The Jackson County Public Works/Environmental Health Division conducts inspections anywhere food is handled, prepared and served to the public for cities other than Independence. 

Blue Springs 

Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 1202 N.E. Coronado – On July 26, employees did not wash hands between tasks or after putting raw meat on the grill before putting on a new pair of gloves; corrected through discussion. 

Side Pockets, 1237 S. M-7 – On Aug. 1, a pan of raw chicken was above a box of beef steak in the beer walk-in cooler; corrected. 


Dollar General, 12 W. Monroe – On July 31, the manager was not aware of the food handler requirement. 

Lee's Summit 

El Ranchero, 547 & 549 S.E. Melody Lane – On July 27, inspectors found unlabeled chemical bottles. 

New China 88, 541 S.E. Melody Lane – On July 27, raw shell eggs were stored on the top shelf above cooked foods in the walk-in cooler. 

Cosentino's Price Chopper Meat/ Deli/ Seafood, 251 S.W. Greenwich Drive – On Aug. 1, old food residue was observed on a clean deli slicer. 

Panda Cafe, 927 N.E. Woods Chapel Road – On Aug. 1, ready-to-eat noodles in the walk-in cooler were undated; corrected. Gnats were observed in the kitchen; re-inspection required. 


McDonald's, 8909 E. M-350 – On Aug. 1, gnats and mouse droppings were observed in cabinets under the soda machine; re-inspection required. 

Sonic Drive-In, 9014 E. M-350 – On Aug. 1, open employee drinks were stored on prep tables and food containers; corrected. 

Sugar Creek 

Conoco, 10600 E. U.S. 24 – On Aug. 1, inspectors noticed the sodas nozzles were dirty. 

Xpress Mart, 11622 E. U.S. 24 – On Aug. 1, tongs used for pickles are not being washed and sanitized often (per person in charge). 

– Jillayne Ritchie