Food & Drink

Restaurant inspections for April 15

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.



• 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.



MCDONALD’S

5601 Capitol Blvd. SE, Tumwater

March 26: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

TOWN TAVERN

2020 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia

March 26: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

YUKIO’S TERIYAKI

3430 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia

March 26: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

OLD SCHOOL PIZZERIA

108 Franklin St., Olympia

March 25: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)

OFFICE BAR & GRILL

2030 Mottman Road, Tumwater

March 25: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — In counter-height coolers, top foods were 47 degrees. All cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.

RIVER’S EDGE

4611 Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater

March 27: Routine check (15 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — In kitchen, top of two-door and three-door prep coolers were both 47 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder. In snack shack, hot dogs were 130-131 degrees. Minimum temperature is 135 degrees.

CHIPOTLE

Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia

March 18: Routine check (35 red; 0 blue)

Comments: Red — A dozen or more employees are without foodhandler cards. Diced chicken cooling in pan more than two-inches deep and covered with paper, and then stacked on top of individual containers. Foods should be cooled no more than two-inches deep and uncovered until they reach 41 degrees, then covered. Walk-in cooler, top food prep cooler and inside cooler were all at 43-44 degrees. All cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.

Follow up inspection: Although there has been some improvements and corrections since routine inspection, additional efforts are needed on cooling food procedures and foodhandler cards.

IRON RABBIT

2103 Harrison Ave., Olympia

March 25: Routine check (0 red; 5 blue)

Comments: Blue — Can opener was dirty with dried food residual on blade and bracket.

CHUCK E. CHEESE

Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia

March 25: Routine check (25 red; 10 blue)

Comments: Red — Employee was observed handling ready-to-eat food without the use of tongs or disposable gloves. Blue — Employee open can of drink in reach-in cooler for salads. Floor sink serving soda dispenser very filthy.

PANDA EXPRESS

Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia

March 25: Routine check (15 red; 12 blue)

Comments: Red — Several employees were without foodhandler cards. Hot water heater not operating at time of arrival. Blue — Rice uncovered inside walk-in. Wiping cloth bucket had no sanitizer residual. Floor beneath cook’s line was extremely filthy.

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