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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  BOBBY VAN'S GRILL
Address  1201 NEW YORK AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20006
Telephone
 (202) 589-1504
 E-mail address  info1201@bobbyvans.com
Date of Inspection
 03
/
 13
/
 2023
    Time In
 02
:
 15
PM     Time Out
 04
:
 30
PM  
License Holder  Strathroy Park Corp
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-21000193
License Period
 05 
/
 01 
/
 2022 
 - 
 04 
/
 30 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  1 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  5 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  9 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 JONATHAN LANGEL 
CFPM #:  FS-93783 

CFPM Expiration Date:   05/22/2024  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Bio Fuel 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 N & N Consulting and Pest Control (recent visit on 02 /16/2023) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Hadpro 
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  BOBBY VAN'S GRILL    Establishment Address  1201 NEW YORK AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
6. - Food handler/employee was observed eating at dishwashing area. PIC educated and ordered employees to cease eating at the cook line or food contact area during the inspection (Corrected On Site)  500.1 Persons working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles shall not: (a) Eat, drink, chew gum, or use any form of tobacco, except in designated areas where food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped singleservice and single-use articles are not exposed, and where equipment or utensils are not washed or stored; or (b) Drink, except from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of the employee's hands or the container, where food, clean equipment and utensils, linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles are exposed, and where equipment or utensils are washed or stored.  
10. - There is no handwashing signage at the most 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.  
14. - The dates that the last shellstock are sold or served are not recorded on the shellstock tags. (Correct Violation Within 5 Calendar Days)  717.2 The date when the last shellstock from the container is sold or served shall be recorded on the tag or label. Pf  
16. - Mold was observed on the ice maker's ice chute.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1901.5 Except when dry cleaning methods are used as specified in Section 1904, surfaces of utensils and equipment in contact with food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be cleaned: (a) At any time when contamination may have occurred; (b) At least every twenty-four (24) hours for iced tea dispensers and consumer self-service utensils such as tongs, scoops, or ladles; (c) Before restocking consumer self-service equipment and utensils such as condiment dispensers and display containers; and (d) In equipment such as ice bins and beverage dispensing nozzles and enclosed components of equipment such as ice makers, cooking oil storage tanks and distribution lines, beverage and syrup dispensing lines or tubes, coffee bean grinders, and water vending equipment: (1) At a frequency specified by the manufacturer; or (2) Absent manufacturer specifications, at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil or mold.  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F inside under counter refrigerator. Temperature control for safety foods were relocated to functional walk -in cooler 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  
33. - Under counter refrigerator has not been able to keep interior ambient air temperature at 41 degree F or less during the inspection. (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  
33. - Cooked foods observed cooling in closed plastic containers and overstake. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1004.1 Cooling shall be accomplished in accordance with the time and temperature criteria specified in Section 1003 by using one (1) or more of the following methods based on the type of food being cooled: (a) Placing the food in shallow pans; Pf (b) Separating the food into smaller or thinner portions; Pf (c) Using rapid cooling equipment; Pf (d) Stirring the food in a container placed in an ice water bath; Pf (e) Using containers that facilitate heat transfer; Pf (f) Adding ice as an ingredient; Pf or (g) Other effective methods. Pf  
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.  
38. - Few fruit flies were observed in the bar 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  
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.  
48. - The data plate is working on the dishwashing machine. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  1607.1 In manual warewashing operations, a temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for frequently measuring the washing and sanitizing temperatures.  
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.  
53. - The single occupancy toilet rooms lack gender neutral signs. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3101.3 Food establishments employing: (a) Five (5) or fewer employees may provide only a single toilet facility with a gender-neutral sign on the door in accordance with 4 DCMR Section 802.2; or (b) More than five (5) employees shall have multiple toilet facilities that are either: (1) Single-occupancy toilet rooms with a gender-neutral sign on each door as specified in Section 3101.2 in accordance with 4 DCMR Section 802.2; or (2) Multiple-stall toilet rooms with gender-specific signs on the doors that read "Men" and "Women" or contain gender-specific, universally recognized pictorials of "Men" and "Women."  
55. - Ceiling tiles were missing in the kitchen.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 150 ppm, 0.0 pH, 71.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 130.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 135.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 113.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 105.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 105.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 103.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 129.0F Lobster (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
(Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 35.0F Mushrooms (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 33.0F Onions cooked (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Bacon (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Oysters (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Sauce (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Chicken (Ice) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
Cole slaw (Ice) (Cold Holding) 40.0F (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) -5.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F Corn (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F
Beef (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Pasta/Noodles (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Tomatoes chopped (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
(Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 35.0F Calamari (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Shrimp raw (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Cream of Broccoli (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
(Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Cole slaw (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Cab chowder soup (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F    
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.
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