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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:

Bean Tree
745 River Rd, Puyallup
Reason for closure: Inadequate refrigeration.
2-year inspection history
Closed: 5/24/2019 at 9:37 a.m.

76
5555 Soundview Dr., Gig Harbor
Reason for closure: Closed/required to remove items requiring a permit due to selling open food and food requiring temperature control without a permit.
Closed: 4/17/2019 at 11:01 a.m.

No Limit Nutrition
11715 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood
Reason for closure: Operating without a valid food establishment permit.
Closed: 4/16/19 at 10:36 a.m.

Smoke & Minimart
Refrigerated and frozen food section.
9618 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma
Reason for closure: Operating without a permit.
Closed: 4/1/2019 at 2:16 p.m.

Purdy's
10141 224th St E, Graham
Reason for closure: Operating without a valid food establishment permit.
Closed: 3/21/2019 at 9:07 a.m.

La Ilucion Al  Carbon
5013 S. 56th St., Suite D
Reason for closure: Operating without a valid permit. The bar and additional seats in Suite D must complete the plan review process and pass a preopen inspection before it can open. See "food establishments reopened" below for details on Suite C.  
Closed: 3/6/2019 at 3:38 p.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 seven days after reopening.

Herfy's Burger Teriyaki
15619 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma
2-year inspection history
Reason for closure: Inadequate refrigeration.
Closed: 5/22/2019 at 3:31 p.m.
Reopened: 5/24/2019 at 8:46 a.m.

Mod Pizza
10301 156th St E, Puyallup
2-year inspection history
Reason for closure: Sewage backup.
Closed: 5/21/2019 at 12:30 p.m.
Reopened: 5/21/2019 at 1:46 p.m.

Sake Sushi and Grill
5738 N 26th St, Tacoma
2-year inspection history
Reason for closure: Lack of hot water at the only handwash sink in the kitchen.
Closed: 5/17/2019 at 1:38 p.m.
Reopened: 5/17/2019 at 3:335 p.m.