Restaurant Inspections for Feb. 26

OlympianFebruary 26, 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 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: a worn floor that needs replacing.


Mobile Unit/Ninth and Adams Street

Jan. 31: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)


Capital Mall, Olympia

Feb. 6: Routine check (15 red; 34 blue)

Comments: Red — Person in charge failed to demonstrate even a basic knowledge of the food code. Several employees had no food handler cards. Not one thermometer was available to check food temperatures. Blue — Several containers/tubs of raw chicken were left out in back room to thaw. Several containers with food product were stored under tables and are without lids. Sanitizer wiping solution was mucky in the bucket and was too strong. Ice scoop stored with handle contacting the ice used for drinks. Single-use utensils used by customers are displayed with handles going in both directions so customers would be touching the head of the utensil that others would use. Wooden dolly used to support an electric range top for cooking or heating sauce. Dolly must be removed from the restaurant and replaced with proper equipment stand. Food contact surfaces not clean. Nonfood contact surfaces dirty throughout back area. Wall with food splatter on surface behind table.


6020 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey

Feb. 12: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)


4221 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia

Feb. 4: Routine check (0 red; 7 blue)

Comments: Blue — Side of griddle and trough very dirty from previous day. Outside and inside of refrigerators are very dirty. Several lights are out over cook line. One employee had expired food handler card.


5105 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater

Jan. 30: Routine check (15 red; 13 blue)

Comments: Red — Soap not available to hand sink in back food preparation area. Shredded cheese and chopped tomatoes not in refrigerated unit. Blue — Several stacks of tortillas left out without any protection on a desk to later be sliced into chip sizes. Wiping cloth sanitizer bucket not available in back food preparation area. Inside of microwave dirty.


515 Custer Way, Tumwater

Jan. 29: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

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