Jackson County health inspectors evaluated 111 restaurants in August. All restaurants passed their semiannual inspections. Scores are reported in the Mail Tribune, with a portion published weekly.
The following restaurants received passing scores of 70 points or higher:
- Burger King, South Riverside Avenue, Medford — 97;
- Caldera Tap House, Ashland — 95;
- The Chicken Runner, Medford — 84;
- City Grinders, White City — 95;
- Cookie Connection, Rogue Valley Mall, Medford — 95;
- Creekside Pizza Bistro, Ashland — 92;
- Cucina Biazzi, Ashland — 98;
- Depot Street Burger & Malt Shop, Rogue River — 97;
- Donut Den, Medford — 95;
- Eagle Point Food & Friends Meals, Eagle Point — 95;
- Eve's Garden Cafe and Tea Room, Applegate — 98;
- Extreme Juice, Poplar Square, Medford — 90;
- Flamingo's Sandwiches, Roberts Road, Medford — 89;
- Gogi's Restaurant, Jacksonville — 96;
- Golden Phoenix, Phoenix — 81;
- Grand Central Bagel, Medford — 82;
- The Great American Pizza Co., Ashland — 87;
- Howard Johnson, Medford — 89;
- The Human Bean, White City — 89;
- Il Giardino Cucina Italiana, Ashland — 98;
- India's Kitchen, Medford — 93;
- Jack in the Box No. 7102, North Pacific Highway, Medford — 96;
- Jackson Creek Pizza Co., Jacksonville Highway, Medford — 98;
- Jacksonville Tavern, Jacksonville — 98;
- Java Junction, Medford — 95;
- Juan's El Caporal, Eagle Point — 89;
- Laurel Hills Golf Course, Central Point — 93.
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 online at www.jacksoncounty.org and www.mailtribune.com.
Inspection files are open to the public at the division of environmental health, Jackson County Health and Human Services, 1005 E. Main St., Medford.