5 failed food safety inspections at Tri-Cities area restaurants, other food businesses

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The Benton Franklin Health District gave failing grades to five businesses, including three Richland restaurants, in food safety inspections May 15-19.

The district’s food safety team gave passing grades on 29 inspections, 13 of them with perfect scores.

Most were school cafeterias. A restaurant having a followup inspection and a market also had no violations.

In the district’s routine inspections, businesses or organizations that receive 35 points for the more serious red violations are required to have additional inspections and must meet a tougher standard on those.

For followup inspections, they must have fewer than 25 red points and a limited number of repeat problems to pass.

Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illnesses, such as improper temperature control of food, lack of 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.

Inspection results are posted online so residents can look up the status and the details of any violations of individual restaurants.

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.

Call 509-460-4205 with questions or concerns.

Failed inspections

Golden Horse Restaurant, 108 Merlot Drive, Prosser, Routine May 17 (65 Red, 3 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, food worker cards not 100%, improper hand washing, raw meat improperly stored, improper cooling procedures.

McCorkle’s Market (Deli), 14601 N. Rothrock Road, Prosser, Routine May 17 (35 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Lack of active managerial control, improper hot holding (<130°F), accurate thermometer not provided or used.

Pupuseria Salvadorena, 127 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 18 (45 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Inadequate handwashing facilities, improper cooling procedures, improper cold holding (>45°F).

The Lodge At Columbia Point, 530 Columbia Point Drive, Richland, Routine May 18 (45 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Food worker cards not 100%, improper hand washing, inadequate handwashing facilities, lacking a proper consumer advisory. (5 points)

Tumbleweeds Mexican Flair, 894 Stevens Drive, Richland, Routine May 18 (55 Red, 0 Blue)

Notes: Improper cooling procedures, improper hot holding (<130°F), improper cold holding (42-45°F).

Passed inspections

Boba Lab, 4827 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 110, Kennewick, Routine May 15 (5 Red, 5 Blue)

Churros Mia, Event, Routine May 17 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

Desert Hills Middle School, 1701 S. Clodfelter Road, Kennewick, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Dutch Bros, 2601 W. Court St., Pasco, Routine May 18 (10 Red, 5 Blue)

El Caporal, 624 Sixth St., Prosser, Follow-up May 17 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Enterprise Middle School, 5200 Paradise Way, West Richland, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Hanford High School, 450 Hanford St., Richland, Routine May 19 (10 Red, 3 Blue)

Highlands Middle School, 425 S. Tweedt St., Kennewick, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Kamiakin High School, 600 N. Arthur St., Kennewick, Routine May 16 (5 Red, 0 Blue)

Ki-Be Elementary & Middle School, 913 Horne Drive, Benton City, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Ki-Be High School Kitchen, 1205 Horne Drive, Benton City, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Ki-Be Market Grocery & Feed, 1215 Horne Road, Benton City, Routine May 16 (Deli 30 Red, 0 Blue) (Meat 0 Red, 5 Blue)

Legacy High School, 4624 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Leona Libby Middle School, 3259 Belmont Blvd., West Richland, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 3 Blue)

McCorkle’s Market (Store), 14601 N. Rothrock Road, Prosser, Routine May 17 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Red Robin, 1021 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 15 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

Richland School District Early Learning Center, 1525 Hunt Ave., Richland, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Sacajawea Elementary School, 535 Fuller St., Richland, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Sage Crest Elementary School, 6411 W. 38th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 19 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Southgate Elementary School, 3121 W. 19th Ave., Kennewick, Routine May 16 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Southridge High School, 3520 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos La Quinta, Event, Routine May 18 (25 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos Mi Casita, Event, Routine May 18 (10 Red, 0 Blue)

Tacos Palomino Corp, 1315 E. Lewis St., Pasco, Routine May 19 (15 Red, 0 Blue)

The Palm Bar & Grill, 603 Ninth St., Benton City, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 5 Blue)

Whitstran Steaks & Spirits, 1427 Wine Country Road, Prosser, Follow-up May 17 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

William Wiley Elementary School, 2820 S. Highland Blvd., West Richland, Routine May 16 (0 Red, 0 Blue)

Wingstop, 121 Gage Blvd., Richland, Routine May 18 (10 Red, 0 Blue)