Critical violations during recent restaurant inspections by the city of Independence.

Hy-Vee, 4545 S. Noland Road, inspected Sept. 10. No critical violations.

Sterling Apple Market, 11215 E. U.S. 24, inspected Sept. 11. No critical violations.

Monterey Park Nursing Center, 4600 Little Blue Pkwy., inspected Sept. 13.

• Proper sanitizing procedures were not followed. No sanitized water could be located on the line.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 17827 E. U.S. 24, inspected Sept. 16. No critical violations.

Los Cabos, 18201 E. Bass Pro Drive, inspected Sept. 17.

• Sink was used for purpose other than hand washing. Lemons were dumped in hand sink.

Hardee’s, 17701 E. U.S. 24, inspected Sept. 18. No critical violations.

IHOP, 20100 Valley View Circle, inspected Sept. 18. No critical violations.

Saints Pub and Patio, 20220 E. Jackson Drive, inspected Sept. 18. No critical violations.

Yumi Station, 15902 E. U.S. 24, inspected Sept. 18.

• Hood vent observed with dripping grease.

Autentico California Taco Shop, 19520 E. U.S. 40, inspected Sept. 19.

• Bottom shelf of both prep tables found to be badly rusted. Must be replaced.

Culver’s, 4220 S. Little Blue Pkwy., inspected Sept. 19.

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

• Observed kitchen staff sweep floor with gloves on and return to kitchen without changing gloves and washing hands.

• Observed kitchen staff attempted to put on gloves without washing hands. Both staff members were talked to regarding proper procedures and General Manager said he would reeducate proper hand washing procedures.

Daisy’s Mexican Food, 10802 E. 23rd St., inspected Sept. 20. No critical violations.

Lucky Buffet, 2931 S. Noland Road, inspected Sept. 20. No critical violations.

Qdoba Mexican Eats, 18921 E. Valley View Pkwy., inspected Sept. 20.

• There was no employee on duty with a valid Independence food manager card. This is a repeat violation. Restaurant will be closed until someone with a manager’s card can arrive should this happen again. Food service manager on premises and three managers/shift supervisors must obtain a valid Independence food manager card by Oct. 14 or they will be removed from the schedule and issued tickets. The general manager must obtain a valid Independence Food manager’s card by Sept. 27. He was previously instructed to obtain his card in June of 2019. Failure to do so will result in a ticket being issued.

• Kitchen staff was noted not washing hands at proper times. Employee observed not washing hand before putting on gloves.

William Chrisman High School, 1223 N. Noland Road, inspected Sept. 20 and Sept. 21. No critical violations.

CourtHouse Exchange, 113 W. Lexington Ave., inspected Sept. 23. No critical violations.

Lions Choice, 4049 S. Little Blue Pkwy., inspected Sept. 23. No critical violations.

Sterling Apple Market, 11215 E. US 24, inspected Sept. 23. No critical violations.

Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen, 19700 E. Valley View Pkwy, inspected Sept. 24.

• Kitchen staff noted washing hands in prep sink.

Cedarhurst of Blue Springs, 20551 E. Trinity Place, inspected Sept. 25. No critical violations.

Jack in the Box, 14000 E. 42nd St. S., inspected Sept. 25.

• Kitchen staff noted washing hands in prep sink.

Pancho’s Burrito, 11407 E. US 24, inspected Sept. 25. No critical violations.

Rheinland Restaurant, 208 N. Main St., inspected Sept. 25.

• Sink was used for purpose other than hand washing. Large amount of ice found in the basin of the hand sink in the kitchen.

Slim Chickens, 4641 Cochise Ct., inspected Sept. 25. No critical violations.

The Lunch Box, 13605 E. 35th St., inspected Sept. 25. No critical violations.

Thai Kitchen, 19321 E. US 40, inspected Sept. 27. No critical violations.