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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 CHAUMIERE
Address  2813 M ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20007
Telephone
 (202) 338-1784
 E-mail address  martin@lachaumieredc.com
Date of Inspection
 01
/
 11
/
 2023
    Time In
 12
:
 20
PM     Time Out
 02
:
 35
PM  
License Holder  P and P Corp
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-54001608
License Period
 05 
/
 01 
/
 2022 
 - 
 04 
/
 30 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  2 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  4 COS  3 R  0
Core Violations  8 COS  2 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 PATRICK MOULET 
CFPM #:  FS-101704 

CFPM Expiration Date:   01/12/2026  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Dupree Disposal 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protein 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 ECOLAB (recent visit 01/09/2023) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Tyrone Hunter 
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 CHAUMIERE    Establishment Address  2813 M ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
2. - No certified food protection manager (CFPM). CFPM certification for Patrick K Moulet expired 01/15/2021.  203.2 A person in charge who is a certified food protection manager as required in Section 203.1 shall be re-certified every three (3) years. P  
3. - The establishment did not provide proof of an employee health policy for the prevention of foodborne illness. I provided the establishment with a copy of the Food Code's conditional employee and food employee interview, reporting agreement, and medical referral forms. (Corrected On Site)  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 does not have approved procedures for responding to a contamination event due to vomiting or diarrhea. A soft copy of the document sent to the manager. (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  
10. - There is no hot water (at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit) at the handwashing sink(s) at female toilet room and employees toilet room . (Corrected On Site)  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 are no paper towels at the handwashing sink one of handwashing sink in the kitchen. Paper towel was available at the handwashing sink one of handwashing sink in the kitchen at the time of inspection. (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  
15. - Food is not covered in a manner to protect from cross contamination in low boy refrigerators.(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. - Cold food items are held at improper temperatures inside low boy refrigerator and sandwich preparation at coffee station. The cold food were relocated to another cooler and freezer. (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  
33. - Low boy refrigerator are not maintaining potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) items at the proper temperatures at the coffee preparation area. (Correct Violation Within 5 Calendar Days)  1600.1 Equipment for cooling and heating food, and holding cold and hot food, shall be sufficient in number and capacity to provide food temperatures as specified in chapters 6 through 13. Pf  
35. - Raw frozen ribs and meat were observed thawing in inside the bucket with standing water and at room temperature . Raw frozen ribs and meat were relocated to walk-in freezer. (Corrected On Site)  1002.1 Except as specified in Section 1002.5, potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be thawed under refrigeration that maintains the food temperature at five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less; or: (a) Completely submerged under running water: (1) At a water temperature of twenty-one degrees Celsius (21 degrees C) (seventy degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees F)) or below; (2) With sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow; (3) For a period of time that does not allow thawed portions of ready-to-eat food to rise above five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)); or (4) For a period of time that does not allow thawed portions of a raw animal food requiring cooking as specified in Sections 900.1 and 900.2 to be above five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)), or seven degrees Celsius (7 degrees C) (forty-five degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees F)) as specified in Sections 900.1 and 900.2, for more than four (4) hours including the time the food is exposed to the running water and the time needed for preparation for cooking, or the time it takes under refrigeration to lower the food temperature (41 degrees F)); (b) As a part of a cooking process if the food that is frozen is: (1) Cooked as specified in Sections 900.1, 900.2 or Section 901; or (2) Thawed in a microwave oven and immediately transferred to conventional cooking equipment, with no interruption in the process; or (c) Using any procedure if a portion of frozen ready-to-eat food is thawed and prepared for immediate service in response to an individual consumer's order.  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the low boy refrigerator at coffee station.(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.  
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.  
51. - Liking of pipes were observed in the female toilet room and dishwashing area handwashing sink. (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.  
55. - Ceiling tile require to be repair in the kitchen.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
56. - Missing light shields bulbs on ceiling at kitchen and coffee station. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2909.1 An infrared or other heat lamp shall be protected against breakage by a shield surrounding and extending beyond the bulb so that only the face of the bulb is exposed.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Salmon (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Fish - Catfish (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) -10.0F
Rice steamed (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Ribs (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Seaweed (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 48.0F
Olive Salad (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 47.0F Cherry tomatoes (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 48.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Scallops (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Fish - Tilapia (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Sausage (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Sauce (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
(Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Reach-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 1.0F (Reach-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 4.0F Mushrooms (Ice) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
Apple cooked (Ice) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Cabbage (Ice) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Olive Salad (Ice) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Garlic (Ice) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Mixed Vegetables (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Sauce (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Filet-O-Fish (Grill) (Cooking) 147.0F
Salmon (Oven) (Cooking) 201.0F Mussels (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 48.0F Gerlic (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 49.0F Dressing (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F
Sauce (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Lobster Bisque (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 138.0F Chesnutt (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 138.0F
Asparagus soup (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 137.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 126.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet/male) 105.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 115.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 140.0F            
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.
  Martin Lumet 01/11/2023
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    2023