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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  LE DESALES
Address  1725 DESALES ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20036
Telephone
 (202) 506-6856
 E-mail address  info@ledesales.com
Date of Inspection
 01
/
 10
/
 2024
    Time In
 11
:
 50
AM     Time Out
 01
:
 30
PM  
License Holder  Cafe Europa Inc
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-17000144
License Period
 03 
/
 01 
/
 2023 
 - 
 02 
/
 28 
/
 2025 
 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  6 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  6 COS  2 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 ERDENEBILEG JIGJIDSUREN 
CFPM #:  FS-91749 

CFPM Expiration Date:   07/07/2023  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protein 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Ray's Professional Pest Control 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 American Filter 
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  LE DESALES    Establishment Address  1725 DESALES ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
14. - OBSERVED EXPIRED PARASITE DESTRUCTION LETTER. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  904.3 If raw, raw-marinated, partially cooked, or marinated-partially cooked fish are served or sold in ready-to-eat form, and the fish are raised and fed as specified in Section 903.2(c), a written agreement or statement from the supplier or aquaculturist stipulating that the fish were raised and fed as specified in Section 903.2(c) shall be obtained by the person in charge and retained in the records of the food establishment for ninety (90) calendar days beyond the time of service or sale of the fish. Pf  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F. TOMATOES REFRIGERATOR DRAWER AT STOVE TOP. PIC REMOVED TOMATOES AND PLACED IN WALK IN REFRIGERATOR. (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. PIC PLACE DATES ON FOODS. (Corrected On Site)  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  
29. - OBSERVED EXPIRED VARIANCE LETTER FOR ACIDIFIED RICE. OBSERVED SOUS VIDE, OBSERVED REDUCED OXYGEN PACKAGE. (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  
29. - OBSERVED REDUCED OXYGEN PACKAGEING. CEASE AND DESIST- You are hereby ordered to Cease & Desist operation of ROP EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Please contact the main office to speak with an area supervisor at (202)535-2180 or email the area supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov for further direction.  1011.2 A food establishment that packages potentially hazardous food (time/ temperature control for safety food) using a reduced oxygen packaging method shall have a HACCP Plan that contains the information specified in Section 4205.1(d) and that: Pf (a) Identifies the food to be packaged; Pf (b) Except as specified in Sections 1011.3 through 1011.5 requires that the packaged food shall be maintained at five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (fortyone degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria: Pf (1) Has an aw of ninety-one tenths (0.91) or less; Pf (2) Has a pH of four and six tenths (4.6) or less; Pf (3) Is a meat or poultry product cured at a food processing plant regulated by the USDA using substances specified in 9 C.F.R. subpart C Section 424.21(b) - Food ingredients and sources of radiation, and is received in an intact package; Pf or (4) Is a food with a high level of competing organisms such as raw meat, raw poultry, or raw vegetables; Pf (c) Describes how the packages shall be prominently and conspicuously labeled on the principal display panel in bold type on a contrasting background, with instructions to: Pf (1) Maintain the food at five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or below; Pf and (2) Discard the food if within fourteen (14) calendar days of its packaging it is not served for on-premises consumption, or consumed if served or sold for off-premises consumption; Pf (e) Includes operational procedures that: (1) Prohibit contacting ready-to-eat food with bare hands as specified in Section 800.2; Pf (2) Identify a designated work area and the method by which physical barriers or methods of separation of raw foods and ready-to-eat foods minimize cross contamination, and access to the processing equipment is limited to responsible trained personnel familiar with the potential hazards of the operation; Pf and (3) Delineate cleaning and sanitization procedures for food-contact surfaces; Pf and (f) Describes the training program that ensures that the individual responsible for the reduced oxygen packaging operation understands the: Pf (1) Concepts required for a safe operation; Pf (2) Equipment and facilities; Pf and (3) Procedures specified in Section 1011.2(e) and Section 4205.1(d). Pf  
29. - OBSERVED SOUS VIDE. CEASE AND DESIST- You are hereby ordered to Cease & Desist operation of SOUS VIDE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Please contact the main office to speak with an area supervisor at (202)535-2180 or email the area supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov for further direction.  1011.4(a)-(b)(1) Except as specified in Section 1011.3, a food establishment that packages food using a cook-chill or sous vide process shall: (a) Implement a HACCP plan that contains the information as specified in Section 4205.1(d); Pf (b) Ensure the food is: (1) Prepared and consumed on the premises, or prepared and consumed off the premises but within the same business entity with no distribution or sale of the packaged product to another business entity or the consumer; Pf  
32. - OBSERVED EXPIRED VARIANCE LETTER ACIDIFIED RICE. OBSERVED REDUCED OXYGEN PACKAGING. OBSERVED SOUS VIDE. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  4103.1 A variance shall be requested in writing and be accompanied by the appropriate fee.  
33. - OBSERVED REFRIGERATOR DRAWER AT STOVE ABOVE 41 DEGREES F. (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  
37. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled. PIC LABELED CONTAINERS. (Corrected On Site)  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.  
43. - OBSERVED UTENSILS NOT SANITIZED AFTER WASHING. PIC SANITIZED UTENSILS. (Corrected On Site)  810.1 During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored: (a) Except as specified in Section 810.1(b), in the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container; (b) In food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food) with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed, such as bins of sugar, flour, or cinnamon; (c) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized at a frequency specified in Sections 1901 and 2001; (d) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain, if used with moist food such as ice cream or mashed potatoes; (e) In a clean, protected location if the utensils, such as ice scoops, are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety food); or (f) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) and the container is cleaned at a frequency specified in Section 1901.3.  
51. - OBSERVED COOKLINE FAUCET CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING. (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. - OBSERVED MISSING CEILING TILE OVER DRY FOOD STORAGE. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
56. - OBSERVED TWO MISSING LIGHT COVERS IN KITCHEN. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2908.1 Except as specified in Section 2908.2, light bulbs shall be shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant in areas where there is exposed food, clean equipment, utensils, linens, or unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Cook Line) 100.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 110.0F Refrigerator - Walk-in 41.0F Chicken (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
(Freezer) 1.0F Fries (Freezer) (Cold Holding) 7.0F Salmon (Reach-in Refrigerator) 40.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink (kitchen)) 100.0F
(Under-counter Refrigerator) 41.0F Hamburger Patty Raw (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 64.0F Tomatoes sliced (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 58.0F
Rice - Sushi (Rice Steamer) (Holding) 86.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 100.0F Fruit - cut or sliced (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 36.0F Salmon (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 24.0F
Sushi - Tuna (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 28.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 100.0F        
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.
  ERDENE JIGJIDSUREN 01/10/2024
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Andrea Scales 79  01/10/2024 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    2023