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16 restaurants, food truck, brewery and more fail food safety checks in Tri-Cities area

Tri-City Herald - 6/7/2024

Jun. 7—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 May 25-31.

The worst score was 125 of the more critical red points.

The health district's food safety team gave passing grades on 51 inspections, with 22 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

Asian Garden, 1320 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, Follow-up May 30 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

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

Bombing Range Brewing Co., 2000 Logston Blvd., Richland, Routine May 30 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

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

Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Lane, Richland, Routine May 29 (40 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper cooling procedures, improper cold holding (>45°F).

Casa Rosita (Mobile), 104 S. Tacoma St., Pasco, Follow-up May 29 (65 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper hand washing (no running water during work day and no proper handwashing had been done), improper cooling procedures, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Flight Tap & Table, 502 Swift Blvd., Richland, Follow-up May 31 (45 Red, 5 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager, inadequate handwashing facilities (no paper towels at one handwashing sink), improper raw meat handling procedures (worker skipped sanitation of utensils and equipment, and dishwasher is non-functional), accurate thermometer not provided or used, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Helados La Michoacana (Restaurant), 712 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, Routine May 30 (80 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control as demonstrated by too many red points, improper cooling procedures, improper hot holding (45°F).

Jamba Juice, 7425 Sandifur Parkway, Pasco, Routine May 29 (45 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, improper handwashing (two employees used phone and then did not wash hands), improper produce washing (bananas not washed before cutting in half).

King City Truck Stop, 2100 E. Hillsboro St., Pasco, Follow-up May 29 (50 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hand washing (worker did not wash hands before putting on gloves), improper hot holding (45°F), lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Richland Dugout Bar & Grill, 99 Lee Blvd., Richland, Follow-up May 29 (20 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities (issues with paper towels at two sinks), not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (bag of greens improperly stored).

Somer Bakery (Food service), 5601 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (55 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, inadequate handwashing facilities (no paper towels at main handwashing sink), room temperature storage or improper use of time as a control, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Stone Soup, 703 The Parkway, Richland, Follow-up May 31 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (no date on deli meats).

Taqueria Oaxaca #2 (Mobile), 3869 Kennedy Road, Richland, Routine May 30 (40 Red, 7 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food not in good condition (spoiled lettuce and birria had cloudy, milky liquid on top), not properly disposing of potentially unsafe food (no date marking, including on spoiled lettuce), raw meat improperly stored, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

The Dive, 2000 Logston Blvd., Richland, Routine May 30 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper hot holding (45°F).

Trejo's Mexican Restaurant, 1833 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 31 (60 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, inadequate handwashing facilities (three sinks without paper towels), food not in good condition (mold on flan), improper cooling procedures, improper cold holding (>45°F).(10

Uptown Bar & Grill, 1373 George Washington Way, Richland, Follow-up May 29 (30 Red, 6 Blue)

Notes: No certified food protection manager on staff, food worker cards not 100%, inadequate handwashing facilities (one sink filled with ice to hold beers and not available to wash and sanitize utensils during hours of operation and a handwashing sink used to dispose of liquid waste), improper chemical use (dish soap is unlabeled).

Passed inspections

Artfetti Cakes, 1360 N. Louisiana St., Kennewick, Routine May 29 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Asi es mi tierra (Commissary Use), 6481 Skagit Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Aub's Lounge, 710 George Washington Way, Richland, Routine May 31 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Badger Canyon Dugout, 12125 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

Barnard Griffin Winery, 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, Routine May 29 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Brewminatti, 713 Sixth St., Prosser, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue) (Commissary 0 Red, 0 Blue)

Bruchi's, 8903 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 29 (20 Red, 6 Blue)

Burger King, 2501 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine May 30 (25 Red, 2 Blue)

Burger King, 4501 Road 68, Pasco, Follow-up May 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1102 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Crumbl Cookies, 2665 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine May 30 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

D&A Servicios Latinos, 810 S. 10th Ave., Pasco, Routine May 25 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Devin Oil Co. Inc./ Mobil 1, 2601 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 28 (25 Red, 2 Blue)

Dickeys Barbeque Pit, 2522 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine May 30 (10 Red, 2 Blue)

El Buen Gusto Restaurant, 710 Sixth St., Prosser, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

El Chapala, 107 E. Columbia Drive, Kennewick, Follow-up May 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

El Marino, 605 N. Gum St., Kennewick, Routine May 29 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

El Tacorriendo (Mobile), 311 Van Giesen Richland, Follow-up May 31 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Firehouse Subs, 10799 Ridgeline Drive, Kennewick, Routine May 30 (30 Red, 7 Blue)

Frida's Mexican Grill, 2115 E. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 28 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Greater Richland Little League, 3000 Bombing Range Road, West Richland, Routine May 30 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Imperial Bakery, 104 S. Tacoma St., Pasco, Routine May 30 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Island View Market & Deli, 1607 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, Routine May 30 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Jade's British Girl Treats, 717 Sixth St., Prosser, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

KBC Food Pantry, 2425 W. Albany Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

KR Ranches, 143301 W. North River Road, Prosser, Routine May 25 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

The Lodge At Columbia Point, 530 Columbia Point Drive, Richland, Follow-up May 31 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Lee's Tahitian Restaurant, 1342 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Follow-up May 31 (0 Red, 10 Blue)

Love's Travel Stop (Food service), 3602 N. Capitol Ave., Pasco, Follow-up May 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Metro Mart, 1015 W. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 25 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

MOD Pizza, 2801 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine May 31 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

MyFroYo, 2841 Duportail St., Richland, Routine May 31 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Pasco Little League, 1524 W. A St., Pasco, Follow-up May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Pat-N-Tams, product demonstrator, Kennewick, Routine May 25 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Rattlesnake Flats Egg Co., product demonstrator, Pasco, Routine May 25 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Sageport Grille, 1633 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, Routine May 30 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

Sammy's Meat Market, 201 N. 3rd Ave., Pasco, Routine May 28 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Sausage Daddy, 212 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 26 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Solar Spirits Tasting Room, 2409 Robertson Drive, Richland, Routine May 30 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Somer Bakery (Grocery), 5601 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Subway, 2588 Queensgate Drive, Richland, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos El Grullense, 2020 E. Lewis St., Pasco, Follow-up May 31 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Taverna Tagaris, 844 Tulip Lane, Richland, Routine May 29 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

TC Tacos Catering, 104 S. Tacoma Ave., Pasco, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

The Wild Taco, 301 Seventh St., Benton City, Routine May 31 (0 Red, 7 Blue)

Toyota of Tri-Cities, 6321 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, Routine May 29 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tri-Cities Food Bank, 424 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tropical Sno (Mobile), 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 30 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Tropical Sno (Mobile), Howard Amon Park Richland, Routine May 25 (30 Red, 0 Blue)

Xpress Mart of Pasco, 1724 W. Clark St., Pasco, Follow-up May 28 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

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