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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  AL'S DELICATESSEN
Address  1003 8TH ST SE
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20003
Telephone
 (202) 543-7662
 E-mail address  seung7@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 03
/
 19
/
 2018
    Time In
 01
:
 10
PM     Time Out
 02
:
 05
PM  
License Holder  Gee H Park
License/Customer No.  09305xxxx-64000480
License Period
 06 
/
 01 
/
 2016 
 - 
 05 
/
 31 
/
 2018 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  6 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  6 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  7 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 WOON PARK 
CFPM #:  FS-71934 

CFPM Expiration Date:   05/12/2018  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 VHI 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 J & M Biosolution 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 General Pest Control 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 American Steam 
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  AL'S DELICATESSEN    Establishment Address  1003 8TH ST SE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
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. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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  
8. - Employees observed cleaning with wiping cloths and preparing food without washing their hands and changing their gloves. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. P  
9. - Observed employee peeling and cutting raw onions without gloves on. Raw onions are grilled to order or customers have the option of having raw onions with their meals. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. P  
10. - Hot water faucet knob would not turn to allow hot water flow in handsink in kitchen area. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2402.1 A handwashing sink shall be equipped to provide water at a temperature of at least thirty-eight degrees Celsius (38 degrees C) (one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees F)) through a mixing valve or combination faucet. Pf  
10. - There is no handwashing sink(s) installed in prep area closest to cooking area. There is only one handsink in the entire kitchen (including dishwashing and second prep area). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2411.1 A handwashing sink shall be located to allow convenient use by employees in food preparation, food dispensing, and warewashing areas, and in, or immediately adjacent to, toilet rooms. Pf  
15. - Raw fish, chicken, and hamburger observed in white reach-in refrigerator stored on same shelf with ready-to-eat foods. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. - Test results with Chlorine test kit showed the concentration of bleach to water was out of compliance (above 200 ppms). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1813.2 A chlorine solution shall have a minimum temperature based on the concentration and pH of the solution as listed in the following chart: P CONCENTRATION RANGE = 25 mg/L - 49 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 49 degrees C (120 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 49 degrees C (120 degrees F)]; CONCENTRATION RANGE = 50 mg/L - 49 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 38 degrees C (100 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 24 degrees C (75 degrees F)]; MINUMUM CONCENTRATION = 100 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 13 degrees C (55 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 13 degrees C (55 degrees F)].  
16. - Mold was observed on the ice maker's plastic drip panel. Knives stored between sandwich prep refrigerator and prep table across from grill. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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 walk-in refrigerator and tuna fish salad in sandwich prep refrigerator. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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  
23. - Temperature control for safety foods intended to be held for more than 24 hours are not date marked in all refrigerators. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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. Pf  
24. - Fried rice and provolone cheese left out on countertop at room temperatures. All food moved into a refrigerator. (Corrected On Site)  1009.2 If time temperature control is used as the public health control up to a maximum of four (4) hours: (a) The food shall have an initial temperature of five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less when removed from cold holding temperature control, or fifty-seven degrees Celsius (57 degrees C) (one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees F)) or greater when removed from hot holding temperature control; P (b) The food shall be marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is four (4) hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control; Pf (c) The food shall be cooked and served, served at any temperature if ready- to-eat, or discarded, within four (4) hours from the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control; P and (d) The food in unmarked containers or packages, or marked to exceed a four (4)-hour limit shall be discarded. P  
36. - No thermometer provided to check food temperatures. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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  
37. - Sauce bottles used for toppings to foods are not common name labeled. (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.  
37. - Desserts (pre-packaged) and fruits are not labeled with common name in deli display. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1102.1 Food packaged in a food establishment, shall be labeled as specified in law, including 21 C.F.R. Section 101 - Food labeling, and 9 C.F.R. Section 317 - Labeling, marking devices, and containers.  
39. - To-go containers and cups stored in small water closet room beside the grill that has wall insulation exposed, leaks from exposed pipes, dust from room fan. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  817.1 Food may not be stored: (a) In locker rooms; (b) In toilet rooms; (c) In dressing rooms; (d) In garbage rooms; (e) In mechanical rooms; (f) Under sewer lines that are not shielded to intercept potential drips; (g) Under leaking water lines, including leaking automatic fire sprinkler heads, or under lines on which water has condensed; (h) Under open stairwells; or (i ) Under other sources of contamination.  
47. - Unsealed wooden shelves observed throughout establishment. Aluminum foil observed on hood filter drain pipes. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1408.1 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment that are exposed to splash, spillage, or other food soiling or that require frequent cleaning shall be constructed of a corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, and smooth material.  
49. - Unclean storage shelves in storage room near dishwashing area. (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.  
55. - Old or unused equipment stored in the establishment. Tools and other unneeded items stored in the establishment. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3213.1 The premises shall be free of: (a) Items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the establishment such as equipment that is nonfunctional or no longer used; and (b) Litter.  
 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 100 ppm, 0.0 pH, 71.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Seafood/Fish (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Hamburger cooked (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Raw Chicken (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - toilet room) 110.0F
Steak & Cheese (Griddle) (Cooking) 178.0F Cole slaw (Deli display) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Pineapples (Deli display) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Apple Crisp (Deli display) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Potatoes (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Ham (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 44.0F Cheese (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 45.0F
(Reach-in Freezer) 10.0F (Reach-in Freezer) 12.0F Sliced Ham (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Sliced Tomatoes (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
Onions raw (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Tuna Salad (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 54.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 112.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct all stated items within 5 days.
Correct all stated items within 14 days.

Most recent pest control: 2/2/18
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  Woon Park 03/19/2018
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Megan Johnson 121  03/19/2018 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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