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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  CAPITOL LOUNGE(n)
Address  237 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20003
Telephone
 
 E-mail address  
Date of Inspection
 05
/
 17
/
 2018
    Time In
 02
:
 00
PM     Time Out
 03
:
 15
PM  
License Holder  Am & Eve Corporation
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-39903965
License Period
 05 
/
 01 
/
 2018 
 - 
 04 
/
 30 
/
 2020 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  3 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  6 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  8 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 SUZANNE RASHED 
CFPM #:  FS-88312 

CFPM Expiration Date:   06/28/2022  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 KMG 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Protein 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Brussel Pest 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Hadpro 
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  CAPITOL LOUNGE(n)    Establishment Address  237 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
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  
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink. Chef placed towels at the hand sink 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  
15. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)Food is not stored in a manner to protect from cross contamination.  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. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)Unclean food-contact surfaces(soda gun holders at the bar/ can-opener  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
22. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)Cold food items are held at improper temperatures.(chicken wings 49.3)  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. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)Temperature control for safety foods intended to be held for more than 24 hours are not date marked.  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  
33. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)Cooked chicken being cooled at room temperature on a table  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  
35. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)frozen fish being thawed out in a container of water  1001.1 Frozen potentially hazardous food that is slacked to moderate the temperature shall be held: (a) Under refrigeration that maintains the food temperature at five degrees (5 degrees C) (41 degrees F) or less; or (b) At any temperature if the food remains frozen.Frozen potentially hazardous food that is slacked to moderate the temperature shall be held: (a) Under refrigeration that maintains the food temperature at five degrees (5 degrees C) (41 degrees F) or less; or (b) At any temperature if the food remains frozen.  
39. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)Food stored on the floor inside the walk-in unit  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.  
40. - Food employee observed not wearing a hair restraint while working with open food.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS) card board observed on the table bottoms in the kitchen  1400.1(b)-(e) Materials that are used in the construction of utensils and food-contact surfaces of equipment shall not allow the migration of deleterious substances, or impart colors, odors, or tastes to food, and under normal use conditions shall be: (b) Durable, corrosion-resistant, and nonabsorbent; (c) Sufficient in weight and thickness to withstand repeated warewashing; (d) Finished to have a smooth, easily cleanable surface; and (e) Resistant to pitting, chipping, crazing, scratching, scoring, distortion, and decomposition.  
48. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS) No three comp sink observed behind the bar on the other side of the restaurant  1601.1 A sink with at least three (3) compartments shall be provided for manually washing, rinsing, and sanitizing equipment and utensils, except as specified in Section 1601.3. PfA sink with at least three (3) compartments shall be provided for manually washing, rinsing, and sanitizing equipment and utensils, except as specified in Section 1601.3. Pf  
49. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS) Observed dried food particles on equipment inside of the kitchen  1903.1 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues.  
51. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS) Hand sink at the front bar is out of service  2401.1 A plumbing system shall be designed, constructed, and installed 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). P  
55. - Observed ceiling overhead leaking inside the kitchen(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
55. - (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS) Large fan inside of the kitchen contains dust and grease  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Sliced Tomatoes (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 37.2F (Refrigerator - reach-in) 41.0F Chicken grilled (Griddle) (Cooking) 169.0F (Refrigerator - walk-in) 39.2F
Pepperoni (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 38.3F Onions raw (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 39.2F Cheddar Cheese (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Avocado (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 40.1F
(Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) 39.2F (Reach-in Freezer) -9.0F Cheese sauce (Warmer) (Hot Holding) 145.0F Pork (Warmer) (Hot Holding) 186.0F
Ground Beef (Warmer) (Hot Holding) 167.0F Chili - Beef (Warmer) (Hot Holding) 154.0F Marinara Sauce (Refrigerator - pizza prep unit) (Cold Holding) 38.2F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 115.0F
Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 114.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - Bar) 120.0F (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) 38.2F Chicken Wings (Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding) 49.6F
(Refrigerator - walk-in) 38.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 120.0F        
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within [5 / 14] calendar days
If you have any questions, email food.safety@dc.gov
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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