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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  AOI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Address  1100 NEW YORK AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20005
Telephone
 202-408-7770
 E-mail address  sam@thesushiaoi.com
Date of Inspection
 09
/
 25
/
 2017
    Time In
 11
:
 25
AM     Time Out
 04
:
 41
PM  
License Holder  L' Aziatique Inc
License/Customer No.  09313XXXX-680000751
License Period
 02 
/
 01 
/
 2016 
 - 
 01 
/
 31 
/
 2018 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  4 COS  2 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  6 COS  3 R  0
Core Violations  10 COS  4 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 SARAYUT KOMOL 
CFPM #:  FS-60161 

CFPM Expiration Date:   03/28/2017  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Buiding 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protein 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Presto 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Hadpro 
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  AOI JAPANESE RESTAURANT    Establishment Address  1100 NEW YORK AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
6. - Observed food prep employees eating food and drinking from an open container in the kitchen upon arrival. Instructed employees to consume family meals in the dining room before establishment opens for business. (Corrected On Site)  500.1 Persons working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles shall not: (a) Eat, drink, chew gum, or use any form of tobacco, except in designated areas where food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped singleservice and single-use articles are not exposed, and where equipment or utensils are not washed or stored; or (b) Drink, except from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of the employee's hands or the container, where food, clean equipment and utensils, linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles are exposed, and where equipment or utensils are washed or stored.  
8. - Observed lack of proper handwashing before donning gloves, instructed staff to conduct proper handwashing during the inspection. (Corrected On Site)  402.1 Food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms as specified in Section 401 immediately before working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles, P and: (a) After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms; P (b) After using the toilet room; P (c) After caring for or handling aquatic animals as specified in Section 503.2; P (d) After coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating, or drinking; P (e) After handling soiled surfaces, equipment, or utensils; P (f) During food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross-contamination when changing tasks; P (g) After each absence from the work station; P (h) Immediately before touching ready-to-eat food or food-contact surfaces; P (i) When switching between working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat food; P (j) Before donning gloves for working with food; P and (k) After engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands. PFood employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms as specified in Section 401 immediately before working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles, P and: (a) After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms; P (b) After using the toilet room; P (c) After caring for or handling aquatic animals as specified in Section 503.2; P (d) After coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating, or drinking; P (e) After handling soiled surfaces, equipment, or utensils; P (f) During food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross-contamination when changing tasks; P (g) After each absence from the work station; P (h) Immediately before touching ready-to-eat food or food-contact surfaces; P (i) When switching between working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat food; P (j) Before donning gloves for working with food; P and (k) After engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands. P  
9. - Observed employee handling food on the cook line using bare hand contact, instruct to discard cooked pork wash and don gloves during the 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. PExcept 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. - Standing fan and cooking pan obstructing the handsink to prevent proper handwashing. Items removed during the inspection. (Corrected On Site)  2414.1 A handwashing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use. Pf  
10. - There is no soap at the kitchen handwashing sink. Soap provided at the handsink during the inspection. (Corrected On Site)  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  
16. - Unclean food-contact surfaces observed such as kitchen prep shelving, food containers located on the cook line, sushi bar shelving units, reach-in refrigeration units. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F. located in the kitchen refrigeration and sushi refrigeration units. (CORRECT VIOLAThttps://dc.mydhd.com/webadmin/icons/tiny_add.gifION 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. P  
28. - Observed unlabeled chemical bottles located under the dish machine, bottles labeled during the inspection. (Corrected On Site)  3302.1 Working containers used for storing poisonous or toxic materials, such as cleaners and sanitizers taken from bulk supplies shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material. PfWorking containers used for storing poisonous or toxic materials, such as cleaners and sanitizers taken from bulk supplies shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material. Pf  
29. - Cease and Desist the HACCP process until the HACCP plan has been approved by the Department of Health. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  4104.2(a) If the Department grants a variance as specified in Section 4102, or a HACCP Plan is otherwise required as specified in Section 4202, the licensee shall: (a) Comply with the HACCP Plan and procedures submitted and approved as the basis for the variance. P  
32. - Cease and Desist still in effect as of 06/07/2017, until your HACCP plan has been reviewed, approved and you have received an approval letter from the Department of Health. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  4103.2 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.  
33. - Observed improper cooling methods of food items stored in the walk-in refrigeration unit. Food items stored tightly wrapped as not to allow the transfer of heat. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1004.1 Cooling shall be accomplished in accordance with the time and temperature criteria specified in Section 1003 by using one (1) or more of the following methods based on the type of food being cooled: (a) Placing the food in shallow pans; Pf (b) Separating the food into smaller or thinner portions; Pf (c) Using rapid cooling equipment; Pf (d) Stirring the food in a container placed in an ice water bath; Pf (e) Using containers that facilitate heat transfer; Pf (f) Adding ice as an ingredient; Pf or (g) Other effective methods. PfCooling shall be accomplished in accordance with the time and temperature criteria specified in Section 1003 by using one (1) or more of the following methods based on the type of food being cooled: (a) Placing the food in shallow pans; Pf (b) Separating the food into smaller or thinner portions; Pf (c) Using rapid cooling equipment; Pf (d) Stirring the food in a container placed in an ice water bath; Pf (e) Using containers that facilitate heat transfer; Pf (f) Adding ice as an ingredient; Pf or (g) Other effective methods. Pf  
37. - Observed unlabeled condiment bottles throughout labeled during the inspection. (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.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. - Observed small fly activity in the kitchen area during the inspection. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. Pf  
41. - Wet wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use. Cloths stored in sanitizing buckets during the inspection. (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.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.  
43. - In-use utensils stored improperly on the door handle of the kitchen stove. Rice scoops stored in stagnate water near the rice cooker. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.  
47. - Observed topload refrigeration cutting board with deep crevices and embedded dirt present. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1801.1 Surfaces such as cutting blocks and boards that are subject to scratching and scoring shall be resurfaced if they can no longer be effectively cleaned and sanitized, or discarded if they are not capable of being resurfaced.  
48. - Observed lack of sanitizer in the sanitizing basin at the three compartment sink below 10ppm, Chef refilled basin and added proper amount during the inspection 100ppm, water temperature 82F. (Corrected On Site)  1909.1 Washed utensils and equipment shall be rinsed so that abrasives are removed and cleaning chemicals are removed or diluted through the use of water or a detergent-sanitizer solution by using one (1) of the following procedures: (a) Use of a distinct, separate water rinse after washing and before sanitizing if using: (1) A three (3)-compartment sink; (2) Alternative manual warewashing equipment equivalent to a three (3)-compartment sink as specified in Section 1601.3; or (3) A three (3)-step washing, rinsing, and sanitizing procedure in a warewashing system for CIP equipment; (b) Use of a detergent-sanitizer as specified in Section 1814 if using: (1) Alternative warewashing equipment as specified in Section 1601.3 that is approved for use with a detergent-sanitizer; or (2) A warewashing system for CIP equipment; (c) Use of a nondistinct water rinse that is integrated in the hot water sanitization immersion step of a two (2)-compartment sink operation; (d) If using a warewashing machine that does not recycle the sanitizing solution as specified in Section 1909.1(e), or alternative manual warewashing equipment such as sprayers, use of a nondistinct water rinse that is: (1) Integrated in the application of the sanitizing solution; and (2) Wasted immediately after each application; or (e) If using a warewashing machine that recycles the sanitizing solution for use in the next wash cycle, use of a nondistinct water rinse that is integrated in the application of the sanitizing solution.  
49. - Observed dirt present on the refrigeration fanguard covers. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.3 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.  
51. - Observed beverage hose draining in a bucket on underneath the bar handsink instead of floor drain. (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 debris present underneath equipment throughout. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 100 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 111.0F (3-compartment sink) 144.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 37.0F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 38.0F
Corn (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 52.0F Tofu (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 51.0F Broccoli (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 62.0F (Refrigerator - sushi display) 40.0F
(Refrigerator - sushi display) 37.0F (3-compartment sink) 123.0F Tuna (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 42.2F Shrimp raw (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 43.5F
Avocado (Room) (Cold Holding) 66.0F Salmon (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Sushi (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 66.0F Tuna (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 43.0F
Salmon (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 52.0F Crab meat (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 47.0F        
Inspector Comments:
Cease and Desist HACCP (Acidification of Rice) until your HACCP plan has been approved by the Department of Health.
Correct stated items within the timeframes indicated within each observation.
Please submit all questions/inquiries to the Area Supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov for an efficient response.
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.
  Sam Komol 09/25/2017
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Dawn Adams 19  09/25/2017 
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