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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 COLOMBE
Address  1346 FLORIDA AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20009
Telephone
 (202) 795-7962
 E-mail address  ethan.gatrell@lacolombe.net
Date of Inspection
 11
/
 21
/
 2022
    Time In
 12
:
 25
PM     Time Out
 01
:
 45
PM  
License Holder  LA COLMBE HOLDINGS,INC.
License/Customer No.  09305xxxx-17000002
License Period
 10 
/
 01 
/
 2022 
 - 
 09 
/
 30 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  1 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  1 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 CYNTHIA CONTRERAS 
CFPM #:  FS-99254 

CFPM Expiration Date:   07/12/2024  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Republic Services 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Grease Trap and plumbing 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Accurate Termite and Pest Control, INC (recent visit on 09/28/2022) 
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  LA COLOMBE    Establishment Address  1346 FLORIDA AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
38. - Small flies and mice activities were observed at customer service area.(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. - Food was stored under sewerage line. The foods were relocated to another cabinets. (Corrected On Site)  1700.1 Except as specified in Section 1700.2, equipment, a cabinet used for the storage of food, or a cabinet that is used to store cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, laundered linens, and single-service and single-use articles shall not be located: (a) In locker rooms; (b) In toilet rooms; (c) In garbage rooms; (d) In mechanical rooms; (e) Under sewer lines that are not shielded to intercept potential drips; (f) Under leaking water lines including leaking automatic fire sprinkler heads or under lines on which water has condensed; (g) Under open stairwells; or (h) Under other sources of contamination.  
55. - Cleaning and moping requires shelving and floor under register and dishwashing area. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
62. - The establishment's business license expired on 10/30/2022. 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.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  4300.2 No person shall operate a food establishment with an expired license. Pf  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 125.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 34.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 35.0F Vitamin D Milk (Ice) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
(Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 115.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 112.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 115.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 110.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 117.0F        
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.
  Cynathia Conteres 11/21/2022
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Mengestayhu Akelat 607  11/21/2022 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    2023