DON PEPE'S CASH & CARRY, 300 MORSE ST NE, Washington, DC - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: DON PEPE'S CASH & CARRY
Type: GROCERY STORE
Address: 300 MORSE ST NE, 20002, Washington DC
Total inspections: 11
Last inspection: Oct 28, 2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • Sewage & waste water properly disposed
Oct 28, 2014Follow-up10Details / Comments
  • Management awareness; policy present
  • Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
  • Thermometers provided & accurate
  • Food properly labeled; original container
  • In-use utensils: properly stored
  • Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used
  • Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips
  • Sewage & waste water properly disposed
  • Physical facilities: installed, maintained, & clean
  • Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
Oct 21, 2014Routine28Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. Sep 04, 2014Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
Aug 15, 2014Routine10Details / Comments
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
Mar 25, 2014Routine10Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. Sep 30, 2013Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
  • Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored & used
  • Physical facilities: installed, maintained, & clean
Sep 23, 2013Routine13Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. Feb 14, 2013Follow-up00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. Feb 08, 2013Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • Correct response to questions
  • Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
  • Food in good condition, safe, unadulterated
  • Food separated and protected
  • Thermometers provided & accurate
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
  • Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned
Jan 23, 2013sweep25Details / Comments
  • Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
  • Compliance with variance, specialized process, and HACCP plan
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
  • Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage, & display
May 07, 2012Routine41Details / Comments

Oct 28, 2014 (Follow-up)



Violations:
  • Sewage & waste water properly disposed
    disposer connected on 3-compartment sink.(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)
Comments:
CFPM; FRANCIS B RODRIGUEZ 55590 EXP 02/01/2016. NOTICE ABATED FROM INSPECTION OF 10/21/2014.

Temperatures
Hot Water112.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in)40.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in)40.0F
Pork (Refrigerator - display)40.0F
(Freezer)16.0F

Oct 21, 2014 (Routine)



Violations:
  • Management awareness; policy present
    The establishment does not have an employee health policy or can not provide proof of policy. No signed employee interview and reporting forms exist regarding the prevention of the transmission of diseases through food by infected food employees. (Corrected On Site)
  • Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    Spoons found in handsink in deli section. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Thermometers provided & accurate
    No thermometer in walk-in refrigerator(s). No thermometer in reach-in refrigerator.
  • Food properly labeled; original container
    Working containers for beans and bags for different seeds sold by weight are not labeled. (Corrected On Site)
  • In-use utensils: properly stored
    Knives stored on countertop in deli section. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used
    Cardboard lining on some shelving units where food is stored. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips
    No chemical test strips provided to measure the concentration of sanitizing solution(s). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITH 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Sewage & waste water properly disposed
    Garbage disposal unit (food waste grinder) installed incorrectly. Garbage disposal is located in 3 compartment sink (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Physical facilities: installed, maintained, & clean
    Dust on shelves and also observed on tops of cans (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
    Inadequate lighting at the very back of food aisles. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
Comments:
PLEASE CORRECT ALL STATED ITEMS WITHIN 5 DAYS.
PLEASE CORRECT ALL STATED ITEMS WITHIN 45 DAYS.

CFPM information: Francis B Rodriguez, FS-55590, EXP: 2/1/16.

If you have any questions, please contact Area Supervisor Mrs. Jackie Coleman at 202-442-5928.


Temperatures
(Walk-in Freezer)14.2F
(Walk-in Refrigerator)39.8F
Raw Chicken (Refrigerator - deli display) (Cold Holding)39.6F
Raw Beef (Refrigerator - deli display) (Cold Holding)38.8F
Hot Water (Handwashing sink - deli section)113.9F
Hot Water (3-compartment sink)114.3F
(Refrigerator - beverage)40.0F
(Reach-in Freezer)0.0F

Sep 04, 2014 (Follow-up)

Comments:
5-DAYS NOTICE ABATED FROM INSPECTION CONDUCTED O08/15/2014.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL AREA SUPERVISOR, MS. JACQUELINE COLEMAN AT (202)442-5928


Temperatures
Hot Water (3-compartment sink)115.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding)40.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding)36.0F

Aug 15, 2014 (Routine)



Violations:
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
    Mouse droppings observed in dry storage area. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)
Comments:
CORRECT ITEMS STATED WITHIN 5-DAYS
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL AREA SUPERVISOR MRS. JACQUELINE COLEMAN AT (202) 442-5928


Temperatures
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink)112.0F
(Refrigerator - display) (Cold Holding)34.0F
(Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding)40.0F
(Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding)36.0F

Mar 25, 2014 (Routine)



Violations:
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
    GLUE TRAP WAS STORED ON THE LOWER SHELF OF THE PREP TABLE. THIS IS IMPROPER STORAGE OF THE GLUE TRAP. (Corrected On Site)
Comments:
CFPM-ANABEL RODRIQUEZ FS-55591 EXP 2/01/2016
ITEM WAS CORRECTED ON SITE.
PROVIDED ESTABLSIHMENT WITH EMPLOYEE HEALTH INFORMATION.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT THE AREA SUPERVISOR MRS COLEMAN AT 202-535-2180.


Temperatures
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink)101.0F
(Refrigerator - reach-in) (Cold Holding)35.1F
(Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding)33.6F
(Refrigerator - walk-in) (Cold Holding)40.0F
(Freezer - walk-in) (Cold Holding)1.5F
(Freezer) (Cold Holding)-4.7F

Sep 30, 2013 (Follow-up)

Comments:
CFPM; ANABEL RUDRIGUEZ 55591 EXP 02/01/2016. NOTICE ABATED FROM INSPECTION OF 09/23/2013.

Temperatures
Hot Water116.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in)40.0F
(Freezer - walk-in)12.0F
(Freezer - walk-in)20.0F
(Freezer - walk-in)26.0F
(Reach-in Freezer)6.0F
Pork40.0F
Cheese40.0F

Sep 23, 2013 (Routine)



Violations:
  • Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    HANK SINK NOT MOUNTED FIRMLY(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored & used
    SINGLE USE ALUMINUM TRAYS EXPOSED (Corrected On Site)
  • Physical facilities: installed, maintained, & clean
    GASKET OF ONE FREEZER IS IN POOR SHAPE. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Physical facilities: installed, maintained, & clean
    TRASH CAN IN REST-ROOM IS BROKEN AND USE A PLASTIC BAG FOR TRASH.
Comments:
CFPM; ANABEL RODRIGUEZ 55591 EXP 02/01/2016. CORRECT ITEMS IN 5 AND 45 DAYS. QUESTIONS, CALL 202-442-5928 FOR MS. COLEMAN (SUPERVISOR)

Temperatures
Hot Water116.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in)40.0F
(Freezer - walk-in)10.0F
(Freezer - walk-in)20.0F
(Freezer - walk-in)28.0F
(Reach-in Freezer)6.0F
(Refrigerator - display)42.0F
(Refrigerator - display)42.0F
Pork40.0F
Cheese42.0F

Feb 14, 2013 (Follow-up)

Comments:
5 day items in 02/08/2013 inspection abated. 45 day item (repair disposer) pending.

Temperatures
Hot Water116.0F
(Refrigerator - reach-in)39.0F
(Refrigerator - sandwich prep unit)40.0F
(Reach-in Freezer)6.0F
(Steam Table)148.0F
Potatoes140.0F
Mixed Vegetables142.0F
Pork138.0F

Feb 08, 2013 (Follow-up)

Comments:
CFPM: LUIS MARROQUIN FS-47131 EXP 04/06/2014. NOTICE ABATED FROM 01/23/2013 INSPECTION. NEW NOTICE 1, REPAIR TEMPERATURE OF REACH-IN REFRIGERATER (T=46), TEMPERATURE SHOULD BE KEPT <41.(IN 5 DAYS) AND 2, REPAIR DISPOSER (IN 45 DAYS). QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL MS. COLEMAN AT 202-442-5928.

Temperatures
Hot Water116.0F
(Refrigerator - reach-in)42.0F
(Reach-in Freezer)4.0F
(Steam Table)150.0F
Mixed Vegetables140.0F
Rice steamed140.0F
Beans142.0F

Jan 23, 2013 (sweep)



Violations:
  • Correct response to questions
    Certified Food Protection Manager's certificate issued by the DC Department of Health has expired. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    hand sink used for other purposes. (Corrected On Site)
  • Food in good condition, safe, unadulterated
    Outdated food item was removed from shelf. (yus toki punch). (Corrected On Site)
  • Food separated and protected
    Food item not protected from contamination.
  • Thermometers provided & accurate
    No thermometer in reach-in refrigerator meat case. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
    rear door not rat proof to prevent entrance of rodents at bottom. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned
    Self closing device not provided on bathroom door. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 45 CALENDAR DAYS)
Comments:
CORRECT CRITICAL VIOLATIONS WITHIN 5 DAYS AND NON CRITICAL VIOLATIONS WITHIN 45 DAYS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MR. RONNIE TAYLOR, SUPERVISOR ON (202)442-5928.


Temperatures
(Reach-in Freezer)0.0F
Hot Water114.0F
Meat (Refrigerator - deli display)39.0F
(Refrigerator - beverage)40.0F

May 07, 2012 (Routine)



Violations:
  • Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
    Deep sink at front of the store contained blood. Clean and sanitize deep sink(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)
  • Compliance with variance, specialized process, and HACCP plan
    (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)No haccp plan in place for bottling of coleslaw for sale to the public. A Haccp plan must be in place and approved to continue this process
  • Insects, rodents, & animals not present
    (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)heavy rodent activity cited inside of the warehouse. Provide effective extermination
  • Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage, & display
    Remove bags of onions and dry condiments from the floor to prevent contamination from mice(CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)
Comments:
Summary Suspension given until establishment corrects rodent problems
Correct stated items within5days
Correct stated items within 45days
If you have any questions,please call area sueprvisor Mrs. Jacqueline Coleman at (202)442-5928


Temperatures
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink - produce section)120.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in)33.0F
(Refrigerator - walk-in produce)39.0F

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