Critical violations during recent restaurant inspections by the city of Independence. Critical violations involve factors that can directly lead to foodborne illness.

Burger King, 14001 E. 42nd St. S. Inspected June 26. No critical violations.

Mr. Goodcents Deli Fresh & Subs, 3801 S. Noland Road. Inspected June 26. No critical violations found.

Outback Steakhouse, 20000 E. Valley View Pkwy. Inspected June 26.

• Ready to eat potentially hazardous foods did not bear a date or the time/temp combination was exceeded. Several items were found to be past their use-by date in the walk-in cooler and were disposed of.

Rodeo, 816 N. Noland Road. Inspected June 26. No critical violations found.

Food Mart, 11100 E. U.S. 40. Inspected June 27. No critical violations found.

Hi-Boy Drive In, 3424 Blue Ridge Cutoff. Inspected June 27. No critical violations found.

Lobitos Mexican Restaurant, 3421 Blue Ridge Cutoff. Inspected June 27.

• Chef was not noted washing hands at proper times.

Red Robin, 18810 E. U.S. 40. Inspected June 27. No critical violations found.

Sandbar, 9807 E. U.S. 40. Inspected June 27. No critical violations found.

Dave’s Bakery & Deli, 214 W. Maple Ave. Inspected June 28.

• Procedures not followed to prevent contamination from hands.

El Pico, 106 W. Maple St. Inspected June 28. No critical violations found.

Sonic Drive-In, 3444 S. Noland Road. Inspected June 28.

• Areas around and under the fryers and grills noted not being cleaned at least every 24 hours.

Vivilore, 10815 E. Winner Road. Inspected June 28. No critical violations found.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, 19510 E. U.S. 40. Inspected July 1.

• No employee on duty with an Independence Food Manager’s card.

• Frozen food is noted not properly thawed. Chicken found thawing in a bus tub of standing water. Proper time/temperature control tub of chicken found at 52.8F. Chicken was disposed of.

On the Border, 19921 E. Jackson Drive. Inspected July 2.

• Kitchen staff was noted not washing hands at proper times. Hands must be washed before gloves are put on.

Wendy’s, 925 W. U.S. 24. Inspected July 5. No critical violations found.

Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E. Jackson Drive. Inspected July 8. No critical violations found.