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.
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.
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• 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 to be replaced.
182 Trosper Road, Tumwater
June 25: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Both cold lines with identical issues of improper cold holding. Temperatures are ranging from 47-51 degrees. All cold storage and holding must be 41 degrees or colder.
Powder Keg Bar & Grill
12743 Old Highway 99 SE, Tenino
June 27: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
1065 Deschutes Way, Tumwater
June 25: Routine check (15 red; 3 blue)
Comments: Red — Raw chicken on trays stored above ready-to-eat food item. Large prep cooler was at 47 degrees. Cold storage/holding must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Inside reach-in cooler dirty on a couple that were checked.
1001 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia
June 24: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
6520 128th Ave. SW, Littlerock
June 20: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
Farm Boy Restaurant
3840 Maytown Road SW, Olympia
June 27: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — After stirring, white gravy is 131 degrees. Minimum for hot holding is 135 degrees. Cook’s food handler card is expired.
5601 Capitol Way SE, Tumwater
June 25: Routine check (15 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Red — Mocha/latte machine refrigerator was off. Milk mix bags were 60 degrees. At least one employee had an expired food handler card. Blue — Mop sink has no required vacuum breaker fitting.
Main Chinese Buffet
5580 Martin Way E, Lacey
May 21: Routine check (15 red; 10 blue)
Comments: Red — Crab salad on the ice bar was 50 to 52 degrees. Need to add more ice during lunch and dinner rush. Thermometers not calibrated. Blue — Each refrigerated cold case needs a thermometer. Many surfaces have collection of grime, fingerprints, spills, etc. Light shields in kitchen are missing.
244 Madrona Beach, Olympia
July 8: Routine check (5 red; 10 blue)
Comments: Red — Large sandwich make case was 44 degrees. Cold storage/holding must be 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Multiple wiping cloths were used and dry on or near food prep area. Not-in-use wiping cloths should be stored in sanitizer. Inside sandwich make case was dirty with food residue.