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:


• Chili’s, 5511 Olive St.; 6820 LBJ Freeway Legal Dept. Date of inspection June 29. Observed no paper towels at hand-washing sink. 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. Observed sauce out of the original container. Food not in the original packages for use in establishment must be identified with the common name of the food. Observed ice scoop being stored directly in the ice. Ice scoop should be stored properly to prevent it from being contaminated. Receptacles containing food residue must be kept covered when not in continuous use.


• McDonald’s, 3610 Camden Road. Date of inspection June 29. Shield inside ice machine needs to be cleaned. All food contact surface should be cleaned. Ice machine shield cleaned. Observed trash can without lid. All trash cans need lids. Only need lids if they contain food residue and are not in continuous use.


• Super 1 Foods, 5805 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection June 29. All employee drinks in the food preparation area must have a lid and a straw. Discontinue consuming food, use of unapproved beverage containers, or use of tobacco in food preparation or ware-washing area.


• Super 1 Foods deli, 5805 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection June 29. Observed bread stored on floor in cooler. Food must be stored six inches above the floor. Bread was corrected during time of inspection.


• Burger King, 5515 Olive St. Date of inspection June 26. Need to clean non-food contact surface. (Counter top). Receptacles containing food residue must be kept covered when not in continuous use.


• Charro’s, 2500 Olive St. Date of inspection June 26. Observed hand washing sink being blocked. 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 hand washing.


• Divine Kitchen, 2122 S. Blake St. Date of inspection June 26. Observed onions being stored on the floor. Food must be stored in compliance with establishment regulation. All food should be at least six inches off the floor. Onions were corrected during time of inspection. Wiping cloths should be stored in sanitize solution after each use. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with regulations pertaining to retail food. Test strips not observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Hand-washing sink fixture needs to to replaced or repaired. The kitchen area needs to cleaned. Corrective Action: A person or persons must have valid permit to operate the retail food establishment in compliance with the law. Please contact the billing office at 501-661-2171 to ensure that you are in compliance with the law.


• Kentucky Fried Chicken, 401 N. Blake St. Date of inspection June 26. Test strips not observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. There are some missing floor tiles that need to be repaired/replaced.


• Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, 2700 Olive St. Date of inspection June 25. Observed flour out of the original. Food not in the original packages for use in establishment must be identified with the common name of the food.


• Super 1 Foods, 2721 Camden Road. Date of inspection June 25. Observed hand-washing being blocked with blades. 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 hand washing.


• Super 1 Foods deli, 2721 Camden Road. Date of inspection June 25. Observed no paper towels at hand-washing sink. 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. Observed chicken sitting in on sink. Chicken shall be thawed using an approved method.


• Lybrand’s Too, 6201 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection June 22. Observed some food being stored uncovered in reach in freezer and refrigerator. Food should remain covered while being stored. Food was covered during inspection. Observed unclean wiping cloths sitting on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use. Wiping cloths were moved from counter tops during inspection. Trash cans containing food residue should be covered when not in continuous use. Some ceiling tiles are damaged or missing and need to be replaced. Lights in the food prep area should be properly shielded.


• E-Z Mart Food Store, 5600 S. Olive St. Date of follow-up inspection June 21. Observed food employees not wearing hair restraints. Food employees should wear hair restraints. Ceiling vents leaking condensation during inspection. Ceiling vents should not leak condensation. Some parts of ceiling are unclean and need to be cleaned.


• Foodwise, 3101 W. 28th Ave. Date of inspection June 21. Observed a knife in hand-washing sink in the meat department. Hand-washing sink should only be used for washing hands. Knife was removed from the sink during inspection. Observed boxes of food being stored on the floor in the walk in cooler in the produce department. Food should be stored at least 6 inches off of the ground. Observed trash can in produce department with food residue being stored uncovered. Trash cans containing food residue should be covered when not in continuous use. Observed cardboard box being used to line the floors with in meat department. Absorbent materials should not be used to line floors with. Cardboard box was removed during inspection.


• Ocean’s Fish and Chicken, 2611 W. 28th Ave. Date of inspection June 21. Observed container with no labels. Bulk containers holding stored ingredients must be labeled with common name of food unless with common name of food unless can be un-mistakenly recognized. Food not in the original packages for use in establishment must be identified with the common name of the food. Observed wiping cloths laying around establishment. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitize solution. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with regulations pertaining to retail food establishment. Observed peppers being stored in Mayo container. Single service items must not be reused. Observed walk-in freezer is leaking. All equipment should be in good repair. Observed table uncleaned. Need to clean and sanitize non-food contact surface to prevent contamination. There are some missing floor tiles that need to be repaired/replaced. Vent hood needs to be cleaned.


• Sav-A-Lot Grocery, 600 Ash St. Date of inspection June 21. Observed bleach being stored near meat slicer. Bleach was moved during time of inspection to prevent contamination. Observed air conditioner leaking water in meat prep area. All equipment should be in good repair.


• Mini Mart, 1110 W. Sixth Ave. Date of follow-up inspection June 20. Observed raw beef being stored on top of hamburger buns. Raw meat should be stored below ready to eat foods. Raw meat was moved to bottom shelf in walk-in cooler during inspection.


• BBQ Shack, 412 E. Harding Ave. Date of follow-up inspection June 19. No violations reported.


• Grider Field Restaurant, 709 Hangar Row. Date of inspection June 19. No hand-washing sign noted at hand-washing sink. Hand-washing sign needed to notify employees to wash their hands. Observed chemical stored on counter next to food. Chemicals should be stored separate from food. Chemical was moved during inspection. Observed seasonings out of their original container and in bulk bins not labeled. Food out of its original containers should be labeled with the common name of the food it contains. Observed boxes and bags of food stored directly on the floor. Food in containers should be stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Observed used wiping cloths sitting out on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be stored in a sanitizer solution between uses. Observed ice scoop handle being stored directly on ice. Ice scoop handle should be stored handle up if being stored in ice bin. Ice scoop handle was placed up during inspection. Observed single use containers being reused to store food in. Single use containers should not be reused. Restroom door is not self closing. Restroom door should be self closing. Areas of floors throughout establishment, especially under and behind equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned.


• Margie’s House, 5830 U.S. 65 S. Date of inspection June 19. Observed opened deli turkey in refrigerator held for more than 7 days. Food prepared on site or opened commercial containers held for more than 24 hours should be date marked and discarded after 7 days. Opened deli turkey was discarded during inspection. Test strips not noted in establishment. Test strips should be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Restroom door is not self closing. Restroom door opening to kitchen area should be self closing. Health permit posted has expired. Need current health permit posted.


• Sandy Acre Grocery, 9225 U.S. 270, White Hall. Date of inspection June 19. Some hot-holding temperatures were out of safe temperature range in hot case (must be 135 degrees F or above). Food that was out of temperature was discarded during inspection. Observed opened deli meats held for more than 24 hours being stored with no date marking on them. Opened deli meats should be date marked if held for over 24 hours and discarded if over 7 days old. Deli meats were date marked during inspection. Observed chemicals being stored next to flour and cooking spray in kitchen. Chemicals should be stored separate from food. Chemicals were moved during inspection. Observed used wiping cloths sitting on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use. Wiping cloths were put in a bucket during inspection. Observed single use containers being reused. Single use containers should not be reused. Observed condensation leaking from deli case and freezer doors — needs to be repaired. Some floor tiles in kitchen are cracked and some ceiling tiles damaged and need to be replaced.


• The Corner Store, 3800 U.S. 425 South. Date of inspection June 19. Observed opened deli meats held for more than 24 hours and not date marked. Food prepared on site or opened commercial containers held for more than 24 hours should be date marked and discarded after 7 days. Opened deli meats were date marked during inspection. Observed chemicals being stored next to food. Chemicals should be stored separate from food. Chemicals were moved during inspection. No probe type thermometer available in establishment. Thermometer needed to test internal temperatures of food. Store information not noted on ice bags containing ice packaged in store. Ice bags should be labeled with store information on them if bagged at the store. Observed ice scoop being stored on top of ice machine. Ice scoop should be stored in a way to prevent it from being contaminated. Some parts of ceiling are damaged and need to be repaired. Some parts of ceiling in establishment are unclean and need to be cleaned.


• Zaima Enterprises LLC, U.S. 65 and Arkansas 46, Redfield. Date of inspection June 19. Observed food in bulk container with no label. Food not in the original packages for use in establishment must be identified with the common name of the food. Container was labeled with common name. Observed paper cups being stored on the floor. All single service items must be stored at least six inches off the floor. Items must be stored to prevent contamination. Cups were corrected during time of inspection. Observed trash cans without lids. All trash can need lids. Only need lids if they contain food residue and are not in continuous use. Need to clean walls in kitchen area.