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:
• C&S FOOD SERVICE, 2503 Forest Knoll Drive. Date of opening inspection Feb. 7. No violation observed during time of inspection.
• ERMER’S LEARNING ACADEMY INC., 4006 Barraque St. Date of inspection Jan. 30. Observation: Walls are unclean in kitchen area. Nonfood contact surfaces shall be cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues. Walls were cleaned during time of inspection.
• JACK ROBEY JR. HIGH GYM, 4101 S. Olive St. Date of inspection Jan. 30. Some ceiling tiles in concession are damaged and need to be replaced. Observed a hole in wall under cabinet in concession. Wall should be repaired. Light bulbs near refrigerators are not shielded and should be properly shielded.
• FAMILY DOLLAR, 2801 Olive St.Date of inspection Jan. 23. Observed a box of paper plates stored on the floor. Items must be stored at least six inches above the floor to prevent contamination.
• INDIGO BLUE COFFEEHOUSE, 212 W. Barraque St. Date of inspection Jan. 23. Observation: Observed trash cans without lids. Trash can containing food residue and are not in continuous and use. Lids was placed on trash cans during time of inspection.
• TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE, 502 Mallard Loop Suite E. Date of inspection Jan. 23. Pipe on service sink is leaking. Pipe needs to be repaired so that it is free of leaks.
• CASA WOMEN’S SHELTER, Pine Bluff. Date of inspection Jan. 22. Observed packages of onions being stored on the floor. Packages of onions should be stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Packages of onions were moved off of the floor during inspection.
• IRISH MAID DONUT, 2320 S. Blake St. Date of inspection Jan. 22. Observed apples stored on the floor. Food shall be stored at least six inches above the floor and in compliance with established regulations.
• OWENS FOOD & SUPPLIES INC., 9 Portea Drive. Date of inspection Jan. 22. Observed boxes of chicken stored on the floor in walk-in cooler. Food must be stored at least 6 inches above the floor and in compliance with established regulations. Observed paper plates stored directly on floor. Items must be stored at least 6 inches above the floor to prevent contamination.
• RIVERSIDE WING THING, 2010 Port Road. Date of inspection Jan. 22. Observation: Facility lacks refrigerator thermometers. Corrective Action: Food temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperature.
• SAM’S SOUTHERN EATERY, 7003 Dollarway Road, White Hall. Date of inspection Jan. 22. Did not see thermometers in all the food coolers. Keep them visible at all times. Bulk food containers not labeled. Food not in the original packages for use in Establishment must be identified with the common name of the Food. Bulk containers soiled. Clean bulk containers. Walls and ceilings in hallway not constructed per food code standards. When remodeling, bring them to food preparation standards. Food warmers, handles on cooler doors and other equipment in preparation and storage are visibly soiled. Keep equipment clean to sight and touch. Restroom doors standing open. Install self closing devices on doors. Observation: Preparation and storage areas are visibly soiled. Corrective Action: Clean the physical facilities as often as necessary to keep them clean. Light bulbs in preparation and storage are missing protective shields. Properly shield all glass light bulbs in these areas. Observation: USA FOOD PROGRAM shows, “business has expired license.” Corrective Action: It is unlawful to operate a retail food establishment without a valid permit. Contact the billing office at 501-661-2171 to ensure that you are in compliance with the law.
• DAYS INN, 406 N. Blake St., ATTN: Bob Patel. Date of inspection Jan. 21. Observed waffle mix out of original container. Food not in the original packages for use in establishment must be identified with the common name of the Food.
• KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN, 3002 Pines Mall Drive, P.O. Box 789705. Date of inspection Jan. 21. Raw chicken (42 and 43 degrees F) in meat walk 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. Thermometer for meat walk in cooler is not working properly. Ambient air and water temperature measuring devices should be accurate within 3 degrees Fahrenheit of the intended range. Floors in walk in freezer and dry storage area are unclean and need to be cleaned. Some ceiling tiles in establishment are missing or damaged and need to be replaced.