Restaurant safety is a three-way partnership with customers, owners and inspectors
Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment, at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office and their website at co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehfood. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.
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.
Albertson’s Food Center #407
701 Trosper Road SW
March 13: 10 red; 10 blue
Comments: Macaroni and bowtie pasta salad at 43 F and 44 F in right side of deli cold case. Chicken on front display of deli cooler at 41 F. Potentially hazardous foods must be held at 41 F and below. Correction: Adjust or repair unit. Chicken in front display moved to walk-in. Do not re-stock unit until fixed. Bag of ranch stored directly on top of ready-to-eat chicken. Foods must be protected from contamination during storage. Corrected: Ranch moved. Sanitizer in three-compartment sink less than 150 ppm quat. Sanitizer must be held between 150-400 ppm. Correction: Adjust dispenser to provide adequate concentration.
Filling Station Espresso
728 E Fourth Ave. E
March 13: 10 red; 0 blue
Comments: Milk in under counter two-door cooler is 47 F, 41 F is the maximum. (Outside reads 49 F.) Call owner/manager and immediately adjust/service so 41 F is reached.
2100 West Bay Drive NW
March 12: 5 red; 0 blue
Comments: Two food worker cards missing, one expired. All employees must obtain valid cards within two weeks of hire. Correction: Obtain within two weeks. Even when using trays below raw animal proteins, they must be separated by species and cooking temperature (poultry on bottom).
2103 Harrison Ave. NW
March 12: 0 red; 5 blue
Comments: Quat sanitizer test strips not available. Sanitizer test strips must be available and used. Correction: Obtain and use. Coving in front and back of house missing in a few locations. Place on regular maintenance schedule.
416 14th Avenue
March 12: 5 red; 5 blue
Comments: Extra serving area end of line on cart (like diced tomatoes) have no sneeze guard/cover. Correction: Covered. Raw beef cuts in three-door cooler, just above peppers and salad. Raw meats must not be above ready-to-eat foods. Correction: Moved.
2611 Harrison Ave. NW
March 8: 10 red; 2 blue
Comments: Soft serve ice cream cone dumped in front hand wash sink. Hand wash sinks may not be used for any other purpose besides hand washing. Corrected: Cone removed, discussed with staff. Back hand wash sink cold water mixing valve not functional, hot water temperature at 133 F. L&I water requirement is 120 F. Repair cold water mix valve to allow safe and effective hand washing for employees. REPEAT: Red and green “Raw” and “Cooked” signs/decals not placed in chicken tender fry area. Per Aug. 9, 2018 letter, decals are required in staging area of chicken fryers. Employees observed using single glove during food prep. This is not suggested as it may be a source of cross-contamination during the food prep process. Ensure employees are all washing hands prior to donning gloves. Inspected chicken and beef temperature log for the month of March. Smoke issue has been resolved for the most part.
205 Kenyon Road NW
March 8: 5 red; 0 blue
Comments: Sani-bucket at 200 ppm quat. Ware wash at 50 ppm chlorine. One food worker card missing, one expired. All food workers must obtain a valid card within two weeks of hire. Correction: Obtain within two weeks. Glass tumbler racks have residue build-up, increase cleaning frequency.
South Bay Market
3425 Shincke Road NE
March 8: 0 red; 3 blue
Comments: In bathroom, drain below sink leaks. Correction: Repair within two weeks.
Wally’s Sandwich Bar
2106 Harrison Ave. NW
March 7: 0 red; 10 blue
Comments: Pasta salad in merchandiser unlabeled. Packaged foods must be labeled with common name, ingredients, contents, manufacturer and allergen information. Correction: Provide label within two weeks. Sanitizer cloths stored on counter top. Wiping cloths must be stored in buckets when not in use. Correction: Cloths moved. Ensure employees are washing hands appropriately between all tasks and touching wiping cloth.
Burger King #3463
400 Cooper Point Road SW
March 7: 5 red; 0 blue
Comments: Sani-bucket at 200 ppm quat. Two food worker cards missing, one expired. All employees must obtain valid cards within two weeks of hire. Correction: Obtain within two weeks. Floor under dry storage racks needs to be cleaned more frequently. Discussed recent complaint with PICs.
Safeway Fuel Station #4616
3205 Harrison Ave. NW
March 7: 0 red; 5 blue
Comments: Raw shelled eggs stored over ready-to-eat beverage bottles in beverage/PHF display case. Raw animal proteins must be stored below and away from ready-to-eat foods to prevent cross-contamination. Correction: Move eggs to lower shelf. No food prep or hot holding occurring at time of inspection.
1303 Cooper Point Road SW
March 7: 5 red; 0 blue
Comments: Sani-bucket at 300 ppm quat. Four food worker cards missing. All employees must obtain a valid food worker card within two weeks of hire. Correction: Obtain within two weeks. Facility cools chili at end of day per PIC (not observed). Will review file and provide risk category change agreement. Currently cooling in ice bath at 1-inch depth.
Headless Mumby Brewing
232 Division St. NW
March 6: 0 red; 5 blue
Comments: Employee could not locate test strips to check dish washer rinse temperature. Purchase. These strips are marked 160 F and turn black when attached to glass and run through dish washer.
320 Fourth Ave. W
March 6: 15 red; 5 blue
Comments: Hand sink in prep/dish pit area blocked by equipment piece in it. Corrected: Removed. No customer advisory on menu. Add for oyster, steak. Drink mixer containers placed directly into drink ice. Corrected: Put into mixer wells. Hot water line placement to hand sink near ice machine to be completed in 30 days.
Papa Johns Pizza #2747
4514 Lacey Blvd. SE
March 6: 5 red; 5 blue
Comments: Valid food worker cards unavailable for two employees. Correction: Provide by March 22. Sanitizer, quat less then 150 ppm in basin, bucket absent in front food prep area, sanitizer dispenser malfunctioning. Correction: Provide and maintain sanitizer as required, changing every four hours or sooner. Ensure sanitizer in all food prep areas, if using quat per manufacturers user instruction (150-400 ppm). Repair dispenser manually make until repaired (demo provided).
Olympic Crest Coffee Roasters
4211 Pacific Ave. SE
March 5: 30 red; 10 blue
Comments: Valid food worker cards unavailable upon request (three absent). Correction: Maintain valid cards for all employees available upon request by March 20. Inadequate hand washing facilities. Hand sink used to rinse container, one of two absent hand wash signs, absent splash guards. Correction: Prevent potential contamination, use hand sink for hand washing ONLY. Provide hand wash signs at each hand sink. Provide splash guards at each hand sink or relocate items outside 18-inch splash zone. Improper cold holding of potentially hazardous food. Foods in prep unit top and bottom above 41 F. (CDI - rapid chilled.) Thermometers unavailable. Internal food thermometer unavailable, thermometers absent in units. Correction: Provide and use. Locate unit thermometers visible to staff in warmest location. Inadequate equipment for temperature control. Facility absent sufficient commercial refrigeration. Dorm-style refrigerators (two) used in front prep area. (One commercial prep unit not maintaining required food temperatures of 41 F or lower.) Residential refrigerators used for back stock (closed product OK) and open foods. Correction: Provide commercial units for commercial use. Replace dorm-style units by March 20. Repair prep unit to maintain required food temperatures. Cease use of residential refrigerator for open foods and provide commercial refrigeration unit (to be approved before install). (CDI - unit turned down.) Potential contamination during storage and or prep. Residential pest control chemicals on counter. Medicines in freezer with food for public. Correction: Prevent potential contamination. Do not store chemicals with food; store chemicals separate below and away. Facility counters are laminate and are degrading. When replaced, must be approved in advance. (Equipment and facilities require approval.)
Oskar’s German & European Deli
720 Sleater Kinney Road SE
March 5: 20 red; 10 blue
Comments: No soap or paper towels at hand wash sink. Obtain before opening. Sanitizer solution had no chlorine content. No chlorine bleach available in FE. Obtain before opening tomorrow. Barrier between customer path and prep fridge must be installed in 30 days.
4521 Lacey Blvd. SE
March 5: 0 red; 12 blue
Comments: Inadequate equipment for temperature control. Chicken hot hold units near drive-in window wrapped in cellophane to maintain temperatures. Correction: Ensure equipment works and is used as designed. Repair to work without cellophane. Chicken table in walk-in in disrepair/broken and less then 6 inches from floor. Correction: Repair or replace immediately. Water pooling on floors. Correction: Improve drainage.
7321 Martin Way E
March 5: 35 red; 16 blue
Comments: Room temperature storage of potential hazardous food. Proteins in batter stored on counter. Correction: Maintain potential hazardous food in proper temperature control. Do not store food at room temperature. Control bacterial growth. Chemical bottles unlabeled throughout facility. Correction: Properly label all chemical bottles. Food not protected from contamination during preparation/storage. Ice machine interior dirty with mold-like substance. Correction: Clean and maintain. Linens stored in restroom. Correction: Relocate linens to prevent potential contamination. Sanitizer test strips unavailable in facility. Correction: Provide and use. Single service items improperly stored. Storage building in serious disrepair (roof, walls). Correction: Relocate single service storage out of current storage building. Management to validate proper hand washing and review requirements (e.g. HW in restroom and upon returning to kitchen). Ensure cooled product 2 inches or less. Ensure products are 41 F or lower before placing in units.
610 Water St. SW
March 5: 5 red; 2 blue
Comments: No consumer advisory on menu near filet mignon meal. Add advisory. In storage room near office, light level only 3 foot candles, need 10. One burned out. REPLACE both bulbs (suggest 100 W each or equivalent).
No violations found
▪ Left Bank Pastry (1001 Fourth Ave. E)
▪ New Market Deli (7299 New Market St. SW)
▪ Northwest Beerwerks (420 Steele St. SE)
▪ Olympia Campground (1441 83rd Ave. SW)
▪ Rainier High School Concession (308 Second Ave. SE)
▪ Taco Bell #31338 (1101 Cooper Point Road SW)
▪ Washington State Senate Dining Room (416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW)