Judy Kitchen, with the Benton Franklin Health District food safety program, takes the temperature of a plate of nachos during a recent inspection of the Fiesta Mexican Restaurant on Gage Boulevard in Kennewick. Watching her are, from left, chef Samuel Gonzalez, manager Edgar Velazquez and chef Francisco Lozada. Kitchen complimented the two chefs on their teamwork in handling and cooking food to minimize cross-contamination and glove use.
Judy Kitchen, with the Benton Franklin Health District food safety program, takes the temperature of a plate of nachos during a recent inspection of the Fiesta Mexican Restaurant on Gage Boulevard in Kennewick. Watching her are, from left, chef Samuel Gonzalez, manager Edgar Velazquez and chef Francisco Lozada. Kitchen complimented the two chefs on their teamwork in handling and cooking food to minimize cross-contamination and glove use. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald
Judy Kitchen, with the Benton Franklin Health District food safety program, takes the temperature of a plate of nachos during a recent inspection of the Fiesta Mexican Restaurant on Gage Boulevard in Kennewick. Watching her are, from left, chef Samuel Gonzalez, manager Edgar Velazquez and chef Francisco Lozada. Kitchen complimented the two chefs on their teamwork in handling and cooking food to minimize cross-contamination and glove use. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

Restaurant inspectors are the region’s first line of defense against food-borne illness

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