Restaurant Inspections for Jan. 8

OlympianJanuary 8, 2014 

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:

Attention should be given whether the violation is red or blue and whether the restaurant has a history of red violations or repeated 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: a worn floor that needs replacing.

HISSHO SUSHI

1313 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia

Dec. 16: Routine check.

5 red; 0 blue.

Comments: Red — The only employee, who is new and manages this location, is without a food handler card.

SAGES

903 Rogers St., Olympia.

Dec. 19: Routine check.

20 red; 10 blue.

Comments: Red — Back restroom has no paper towels. Small black refrigerator temperature was at 46-47 degrees. Cold storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Santizer bucket was without any level of concentration. Back employee restroom is poorly maintained. Increase lighting over food preparation areas as mentioned in last inspection.

PHOEBE’S

1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia.

Dec. 19: Routine check.

0 red; 0 blue.

BLACK BEAR DINER

955 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia

Dec. 19: Routine check.

0 red; 18 blue.

Comments: Blue — Hole in ceiling inside dry storage must be sealed. Tongs used for deep fryer stored beneath grill on surface that is very unclean with old grease and food residual. Drawers to large food preparation cooler on left lower side do not close completely, allowing cold air to escape. Cook line equipment is extremely filthy with grease, food, trash and debris accumulating beneath the equipment on the floor. This is similar to past inspections when cook line was being neglected. As discussed in the hearing in 2012, management needs to confirm that employees are following the cleaning schedule as posted. Due to continual problems with cleaning and maintenance, the probationary period is extended for another year.

SUSHI TRAIN

8765 Tallon Drive NE, Suite R, Lacey.

Dec. 19: Routine check.

5 red; 5 blue.

Comments: Red — Crab meat in small black refrigerator was 45 degrees. Cold storage should be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — No sanitizer was found.

HAPPY TERIYAKI

8205 Martin Way E., Lacey.

Dec. 19: Routine check.

5 red; 6 blue.

Comments: Red — Bean sprouts in top of make case were 45 degrees. Cold storage should be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Many surfaces in dry storage area have oily grime. Knives stored between make case and table, an area where blades are not cleaned and sanitized after each use.

WOK ON FIRE

2640 Martin Way E., Lacey.

Dec. 19: Routine check.

10 red; 0 blue.

Comments: Red — Bean sprouts were 47 degrees in top of make case. Cold storage must maintain 41 degrees or colder.

LADY OF THE LAKE

4005 120th Ave. SE, Tenino.

Dec. 19: Routine check.

0 red; 0 blue.

BASIL LEAF

235 Division St., Olympia.

Dec. 18: Routine check.

0 red; 0 blue.

ITALIA PIZZERIA

2505 Fourth Ave., Olympia.

Dec. 18: Routine check.

0 red; 5 blue.

Comments: Blue — Bread stored on floor behind salad/sandwich bar next to oven. Food should not be stored on the floor.

BUZZ BAR & GRILL

5018 Mud Bay Drive, Olympia

Dec. 18: Routine check

0 red; 5 blue

Comments: Blue — Couple of turkeys stored on floor inside walk-in cooler. Food should not be stored on the floor.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

2615 Capital Mall Drive, Olympia

Dec. 18: Routine check

0 red; 0 blue

CHOPSTICKS NOODLE HOUSE

119 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia

Dec. 18: Routine check

0 red; 0 blue.

VIC’S PIZZA

233 Division St., Olympia.

Dec. 16: Routine check. 0 red; 0 blue.

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