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.

• Dollar General, 3611 S. Noland Road – On May 2, poisonous/toxic material was not stored separately from food items.

• Price Chopper, 2301 S. Sterling Ave. – On May 2, procedures were not followed to prevent contamination in packaged/unpackaged food.

• Sunny Pointe Elementary School, 3920 R.D. Mize Road – On May 2, a spray bottle of disinfectant was found on the hand sink in the ware washing area.

– Jillayne Ritchie