Char's Thai, 5039 E. Fifth Street - photo courtesy of Google earth

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In April

History: Since 2000, the restaurant has almost exclusively received inspection ratings of good and excellent, though it failed an inspection in 2010 and got a needs improvement in 2002.

What the inspector saw: The inspector observed seven priority violations, including an employee washing their hands with gloves on, another handling raw chicken and then handling clean dishes without washing their hands, no hot water in the only hand sink, and meat thawed in a three-compartment cleaning sink without running water.

Follow-up: The restaurant passed an April 14 follow-up inspection.

Response: Owner Ann Yohn said that since the inspection a number of her employees have taken the county’s food safety class and that all of the “problems have been corrected.”

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