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.
Additional restaurant inspections, as well as restaurant inspections for the previous six months can be found in our online database at theolympian.com/thurston-health-inspections.
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.
400 Cooper Point Road, Olympia
March 26: Routine check (15 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Several employees and managers are without current foodhandler cards. Handsink water temperature is at 127 degrees. This temperature is too hot and without a mixing valve makes it impossible to use without risking harm.
HONEY BAKED HAM
2915 Harrison Ave., Olympia
March 27: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
404 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia
March 27: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Various foods in walk-in cooler were at 46 degrees. Cold holding/storage must maintain foods at 41 degrees or colder.
JADE HARBOR ASIAN CUISINE
318 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia
March 26: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
1001 Cooper Point Road NW, Olympia
March 18: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
1520 Cooper Point Road, Olympia
March 3: Routine check (50 red; 8 blue)
Comments: Red — Employee was observed cracking several eggs on range and directly handling cheese without first washing hands and changing gloves. A tray of raw bacon was being kept at room temperature; it appeared to be left out by employees. Blue — No sanitizer residual from dispenser because the dispenser was empty. Equipment on both sides of cook’s line have an accumulation of dried food residual.
Reinspection: A reinspection was conducted on March 19, with no violations noted.
5739 Littlerock Road, Tumwater
March 27: Routine check (15 red; 2 blue)
Comments: Red — Topping cooler was between 44-48 degrees. Cold holding/storage must maintain foods at 41 degrees or colder. Second machine from end was 52 degrees. This machine needs to be repaired. Blue — Install spring restroom door hinges so door is self-closing.
3530 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey
April 2: Routine check (5 red; 2 blue)
Comments: Red — All foodhandler cards were missing. These must be accessible at all times. Blue — Child observed going in and out of kitchen area. Children need to be kept out of kitchen for their safety and the safety of the food being prepared in kitchen.
205 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia
March 31: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
GREAT INDIA CUISINE
116 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia
April 1: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)