Comments are taken directly from 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.
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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0 red; 5 blue
3430 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey
COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – In-use rice scoop and utensils need to be stored in ice. Compliance rating: 98 percent.
5 red; 5 blue
5400 Martin Way E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Thermometers need to be available to check hot holding. Blue – Dishwasher not ejecting chlorine to final rinse. Compliance rating: 97 percent.
35 red; 0 blue
4830 Yelm Highway S.E., Lacey
COMMENTS: Red – Chicken fries were on counter at 76 degrees. Hand wash sink had trays stored in front of sink. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 91 percent.
5 red; 5 blue
111 Market St. N.E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Sanitizer dispenser does not provide proper sanitizer strength. Blue – A few employees are without current food handler cards. Compliance rating: 97 percent.
10 red; 2 blue
5252 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
COMMENTS: Red – Toxic substance was stored close to food storage in two different locations. Blue – Flooring beneath deep fryer station has abundance of food debris over a day old. Compliance rating: 97 percent.
5 red; 0 blue
500 Capitol Way S., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Some employees had expired food handler cards. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 98 percent.
Chuck E. Cheese
20 red; 2 blue
Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Many food handler cards were either missing or expired – this is an ongoing problem. Produce received is in poor condition, either wilted or moldy. Missing thermometer to small reach-in cooler, and no thermometer to walk-in. Blue – Remove vent in kitchen that is filthy. Compliance rating: 94 percent.
0 red; 0 blue
505 Yelm Ave. W., Yelm
COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.