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.

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.


The following are the results of food safety inspections conducted by the Jefferson County Health Unit:


• China Garden Buffet, 7203 Sheridan Road, White Hall. Date of followup inspection Aug. 14. Previous violations corrected except: Food in walk-in cooler should stay covered to prevent contamination. Food in walk-in cooler and freezer should be at least 6 inches off the ground. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitized solution between uses. Ice scoop stored improperly. Improper scoops used. Floors and ceiling in kitchen area need to be cleaned.


• HR Food Mart, 201 Edline, Altheimer. Date of followup inspection Aug. 8. All violations corrected during followup inspection.


• A Small World Daycare, 1227 W. Fifth Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 7. Handwashing sink not working in kitchen area.


• Stop-N-Shop Express, 131512 U.S. 79 North, Altheimer. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Garbage cans all need lids. Need to clean kitchen floor.


• Sonic Drive In, 2407 Olive St. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Sanitizer strength (QT in bucket) 200 ppm. Critical violation #7 — Gloves must be used when handling ready-to-eat foods (corrected on site during inspection.) Some flooring needs to be cleaned. Trash cans in kitchen area need lids.


• The Country Store, 16501 N. U.S. 79. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Need test strips to check sanitizer levels. Need to replace bulbs under venthood.


• Thomas Groceries and Gifts #2, 202 E. Front St., Altheimer. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Improper way of thawing (corrected on site during inspection.)


• Academy of Learning, 627 E. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Closed during time of inspection - no children until Monday (Aug. 18.)


• Kosmic Kidz Outreach Inc., 313 W. Barraque St. Date of inspection Aug. 11. Critical violation #26 — Toxic chemicals should be properly labeled with identifying information (corrected on site during inspection.) Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitized solution between uses. Ceiling in the kitchen needs repairing.


• Kosmic Kidz Learning, 1702 W. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Aug. 14. Complaint — roaches seen in establishment. No roaches seen during time of inspection. No violations noted during time of inspection.


• Subway, 1620 A Main St. Date of inspection Aug. 11. Trash cans in kitchen area need lids.


• Althemer Boys and Girls Club, 301 W. Second St., Altheimer. Date of inspection Aug. 8. Need more lighting in the establishment.


• Baby Station, 908 S. Cherry St. Date of inspection Aug. 8. Wiping clothes should be kept in a sanitized solution between uses.