Restaurant Inspections for Oct. 16

OlympianOctober 16, 2013 

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: Food is not kept 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.

FAR EAST

218 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

Sept. 9: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

BURGER KING

125 College St. SE, Lacey

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

SUBWAY

3430 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey

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

Comments: Red — Handle on hot water faucet is missing at back area handwashing sink.

PAPA MURPHY’S

3726 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey

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

GREAT INDIA CUISINE

116 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia

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

HAN’S

1107 College St. SE, Lacey

Sept. 9: Routine check (30 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — Meat cooling in approximately 4-inch depth. Should be 2-inch depth in cooler at 41 degrees or colder, and uncovered. Not all employees had food handler cards. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.

PHO SAIGON NO. 8

4045 Martin Way E., Lacey

Sept. 9: Routine check (35 red; 5 blue)

Comments: Red — Large pan of cooked beef wrapped in plastic at room temperature. Sprouts at room temperature. Blue — Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution.

YUKIO’S TERIYAKI

3430 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey

Sept. 9: Routine check (25 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — Cooked chicken cooling in more than 5-inch depth.

PHO TAI

805 College St. SE, Lacey

Sept. 9: Routine check (5 red; 12 blue)

Comments: Red — Hamburger patties (raw) in top of prep cooler next to cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Raw meat should be stored on lowest shelf of cooler. Blue — Ice scoop and scoop holder need cleaning. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution. Kitchen needs a thorough cleaning.

ANTHONY’S

1675 Marine Drive NE, Olympia

Sept. 10: Routine check (5 red; 13 blue)

Comments: Red — Some employees had expired food handler cards. Blue — Calimari being thawed in shallow pan where product is not completely submerged in cold running water. Dishwasher converted to chlorine sanitizer. Presence of flies within kitchen. Glassware machine washer at bar has too strong of sanitizing residual.

TACOS GABY RESTAURANT

307 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm

Sept. 9: Routine check (10 red; 10 blue)

Comments: Red — Sanitizer does not dispense chlorine properly. Blue — Foods in walk-in were 44-49 degrees. Cold storage must be 41 degrees or colder.

PIZZERIA LA GITANA

309 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm

Sept. 9: Routine check (10 red; 5 blue)

Comments: Red — Some food handler cards were expired. Food temperatures were not monitored. Blue — No food probe thermometer was available.

CREPES BY PAPRIKA

301 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

Sept. 11: Routine check (0 red; 12 blue)

Comments: Blue — Presence of flies. Dishwasher does not provide chlorine sanitizer at rinse cycle. Excessively warm in establishment with no active exhaust.

LEMON GRASS

212 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia

Sept. 13: Routine check (5 red; 8 blue)

Comments: Red — Provide thermometer in two-door refrigerator. Blue — Some of the galvanized shelving in walk-in cooler is corroded or rusty. Towels for chlorine not prepared or in use.

GARDENER’S

111 Thurston Ave. W., Olympia

Sept. 13: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

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