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

Priority violations are items, if in non-compliance, that are more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness or an environmental health hazard. Some examples of priority items 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 refrigeration 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.

Inspections for April 2019 noted:

American Legion, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road, two core violations: debris buildup in interior of ovens; front surfaces of center island equipment (steam table, utensil storage table) have residue buildup.

Belair Elementary School, 701 Belair Drive, one core violation: floor tile in front of walk-in cooler missing; large gap between walk-in cooler and building wall.

Cedar Hill Elementary School, 1510 Vieth Drive, no violations.

East Elementary School, 1229 E. McCarty St., one core violation: gaskets torn on reach-in cooler.

Jefferson City High School, 609 Union St., one priority violation: commercial dishwasher not sanitizing dishes (corrected on site).

Lewis and Clark Middle School, 325 Lewis and Clark Drive, no violations.

Southwest Elementary School, 812 St. Marys Blvd., no violations.

Thorpe Gordon Elementary School, 1101 Jackson St., no violations.

West Elementary School, 100 Dix Road, no violations.

Immaculate Conception Elementary School, 1208 E. McCarty St., no violations.

Alexandro's Restaurant and TG's Lounge, 2125 Missouri Blvd., no violations.

Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers, 3536 Country Club Drive, no violations.

Arris Bistro & The Liquid Lounge, 409 W. Miller St., three core violations: food product boxes stored on floor in walk-in freezers; broken glass on floor of bar glass freezer; light bulb assembly not in socket of bar glass freezer.

Arris Pizza Palace, 117 E. High St., one priority violation: cleaners not stored properly in food service areas (corrected on site) — and three core violations: light covers missing over food preparation area; food product stored directly on cooler/freezer floor; debris buildup in interior of ice machine.

Bandana's Bar-B-Q, 2336 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: items did not have proper date label (corrected on site) — and two core violations: microwave had debris present; can opener had debris present.

Casey's General Store, 102 Eastland Drive, three priority violations: Food items stored on floor in cooler (corrected on site); ice cream machine had debris; items not date labeled — and three core violations: no paper towels present at hand sink (corrected on site); hood vents had debris present; crumb tray had debris present.

Convenient Food Mart, 426 Brooks St., four core violations: dust accumulation on shelving/counters in customer self- serve area; food debris accumulation on floor under ware washing sink and on walls/floors in food preparation area; debris on equipment/counter tops in food preparation area; interior microwave has food debris present.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc. No. 558, one priority violation: cooler not at proper temperature — and two core violations: debris on shelf; debris in reach-in cooler.

Ecco Lounge, 703 Jefferson St., three priority violations: fish in fish station above required 41 degrees F during cold holding (temporary correction on site); prime rib at 125 degrees F in alto sham cabinet (temporary correction on site); insufficient sanitizer in dish machine (temporary correction on site) — and three core violations: can opener and slicer frame soiled with residues; several meats in sandwich box above 41 degrees F during cold holding due to improper thawing at room temperature; floor under fryers and hood over breading station have residues present.

Follow-up inspection — two core violations: floor under fryers and hood over breading station have residues present; fish station cooler door gasket torn.

El Espolon Mexican Restaurant, 915 Eastlanad Drive, seven core violations: some kitchen wall tile missing; several kitchen ceiling tile grid panels missing; some kitchen ceiling lights have exposed bulbs, diffuser panels missing; employee restroom lacked paper towels, soap initially (corrected on site); employee restroom paper towel dispenser has broken front panel; employee restroom toilet tank lid missing tank cover/lid; public restroom toilet tank lid has broken corner.

El Espolon Mexican Restaurant, 450 Rock Hill Road, three priority violations: several spray bottles stored above food and with foam service items (corrected on site); several foods in meat table above 41 degrees F during storage/service (corrected on site); several open employee drink cups in various spots in kitchen and cooler (corrected on site) — and three core violations: meat table above 41 degrees F on temperature control dial; excess soils and debris in corner under ice maker and floor sinks; excess litter around Dumpster and downhill from site (corrected on site).

El Jimador Inc., 1410 Missouri Blvd., two core violations: lighting inadequate in bar and back storeroom (burned-out bulbs); need to clean walls and ceilings in outside shed and walk-in cooler of residues present.

Lion No. 11, 718 W. Stadium Blvd., two core violations: equipment had debris present; beverage machine had debris present.

O'Donoghue's Steaks & Seafood LLC, one core violation: interior microwave surface not in good repair.

Oscar's Classic Diner, 2118 Schotthill Woods Drive, one priority violation: insufficient sanitizer in dish machine (corrected on site) — and five core violations: cold plate salad cooler not functional; same salad cooler door gasket is torn; some parts of ice maker bin soiled and need further cleaning; outside Coke cooler at 52 degrees (corrected on site); sanitizer level inconsistent.

Follow-up inspection — one core violation: salad cooler door gasket torn.

Sno-Biz, 801 Missouri Blvd., no violations.

Subway, 114 E. High St., two priority violations: item on make table not held at the proper temperature (corrected on site); front hand sink not draining properly.

Turkey Creek Golf Center, 1616 Oil Well Road, one core violation: personal foods stored with snack bar foods (corrected on site).

Capital Bowl, 2017 Christy Drive, no violations.

Pretzel Maker, 3600 Country Club Drive, two core violations: equipment with debris present; no supplies present at hand sink.

Gerbes West Bakery Department, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., two core violations: debris in bottom of reach-in freezer; debris in bottom of open display case.

Jefferson City Country Club, S. Country Club Drive, one core violation: debris present on exterior top of commercial dishwasher and on floor underneath.

Jefferson City Country Club — The Grill, 516 S. Country Club Drive, no violations.

Hy-Vee Food Store — Bakery, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., one priority violation: items in cooler not date labeled (corrected on site) — and four core violations: dishwasher racks stored improperly (corrected on site); single-serve items stored improperly (corrected on site); debris on floor in freezer; debris on floor in food preparation area.

Capital Region Medical Center, 1125 Madison St., one core violation: foot pedal at dishwashing hand sink not working.

Subway Sandwich Shop, 1850 Route C, Suite D, two priority violations: cleaner stored with food item (corrected on site); food contact surface had debris present (corrected on site).

Samaritan Center, 1310 E. McCarty St., no violations.

Sam's Club No. 6505 — Meat, one core violation: trays under display racks have debris present.

Early Explorers Preschool LLC, 1735 Southwest Blvd., no violations.

Biggs Barbecue Company (Sweet Smoke BBQ), 127 E. High St., two priority violations: sanitizer strength insufficient in dish machine (corrected on site); improper storage of spray bottles on working surfaces (corrected on site) — and five core violations: slicer and food boxes in prohibited area (under sewer line) on second floor; kitchen soap and paper towel dispensers in poor repair at hand-wash sinks; lighting insufficient at kitchen entrance; ladies' restroom lacks covered trash receptacle; small tabletop can opener and edge of ice maker shatter plate have residues present (corrected on site).

La Chica Loca LLC, 619 E. Capitol Ave., three core violations: outer opening (door) of trailer needs screening, closed door or A/C running; sill plate needs to be tightened to floor and sealed; need to mount soap and paper towel dispensers to wall in kitchen.

Starbucks, 505 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: incorrect order of wash/rinse/sanitize in triple sink.

Cheerleader Pub & Grill, 1590 Jefferson St., two priority violations: food items stored on floor (corrected on site); can opener had debris present (corrected on site) — and five core violations: hand-wash sign not present at hand sink; no paper towel holder in bar area; no paper towel holder in server station; slicer had debris present; paper towels not present at hand sink (corrected on site).

Rhodes to Wiser Childcare Center LLC, 2002 E. McCarty St., no violations.