Jackson County health inspectors evaluated 131 restaurants in March, all of which passed their semiannual inspections. All scores are published in weekly portions in the Mail Tribune.
The following restaurants received passing scores of 70 points or higher:
- Joe's Sports Bar & Grill, Medford — 95;
- Los Arcos Taqueria, Medford — 94;
- Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Ashland — 92;
- New Chan's Palace, Eagle Point — 97;
- Oregon Shakespeare Festival membership lounge, Ashland — 95;
- Organic Natural Cafe, Medford — 90;
- Pilot Travel Center No. 391, Central Point — 94;
- The Pita Pit, Medford — 95;
- Punky's Diner and Pies, Medford — 95;
- Rogue River Sandwich Shop, Rogue River — 97;
- Roundtable Tea Co., Medford — 97;
- Sansei, Rogue Valley Mall, Medford — 92;
- Shady Cove Subway, Shady Cove — 97;
- Squeeze Inn Sandwich Shop, Medford — 95;
- Star Sushi 2, Medford — 87;
- Subway No. 2928, White City — 97;
- Subway Sandwiches No. 21610, North Delta Waters Road, Medford — 92;
- Tarasco Mexican Restaurant, Rogue River — 90;
- Thai House Restaurant, Jacksonville — 95;
- Thai Pepper, Ashland — 94;
- Umi Sushi 1, Jacksonville — 97;
- Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Medford — 92;
- Willie's Tavern Inc., Eagle Point — 97;
- Yo Twist, Central Point — 97;
- Yogurt Hut, Center Drive, Medford — 97;
- Zen Zen Sushi Teriyaki, Central Point — 86.
Inspectors subtract points for violations of "priority" and "priority foundation" items, which include: foods maintained 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/dining.
Inspection files are open to the public at the division of environmental public health, Jackson County Health and Human Services, 1005 E. Main St., Medford.