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:


• Angelita Restaurant, 2901 Pines Mall Drive, Suite 704. Date of follow-up inspection June 22. All violations were corrected during time of inspection.


• Briggs Bar B Que Cooking, 2221 S. Olive St., Suite J. Date of follow-up inspection June 22. All violations were corrected during time of inspection.


• Granny’s Kitchen, 2901 Pines Mall Drive. Date of follow-up inspection June 22. All violations were corrected during time of inspection.


• Freeman’s One Stop, P.O. Box 43, Tucker. Date of inspection June 14. Observed spoons and forks in hand-washing sink. A hand-washing sink should not be used for any other purpose than hand washing. Observed no test strips in this establishment. Establishment need testing strips of the sanitizing solution. There are some missing floor tiles that need to be repaired/replaced. This establishment needs more lighting.


• Mini Mart, 1110 W. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection June 14. Observed raw beef being stored on top of hamburger buns and dressings. Raw meat should be stored below ready to eat foods. Raw meat was moved to bottom shelf in walk in cooler during inspection. Some hot holding temperatures are of safe temperature range (must be 135 degrees F or above). Some cold holding temperatures are out of safe temperature range (must be 41 degrees F or below). 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 during inspection. Observed several flies throughout establishment. Establishment should remain free of pests. Observed tongs being stored directly on top of unclean surface. Tongs should be stored in a way to prevent them from being contaminated. Tongs were placed in bag during inspection. No test strips noted in establishment. Test strips needed to test sanitizer strength. Some floor tiles in kitchen are damaged and need to be replaced.


• Colonial Steak House, 111 W. Eighth Ave. Date of inspection June 13. Single service items observed in establishment being reused. Single service containers should not be reused.


• Lybrand’s Bakery, 2900 Hazel St. Date of inspection June 13. Observed raw beef being stored above lettuce in reach in cooler by drive thru window. Raw meats should be stored below ready to eat foods. Raw beef was placed on the bottom of the cooler during inspection. Some cold holding temperatures in reach in cooler by drive thru and prep area with fruit are being stored out of safe temperature range (must be 41 degrees F or below). Food not in their original packages should be labeled with the common name of the food it contains. Prep cooler vent by grill area is unclean and needs to be cleaned. Some light bulbs in kitchen are not covered by a protective shield. Light bulbs should have a protective shield over them or be shatterproof.


• MR Petroleum, 3100 Hazel St. Date of inspection June 13. No soap noted at hand washing sink in kitchen or restroom. Soap should be supplied at all hand-washing sinks. No paper towels noted at hand-washing sink in kitchen. Paper towels or other hand drying device should be supplied at all hand-washing sinks. Observed food being stored uncovered in kitchen. Food should stay covered while being stored to protect it from being contaminated. Food was covered during inspection. Some hot holding temperatures in hot case were being stored out of the safe temperature range (must be 135 degrees F or above). Food out of temperature was reheated to above 165 degrees F and employee replaced bulbs in hot case during inspection. Observed pipe leaking water in three compartment sink. Pipe should be repaired so that water does not leak. Coffee/slush counter tops are unclean and need to be cleaned. Observed standing water on floor by back deep freezer. Water should be cleaned off of floor. Water was mopped up during inspection.


• Huddle House - White Hall, 7735 Sheridan Road, 103 Woodberry Court, White Hall. Date of follow-up inspection June 14. Seal on the bottom of the back door needs replaced. Prep cooler near soda machine is leaking condensation and needs to be repaired. Trash cans containing food residue should be covered when not in continuous use. Some flooring is damaged and needs to be repaired. Health permit posted has expired. Current health permit should be posted.


• Cranford’s White Hall, 8503 Dollarway Road. Date of follow-up inspection June 14. Reach in freezer doors are not sealing properly. Doors should be repaired to seal properly. Walk in cooler door in meat department and wall in meat department walk in cooler are damaged and need to be repaired. Meat department walk in and dairy walk in cooler fans are unclean and need to be cleaned. Meat department floors and ceiling tiles are damaged or missing and need to be repaired or replaced. Meat department floors, walls, and ceiling are unclean and need to be cleaned.


• Cranford’s White Hall deli, 8503 Dollarway Road. Date of follow-up inspection June 14. Floors, especially under and behind cooking equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned. Some parts of flooring and ceiling in deli are damaged and need to be repaired.


• Mexican Grill/Pizza, 2901 Pines Mall Drive. Date of inspection June 19. Observation: Deep Freezer need to be repaired. All equipment should be in good repair. Observation: Observed no test strips in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Need to clean non-food contact surface. (Counter Tops). Observed trash cans without lid. All trash cans need lids. Only need lids if they contain food residue and are not in continuous. There are some missing floor tiles that need to be repaired/replaced .Observed more lighting (needed) in food prep area. There should be enough lighting to cast out dark areas. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public.


• El Parian Mexican Restaurant, 8420 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection June 15. Observed some food in walk in cooler and prep cooler being stored uncovered. Food should be stored covered to prevent contamination. Food was covered during inspection. Refried beans in walk in cooler are out of safe temperature range (must be 41 degrees F or below). Refried beans that were out of temperature were discarded during inspection. Consumer advisory not noted in menu. Consumer advisory needed in menu for raw or undercooked food. Thermometers not noted in refrigerators. Thermometers needed in refrigerators that hold food that must stay cold. Observed some single service containers being reused to store food in. Single service containers should not be reused. Some ceiling tiles in dry storage area are damaged or missing and need to be replaced. Observed aprons being stored on top of bagged tortillas. Aprons should be stored in a designated area where contamination of food cannot occur. Some light bulbs in kitchen are not shielded or shatterproof. Lights bulbs in kitchen should be properly shielded or shatterproof.


• Rick’s Quick Stop, 6000 W. Barraque St. Date of inspection June 15. 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 during inspection. Observed gloves being used to touch raw meat and then hamburger bun package. Gloves should be changed between tasks. Gloves were changed during inspection. Observed hole in ceiling above deep freezers. Hole should be repaired.


• A 2 Z BAR & GRILL, 11000 Highway 15, Tucker. Date of inspection June 14. Establishment needs testing strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. Observed that the health permit was expired. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public.


• DI’s Bar and Grill, 1310 S. Blake St. Date of inspection June 14. Observed flour out of original container. Bulk containers holding stored ingredients must be labeled with common of food unless food can be un-mistakenly recognized.


• The Wild Hog Inc., 4600 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection June 14. Observed raw beef being stored above bread in refrigerator. Raw meat should be stored below ready to eat foods. Raw beef was moved to bottom drawer in refrigerator during inspection. Consumer advisory not noted on menu. Consumer advisory needed in menu. Observed unidentified containers of seasonings being stored in kitchen. Food out of its original container and placed in bulk bins should be labeled with the common name of the food it contains. Containers were labeled during inspection. Three compartment sink pipe by nozzle is leaking and needs to be repaired.


• Brother T Barque, mobile, 5409 W. 15th Ave. Date of inspection June 12. Observed smoker without screen. Smoker needs screen to protect from flies and other pests.