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.

McDonald's, 1225 S. Noland Road – On Sept. 27, the ice scoop was found lying in ice with the handle of the scoop in direct contact with the ice.

Cheddar's, 4675 S. Bass Pro Drive – On Oct. 2, cooked chicken was found sitting out at a temperatures ranging from 80-104 degrees; discarded.

Denny's, 3939 S. Noland Road – On Oct. 2, the vent hoods had heavy build-up on them. The dipping well had no circulating clean water; it was emptied and they were directed not to use it until it can be fixed.

Subway, 3850 S. Noland Road – On Oct. 2, the paper towel dispenser at the hand sink in the drive thru area was not functioning; repair or replace.

The Big Biscuit, 16506 E. U.S. 40 – On Oct. 3, the employees were using the hand washing sink as a dump sink.

Sterling Apple Market, 11215 E. U.S. 24 – On Oct. 4, inspectors found no available sanitized water.

– Jillayne Ritchie