Food Safety Feb. 25

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:

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.

GALLO REGIO mobile, 4619 Dusty Lake Drive. Date of inspection Feb. 7. Observed hand washing sink. 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. Corrected on site. Observation: Observed no test strips in establishment. Corrective Action: Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions.

TINY LITTLE BLESSINGS LEARNING, 105 S. Highway 365, Redfield. Date of inspection Feb. 8. Observation: Observed drink with lid or straw in kitchen area. (Specific observation here) Corrective Action: Discontinue consuming food, use of unapproved beverage containers, or use of tobacco in food preparation or warewashing area. Drink was discarded during time of inspection. Observed wiping cloths laying on counter top. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with Regulations pertaining to Retail food establishment.

MAIN STREET ONE STOP, 1620 S. Main St. Date of inspection Feb. 8. No paper towels provided at the hand washing sink in the restroom. Provide a supply of individual disposable towels or a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or a heatedair drying device at each handwashing sink in food preparation, toilet and warewashing areas. Three compartment sink was uninstalled in establishment. Coffee is still served in the store therefore a three compartment sink is still needed for properly washing, rinsing, and sanitizing dishes. No test strips observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions.

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE, 1675 W. Front St., Altheimer. Date of inspection into complaint Feb. 20. No violations reported.

SHELL STOP N SHOP, 5600 S. Olive St. Date of inspection into complaint Feb. 20. No violations pertaining to complaint during time of inspection.

JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER, 301 E. Second Ave. Date of follow-up inspection Feb. 14. Previous violation corrected.

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE, 10104 U.S. 63. Date of inspection into complaint Feb. 9. No violations pertaining to complaint during time of inspection.

CHERRY STREET FOOD MART, 2504 S. Cherry St. Date of inspection Feb. 8. 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. No soap provided at the hand washing sink in the restroom. Provide an adequate supply of hand cleanser (liquid, powder or bar) at each handwashing sink. Observed a trash can containing food residue being stored uncovered when not in continuous use. Trash cans containing food residue should be kept covered when not in continuous use.

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