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Food establishment closures in King County

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Public Health lists the reason the establishment was closed, whether it has been reopened, and the date it reopened. Reasons for closing a food establishment can vary and include such issues as failure to follow the permit process and unsafe food handling.

Closure information remains online for a period of 7 days after establishment is reopened.

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Harbor City Restaurant - Seattle, 9/3/15

707 S. King St., Seattle 98104

  • Closed: Sept. 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous foods
    • Foods not protected from cross contamination
    • Poor personal hygiene practices - improper handwashing and bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods
    • Equipment/utensils not properly sanitized
    • Failure to correct repeated violations
  • Status: Reopened Sept. 4, 2015 at 11:30 am
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Eastside Commercial Kitchen - Bellevue, 8/27/15

12890 NE 15th Pl, Bellevue 98005

  • Closed: Ordered not to operate under cease and desist order from the Health Officer on August 27, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, cold holding
    • Inadequate facilities to properly wash and sanitize equipment
    • Continued operation of the facility constitutes an imminent health hazard
    • Ongoing investigation of possible foodborne illness outbreak
  • Status:
    This facility is a commissary kitchen utilized by food vendors permitted by Public Health. All of the food vendors currently known to Public Health that use Eastside Commercial Kitchen have been told to cease using this facility. Public Health is aiding the food vendors impacted by the commissary closure to identify new commissaries and resume operations with as little delay as possible. The vendors include Mo’ Pockets, Cheweya, La Riviera, Buns, Panchitos, Kalinka, and Jai Balaji. Kukai Ramen uses this commissary but also has its own stand-alone restaurant. Public Health is working with Kukai Ramen to assure that no food prepared in the commissary is served at their restaurants. Los Chilangos also uses Eastside Commercial kitchen. Los Chilangos' permit has been suspended due to other concerns; see closure information above. Simply Delicious is a wholesale operation that uses the commissary, but is operating without a required permit from Washington State Department of Agriculture.
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Golden Daisy - Seattle, 8/27/15

13028 Interurban Ave S, Seattle 98168

  • Closed: August 27, 2015 at 10:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Improper handwashing
    • Barehand contact with ready to eat foods
    • Improper cleaning and sanitizing of contact surfaces
    • Continued operation of the facility constitutes an imminent health hazard
    • Ongoing investigation of possible foodborne illness outbreak
  • Status: Reopened Sept. 2, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Tukwila Deli - Tukwila, 8/25/15

13028 Interurban Ave S, Seattle 98168

  • Closed: August 25, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, cold holding
    • Failure to correct repeated violations
  • Status: Reopened August 27, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Los Chilangos - Bellevue and various locations, 8/21/15

Bellevue and various locations

  • Closed: August 21, 2015 at 9:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous foods
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, cold holding
    • Foods not protected from cross contamination
    • Continued operation of the facility constitutes an imminent health hazard
    • Ongoing investigation of possible foodborne illness outbreak
  • Status: Reopened Sept. 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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Vegan Haven - Seattle, 8/17/15

5270 University Way, Seattle 98105

  • Closed: August 17, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • Operations, facilities, equipment failing to comply with the King County Food Code
  • Status: Closed
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Mobile Lechon - Kent, 8/13/15

25436 111th Ave SE Kent 98030

  • Closed: August 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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King's Barbeque House - Seattle, 7/30/15

303 12th Ave S, Seattle 98144

  • Closed: July 30, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, hot holding
    • Poor personal hygiene practices: hand washing
    • Equipment/utensils not properly sanitized
    • Hot holding meat at improper temperatures; unable to verify procedures for time as a control
  • Status: Closed
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Mejora Tu Vida - Burien, 7/20/15

13607 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien 98166

  • Closed: July 20, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed
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Club Salud Y Bienestar - Burien, 7/20/15

13260 1st Ave S, Burien 98168

  • Closed: July 20, 2015 at 10:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed
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Club Vida Saludable - Seattle, 4/13/15 and 7/16/15

12009 Des Moines Memorial Drive, Burien 98168

  • Closed: April 13, 2015 at 10:30 am and July 16, 2015 at 11:30 am*
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed -- *The establishment was found to be operating on July 16, 2015 while still officially closed by Public Health on April 13th. The person in charge of the establishment has not yet satisfied the requirements to get a valid food business permit.
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Collins Family Farms - Seattle, 7/09/15

Lake City Farmers Market, NE 125th and 28th Ave NE, Seattle 98125

  • Closed: July 9, 2015
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no hand washing facilities available
  • Status: Partially closed - only the product sampling activity. The establishment is allowed to continue selling other products.
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Hawaiian Donut - Burien, 7/02/15

Burien Farmers Market, 427 SW 152nd St, Burien 98166

  • Closed: July 2, 2015
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no hand washing facilities available
  • Status: Closed
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La Carreta - Burien, 6/29/15

1283 Ambaum Blvd. S, Burien 98146

  • Closed: June 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no working refrigeration equipment
  • Status: Closed
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Unpermitted tamale vendor - Renton, 6/23/15

Found to be operating at a private residence near the cross streets of N. 3rd St and Garden Ave. N., Renton 98057

  • Closed: June 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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West Seattle Brewing Co. - Seattle, 6/22/15

4415 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle 98126

  • Closed: June 22, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Strawberry Moon - Seattle, 6/11/15

222 Mercer St, Seattle 98109

  • Closed: June 11, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit.
  • Status: Closed
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Daaz on the Go (mobile food truck) - Seattle, 6/11/15

Corner of Fairview Ave N and Harrison St, Seattle 98109

  • Closed: June 11, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit.
  • Status: Closed
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Redmond Inn - Redmond, 6/3/15

17601 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052

  • Closed: June 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit.
  • Status: Partially closed -- Only the food service portion of the hotel is closed.
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Abu-Bakr Mall - Tukwila, 5/20/15

14121 Tukwila International Blvd., Tukwila 98168

  • Closed: May 20, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Curbside - Seattle, 5/20/15

Mobile food establishment operating at 3 W. Nickerson, Seattle 98119

  • Closed: May 20, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food
    • Foods not protected from cross-contamination
    • Poor personal hygiene practices: hand washing
  • Status: Closed
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Boulevard Liquor - Burien, 4/30/15

11847 S 120th St, Burien, WA 98168

  • Closed: April 30, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit.
  • Status: Partially closed -- The establishment was selling potentially hazardous foods without a food business permit so this activity has been closed until they get a permit to continue. They may continue to sell commercially pre-packaged and non-potentially hazardous food items that are exempt from the food code.
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Great Northwest Soup Co. - Commissary - Seattle, 4/1/15

3218 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle 98102

  • Closed: April 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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DA Relm - Seattle, 3/27/15

83 Yesler Way, Seattle 98104

  • Closed: March 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Deez Dogz dba Creole Cafe - Seattle, 3/14/15

Occidental Park, Pioneer Square District, Seattle

  • Closed: March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Lupita Santacruz - Federal Way, 1/26/15

27217 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way 98003

  • Closed: January 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Updated 1/27/15: The Public Health food inspector confirms that this establishment has successfully obtained a wholesale license from the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) which allows them to continue selling non-potentially hazardous, commercially packaged foods that are exempt from permit in the Retail Food Code. The facility is still closed for any retail food preparation or sales for foods that are subject to plan review and permit by the Retail Food Code.
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Unpermitted tamale vendor - Renton, 1/22/15

Roadside near SR 900 and 148th Ave SE, Renton

  • Closed: January 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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EJ's Custom Catering - East King County, 3/13/12 and 1/9/15

Various catered locations in East King County

  • Closed: March 13, 2012 and January 9, 2015
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Unnamed illegal roadside food business - Renton, 12/19/14

Found operating off State Route 900 and 148th Ave SE, Renton 98059
*Note: No actual name of the business was displayed.

  • Closed: December 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm
  • Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

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Have a question? Call the Food Protection office at 206-263-9566.

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