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Jefferson City restaurant inspections

by Cameron Gerber | March 19, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Jefferson City's food code requires food-service establishments to be inspected at least once every six months. (News Tribune file photo)

Jefferson City's food code requires food-service establishments to be inspected at least once every six months.

Priority violations are items, if in noncompliance, that are more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness or an environmental hazard. Some examples of priority hazards include: improper holding temperatures of foods, inadequate cooking of food items, poor personal hygiene and contaminated equipment.

Examples of core items include: cleaning and maintenance of floors, walls and ceilings; open waste receptacles; unshielded light bulbs in food-preparation areas; and missing thermometers in refrigerator units for monitoring temperature.

The food code typically requires establishments to correct priority violations at the time of inspection when possible or within a longer time frame not to exceed 10 days agreed upon with the regulatory authority. Establishments are required to correct core violations by a date agreed to with the regulatory authority not to exceed 90 days from the time of inspection.

February 2023 inspection violations reported were:

Tolson Drug food snack bar, 226 E. High St., two priority violations: Foods not held at low enough temperature, insufficient sanitizer.

Break Time, 1200 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris in equipment (corrected on site).

Break Time, 326 Ellis Blvd., two core violations: contact information for supplied donuts need to be provided, written discard time for roller grill items needed.

Dollar General, 1414 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris in reach-in cooler.

Firehouse Subs, 2103 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: hand sinks, ceiling and wall panel need securing. One priority violation: sliced meats on meat table above required temperature (corrected on site).

Revel Catering and Event Center, 102 E. High St., one core violation: outer surfaces of mixer and slicer needed cleaning (corrected on site).

Madison's Cafe, 216 Madison St., one core violation: open ceiling panels and bags on basement floor. One priority violation: pasta coolers above recommended temperature.

Mel's Country Cafe, 2421 Industrial Dr. X, three core violations: residue in walk-in cooler shelving, foods in servers pie cooler above recommended temperature (corrected on site), ice bag set on floor (corrected on site).

Red Lobster, 3519 Country Club Dr., one core violation: debris inside cold holding units.

Schnucks Deli, 1801 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: food debris throughout food prep area, food debris on the walls, food debris on can rack.

232, 232 E. High St., two core violations: bar walk-in cooler and fan shrouds need cleaning, employee restroom hand sink and trash cans in disrepair.

Taco Bell, 2605 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris in food prep area.

Schultes Fresh Foods-Deli, 1904 Southwest Blvd., two priority violations: hose lacking bib vacuum breaker, hot case chicken not held at proper temperature (corrected on site). Two core violations: salads lack full ingredients list, ceiling tiles loose.

Schultes Fresh Foods-Bakery, 1904 Southwest Blvd., two core violations: floor in disrepair, triple sink didn't have proper sanitization.

Schultes Fresh Foods-Produce, 1904 Southwest Blvd., triple sink leaking, cut board needs cleaning.

Gerbes Seafood, 2101 Schothill Woods Dr., one core violation: no paper towels available at seafood hand wash sink.

HyVee Grocery Store-Meat, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: debris present on equipment.

HyVee Grocery Store-Chinese Deli, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: floors in disrepair at the fryers.

HyVee Grocery Store-Italian Deli, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., two priority violations: item dates not properly labeled, items not stored correctly in make labels.

AFC, 1801 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: hand sink hot water below minimum temperature, three compartment sink not holding right temperature, hot water not at correct temperature throughout facility.

Chick-Fil-A, 3407 Missouri Blvd., five core violations: debris on floors, food not properly thawed, food dispenser and mixer dirty, debris on floor drains, debris on equipment.

Starbucks, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: countertop maintenance needed.

Sam's Club, 849 Stoneridge Pkwy., storage area items not elevated.

Edge Express, 2727 W. Edgewood Dr., one core violation: single-service cups stored improperly on the floor.

Smoothie King, 2208 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: Non-food contact surface had debris present. One priority violation: food not stored at proper temperature.

Pita Pit, 2727 W. Edgewood Dr., one core violation: hand sink loose from wall.

Sodexo at SSM Health, 2505 Mission Dr., one core violation: maintenance needed in the grill area.

Popeye's Louisiana Chicken, 2102 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: debris on restroom floors, equipment in disrepair, torn gaskets on coolers. One priority violation: hot-holding item at improper temperature.

Theo's Midtown, 620 W. McCarty St., one priority violation: meat sauce below required temperature (corrected on site). One core violation: employee restroom sink not working properly.

Smallcakes, 905 Eastland Dr., one core violation: utensils in disrepair.

Mod Pizza, 1709 Missouri Blvd., two core violations: food prep areas need maintenance, gaskets torn in reach-in coolers. One priority violation: items not labeled in cooler.

Jack Flash Convenience, 910 S. Country Club Dr., five core violations: open ceiling tile, food boxes stored on floor, dirty machinery, ceiling dirty, floors need cleaning.

High Rise Bakery, 118 E. High St., three core violations: food debris on equipment, utensils in disrepair, single-serve items not properly stored.

Auntie Anne's, 3600 Country Club Dr., two core violations: lights out in cooler and water heater broken, undercounted fridge not running at low enough temperature. One priority violation: foods in fridge above recommended temperature.

Great American Cookie/Marble Slab Creamery, 3600 Country Club Dr., three core violations: roll out rack and walk-in cooler shelves need cleaning, no paper towels or trash can at hand sinks, toppings lids need cleaning before storage.

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