Jackson County health inspectors evaluated 91 restaurants in December. A portion of scores appear weekly in the Mail Tribune.

The following restaurants received passing scores of 70 points or higher:

-- Los Arcos Taqueria Restaurant, Medford -- 84;

-- McKee Bridge Restaurant & Store, Jacksonville -- 79;

-- Mellelo Coffee Roasters, Lear Way, Medford -- 90;

-- Mihama Teriyaki Grill, Ashland -- 94;

-- Monet, Ashland -- 94;

-- Morning Glory, Ashland -- 83;

-- Noho's Hawaiian Cafe, Medford -- 79;

-- Noho's Hawaiian Cafe To Go, Central Point -- 91;

-- Northwest Pizza & Pasta Co., Ashland -- 80;

-- Oregon Mountain Coffee Co., Medford -- 90;

-- Outback Steakhouse, Medford -- 89;

-- Papa John's Pizza, Biddle Road, Medford -- 97;

-- Papa John's Pizza, West Main Street, Medford -- 92;

-- Peerless Restaurant, Ashland -- 91;

-- Pinehurst Inn Restaurant, Ashland -- 94;

-- Pioneer Cafe & Lounge, Central Point -- 90;

-- Quizno's, Ashland -- 93;

-- Rack 'Em, Medford -- 97;

-- Rogue Regency Inn, Medford -- 94;

-- Rogue Valley Medical Center Food Service Department (basement floor), Medford -- 99.

Inspectors subtract points for critical violations, which include: foods held at improper temperatures, improperly cooled or reheated; not properly protected from contamination, from unapproved origins, unsafe, adulterated or not honestly presented; not date-marked or discarded upon expiration; raw animal foods improperly cooked; presence of rodents or insects; inadequate personal hygiene; failure to clean and sanitize food equipment; lack of an approved water system; toxic chemicals or cleansers not properly stored, used or labeled.

Restaurant scores are posted at www.jacksoncounty.org and www.mailtribune.com online.

Inspection files are open to the public at the division of environmental health, Jackson County Health and Human Services, 1005 E. Main St., Medford.