Food Safety Feb. 11

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments that include restaurants, bars, day cares, 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.

Here are recent reports:

SR QUICK MART INC., 5001 Dollarway Road. Date of follow-up Feb. 5. All violations corrected during time of inspection.

UNITED FOOD & GAS INC., 800 N. Bryant St., White Hall. Date of inspection Jan. 30. At least one EMPLOYEE that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control FOOD preparation and service shall be a certified FOOD protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an ACCREDITED PROGRAM. Hand washing was blocked during time of inspection. A handwashing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use, and do not use for purposes other than handwashing. Observed sugar not labeled. Food not in the original packages for use in Establishment must be identified with the common name of the Food.

UNITED FOOD & GAS INC., 800 N. Bryant St., White Hall. Date of follow-up inspection Feb. 6. All violations corrected during time of inspection.

PINE BLUFF AQUATIC CENTER, 400 E. 11th Ave. Date of inspection Jan. 30. Observation: Cooler is not working. Corrective Action: 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.

PINE BLUFF AQUATIC CENTER, 400 E. 11th Ave. Date of follow-up inspection Feb. 7. All violations corrected during time of inspection.

EDUCATIONAL CENTER FOR G.A.D. mobile, 414 S. Walnut St. Date of inspection Feb. 1. Observation: Hot water unavailable during time of inspection.

EDUCATIONAL CENTER FOR G.A.D. mobile, 414 S. Walnut St. Date of follow-up inspection Feb. 2. All violations corrected during time of inspection.

SALVATION ARMY, 501 E. 12th Ave. Date of inspection Feb. 2. Observation: Observed cooler at temperature of 50 degrees. Corrective Action: 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. Observed zero footcandles in establishment.

DOLLAR GENERAL, 5104 Dollarway Road. Date of inspection Feb. 1. Soap is needed at the hand washing sink in the first restroom. Provide an adequate supply of hand cleanser (liquid, powder or bar) at each handwashing sink. Hand soap was placed at the hand washing sink during the inspection. Some ceiling tiles throughout the store are damaged. The PHYSICAL FACILITIES shall be maintained in good repair.

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