WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Inspectors ordered the Internal Revenue Service snack bar temporally closed Wednesday for pests and no hot water violations according to District of Columbia health inspection records.
Update: DC Health reported the establishment passed re-inspection and was allowed to reopen a week later.
The snack bar is located in the agency's headquarters building at 1111 Constitution Ave. NW.
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Health inspectors cited the IRS snack bar for eight violations, including "several rodent droppings observed on floor and equipment" and hot water recorded at 88 degrees instead of the required District minimum of 110 degrees.
The IRS issued a statement Thursday calling the incident "unacceptable" and said it is "cooperating fully with health officials."
"The snack bar is located in a relatively isolated area of the basement, and it is not the main food service area for the building," the IRS statement said.
Inspectors ordered the Internal Revenue Service snack bar temporally closed Wednesday for pests and no hot water violations according to District of Columbia health inspection records.
The number associated with the snack bar did not answer.
The snack bar is licensed to a District Dept. on Disability Services job services program.
A DC DDS spokeswoman blamed the rodent and hot water problems on the IRS landlord, the General Services Administration.
The report indicates the snack bar was also cited for operating with no one properly trained in food safety.
The snack bar must pass re-inspection before reopening.