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.
October 2020 inspections noted:
American Legion, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road, two core violations: interior upper edge of bulk ice machine not clean; base coving in dish room/kitchen coming loose from wall.
Belair Elementary School, 701 Belair Drive, one core violation: loose floor tile (water underneath), floor tile missing at walk-in cooler entrance, caulking missing at walk-in cooler/freezer entrance.
Cedar Hill Elementary School, 1510 Vieth Drive, one core violation: boxes of single-service items stored directly on vestibule floor (corrected on site).
East Elementary School, 1229 E. McCarty St., no violations.
Lewis and Clark Middle School, 325 Lewis and Clark Drive, one core violation: overstocked, some boxes of single-service articles on basement floor during storage.
Southwest Elementary School, 812 St. Mary’s Blvd., no violations.
Thorpe Gordon Elementary School, 1101 Jackson St., no violations.
West Elementary School, 100 Dix Road, no violations.
Towne Grill, 315 Jefferson St., no violations.
Casey’s General Store, two priority violations: items in cold holding unit not at proper temperature; items in grab-and-go case not at proper temperature — and three core violations: improper method of thawing items; debris on walls in food prep area; no lidded trash can in restroom.
• Follow-up inspection — no violations.
Dollar Stores Inc. No. 558, 3535 Missouri Blvd. Suite 127, no violations.
Sapphire’s, 422 Monroe St., two core violations: grease residue accumulation above fryers between hood and wall; hand soap not present at bar hand sink.
Ecco Lounge, 703 Jefferson St., five core violations: employee restroom downstairs has inadequate hot water to hand-wash sink; slicer guards soiled with food residue; metal flooring in keg walk-in cooler has holes present; light fixture downstairs near meat-cutting missing light shields; wall by meat-cutting downstairs needs surface sealing.
Gerbes West Deli Department, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: debris on floor behind equipment.
Lion No. 11, 718 W. Stadium Blvd., no violations.
Love Sushi, 2201 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: debris on shelf holding cooking equipment; items stored on floor in storage; no hand sign in women’s restroom.
Menards Home Improvement, 810 Stonecreek Drive, no violations.
Oscar’s Classic Diner, 2118 Schotthill Woods Drive, one core violation: water heater down, non-functional.
• Follow-up inspection — no violations.
Ria’s, 3550 W. Edgewood Drive, three core violations: coved base tile missing in various locations within kitchen/dish station; cold water faucet handle leaks at bar hand sink, dish station hand sink faucet handles leak; ice maker bin interior soiled.
Subway, 114 E. High St., one core violation: debris on floor in walk-in freezer (corrected on site).
Walgreens No. 12749, one priority violation: several baby foods out of date (corrected on site) — and one core violation: men’s restroom ceiling shows signs of water damage, ceiling air vent grids soiled with dust in both restrooms.
Zesto Drive-In South, 1730 Jefferson St., one core violation: dust accumulation on vent cover/wall surface.
Gerbes West Bakery Department, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., no violations.
Gerbes West Meat Department, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., two core violations: debris in open display case; torn seal on walk-in cooler door.
Hy-Vee Food Store — Bakery, 3721 W. Truman Blvd., three core violations: flooring needs repair in certain areas; debris on floor; debris in reach-in cooler case.
Cole County Farmers Market, 3600 Country Club Drive, no violations.
Mochas, 422 Monroe St., no violations.
Subway Sandwich Shop, 1850 Route C Suite D, one core violation: utensil in storage had food debris present (corrected on site).
Little Explorers Discovery Center, 1002 Myrtle Ave., one core violation: ice maker bin interior soiled (corrected on site).
Sam’s Club No. 6505 — Meat, 849 Stoneridge Parkway, no violations.
Jamaican Jerk Hut Restaurant, 112 E. Dunklin St., no violations.
Backyard Butchers, 3600 Country Club Drive, no violations.