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Dean & DeLuca Reopened After Food Code Violations

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)- The Dean & DeLuca cafe and retail store in Georgetown has reopened after it was ordered closed by the city Wednesday because of a number of food code violations.

A Department of Health report shows that infractions included mold in the ice machine, food stored at improper temperatures and the presence of live birds, live roaches, rat droppings and mice droppings.

The company released a statement Thursday saying the store has worked closely with the health department to immediately address all the concerns. Dean & DeLuca blamed major construction at the building next door for most of the issues.

The outdoor cafe portion of the store remains closed due to the presence of birds, but management hopes to re-open with full service as soon as possible, the statement said.

The Dean & DeLuca in Georgetown had 13 Department of Health violations in 2012, WUSA-9 reports.

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