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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
Health Regulation & Licensing Administration    Office of Food, Drug, Radiation, and Community Hygiene    2201 Shannon Place, SE - 2nd Floor    Washington, DC 20020      email:
Establishment Name  LIDL
Address  2224 TOWN CENTER DR SE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20020
 (703) 472-1603
 E-mail address
Date of Inspection
    Time In
PM     Time Out
License Holder  Lidl US Operations, LLC
License/Customer No.  00CAP-930822000024
License Period
 Type of Inspection
Establishment Type:  Grocery Store
    Risk Category 1
Priority Violations  0 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  2 R  0
Core Violations  1 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
CFPM #:  FS-100084 

CFPM Expiration Date:   04/14/2024  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Waste Management 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Prohood cleaning service 
  Compliance Status COS R
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
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
  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  LIDL    Establishment Address  2224 TOWN CENTER DR SE
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. I provided a copy of the procedures for responding to vomiting and diarrheal events. (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. - Observed there is no hot water (at least 100-degree Fahrenheit) at handwashing sink in the bakery and cleaning section. (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. - Observed there is no soap at handwashing sink in the cleaning section, Person -in charge corrected on site. (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  
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 400 ppm, 0.0 pH, 110.0°F 
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 102.0F Meat (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 29.0F Pork (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 29.0F Chicken (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 29.0F
Fish - Whiting (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 29.0F Dairy Products (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 32.0F Cheese (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 32.0F Juice (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Hot Dog (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 34.0F Sausage (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 34.0F Yogurt (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 29.0F Vegetable Products (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 35.0F
Fruits (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 35.0F Asparagus (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 36.0F Drinks (Refrigerator - beverage) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Pasta Salad (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 4.0F
Pizza - Cheese (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 4.0F Sausage (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 4.0F Fries (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 10.0F Ice Cream (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 8.0F
Pizza (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -3.0F Fish - Snapper (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -3.0F Chicken (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -3.0F Shrimp cooked (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -4.0F
Fish - Flounder (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -4.0F Fish - Snapper (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -4.0F Meatballs (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -6.0F Brisket (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -6.0F
Green Beans (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -4.0F Rice steamed (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -4.0F Corn (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -4.0F Fruits (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -2.0F
Turkey (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -8.0F Pasta Salad (Freezer) (Cold Holding) -5.0F 2% Reduced Fat Milk (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 30.0F Dairy Products (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 34.0F
Eggs (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 36.0F Vegetable Products (Freezer - open display) (Cold Holding) -3.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 74.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink - bakery) 89.0F
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 110.0F Hot Water (1-compartment sink) 110.0F        
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violation within 5 calendars day.
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