The City of Independence Environmental Health Division conducts inspections anywhere food is handled, prepared and served to the public within city limits. Critical violations must be handled within 72 hours.

Discount Smokes, 1116 S. Crysler Ave. – On Sept. 14, inspectors found no paper towels or soap at the hand sink by the soda fountain, nor the the employee hand sink.

Save-A-Lot, 11200 E. Truman Road – On Sept. 18, no sanitized water was found for the wiping cloths in the meat cutting room.

Save-A-Lot, 17403 E. U.S. 24 – On Sept. 18, the hand sink was inaccessible due to a stack of empty boxes.

Score Sports Bar & Grill, 9100 E. 35th St. – On Sept. 18, the sanitizer level in the dish machine was below 50ppm; test strips could not be located. The paper towel dispenser in the kitchen was empty.

– Jillayne Ritchie