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.

• Rodeo, 815 N. Noland Road – On Jan. 30, there was no toilet paper dispenser in the employee restroom, and paper towels were not available in either the employee restroom or the kitchen.

• Yum! Station, 15902 E. U.S. 24 – On Jan. 30, there were no paper towels in any of the dispensers; owner stated that they are broken, these dispensers must be repaired or replaced. There was no soap in dispenser at the back hand sink. The manager was observed preparing sandwiches without gloves.

• Ruby Tuesday, 14001 E. U.S. 40 – On Jan. 31, the vegetable cooler on the prep line was not holding temperature properly.

– Jillayne Ritchie