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.

• Mattie Cakes, 201 N. Forest Ave. – On Oct. 31, wash hands when gloves are changed.

• Nova Center Inc., 2425 S. Hardy Ave. – On Nov. 1, the dish sanitizer was not dispensing sanitation liquid at correct ppm.

• V's Italiano Ristorante, 10819 E. U.S. 40 – On Nov. 3, the dish sanitizing machine had a concentration of 10ppm. The temperature of two beef items were between 90-130 degrees. The mini fridge underneath the order counter was out of temperature; all items were discarded.

– Jillayne Ritchie