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.

• Chips Candy Factory, 18801 E. 39th St. – On Jan. 19, inspectors found no toilet paper in employee restroom.

• Slim Chickens, 4641 Cochise Court – On Jan. 23, the sanitizer buckets for wiping clothes were not at the correct concentration. The hand sink in the back of the kitchen by the walk-in coolers was being used as a dump sink; re-inspection required. Raw chicken wings were stored next to ready-to-eat chicken wings.

• Denny's, 3939 S. Noland Road – On Jan. 24, the hand sinks in the kitchen and the serving areas were being used as dump sinks; re-inspection required.

• Pizza Ranch, 4660 Bass Pro Drive – On Jan. 24, the hand sink near the walk-in cooler and the hand sink near the pizza prep area were being used as dump sinks; re-inspection required. The back door was open due to damage; all doors leading to the outside must seal shut to prevent pest from entering; re-inspection required.

• Terra Health & Wellness Market, 19800 E. Jackson Drive – On Jan. 25, the paper towel dispenser at the public hand sink was empty.

• Church's Chicken, 10610 E. 23rd St. S. – On Jan. 29, cough syrup was found in the vicinity of drive thru.

• Los Amigos, 10220 E. U.S. 24 – On Jan. 30, the side exit door in the dining area had a large gap when closed; must be corrected by Feb. 28.

– Jillayne Ritchie