Food & Drink

Restaurant Inspections for Oct. 13

Comments are taken directly from 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.

Fujiyama

Aug. 31

Routine check

25 red; 13 blue

2930 Capital Mall Drive S.W., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Some food handler cards were expired. Employee arriving at work handled ready-to-eat food without washing hands first. Raw beef was stored over shrimp in walk-in cooler. Blue – Several glasses of beverages belonging to employees were open on food prep table. No wiping cloth bucket was found in back kitchen. Containers used to store utensils in use had no ice. Compliance rating: 91 percent.

Saigon Rendezvous

Aug. 31

Routine check

0 red; 0 blue

117 Fifth Ave. W., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Jack in the Box

Sept. 2

Routine check

0 red; 8 blue

520 Plum St., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – Container holding ice scoop for drive-thru had debris in it. Rice scoop stored at ambient temperature. Compliance rating: 97 percent.

Eastside Big Tom

Sept. 2

Routine check

5 red; 0 blue

2023 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Several employees had expired food handler cards. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 98 percent.

BlackBear Diner

Sept. 2

Routine check

0 red; 0 blue

955 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – None noted. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 100 percent.

Anthony’s Homeport

Sept. 3

Routine check

10 red; 0 blue

704 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Sanitizer dispenser does not work properly. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 96 percent.

Ramirez

Sept. 10

Routine check

40 red; 23 blue

3105 Capitol Blvd., Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Several containers of shredded beef were cooled down in reach-in cooler more than two inches in depth. Single-door reach-in cooler was at 45 degrees; cold storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Missing thermometer to reach-in cooler. Blue – Food left uncovered in refrigerator. Utensils in use need to be stored in ice water or water hotter than 140 degrees while not in use. Dishes not being sanitized after washing. Sandwich prep refrigerator and reach-in refrigerator are filthy. Mop bucket was full of dirty waste water and left after mopping. Floor beneath equipment dirty. Compliance rating: 85 percent.

Pints & Quarts

Sept. 9

Routine check

15 red; 20 blue

Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia

COMMENTS: Red – Cooked chicken breast inside top sandwich prep table at 50 degrees; cold storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Missing thermometer inside refrigerated prep coolers on cook’s line. Blue – Several door seals to sandwich refrigerator are torn. Dishwasher sanitizer empty. Interior of ice machine had mildew accumulation. Left microwave was filthy inside. Food under equipment from previous day. Compliance rating: 91 percent.

PowderKeg Bar & Grill

Sept. 13

Routine check

5 red; 5 blue

12743 Old Highway 99, Tenino

COMMENTS: Red – Two workers had no food handler cards. Blue – Guard dog was inside tavern. Compliance rating: 97 percent.

Figaro’s Pizza

Sept. 13

Routine check

5 red; 0 blue

19810 Old Highway 99, Rochester

COMMENTS: Red – Two employees had no food handler cards. Blue – None noted. Compliance rating: 98 percent.

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