Restaurant Inspections for Aug. 7

OlympianAugust 7, 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.

Reading Inspection Scores:

- As of May 2013 Compliance Ratings (percentage scores) will no longer be given due to changes in the state food code.

- Attention should be given to the type of violation (red vs blue) and whether the restaurant has a history of red violations or repeat violations.

- 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. Example - not keeping food at the right temperature.

- 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. Example - floor is worn and needs replacing. 

 

Viking Tavern

6318 Martin Way E, Lacey

July 19: Routine check

0 red 10 blue

Comments: Red — None noted. Blue — No sanitizer detected on bar cloth. Parts of slicer stand not cleaned daily. Personal refrigerator in kitchen, not allowed if owner doesn’t work at establishment. 

Van’s Burgers

7811 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia

July 20: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

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

Van’s Sweet Spot

7811 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia

July 20: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

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

Ram Restaurant

8100 Freedom Lane NE, Lacey

July 23: Routine check

5 red 0 blue

Comments: Red — Sandwich meat and raw chicken in drawer between 42 and 45 degrees. Cold storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — None noted. 

Burger King

1609 Marvin Road NE, Lacey

July 23: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

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

Quizno’s

1401 Marvin Road NE, Lacey

July 23: Routine check

10 red 3 blue

Comments: Red — Sliced meats in make case were 44 to 50 degrees. Cold storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Better cleaning needed for handle assembly of meat slicer. 

Mi Pueblo Taqueria

7837 Martin Way E, Lacey

July 27: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

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

Taco Bell

5353 Martin Way E, Lacey

July 22: Routine check

0 red 0 blue

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

Emperor’s Palace

7321 Martin Way E, Olympia

July 22: Routine check

5 red 0 blue

Comments: Red — Milk in turbo air was 45 degrees. Door should be kept closed and cold storage should be maintained at 41 degrees or colder. Blue — None noted. 

Abbey’s South Capitol Bakery & Cafe

100 22nd Ave. SW, Olympia

July 18: Routine check

5 red 0 blue

Comments: Red — Provide thermometer for both the upright two-door refrigerator and the two-door prep refrigerator. Blue — None noted. 

 

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