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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.

King Buffet

20 SW 7th St, Renton

  • Closed: March 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, cold holding
    • Foods not protected from cross contamination
    • Poor personal hygiene practices - handwashing
    • Handwashing facilities inaccessible
    • Failure to correct repeated violations

  • Status: Reopened March 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Hot Dog King

400 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

  • Closed: February 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm

  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: No hot water

  • Status: Closed

Lupita Santacruz

27217 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way

  • 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.

Unpermitted tamale vendor

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

EJ's Custom Catering

Various catered locations in East King County

  • Closed: March 13, 2012 and January 9, 2015

  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit

  • Status: Closed

Unnamed illegal roadside food business

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 food business permit

  • Status: Closed

Contact us

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

  • To report possible food safety violations you've observed in a King County food establishment, please use our online complaint form.

  • To report possible food borne illnesses, follow these instructions.
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