Restaurant Inspections for March 20

March 20, 2013 

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.

Pattaya Thai Cuisine

318 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

March 7: Routine check

0 red 5 blue

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — Prep area lights need shields.

Compliance rating: 98 percent.

Wok On Fire

8640 Martin Way E., Lacey

March 6: Routine check

15 red 5 blue

Comments: Red — Noodles and tofu in top of make case were 43-45 degrees. Cold holding and storage needs to be 41 degrees or below. Handwash sink is in need of repair. Blue — No sanitizer detected in final rinse.

Compliance rating: 95 percent.

Happy Teriyaki

5103 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater

March 4: Routine check

10 red 27 blue

Comments: Red — Only available hand sink was being used to store noodles for cooling with ice. Blue — Employee open drinks around the kitchen. Perforated container used to store raw chicken is in disrepair with broken plastic. Nozzles to five-gallon sauce container very dirty with black residual. Outside cooking equipment dirty with dried food residual. Sump pump in basement not working, and has water backing up. Floor beneath fryer filthy.

Compliance rating: 91 percent.

Pints & Quarts

Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia

Feb. 19: Routine check

35 red 38 blue

Comments: Red — Several employees did not have food handler cards. Two large bins of food with four to five inches of food had cooled inside walk-in cooler and was being used to refill at hot holding table. Blue — Chicken was thawing on tray with bloody chicken juice stored directly over raw beef. Shelving, countertop consisting of laminated wood particles is losing its integrity and ability to maintain a durable nonabsorbent cleanable surface. Knives being stored in crevice between equipment when not in use. Wiping cloths did not have proper residual of sanitizer. Dishwasher behind bar did not release proper amount of sanitizer. Can opener blade crusted with black dried food residual. Hand sink next to dishwasher leaking into bucket. Floor beneath cook’s line equipment had not been cleaned in several days. Light above dishwasher needs replacing.

Compliance rating: 82 percent.


108 Franklin St., Olympia

March 4: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

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

Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Charlie’s Bar & Grill

620 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

Date: Routine check

0 red 5 blue

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — The water containment pan and sump pump must be cleaned and sanitized monthly to remove food debris.

Compliance rating: 98 percent.


2611 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia

March 1: Routine check

10 red 0 blue

Comments: Red — Sink removed from back food prep area leaving only one sink for handwashing and washing vegetables. Blue — None noted.

Compliance rating: 97 percent.

Little Da Nang

301 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia

March 1: Routine check

15 red 10 blue

Comments: Red — Employee did not remove gloves and wash hands after handling rare cooked beef. Blue — Only a dry cloth was being used to wipe cutting board. Floor tile is missing and broken in large areas of concrete floor. Ice scoop being stored in hand sink. Light tube in fixture in food prep area needs shield. Water is leaking through ceiling in kitchen.

Compliance rating: 94 percent.

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