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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  BEN'S CHILI BOWL
Address  1213 U ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20009
Telephone
 (202) 667-0909
 E-mail address  Nizam@benschilibowl.com
Date of Inspection
 06
/
 05
/
 2023
    Time In
 11
:
 40
AM     Time Out
 12
:
 40
PM  
License Holder  1213 U St. LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-70104892
License Period
 06 
/
 01 
/
 2022 
 - 
 05 
/
 31 
/
 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  3 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  5 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 NIZAM ALI 
CFPM #:  FS-95173 

CFPM Expiration Date:   03/22/2024  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 KMG HAULING 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Mopac 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Russell & Castillo Exterminal Ing LLC 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Cleaning Slate 
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  BEN'S CHILI BOWL    Establishment Address  1213 U ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - No hot water at least 100 degrees F at handwashing sink at the service line. (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  
22. - Noted that Tuna salad was incorrect cold holding temperature inside of refrigerator under counter at the service line. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. - Noted that none of made TCS foods or hazardous foods that have been held more than 24 hours stored in refrigerators and in walk in refrigerator with no 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  
23. - Observed food prepared at food processing plant after opened more than 24 hours have stored in refrigerators and in walk in refrigerator without date marking.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1007.2 Except as specified in Section 1007.4 through 1007.6, a container of refrigerated, ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) prepared and packaged by a food processing plant shall be clearly marked, at the time the original container is opened in a food establishment and if the food is held for more than twenty-four (24) hours, to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded based on the temperature and time combinations specified in Section 1007.1 and: Pf (a) The day the original container is opened in the food establishment shall be counted as Day 1; Pf and (b) The day or date marked by the food establishment may not exceed a manufacturer-s use-by-date if the manufacturer determined the use- by date based on food safety. Pf  
39. - Observed food products in boxes stored on the floor inside of walk in freezer.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  816.1 Except as specified in Sections 816.2 and 816.3, food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food: (a) In a clean, dry location; (b) Where it is not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; and (c) At least fifteen centimeters (15 cm) or six inches (6 in.) above the floor.  
41. - Noted that wet wiping cloths that have been using for wiping counters and other equipment surface not held in chemical sanitizing solution bucket between uses in kitchen area.(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.  
49. - Noted that interior of one of ice maker machines there is corrosion.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.3 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.  
51. - The handler of the sink that gives hot water was not in good repair at the service line.(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. - Using mop was not stored in a position that allows it to air dry.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3205.1 After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Beans Chili (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 148.0F Veggie Chili (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 140.0F Raw hot Dogs (Refrigerator - under counter) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Veggie Raw Hot Dogs (Refrigerator - under counter) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
Beans Chili (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Beef Chili (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Cheese shredded (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Beef Chili (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 150.0F
Sour Cream (Countertop) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Tuna Salad (Refrigerator - under counter) (Cold Holding) 46.0F (Refrigerator - under counter) 40.0F (Refrigerator - under counter) 40.0F
(Refrigerator - under counter) 41.0F (Walk-in Freezer) -1.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 38.0F (Handwashing Sink - toilet/male) 100.0F
(Handwashing Sink - toilet/female) 110.0F (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 106.0F (3-compartment sink) 122.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct Cited Violations within 5 Calendar days
Correct Cited Violations within 14 Calendar days

If you have any questions, please contact the area supervisor at 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.
  NIZAM ALI 06/05/2023
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Gnandi Gbandi 014  06/05/2023 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    FSHISD_2015_3