The Jackson County Public Works/Environmental Health Division conducts inspections anywhere food is handled, prepared and served to the public for cities other than Independence.
• Jersey Mike's Subs, 1209 N.E. Coronado Drive – On Feb. 2, the soda nozzles were dirty; corrected.
• Hy-Vee Gas, 629 S.W. U.S. 40 – On Feb. 5, the International Delight nozzles had a brown sticky residue build-up; corrected.
• Long John Silvers, 806 N. M-7 – On Feb. 5, the ice machine had an black build-up inside; re-inspection required.
• Grain Valley Truck Stop (Conoco Travel Center), 723 Main St. – On Feb. 6, an employee was observed working with the chicken and changing gloves between uses without washing her hands; repeat violation, corrected through discussion.
• Valley Pub & Patio, 640 N.W. Yennie St. – On Feb. 6, there was a red liquid spilled on the bottom of the reach-in cooler, and there was packaged food stored in a dirty tub in the cooler; both were corrected. There was a pan of meatballs and a container of tomatoes that did not contain a date for when they were prepared; corrected. There were cans of juice stored in the side of the ice bin that the bar was using for the ice they place directly in drinks.
• El Potro Mexican Cafe, 210 S.W. Greenwich Drive – On Feb. 2, there was a water bottle next to the microwave on the cooks line and an employee drinking from an open cup.
• Wally's Grill and Drafthouse, 837 S.W. Lemans Lane – On Feb. 2, there was an unlabeled bottle of sanitizer. The fries were stored underneath the unit that dispenses the detergent for the sink; corrected.
• Price Chopper Bakery, 1600 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On Feb. 5, the chemical sanitizer was too strong in concentration; corrected.
• Price Chopper Grocery/Dairy/Produce, 1600 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On Feb. 5, the concentration of the sanitizer was too low in the produce department; corrected.
– Jillayne Ritchie