Health authority shuts down 11 Mid-Columbia restaurants
At least 11 restaurants in Mid-Columbia were required to undergo reinspection after failing the recent food safety inspection by health department, which covers handling practices, sanitation and food safety knowledge of its staff.
The Benton-Franklin Health Distict’s report, which covers 31 resturants, were released this month. It was part of the routine inspection of more than 1,000 food establishments operating in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) Washington.
Those that were required reinspection include Carl’s Jr., Carniceria Los Toreros (Deli), Columbia Market, Desert Food Mart, Homewood Studio, J’s Asian Flaming Grill No.6, Lewis Street Economart, Little Randy’s Diner, and McDonalds.
The health inspectors found various violations committed by the food establishments, including improper food handling and cooking temperature, unapproved storage procedures, bad staff hygiene and questionable food quality.