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:


• Kitchens on Wheels at the Barb, 2203 W. 26th Ave. Date of follow-up inspection Sept. 12. All critical violations were corrected during time of follow-up inspection.


• Southwood Elementary School, P.O. Box 7678. Date of inspection Aug. 22. Standing water on floor above drain needs to be cleaned and drain should be unclogged to properly drain water. Wall vent near cutting board storage is unclean and needs to be cleaned.


• David Vaughn Head Start Center, 2101 W. 11th Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 21. Observed receptacles containing food residue. Receptacles containing food residue must be kept covered when not in continuous use.


• Tutor U of White Hall - Tiny T, 1600 W. 40th Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 21. Facility did not have test strips available. Test strips shall be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solution concentration. Permit was expired during time of inspection. A valid permit must be posted in view of the public and not expired.


• Simplee’s Barbeque mobile, 700 E. Harding Ave. Date of opening inspection Sept. 12. Ok to operate- permit given.


• Rally’s Hamburgers, 403 N. Blake St. Date of follow-up inspection Sept. 7. All critical violations were corrected at time of follow-up inspection.


• Shipley Donuts, 1300 S. Main St. Date of follow-up inspection Sept. 7. No violations reported.


• Sonic Drive In, 2407 Olive St. Date of follow-up inspection Sept. 4. No violations reported.


• El Parian Mexican Restaurant, 2504 W. 28th Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 31. Observed pans of refried beans and cheese dip being cooled on dry storage shelves. Cooling shall be accomplished in accordance with the time and temperature criteria using effective methods. Containers of refried beans were placed in an ice water bath in sink and cheese dip was placed in the walk in cooler during inspection. Facility lacks refrigerator thermometer. Food temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperature. Used wiping cloths observed being stored on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use. Observed single use containers being reused to store food in. Single use items must not be reused. Observed standing water on the floor by ware-washing area. Standing water should be cleaned from the floor. Some ceiling tiles above walk in cooler are damaged and need to be replaced. Floor drain under automatic dishwasher is not draining properly and needs to be repaired.


• Jack Robey Junior High, 4101 Olive St. Date of follow-up inspection Aug. 31. Some hot holding temperatures in stand up warmers and warmer holding cheeseburgers are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept hot at a temperature of 135.0°F or above, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed crates of milk being stored directly on the ground in walk in cooler. Crates of milk should be stored at least 6 inches off of the ground. Observed a piece of ceiling tile by dry storage room door missing. Ceiling tile should be replaced.


• Country Kitchen, 4322 Dollarway Road. Date of follow-up inspection Aug. 30. Some temperatures in front reach in cooler are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Single service containers observed being reused throughout establishment. Single service containers should not be reused. Seal on walk in freezer door is broken and needs to be repaired. Shelves in dry storage area are unclean and need to be cleaned. Floors and walls throughout kitchen need to be cleaned. Some parts of flooring in kitchen are damaged and need to be repaired or replaced.


• Quantity Cooker Food LA, U.A.P.B. 26 Watson Blvd. Date of follow-up inspection Aug. 30. All violations corrected during time of follow up inspection.


• Dollarway PreK Learning School, 4900 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection Aug. 29. Hand towels were not available at the hand-washing sink. Facility shall 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 at a temperature at 123F in hot holding. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept hot at a temperature of 135.0°F or above, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed wiping cloths on the counters and not sanitizing buckets. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with Regulations pertaining to Retail Food establishment.