Food Inspections

Food Establishments With Violations: Red/Blue/Total

Los Costenos, Chehalis 20/0/20

A very large bowl with about 4 inches of cooled beans was being held in the commissary refrigerator at 38 degrees F. Temp was fine, but cooling has not been approved and method of cooling was unknown. Please do not serve these to the public unless this information is provided to the health department and approved. Please do not cool any hot potentially hazardous foods until approved. 

Potentially hazardous foods were cold holding between 43 degrees to 55 degrees F and must be kept at 41 degrees F or below at all times. These were either transferred to cool or discarded based on time and temperature. PHF in the prep cooler were overstocked. Please measure temperatures more frequently and lower volumes of foods. This was discussed previously. (10 Red)

Trailer and adjacent commissary storage room must be better cleaned and organized. Right now there just isn’t enough space to store food, clean dishes and wash produce easily. Please send pictures within one wee.. 

There was initially no hot water at the hand sink and there was a pan of radishes in the hand sink. This was corrected. (10 Red)


El Amigo (stationary, mobile), Centralia 10/0/10

There was no hot water for hand washing and a large tun was blocking the garbage can. The hand sink must always be completely clear, accessible and fully stocked with hot water (100 to 120 degrees F), soap and paper towels at all times. Breaker for hot water heater was flipped and has now been corrected. Owners plan to install a larger water heater. (10 Red)

Due to third violation in two years for problems with hand washing facilities, a plan of correction, along with a $250 fee is due within 10 days. 

Inspected Feb. 6


Lewis County Coffee Company, Chehalis  10/0/10

There were no paper towels at hand sink in the bathroom. Hand sink must be fully stocked with hot water, soap and paper towels at all times. This was corrected. (10 Red)

One food worker card was from an unapproved website. Please correct within one week.

Inspected Feb. 6


Tacos el Rey, Centralia  20/5/25

Hand wash sink was blocked by a large box and two buckets. Hand wash sink must always be clear, easily accessible and fully stocked with soap, paper towels and hot water. This was corrected. (10 Red)

Lettuce was being washed in the three-compartment sink while produce sink was full of clean pots and pans. Lettuce must be rewashed in cleaned and sanitized produce sink. (10 Red)

There was no sanitizer in bleach bucket. This was corrected. (5 Blue)

Regarding complaint of moldy pop machine, I did not observe any mold. The drip tray finish is worn, but not dirty or moldy. The ice dispensing chute was a bit dirty and was cleaned with a sanitizing cloth. 

Please clean kitchen and remove items that don’t need to be there, as space is very limited. Please provide a food prep table. 

Inspected Feb. 6


Perfect Scores:

Jones Creek Brewing, Jan. 31

Infantino’s II, Centralia, Feb. 4

Papa Murphy’s, Centralia, Feb. 4

Maverick’s Pizza, Centralia, Feb. 6

Hebrews Coffee, Centralia, Feb. 9



Editor’s note:These figures are derived from inspections conducted by the Lewis County Public Health Department’s Food Safety Program.

Red violations are those most likely to cause foodborne illness and must be corrected at the time of inspection. 

Blue violations relate to overall cleanliness and operational conditions and must be corrected by established deadlines or by the next routine inspection.

Any establishment receiving 40 red points or any red point item repeated within an 18 month period is considered a high risk and must be reinspected. 

An establishment that receives 75 red points or 100 total points (red and blue) on a routine inspection or 40 red points on a repeat inspection will have their food establishment permit suspended.

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