Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the county Environmental Health Office. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.
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. 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. Any establishment receiving more than 45 red demerit points or more than 65 total demerit points will be automatically reinspected in 10 days. If an establishment exceeds those limits twice in a calendar year, the permit will be suspended immediately.
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10 red; 5 blue
116 Legion Way, Olympia
COMMENTS: Red — Paper towel dispenser in kitchen was empty. Blue — Screen missing from kitchen window. Compliance rating: 96 percent.
0 red; 2 blue
4525 Martin Way E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red — None noted. Blue — Several light shields were missing. Compliance rating: 99 percent.
Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill
0 red; 5 blue
3663 Pacific Ave. S.E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red — None noted. Blue — Several hand wash sinks need employee hand wash signs. Light shields needed over cook’s two-door refrigerator. Compliance rating: 99 percent.
The Ram restaurant
0 red; 5 blue
8100 Freedom Lane N.E., Lacey
COMMENTS: Red — None noted. Blue — Each refrigerator needs to have a thermometer that is conveniently located and easy to read. Compliance rating: 98 percent.
5 red; 7 blue
3540 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey
COMMENTS: Red — Several workers were missing food handler cards. Blue — No chlorine residue in final rinse of dishwasher. Wall in store room needs repair. Compliance rating: 97 percent.
40 red; 25 blue
1600 Cooper Point Road S.W., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red — Food was cooked and placed inside bowl with more than 2 inches of product and covered; it was 112 degrees, and needed to be 41 degrees or below. Sprouts in open plastic containers with some ice mixed into the containers were 44-57 degrees. Blue — Employee was prepping food with container on the ground. Food was directly on the floor inside walk-in freezer. Moist cloth draped over ready-to-eat food inside walk-in cooler. Dished sprouts next to hand sink. Open glasses of water are left unprotected at front counter; they should be poured as needed. Utensils in use on table were filthy with food debris. Prep sink was being used for washing equipment. Meat slicer was not cleaned after last use. Light over doorway was not protected. Compliance rating: 84 percent.