Restaurant Inspections for Oct. 9

OlympianOctober 9, 2013 

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

Comments are taken directly from the 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.

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 versus 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.

KFC/Taco Bell

1304 Yelm Ave., Yelm

Sept. 6: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — Some employees had food handler cards from an invalid website. Handwash sink near drive-thru was not operational.

Quizno’s

1202 Yelm Ave., Yelm

Sept. 6: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

Dairy Queen

1208 Yelm Ave., Yelm

Sept. 6: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

Ramblin’ Jacks

520 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

Sept. 4: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — Prep refrigerator across from grill is operating at 44-46 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.

Jake’s On 4th

311 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

Sept. 5: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

Tamale Fusion

911 Adams St. SE, Olympia

Sept. 5: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

The Blend Cafe

116 Fifth Ave. E, Olympia

Sept. 5: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — Chlorine sanitizer made too strong.

Figaro’s Pizza

19810 Old Highway 99 SW, Rochester

Sept. 6: Routine check (10 red; 5 blue)

Comments: Red — Counter-top bins were at 50 degrees. All cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — In bakery area, three bags of dough were on the floor.

IHOP

1520 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia

Sept. 6: Routine check (0 red; 8 blue)

Comments: Blue — Presence of flies in back of kitchen and dishwashing area. The cook’s line continues to have problems with the lack of cleaning.

Lemon Grass

8125 Quinault Drive NE, Lacey

Sept. 6: Routine check (0 red; 5 blue)

Comments: Blue — No lids or labels on some of the buckets in the dry storage area.

Red Robin

110 Galaxy Drive NE, Lacey

Sept. 6: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

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