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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  BALOS
Address  1900 N ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20036
Telephone
 
 E-mail address  mvalerio41@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 03
/
 20
/
 2024
    Time In
 11
:
 45
AM     Time Out
 12
:
 45
PM  
License Holder  Balos, LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-24000044
License Period
 11 
/
 29 
/
 2023 
 - 
 10 
/
 31 
/
 2025 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  7 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  6 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Not Provided 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Not Provided 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Not Provided 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Not Provided 
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  BALOS    Establishment Address  1900 N ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
2. - Observed the person in charge not 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. (Correct the cited 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  
9. - Observed an employee touching bread with their bare hands. The food item was discarded at the time of inspection. (Corrected On Site)  800.2 Except when washing fruits and vegetables as specified in Section 806 or as specified in Section 800.4 food employees shall not contact exposed, ready to eat food with their bare hands and shall use suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves or dispensing equipment. P  
10. - Observed one of the hand washing sinks in the kitchen is not supplied with soap. (Correct the cited 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  
15. - Observed uncovered food items in the walk-in refrigerator and in the reach-in freezer. (Correct the cited violation within 14 calendar days )  802.1(c)-(h) Food shall be protected from cross contamination by: (c) Cleaning equipment and utensils as specified in Section 1901 and sanitizing as specified in Section 2002; (d) Except as specified in Section 802.2, storing the food in packages, covered containers, or wrappings; (e) Cleaning hermetically sealed containers of food of visible soil before opening; (f) Protecting food containers that are received packaged together in a case or overwrap from cuts when the case or overwrap is opened; (g) Storing damaged, spoiled, or recalled food being held in the food establishment as specified in Section 3103; and (h) Separating fruits and vegetables, before they are washed as specified in Section 806 from ready-to-eat food.  
16. - Observed ice scoopers are stored on the top of the ice machine. (Correct the cited violation within 5 calendar days)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
23. - Observed food items in the walk-in refrigerator not clearly marked to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded. (Correct the cited 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  
37. - Observed containers for spices and salt are not properly labeled. (Correct the cited 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. - Neither the name nor the date pest extermination services were last provided to the establishment is not provided. (Correct the cited 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.  
39. - Observed food items stored on the floor in the kitchen area and in the walk-in refrigerator. (Correct the cited 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. - Observed wet wiping cloths not held in a bucket of sanitizing solution when not used. (Correct the cited 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. - Observed equipment and utensils are not scrapped over before washing at the 3-compartment sink. (Correct the cited violation within 14 calendar days)  1905.1 Food debris on equipment and utensils shall be scraped over a waste disposal unit, scupper, or garbage receptacle or shall be removed in a warewashing machine with a prewash cycle.  
48. - Observed no test kit to measure the concentration of sanitizing solution. (Correct the cited 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  
52. - Observed no copy of the establishment's professional service contract for removal of sewage and other liquid waste. (Correct the cited violation within 5 calendar days)  2605.1 Removal of sewage and other liquid waste, including grease collections, shall comply with the provisions of this chapter. A copy of the establishment's professional service contract shall be maintained at all approved waste servicing areas, or at the mobile food establishment by the licensee and the following documents shall be available for inspection: Pf (a) Name and address of the licensee's District-licensed sewage and liquid waste transport contractor; (b) Duration of the contract; and (c) Frequency of sewage and liquid waste removal services provided under the contract.  
54. - Observed copy of the establishment's professional service contract for the the trash or solid waste contractor is not provided. (Correct the cited violation within 5 calendar days)  2717.2 The licensee shall maintain a copy of the establishment's professional service contract and the following documents shall be available for inspection: Pf (a) Name and address of its D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor; (b) Duration of the contract; and (c) Frequency of trash or solid waste collection services provided under the contract.  
56. - Neither the name nor date and time of ventilation hood system cleaning services were last provided to the establishment is not provided during the time of inspection. (Correct the cited violation within 5 calendar days)  1509.5 The licensee shall maintain on the premises a copy of the establishment's professional service contract and service schedule, which documents the following information: P (a) Name and address of its District-licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor; P (b) Frequency and extent of ventilation hood system cleaning services provided under the contract; P and (c) Date and time of ventilation hood system cleaning services were last provided to the establishment. P  
62. - Observed the most current inspection report not conspicuously posted within the food establishment. (Correct the cited violation within 14 calendar days)  4306.3 All licenses, Certificate of Occupancy, and current inspection reports shall be conspicuously posted within the food establishment.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 104.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 105.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 103.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 109.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 1098.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 118.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 111.0F Potatoes (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Zucchini (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F 2% Reduced Fat Milk (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Peppers (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Carrots (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Lettuce (Counter Top) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Cheese (Counter Top) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Peppers (Counter Top) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Cheese (Counter Top) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Octopus (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F FISH (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Lamb (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Crab meat (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Noodles (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Hot Water (Wash Cycle - Warewashing Machine) 126.0F Hot Water (Handwashing sink (toilet room)) 102.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 calendar days.

Correct cited violations within 14 calendar days.

If you have any question, please contact the area supervisory sanitarian 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.
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