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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration    Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division    899 North Capitol Street, NE   Washington, DC 20002      email:
Establishment Name  FOGGY BOTTOM GROCERY
Address  2140 F ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20037
 (202) 296-0125
 E-mail address
Date of Inspection
    Time In
PM     Time Out
License Holder  Foggy Bottom Grocery LLC
License/Customer No.  09305xxxx-70101484
License Period
 Type of Inspection
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
Priority Violations  2 COS  0 R  1
Priority Foundation Violations  4 COS  0 R  2
Core Violations  3 COS  0 R  1
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
CFPM #:  FS-76746 

CFPM Expiration Date:   02/04/2019  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Tenley Town 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
  Compliance Status COS R
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
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
  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  FOGGY BOTTOM GROCERY    Establishment Address  2140 F ST NW
3. - The establishment did not provide proof of an employee health policy for the prevention of foodborne illness. I provided the establishment with a copy of the Food Code's conditional employee and food employee interview, reporting agreement, and medical referral forms. (REPEATED). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  300.1 The licensee shall require food employees and conditional employees to report to the person in charge, in accordance with this Section, information about their health and activities as they relate to diseases that are transmissible through food.  
5. - The establishment does not have approved procedures for responding to a contamination event due to vomiting or diarrhea. (REPEATED). (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  
14. - No parasite destruction assurance information provided for the raw ready-to-eat fish. (REPEATED). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  903.1 Except as specified in Section 903.2, before service or sale in ready-to-eat form, raw, raw-marinated, partially cooked, or marinated-partially cooked fish other than molluscan shellfish shall be: (a) Frozen and stored at a temperature of minus twenty degrees Celsius (-20 degrees C) (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees F)) or below for a minimum of one hundred sixty-eight (168) hours or seven (7) days in a freezer; P (b) Frozen at minus thirty-five degrees Celsius (-35 degrees C) (minus thirty-one degrees Fahrenheit (-31 degrees F)) or below until solid and stored at minus thirty-five degrees Celsius (-35 degrees C) or below for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours; P or (c) Frozen at minus thirty-five degrees Celsius (-35 degrees C) (minus thirty-one degrees Fahrenheit (-31 degrees F) or below until solid and stored at minus twenty degrees Celsius (-20 degrees C) (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees F) or below for a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours. P  
21. - Acidified sushi rice held at temperature danger zone. (Discarded). (REPEATED). CEASE and DESIST acidifying sushi rice and holding it at temperature danger zone.)  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: (a) At fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) or above, except that roasts cooked to a temperature and for a time specified in Section 900.2 or reheated as specified in Section 906.5 may be held at a temperature of fifty-four degrees Celsius (54 degrees C )(one hundred thirty degrees Fahrenheit ((130 degrees F)) or above. P  
25. - The establishment does not have any consumer advisory notices regarding the potential health risks associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked animal foods. (REPEATED). (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. Pf  
32. - No variance has been obtained from the District of Columbia Department of Health to acidify cocked rice (sushi rice) and hold it at temperature danger zone. (Cease and Desist acidifying sushi rice and holding it at temperature danger zone until a variance approval letter is obtained from the Department.) (REPEATED).  4103.2 A variance shall be requested in writing and be accompanied by the appropriate fee.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.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. (REPEATED). (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. Pf  
51. - One of the basins of 3-compartment ware washing sink is missing drain pipe. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 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.  
52. - No garbage disposal unit (food waste grinder) is installed in the establishment.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  2607.2 Each food establishment served by a sanitary sewer and conducting any activity or activities which generate food wastes shall have and use one (1) or more commercial food waste grinders that are conveniently located near each such activity and which have adequate capacity to dispose of all readily grindable food waste produced. Pf  
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 117.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 113.0F Rice - Sushi (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 130.0F Rice - Sushi (Cooler) (Holding) 74.0F
Lettuce (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Avocado (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Fish Eggs Tobiko (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Shrimp cooked (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
Tofu (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Tuna (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 39.0F        
Inspector Comments:
This inspection is based on the routine inspection conducted on 08/16/017.

Failure to comply with 3-day and 14-day notices (further action shall be taken).

Correct items stated within 3-days.

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