Food Safety March 31

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:

REDFIELD TRUCK STOP-ZAIMA ENTERPRISES LLC, Highway 65 and 46, Redfield. Date of inspection March 19. 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. Observed no hand washing sign at hand washing sink. Must have a sign or poster that notifies food workers to wash their hands at all handwashing sinks used by food workers and shall be clearly visible to food workers. Observed a box of single service cups stored directly on the floor. Must use single service items in accordance to regulations. Observation: Nonfood contact surface (cooler) in kitchen needs to be cleaned. Corrective Action: Nonfood contact surfaces shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. Observation: Floor in kitchen area needs to be cleaned. Corrective Action: Clean the physical facilities as often as necessary to keep them clean.

HAZEL FINE DELI GROCERY, 2510 S. Hazel St. Date of inspection March 19. 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. Observed bacon bits not labeled. Food not in the original packages for use in Establishment must be identified with the common name of the Food. Observation: Health permit is expired. 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. Corrected on site.

HARDING FAMILY MARKET, 2203 E. Harding Ave. Date of follow-up inspection March 25. No violation reported.

HARDIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - SFE LLC, 700 Schoolwood Drive, Redfield. Date of follow-up inspection March 15. Violation not corrected during time of inspection.

HARDIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - SFE LLC, 700 Schoolwood Drive, Redfield. Date of follow-up inspection March 25. No violation reported.

SOUTHERN EDGE TRUCK STOP, 5807 S. Olive St. Date of inspection into complaint March 26. Observed no violations pertaining to compliant.

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