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15 restaurants, jail, bar and others fail food safety checks in Tri-Cities area

Tri-City Herald - 5/23/2024

May 23—The Benton Franklin Health District gave 15 failing grades in food safety inspections of restaurants and other establishments selling food in the Tri-Cities area May 11-17.

In addition to several restaurants failing inspections, a jail, a Little League concession stand, a hotel and markets earned failing grades.

The health district's food safety team gave passing grades on 44 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 14 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hot holding (45°F).

Benton County Corrections, 7122 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick, Routine May 15 (55 Red, 3 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, improper hand washing (worker handled dirty equipment and then deli meats with same gloves), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Burger King, 4501 Road 68, Pasco, Follow-up May 15 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Chuck E. Cheese, 6340 W. Rio Grande Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 13 (45 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (no date on ham on prep line for pizza), improper cold holding (42-45°F), improper chemical use (unlabeled containers).

DQ Dairy Queen, 1313 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine May 14 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hand washing (did not wash hands before putting on gloves), improper cold holding (>45°F).

The Five Stars Grill, 221 S. 10th Ave., Pasco, Routine May 16 (80 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (more than 50 red points), not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (mold in seafood stew container), improper cooling procedures, improper hot holding (45°F).

Kennewick Bottle and Food (Deli), 325 S. Union St., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (45 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (no paper towels in one employee bathroom), improper hot holding (45°F).

Papa Murphy's Take And Bake Pizza, 612 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 15 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (handwashing sink in prep area blocked), improper cooling procedures.

Pasco Little League, 1524 W. A St., Pasco, Routine May 15 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hot holding (<130°F), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing Co., 2696 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Richland, Follow-up May 14 (20 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (no date on sliced meats or cooked and cooled pasta).

Xpress Mart of Pasco, 1724 W. Clark St., Pasco, Follow-up May 14 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hot holding (<130°F). improper cold holding (42-45°F).

Passed inspections

509 Coffee Co., 1040 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine May 13 (25 Red, 5 Blue)

AFC Sushi at Fred Meyer, 2811 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue) (Hazard analysis of critical control points 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Baum's House Of Chocolate, 513 N. Edison St., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Beltran's Bakery, 1724 W. Clark St., Pasco, Routine May 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Cozumel Mexican Cuisine (Food service), 3801 S. Zintel Way, Kennewick, Routine May 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Cupcakes Bakery & Deli, 2625 W. Bruneau Place, Kennewick, Routine May 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue) (Commissary 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Dagupan Grill, 3911 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (10 Red, 5 Blue) (Caterer 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Donitas Restaurant, 1107 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Follow-up May 14 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

El Asadero Restaurant, 2318 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Excalibur Pizza, 708 10th Ave., Pasco, Routine May 15 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Fred Meyer, 2811 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 16 (Bakery 0 Red, 2 Blue) (Deli 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Meat 5 Red, 0 Blue)

Greek Islands Cuisine, 600 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 15 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Holiday Inn Richland, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, Follow-up May 14 (0 Red, 8 Blue)

Hot Tamales, 608 Williams Blvd., Richland, Routine May 17 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Jack In The Box, 4800 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Jocho's Tacos, 510 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 14 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Just Juice, 1825 Leslie Road, Richland, Routine May 15 (20 Red, 5 Blue)

Just Juice, 4309 W. 27th Place, Kennewick, Routine May 15 (30 Red, 2 Blue)

Kabana-King, 1305 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine May 14 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Kabob House, 2762 Duportail St., Richland, Routine May 17 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Kennewick Bottle and Food (Store), 325 S. Union St., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Kona Ice Of Pasco (Mobile), 608 Williams Blvd., Richland, Routine May 17 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

La Posada Mexican Grill, 3150 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Lucky Bao, 1415 George Washington Way, Richland, Follow-up May 14 (0 Red, 17 Blue)

Mama's Java, 1887 Terminal Drive, Richland, Routine May 17 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Mexico Lindo & Que Rico Corp., 1819 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 16 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Mi Lindo Nayarit, 1315 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 15 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Miss Tamale, 701B The Parkway, Richland, Routine May 11 (First permit 5 Red, 0 Blue) (Second permit 5 Red, 0 Blue)

MyFroYo, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 13 (10 Red, 7 Blue)

Panaderia Colima, 801 W. Clark St., Pasco, Routine May 15 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Papa Murphy's Pizza, 1804 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 15 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Pizza Hut, 7605 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Stacks Taqueria, 3407 W. Court St., Pasco, Follow-up May 14 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Sweet Snack Attack, 212 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 11 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos El Jefe (Mobile), 1424 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 15 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Tokyo Sushi & Teriyaki, 3617 Plaza Way, Kennewick, Follow-up May 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tropical Paradise, 6494 W. Skagit Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 14 (15 Red, 3 Blue)

Viera's Bakery & Espresso, 430 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 14 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Wendy's, 2311 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

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