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16 restaurants, markets and a hotel fail food safety checks in Tri-Cities area

Tri-City Herald - 5/9/2024

May 9—The Benton Franklin Health District gave 16 failing grades in food safety inspections of restaurants and other establishments selling food in the Tri-Cities area April 27 to May 3.

The health district's food safety team gave passing grades on 39 inspections, with 17 of those awarded perfect scores.

In the district's routine inspections, businesses or organizations that receive at least 35 points for the more serious red violations are required to have additional inspections and must meet a tougher standard on those.

To pass followup inspections, they must have fewer than 25 red points and fewer than 10 repeat red points for previous issues.

Scores of 85 or more red points result in establishments remaining on probation until they pass two follow-up inspections, the first one within 72 hours.

Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illnesses, such as improper temperature control of food, lack of adequate handwashing or bare-hand contact with foods.

Blue violations are low risk factors related to the cleanliness and physical condition of an establishment.

No notice is given before the inspections.

Businesses may have separate inspections of business lines with different health safety risks, such as grocery sales and a deli that prepares food.

Inspection results are posted online so residents can look up the status and the details of any violations of individual restaurants or check other businesses.

Go to bit.ly/BFHDinspections. Click on the business name and then on the date of the inspection on the right half of the next page. Look for the "Violations" tab.

Failed inspections

3 Pueblos Meat Market (Food service, meat, store), 1212 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Follow-up May 2 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hot holding (45°F), accurate thermometer not provided or used.

Finley General Store (Deli), 214410 E. Highway 397 Kennewick, Routine May 1 (70 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, improper handwashing (sink was blocked), inadequate handwashing facilities, improper produce washing (potatoes sliced without being washed), not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (ham with no date mark), raw meat improperly stored.

Flight Tap & Table, 502 Swift Blvd., Richland, Follow-up May 2 (75 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff (staff said certification would be completed that day), improper cooling procedures, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, improper cold holding (>45°F), Lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Jack in the Box, 701 Wine Country Road, Prosser, Routine May 3 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (bathroom sink not up to code), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Las Villas De Palomino, 1315 E. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine April 30 (65 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (did not answer food safety question correctly), improper hot holding (45°F).

Love Curry Indian Cuisine, 5025 N. Road 68, Pasco, Follow-up May 2 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cooling procedures.

Neighbor's Conoco, 780 Stevens Drive, Richland, Routine April 30 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper hot holding (130°F-134°F), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Richland Dugout Bar & Grill, 99 Lee Blvd., Richland, Routine May 2 (50 Red, 23 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (too many red violations), improper hand washing (employee used soiled wiping cloths on surfaces and then proceeded to handle food without changing gloves), inadequate handwashing facilities (fruit washed in handwashing sink instead of food prep sink), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Stacks Taqueria, 3407 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine April 29 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (workers wash hands in food prep sink), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

The Prosser House by John Gray, 1232 Wine Country Road, Prosser, Routine May 3 (75 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (too many red points), bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods (lettuce), not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (improperly stored chicken salad was too warm and was discarded during inspection), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Uptown Bar & Grill, 1373 George Washington Way, Richland, Follow-up May 2 (20 Red, 6 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, inadequate handwashing facilities (sink for washing and sanitizing utensils filled with ice and holding beers).

Passed inspections

"A" Street Station, 2800 E. A St., Pasco, Follow-up May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Albertson's, 1330 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, Routine April 30 (Bakery 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Deli 25 Red, 0 Blue) (Meat 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Angel Brook Farm, 6481 W. Skagit Ave., Kennewick, Routine April 29 (10 Red, 3 Blue)

Angel Brook Farm (Commissary Use), 110 S. Fourth Ave., Kennewick, Routine April 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Birrieria Colima Y Michoacan, 404 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Follow-up May 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Birrieria Donitas, 490 Wine Country Road, Prosser, Routine May 3 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Bobablastic, 212 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Boys & Girls Club, 910 W. Seventh Place, Kennewick, Routine May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Bryan's Meat Co., 525 N. Commercial Ave., Pasco, Routine April 30 (Hazard analysis of critical control points 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Meat 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Burlesque Brew, 5303 W. Metaline Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 2 (0 Red, 8 Blue)

Carl's Jr., 700 Wine Country Road, Prosser, Routine May 3 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Carl's Jr., 1026 N. Colorado St., Kennewick, Routine April 29 (20 Red, 5 Blue)

Chiawana Athletic Booster Club, 8125 W. Argent Road, Pasco, Routine April 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Circle K (Food service) with Subway, 104 S. Washington St., Kennewick, Routine May 2 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Connell Food & Gas Mart, 457 S. Columbia Ave., Connell, Follow-up May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Dan's Market, 424 S. Gum St., Kennewick, Routine May 3 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Don Taco, 110 S. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine April 27 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Excalibur Pizza, 420 S. Vancouver St., Kennewick, Follow-up May 2 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Finley Shopper, 222608 E. Game Farm Road, Kennewick, Follow-up May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Gordon Estate, 313 E. Columbia Gardens Way, Kennewick, Routine May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Gray's Wings & Things, 6481 W. Skagit Ave., Kennewick, Routine April 29 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Grocery Outlet (Store), 1325 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 1 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Hampton Inn, 3715 Plaza Way, Kennewick, Routine May 1 (15 Red, 5 Blue)

Jimmy John's, 5025 N. Road 68, Pasco, Routine April 29 (10 Red, 3 Blue)

Kahlotus Korners, 120 Pasco-Kahlotus Road, Pasco, Routine April 30 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Kitchen & Spice Market, 1440 W. Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine April 30 (15 Red, 2 Blue)

Kona Ice of Pasco (Mobile), 110 S. Fourth St., Pasco, Routine April 27 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

La Cabana Meat Market, 1501 W. Court St., Pasco, Follow-up May 1 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Lamb Weston (Mobile), 2013 Saint St., Richland, Routine April 27 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Los 3 Amigos, 5222 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick, Follow-up May 2 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Mei Ling, 627 S. Columbia Ave., Connell, Routine May 2 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Multiservicios y Mas La Mexicana, 4215 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine April 29 (5 Red, 5 Blue)

One Stop Mart, 2201 Stevens Drive, Richland, Routine April 30 (10 Red, 8 Blue)

Pasco Specialty Kitchen (Commissary), 110 S. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine April 30 (0 Red, 2 Blue)

Pizza Hut, 5109 N. Road 68, Pasco, Routine April 29 (0 Red, 3 Blue)

Taqueria 3 Pueblos, 1212 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Follow-up May 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

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