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:


• KFC, 3002 Pines Mall Drive. Date of inspection July 11 (10:09 a.m.) Outside of warmers and counter top under front reach in cooler is unclean and needs to be cleaned (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Some floor tiles under fryer equipment are damaged and need to be replaced (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Ceiling vents in dry storage are unclean and need to be cleaned (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Floors throughout establishment, especially under shelving and equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• KFC, 3002 Pines Mall Drive. Date of inspection into complaint July 11 (10:55 a.m.) Floors throughout establishment, especially under shelving and equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Dollarway 1 Stop, 5203 Dollarway Road, Freeman Oil. Date of inspection July 11. Observed single service cups being stored opened and face up. Single service cups should be stored in their original package or in a way to prevent contamination (Not in compliance; repeat violation; corrected on site during inspection.) Restroom door does not have a self closure on it. Restroom door should be self closing (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Current health permit is not posted (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Super 8 Motel, 3008 Market Ave. Date of inspection July 12. Observed chemical being stored next to single service cups. Chemicals should be stored separate from single service items. Chemical bottle was moved during inspection (Not in compliance; corrected on site during inspection.)


• Precious Memories Too, 6022 Sheridan Road. Date of inspection July 11. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Comfort Inn, 2809 Pines Mall Drive. Date of inspection July 13. Thermometer not observed in coolers holding food that must stay cold. Thermometer needed in all coolers holding food that must stay cold (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Cabinet below cereal dispenser is unclean and needs to be cleaned (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Restroom door near kitchen is not self closing. Restroom door needs a self closure on it (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Ceiling in kitchen area is not smooth and easily cleanable. Ceiling should be made of material that is easily cleanable (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Central Fish Market, 324 Walnut St. Date of inspection July 12. Observation: Equipment needs to be replaced or repaired (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Observation: Fans in kitchen area need to be cleaned (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Observation All trash cans need lids. Only need lids if they contain food residue and are not in continuous use (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Tasty Treats, 2911 W. 13th Ave. Date of inspection July 13. Provide a supply of individual disposable towels or a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or a heated-air drying device at each hand-washing sink in food preparation, toilet and ware-washing areas (Not in compliance; corrected on site during inspection.) Observation: All trash cans need lids. Only need lids if they contain food residue and are not in continuous use (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Observation: A valid permit must be posted in view of the public (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• HR Food Mart, 201 Edline, Altheimer. Date of inspection July 12. Food packaged in Retail Food Establishment, shall be labeled as specified in law. Ice should be properly labeled with store information where it was packaged (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) Observation: Need to clean non-food contact surface — counter tops (Not in compliance; repeat violation.) There are some missing floor tiles that to be repaired/replaced. Observation: Need to clean wall in kitchen area.


• Big Banjo Pizza Parlor, 4208 W. 28th Ave. Date of inspection July 13. Ice machine needs to be cleaned (Not in compliance; corrected on site during inspection.) Observation: Needs to clean racks in kitchen area (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Papa John’s Pizza, 3800 Camden Road, #310. Date of inspection July 12. Pizza sauce should be covered after each use to prevent contamination (Not in compliance; corrected on site during inspection.) Observation: Establishment needs testing strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• Q’s Cool Cups, mobile, 9404 U.S. 270, White Hall. Date of inspection July 14. Ice shaper utensil being stored directly on wiping cloth. Utensils should only be stored on cleanable material in between use (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)


• China Garden Buffet, 7203 Sheridan Road, Suite N and O, White Hall. Date of follow-up inspection July 14. Observed hand washing sink in kitchen being blocked. Hand washing sink should remain unblocked and be accessible at all times for employees to wash hands. Hand washing sink was unblocked during inspection (Not in compliance; repeat violation; corrected on site during inspection.) Time being used on buffet bar for cold holding is being documented incorrectly. Time should reflect no more than a 4 hour hold time. Employee changed hold time to a 4 hour hold time (Not in compliance; repeat violation; corrected on site during inspection.) Some floor tiles in kitchen are damaged and need to be replaced (Not in compliance; repeat violation.)