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.
October 2023 violations cited were:
Casey's General Store, 102 Eastland Drive, one core violation: debris on equipment.
Thorpe Gordon Elementary, 1101 Jackson St., one priority violation: item in the hot holding area at improper temperature. One core violation: toilet facility not stocked.
Subway, 114 E. High St., one priority violation: items in cold storage not at proper temperature.
Arris' Pizza Palace, 117 W. High St., one priority violation: raw meats stored above ready-to-eat food products. Two core violations: cup used as an ice scoop, fruit flies around bar trash can.
East Elementary School, 1229 E. McCarty St., two priority violations: items on the serving line were at the wrong temperature, sanitizer water solution was at improper concentration.
El Jimador Mexican Restaurant, 1410 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: kitchen floor tile chipped.
China King 2, 1709 Missouri Blvd., four core violations: no sanitizer test strips used, no paper towels at the hand washing station, no lidded trashcan in the bathroom, maintenance required in the kitchen area.
7 Brew Coffee, 1807 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: maintenance needed in the kitchen area.
West Main Pizza, 1931 W. Main St., two core violations: debris present in the dishwashing area, and equipment in disrepair.
Oscar's, 2118 Schotthill Woods Road, one priority violation: chicken and ground beef drawers of lowboy above the recommended temperature. Two core violations: damaged wall panel in the back prep kitchen, grease dumpster area in need of cleaning.
Wing Stop, 2120 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: single-serve container stored improperly, debris present on food contact equipment, no soap present in the hand sink.
Love Sushi, 2201 Missouri Blvd., two priority violations: items in the prep area were not stored at the proper temperature, food items were stored beside the mop sink.
Bandana's BBQ, 2336 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: items in hot holding area not at proper temperature.
Capital City High School, 2500 Mission Drive, one core violation: maintenance needed in part of the kitchen.
Gerbes Bakery, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: debris in parts of the food prep area.
Taqueria el Tapatio, 3600 Country Club Drive, one priority violation: item in hot holding at the wrong temperature. One core violation: maintenance needed at the mop sink area.
HyVee Bakery, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one priority violation: items not elevated in the storage area.
El Espolon Mexican Restaurant, 450 Rock Hill Road, three core violations: dumpster lids fire-warped, door on keg cooler unstable, vegetable table thermostat defective. One priority violation: dishwasher not sanitizing when tested.
La Dona LLC, 510 Ellis Blvd., two priority violations: improper ware washing technique, and improper temperature in reach-in cooler.
Lion Petro, 718 W. Stadium Blvd., one core violation: maintenance needed in store.
Walmart Produce, 724 W. Stadium Blvd., one core violation: debris present in areas of storage and display.
Menards Home Improvement, 810 Stonecreek Drive, bottom of display cooler had residue accumulation.
Trinity Lutheran School, 812 Stadium Blvd., one priority violation: food contact surfaces not being sanitized properly.
Subway, 905 Eastland Drive, one core violation: debris on equipment.