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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  LUTECE
Address  1522 WISCONSIN AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20007
Telephone
 (202) 333-8830
 E-mail address  elizabeth@lutecedc.com
Date of Inspection
 09
/
 11
/
 2023
    Time In
 05
:
 30
PM     Time Out
 07
:
 40
PM  
License Holder  Millennium Partners Group LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-53001334
License Period
 05 
/
 01 
/
 2021 
 - 
 06 
/
 30 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  0 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 MATTHEW CONROY 
CFPM #:  FS-95539 

CFPM Expiration Date:   05/03/2024  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Dupree Disposal Service 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Grease busters 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Presto Pest Control ( Recent visit on 08/28/2023) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Industrial Steam 
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  LUTECE    Establishment Address  1522 WISCONSIN AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
29. - The establishment is packaging food using vacuum packaging food (fruit and fish)without obtaining a variance. (Correct Violation Within 5 Calendar Days)  1010.1 A food establishment shall obtain a variance from the Department as specified in Sections 4102, 4103, and 4104 before: (a) Smoking food as a method of food preservation rather than as a method of flavor enhancement; Pf (b) Curing food; Pf (c) Using food additives or adding components such as vinegar as a method of food preservation rather than as a method of flavor enhancement or to render a food so that it is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food); Pf (d) Packaging food using a reduced oxygen method except where the growth of and toxin formation by Clostridium botulinum and the growth of Listeria monocytogenes are controlled as specified in Section 1011; Pf (e) Operating a molluscan shellfish life-support system display tank used to store or display shellfish that are offered for human consumption; Pf (f) Custom processing animals that are for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food establishment; (g) Preparing food by another method that the Department determines requires a variance; Pf or (h) Sprouting seeds or beans. Pf  
32. - The establishment is conducting reduced oxygen packaging of various meats without a variance or approved HACCP plan. (Correct Violation Within 14 Calendar Days)  4103.2 A request for a variance shall contain the following information, which shall be retained in the Department's file on the food establishment: (a) The specified provision(s) of this Code from which the variance is requested; (b) The reasons why the requirements of the provision(s) cannot be met; (c) Alternative measures that will be taken to ensure a comparable degree of protection to public health, safety, and the environment if a variance is granted; (d) Whether a HACCP Plan, as specified in Section 4202 is involved that includes information specified under Section 4205 that is relevant to the variance request; (e) The length of time for which the variance is requested; and (f) A statement that the party applying for the variance will agree to comply with the terms of any variance, if one is granted.  
38. - Two Live roaches were observed on the door and table. (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  
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.  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 100 ppm, 0.0 pH, 152.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Reach-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 20.0F Fish - Basa (Griddle) (Cooking) 158.0F
Pork (Oven) (Cooking) 161.0F Chicken (Oven) (Cooking) 187.0F Calamari (Griddle) (Cooking) 146.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 115.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 105.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 103.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 135.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 100.0F
Mushrooms (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Cut Fruit (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Sour Cream (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
(Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Duck (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Lamb (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Pork (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 Calendar-days.

Correct cited violations within 14 Calendar-day.

The establishment is packaging food using vacuum packaging food (fruit nd fish)without having obtained a variance. CEASE & DESIST - You are hereby ordered to Cease & Desist packaging food using a reduced oxygen method EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Please contact the main office to speak with an Area Supervisor at (202)535-2180 or email Haccp.plans@dc.gov for further direction.
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.
  Elizabeth Parker 09/11/2023
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Mengestayhu Akelat 607  09/11/2023 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    2023