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ESSENCE OF CHINA

1727 WILLAMETTE FALLS DR
WEST LINN, OR 97068
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Restaurant inspection details

To view the specific food sanitation rules cited, visit Food Sanitation Rules - Tools for Operators.

04/04/2016

04/04/2016 Semi-Annual
Score: 83

Violations Point deductions
2-401.11 - SAW TWO EMPLOYEES EATING ON THE LARGE STAINLESS STEEL TABLE IN THE BACK WITH CLEAN DISHES ON THE SHELF BELOW. LADY HERE HAD A DRINK CONTAINER WITH A LID AND A HANDLED CUP BELOW. HOWEVER, THE LID REQUIRES THAT IT BE REMOVED TO DRINK FROM THE CONTAINER WHICH IS WHAT SHE WAS SHE WAS DOING. EMPLOYEE LATER STARTED CRACKING EGGS ON THIS PREP TABLE INTO A CONTAINER. 3
4-302.12 - OPERATOR COOKS SMALL PIECES OF MEAT, BUT IS LACKING A PROBE THERMOMETER, AND IS LACKING A DIGITAL NEEDLE PROBE THERMOMETER. 3
4-101.11(B)-(E) - OPERATOR IS USING NEWSPRINT TO LINE FOOD CONTAINERS IN THE COOKLINE AREA. USING CARDBOARD BOXES FOR NOODLES. 0
5-202.12(A) - THE RESTROOM FOR EMPLOYEES WAS LACKING HOT WATER - IT WAS TURNED OFF UNDERNEATH. 3
3-403.11 - COOKED PORK IN THE STEAM TABLE WAS HOLDING AT 111 F FOUND UPON FIRST ENTERING THE KITCHEN. 5
6-301.12 - MISSING PAPER TOWELS AT THE HAND SINK IN THE FAR CUSTOMER RESTROOM AND IN THE BACK KITCHEN AREA HAND SINK. 3
4-101.19 - THE DOOR FOR THE ICE MACHINE IS PARTICAL BOARD AND IS NOT EASILY CLEANABLE. 0
4-602.11(E) - THE SPLASH ZONES OF THE SLICER IN THE KITCHEN WERE SOILED. 0
6-202.11 - THE LIGHTS IN THE WALK-IN COOLER WERE NOT SHIELDED FROM BREAKAGE. 0
99O - 0
88H - 0

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12/01/2015

12/01/2015 Semi-Annual
Score: 97

Violations Point deductions
4-101.11(B)-(E) - Cardboard boxes used for holding noodles are not cleanable. 0
3-304.14 - A cleaning solution with both soap and bleach was in a 5-gallon pail. Need to also have a solution with only water and a sanitizer (such as plain chlorine bleach) at a concentration between 50 and 200 p.p.m. chlorine. 0
4-202.16 - The countertop to the right of the kitchen hand-wash sink has separated leaving a gap of up to 3/8 inch. 0
6-501.18 - The paper towel dispenser for the kitchen hand-wash sink is empty or not working. A roll of paper towels is kept on the counter but it is hard to use without touching the whole roll. 0
3-501.19(A)(B)(2)(C)(2,3) - Containers of breaded pork were at 56⁰F and a container of shredded cabbage was at 55⁰F. 3

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07/24/2015

07/24/2015 Re-inspection

Violations Point deductions
99E - Cook line refrigerator okay this date (38⁰F). 0

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06/18/2015

06/18/2015 Semi-Annual
Score: 92

Violations Point deductions
99O - Note: certificates may be obtained/renewed on-line at: www.orfoodhandlers.com 0
3-501.16 - Cut cabbage on vegetable table was at 60⁰F, breaded fried pork in containers on shelf (less than 2 hours). Raw chicken 59⁰F and raw beef 51 (in top of kitchen refrigerator 59⁰F) -- just put in had been prepared an hour earlier. Note: the inside of the kitchen cookline refrigerator was at 45⁰F. Other measured food holding temperatures okay.* 5
3-302.12 - There is a plastic container of salt (?) next to a container of pepper on the shelf above the sink in the middle room that does not have a label on it. Also, the outside of both containers are not clean. 0
3-305.11 - There were several uncovered trays of meats inside of the Kenmore upright freezer. 0
4-501.11 - The door gasket for the walk-in refrigerator is coming loose. 0
4-601.11(A) - The wire shelves inside of the kitchen cookline refrigerator have a build-up of food residue; the hood filters above the woks has an accumulation of grease. 3
6-201.11 - The floor covering is damage throughout the kitchen and dish-washing room. 0
99 - 0

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12/19/2014

12/19/2014 Re-inspection

No violation data was found for the date chosen.

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10/31/2014

10/31/2014 Semi-Annual
Score: 94

Violations Point deductions
3-501.19(A)(B)(2)(C)(2,3) - Shredded cabbage on the counter was 65⁰F. Raw pork (top of kitchen prep refrigerator) 46⁰F, breaded chicken 58⁰F, inside of unit 44⁰F. Other refrigerators okay.* 3
6-501.12 - There is grease and food particles below the grill and range inthe kitchen. The shelves on the cart in front of the grill/range are not clean. Also, the range hood has a grease build-up. 0
4-601.11(A) - The can opener blade is not clean. 3

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05/16/2014

05/16/2014 Re-inspection

Violations Point deductions
99E - Checked refrigerator this date. The inside air temperature was 40⁰F; chicken (in the top section) was at 45⁰F (just prepared within 1-2 hours). The top lid is being kept closed. 0

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05/01/2014

05/01/2014 Semi-Annual
Score: 95

Violations Point deductions
3-501.16 - Small boxes with fried meat were at 70F⁰, raw chicken & pork inside of top of chef's prep cooler were at 48F⁰, inside of cooler at 44F⁰ (open a lot during lunch prep); other measured temperatures okay.* 5
3-501.13 - Boxes of frozen chicken were thawing at room temperature on top of a chest freezer. 0
3-307.11 - Frozen meat in white Kenmore freezer needs to be kept covered. 0

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11/20/2013

11/20/2013 Semi-Annual
Score: 91

Violations Point deductions
4-601.11(A) - Cardboard boxes with fried foods inside are not clean and not cleanable. The can opener tip has an acumulation of food residue. 3
3-307.11 - The was a large container of rice that was not covered. Trays of raw frozen chicken and beef in the upright freezers were not covered. 0
4-601.11(B)(C) - Paint is peeling from the ceiling of the microwave oven. 0
4-501.11 - The walk-in refrigerator door gasket is damaged. 0
6-201.11 - The base of the wall and floors in some areas are damaged. 0
3-501.19(A)(B)(2)(C)(2,3) - Large quantities of perishable foods are left out during busy meal times. 6
3-304.13 - A cotton towel was used to cover a large container of fried chicken. 0

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05/22/2013

05/22/2013 Semi-Annual
Score: 89

Violations Point deductions
3-304.14 - There was no pail with sanitizing solution made up in the kitchen; wiping cloths were left on cutting boards. 0
4-602.12 - There is paint peeling off from the ceiling of the microwave refrigerator. 0
4-602.11(E) - The ceiling panel on the inside of the ice making machine has some black mildew-like spots. A stainless steel pan on the flour container has a build-up of flour on it. 0
6-201.11 - The floor in many areas in the back kitchen/dish-washing room is damaged--it is hard to clean. 0
6-301.12 - There were no paper towels near the sink used for hand-washing in the dish-washing room. 3
3-307.11 - There was a large container of rice that was not covered and the scoop handle was touching the product. There were take-out container trays directly below the paper towel dispenser at the front hand-wash sink. 0
4-101.11(A) - Cardboard boxes used to store fried food because they can not be washed, rinsed and sanitized between uses. 5
3-501.19(A)(B)(2)(C)(2,3) - There were perishable foods left out that will be used within four hours but were not marked with the time set out. 3

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11/28/2012

11/28/2012 Semi-Annual
Score: 95

Violations Point deductions
88G - Shredded cabbage was left out on the counter at room temperature. 0
4-602.11(E) - There are a few black mildew-like spots on the stainless steel ceiling panel in the ice maker machine. 0
3-501.16 - Fried rice was at 131⁰F at hot-holding table. Other measured food temperatures okay.* 5
3-307.11 - Flats of eggs were out on the work table, large amounts of fried meats were out. 0

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