Published March 28, 2012
Restaurant Inspections for March 28
Comments are taken directly from 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. Sorrento Italian Restaurant March 13: routine check 30 red 0 blue 430 Legion Way, Olympia Comments: Red — Chef did not wash hands after handling raw chicken and fish. Cutting board prep surface was not cleaned and sanitized after being contaminated with raw meats. Blue — None noted. Compliance rating: 92 percent. The Lemon Grass March 13: routine check 30 red 0 blue 212 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia Comments: Red — Medium-sized plastic tub filled with rice cooling at three-inch depth and uncovered. Medium-sized pan of noodles cooling and covered. Foods must be covered loosly and filled no further than a two-inch depth. Blue — None noted. Compliance rating: 92 percent. Basil Leaf March 13: routine check 5 red 15 blue 235 Division St., Olympia Comments: Red — Raw meat on same shelf as ready-to-eat food. Blue — Several items of food uncovered and not protected. Back wall against three-compartment sink has black mildew accumulating. The single sink to the right of the ice machine should only be used for food preparation. Dishwasher sanitizer not working. Outside equipment sticky and has signs of food residual. Compliance rating: 95 percent.