Food safety inspections 8-16-14


The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.

The following are the results of food safety inspections conducted by the Jefferson County Health Unit:

• China Garden Buffet, 7203 Sheridan Road, White Hall. Date of followup inspection Aug. 14. Previous violations corrected except: Food in walk-in cooler should stay covered to prevent contamination. Food in walk-in cooler and freezer should be at least 6 inches off the ground. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitized solution between uses. Ice scoop stored improperly. Improper scoops used. Floors and ceiling in kitchen area need to be cleaned.

• HR Food Mart, 201 Edline, Altheimer. Date of followup inspection Aug. 8. All violations corrected during followup inspection.

• A Small World Daycare, 1227 W. Fifth Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 7. Handwashing sink not working in kitchen area.

• Stop-N-Shop Express, 131512 U.S. 79 North, Altheimer. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Garbage cans all need lids. Need to clean kitchen floor.

• Sonic Drive In, 2407 Olive St. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Sanitizer strength (QT in bucket) 200 ppm. Critical violation #7 — Gloves must be used when handling ready-to-eat foods (corrected on site during inspection.) Some flooring needs to be cleaned. Trash cans in kitchen area need lids.

• The Country Store, 16501 N. U.S. 79. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Need test strips to check sanitizer levels. Need to replace bulbs under venthood.

• Thomas Groceries and Gifts #2, 202 E. Front St., Altheimer. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Improper way of thawing (corrected on site during inspection.)

• Academy of Learning, 627 E. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Closed during time of inspection - no children until Monday (Aug. 18.)

• Kosmic Kidz Outreach Inc., 313 W. Barraque St. Date of inspection Aug. 11. Critical violation #26 — Toxic chemicals should be properly labeled with identifying information (corrected on site during inspection.) Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitized solution between uses. Ceiling in the kitchen needs repairing.

• Kosmic Kidz Learning, 1702 W. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Complaint — roaches seen in establishment. No roaches seen during time of inspection. No violations noted during time of inspection.

• Subway, 1620 A Main St. Date of inspection Aug. 11. Trash cans in kitchen area need lids.

• Althemer Boys and Girls Club, 301 W. Second St., Altheimer. Date of inspection Aug. 8. Need more lighting in the establishment.

• Baby Station, 908 S. Cherry St. Date of inspection Aug. 8. Wiping clothes should be kept in a sanitized solution between uses.