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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Buffalo Wild Wings, Panda Express, Lion’s Choice

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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 during the period of October 2 – 8, 2019.

Wentzville

  • Pete’s Drive n, 1009 East Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 1285 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Lion’s Choice, 901 West Pearce Boulevard – score 98
  • Dierberg’s deli, salad bar, seafood, 1820 Wentzville Parkway – all scored 100
  • Burger King, 1020 Quartz Canyon Drive – score 100
  • King Edwards Fried Chicken, 1126 West Pearce Ste. 116 – score 100
  • Taco Bell, 1139 West Pearce Boulevard – score 96

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Food related items not to be stored under sink in in areas that are soiled.

Observed build up of soiling and or mold like substance at air vents in ceiling in dining area.

Lake Saint Louis

  • Domino’s Pizza, 146 Pond Fort Trail – score 100
  • Panda Express, 4200 Ronald Reagan Drive – score 100
  • Wendy’s, 905 Robert Raymond Drive – score 100

O’Fallon

  • City of O’Fallon Sportspark, 3598 Highway K – score 100
  • City of O’Fallon Sportspark North, 400 Tri Sports Drive – score 100
  • Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 1400 TR Hughes Boulevard – score 100
  • Westhoff Park, 810 Sheppard Drive – score 100
  • McDonald’s, 1001 North Main Street – score 100
  • Llywelyn’s Pub, 905 Caledonia Drive – follow up

Soap violation had been corrected at time of re-inspection. Cooler was being worked on by maintenance.

  • Flik Intl at Mastercard, 2200 Mastercard Boulevard – score 100
  • Sodexo at Schneider Electric, 807 Corporate Centre Drive – score 100
  • The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home, 6730 Hickory Tree Lane – score 100
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza, 850 Bryan Road – score 96

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Observed boxes of food stored on the ground in the walk in cooler. This was corrected on site.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers and walk in cooler. Replace gaskets to maintain good condition 

  • Stefanina’s Pizza, 3002 Winghaven Boulevard – score 100
  • Pizza Hut, 2917 Highway K – score 98
  • St. Louis Kolache, 2003 Highway K Ste. 2001 – score 100
  • Schnuck’s deli, 8660 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 98
  • Schnuck’s salad bar, 8660 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100

Dardenne Prairie

  • Target Store grocery, deli and cafe, 7955 Highway N – all scored 100

Cottleville

  • Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, 6095 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 6031 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98

St. Charles

  • Thoele Convenience Store, 3000 North Highway 94 – score 91

Observed floors and walls with accumulation of debris. Areas include: Floors throughout with accumulation of black debris. Floors under 3 compartment sink. Black debris on FRP behind 3 compartment sink. Grease and debris on plumbing for 3 compartment sink and faucet. Floors around bag-in-box system and soda system. Floors of walk in freezer. Floors under handsink and prep sink. Floors under fryer line. Hood filters.

No 2019 food permit found posted. Must be posted for public display.

Most recent health inspection not posted for public display.

  • Circle K, 2702 Droste Road – score 95

Sink is blocked or inaccessible 5(pnt) – Handsink by 3 compartment sink found blocked with items inside sink basin. All handsinks must be accessible at all times and not blocked from use.

Discussed holding times for large hotdogs. Policy is large hot dogs set at 5 hour discard time. Must not be greater than 4 hours if temperatures are not monitored. Found hotdogs nearing end of 5 hour window at 145 degrees Fahrenheit. No violation at this time, provided items were within temperature.

  • Circle K, 3401 Harry S Truman Boulevard – score 100
  • Demolition Ball, 1875 South Old Highway 94 – score 100
  • Sodexo at Barnwell Junior High, 1035 Jungs Station Road – score 100
  • Little Treasures Academy, 1524 Heritage Landing – score 100
  • St. Robert Bellarmine Hall, 1424 South First Capitol Drive – score 95

Utensils and FCS not sanitized before use 5(pnt) – OBSERVED DISHWASHER NOT SANITIZING, CHLORINE 0PPM, ESTABLISHMENT IS GOING TO USE 3 COMPARTMENT FOR WASH RINSE SANITIZE UNTIL DISHWASHER IS FIXED.

  • St. Charles Senior Center, 1455 Fairgrounds Road – score 98
  • Domino’s Pizza, 1966 South Old Highway 94 – score 95

Observed person in charge without a food safety certificate

  • Lion’s Choice, 3140 Elm Point Industrial Drive – score 98
  • Growler USA 3833 Elm Street – score 100
  • St. Charles Music Tavern, 2556 Raymond Drive – score 91

Individual with basic level certification but in absence of a 5 year management certification. Risk 3 establishments require 1 person with a management level certification and other persons (when management certification is not here) to have basic level certification.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Areas observed with accumulation of debris. Those include, but are not limited to:

Floors behind and under all cooking/fry equipment

Table that griddle sets on

Sides of fryer

Grease trap area

Floors under dry shelving

Observed health inspection from 2018 posted. Must print and post most recent health inspection.

  • Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, 1840 First Capitol Drive – score 98

St. Peters

The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections through its Food Sanitation Department. Violation details are not available. The following inspection scores are from August 2019

  • 7-Eleven Store, 6680 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Aging Ahead, 108 McMenamy Road – score 100
  • Applebee’s, 6170 Mid Rives Mall Drive – score 98
  • Arby’s, 225 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98
  • Arby’s, 6086 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste. 2120 – score 100
  • Badwan at BP, 150 Salt Lick Road – score 100
  • Baked!, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste. 1242 – score 100
  • Bandana’s Bar-B-Q, 6163 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Barnes & Noble, 320 Mid Rivers Center – score 100
  • Beer Sauce, 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Bento Sushi Bar at Dierberg’s, 6211 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Big Lots, 5881 Suemandy Road – score 100
  • Blaze Pizza, 5246 North Service Road – score 94
  • The Brick Oven, 84 Spencer – score 91 (August 15), score 92 ( August 26)
  • Burger King, 399 Main Street – score 96
  • Burger King, 1575 Jungermann Road – score 96
  • Caddy’s Bar & Grill, 200 Salt Lick Road – score 100
  • Charley’s Grilled Subs, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste. 1204 – score 98
  • Chestnut Glen Assisted Living by Americare, 121 Klondike Crossing – score 93 (August 13), score 98 (August 27)
  • Chicken Coop, 449 South Church Street – score 100
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar, 101 Mid Rivers Mall Circle – score 98
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co, 6217 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Circle K, 6105 Mexico Road – score 96
  • Club Demonstration Services, Costco bakery, deli, meat/seafood, and snack bar, 200 Costco Way – all scored 100
  • Concession Stand Rec Plex South, 5250 Mexico Road – score 98
  • Coopers, 6632 Mexico Road – score 96
  • Copper Chimney, 200 Mid Rivers Center – score 89
  • Country Club Express Wash, 6280 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100

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