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.

Captain D's, 1321 S. Noland Road – On Sept. 15, the soap dispenser at the hand sink inside of the kitchen door was not functioning; manager obtained a pump bottle of soap from a Dollar General.

La Fuente, 10839 E. U.S. 40 – On Sept. 22, a bag of fertilizer was found on the floor next to cases of tortillas. An unlabeled spray bottle was found on the bottom of shelf of the prep table. No employee on duty had a valid Independence Food Manager card; future violations will result in closure until a manager can arrive. Food handler cards could not be located; all cards must be available for audit by the Health Authority.

Tito's BBQ, 18801 E. 39th St. – On Sept. 22, steamed rice at 108 degrees; discarded. Inspectors found an unlabeled bottle of pink solution.

Chili's Grill & Bar, 18900 E. 39th St. S. – On Sept. 25, several food items were out of temperature: Pico 49 degrees, guacamole 51 degrees, southwestern salsa, 53 degrees, and were past throw out time in the salad nacho cooler; all items were discarded.

Dollar Tree, 16801 E. 23rd St. S. – On Sept. 25, Pirouline was stored in the mop sink and the mop water was a dirty black; both were corrected. The back storage area was chaotic; all food and food storage must be organized and 6 inches off of the ground, must be corrected by Oct. 25.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 17837 E. U.S. 24 – On Sept. 25, the drive thru window were not thoroughly close when not taking money or handing out money; all entrances must be securely closed when not in use. Gnats and flies were found in the establishment; have treated by pest control operator.

Slim Chickens, 4641 Cochise Court – On Sept. 25, lemons at the self-service beverage center had no utensil for dispensing; lemons were discarded, and a utensil must be supplied. The interior of the microwave was heavily soiled, the interior of the chicken breading table was extremely soiled, the exterior of panini press had a large amount of food debris, the interior of the reach-in freezer had food debris in the bottom, the interior of the sauce table was soiled, the exterior of the toaster had food debris build-up, the salad make table was heavily soiled inside and out, and the tortilla warmer heavy with food debris build up; all need to cleaned. The hand sink on the cook line was inaccessible due to a breading bin blocking it.

The Truman Bread House Market, 9229 E. Truman Road – On Sept. 25, Scented Clorox and other chemicals were stored above toilet paper; chemicals must be stored in manner to prevent contamination of other products and Clorox cannot be scented. There were no paper towels in the restroom.

7-Eleven, 16801 E. Gudgell Road – On Sept. 25, there was sanitizer made up in the establishment.

Kitty Kat Klub, 11713 E. 23rd St. – On Sept. 26, a tube of ground beef was found placed next to cheese. There were no serving tongs for the limes and lemons.

La Fuente, 10839 E. U.S. 40 – On Sept. 26, a bag of fertilizer was found on the floor next to a case of Coca-Cola.

Score Sports Bar & Grill, 9100 E. 35th St. – On Sept. 26, the sanitizer found in dish machine was below 50ppm.

Stan's Liquor, 11305 E. U.S. 40 – On Sept. 26, inspectors found a dirty hand towel in restroom for hand drying; towels must be disposable.

Sonic Drive-In, 16909 E. U.S. 24 – On Sept. 28, the hand sink next to the ice cream station was inaccessible due to a trash can blocking it.

– Jillayne Ritchie