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/news/databases/article25318366.html.
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.
4820 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia
Jan. 14: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
5729 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater
Jan. 14: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Two workers have expired or no foodhandler cards.
5409 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
Jan. 14: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Walk-in cooler near ice machine is holding at 46-47 degrees. All cold handling/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.
5765 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater
Jan. 7: Routine check (35 red; 11 blue)
Comments: Red — Puff pastries were 59 degrees. At Mongolian Grill, diced cabbage, sprouts and noodles were 47 degrees with no ice on top. All cold handling/storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Meat was found thawing in warm water in three-compartment sink. Plates near thawing raw chicken. Plates must be kept 6 inches from raw food. Grease hoods need black drips cleaned off.