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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  CITY LIGHTS OF CHINA EXPRESS
Address  1300 PENNSLYVANIA AVE NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20024
Telephone
 (202) 289-0214
 E-mail address  citylight655@gmail.com
Date of Inspection
 07
/
 11
/
 2018
    Time In
 11
:
 30
AM     Time Out
 02
:
 15
PM  
License Holder  City Lights of China Express Inc
License/Customer No.  09305xxxx-68006197
License Period
 09 
/
 01 
/
 2016 
 - 
 08 
/
 31 
/
 2018 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  5 COS  3 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  2 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  8 COS  1 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 QINMIN CHEN 
CFPM #:  FS-83745 

CFPM Expiration Date:   10/19/2021  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 Building 
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  CITY LIGHTS OF CHINA EXPRESS    Establishment Address  1300 PENNSLYVANIA AVE NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
8. - Observed, food service employee donning gloves without conducting proper handwashing, manager instructed employee to remove gloves and conduct proper handwashing during the inspection. (Corrected On Site)  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. - Observed, raw shell eggs stored above ready-to-eat container of tofu stored in the walk-in refrigeration unit, eggs removed during the inspection and stored properly. (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. - Unclean food-contact surfaces observed such as; the interior of the ice machine mold build-up present, can opener blade food build-up present. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.1 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. PfEquipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Pf  
21. - Temperature control for safety foods temp below 135 degrees F. located on steam table service line. (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: (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. located on the kitchen topload refrigeration unit, stored on ice and at room temperature. (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. (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. - Observed, burn medication stored on the kitchen shelving unit above the topload food prep refrigeration unit, items removed and stored properly during the inspection. (Corrected On Site)  3412.2 Except for medicines that are stored or displayed for retail sale, only those medicines that are necessary for the health of employees shall be allowed in a food establishment. PfMedicines that are in a food establishment for the employees' use shall be labeled as specified in Section 3301 and located to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles. PMedicines that are in a food establishment for the employees' use shall be labeled as specified in Section 3301 and located to prevent the contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles. P  
35. - Observed improper thawing of a large amount of chicken located at room temperature on the three compartment drainboard. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.  
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.  
39. - Observed, bags of noodles stored on the floor in front of the reach-in refrigeration unit, food items stored in direct contact with the floor of the walk-in refrigeration unit, and bags of sugar stored in the hallway directly on the floor. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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 employees observed not wearing a hair restraints 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.  
43. - Observed, utensils used to scoop rice stored in stagnate water during pauses in food dispensing. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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 ware not stored inverted throughout. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  2203.2 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.  
55. - Observed, mop stored in stagnate water in the mop bucket. Mop removed and stored properly, water discarded. (Corrected On Site)  3205.1 After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies.  
 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Shrimp raw (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Noodles (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 140.0F Vegetables - cut (Room) (Cold Holding) 66.0F Eggplant (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 65.0F
Fried Rice (Rice Steamer) (Hot Holding) 135.0F Wheat/Oat/Grain/Rice (Room) (Hot Holding) 94.0F Mushrooms (Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Tofu (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 121.0F
Rice steamed (Rice Steamer) (Hot Holding) 148.0F Rice steamed (Rice Steamer) (Hot Holding) 151.0F Egg Roll (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 123.0F Beef (Room) (Cold Holding) 54.0F
Beef (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cooling) 41.0F Bean Sprouts (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 50.0F Bean Sprouts (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 42.0F Chicken (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 43.0F
Chicken (Room) (Hot Holding) 79.0F Chicken (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 128.0F Chicken (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 151.0F Chicken (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 123.0F
Beef and Broccoli (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 144.0F Pork (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 44.0F Cabbage (Room) (Cold Holding) 45.0F Egg Wash (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) (Cold Holding) 41.0F
(Handwashing Sink - kitchen) 125.0F (3-compartment sink) 135.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 35.0F (Walk-in Refrigerator) 40.0F
(Prep sink) 131.0F (Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit) 41.0F (Handwashing Sink - Service Line) 125.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 40.0F
               
Inspector Comments:
Correct violations cited within 5 and 14 calendar 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.
  Qinmin Chen 07/11/2018
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Dawn Adams 19  07/11/2018 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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