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.
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• 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.
10109 Highway 12 SW, Rochester
March 27: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
The Rock Wood Fired Pizza
5400 Martin Way E., Lacey
March 17: Routine check (0 red; 2 blue)
Comments: Blue — Floor in food prep area damaged, and no longer smooth and cleanable.
5400 Martin Way E., Lacey
March 17: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
Capital Mall, Olympia
April 8: Routine check (10 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Red — Time control for food product plan was not being followed. Food was observed inside walk-in cooler instead of being discarded after four hours, as required. Blue — Several wiping cloths did not have sanitizer residual on them.
The Bread Peddler
222 Capitol Way N., Olympia
April 9: Routine check (5 red; 10 blue)
Comments: Red — Carved front display case without thermometer, and thermometers in two-door milk fridge are broken. Blue — Kitchen door propped open. Screen door not in place; flies were present. Sanitizer solution in buckets and contained in wiping cloths was not the proper strength.
5110 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
April 7: Routine check (0 red; 9 blue)
Comments: Blue — Inside microwave was dirty with dried food residual. Floor tiles missing or broken. Increase lighting along food prep area across from warmer/oven.
4611 Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater
April 7: Routine check (15 red; 8 blue)
Comments: Red — Mid-sized prep cooler was at 47 degrees on the top and inside. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Person-in-charge failed to correct the refrigeration, knowing it was not maintaining temperature. Blue — Employee washing utensils inside food preparation sink. That sink is to be used only for food prep. Handsink at waitress station is still loose since last routine check.
5103 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
April 3: Routine check (15 red; 7 blue)
Comments: Red — Manager had expired food handler card. Cabbage in containers was 51 degrees. Blue — Five-gallon buckets of raw chicken in back two-door reach-in cooler were at 51 degrees. All cold storage/holding must be 41 degrees or colder. Several containers of food in walk-in not covered after cooled. Floor in kitchen is in poor condition in some areas and showing signs of distress.
303 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia
April 7: Routine check (0 red; 8 blue)
Comments: Blue — Two lamp light fixtures above prep area require shields. Doors and handles of refrigerators have grime accumulation and need better cleaning maintenance.
625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia
April 1: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
205 Kenyon St., Olympia
April 1: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Several employees have expired food handler cards.