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8 failed inspections of Tri-Cities area restaurants, food trucks, other eateries

Tri-City Herald - 2/23/2024

Feb. 23—The Benton Franklin Health District gave eight failing grades for food safety inspections of restaurants and other establishments selling food in the Tri-Cities area from Feb. 10-16.

The health district's food safety team gave passing grades on 83 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

Coffee Bean, 840 Stevens Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 14 (55 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, improper hand washing (worker arrived and started work without washing hands), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Donitas Restaurant, 1107 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine Feb. 16 (60 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cooling procedures, improper hot holding, improper cold holding (>45°F).

Fujiyama Japanese Steak House, 2522 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 12 (45 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, raw meat improperly stored, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, lack of conformance with approved procedures. (10 points)

Garden Hot Pot Restaurant, 140 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (70 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper cooling procedures, improper hot holding (45°F), lacking a proper consumer advisory.

Mis Raices Cafe, 2521 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 12 (60 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (more than 50 red points), raw meat improperly stored, improper cooling procedures, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control.

Noodle Thyme, 8530 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 15 (70 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (water not hot enough), not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (some meat and noodles lacked date markings), improper raw meat handling procedures, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Salud Bar & Kitchen, 50 Comstock St., Richland, Follow-up Feb. 14 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (repeat violation of no hot water in bathroom sink).

Taco Feliz, Food truck, Routine Feb. 13 (40 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control (no certified food protection manager on staff), improper cooling procedures, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Passed inspections

Barnard Griffin Winery, 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, Routine Feb. 16 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Brick House Pizza, 3791 W. Van Giesen St., West Richland, Routine Feb. 12 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Brookdale Meadow Springs, 770 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 12 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Bruchi's, 5209 W. Okanogan Place Kennewick, Routine Feb. 14 (5 Red, 3 Blue)

Bucketz Bar and Grill, 206 N. Benton St., Kennewick, Follow-up Feb. 14 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Burger King, 1001 S. Washington St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 14 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Burger King, 2703 S. Quillan St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 14 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Cafe Areva, 2101 Horn Rapids Road, Richland, Routine Feb. 15 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Cafe Con Arte, 430 W. Columbia St., Pasco, Routine Feb. 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Circle K, 1900 N. Steptoe St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 13 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 15 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

CoffeeNow, 2890 Horn Rapids Road, Richland, Routine Feb. 14 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Columbia River Elementary School, 9011 Burns Road, Pasco, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

Comfort Suites, 3703 Plaza Way, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 16 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

DC Vending (by PNNL campus building location), 905 Battelle Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 15 (Battelle 2400 0 Red, 3 Blue) (Battelle 325 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Battelle 331 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Battelle 350 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Battelle 3860 0 Red, 3 Blue) (Battelle ETB 0 Red, 3 Blue) (Battelle ISB I 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Battelle ISB II 0 Red, 3 Blue) (Battelle LSL2 0 Red, 3 Blue) (Battelle NSB 0 Red, 3 Blue) (Battelle ROB 0 Red, 3 Blue)

Domino's Pizza, 364 Chardonnay Ave., Prosser, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Dovetail Joint Restaurant, 1368 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine Feb. 14 (30 Red, 5 Blue)

Dutch Bros, 430 Wellsian Way, Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (5 Red, 11 Blue)

Dutch Bros, 119 Merlot Drive, Prosser, Routine Feb. 13 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Dutch Bros, 496 Keene Road, Richland, Follow-up Feb. 13 (5 Red, 5 Blue)

El Aguila, 939 S. 10th Ave., Pasco, Routine Feb. 16 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Espresso Deli, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 15 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Flying X Coffee, 8530 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Frost Me Sweet Cake & Shake (Food service), 421 Wellsian Way, Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (10 Red, 8 Blue)

Hop N Drops, 2675 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 12 (15 Red, 5 Blue)

Horn Rapids RV Resort (Store), 2640 Kingsgate Way, Richland, Routine Feb. 14 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Housel Middle School, 12001 Highland Drive, Prosser, Routine Feb. 13 (10 Red, 10 Blue)

Ice Harbor @ The Marina, 350 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 15 (30 Red, 5 Blue)

J. Bookwalter Winery, 1695 Malibu Private Road, Richland, Routine Feb. 16 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Jack In The Box, 2722 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 12 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Jamba Juice, 2727 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 15 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Just Juice, 1825 Leslie Road, Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

La Maison Dana, 5453 Ridgeline Drive, Kennewick, Follow-up Feb. 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Largoo's Tacos, Event, Routine Feb. 13 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Las Lupitas (Commissary), 720 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine Feb. 16 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Los Volcanes Panaderia y Lonches, 502 Ninth Ave., Benton City, Routine Feb. 13 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Maverik, 3505 N. Road 68, Pasco, Routine Feb. 15 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Maya Angelou Elementary School, 6001 Road 84 Pasco, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

McDonald's, 2721 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 12 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

McDonald's, 1922 N. Steptoe St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 13 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Papa John's Pizza, 125 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 15 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Popular Donuts, 101 N. Union St., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 13 (15 Red, 6 Blue)

Prosser Heights Elementary School, 2001 Highland Drive, Prosser, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Prosser High School, 1500 Patterson Road, Prosser, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

Ray Reynolds Middle School, 9507 Burns Road, Pasco, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 3 Blue)

Richland Community Center (Commissary), 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland, Routine Feb. 16 (10 Red, 2 Blue)

Rockabilly Roasting Co., 101 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 12 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Round Table Pizza, 1769 Leslie Road, Richland, Routine Feb. 16 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Starbuck's Coffee, 10 Merlot Drive, Prosser, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Subway, 4820 N. Road 68, Pasco, Routine Feb. 15 (0 Red, 2 Blue)

Super Taco (Mobile), Event, Routine Feb. 16 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Taco Bell, 3623 Plaza Way, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Taco Time, 2222 Keene Road, Richland, Follow-up Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos El Cafetal , Event, Routine Feb. 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

The B Spot, 1523B Bombing Range Road, West Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

The Bradley, 404 Bradley Blvd., Richland, Routine Feb. 14 (15 Red, 10 Blue)

The Wild Taco, Event, Routine Feb. 15 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 10 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Tumbleweeds Mexican Flair, 4390 Van Giesen St., West Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

US Foods Chef & Store, 1939 Fowler St., Richland, Routine Feb. 13 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Victorian Connection, 2531 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine Feb. 12 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Walmart, 4820 N. Road 68, Pasco, Routine Feb. 15 (Bakery 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Deli 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Store 10 Red, 0 Blue)

Wine & More, 3600 Zintel Way, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 14 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Yoke's Fresh Market, 1401 Bombing Range Road, West Richland, Routine Feb. 12 (Bakery 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Coffee 0 Red, 5 Blue) (Deli 25 Red, 0 Blue) ( Hazard analysis of critical control points 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Meat 0 Red, 0 Blue) (Store 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Yummy's Tacos, Event, Routine Feb. 12 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Z Place Salon & Spa, 3600 S. Zintel Way, Kennewick, Routine Feb. 14 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

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