Indian restaurant scores 50 red points. Here are Thurston food safety scores for April 24

Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) inspection reports, which are available for each food establishment, at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office and their website. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.

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Reading inspection scores:

  • Attention should be given to the type of violation (red versus blue) and whether the establishment has a history of red violations or repeat violations.

  • Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately if feasible or according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Example: not keeping food at the right temperature.

  • Blue violations relate to the overall cleanliness and condition of operation and must be corrected according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Example: a worn floor that needs replacing.

  • If red points exceed 45, the county will require a reinspection within 10 business days. A reinspection also is required if total red and blue points exceed 65.

  • If red points exceed 100 and there’s a lack of managerial control, the county will shut down the establishment for at least 72 hours. The establishment may reopen after management and employees complete retraining and demonstrate corrective action during a reinspection.

  • Some common abbreviations: PHF/TCS is potentially hazardous food/time control for safety; RTE is ready to eat; PIC is person in charge; FWC is food worker card; CDI is corrected during inspection.

Great Cuisine of India

116 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia

April 9: 50 red points; 7 blue points.


  • The person-in-charge incorrectly responded to some food safety questions and did not provide proof of attending approved food safety training programs, which is required.

  • Two employees had invalid food worker cards.

  • Marinating raw chicken was stored above ready-to-eat foods in a walk-in cooler.

  • Multiple TCS food items were cooling at depths greater than 2 inches in the walk-in cooler.

  • The process for preparing an in-house yogurt was not reviewed and approved.

  • A sanitizer solution was too strong as prepared.

  • The kitchen walls had holes in multiple areas.

No violations

  • Olympia Baking Company, 108 22nd Ave. SW, Olympia

  • Scott Lake Golf Course Restaurant, 11746 Scott Creek Drive SW, Tumwater

  • Cynara Restaurant and Lounge, 500 Columbia St. NW, Olympia