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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  MATCHBOX
Address  713 H ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20001
Telephone
 (202) 289-4441
 E-mail address  jamie.hottle@matchbox369.com
Date of Inspection
 06
/
 29
/
 2017
    Time In
 12
:
 35
PM     Time Out
 02
:
 35
PM  
License Holder  Matchbox LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-53001675
License Period
 05 
/
 01 
/
 2016 
 - 
 04 
/
 30 
/
 2018 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  6 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  3 COS  0 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:
 BUILDING 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 ECOLAB PEST CONTROL 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 HADPRO HOOD CLEANING 
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  MATCHBOX    Establishment Address  713 H ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
16. - Unclean food contact surfaces: Unclean rusty can opener/Unclean spray nozzle hoses at the bar/Unclean meat slicer/Unclean prep table with ready to eat food. Mold is accumulating on the interior of the ice maker. Mold is accumulating on the ice maker's plastic drip panel. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. PfEquipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. PfEquipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
20. - The Cooling requirements are not met due to no temp logs kept to monitor hours and food temps according to ambient temps of 4hrs. (2hrs - 70) and (4hrs – 41). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1003.1 Cooked potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be cooled: (a) Within two (2) hours, from fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F) to twenty-one degrees Celsius (21 degrees C) (seventy degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees F)); P and (b) Within six (6) hours, from fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F) to five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less. PCooked potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be cooled: (a) Within two (2) hours, from fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F) to twenty-one degrees Celsius (21 degrees C) (seventy degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees F)); P and (b) Within six (6) hours, from fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F) to five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less. P  
22. - Cold food items are held at improper temperatures in the open cooler display and inside reach-in coolers. The cold holding unit is not well maintained to keep cold food at 41 degrees F and below. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 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. PExcept 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. - Prepared food items kept in plastic containers stored in reach-in and walk-in coolers are not labeled with dates and contents. Temperature control for safety foods intended to be held for more than 24 hours are not date marked. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 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. PfExcept 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  
25. - There is no consumer advisory notice regarding the health risks associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked animal foods in shellfish offered for sale printed on the restaurant menu or posted in the lobby. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1105.1 Except as specified in Sections 900.4, 900.3, and 1300.3, if an animal food such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, milk, pork, poultry, or shellfish that is served or sold raw, undercooked, or without otherwise being processed to eliminate pathogens either in ready-to-eat form or as an ingredient in another ready-to-eat food, the licensee shall inform consumers by brochures, deli-case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means of the significantly increased risk of consuming such foods. This information shall read: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. PfExcept as specified in Sections 900.4, 900.3, and 1300.3, if an animal food such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, milk, pork, poultry, or shellfish that is served or sold raw, undercooked, or without otherwise being processed to eliminate pathogens either in ready-to-eat form or as an ingredient in another ready-to-eat food, the licensee shall inform consumers by brochures, deli-case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means of the significantly increased risk of consuming such foods. This information shall read: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Pf  
37. - Multiple working containers of foods, oils, herbs, spices and other items that are left on kitchen’s counter. There are numerous unlabeled plastic squeeze bottles of unknown liquids and unlabeled plastic food bins in the kitchen and storage room. (CORRECT 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.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. - There is evidence of rodents presence at the restaurant's alley way. Ecolab pest control is immediately ordered to conduct a pest inspection inside and outside the restaurant. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAY)  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. PfThe 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. PfThe 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. PfThe 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. PfThe 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. PfThe 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  
46. - Food handlers/employees are not frequently changing gloves between tasks while preparing orders and serving food or returning to work. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  813.2 Except as specified in Section 813.3, slash-resistant gloves that are used to protect the hands during operations requiring cutting shall be used in direct contact only with food that is subsequently cooked as specified in chapter 9 such as frozen food or a primal cut of meat.Except as specified in Section 813.3, slash-resistant gloves that are used to protect the hands during operations requiring cutting shall be used in direct contact only with food that is subsequently cooked as specified in chapter 9 such as frozen food or a primal cut of meat.  
48. - No chemical test strips and kit available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 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. PfA test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in micrograms per liter (mg/L) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. Pf  
50. - There is no hot water (110 degrees Fahrenheit or above) at some hand-washing sinks in the kitchen and in the restrooms. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  2305.2 Hot water generation and distribution systems shall be sufficient to meet the peak hot water demands throughout the food establishment. PfHot water generation and distribution systems shall be sufficient to meet the peak hot water demands throughout the food establishment. Pf  
54. - The dumpsters are overfilled and the lids are not tightly close. The area around the outdoor waste receptacles is littered with excessive trash bags and unclean floor.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2713.1 Receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables, and returnables shall be kept covered inside the food establishment if the receptacles and units contain food residue and are not in continuous use; or after the receptacles and units are filled.Receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables, and returnables shall be kept covered inside the food establishment if the receptacles and units contain food residue and are not in continuous use; or after the receptacles and units are filled.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 115.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 111.0F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 40.0F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 36.0F
(Refrigerator - reach-in) 37.0F Peppers (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Tomatoes chopped (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Onions raw (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 44.0F
Salami (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 55.0F Salami (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 50.0F Salami (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 52.0F Pepperoni (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 55.0F
Cheese (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Salami (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 51.0F Sausage (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 52.0F Beef (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 57.0F
Steak cooked (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Mushrooms (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 46.0F Tomatoes sliced (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 52.0F Tomatoes chopped (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 70.0F
Salami (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 57.0F Red Peppers Roasted (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 56.0F Tomatoes sliced (Refrigerator - open display) (Cold Holding) 47.0F (Refrigerator - walk-in) 39.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 105.0F Meatballs (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 144.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 119.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct violations with 3days (priority and priority foundation) and 14days (core)
CFPM ANTONIO GATICA FS- 73385 EXP. 12/12/2018
If any question, Please feel free to contact the area supervisor at food.safey@dc.gov
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