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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  CAFE BELLA JOE
Address  1212 NEW YORK AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20005
Telephone
 (202) 898-2552
 E-mail address  jjbiz8717@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 10
/
 25
/
 2016
    Time In
 12
:
 50
PM     Time Out
 02
:
 00
PM  
License Holder  JJ Ventures Inc.
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-17000033
License Period
 11 
/
 01 
/
 2018 
 - 
 10 
/
 31 
/
 2020 
 Type of Inspection
 Initial
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  0 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  4 COS  3 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Greenlight Biofuel 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 General Pest Control 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Together F&C LLC 
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  CAFE BELLA JOE    Establishment Address  1212 NEW YORK AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
5. - The establishment does not have approved procedures for responding to a contamination event due to vomiting or diarrhea.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  504.1 A licensee shall ensure that its food establishment shall have procedures for employees to follow when responding to vomiting or diarrheal events that involve the discharge of vomitus or fecal matter onto surfaces in the food establishment. The procedures shall address the specific actions employees must take to minimize the spread of contamination and the exposure of employees, consumers, food, and surfaces to vomitus or fecal matter. Pf  
33. - Home fry recipe (shredded cooked potatoes) observed being cooled down in tightly covered container in the walk-in refrigerator during inspection. (Use proper cooling methods to cool down TCS foods). (Corrected On Site)  1004.2 When placed in cooling or cold holding equipment, food containers in which food is being cooled shall be: (a) Arranged in the equipment to provide maximum heat transfer through the container walls; and (b) Loosely covered or uncovered if protected from overhead contamination as specified in Section 816.1(b), during the cooling period to facilitate heat transfer from the surface of the food.  
36. - No thermometer provided to check food temperatures.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1606.1 Food temperature measuring devices shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperatures as specified in chapters 6 through 13. Pf  
41. - Wiping cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces such as the chopping board have not been kept in sanitizing solution when they are not in use. (Corrected On Site)  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.  
45. - Single use paper and plastic carryout boxes have been stored on shelving unit in a manner that their food contact surfaces are up and uncovered. (Inverted during inspection). (Corrected On Site)  2203.2 Clean equipment and utensils shall be stored as specified in Section 2203.1 and shall be stored: (a) In a self-draining position that allows air drying; and (b) Covered or inverted.  
53. - The restroom door opens directly into the food preparation room. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  2911.1 Toilet rooms shall not open directly into a room used for the preparation of food for service to the public and shall be provided with a tight-fitting and self-closing door in accordance with the D.C. Plumbing Code (2008) incorporating the International Plumbing Code (2006) or most recent edition, as amended by the D.C. Plumbing Code Supplement (subtitle F of 12 DCMR). Pf  
53. - No gender-neutral sign provided on the restroom door. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3101.2 All single-occupancy toilet rooms shall display gender-neutral signs on the door that read "Restroom," or have a universally recognized pictorial indicating that persons of any gender may use each restroom, in accordance with 4 DCMR Section 802.2.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 100.0F Tuna Salad (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Steak cooked (Griddle) (Cooking) 181.0F Cheese (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 38.0F
Ham (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Chicken salad (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 36.0F Turkey Ham (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 36.0F
Shredded Potatoes (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cooling) 57.0F Chicken (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 148.0F Steak cooked (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 142.0F Soup (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 141.0F
Meatballs (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 162.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 100.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 100.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Dishwash area) 100.0F
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 116.0F Deli Meats (Refrigerator - display) (Cold Holding) 34.0F Cheese (Refrigerator - display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F    
Inspector Comments:
CFPM: Keeok Yi, FS-60310, Expires: 08/18/2017

Correct stated items within 3 calendar days.
Correct stated items within 14 calendar days.

NOT APPROVED FOR ISSUANCE OF 'RESTAURANT' BUSINESS LICENSE.
CORRECT ALL ABOVE LISTED VIOLATIONS AND CALL THE AREA SUPERVISORY SANITARIAN, MR. RONNIE TAYLOR, AT 202 442 9037 TO SCHEDULE FOR FOLLOW UP INSPECTION.

If you have question, please contact the department 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.
  Keeok Yi 10/25/2016
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Jemal Yasin 026  10/25/2016 
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