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.

• El Pico, 106 W. Maple St. – On June 7, the manager on duty and a female server were working with facial piercing; any reoccurrence of this violation will result in a citations to the manager. The steam table was being used to reheat taco meat. The sanitized water was out of concentration at the food prep area.

– Jillayne Ritchie