St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Bob Evans, Ethyl’s, Ellbee’s, Erio’s

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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health monitors more than 1,300 food service providers in St. Charles County. (The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections.) Routine inspections are conducted by specialists with the department for proper food safety procedures and are scored by deducting points from a starting score of 100.

The following acronyms are used in violation information: PHF (Potentially Hazardous Food), TCS (Time/Temperature Control for Safety), FCS (Food-contact Surface), NFC (Non-food contact surface), RTE (Read to Eat).

The following scores were posted within the last week, September 13 – 19, 2017.

Lake Saint Louis

  • Walgreen’s, 3497 Technology Drive – score 100
  • Gas N Shop, 100 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard – score 82 (“Unable to demonstrate knowledge of foodborne diseases, HACCP, the Code, etc. 5(pnt); hot hold at 110; No test kit for sanitizer 5(pnt); Leaking plumbing or plumbing in disrepair 5, 2(pnt); Unnecessary items/clutter and litter 2(pnt); Insufficient lighting 2(pnt); lack of lite in milk reach in”)
  • Village Cafe, 6127 Ronald Reagan Drive – follow up (“Observed that TCS food is properly dated but stored in refrigerator less than 7 days, violation corrected; All other violations should be corrected by next regular inspection”)
  • Arby’s, 909 Robert Raymond Drive – score 100
  • Family Video, 1820 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard – score 95 (“Food uncovered with the risk of cross-contamination 5(pnt); Dirty FCSs 2(pnt)”)
  • Pinot’s Palette, 10 Meadows Circle Ste. 100 – score 100

Wentzville

  • Andoro & Sons, 701 East Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Ellbee’s General Store, 6 West Main Street – score 95
  • The Sports Barn, 1047 East Highway N – score 95
  • Chimi’s Fresh Mex, 8 Wentzville Center – score 96 (“Improper thawing 2(pnt); Thawing of frozen items to be done under running water or in refrigerator. Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt); Items not to be contaminated by miscelaneous sources.”)
  • Wentzville Fire Protection District, 209 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Ruby Tuesday’s, 1218 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive – score 100
  • Sunny Street Cafe, 1814 Wentzville Parkway Ste. A – score 96 (“Personal items to be stored where they can not contaminate food items or food prep surfaces. Dirty NFCs 2(pnt); Non contact surfaces such as ice bins in need of cleaning to prevent build up.”)
  • Bob Evans, 3001 Wentzville Parkway – score 98
  • Dairy Queen, 702 South Church Street – score 98

O’Fallon

  • Arby’s, 4231 Highway K – score 100
  • Moudy’s Bar & Grill, 2151 West Terra Lane – score 91 (“Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt); Observed containers of food in the walk-in cooler were not dated with the day of preparation or 7 days following, which is the day the food must be discarded; all food items that have been prepared or were removed from their original container must contain a the date of preparation or 7 days after that date; In-use serving utensils not stored properly 2(pnt); Observed the container that was holding the pizza server utensils was dirty with food residue and debris; the container should be free of residue and debris at all times; Observed the containers near the dishwasher, holding utensils, were dirty with food residue and debris; the containers should be free of residue and debris at all times; Observed the floors under the equipment in the kitchen are dirty with a build-up of debris, grease, etc.; the equipment should be removed from the wall weekly, in order to clean and mop the floors in that area; Observed dust and debris in and on the lights in the back kitchen/storage area; the lights should be cleaned frequently to eliminate the dust and debris”)
  • El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 4265 Keaton Crossing Boulevard – score 98
  • Waffle House, 106 West Terra Lane – score 92 (“Improper use of warewashing sinks 2(pnt); Observed food stored in and next to the 3-compartment sink in the back area of the kitchen; food can not be stored in or near the 3-compartment sink, unless it is produce being washed or food is being thawed; if that is the case, the sink must be sanitized before and after each use; Observed the ice machine contains debris and residue; the machine should be drained, then washed, rinsed, and sanitized; the process should occur often to reduce the build-up of debris and residue; Observed the floor of the reach-in cooler was covered in a food spill; the floor should be cleaned as soon as possible to eliminate the spill; Observed the floor under the dishwasher is covered in a build-up of debris, grease, etc.; the floors should be cleaned frequently to eliminate the build-up; Observed the lights above the food preparation areas of the kitchen are dusty; the lights should be kept clean at all times to eliminate the possibility to contamination onto prepared food; Coats, purses and other personal items stored improperly 2(pnt); Observed an e-cigarette was stored near the 3-compartment sink; the item should be stored in a designated area away from food and clean equipment/utensils”)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 2352 Highway K – score 98
  • Tully’s Taproom, 1120 Technology 113A – score 98
  • A Better Pizza, 2449 Highway K – score 88 (“Observed no managers nor employees were certified in ServSafe; at least one manager must become certified in ServSafe as soon as possible and other non-manager employees should complete the Basic Sanitation Course that is available through the county health department or online; Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt); Observed containers of ready-to-eat food in two of the reach-in coolers and the walk-in cooler were not dated with the day of preparation or 7 days following the preparation date, which is when the food must be discarded; the owner has a sheet of when all of the food was prepared and dated the food accordingly; Unnecessary items/clutter and litter 2(pnt); Observed unnecessary items and clutter throughout the kitchen and front area of the establishment; items that are not necessary for the operation of the establishment should be removed from the premise; items that are needed but can not be stored in a kitchen should be moved to the office”)
  • McGurk’s Public House, 108 South Main Street – score 95 (“PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt); Observed the cold-holding unit used to make salads is not meeting the temperatures of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below; temperatures were reading between 47-50 degrees Fahrenheit”)
  • McGurk’s Public House, 108 south Main Street – follow up, in compliance
  • Circle K, 602 North Main Street – follow up, in compliance
  • Ethyl’s Smokehouse & Saloon, 8505 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 98
  •  Fort Zumwalt West High School, Jungle Cafe, 840 Lone Star Drive – score 100
  • St. Louis Bread Company, 1300 Highway K – score 100
  • Mr Goodcents Subs & Pastas, 842 Bryan Road – score 100
  • 88 China, 1326 Sunburst Drive – score 96 (“In-use serving utensils not stored properly 2(pnt); Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt); reach over noncommercial freezer lid broken”)
  • Mike Clemens Center, 910 H0mefield Boulevard – score 100
  • Thai Kitchen, 8632 Mexico Road – follow up, in compliance
  • Hope High School, 307 West Pitman Street – score 100
  • Rock Creek Elementary School, 8970 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Fort Zumwalt West Middle School, 150 Waterford Crossing – score 100

Weldon Spring

  • Strathalbyn Farms Club, 552 Wolfrum Road – score 98

St. Charles

  • China House Buffet, 1325 Bass Pro Drive – score 95 (“observed dishmachine and 3 compartment sink not tested with test strips for correct sanitizer concentration. strips are available on dishwasher. check concentration of sanitizer before operating dishmachine and after filling 3 compartment sink before sanitizing dishware/utensils.”)
  • Green China, 2148 First Capitol Drive – score 91 (“OBSERVED BOTH HANDSINKS BLOCKED BY UTENSILS AND EQUIPMENT IN KITCHEN. HANDSINKS MUST REMAIN READILY ACCESSIBLE BY EMPLOYEES. ITEMS REMOVED. NO PAPERTOWELS OR SOAP OBSERVED AT BACK KITCHEN HANDSINK. HANDSINK MUST REMAIN OPERATIONAL AT ALL TIMES AND REQUIRED TO HAVE SOAP AND SINGLE USE TOWELS. CORRECTED ON SITE; OBSERVED SCREEN DOOR IN BACK OF KITCHEN IN POOR CONDITION. SCREEN IS DAMAGED AND BOTTOM OF DOOR IS DAMAGED. OUTER OPENINGS NOT PROTECTED. REPLACE DOOR. OBSERVED AREAS WITH ACCUMULATION OF FOOD DEBRIS. AREAS INCLUDE: FLOOR BEHIND WIN SMOKER, DRY GOOD CONTAINERS, SHEET PAN RACK LOCATED BY SMOKER, GASKETS ON ALL REFRIGERATORS”)
  • Femme Osage United Church of Christ, 4360 Cappeln Osage Road – score 100
  • El Agave, 3823 Elm Street – score 100
  • Sugarfire Smokehouse, 3150 Elm Point Industrial Drive – score 93 (“No hot water at Handwash sink (at least 100° F) 5(pnt); Thermometers missing from hot or cold unit 2(pnt)”)
  • Sugarfire Smokehouse, 3150 Elm Point Industrial Drive – follow up (“Employees not washing hands, properly 5(pnt)”)
  • Symbowl Saint Charles, 1456 Bas Pro Drive – score 100
  • Shogun Japanese Restaurant, 2057 Zumbehl Road – score 91 (“OBSERVED NO PERSON IN CHARGE WITH MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION. LIGHTING IN KITCHEN INSUFFICIENT. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NOT MET. OBSERVED MOST RECENT HEALTH INSPECTION NOT POSTED FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.”)
  • Lloyd and Harry’s, 208 North Main Street – score 93 (“PHF?s not properly reheated for holding 5(pnt); OBSERVED SOUP IN STEAM WELL NOT HEATED TO 165F FOR 15 SECONDS BEFORE BEING PLACED IN STEAM WELL FOR HOT HOLD. STEAM WELLS NOT DESIGNED FOR REHEATING FOOD TO 165F FOR 15 SECONDS IN 2 HOURS OR LESS. IF PRODUCT HAS BEEN COOKED, COOLED, AND THEN REQUIRES REHEATING, IT MUST BE DONE SO IN METHOD THAT WILL MEET ABOVE REQUIREMENTS. OBSERVED SOME EQUIPMENT DOWNSTAIRS REMAINS NOT NSF/ANSI APPROVED COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT.”)
  • Wallis Petroleum, 3840 West Clay – score 100
  • Wallis Petroleum, 2311 Upper Bottom Road – score 100
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 1520 South Fifth Street – score 100
  • Jack in the Box, 3710 Elm Street – score 100
  • Massa’s Italian Grill, 3761 New Town Boulevard – score 100
  • Imo’s Pizza, 3720 Elm Street – score 98
  • Bob Evans, 1998 Zumbehl Road – score 98
  • Big A’s on the Riverfront, 308 North Main Street – score 98
  • A to Z Kids, 812 South Benton Avenue – score 98
  • B Hall’s Family Grill, 3782 Monticello Plaza Drive – score 96 (“OBSERVED SODA NOZZLE HOLDER AT BAR HEAVILY SOILED. OBSERVED FLOORING UNDER SHELVING HEAVY SOILED AT REACH IN PREP COOLER.”)
  • Chinese Express, 1610 Country Club Plaza Drive – score 94 (“Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt); OBSERVED MEAT STORED ON FLOOR IN WALK IN COOLER. RELOCATE TO MINIMUM 6 INCHES OFF GROUND. Non-food grade materials used for food storage 2(pnt); OBSERVED #10 CANS BEING REUSED. ONCE CAN IS OPENED, NOT CONTENTS MAY BE STORED IN CONTAINER OR USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. DISPOSE OF. Dirty NFCs 2(pnt); OBSERVED FLOORS THROUGHOUT WITH ACCUMULATION OF DEBRIS. CLEAN UNDER AND BEHIND EQUIPMENT. SHELVES IN WALK IN COOLER OBSERVED WITH BUILDUP OF DEBRIS. CLEAN AT INCREASED FREQUENCY. OBSERVED VENTS TO HOOD WITH ACCUMULATION OF DEBRIS. CLEAN AT INCREASED FREQUENCY.”)
  • Steak N Shake, 2221 First Capitol Drive – score 91 (“Observed dishwasher not sanitizing. Observed frozen foods not being maintained at frozen temperature in both reach in freezers. Dirty NFCs 2(pnt); Observed reach in prep cooler door rim area soiled.”)
  • Llywelyn’s Pub, 100 North Main Street – score 96 (“OBSERVED GASKETS ON MOST REFRIGERATION UNITS DAMAGED. REPLACEMENTS REQUIRED. OBSERVED RIGHT DOOR ON FRY MAKE TABLE NOT SECURELY ATTACHED TO COOLING UNIT. REPAIR OR REPLACE. FOUND 2 DOOR COOLING UNIT ACROSS FROM GRILLS/FLAT TOPS NOT OPERATIONAL. IF NOT REPAIRED/OPERATIONAL, MUST BE REMOVED FROM KITCHEN. OBSERVED COVING MISSING FROM UNDER DISH MACHINE AREA IN BACK OF HOUSE.”)

Cottleville

  • Sunisa’s Thai Restaurant, 6057 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • St. Charles Indoor Sports DBA Vetta, 1425 St. Peters Cottleville Road – score 100

Dardenne Prairie

  • His and Hers BBQ, 7827 Highway N – score 100

St. Peters

  • The Babylon, 4744 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 88 (“Dirty FCSs 2(pnt); OBSERVED ICE MACHINE SOILED. PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt); OBSERVED COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURES AT 52 DEGREES IN THE PREP COOLER. COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURES NEED TO BE AT 41 DEGREES OR BELOW. Mice feces or roaches seen 5(pnt); OBSERVED FLIES IN THE BAR AREA AND IN THE KITCHEN AREA.”)
  • The Babylon, 4744 Mid Rivers Mall – follow up, (“Previous violations have been corrected.”)

(The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections through its Food Sanitation Department. Violation details are not available. The following scores are from August 2017)

  • Denny’s, 3939 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 96
  • The Diner, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste 1212 – score 100
  • Dollar General Store, 34 Harvester Square – score 100
  • Dollar General Store, 1080 Grand Teton Drive – score 98
  • Dollar Tree Strore, 6670 Mexico Road – score 96
  • Domino’s Pizza, 4167 North St. Peters Parkway – score 85 (August 2), score 93 (August 14), score 100 (August 28)
  • Domino’s Pizza, 309 Mi Rivers Mall Drive Ste. A – score 88 (August 14), score 98 (August 28)
  • Dubray Middle School, 100 Dubray Drive – score 100
  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 3601 North St. Peters Parkway -s core 100
  • El Mezon Authentic Mexican Restaurant, 140 Salt Lick Road – score 100
  • Erio’s Ristorante, 951 Jungermann Road – score 100