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

Hy-Vee, 4545 S. Noland Road, inspected Aug. 22. No critical violations.

Mama Garden, 4000 S. Noland Road, inspected Aug. 22. No critical violations.

Olive Garden, 13910 E. US 40, inspected Aug. 22. No critical violations.

Red Lobster, 4328 S. Noland Road, inspected Aug. 22. No critical violations.

Fazoli’s, 19008 E. 39th St., inspected Aug. 23. No critical violations.

Mugs-Up Drive In, inspected Aug. 23. No critical violations.

Smokehouse BBQ, 19000 E. 39th St., inspected Aug. 23. No critical violations.

Captain D’s, 1321 S. Noland Road, inspected Aug. 26. No critical violations.

Big Biscuit, 16506 E. US 40, inspected Aug. 27.

• Soda fountain nozzles noted not being kept clean.

Price Chopper, 42001 S. Noland Road, inspected Aug. 27.

• Leaking hose found in seafish cutting room. Water pooling on the floor and not draining.

Twin Peaks, 19821 E. Jackson Dr., inspected Aug. 27.

• Sanitized water could not be located in the prep area.

Little Richard’s, 301 N. Missouri 291, inspected Aug. 28. No critical violations.

Pizza Ranch, 4660 Bass Pro Drive, inspected Aug. 28. No critical violations.

Wing Lee Chinese Restaurant, 910 Atherton Road, inspected Aug. 28.

• Procedures not followed to prevent contamination from hands. Observed employee move cooked chicken pieces from pans to take out container using his bare hands. Chicken was discarded.

Wendy’s, 4301 S. Noland Road, inspected Aug. 29.

• Kitchen staff was noted not washing hands at proper times.

Hy-Vee, 4545 S. Noland Road, inspected Sept. 9. No critical violations