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.


Electronic copies of retail food inspection reports are available on the Arkansas Food Inspection Portal. To access the portal, visit the food protection page on the Arkansas Department of Health website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov.


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


• Big Boy BBQ, 3108 Kendyl St. Date of inspection Oct. 10. Need thermometers in all cooler and hot holding unit to ensure proper holding temperatures.


• Just For Kidz Learning Academy, 1927 S. Chestnut St. Date of inspection Oct. 10. Wiping cloths shall be placed in a sanitize solution after each use.


• Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 3201 W. Second Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 6. No bare hand contact with exposed, ready-to-eat food or ice. Use gloves, spatulas, tongs, deli tissue or other dispensing equipment. Food must be stored in compliance with established regulations. Food must be stored at least six inches from the floor.


• Teri Foods Inc., 902 River Road, Redfield. Date of inspection Oct. 5. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with regulations pertaining to retail food establishment.


• Briggs Bar B Que Cooking, 2221 S. Olive St. Suite J. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 4. Observation: Drain still needs to repaired or replaced.


• Subway, 5401 S. Olive St., Suite 400. Date of inspection Oct. 4. A hand-washing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use, and do not use for purposes other than handwashing.