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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.

May 2021 inspections noted:

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2319 Missouri Blvd., two core violations: debris present under the make line and in the bottom of the make cooler; single serve cups were used as serving utensils on the make line.

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, 2108 Missouri Blvd., four core violations: floor drain had debris present; self-service area had debris present; gaskets in disrepair on the make cooler; and floors had debris present.

Arris Pizza Place, 117 W. High St., one core violation: light covers absent over lights in food prep area.

Break Time #3045, 1940 W. Main St., one core violation: equipment had debris present (corrected on site).

Towne Grill, 315 Jefferson St., no violations.

Chili's Grill & Bar, 3515 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: no sanitizer present in the dishwasher — and two core violations: no grout present around the floor tiles in the kitchen; soda dispenser and equipment had debris present.

China King, 3720 W. Truman Blvd. Suite A, one priority violation: personal medicines stored in the food prep area (need to be secured in an area away from the food prep) — and one core violation: debris present on the floor in the men's room.

Culver's Restaurant, 1920 Jefferson St., no violations.

Daisy Delight, 2715 E. McCarty St., no violations.

Dollar General Store #1433, 2114 Schotthill Woods Drive, no violations.

Capitol Plaza Hotel/Fountain Court Lounge, 415 W. McCarty St., two core violations: multiple broken, missing covered base tile in back banquet service areas and one broken tile corner in dish station; bar hand wash sink turned off due to leak (repair faucet and leave sink functional for hand washing).

Happy Garden, 2803 W. Truman Blvd. Suite C, four core violations: wooden boxes used in freezer for food storage are not easily cleanable (replace); cover for grease trap at dish machine is not tight fitting; broken floor tile under works near gas trap, ceiling tile near walk-in cooler/freezer has hole present, floor near grease trap as grease accumulations present; carrot cutter, cutting board, can opener, drip tray under hood filters, storage shelving at front counter, drip pan under sink, all have food residues present and need further cleaning.

J.C. Eagle Stop, 3505 Missouri Blvd., two priority violations: employee doing cleanup of utensils in front hand sink (no wash/rinse/sanitize observed); soda heads have food residues present.

Jefferson City Sub Shop, 1902 Missouri Blvd., three core violations: lights unshielded behind make table and by mop sink, drywall has multiple holes present, ceiling has deteriorating areas present; clean the slicer guard and ice maker shatter plate in better detail; walk-in cooler thermometer is not accurate, replace.

Long John Silvers, 2220 Missouri Blvd., two core violations: front counters, doors and cabinets are deteriorating, swelling or falling apart, moisture damage as well, several fryers are leaking oil onto the floor, front reach-in cooler has bad crack present; front reach-in cooler not holding 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below (service before using).

Love Sushi, 2201 Missouri Blvd., no violations.

McAlister's Deli, 2323 Missouri Blvd., one priority violation: cold holding unit not operating properly — and one core violation: debris present on the floor under the equipment. (Corrected on site.)

Mr. Convenience, 230 E. McCarty St., two core violations: boxes of sleeved cups stored directly on sales floor; self-serve donuts lack label as to ingredients and source.

Oscar's Classic Diner, 2118 Schotthill Woods Drive, one priority violation: raw meats and ready-to-eat meats found together or mixed on walk-in cooler shelves (corrected on site: raw meat separated from ready-to-eat and stored below.) — and one core violation: salad prep table running at 45 degrees Fahrenheit, above required 41 degrees.

Stadium 66, 807 Stadium Blvd., one core violation: equipment had debris present (corrected on site).

Zesto Drive-in South, 1730 Jefferson St., one core violation: food debris accumulation on lower half of slicer table, dust present around hot holding cabinet, topping drippage on cabinet face.

Schuncks-Grocery, 1801 Missouri Blvd., four core violations: soda spillage on display shelf; trash debris present in corner guards of center island coolers; some ceiling tiles water damaged/mold spots; several aisle have food product under shelving units on grocery floor.

Gerbes #118 Superstore—American Deli, 2102 Schotthill Woods Drive, three core violations: Alto Sham oven exteriors soiled with food residue (corrected on site: cleanup of oven started); incorrect ceiling tiles present in deli dish kitchen, also corroded metal ceiling grid strips; several cracked or damaged coved base panels present, large areas of flooring has deteriorated epoxy surface with exposed concrete, pitted surfaces, exposed sand needing repairs.

Gerbes #118 Superstore—Bakery, 2102 Schotthill Woods Drive, three core violations: section one of the four-tier display case is not holding temperature below required 41 degrees (service personnel have been called and are working the problem); area around and within microwave are soiled with food residues (corrected on site: microwave being cleaned before leaving site); back hand sink mostly clogged, very slow draining, dispenser hose for chemicals has bad leak present, paper towels not available in dispenser at each hand sink, stockroom floor under shelving is littered with trash.

Gerbes #118 Superstore—Chinese Deli, 2102 Schotthill Woods Drive, one core violation: missing ceiling tile by hood, damaged floor in cooks area and main dish kitchen.

Apple Tree Academy Foodservice, 2810 E. McCarty St., one core violation: cook with unrestrained hair during food service.

Learning Connection Child Development Center, 136 Scott Station Road, no violations.

Capital Regional Medical Center, 1125 Madison St., no violations.

Cole County Farmers Market, 3600 Country Club Drive, no violations.

Little Wonders Early Learning Center, 925 S. Country Club Drive Suite E, no violations.

Unilever Corporation Cafeteria, 2900 W. Truman Blvd., two core violations: bottom lowboy drawer, one utensil drawer, and slicer guard needed further detail cleaning (corrected on site: items cleaned while present); open ceiling tile above dish machine (corrected on site: maintenance personnel closed ceiling tile).

Sawaddee Thai Cuisine, 2215 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: maintenance needed on the triple sink plumbing.

Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 610 Wildwood Drive Suite 102, two core violations: some equipment surfaces and hinges are soiled with food residues and need further cleaning; no paper towels present at front hand sink, no cold water available at same sink faucet.

Gerbes West Grocery Department, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., one priority violation: items on the display shelf were out of date (corrected on site).

Gerbes West Produce Department, 2805 W. Truman Blvd., one core violation: waste container was in need of servicing.

Sam's Club #6505-Produce, 849 Stoneridge Parkway, no violations.

Sam's Club #6505-Cafe, 849 Stoneridge Parkway, two core violations: unnecessary items stored in the cafe area; make table lid is not properly installed.

America's Best Value Inn, 1624 Jefferson St., no violations.

Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza, 1803 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: some equipment had debris present.

The Academy of Innovative Learners, 2216 Stone Hill Road, no violations.

Renee's Tea & Treasures LLC, 426 E. High St., no violations.

Biggs Barbecue Company (Sweet Smoke BBQ), 127 E. High St., one core violation: open wall panel seam at mop sink, kitchen floor becoming unsealed as paint disappears.

Pizza Hut, 3731 W. Truman Blvd., no violations.

Texas Roadhouse, 3104 S. Ten Mile Drive, no violations.

Sweet Smoke Barbecue II, 3530 Country Club Drive, three priority violations: several foods not meeting proper reheating time found in sides and meat hot holding cabinets (corrected on site: discussed reheating requirements; foods moved to main hot cabinet for faster reheat; need to monitor for time/temperature); several foods (diced tomatoes, potato salad) not held at 41 degrees or less on side ice well and topping ice well (corrected on site: foods were re-iced with higher level of ice to be maintained); insufficient sanitizer dispensed in dish machine — one core violation: need to defrost line reach in freezer.

Follow-up inspection: no violations.

The Zone, 2523 W. Main St., no violations.

Aldi Grocery Store, 2411 Missouri Blvd., one core violation: debris present on the display equipment.

Courtyard Jefferson City, 610 Bolivar St., no violations.

Jefferson City Nutrition, 1904 Missouri Blvd., five core violations: hot water at hand sink and three-compartment sink not at correct temperature, was at 83 degrees, rechecked at end of inspection and was at 113 degrees; single service items stored on floor in back storeroom; bathroom currently used does not have self-closing device on bathroom door; front service staff need hair restraints when preparing food; water filter present on mop sink faucet.

Early Explorers Preschool, LL, 211 Oscar Drive Suite A, two core violations: no mop sink on premise (install); cloth covering over foods to be served (use non-absorbent coverings).

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