Restaurant Inspections for Feb. 2

February 2, 2011 

Comments are taken directly from the latest county inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.

Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately if feasible or according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Blue violations relate to the overall cleanliness and condition of operation and must be corrected according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Any establishment receiving more than 45 red demerit points or more than 65 total demerit points will be automatically reinspected in 10 days. If an establishment exceeds those limits twice in a calendar year, the permit will be suspended immediately.

Pattaya Thai Cuisine

Dec. 10

Routine check

0 red 0 blue

9323 Martin Way E., Lacey

COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Rainier Pizza & Espresso

Dec. 15

Routine check

5 red 2 blue

207 Binghampton Road, Rainier

COMMENTS: Red – Cook/owner did not have a current food handler card. Blue – Floor is cut and torn in many locations. Compliance rating: 98 percent.

Emperor’s Palace

Dec. 15

Routine check

5 red 0 blue

7321 Martin Way E., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Several workers had expired food handler cards. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Osaka

Dec. 15

Routine check

20 red 5 blue

7265 Martin Way E., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Prep cooler was at 44-45 degrees, and must be at 41 degrees or lower. Potatoes were on the floor. Additional cleaning is needed under equipment and along edges of floor. Hand soap needed at sushi bar hand sink. Blue – A food thermometer is needed to check cooking temperatures. Compliance rating: 94 percent.

Wok on Fire

Dec. 15

Routine check

5 red 3 blue

8640 Martin Way E., Lacey

COMMENTS: Red – Two employees have expired food handler cards. Blue – Spatulas for cooking grill stored in 86 degree water. Compliance rating: 98 percent.

Puerto Vallarta

Dec. 15

Routine check

5 red 3 blue

1400 Galaxy Drive N.E., Lacey

COMMENTS: Red – Some employees had missing or expired food handler cards. Blue – Knives stored between make cases. Compliance rating: 98 percent.

Pho Saigon

Dec. 16

Routine check

40 red 5 blue

4045 Martin Way E., Lacey

COMMENTS: Red – Cooler stored in hand-washing sink. Beef broth cooling on counter and stored in cooler in large stock pot. Blue – Sanitizing solution not injecting enough chlorine in final rinse of dishwasher. Compliance rating: 89 percent.

Subway

Dec. 16

Routine check

0 red 0 blue

1050 Plum St., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.

IHOP

Dec. 17

Routine check

30 red 28 blue

1520 Cooper Point S.W., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Cook was using bare hands to do final prep work on an omelet. Raw bacon on tray stored directly on top of ready-to-eat food. Salad prep cooler at waitress station was 44 degrees. Cook’s line sandwich prep table was filthy. Deep fryer was filthy. Blue – Missing thermometer too far reach-in cooler. Back door has gap at the bottom. Door handle to sandwich prep cooler was loose. Boxes, old equipment, empty containers need to be removed from this facility. Compliance rating: 86 percent.

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