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Food Establishment Closures

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When and why we close food establishments

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

Reasons for immediate closure of a food establishment:

  • Imminent health hazards.
    • Fire.
    • Flood.
    • Extended interruption of electrical or water service.
    • Sewage backup.
    • Misuse of poisonous or toxic chemicals.
    • Onset of an apparent foodborne disease outbreak.
    • Gross insanitary occurrence or condition.
    • Lack of refrigeration.
  • Other circumstances that might endanger public health.
    • Repeated high score on routine inspection (100 or more red points*).
    • Repeated occurrence of critical violation(s).
    • No operating permit. (The permit assures that they have met all of the structural and equipment requirements to support a menu).
    • The owner/manager interferes with the inspector's ability to do her/his duties.

     

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


Food establishments currently closed:

Closure information remains online for seven days after reopening.

None at this time.


Food establishments reopened:

Public health risk corrected.

El Toro
5716 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
2-year inspection history.
Reason for Closure: Facility has been closed due to an illness investigation.
Closed: January 8, 2018 at 12:49 p.m.
Reopened: January 9, 2018 at 10:56 a.m. Cleaning, sanitizing and other preventative measures have been completed.

El Toro
3820 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA
2-year inspection history.
Reason for Closure:  Facility has been closed due to an illness investigation.
Closed: January 10, 2018 at 12:26 p.m.
Reopened: January 11, 2018 at 10:49 a.m. Cleaning, sanitizing and other preventative measures have been completed.