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.
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▪ 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.
Yelm Food Co-Op
308 SE Yelm Ave., Yelm
Sep. 28: 5 red; 5 blue
Comments: No counter wipes bucket set up or provided. Need to set up and use counter wipes bucket and monitor with test strips. The Pepsi fridge in back room (fridge #7) has ambient air temp 42-43 degrees that may be due to cardboard on some of slotted shelving. Also, monitoring thermometer showing 48 degrees -- remove potentially hazardous foods to another fridge. Remove cardboard as first action to correct, but may take more. Note: Facility shows improvement in cleaning, maintenance, labeling, etc.
Salida Wine Bar
122 Prairie Park St. NE, Yelm
Sep. 28: 0 red; 5 blue
Comments: Does not have quat (sanitizer). Ammonia chloride test strips for single-use counter wipes.
State & Central
1415 State Ave. NE, Olympia
Sep. 27: 0 red; 13 blue
Comments: No cover over open top sandwich cooler as required. Fry cutter has dried food bits, not cleaned. Ice machine scoop stored between use on extension cords.