Restaurant Inspections for May 7

OlympianMay 7, 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:

n 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.

n 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.

n 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.

Eagan’s Big T Drive-In

10220 Highway 12 SW, Rochester

April 17: Routine check

5 red; 0 blue

Comments: Red — All workers have unapproved food handler cards.

Subway

5900 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater

April 11: Routine check

5 red; 0 blue

Comments: Red — Three workers have no current food handler card.

The Lemon Grass Restaurant

212 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia

April 22: Routine check

0 red; 3 blue

Comments: Blue — Shelves of galvenized rack in walk-in cooler are corroded and rusty, as well as shelves of wire rack.

Burger King

5252 Capitol Way S, Tumwater

April 23: Routine check

0 red; 0 blue

Subway

5729 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater

April 23: Routine check

5 red; 0 blue

Comments: Red — Three workers have no current food handler card.

Tacos La Esquinita

422 Legion Way SE, Olympia

April 21: Routine check

25 red; 10 blue

Comments: Red — Large tub of cooked, cooled beans were at 48 degrees. Food depth was greater than four inches. The product must be cooled to 41 degrees at a depth no deeper than two inches. Blue — Sanitizing solution in dishwasher is not of adequate strength. Sanitizing solution for wiping cloths was prepared too strong.

Pints Barn

114 E St., Tumwater

April 22: Routine check

50 red; 10 blue

Comments: Red — Several employees had no food handler card. Employee was observed cutting lettuce without gloves. Existing handsink not accessible due to bread product and empty bowls inside the basin. Several spray bottles hanging next to mop sink are unmarked with contents. Blue — Open food containers in kitchen. Single-service box stored on ground directly next to office location. Overall cleanliness needs improvement.

Olive Garden

2400 Capital Mall Drive SW, Olympia

April 22: Routine check

5 red; 0 blue

Comments: Red — Significant number of employees with expired or missing food handler cards.

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