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. 

Blue Springs 

Sonic Drive-In, 1408 S. M-7 – On July 10, inspectors noticed that the clean, clear plastic food containers were cracked; corrected. 

Lee's Summit 

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1501 N.E. Douglas St. – On July 5, cleaned pan liners on the clean dish wall had a build-up of food on them; corrected. A container of ice cream was stored uncovered within a container of mozzarella sticks; corrected. 

Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta, 1321 N.E. Douglas St. – On July 5, the slicers and toaster in the rear had a build-up of food/rust; re-inspection required. Meats held in a reach-in cooler were above 41 degrees; contents of cooler were discarded, re-inspection required. 

Red Lobster, 670 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On July 7, an employee was observed prepping raw sea food and then opening cooler doors, oven doors and grabbing single service items without changing gloves. An employee was observed changing gloves and then not washing hands before putting new gloves on. Clean utensils had dried food debris stuck to them. 

Siki Japanese Restaurant, 601 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On July 7, fish on the prep table had an internal temperature of 50-52 degrees; it had been out for less than 1 hour, so it was moved to a walk-in cooler to quickly cool. Food held in the sushi reach-in cooler had internal temperatures of 42-49 degrees; some foods were still partially frozen and were moved to walk-in cooler, others were discarded. Food held in the small salad cooler had internal temperatures of 45-47 degrees; all out of temperature foods were discarded. Food held in the make table on the cooks line had internal temperatures of 47-52 degrees; all potentially hazardous food was discarded. Food held in the small reach-in cooler beside the walk-in had internal temperatures of 70 degrees; all potentially hazardous food was discarded. Re-inspection required, coolers may not be used until they have been repaired and foods are held with an internal temperature of 41 degrees or below. There were mouse droppings on shelves in the dry storage room; re-inspection required. The sprayer on the rinse sink hung below the floor rim of the sink; re-inspection required. The can opener blade had a large accumulation of dry food build-up, a container of clean dishes stored on the bottom shelf had an accumulation of food debris and build-up, and the soda nozzle at the bar had a black residue; all require re-inspection. Raw beef was stored above fish in the walk-in cooler; repeat violation, re-inspection required. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 900 N.E. Columbus St. – On July 11, containers of food held in the walk-in cooler were past the used/discarded by date; discarded. It was found during this routine inspection that the person in charge allowed individuals (noted on last audit) without a valid food handler card to work, handle, prepared food; this is now priority violation and requires a re-inspection. 


ZEDZ 2, 10901 E. M-350 – On July 3, an employee was observed changing jobs/donning gloves without washing hands; corrected through discussion. Inspectors found undated potentially hazardous food; discarded. Chemicals were stored above food on kitchen shelves and above food on store shelves; corrected. Pesticide not approved for commercial food establishments was being used throughout the establishment; corrected. The tea nozzle had a food build-up; corrected. 

Stumbles Public House, 9315 E. M-350 – On July 6, soda nozzles behind the bar had a build-up; corrected. 

– Jillayne Ritchie