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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  WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Address  600 H ST NE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20002
Telephone
 (202) 469-7410
 E-mail address  khadija.elkalibe@wholefoods.com
Date of Inspection
 04
/
 10
/
 2018
    Time In
 12
:
 00
PM     Time Out
 01
:
 00
PM  
License Holder  Whole Foods Market Group, Inc
License/Customer No.  09308xxxx-170000013
License Period
 03 
/
 01 
/
 2017 
 - 
 02 
/
 28 
/
 2019 
 Type of Inspection
 HACCP
Establishment Type:  Grocery Store
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  2 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  4 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 KAITLYN SPINK 
CFPM #:  FS-80946 

CFPM Expiration Date:   04/27/2021  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Apple Valley 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Liquid Environmental 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Steritech 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Nelbud 
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  WHOLE FOODS MARKET    Establishment Address  600 H ST NE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
1. - The person in charge did not demonstrate the required knowledge.  201.2 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. PfThe person in charge shall demonstrate the knowledge required in Section 201.1 by: (a) Complying with this Code by having no violations of critical items during the current inspection; Pf (b) Being a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Pf  
6. - Employee observed in the sushi prep area chewing gum  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. - Employee observed not washing hands after switching task before putting on gloves in the sushi prep area  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  
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink in the dishwasher area. Manager provided paper towels at time of call (Corrected On Site)  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  
29. - Sushi vendor PIC did not have a copy of the HAACP plan and did not demonstrate knowledge of acidification of the rice.  4104.2(b) 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. PIf 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: Maintain, and provide to the Department upon request, records specified in Section 4205.1(d) and (e) that demonstrate the following are routinely used: (1) Procedures for monitoring critical control points; Pf (2) The actual monitoring of the critical control points; Pf (3) Verifications of the effectiveness of an operation or process; Pf and (4) Necessary corrective actions if there is failure at a critical control point. Pf  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the reach-in refrigerator.  1524.1 In a mechanically refrigerated or hot food storage unit, the sensor of a temperature measuring device shall be located to measure the air temperature in the warmest part of a mechanically refrigerated unit and in the coolest part of a hot food storage unit.  
40. - Food employee observed not wearing a hair restraint while working with open food.  502.1 Food employees shall wear clean and effective hair restraints, such as hairnets or beard nets, if appropriate, and clothing that covers body hair that are designed and worn to effectively keep hair from contacting exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles. Hats, caps, scarves or other head covers are acceptable if the hair is contained to prevent contamination. Hair spray and tying back the hair in a ponytail are not effective hair restraints.  
44. - Clean utensils stored inside of an unclean container with standing water  2203.1 Clean equipment and utensils shall be stored as specified in Section 2203.1 and shall be stored: (a) In a self-draining position that allows air drying; and (b) Covered or inverted.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.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Shrimp cooked (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Tuna Yellowfin (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Rice - Sushi (Rice Steamer) (Time As Public Health Control) 78.0F Brown Rice (Rice Steamer) (Time As Public Health Control) 57.0F
Shrimp Tempura (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 41.0F (Walk-in Freezer) -9.0F (Refrigerator - sushi display) 38.3F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 39.2F
Eel (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Salmon (Refrigerator - sushi display) (Cold Holding) 37.2F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Sushi bar) 108.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 122.0F
Hot Water (Dishwashing Machine - Final Rinse Cycle) 180.0F            
Inspector Comments:
Summary suspension for operating a food establishment with circumstances that may endanger public health issued to Kikka Sushi Bar. This corrective action is limited to the operation of the sushi bar only. The grocery store is not affected.
Please contact the Area Supervisor at food.safety@dc.gov if you have any questions.
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.
  Kaitlyn Spink 04/10/2018
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Joyce Moore 64  04/10/2018 
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