room does not have a covered receptacle for the disposal of feminine hygiene products.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2707.1 A toilet room used by females shall be provided with a covered receptacle for feminine hygiene products.  
62. - The establishment's business license expired on 06/30/2022. Contact the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs regarding the license's status. Please fax a copy of the renewed license to our office at 202-535-1359  4300.2 No person shall operate a food establishment with an expired license. Pf  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 100 ppm, 0.0 pH, 125.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Eggplant (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Chick Peas (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Eggplant Chicken (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Vegetables - cut (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
Onions raw (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Reddish (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Mayonnaise (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
(Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Salmon (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Lamb (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Refried Beans (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 34.0F Mixed Vegetables (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 35.0F (Freezer) (Cold Holding) 14.0F (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
(Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Hummus (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Chick Peas (Ice) (Cold Holding) 50.0F Tomatoes chopped (Ice) (Cold Holding) 48.0F
Reddish (Ice) (Cold Holding) 50.0F Chicken curried (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 167.0F Rice - Sushi (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 185.0F Octopus (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Zucchini (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Steak cooked (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 141.0F Rice steamed (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 138.0F
Sauce (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 184.0F Chick Peas (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 140.0F Gravy (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 174.0F Hot Water (Final Rinse Cycle - Warewashing Machine) 125.0F
Hot Water (Final Rinse Cycle - Warewashing Machine) 120.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 103.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 103.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 110.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 110.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink - coffee station) 103.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 105.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 Calendar-days.

Correct cited violations within 14 Calendar-day.
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.
  Abdelhak Zariry 07/15/2022
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Mengestayhu Akelat 607  07/15/2022 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    2023