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16 failed food safety inspections at Tri-City area restaurants, school, coffee drive-thru

Tri-City Herald - 2/8/2024

Feb. 8—The Benton Franklin Health District gave 16 failing grades for food safety inspections of restaurants and other establishments selling food in the Tri-Cities area from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.

The health district's food safety team gave passing grades on 67 inspections, with 30 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

Best Western Kennewick, 602 N. Young St., Kennewick, Follow-up Feb. 2 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cold holding (>45°F).

Between the Buns, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco, Routine Jan. 27 (50 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hand washing, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Dutch Bros, 496 Keene Road, Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (40 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper hand washing (worker did not wash hands), inadequate handwashing facilities (temperature too low).

Love Curry Indian Cuisine, 5025 N. Road 68 Pasco, Routine Jan. 31 (80 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods (no gloves used to add cilantro garnish to prepared food), improper cooling procedures, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Lucky Food Mart, 22 Goethals Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (50 Red, 10 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, inadequate handwashing facilities, improper hot holding (45°F).

Miss Tamale, PNNL, 3300 Stevens Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 1 (45 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities, not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (no date mark on cream cheese), improper cooling procedures.

Monarca, 1408 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, Routine Feb. 1 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cooling procedures and lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Prosser Mini Mart (Food service), 1232 Meade Ave., Prosser, Routine Feb. 2 (55 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, food worker cards not 100%, improper hand washing, inadequate handwashing facilities (no soap or paper towels at handwashing sink), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Red Robin, 1021 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Follow-up Jan. 29 (50 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities, raw meat improperly stored, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, improper cold holding (>45°F)

Ridgeview Elementary School, 7001 W. 13th Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up Feb. 2 (50 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cooling procedures, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Salud Bar & Kitchen, 50 Comstock St., Richland, Routine Jan. 31 (70 Red, 10 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (no certified food protection manager on staff), food worker cards not 100%, inadequate handwashing facilities, not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (worker said moldy cream cheese was for personal use), improper cooling procedures, improper cold holding (42-45°F), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Taco Time/Sea Swiper, 7530 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (35 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper hand washing (employee did not wash hands after using cell phone), improper cold holding (42-45°F).

Taqueria El Sazon, 4115 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 31 (40 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, improper hot holding (45°F).

Twigs Bistro And Martini Bar, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Follow-up Jan. 29 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cold holding (>45°F).

Zombie Kitchen, Event, Routine Feb. 2 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, improper cold holding (>45°F), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Passed inspections

Airfield Estates Winery, 560 Merlot Drive, Prosser, Routine Jan. 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars, 2880 Lee Road, Prosser, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Bamboo Mongolian Grill, 2230 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine Feb. 1 (10 Red, 2 Blue)

Bread & Table, 212 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (15 Red, 0 Blue) (Demo 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Bruchi's, 8903 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, Follow-up Jan. 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Caffeine Bar, 460B Williams Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 13 Blue)

Canyon View Elementary School, 1229 W. 22nd Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Carl's Jr., 2804 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Cascade Elementary School, 505 S. Highland Drive, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Caterpillar Cafe at PNNL LSB, 3350 George Washington Way, Richland, Routine Feb. 1 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Child Development Center, 315 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine Jan. 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

China Cafe Express, 201 N. Edison St., Kennewick, Follow-up Jan. 31 (5 Red, 5 Blue)

Costa Vida, 4309 W. 27th Place Kennewick, Routine Jan. 31 (0 Red, 0 Blue) (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Cottage Market, 1825 Wine Country Road, Prosser, Routine Feb. 2 (Food service 15 Red, 0 Blue) (Store 0 Red, 0 Blue)

DECA Student Store, 560 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Domino's Pizza, 1408 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 8 Blue)

Don Rubio, 1515 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Dutch Bros, 731 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

El Punto Del Sabor, Event, Routine Feb. 1 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Emerson Elementary School, 1616 W. Octave St., Pasco, Routine Jan. 30 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

FBLA Student Store (Concession), 1500 Patterson Road, Prosser, Routine Jan. 30 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Fuerza Elementary School, 6011 W. 10th Place Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Galaxy Mart (Store), 1301 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Headstart, 712 S. Washington Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 2 Blue)

Highlands Middle School, 425 S. Tweedt St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Horse Heaven Middle School, 3500 S. Vancouver St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Inca Mexican Restaurant, 1813 Leslie Road, Richland, Follow-up Feb. 2 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Isaac Stevens Middle School, 1120 N. 22nd Ave., Pasco, Routine Jan. 30 (30 Red, 8 Blue)

Jimmy John's, 3107 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Kennewick Bottle and Food (Deli), 325 S. Union St., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Kennewick High School, 500 S. Dayton St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Lion Grounds, 560 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Masala Indian Cuisine, 3321 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (5 Red, 8 Blue) (Caterer 0 Red, 0 Blue)

McDonald's, 103 Merlot Drive, Prosser, Routine Jan. 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

McDonald's, 1409 N. Kellogg St., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

McDonald's, 7505 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

Mocha Express, 2802 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

NW Wine Collaborative, 2880 W. Lee Road, Prosser, Routine Feb. 2 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Pasco School District Early Learning Center, 1317 N. 7th Ave., Pasco, Routine Jan. 30 (10 Red, 2 Blue)

Pho Le Vietnamese Cuisine, 320 N. Kellogg St., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 31 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Poutine, EH?, 3902 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 31 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Prosser Mini Mart (Grocery), 1232 Meade Ave., Prosser, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Quiktrip Gas & Food, 33 Goethals Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 13 Blue)

Red Mountain Kitchen (Commissary), 212 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Rise and Shine Bake Shop, 212 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Robert Frost Elementary School, 1915 N. 22nd Ave., Pasco, Routine Jan. 30 (10 Red, 8 Blue)

Rowena Chess Elementary School, 715 N. 24th Ave., Pasco, Routine Feb. 2 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

S. & S. Petroleum (Deli), 5208 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Seven Eleven, 1540 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine Feb. 2 (Food service 10 Red, 14 Blue) (Store 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Sub Coffee Shop, 2760 Crimson Way, Richland, Routine Feb. 1 (5 Red, 2 Blue)

Subway, 7504 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Sunrise Bakery, 3335 Innovation Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 1 (15 Red, 5 Blue)

Sunset View Elementary School, 711 Center Parkway, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

Tacos Caseros, Event, Routine Jan. 29 (25 Red, 5 Blue)

Taqueria El Sazon, 2226 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine Feb. 1 (30 Red, 5 Blue)

Thai City Restaurant, 4096 W. Van Giesen St., West Richland, Routine Jan. 31 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

The Bubbly Boba, 201 N. Edison Kennewick, Routine Jan. 31 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

The Elements, 3340 Stevens Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 1 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Tirriddis Sparkling Wines, 2880 Lee Road, Prosser, Routine Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tsunami Catering, 5215 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Jan. 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Yoke's Fresh Market (Deli), 454 Keene Road, Richland, Follow-up Feb. 2 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Yummie Pho, 7520 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 1 (25 Red, 3 Blue)

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