Food Establishment Closures

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When and why we close food establishments

We close food establishments when food handling practices are a significant danger to public health. When food service establishments can’t immediately correct an issue, we require them to stop operating to prevent illness or injury.  

Reasons for immediate closure

  • Imminent health hazards.
    • Fire.
    • Flood.
    • Extended interruption of electricity or water.
    • Sewage backup.
    • Misuse of poisonous or toxic chemicals.
    • Onset of an apparent foodborne illness outbreak.
    • Gross insanitary occurrence or condition.
    • Lack of refrigeration.
  • Other circumstances that may endanger public health.
    • Repeated high score on a routine inspection (100 or more red points*).
    • Repeated occurrence of critical violation(s).
    • No operating permit. (Permits ensure all structural and equipment requirements are met to safely prepare a menu).  
    • Owner/manager interferes with inspector's ability to do their duties. 

     

    *Inspections with 35 or more red points require a follow-up inspection.

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Food establishments currently closed

No Limit Nutrition
11715 Bridgeport Way S.W., Lakewood
Reason for closure: Operating without a valid food establishment permit.
Closed: 4/16/2019 at 10:36 a.m.

Country Boy Mart
5522 E. McKinley Ave., Tacoma
Reason for closure: Deli is closed due to making unapproved changes to facility.
2-year inspection history
Closed: 1/23/2019 at 3:32 p.m.

Farm Shed Wines
22808 Sumner Buckley Hwy. E., Buckley
Reason for closure: Operating without a permit.
Closed: 8/9/2018 at 3:51 p.m.


Food establishments reopened

Closure information stays online for 7 days after reopening.

Great Wall Chinese Buffet
8217 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma
2-year inspection history.
Reason for closure: Repeated critical violations.
Closed:
 7/17/19 at 2:35 p.m.
Reopened: 7/18/19 at 2:42 p.m.

Koto Teriyaki
5700 100th St. S.W. #380, Lakewood
2-year inspection history.
Reason for closure: Repeated critical violations.
Closed: 7/17/2019 at 2:22 p.m.
Reopened: 7/18/19 at 2:00 p.m.

Lakebay Marina
15 Lorenz Rd., Lakebay
2-year inspection history
Reason for closure: Tagged no-occupancy by Pierce County.
Closed: 7/3/2019 at 10:14 a.m.
Reopened: 7/17/2019 at 9:32 a.m.

Mexico Magico
1128 Broadway, Tacoma
2-year inspection history.
Reason for closure: Repeated critical violations.
Closed: 7/15/2019 at 2:16 p.m.
Reopened: 7/16/2019 at 2:24 p.m.

Sushido
1620 S. Mildred St. Unit 1, Tacoma
2-year inspection history
Reason for closure: 
Refrigeration is not working.
Closed: 
7/15/2019 at 11:33 a.m. 
Reopened: 7/16/2019 at 9:22 a.m.

Marozo Lounge
508 Garfield St. S., Tacoma
2-year inspection history.
Reason for closure: Refrigeration is not working.
Closed: 7/12/2019 at 9:15 p.m.
Reopened: 7/13/2019 at 8:15 p.m.