Restaurant Inspections

Jackson County health inspectors evaluated 128 restaurants in October. One restaurant failed its semiannual inspection, and 58 received perfect scores of 100. All scores are published in weekly portions in the Mail Tribune.

Organic Natural Cafe, Medford, failed its Oct. 21 semiannual inspection, scoring 61 points.

Violations of priority and priority foundation items included: "Gypsy soup" and egg salad in service nearly a week past the deadline for use; an employee tieing her apron, touching her hat and handling dirty dishes then preparing food without hand-washing; cut lettuce maintained at an improper temperature; improper formula of sanitizing solution in use; employees unable to locate test kit for sanitizer in the dish machine; sinks for hand-washing blocked by mop heads and pitchers of water; and inability to measure food temperatures because restaurant's digital device was broken. Health inspectors also noted an employee's failure to restrain long hair while working.

After posting a sticker at its entrance indicating failure to comply, the restaurant passed a reinspection Oct. 29, although inspectors observed the repeat violation of ready-to-eat food in service for more than one week.

The following restaurants received perfect scores of 100:

Abby's Pizza Inn, South Riverside Avenue, Medford;

Arby's No. 8202, Medford;

Artisan Bakery Cafe, Medford;

Ashland Gourmet Catering, Ashland;

Bambu, Medford;

The Beanery, Ashland;

Cafe Bella Mondo, Medford;

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Medford;

Coquina, Ashland;

Dairy Queen, Morrow Road and West Main Street, Medford;

Debby's Diner, Medford;

Dolly Varden's Cafe, Medford;

D's Cookin Tonight, Medford;

Flywheel Bicycle Solutions, Talent;

Gold Hill Pharmacy, Gold Hill;

Harry & David Field, Medford;

Hematology Oncology Associates Properties, Medford.

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