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:
• Forrest Park Greenville Preschool, 2501 W. 10th Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 17. Observed used wiping cloths sitting out on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use. Wiping cloths were put in a sanitizer solution during inspection.
• Kinder Prep Christian Academy, 908 S. Cherry St. Date of inspection Oct. 17. Discontinue consuming food, use of unapproved beverage containers, or use food preparation area. 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 handwashing.
• Southwood Elementary School, P.O. Box 7678. Date of inspection Oct. 17. Raw beef and turkey meat observed being stored above precooked foods and vegetables in back freezer. Raw meats should be stored below precooked foods and vegetables. Raw meats were moved to the bottom of the freezer during inspection. Used wiping cloths observed sitting on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be kept in a sanitizer solution between use.
• Brooklyn’s Childcare Center, 1201 University Drive. Date of inspection Oct. 16. Observation: No current health permit posted. Observation: Establishment needs test strip to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution.
• Tastesetter Eatery LLC, 123 W. Second Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 16. Raw meat observed being stored above vegetables and precooked meat in freezer. Raw meat should be stored below vegetables and precooked meats. Raw meat was moved to bottom of the freezer during inspection. Styrofoam container observed being used to scoop seasoning out with. Scoop that is cleanable and has a handle should be used to scoop seasoning out with to avoid contamination. Styrofoam container was removed during inspection.
• Country Chic Chocolate Co., 1522 S. Main St. Date of inspection Oct. 12. Opened package of sugar observed in dry storage should be covered to prevent contamination. Lid of container that sugar was in was placed on container during inspection.
• Kuljit Singh, 1802 E. Harding Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 12. Interior of ice machine is damaged and needs to be repaired. Counter top where single service cups and lids and soda machine are located is unclean and needs to be cleaned. Three compartment sink is unclean and needs to be cleaned. Single service cups and lids observed being stored uncovered and in direct contact with unclean counter tops. Single service cups and lids should be stored in their original protective packaging or by other means that protects them from contamination until used. Restroom door should be self closing. Need lighting in ware-washing area. Ice scoop observed being stored directly on cardboard box. Ice scoop should be stored in a way to prevent it from contamination. Ice scoop was placed into an ice bag during inspection.
• Kitchens On Wheels, 407 W. Martin Place. Date of inspection Oct. 11. Bottom of small cooler in the front of mobile unit is unclean and needs to be cleaned. No current health permit posted. Counter tops across from fryer and under small cooler in the front are lined with wiping cloths. Counter tops that are exposed to splash should not be lined with wiping cloths.
• Quest Middle School, 308 S. Blake St. Date of inspection Oct. 11. Back door seal is broken and needs to be repaired.
• Stop-N-Shop, 1100 W. 16th Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 11. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with regulations pertaining to establishment.
• Valley Innovative (ser unit 655), 1620 Nebraska St. Date of inspection Oct. 11. Food must be stored in compliance with establishment regulation. All food should be at least six inches off of the floor. Discontinue consuming food, use of unapproved beverage containers, or use of in food preparation or ware-washing area. Need more lighting in establishment.
• Creative Minds, 906 E. 21st Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 10. Employee restroom door spring is broken and needs to be repaired so that door is self closing.