Comments are taken directly from latest Thurston County inspection reports, available at each food establishment and at the county Environmental Health Office. For questions, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.
Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately 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 reinspected in 10 days. If an establishment exceeds those limits twice in a calendar year, the permit will be suspended immediately.
Rainier Pizza & Espresso
Routine check – 10 red; 7 blue
207 Binghampton Road, Rainier
COMMENTS: Red – Pizza slices in warmer were 131-139 degrees; minimum temperatures should be 140 degrees. Counter-top pizza case was 44 degrees. Blue – No thermometer available in two-door prep case. Floor has many cuts and holes. Compliance rating: 95 percent.
Routine check – 0 red; 3 blue
111 Tumwater Blvd., Tumwater
COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – Ice scoop was stored on pan with flour build-up. Compliance rating: 99 percent.
Routine check – 25 red; 0 blue
3205 Martin Way E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Bare hand contact with ready-to-serve foods. Hand wash sink must always be accessible. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.
Routine check – 5 red; 5 blue
3811 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey
COMMENTS: Red – Walk-in refrigerator was at 44 degrees. Blue – Bar dishwasher not injecting chlorine in final rinse. Compliance rating: 97 percent.
Routine check – 0 red; 2 blue
3815 Pacific Ave., Lacey
COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – Tile repair needed where damaged, and floor collects water in low areas. Compliance rating: 99 percent.
San Francisco Street Bakery
Routine check – 5 red; 0 blue
1320 San Francisco St. N.E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Meat slicer has dried food residue and needs to be broken down and cleaned after each use. Blue – Designated hand wash sink had dishes/pots stored in it. Compliance rating: 96 percent.
30 red; 0 blue
123 East Bay Drive N.E., Olympia
COMMENTS: Red – Cooked chicken was at 77 degrees; hot-holding must be 140 degrees or higher. Prep cooler was at 44 degrees; all cold-holding must be 41 degrees or below. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 92 percent.