Cone E. Island shuts down for one day while manager renews certification

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Cone E. Island shut down for 24 hours Wednesday after the ice cream shop’s manager failed to renew his food handling certification.

D.C. requires food establishments like ice cream stores to hire one food protection manager, who must renew his or her certification every three years.

The D.C. Department of Health inspected the late-night ice cream eatery last week and found the store in violation of D.C. code because the manager’s certification had expired. It asked the establishment to correct the violation within five days.

The inspector also noted Cone E Island lacked a thermometer for an ice cream freezer, requiring the shop to fix the problem within 45 days.

An employee at Cone E Island, Emily Thompson, said the ice cream shop remained closed for one day while her boss went to take a certification test.

“But now we have everything taken care of and we’re back in business,” Thompson, who is also a GW sophomore, said behind the counter Thursday.

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