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.
August 2023 violations noted were:
Sawadee Thai Cuisine, 103 E. High St., one priority violation: no sanitizer present in the dish machine.
BarWhiskey, 112 E. High St., one core violation: ice maker interior sides were dirty.
High Rise Bakery, 118 E. High St., one priority violation: no sanitizer for the dish machine. One core violation: debris present on equipment.
Break Time, 1200 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris in parts of the store.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1209 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: torn gaskets and debris present.
Yanis Coffee Zone, one priority violation: insufficient sanitizer in dish machine.
Nick's Family Restaurant, two core violations: hand wash soap absent from server station hand sink, food on wall by prep sink.
Schnucks Deli, 1801 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris build-up in bottom of hot dog holding units.
Knights of Columbus, two core violations: ice maker parts need cleaning, new flooring needs cleaning.
Schultes Deli, two priority violations: sanitizer insufficient at triple sink, meats and other items above recommended temperature. Three core violations: dirty floors by air dryer, sanitizer test kits needed, sandwich packages unlabeled.
Subway, 1922 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: food contact surface dirtied by debris.
ABC Preschool, 1950 Rolling Hills Road, one core violation: debris present in parts of food prep area.
BarVino, 204 E. High St., one priority violation: interior of ice maker dirtied.
Popeyes Chicken, 2102 Missouri Blvd., three priority violations: item in ice bath not at proper holding temperature, item in hot holding area not at proper temperature, loose hair observed in food stored in hot holding area. One core violation: single serving items not properly stored.
Papa John's Pizza, 2103 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris on equipment.
Boulevard Nutrition, 2111 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: improper storage of items.
St. Mary's Hospital, 2205 Mission Drive, one priority violation: items in cold holding unit not at proper temperature. One core violation: debris on equipment.
Smoothie King, 2208 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: items in cold holding unit not at proper temperature. One core violation: reach in cooler's gaskets torn.
232, 232 E. High St., one priority violation: no advisory for raw or undercooked foods. Two core violations: food contaminates possible in storeroom, kitchen equipment dirty.
The Munch Box, 2409 Usonia, no water available at sinks. One core violation: food products cooked outside of trailer without overhead protection.
Taco Bell, 2605 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: no paper towels at hand sink, debris present on self-service equipment, debris on the bottom of the reach-in freezer.
Red Lobster, 3519 S. Country Club Drive, one core violation: debris on the floors in certain areas of the facility. One core violation: reach-in cooler above proper temperature.
Longhorn Steakhouse, 3542 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: items in cold holding unit not at the proper temperature.
HyVee Meat Department, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: debris present in areas of the kitchen.
HyVee Italian Deli, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one priority violation: items in the warmer not at proper temperature.
HyVee Chinese Deli, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one priority violation: items in hot holding not at proper temperature. One core violation: debris on display shelf.
Walmart Supercenter Bakery, 401 Supercenter Drive, one core violation: food debris left on pans after washer.
Walmart Supercenter Deli, 401 Supercenter Drive, one core violation: poultry cart deteriorating.
Walmart Supercenter Meat Counter, 401 Supercenter Drive, one core violation: base panel loose and uncaulked under under triple sink.
Walmart Supercenter Produce, 401 Supercenter Drive, one core violation: light shield over stockroom broke.
Walmart Supercenter Grocery/Dairy, 401 Supercenter Drive, two core violations: wall cooler shelving dirty, dairy bunker not holding proper temperature.
Pizza Hut, 517 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: chemicals stored in the wrong area.
Big Whiskeys American Restaurant and Bar, one priority violation: slicer left with food on parts. Four core violations: pantry air duct hanging from open vent, gap present in side window by back door, cook line equipment and hood due for a cleaning, loose trash around premises.
Washington Park Ice Arena, 711 Kansas St., four core violations: chlorine test strips needed, nacho cheese dispenser running below recommended temperature, food thermometer needed, microwave needs cleaning.
The Office Bar, 900 W. McCarty St., one core violation: uncovered trash can in ladies restroom.
New China Restaurant, 905 Eastland Drive, two core violations: cloth towel not stored in sanitizer, grease and food accumulated on back corner walls.
Smallcakes, 905 Eastland Drive, one priority violation: reach-in cooler not at proper temperature.
Jack Flash -- Champ's Chicken, 910 S. Country Club Drive, one priority violation: insufficient sanitizer at dispenser. Four core violations: cook thermometer not in use, ceiling tile open over soda fountain, microwave and other equipment in need of cleaning, sanitizer test kit not in use.