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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  LOU'S BAR AND GRILL
Address  1400 IRVING ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20010
Telephone
 (202) 849-2782
 E-mail address  louscitybar.hr@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 04
/
 05
/
 2023
    Time In
 04
:
 20
PM     Time Out
 05
:
 45
PM  
License Holder  Irving Restaurant Group, LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-71101549
License Period
 03 
/
 01 
/
 2020 
 - 
 02 
/
 28 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  1 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  7 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 GOOD FRIENDS 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 MAHONEY OIL SERVICES 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 NO PEST CONTROL 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 US FILTER HOOD CLEANIG 
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  LOU'S BAR AND GRILL    Establishment Address  1400 IRVING ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
2. - No CFPM on duty, and the one in charge was unable to demonstrate food safety knowledge protocols, policies and procedures. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  203.1 Each person in charge shall be certified by a food protection manager certification program that is accredited by the Conference for Food Protection Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs. Such certified food protection managers shall be deemed in compliance with Section 201.2(b). P  
10. - There is no hot water (at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit) at the handwashing sink on the cook line. (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. - Paper towels not present at all hand sinks. Towels not available at hand sink in bar area or at prep station in the kitchen. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3002.1 Each handwashing sink or group of two (2) adjacent sinks shall be provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap. PfEach 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 supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap provided at the hand-washing sinks. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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  
23. - Prepared food items kept in plastic containers stored in reach-in and walk-in coolers are not labeled with dates and contents. (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. - The thermometers in the under-counter refrigerators in the kitchen and walk-in refrigerator are located in the rear of the units.(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.  
38. - There is no pest control inspection invoice, if any, provided at the time of the inspection. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3210.2 The licensee shall maintain a copy of the establishment's professional service contract and service schedule, and the following documents shall be available for inspection: Pf (a) Name and address of its District-licensed Pesticide Operator/contractor; (b) Frequency of pest extermination services provided under the contract; and (c) Date pest extermination services were last provided to the establishment.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips available to measure the concentration of the chlorine sanitizing solution at the 3-compartment sink.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1608.1 A test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in micrograms per liter (mg/L) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. Pf  
48. - 3-compartment ware-washing sink observed improperly set-up for manual ware-washing; there is no dedicated sanitizing section.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1601.1 A sink with at least three (3) compartments shall be provided for manually washing, rinsing, and sanitizing equipment and utensils, except as specified in Section 1601.3. Pf  
62. - A current inspection report is not posted in a location that is conspicuous to consumers(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  4310.2 The licensee shall post a current license, valid Certificate of Occupancy, and a current inspection reports in a location within the food establishment that is conspicuous to consumers as specified in Section 4306.3.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Cook Line) 119.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 69.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 121.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 100.0F
(Open Display Refrigerator) 38.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 39.0F (Under-counter Refrigerator) 41.0F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 40.0F
American Cheese (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Brisket (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Caesar Salad (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Cheese shredded (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Pepperoni (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Beef (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Blue Cheese (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Chicken raw (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Chicken (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Gravy - Beef (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 177.0F Sausage (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Hamburger cooked (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 181.0F
Eggs (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Diced Tomatoes (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Chicken Chop (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Gravy (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 166.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct items stated within 5-days and 14-days
If any question, please feel free to contact the area supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov
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.
  JOEY ALLAN 04/05/2023
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    ROSS J. GATERETSE 624  04/05/2023 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    2023