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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  CAVA RESTAURANT
Address  527 8TH ST SE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20003
Telephone
 (202) 390-9090
 E-mail address  ever@eatcava.com
Date of Inspection
 01
/
 25
/
 2019
    Time In
 01
:
 55
PM     Time Out
 03
:
 55
PM  
License Holder  DTI Capital Hill LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-69003001
License Period
 04 
/
 01 
/
 2017 
 - 
 03 
/
 31 
/
 2019 
 Type of Inspection
 Routine
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  1 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  4 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  4 COS  3 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 HEIDI FERNANDEZ 
CFPM #:  FS-77117 

CFPM Expiration Date:   07/25/2020  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 KMG Hauling 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Proteins 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Steritech and Industrial Pest Elimination (1/23/2019) 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
  
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  CAVA RESTAURANT    Establishment Address  527 8TH ST SE
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - Hand washing sink at the cookline has been blocked.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2414.1 A handwashing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use. Pf  
10. - There is no soap at the handwashing sink located at the cookline.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3001.1 Each handwashing sink or group of two (2) adjacent sinks shall be provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap. Pf  
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink located at the cookline.(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  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods have been held at temperature above 41 degrees F in three door reach-in refrigerator during the inspection. Garnish accessories held on ice above 41 degree F. Oil infused with dried herbs has been held on counter top at the salad prep area. (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  
33. - Tzazki sauce being cooled in tightly covered deep plastic container inside reach-in refrigerator.(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  
37. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled. (Corrected On Site)  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.  
41. - Wet wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer buckets when not in use. (Corrected On Site)  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.  
55. - Face cover missing for the electric switch in one of the unisex restrooms.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
56. - Employee belongings such as jackets and backpacks have been stored together with packaged food items on shelving units. (Employee belongings have been relocated to upper floor and stored away from foods and food contact surfaces during the inspection). (Corrected On Site)  3209.2 Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be used for the orderly storage of employee clothing and other possessions.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 70.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 50 ppm, 0.0 pH, 120.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Chicken (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Lamb (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F Tzazki Sauce (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Tzazki Sauce (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cooling) 46.0F
Fries (Reach-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) -2.0F Hash Poppies (Reach-in Freezer) (Cold Holding) 0.0F Hot Water - Hand Sink - Dish Washing/Food Prep area 153.0F Hot Water - 3-compartment sink 153.0F
Ground Beef (Stove) (Cooking) 193.0F Gyro (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 24.0F Feta Cheese (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 37.0F Chopped Onions (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.0F
Diced tomatoes and Onions (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Cava (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Flafel (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.0F    
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations within 5 and 14 calendar days.

If you have question, please contact the area supervisor Mrs. Jacqueline Coleman at 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.
  Ever Reyes 01/25/2019
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Jemal Yasin 026  01/25/2019 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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