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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 GRILL
Address  707 H ST NW
City/State/Zip Code  Washington, DC 20001
Telephone
 (202) 719-0111
 E-mail address  chinatown@cava.com
Date of Inspection
 02
/
 27
/
 2019
    Time In
 11
:
 50
AM     Time Out
 02
:
 00
PM  
License Holder  Cava Mezze Grill, LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-17000133
License Period
 03 
/
 01 
/
 2017 
 - 
 02 
/
 28 
/
 2019 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  1 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  1 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  11 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 JOHN TOOLE 
CFPM #:  FS-73074 

CFPM Expiration Date:   09/21/2019  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 Valley Proteins 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Ecolab (2/26/2019) 
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  CAVA GRILL    Establishment Address  707 H ST NW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
10. - There is no handwashing signage at the handwashing sinks.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3004.1 A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands shall be provided at all handwashing sinks used by food employees and shall be clearly visibly to food employees.  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods at the service line countertop refrigerator and at the prep refrigerator observed holding at temperatures above 41F.(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. - Several temperature control for safety foods inside the walk-in refrigerator observed with no written dates of when they were prepared.(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  
38. - Large holes and gaps observed in the basement ceiling near the water heater tank. Also, large hole observed in the brick column in the basement. Also, damaged baseboards and holes observed in the lower wall at the basement employee storage room. Additionally, gaps and holes observed on the basement stairs and surrounding wall.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2912.1 Except as otherwise specified in Sections 2912.2 through 2912.5, the outer openings of a food establishment shall be protected against the entry of insects and rodents by: (a) Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings; (b) Closed, tight-fitting windows; and (c) Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors.  
47. - The door gaskets of the under-counter refrigerator located next to the open-display refrigerator observed damaged.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1800.2 Equipment components such as doors, seals, hinges, fasteners, and kick plates shall be kept intact, tight, and adjusted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.  
49. - Soil accumulation observed on the shelves inside the walk-in refrigerator.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1900.3 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.  
51. - Water pipes and lines above the basement ceiling observed leaking.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2418.1 A plumbing system shall be: (a) Repaired 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); and (b) Maintained in good repair.  
54. - Slight odor observed originating from the grease interceptor box located near the walk-in refrigerator door.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  2717.1 Refuse, recyclables, and returnables shall be removed from the premises at a frequency that will minimize the development of objectionable odors and other conditions that attract or harbor insects and rodents.  
55. - Food debris observed throughout the basement floor. Also, debris accumulation observed behind the unused warewashing machine at the warewashing area. Additionally, soil accumulation observed in all floor drains on the main level. Also, water accumulation observed surrounding the water pumps located behind the walk-in refrigerator.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3201.1 The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.  
55. - Several ceiling tiles in the warewashing area observed in disrepair.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3200.1 The physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair.  
55. - Unnecessary/unused items and equipment observed throughout the basement.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  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.  
56. - Ventilation grate observed missing at the duct located at the warewashing area.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3009.2 All ventilation systems, furnaces, gas- or oil-fired room heaters, and water heaters shall be designed, installed, and operated in accordance with the D.C. Plumbing Code (2008) incorporating the International Plumbing Code (2006) or most recent edition, as amended by the D.C. Plumbing Code Supplement (subtitle F of 12 DCMR).  
62. - The current Certificate of Occupancy is not posted.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  4310.2 The licensee shall post a current license, valid Certificate of Occupancy, and a current inspection reports in a location within the food establishment that is conspicuous to consumers as specified in Section 4306.3.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 94.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 110.1F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 102.7F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 101.5F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 119.1F
(Walk-in Refrigerator) 42.0F Cabbage (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.9F Beef (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.3F Chicken (Walk-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.0F
Chicken (Grill) (Cooking) 203.0F (Open Display Refrigerator) 32.0F Salad (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 42.4F Lettuce (Open Display Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.5F
(Under-counter Refrigerator) 34.0F Salad (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 43.0F Cheese (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.6F Tomatoes chopped (Counter Top) (Cold Holding) 48.1F
Onions raw (Counter Top) (Cold Holding) 50.1F Cucumbers (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 47.1F Cabbage (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 47.4F Vegetables - cut (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 48.1F
Rice steamed (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 140.2F Lentils (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 137.9F Meatballs (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 160.7F Rice steamed (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 159.3F
Chicken (Steam Table) (Hot Holding) 135.3F            
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited violations 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.
  John Toole 02/27/2019
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Jaime Hernandez 607  02/27/2019 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
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