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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration    Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division    899 North Capitol Street, NE   Washington, DC 20002      email:
Establishment Name  HORACE & DICKIE'S
Address  809 12TH ST NE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20002
 (202) 397-6040
 E-mail address
Date of Inspection
    Time In
AM     Time Out
License Holder  Shannon, Richard
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-50005879
License Period
 Type of Inspection
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
Priority Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  4 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  15 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 Richard Shannon 
CFPM #:  FS-74440 

CFPM Expiration Date:   03/08/2020  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Pacific Disposal 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 BN Commercial Cleaning 
  Compliance Status COS R
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
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
  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  HORACE & DICKIE'S    Establishment Address  809 12TH ST NE
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.  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.  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 not washing their hands between handling raw and ready-to-eat foods. Also observed employees handling money and then preparing foods without washing their hands.  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  
15. - Raw chicken, fish, and eggs are stored in walk-in refrigerator on same shelf and next to ready-to-eat foods (lettuce and potato salad).  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  
23. - Chicken, fish, and side orders stored in walk-in refrigerator and are not date labeled.  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  
35. - Fish being thawed inside of fully reduced oxygen bags without removing or cutting a slit in them. Fish not stored in ROP bags were observed thawing in standing water in 2-compartment sink.  1002.1 Except as specified in Section 1002.5, potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be thawed under refrigeration that maintains the food temperature at five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less; or: (a) Completely submerged under running water: (1) At a water temperature of twenty-one degrees Celsius (21 degrees C) (seventy degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees F)) or below; (2) With sufficient water velocity to agitate and float off loose particles in an overflow; (3) For a period of time that does not allow thawed portions of ready-to-eat food to rise above five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)); or (4) For a period of time that does not allow thawed portions of a raw animal food requiring cooking as specified in Sections 900.1 and 900.2 to be above five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)), or seven degrees Celsius (7 degrees C) (forty-five degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees F)) as specified in Sections 900.1 and 900.2, for more than four (4) hours including the time the food is exposed to the running water and the time needed for preparation for cooking, or the time it takes under refrigeration to lower the food temperature (41 degrees F)); (b) As a part of a cooking process if the food that is frozen is: (1) Cooked as specified in Sections 900.1, 900.2 or Section 901; or (2) Thawed in a microwave oven and immediately transferred to conventional cooking equipment, with no interruption in the process; or (c) Using any procedure if a portion of frozen ready-to-eat food is thawed and prepared for immediate service in response to an individual consumer's order.  
36. - No thermometer provided to check food temperatures.  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  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the reach-in refrigerator. There is no visible thermometer in the walk-in refrigerator.  1524.2 Cold or hot holding equipment used for potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be designed to include and shall be equipped with at least one (1) integral or permanently affixed temperature measuring device that is located to allow easy viewing of the device's temperature display, except as specified in Section 1524.3.  
37. - Storage containers for pasta, flour, sugar, and salt are not labeled with common name.  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.  
38. - Numerous mice droppings observed throughout the establishment. Locations: under front counter, underneath 2-compartment sink, dry storage area near walk-in refrigerator (on floor and on shelves), and on shelves in storage room where the mop sink is located.  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  
39. - Side orders (salads) and some food stored in non-food grade plastic bags stored on floor in walk-in refrigerator.  816.1 Except as specified in Sections 816.2 and 816.3, food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food: (a) In a clean, dry location; (b) Where it is not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; and (c) At least fifteen centimeters (15 cm) or six inches (6 in.) above the floor.  
39. - Fish and other food items stored in walk-in refrigerator under the compressor fans that are leaking water.  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.  
40. - Food employees (2) 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.  
41. - Wet wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use.  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.  
47. - Rusted racks inside of walk-in refrigerator. Dry storage racks and shelves underneath front counter have dust, food debris, and grease build up.  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.  
48. - There is no detergent-sanitizer provided for use in the 2-compartment sink.  1814.1 If a detergent-sanitizer is used to sanitize in a cleaning and sanitizing procedure where there is no distinct water rinse between the washing and sanitizing steps, the agent applied in the sanitizing step shall be the same detergent-sanitizer that is used in the washing step.  
49. - All refrigerators, storage shelves, outer areas of cooking equipment (fryers, stove), underneath front counter, and dry storage shelves throughout the establishment have food debris, litter, dust, and grease build up.  1900.3 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.  
52. - Garbage disposal and 2-compartment sink piping has a direct connection.  2607.3 Commercial food waste grinders shall be connected to a drain a minimum of two inches (2 in.) fifty-one millimeters (51 mm) in diameter. Commercial food waste grinders shall be connected and trapped separately from any other fixtures or sink compartments, and shall be provided with a supply of cold water in accordance with 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). P  
55. - Tools and other unneeded items stored in the establishment. Old or unused equipment stored in the establishment.  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.  
55. - Litter and food debris observed on floor in all dry storage areas, inside walk-in refrigerator, and behind cooking area.  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
55. - Mops left inside of yellow mop bucket when not in use.  3205.1 After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies.  
56. - Thick grease build up on hood filters and back cooking wall.  1509.4 Hoods, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned at intervals necessary to prevent the accumulation of grease.  
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 00 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
(Freezer - Reach-In) 2.0F Hot Water (2-compartment sink) 130.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 128.0F Seafood/Fish (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
Raw Chicken (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Macaroni Salad (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Seafood/Fish (Deep Fryer) (Cooking) 170.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Summary suspension issued due to gross unsanitary conditions that could endanger public health that is not limited to vermin infestation. For restoration, a re-inspection fee ($100 business hours/$400 Non-business hours) must be paid and all violations abated and approved by the DC Dept of Health). Restoration procedures and Corrective action Plan for rodents given at time of inspection. A copy of your pest control invoice must be submitted with your restoration paperwork. Only an invoice after this inspection will be accepted.
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:
  Richard Shannon 05/02/2018
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    Megan Johnson 121  05/02/2018 
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