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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  CARMINE'S
Address  425 7TH ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20001
Telephone
 202-737-7770
 E-mail address  jjessee@carminesnyc.com
Date of Inspection
 12
/
 12
/
 2017
    Time In
 11
:
 50
AM     Time Out
 01
:
 10
PM  
License Holder  Carmine's DC LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-70105389
License Period
 06 
/
 01 
/
 2016 
 - 
 05 
/
 31 
/
 2018 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  2 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  0 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 ISIDRO RUIZ 
CFPM #:  FS-76145 

CFPM Expiration Date:   06/14/2020  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protein 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Ecolab 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Safety First Services 
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  CARMINE'S    Establishment Address  425 7TH ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
15. - Food is not stored in a manner to protect from cross contamination. Food (eggs) was relocated to correct this. (Corrected On Site)  802.1(a)-(b) Food shall be protected from cross contamination by: (a) Except as specified in Section 802.1(a)(3), separating raw animal foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from: (1) Raw ready-to-eat food including other raw animal food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw ready-to-eat food such as fruits and vegetables; P and (2) Cooked ready-to-eat food; P and (3) Frozen, commercially processed and packaged raw animal food may be stored or displayed with or above frozen, commercially processed and packaged, ready-to eat food; (b) Except when combined as ingredients, separating types of raw animal foods from each other such as beef, fish, lamb, pork, and poultry during storage, preparation, holding, and display by: (1) Using separate equipment for each type; P or (2) Arranging each type of food in equipment so that cross contamination of one type with another is prevented, and (3) Preparing each type of food at different times or in separate areas. P  
16. - Mold was observed 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. Pf  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F in the salad/dessert reach-in. (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. P  
33. - The salad/dessert reach-in is not maintaining adequate food temperatures. The thermometer for the unit read 50F. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS)  1600.1 Equipment for cooling and heating food, and holding cold and hot food, shall be sufficient in number and capacity to provide food temperatures as specified in chapters 6 through 13. Pf  
52. - The garbage disposal unit (food waste grinder) is inoperable. (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  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 300 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Salami (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Squid (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Ribs (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F
Sauce (Stove) (Hot Holding) 154.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 120.0F Spinach (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Chicken (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Ham (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Tomatoes sliced (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Cheese (Salad Prep Unit) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Sauce (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 156.0F
Sauce (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 137.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 110.0F Eggplant (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Lasagna (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
(Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F (Walk-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 0.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F
Ham (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 49.0F Dairy Products (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 47.0F Chicken (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Squid (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
Shrimp raw (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Pasta/Noodles (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Dairy Products (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct items within 3-days.
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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