Restaurant Inspections for March 27

March 27, 2013 

Comments are taken directly from latest Thurston 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.

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 4 to 5 inches of food had cooled inside walk-in cooler and were being used to refill at hot holding table. Blue – Chicken was thawing on tray with bloody chicken juice stored directly over raw beef. Shelving, counter top consisting of laminated wood particles is losing its integrity and ability to maintain a durable non-absorbent 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. Handsink next to dishwasher leaking into bucket. Floor beneath cook’s line equipment had not been cleaned in several days. Light above dishwasher needs to be replaced.

Compliance rating: 82 percent.

Nineveh

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.

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.

McDonald’s

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.

The Bread Peddler

222 Columbia St. N, Olympia

March 11: Routine check (10 red; 2 blue)

Comments: Red – Some employees had expired food handler cards. Pizza and prep refrigerator operating at 45 degrees. Cold storage and holding must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue – Food debris accumulation on floor below some equipment and tables.

Compliance rating: 97 percent.

Old School Pizzeria

108 Franklin St., Olympia

March 12: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red – Some employees were without food handler cards. Blue – None noted.

Compliance rating: 98 percent.

KFC

5110 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater

March 12: Routine check (10 red; 10 blue)

Comments: Red – Walk-in cooler was at 46-48 degrees. Cold holding and storage must be 41 degrees or below. Blue – Many flies observed in the back food-prep area. Walk-in shelves to cooler and vent covers to walk-in freezer need to be removed due to mold and dirt accumulation. Flooring not clean beneath shelves, rack, table along the cook’s line.

Compliance rating: 95 percent.

Pints Barn

114 E St., Tumwater

March 12: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red – None noted. Blue – None noted.

Compliance rating: 100 percent.

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