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10 restaurant inspections lead to five failures

Top 9 things Washington restaurant inspectors look for during inspections

Restaurant inspectors help identify potential food safety problems and safeguard public health. Here are the top nine things they look when inspecting Washington restaurant kitchens.
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Restaurant inspectors help identify potential food safety problems and safeguard public health. Here are the top nine things they look when inspecting Washington restaurant kitchens.

The Benton-Franklin Health District’ released results of 10 restaurant inspections conducted by its food safety team during the week of June 15-21.

Five resulted in failure.

Health inspectors regularly inspect more than 1,000 retail food establishments serving the public for compliance with regulations meant to prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses.

Those receiving 35 or more of the more serious violations on routine inspections are slated for follow-up, as are those that receive 10 or more points on follow-ups.

Call 509-460-4205 for information.

Restaurants needing re-inspection

Double Dragon, 3107 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, June 18, routine, (70 red, 5 blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, raw animal products stored above ready-to-eat foods, improper cooling procedure, room temperature storage, improper cold holding.

Fruta Rayada El Rey #2, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, June 18, routine, (35 red, 10 blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, food worker cards not 100 percent, inadequate hand washing facilities, improper produce washing, accurate thermometer not provided or used.

Los Volcanes Panaderia y Lonches, 502 Ninth Ave., Benton City, June 18, routine, (70 red, 3 blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, food worker cards not 100 percent, bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, room temperature storage, improper cold holding.

Wendy’s, 930 George Washington Way, Richland, June 19, follow-up, (45 red, 0 blue)

Notes: Room temperature storage, improper cold holding, lack of conformance with approved procedures.

Wendy’s, 7003 Canal Drive, Kennewick, June 19, follow-up, (25 red, 0 blue)

Notes: Room temperature storage.

Restaurants not needing re-inspection

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1102 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, June 19, routine, (30 red, 0 blue)

Edison Elementary School, 201 S. Dawes St., Kennewick, June 25, routine, (0 red, 0 blue)

Orange Julius DQ (Mall), 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, June 18, routine, (15 red, 0 blue)

Pho Le Vietnamese Cuisine, 320 N. Kellogg St., Kennewick, June 19, follow-up, (10 red, 0 blue)

Subway #41199, 6607 W Canal Drive, Kennewick, June 19, routine, (15 red, 0 blue)

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Wendy Culverwell writes about local government and politics, focusing on how those decisions affect your life. She also covers key business and economic development changes that shape our community. Her restaurant column and health inspection reports are reader favorites. She’s been a news reporter in Washington and Oregon for 25 years.
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