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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  YEUNG'S LOTUS EXPRESS
Address  50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20002
Telephone
 (202) 607-6605
 E-mail address  Davidsu1129@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 04
/
 09
/
 2018
    Time In
 02
:
 45
PM     Time Out
 03
:
 40
PM  
License Holder  YLE of Union Station, Inc
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-16000189
License Period
 02 
/
 01 
/
 2018 
 - 
 01 
/
 31 
/
 2020 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  6 COS  4 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  9 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  7 COS  1 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:
 Triple S Services 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Metropolitan Mobile Steam 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  YEUNG'S LOTUS EXPRESS    Establishment Address  50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
1. - There is no PIC present at the establishment at all times. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  200.1 The licensee shall be the person in charge or shall designate a person in charge, who shall serve as an on-site manager or supervisor. The licensee shall ensure that a person in charge is present at the food establishment during all hours of operation. Pf  
2. - There is no one on duty during the time of inspection, that has a Certified Food Protection Manager ID Card issued by the Department.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  203.3 A person in charge who is a certified food protection manager as required in Section 203.1 shall obtain a District-issued Food Protection Manager Identification Card (ID Card), issued by the Department, and shall renew the District-issued ID Card every three (3) years. P  
10. - The hand sink paper towels are not accessible due to cups being stocked in front of the dispenser. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3002.1 Each handwashing sink or group of adjacent sinks shall be provided with: (a) Individual, disposable towels; Pf (b) A continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel; Pf (c) A heated-air hand drying device that is provided in addition to other hand-drying devices at sinks used for food preparation or warewashing areas; Pf or (d) A hand drying device that employs an air-knife system that delivers high velocity, pressurized air at ambient temperatures. Pf  
10. - A handsink was removed from the kitchen. (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. - Food is not stored in a manner to protect from cross contamination. Raw chicken and raw eggs were stored above ready to eat foods. The raw animal products were 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. - An employee did not sanitize a rice steamer pot after washing it. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2001.1 Utensils and food-contact surfaces of equipment shall be sanitized before use after cleaning. P  
16. - The cutting board is discolored and unclean. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
20. - Improper cooling time and temperature based on the interview with the cook. The food was discarded. (Corrected On Site)  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. P  
21. - Temperature control for safety foods temp below 135 degrees F. The food was discarded. (Corrected On Site)  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  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F. The food was discarded. (Corrected On Site)  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.(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  
28. - Working containers of chemicals that are removed from original containers are not name labeled.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. Pf  
33. - The establishment is cooling bulk prepared sauces in a container with a lid which will not allow adequate cooling times. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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. Pf  
33. - A hot holding unit is not maintaining adequate food temperatures. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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  
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. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not 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.  
43. - Ice scoop stored with the handle inside of the ice. The scoop was removed. (Corrected On Site)  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.  
45. - Single-service items are stored on the floor or less than 6 inches above the floor.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2203.1 Cleaned equipment and utensils, laundered linens, and single-service and single-use articles, except as specified in Section 2203.4, shall be stored: (a) In a clean, dry location; (b) Where they are not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; and (c) At least fifteen centimeters (15 cm) or six inches (6 in.) above the floor.  
48. - The 3-compartment sink is not set up properly to allow rinsing between washing and sanitizing. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.  
51. - The spray nozzle has been removed from the 3-compartment sink. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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.  
51. - The garbage disposal unit (food waste grinder) is out of order.(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. - The floors on the cookline are unclean. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 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 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Cooked Garlic (Table) (Holding) 67.0F Chicken (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Pork (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 160.0F Tofu (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 167.0F
Wheat/Oat/Grain/Rice (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 137.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 100.0F Pork (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cooling) 85.0F Brown Rice (Rice Steamer) (Hot Holding) 157.0F
Wheat/Oat/Grain/Rice (Rice Steamer) (Hot Holding) 142.0F Pork (Hot Holding Cabinet) (Hot Holding) 100.0F Green Peppers (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 35.0F Chicken (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 35.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct stated violations within 5 and 14 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.
  David Su 04/09/2018
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Douglas Dalier 082  04/09/2018 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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