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13 restaurants, hotel, other businesses fail food safety checks in Tri-Cities area

Tri-City Herald - 5/30/2024

May 30—The Benton Franklin Health District gave 13 failing grades in food safety inspections of restaurants and other establishments selling food in the Tri-Cities area May 18-24.

The health district's food safety team gave passing grades on 62 inspections, with 21 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

Burger King, 7407 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, Follow-up May 23 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hot holding (45°F).

Opportunity Kitchen (Food service), 825 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine May 21 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (opened bag of deli meat more than seven days old), improper hot holding (45°F), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Wingstop, 121 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 22 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, improper cold holding (>45°F).

Woo's Teriyaki Grill, 1379 George Washington Way, Richland, Routine May 23 (75 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (no date on kimchi or imitation crab mix), improper cooling procedures, room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, lacking a proper consumer advisory (no menu advisory for sushi), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Passed inspections

7 Salsas, 30 Merlot Drive, Prosser, Routine May 22 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Alexandria Nicole Winery, 158422 Sonova Road, Paterson, Routine May 20 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Amor Ala Mexicana, 1308 Lee Blvd., Richland, Follow-up May 21 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Bern's Tavern, 618 Sixth St., Prosser, Follow-up May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Bethlehem Lutheran School, 2505 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 22 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Bills Speakeasy, 1205 Meade Ave., Prosser, Routine May 23 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Bruchi's, 1402 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine May 23 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Bruchi's, 2615 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Burger Ranch, 808 Vineyard Drive, Kennewick, Routine May 23 (5 Red, 7 Blue)

Carniceria La Carreta, 1305 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

The Chicken Shack, 90 Sandifur Parkway, Pasco, Routine May 21 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Ciao Trattoria, 112 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 21 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Comfort Inn, 7801 W. Quinault Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 21 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Coyote Canyon Winery, 357 Port Ave., Prosser, Routine May 23 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Double Dragon, 3107 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 24 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

DQ Meadow Ridge Grill & Chill, 91 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Eastside Brothers, 1303 E. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 21 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

El Guero Tacos Garcia (Commissary use), 6411 Burden Blvd., Pasco, Routine May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

El Pollo Sabroso, 1623 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 23 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

El Primo (Mobile), 402 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 21 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

El Punto Del Sabor, 6481 W. Skagit Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

El Torito MX Market, 420 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 23 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Finley General Store (Deli), 214410 E. Highway 397 Kennewick, Follow-up May 21 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Firehouse Subs, 4845 Broadmoor Blvd., Pasco, Routine May 21 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, 110 S. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 18 (5 Red, 2 Blue)

Fruta Rayada El Rey, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 21 (15 Red, 0 Blue) (Commissary 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Golden Palace, 1185 George Washington Way, Richland, Routine May 22 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Hinzerling Winery, 1520 Sheridan Ave., Prosser, Routine May 23 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

IHop, 6511 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, Routine May 23 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

La Casita, 6481 W. Skagit Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

La Esperanza Commissary, 417 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Lucky Bao (Commissary use), 1415 George Washington Way, Richland, Follow-up May 21 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Martinez & Martinez Winery, 357 Port Ave., Prosser, Routine May 23 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Marzipan Patisserie, 110 S. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 18 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Maverik, 4306 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 20 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Meals On Wheels/Adult Service, 10 N. Washington St., Kennewick, Routine May 20 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Meals On Wheels, 500 S. Auburn St., Kennewick, Routine May 20 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Meals On Wheels, 253 Margaret St., Pasco, Routine May 23 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Mercer Wine Estates, 3100 Lee Blvd., Prosser, Routine May 23 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Mercy's Pizza Taco, 524 N. Third Ave., Pasco, Routine May 23 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Milieu Coffeeworks, 10 Newton St., Richland, Routine May 21 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Napolis, 3280 George Washington Way, Richland, Routine May 22 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Opportunity Kitchen (Coffee bar), 825 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Routine May 21 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Pizza Hut, 1915 N. Steptoe St., Kennewick, Routine May 21 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Pupuseria Salvadorena, 127 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 22 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Red Robin, 1021 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Follow-up May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Rocco's Pizza, 7911 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 22 (0 Red, 3 Blue)

Round Table Pizza, 3300 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 20 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Santa Fe, 1014 S. Washington St., Kennewick, Follow-up May 23 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Subway, 1323 Lee Blvd., Richland, Routine May 21 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Subway, 93 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Sweet Squeeze Lemonade (Exempt from commissary), The Parkway, Richland, Routine May 18 (10 Red, 2 Blue)

Tacos Jalisco (Commissary use), 1215 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos Jalisco (Mobile), 1215 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 23 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos La Esperanza (Commissary use), 1315 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco, Routine May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Taqueria Las Marias, 1501 W. Sylvester St., Pasco, Routine May 22 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Teriyaki Grill, 7600 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Follow-up May 21 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Texas Roadhouse, 835 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Follow-up May 22 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Wake Up Call, 2000 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 21 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Wake Up Call, 9025 N. Steptoe St., Richland, Routine May 22 (30 Red, 3 Blue)

Wish A Latte, 8921 Sandifur Parkway, Pasco, Routine May 21 (5 Red, 8 Blue)

This story was originally published May 30, 2024, 5:00 AM.

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