Restaurant Inspections for Oct. 17

October 17, 2012 

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.

Urban Onion

Oct. 8: Routine check

0 red 12 blue

116 Legion Way SE, Olympia

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — Presence of flies in the kitchen due to open doors and windows with no screens. High temperature sanitizing cycle in dishwasher is not reaching high enough temperature. Light fixture not functioning.

Compliance rating: 97 percent.

Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Oct. 4: Routine check

0 red 2 blue

7265 Martin Way E, Olympia

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — Light shield above grill area has collected grease and needs more frequent cleaning.

Compliance rating: 99 percent.

El Guanaco

Oct. 3: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

415 Water St. SW, Olympia

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Double Joy Teriyaki

Oct. 5: Routine check

0 red 5 blue

700 Sleater-Kinney Road SE, Lacey

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — Sanitizing solution is not available to soak wiping cloths between uses.

Compliance rating: 98 percent.

Bangkok Thai

Oct. 5: Routine check

25 red 5 blue

700 Sleater-Kinney Road SE, Lacey

Comments: Red — Handwash sink had a chair in front of sink and items stored in the sink. Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods observed. Blue — Wiping cloths in-use not stored in sanitizing solution.

Compliance rating: 92 percent.

Tastee Thai

Oct. 5: Routine check

10 red 0 blue

913 Capitol Way S, Olympia

Comments: Red — Handwashing sink was blocked by food bin and tub of dishware placed in front of it.

Compliance rating: 97 percent.

El Rico Taco

Oct. 4: Routine check

15 red 0 blue

2400 Harrison Ave., Olympia

Comments: Red — Employee failed to wash hands after cleaning and getting ready to prepare customer’s meal. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 96 percent.

Papa John’s

Oct. 9: Routine check

10 red 0 blue

4514 Lacey Blvd. SE, Lacey

Comments: Red — Hand soap dispenser in restroom is empty. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 97 percent.

Paco’s Taco’s

Oct. 9: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

4520 Lacey Blvd. SE, Lacey

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Great India Cuisine

Oct. 9: Routine check

55 red 5 blue

116 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia

Comments: Red — Cooked chicken and par-cooked chicken cooling in two-door reach-in not in a single layer arrangement, but heaped in the pan. Cooked chicken from earlier in the day stored for preparation at 78-86 degrees. Blue — Raw meats immersed in water wihtin food sink. Open wall at servers prep counter must be painted.

Compliance rating: 86 percent.

Kentucky Fried Chicken/TAco Bell

Oct. 4: Routine check

20 red 5 blue

1304 Yelm Ave., Yelm

Comments: Red — Paper towel dispenser by drive-through window missing paper towels. No water at handwashing sink. Coleslaw in vegetable walk-in was 48 degrees. Cold storage/holding must be 41 degrees or below. Blue — Thermometer missing from under-counter reach-in refrigerator.

Compliance rating: 94 percent.

Red Lion

Oct. 8: Routine check

15 red 20 blue

2300 Evergreen Parkway SW, Olympia

Comments: Red — Main prep cooler on cook’s line was 46 degrees with condenser lines frozen over with ice. Several thermometers missing inside several refrigerators. Missing sneeze guard to buffet line. Missing, torn, and worn down door seals to prep cooler doors. Blue — Meat slicer dirty. Inside food prep cooler was dirty. Light shield cracked with missing end caps inside dry storage.

Compliance rating: 91 percent.

Pho Hoa

Oct. 8: Routine check

25 red 0 blue

1600 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia

Comments: Red — Employee handling raw meat then goes to switch gloves without washing hands. When asked to wash hands, the employee didn’t use soap. Top prep cooler meats at 45-50 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or below. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 94 percent.

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Oct. 5: Routine check

0 red 8 blue

Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — Ice machine is unclean on the plastic shield. Clean inside and outside of non-food contact surfaces to the equipment.

Compliance rating: 98 percent.

Oly Burger

Oct. 5: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

2125 Caton St., Olympia

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 100 percent.

I. Talia Pizzeria

Oct. 5: Routine check

5 red 15 blue

2505 Fourth Ave., Olympia

Comments: Red — Missing more than half of food handler cards that should be on file. Blue — Wiping cloth bucket too strong concentration of sanitizing solution. Cutting board to salad bar station is severely stained. Ladder on wall next to food prep station in back still collecting food debris. Floor in front of salad bar very dirty.

Compliance rating: 95 percent.

Bagel Brothers

Sept. 25: Routine check

45 red 18 blue

400 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia

Comments: Red — Several employees and owner are without current food handler cards. Two trays of cooked eggs left out on cart and covered. Temperature of eggs was 74 degrees. Several burritos on counter wrapped and were at 49-63 degrees. Blue — Back screen door not sealed at bottom. Wiping cloth and bucket without sanitizer residual. Both bakers with hanging beards need to be provided with beard nets or remove beard. Prep cooler doors have torn or partially missing door seals. Floor very dirty beneath the mat behind counter.

Compliance rating: 85 percent.

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