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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Dairy Queen, Fritz’s, Baskin-Robbins, U-Swirl

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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 week of March 6 – 12, 2019.

Wentzville

  • Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive – Score 100
  • Yo! Salsa, 2 West Pearce Boulevard – score 98
  • Panda Express, 1985 Wentzville Parkway – score 100
  • ALDI, 150 Crossroads South Drive – score 100
  • St. Patrick School Cafeteria, 701 South Church Street – score 100
  • Dairy Queen, 702 South Church Street – score 98
  • Peine Ridge Elementary, 1107 Peine Road – score 100
  • Rizzo’s Bar and Grill, 1155 Wentzville Parkway Ste. 145 – score 100
  • Wentzville Green Lantern, 506 South Linn Avenue – score 100
  • Millwood’s, 1826 West Pearce Boulevard – score 91

RTE / TCS foods to be disposed of after expiring no later than 7 days after prepared

Improper thawing 2(pnt) – Foods not to be set out on counter to be thawed. Thawing to be done under refrigeration of done under cool running water and temperature to be monitored. Thawing cold cuts disposed of at time of inspection.

Observed shelves and floors in need of cleaning to prevent build up.

  • Waffle House, 1131 West Pearce Boulevard – score 94

Wiping cloths to be stored dry and on non prep surfaces away from storage of food related items

In-use serving utensils not stored properly 2(pnt) – Utensils to be stored to prevent contamination during during normal use.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Ice bin in need of cleaning to prevent build up.

Sanitizer to be appropriate concentration throughout all containers. Front door in need of signage ” No Smoking Within 15 Feet “. 

Lake Saint Louis

  • Asabi Grill, 1325 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard – score 100

St. Paul

  • Dog Prairie Tavern, 2348 Saint Paul Road – score 100

O’Fallon

  • Bandana’s BBQ, 3446 Pheasant Meadow Drive – score 100
  • O’Charley’s, 2204 Highway K – score 91

Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt) – Observed items in the walk in cooler having incorrect labeling (thaw vs. prepped date) and past their expiration (Catfish). This was immediately thrown away by the manager.

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Observed two bags of onions stored directly on the floor. Store food least 6 inches above the ground. Bags were immediately taken off of the floor from management during inspection.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed peeling paint on shelving holding clean plates and containers in the kitchen. Equipment should be smooth, easily cleanable, and in good condition.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 2352 Highway K – score 88

Observed no Certified Food Protection Manager on staff during inspection. Risk-based 3 facility: At least one MANAGER (on or off duty) shall have a nationally recognized certification for food safety and all other MANAGER(S) shall have attended the Department Basic Food Safety Certification (or a pre-approved substitution).

Sanitizer too strong 5(pnt) – Observed three sanitizer buckets (1 in bar area, 2 in kitchen) that had 0 PPM Quat concentration (buckets expired approximately 12:30 PM, according to label).

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gasket on stand up reach in cooler in kitchen. Replace to keep equipment in good condition. Observed gaskets throughout the kitchen containing excessive food debris. Establishment should regularly clean and maintain to keep in good condition.

  • Don Emiliano’s, 8600 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100
  • Dierberg’s seafood, 2979 Highway K – score 98
  • Dos Primos, 624 North Main Street – score 98
  • Fritz’s Frozen Custard, 2453 Highway K – score 100
  • Baskin-Robbins, 512 South Main Street – score 100
  • Piece of Cake Bakery, 114 Triad Circle W – score 100
  • The Shack, 2931 Highway K – score 88

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – Observed eggs sitting on the counter at 54.5 degrees F. Eggs should be kept at 41F or below.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers in the kitchen. Equipment should be kept in good condition.

Improper wash water temperature 5(pnt) – Observed no sanitizer feeding through the mechanical dishwasher during the inspection. Establishment must use the three compartment sink for dishwashing.

  • The Shack, 2931 Highway K – follow up

Both Time Control and Temperature Control are being used for eggs at the establishment. Dishwashing machine is in compliance and reading appropriate level of sanitation (100 PPM Chlorine). Gaskets are on order for the reach in coolers. Non-smoking signs have been provided for the establishment.

  • Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 4009 Highway K – score 100
  • Bleachers Bar & Franks, 454 Highway P – score 96

In-use serving utensils not stored properly 2(pnt) – Utensils such as knives to be stored clean.

Equipment, linens, single service not stored properly 2(pnt) – Single service items not to be stored in bathroom. No food related items to be stored in bathroom.

  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 2027 Highway K – score 98
  • Avalon FC/Missouri Rush Soccer Club, 901 Caledonia Drive – score 100
  • Texas Roadhouse, 1600 Mexico Loop Road W – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers located on the kitchen line.

Leaking plumbing or plumbing in disrepair 5, 2(pnt) – Observed a small leak coming from the reach in cooler located on the line.

  • Imo’s Pizza, 625 North Main Street – score 100
  • Mr Goodcents Subs & Pastas, 842 Bryan Road – score 91

Employees medicine stored improperly 5(pnt) – Observed ranitidine medicine stored on shelving next to personal items and consumer items. This medicine was also stored above and below consumer single service items. Store personal items, including medicine, separately.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gasket on the reach in cooler (right hand side) located in the front display line.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – 1. Observed shelving above the three compartment sink containing food sticky residue and holding clean containers. 2. Observed dark build up on the inner rim of the ice machine. Clean equipment regularly to avoid build up.

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, 112 Laura K Drive – score 93

No hot water at Handwash sink (at least 100° F) 5(pnt)

Observed no hot water at the hand sinks located in the kitchen near the dishwasher nor the one located at the line. Repair both hand sinks to reach at least 100 F.

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Observed bag of onions stored directly on the ground. Store food items at least 6 inches above the ground.

  • Crossroads Elementary School, 7500 Highway N – score 100
  • Forest Park Elementary School, 501 Sunflower Lane – score 100
  • O’Fallon Bowling Lanes, 420 Sonderen Street – score 91

Foods to be stored per code.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Some shelving in kitchen and cooler in need of cleaning to prevent build up.

No air gap present 5(pnt) – 3 comp “handwashing” sink at bar in need of repair at faucet and leak at plumbing drainage.

  • Just 4 Us Childcare & Learning Center, 192 Frontier Park Drive – score 98
  • Denny’s, 1140 Technology Drive – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on prep cooler, 2 door reach-in, 4 door reach-in, lid door on prep cooler, prep cooler door.

Submit renewal application and license fee to this department immediately (instructions left with PIC).

Cottleville

  • Sodexo at Francis Howell Central HS, 5199 Highway N – score 100
  • Sodexo at Saeger Middle School, 5201 Highway N – score 100
  • Old Town Donuts, 3941 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98
  • McDonald’s, 998 Knaust Road – score 93

Improper methods of Time used for temperature control 5, 2(pnt) – Observed incorrect time control methods used on the table for onions, lettuce, and other items. This was corrected during the inspection.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on two reach in coolers located in the kitchen.

Frozen dessert license could not be located during inspection.

  • Jo’s 5th Street Pub, 5205 Highway N – score 100
  • St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1375 Motherhead Road – score 100
  • Salty’s Fresh Mex, 5045 Highway N – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers in the kitchen. Maintain equipment in good condition.

Vent hood dirty 2(pnt) – Observed vent hood with excessive grease. Increase frequency of cleaning either by staff or by professional company.

Dirty NFC surfaces – 1. Observed dark build-up along the rim of the ice machine where the door closes. Clean equipment regularly to avoid build up. 2. Observed excessive food debris on shelving in the kitchen including lower/upper shelving and shelving located in between the stove.

St. Charles

  • Food Service Consultants at Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm Street – score 100
  • El Agave, 3823 Elm Street – follow up, in compliance
  • Riverside Sweets, 416 South Main Street – score 100
  • St. Charles Convention Main Kitchen, 1 Convention Center Plaza – score 98
  • Stefanina’s Express, 1938 Zumbehl Road – score 95

Utensils and FCS not sanitized before use 5(pnt) – OBSERVED DISHWASHER NOT SANITIZING, CHLORINE 0PPM

  • Stefanina’s Express, 1938 Zumbehl Road – follow up

Utensils and FCS not sanitized before use 5(pnt) – OBSERVED DISHWASHER NOT SANITIZING, CHLORINE 0PPM

  • Midwest Petroleum, 2675 West Clay Street – score 98
  • AFC Sushi at Schnuck’s, 1900 First Capitol Drive – score 100
  • Mr Thirsty’s Bar & Grill, 324 North Main Street – score 95

Observed raw chicken breast at 60 degrees F and cut chicken breast at 47 degrees F as tested with thermoworks thermapen. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) food must be kept at temperature of 41 degrees F or below. Items located in small cooler next to fryer. Items to be removed from service and cooler not used until ambient temperature corrected to maintain TCS food at 41 degrees F or lower. Will follow up Monday 03-11-19 to verify corrective actions.

  • Mr Thirsty’s Bar & Grill, 324 North Main Street – follow up

Air temp found at 33F. Approved to continue use of cooler. Must monitor temperature with internal thermometer. 

  • U-Swirl, 1520 South Fifth Street – score 98
  • Savor the Southwest, 9 Cimarron Drive – score 100
  • Pizza Hut, 2440 West Clay Street – score 98
  • Bridgeway Behavioral Health, 1601 Old South River Road – score 98
  • ABC Daycare & Learning Center, 15 Garvey Parkway – score 100
  • Sam’s Club, 2855 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 98
  • Donut King, 658 First Capitol Drive – score 98
  • Taco Bell, 2003 Zumbehl Road – score 100
  • Kickin it with Kava, 205 South Main Street – score 98
  • Imo’s Pizza, 3720 Elm Street – score 95

Observed dishmachine not pulling sanitizer through line. Corrected on site by pushing line down into chemical and priming line. Discussed priming of machine and testing after changing chemical. Machine found corrected at 50 ppm chlorine.

  • Magpie’s, 903 South Main Street – score 93

In-use serving utensils not stored properly 2(pnt) – OBSERVED KNIVES STORED IN BETWEEN EQUIPMENT

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt)  – OBSERVED WALL AND FLOOR SOILED IN LOWER KITCHEN, OBSERVED PREP COOLER UPPER LEVEL SOILED, OBSERVED 2019 PERMIT NOT POSTED IN PUBLIC VIEW

  • Applebee’s, 2921 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100
  • Sam’s Club retail, 2855 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100
  • Queen’s Commissary, 501 Clark Street – score 100
  • El Gringo’s Tacos, 501 Clark Street – score 100
  • Jack in the Box, 3710 Elm Street – score 98
  • Duchesne Bar, 1001 South Duchesne Drive – score 93

Observed no person in charge with minimum requirement for food safety handler certification. Facility has person with 5 year management certification. Required to have person in charge with basic level certification when person with 5 year certification is not on staff. Any basic class with ANSI approval is allowed.

Sanitizer too strong 5(pnt)

Found sanitizer at bar sink to be over 400 ppm quat and sanitizer in spray bottle over 400 ppm quat. Mix quat sanitizer to 200-400 ppm or per instructions on label. Corrected on site by diluting concentration to appropriate level.

  • Boschertown Bar & Grill, 3545 Highway 94 N – score 100

Dardenne Prairie

  • Prairie View Elementary, 1550 Feise Road – score 100
  • Food Service Consultants at Immaculate Conception, 2089 Hanley Road – score 100

Augusta

  • Noto Pizza, 4448 Killdeer Drive – score 100
  • Augusta Elementary School, 5541 Locust Street – score 100

Defiance

  • Defiance Ridge Vineyards, 2711 Highway 94 S – score 94

Observed freezers were not NSF/commercial grade equipment.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed dust/debris/dirt on non-food contact surfaces including: handles on upright freezers/coolers, baffles in hood, microwave, shelves in dry storage/prep, inside prep coolers, slicer.

Dirty walls, floors or ceilings because of construction or improper installation 2(pnt) – Observed floors (including coving and some lower parts of walls) in disrepair. Repair/Replace flooring to be durable, smooth, and easily cleanable.

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 January 2019:

  • Country Club Express Wash, 6280 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98
  • Developmental Learning Center, 3011 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Dierberg’s, bakery, salad bar, seafood, 217 Salt Lick Road – all scored 100
  • Dierberg’s deli, 217 Salt Lick Road – score 98
  • Discovery Kids, 2451 Willott Road – score 100
  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 7139 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Erio’s Ristorante, 951 Jungermann Road – score 100
  • The Finish Line, 5200 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Food Service Consultants at Child of God, 650 Salt Lick Road – score 100
  • Fort Zumwalt Early Childhood Center, 7898 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100
  • Fort Zumwalt South High School, 8050 Mexico Road – score 100

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