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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  LOAF COFFEE
Address  101 15TH ST NE
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20002
 (703) 679-8104
 E-mail address
Date of Inspection
    Time In
AM     Time Out
License Holder  Loaf LLC
License/Customer No.  09305xxxx-18000072
License Period
 Type of Inspection
Establishment Type:  Delicatessen
    Risk Category 1
Priority Violations  4 COS  0 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  8 COS  0 R  0
Core Violations  7 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
CFPM #:   

CFPM Expiration Date:       /    /          
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 McCrae Enterprises 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Elite Pros 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
  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  LOAF COFFEE    Establishment Address  101 15TH ST NE
2. - Manager on duty only has a ServSafe Food Handler's certificate. There is no CFPM on duty at time of inspection.  203.1 Each person in charge shall be certified by a food protection manager certification program that is accredited by the Conference for Food Protection Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs. Such certified food protection managers shall be deemed in compliance with Section 201.2(b). P  
10. - There are no paper towels at the handwashing sink at dishwashing/barista station.  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  
16. - Observed pans being washed and rinsed, but not sanitized with proper sanitizer.  2002.2 After being cleaned, equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be sanitized in chemical manual or mechanical operations, including the application of sanitizing chemicals by immersion, manual swabbing, brushing, or pressure spraying methods, using a solution as specified in Section 1813 by providing: (a) Except as specified in Section 2002.2(b), a contact time of at least ten (10) seconds for a chlorine solution specified in Section 1813.2; P (b) A contact time of at least seven (7) seconds for a chlorine solution of fifty micrograms per liter (50 mg/L) that has a pH of ten (10) or less and a temperature of at least thirty -eight degrees Celsius (38 degrees C) (one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees F), or a pH of eight (8) or less and a temperature of at least twenty-four degrees Celsius (24 degrees C) (seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees F)); P (c) A contact time of at least thirty (30) seconds for other chemical sanitizing solutions; P or (d) A contact time used in relationship with a combination of temperature, concentration, and pH that, when evaluated for efficacy, yields -sanitization-, as defined in this Code. P  
16. - The concentration of the chlorine-based sanitizing solution is not in compliance. Bleach solution is marked spray bottle was tested and the ppm's were above 100ppm.  1813.2 A chlorine solution shall have a minimum temperature based on the concentration and pH of the solution as listed in the following chart: P CONCENTRATION RANGE = 25 mg/L - 49 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 49 degrees C (120 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 49 degrees C (120 degrees F)]; CONCENTRATION RANGE = 50 mg/L - 49 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 38 degrees C (100 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 24 degrees C (75 degrees F)]; MINUMUM CONCENTRATION = 100 mg/L (if pH 10 or less, minimum temperature = 13 degrees C (55 degrees F); if pH 8 or less, minimum temperature = 13 degrees C (55 degrees F)].  
17. - Sour smelling milk observed inside of barista station refrigerator. Stale bagels observed in refrigerator in cooking station. Curded egg whites (liquid) observed in cooking station refrigerator.  1200.1 A food that is unsafe, adulterated, or not honestly presented as specified in Section 600 shall be reconditioned according to procedures that the Department approved or discarded.  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F in refrigerator at cooking and barista station refrigerators. Raw shelled eggs stored at room temperature by cooking station.  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. - Potentially hazardous foods (meats, cheese, liquid eggs, potatoes) do not have a date written on them. These foods observed outside of their original package or package is open.  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. - Refrigerators at barista, self-serve milk refrigerator and cooking station are not holding ambient temperatures below 41 degrees F.  1600.1 Equipment for cooling and heating food, and holding cold and hot food, shall be sufficient in number and capacity to provide food temperatures as specified in chapters 6 through 13. Pf  
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  
38. - Numerous mice droppings observed in basement area near refrigerator, in water closet, unused sandwich prep unit in basement, in upstairs closet, and upstairs underneath table where condiments are stored.  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  
38. - Dead mouse and 3 large cockroaches observed on glue trap in water closet.  3211.1 Dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, and other pests shall be removed from control devices and the premises at a frequency that prevents their accumulation, decomposition, or the attraction of pests.  
38. - The date that pest extermination services were last provided to the establishment is not available.  3210.2 The licensee shall maintain a copy of the establishment's professional service contract and service schedule, and the following documents shall be available for inspection: Pf (a) Name and address of its District-licensed Pesticide Operator/contractor; (b) Frequency of pest extermination services provided under the contract; and (c) Date pest extermination services were last provided to the establishment.  
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. - Gaskets at barista station refrigerator are broken and unclean. Gaskets are held up by tape, but it is not sealing the refrigerator when closed.  1800.1 Equipment shall be maintained in a state of repair and condition that meets the requirements specified in chapters 14 and 15.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution.  1815.1 Concentration of the sanitizing solution shall be accurately determined by using a test kit or other device. Pf  
49. - Water observed on the bottom shelf inside of barista refrigerator. Gaskets observed with mold and food debris.  1900.3 Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.  
51. - Pipe leaks water onto the floor underneath the sanitize basin in the 3-compartment sink.  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.  
53. - The toilet room door is not self-closing.  2911.1 Toilet rooms shall not open directly into a room used for the preparation of food for service to the public and shall be provided with a tight-fitting and self-closing door 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). Pf  
55. - Large unused sandwich prep unit in basement. This is harborage for the mice. Droppings observed inside of unit.  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.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.  
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 200 ppm, 0.0 pH, 00.0°F 
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 123.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 125.0F Cheese (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 51.2F Mushrooms (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 53.4F
Cheese (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 53.8F (Refrigerator - beverage) 60.0F (Reach-in Refrigerator) 48.0F Soy Milk (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 60.2F
(Under-counter Refrigerator) 62.0F 2% Reduced Fat Milk (Under-counter Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 57.3F        
Inspector Comments:
Summary suspension issued due to operating a food establishment with gross insanitary occurrence or condition or other circumstance that may endanger public health including but not limited to an infestation of vermin and person-in-charge is present during all hours of operation. For restoration, a re-inspection fee ($100 business/$400 non-business hours) must be paid and all violations abated and approved by DC Health.

Corrective Action Plan for Pest and restoration procedures given at time of inspection. The most recent pest control completed after this inspection report must be submitted with paperwork to be granted a re-inspection.

ServSafe Food Handler: Alden Kabingue, 3473643, exam date: 7/2/18
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:
  Alden Kabingue 07/31/2018
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Megan Johnson 121  07/31/2018 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date