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.
▪ 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.
1115 Washington St. SE, Olympia
Jan. 5: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Tall cooler near office was holding all foods between 48-49 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.
3530 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey
Jan. 5: Routine check (35 red; 13 blue)
Comments: Red — Large red colander of thawed prawns stored on table, with prawns at a temperature of 69 degrees. There were washed small storage bins stored in handwash sink. Handwash sink must be kept clear at all times. Blue — Wiping cloths had no sanitizer residue on them. Doors and handles of three-door freezer have grime accumulation. Dishwasher does not provide sanitizer in rinse cycle.
3726 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey
Jan. 5: Routine check (10 red; 2 blue)
Comments: Red — Several employees had expired foodhandler cards. A thermometer must be provided for pizza prep refrigerator. Blue — A small section of wall at side of walk-in cooler and small work table is damaged and has paint flaking from it.