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.
• Pancho's Mexican Food, 802 S.W. U.S. 40 – On May 2, eggs in the make-ready table were over stacked and the temperature of the eggs on top was 56 degrees; eggs were discarded; re-inspection required. There were chemical bottles on the shelving unit without labels, and the can opener in the kitchen area had a build-up of food residue; both were corrected.
• El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant, 1867 S.W. M-7 – On May 3, inspectors found three ice buckets on the floor in the kitchen.
• Wendy's, 310 N.W. M-7 – On May 3, there were cracked and worn plastic food containers on the clean rack shelving unit; corrected. Inspectors found plastic containers of food in the walk-in cooler without dates; food was discarded, re-inspection required.
• Las Playas, 1016 N.W. Woods Chapel Road – On May 4, the can opener had a build-up of food debris; corrected.
• Burger King, 1399 N.E. Douglas St. – On May 2, cracks were observed in pans stored on clean dish rack; corrected.
• McDonald's, 3275 S.W. 3rd St. – On May 2, a spray bottle of disinfectant was hanging on the storage rack across from the ware washing station where sundae toppings are stored; corrected. Multiple soda nozzles in the lobby had a brown residue built-up inside of them; corrected. The cooler used for holding yogurt next to the ovens was out of temperature during this inspection; food was discarded, re-inspection required.
• Llywelyn's Pub, 301 S.E. Douglas St. – On May 3, a large amount of fruit flies were observed underneath the dish washer in the kitchen surrounding bar mats left on the floor; re-inspection required.
• Sonic Drive-In, 1901 E. Langsford Road – On May 3, a bottle of kitchen equipment cleaner was next to an open container of onions; corrected.
• Burger King, 637 N. M-291 – On May 7, inspectors noticed a reach-in cooler out of temperature; food was discarded, re-inspection required.
• Costa Vida, 115 S.E. M-291 – On May 7, a bottle of pain relieving spray and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide were found on a storage rack above single service items, and toilet paper rolls were stored under chemicals in the dish washing area; both were corrected.
• Neighborhood Cafe, 104 S.E. 3rd St. – On May 7, raw fish was stored underneath raw pork; corrected. The microwave had an accumulation of residue on top portion of the inside, and the automatic sanitizer dispenser was not dispensing at the proper concentration; both were corrected.
– Jillayne Ritchie