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.

• Lao Peking, 1020 S. Sterling Ave. – On April 27, procedures were not followed to prevent contamination in packaged/unpackaged food.

• Sam's Southern Eatery, 11701 E. U.S. 24 – On April 27, sanitized water was not available at food prep counters.

• Hereford House, 19721 E. Jackson Drive – On April 30, the kitchen staff was putting on gloves without first washing hands.

– Jillayne Ritchie