Marvin Center market closed for six days following health inspection

A food vendor in the Marvin Center was closed for six days last month for operating without a proper food license.

George’s Market shut down between Feb. 7 and Feb. 12 in response to a health violation, according to a Washington Post report.

The D.C. Department of Health inspected the market Feb. 7 and found that the market served coffee out of containers without a proper deli license, according to a report from the agency.

The market also didn’t have a DOH certified food protection manager on duty during the inspection and didn’t have an “adequate” hand-washing sink, three-compartment sink and garbage disposal installed at the time the inspection occurred, according to the report.

The agency noted that these are “low-risk” violations, but are still required practices for all food establishments.

University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar said during a “routine inspection” an official alerted the University that a self-serve coffee machine in the market required a different food service license. She said Follett, the company that operates GW Bookstore and the market, “immediately took the machine out of service and worked with the D.C. Department of Health to reopen the market.”

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