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Bellevue smoothie vendor shut down by county health inspectors


The King County Health Department stopped Physique Kitchen from making smoothies at David Barton Gym in Bellevue on Wednesday, August 10. According to a health department document, a food inspector was acting on a tip when she shut down the smoothie operation for operating without a valid permit. She also found water dripping from the ceiling.

A news release about the closure was sent by Public Health – Seattle and King County on Thursday, August 11.

Physique Kitchen also sells pre-packaged food at the gym and the Health Department says those sales are legal because the food is made at a licensed facility.

“The David Barton Gym has no food establishment permit at all; food deliveries from a licensed caterer are made per individual customer orders,” Public Health spokeswoman Hilary Karasz said in an e-mail Tuesday. “So the smoothie bar was closed, but food deliveries from the licensed caterer to customers was allowed to continue because they are properly permitted – they operate out of a separate, permitted commissary facility.”

Physique Kitchen provides a variety of healthy meals for specific physique goals, according to the kitchen website.

“We believe that nutrition is the foundation of health and that eating well doesn’t need to be a sacrifice,” the website reads. “We also believe that 80% of your Physique goals are acquired through proper nutrition, portioning, and meal timing.”

Follow this link to see Physique Kitchen’s website.

To find out more information of King County local closings, click here.



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