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:


• New China Town, 2801 Olive St. #9-A. Date of follow-up inspection May 7. Observed openings in doors in dry storage. All outer openings should be protected against the entry of pests. Observed some containers of food in walk-in cooler stored directly on the ground. All food in containers throughout facility should be stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Used wiping cloths observed sitting out on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use at a concentration specified under 4-501.114. Clean plates observed being stored face up and uncovered on buffet bar. Clean plates should be stored covered or inverted to prevent contamination. Some flooring near automatic dishwasher and seasoning storage areas are damaged and need to be repaired. Floors, walls, and ceilings throughout establishment, especially in walk in cooler, near vent hood, behind three compartment sink, under food storage shelves, and in dry storage, are unclean and need to be cleaned. Vent hood is unclean and needs to be cleaned.


• Coffee Jones Internet Cafe, 815 University Drive, Ste. B. Date of inspection May 4. All employee drinks in the food preparation area must have a lid and a straw.


• Harbor Oaks Golf Club, #1 Harbor Oaks Drive. Date of inspection May 4. Observed chemicals being stored by pans in kitchen. Chemicals should be kept separate from food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single service items. Chemical were placed under three compartment sink during inspection. Soap not observed at hand washing sink. Soap needed at hand washing sink in kitchen. Some cold holding temperatures in reach in cooler near dry storage are out of safe temperature range (should be 41 degrees F or below). Advised person in charge that food in refrigerator that must stay cold should be discarded. Observed containers of food prepared on site held for more than 24 hours without date marking. Food prepared on site should be date marked if held over 24 hours and discarded after 7 days if not used. Paper towels not observed at hand-washing sink. Paper towels or other hand drying device needed at hand washing sink in kitchen.


• Shell Ross Co., 100 S. Ohio St. Date of inspection May 7. Three compartment sink is unclean and needs to be cleaned. No test strips observed in establishment. Test strips needed in establishment. Countertops are unclean and need to be cleaned. Restroom door does not have a self closure. Restroom door should be self closing.


• Shannons, 5511 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection May 7. Observed salt out of the original container. Bulk container holding stored ingredients must be labeled with common name of food unless can be un-mistakenly recognized. Observation: Observed walls in kitchen area needs to be cleaned. Observation: Observed air vents need to be cleaned.


• VFW POST 4455, 1600 E. Harding Ave. Date of inspection May 4. Establishment does not have any sanitizing test strips. Establishment need test strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. Observation: Observed no health permit posted. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public.


• Fiesta Mexicona, 3141 W. 28th Ave. Date of inspection May 3. Observed a screen on back door broken and a hole in the wall by the back door. Outer openings should be protected against the entry of pests. Some floor tiles in kitchen are missing or damaged and need to be replaced. Floors and walls, especially behind cooking equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned


• Pizza Hut, 7197 Sheridan Road, Ste. 104, White Hall. Date of inspection May 3. Some shelving throughout establishment is unclean and needs to be cleaned.


• Shell Quick Mart GGHA LLC, 7001 Sheridan Road. Date of inspection May 3. Some hot holding temperatures in hot case are out of safe temperature range (must be 135 degrees F or above). Food was discarded during inspection. Observed cheese in cooler and gizzards in walk-in cooler being stored uncovered. Food should be stored covered to prevent contamination. Cheese was placed in a bag and gizzards were covered during inspection.


• Speedway, 1420 S. Cherry St. Date of inspection May 3. Observed counter top dirty. Need to clean and sanitize counter top. Observed no lid on trash can. All trash need lids. Observed no health permit posted. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public.


• White Hall Food Express, 8003 Sheridan Road, White Hall. Date of inspection May 3. Chicken wings in hot hold box were out of safe temperature range (must be 135 degrees F or above). Chicken was discarded during inspection. Food in walk in cooler is out of safe temperature range (must be 41 degrees F or below).


• The Corner Cafe, 3907 Camden Road, Ste. 4. Date of inspection May 2. Observed a drink in a bottle. All employee drinks in the food preparation area must have a lid and a straw.


• Dollar General Store, 1010 Sheridan Road. Date of inspection May 1. Observed can goods on the floor. According the regulations can goods should be six inches off the floor.


• Mammouth Orange, 1315 Donna Drive, Redfield. Date of inspection May 1. Observed no thermometers in cooler. Need thermometers in all cooler and freezers. Observed potatoes on floor. Food should be stored at least six inches above the floor. Observed fan in kitchen area needs to be cleaned.


• Wood Shed, 9621 U.S. 270, White Hall. Date of inspection May 1. Observed opened sliced deli meats held in cooler for more than 24 hours. Sliced deli meats should be date marked if not used within 24 hours. Sliced deli meats were date marked during inspection.


• Wood Shed mobile, 9621 U.S. 270, White Hall. Date of inspection May 1. No test strips observed in mobile unit. Need test strips to test sanitizer strength. No current health permit posted. Health permit should be posted.


• Lavender’s Barn, 4501 U.S. 65 South. Date of inspection April 30. Observed bulk containers of seasonings in establishment not labeled with the common name of the food it contains. Bulk containers should be labeled with the common name of the food it contains. Observed used wiping cloths sitting on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use. Deep freezer door is broken and needs to be replaced. Hand washing sink leaking water from nozzle and needs to be repaired. Light shields in kitchen and wall behind vent hood are unclean and need to be cleaned.


• Stop N Shop Express, 131512 U.S. 79 N, Altheimer. Date of inspection April 30. Observed ice bags with no label. Ice should be properly labeled with store information where it was package. Observed microwave has needs to cleaned. Due to a build up of dirty. Observed no sanitizing test strips. Establishment needs testing strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. Observed dirty floors in establishment. Need to clean floors in establishment. Observed no health permit posted. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public.


• Chicot Hibachi Express, 2512 E. Harding Ave. Date of inspection April 27. Observed rice with no food label. Bulk containers holding stored ingredients must be labeled with common name of food unless food can be un-mistakenly recognized. Observed food being stored on the floor. Should be stored at least six inches above the floor. Needs to clean wall in kitchen area.


• Jordan Custom Smoked Meats & C, 8103 Earl Chadick Road, Sherrill. Date of inspection April 27. This establishment does not have sanitizing test strips. Chlorine test strips are needed to ensure proper sanitizing solution concentration of 50-100ppm.


• New York Restaurant & Karaoke Grill, 2221 S. Olive St. Ste G. Date of inspection April 27. Observed fish meal and flour not labeled. All food out of original must be label.


• Laugh-N-Learn Childcare Center, 3102 W. 34th Ave. Date of inspection April 25. Make sure to have proper concentration in sanitize buckets.