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:


• Rick’s Quick Stop, 6000 W. Barraque St. Date of inspection Dec. 5. Some hot holding temperatures out of safe temperature range in hot box and pizza hot box (must be 135 degrees F or above). Raw meats observed in refrigerators being stored above ready to eat foods. Raw meat should be stored below ready to eat foods. Raw meat was moved to bottom shelf during inspection. Observed dishes being stored in hand-washing sink. Hand-washing sink should only be used for washing hands. Dishes were removed and placed in three compartment sink during inspection. Some opened deli meats held for more than 7 days observed in deli meat case. Deli meat was removed from deli meat case during inspection.


• MR Petroleum, 3100 Hazel St. Date of inspection Dec. 4. Need soap at hand-washing sink in kitchen. Need paper towels or other hand drying device at hand washing sink in kitchen.


• RIM Food Mart 601 N. Hutchinson St. Date of inspection Dec. 4. All employee drinks in the food preparation area must have a lid and straw.


• White Hall Food Express, 8003 Sheridan Road, White Hall. Date of inspection Dec. 1. Chicken in hot hold box was out of safe temperature range (must be 135 degrees F or above). Chicken was pulled during inspection. Opened packages of seasoning observed being stored on counter. Opened packages of food should be stored in a sealed container. Food was placed in a bag during inspection.


• Mini Mart, 1110 W. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Nov. 30. No date marking observed on opened deli meats held for more than 24 hours. Deli meats that are opened and held for more than 24 hours should be date marked and discarded after 7 days. Deli meats were dated or discarded during inspection. Some hot holding temperatures in hot box are out of safe temperature range (must be 135 degrees F or above). Chicken that was out of temperature was discarded during inspection.


• Big Red Travel Plaza, 8110 Sheridan Road, White Hall. Date of inspection Nov. 29. Food in freezers and food being stored on shelves should be covered to prevent contamination. Food was covered during inspection. Ice machine shield is unclean and should be cleaned. Ice machine shield was cleaned during inspection. Meat slicer is visibly unclean and should be clean before next use. Meat slicer was cleaned during inspection.


• Leon’s Catfish, #18 Chapel Village. Date of inspection Nov. 29. All employee drinks in the food preparation area must have a lid and a straw.


• Love’s Travel Stop, 4800 U.S. 65 S. Date of inspection Nov. 29. Need soap at all hand-washing sinks. Need paper towels or other hand drying device at all hand-washing sinks.


• Zaima Enterprises LLC, Highways 65 and 46, Redfield. Date of inspection Nov. 29. All foods in cooler should be covered.


• Sav-a-Lot Grocery, 600 Ash St. Date of inspection Nov. 28. All employee drinks in the food preparation area must have a lid and a straw.


• Super 1 Foods, 2721 Camden Road. Date of inspection Nov. 28. 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.


• The Hive Cafe & Candy Shoppe, 7106 Dollarway Road, Suite #140, White Hall. Date of inspection Nov. 28. Meat slicer is unclean and needs to cleaned. Meat slicer was cleaned during inspection.