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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Hooter’s, Salt + Smoke, Duke’s BBQ

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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 April 10 – 16, 2019.

Wentzville

  • Kona Ice, 1402 Devonshire County Drive – score 100
  • Duke’s BBQ Shack, 100 Ash Street – score 100
  • Burger King, 1020 Quartz Canyon Drive – score 100
  • Walmart deli, 1971 Wentzville Parkway – score 100
  • QuikTrip Concesssion, 1140 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • QuikTrip retail, 1140 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Country Club Express Car Wash, 1744 Wentzville Parkway – score 96

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Inside ceiling of ice maker to be cleaned to eliminate soiling.

Leaking plumbing or plumbing in disrepair 5, 2(pnt) – Drainage from equipment in rear room to be cleaned and adjusted so water does not accumulate before draining.

  • Juicy Tan, 1229 Wentzville Parkway Ste. 207 – scorer 100
  • Dollar General Store, 712 West Pearce Boulevard – score 98
  • Save A Lot, 715 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 1285 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • City of Wentzville Peruque Valley Concession, 1335 South Point Prairie Road – score 100
  • Flint Hill Elementary, 587 Mexico Road – score 100

Lake Saint Louis

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

St. Paul

  • Food Service Consultants at St. Paul School, 1235 Church Road – score 100

O’Fallon

  • Bristol Restaurant, 2314 Technology Drive – score 100
  • Stefanina’s Pizzeria, 3002 Winghaven Boulevard – score 100
  • Ace Sushi at Fresh Thyme, 2235 Highway K – score 83

Observed no Certified Food Protection Manager on site during the inspection.

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – Observed sushi held at a temperature above 41 degrees (55.5 F, 59F). Sushi was immediately discarded.

Observed no 2019 Permit Posted. Observed no recent inspection report posted.

  • Ace Sushi at Fresh Thyme, 2235 Highway K – follow up, in compliance
  • Schnuck’s deli, 1421 Mexico Loop Road E – score 100
  • Club Fitness, 2947 Highway K – score 95
  • Asian Cafe Bar & Grill, 1260 Bryan Road – score 96

Observed a leak at the bottom of the beer cooler with excessive water accumulating at the bottom. Items must be removed from the cooler until repaired or replaced.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed shelving located next to the back door having excessive food residue and chipping paint.

  • The Brass Rail, 4601 Highway K – score 100
  • Sushi Ai, 2981 Highway K – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on the walk in cooler, pepsi cooler, and reach in cooler in the sushi area. Maintain equipment in good repair.

Observed a frozen leak in the walk in freezer, accumulating frozen water on the ground and into a bucket. Repair freezer and maintain in good condition.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed ice accumulation in stand up freezer. Remove ice from storage shelving and floors.

  • O’Fallon Bowling Lanes, 420 Sonderen Street – follow up, in compliance
  • Walgreen’s, 1490 Mexico Loop Road E – score 100
  • Walgreen’s, 4650 Highway K – score 100
  • Food Service Consultants at St. Dominic High School, 31 Saint Dominic Drive – score 100
  • Christian High School, 1145 Tom Ginnever Avenue – score 100
  • Kitaro Bistro of Japan, 4551 Highway K – score 100
  • Cappuccino’s, 1365 Highway K – score 96

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

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed built up of ice in walk in freezer, accumulating on the walls and shelves (food items covered). Ice should be removed and freezer should be cleaned.

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3002 Highway K – score 98
  • Pizza Hut, 2917 Highway K – score 98
  • McDonald’s, 1001 North Main Street – follow up desk approval, in compliance
  • Food Service Consultants at Assumption School, 203 West Third Street – score 100
  • Monical’s Pizza, 1224 Highway K – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt)

Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers and gaskets accumulating excessive food debris. Maintain equipment in good condition.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed fans in reach in cooler nearest to the register having an accumulation of dust with food stored underneath. Observed shelving in reach in coolers with excessive accumulation of sticky food debris and rust. Clean and/or replace appropriate shelving. Dirty Vent Hoods – Observed vent hoods with excessive accumulation of grease. Increase frequency of cleaning through staff or professional company.

  • Qdoba Mexica Eats, 1290 Highway K – score 82

Observed personal food items such as a smoothie stored in ice used for consumption. Ice should be safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented to the public.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gasket on reach in cooler located near the register. Same reach in cooler also has an accumulation of condensation in which food should not be stored with. Maintain equipment in good repair.

Observed vent hoods with excessive accumulation of grease. Last professional cleaning performed on 3/22/19 – establishment should increase cleaning frequency by either a professional company or staff on site.

Dirty NFCs – Observed accumulation of sticky food residue on shelving throughout the establishment. Clean or replace shelving.

Unnecessary items/clutter and litter 2(pnt) – Observed equipment nonfunctional or no longer in use stored in the establishment. Items unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the establishment must be removed. Observed accumulation of boxes stored next to the walk in cooler. Establishment should be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean and free of litter.

Observed no 2019 License posted in the establishment. Observed no recent food inspection report posted. Last inspection performed 12/7/2019 and establishment has one posted from last 8/2019

  • North Middle School, 515 Sonderen Street – score 100
  • North Middle School, 210 Virgil Avenue – score 100
  • The Links at Dardenne, 7000 Brassel Drive – score 100
  • Dollar General Store, 219 O’Fallon Plaza – score 93
  • Pantera’s Pizza, 22 O’Fallon Square – score 96

Outer openings unprotected 2(pnt) – Observed partial outer opening unprotected at the back door in the kitchen. Replace weather strip at back door to prevent entrance of pests.

Damaged floor tiles, holes in walls, missing ceiling tiles 2(pnt) – Observed damaged ceiling tiles with water damage located above the walk in cooler. Ceiling tiles are also made of acoustic material and should be smooth and easily cleanable.

  • South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road – score 100
  • Walgreen’s, 2920 Highway K – score 100
  • Walgreen’s, 920 North Main Street – score 100
  • Winghaven Country Club, 7777 Winghaven Boulevard – score 100
  • Jose Peno’s Mexican Restaurant, 973 Waterbury Falls Drive – score 100
  • Thai Jasmine mobile, 2019 Highway K – score 100
  • CVS Pharmacy, 801 Highway K – score 100
  • O’Fallon Nutrition, 8648 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Dollar Tree, 3808 Monticello Plaza Drive – score 100

St. Charles

  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul, 324 South Third Street – score 100
  • Saullo’s Restaurant, 2778 Muegge Road – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on the reach in cooler (2nd from right hand side). Maintain equipment in good repair.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed soiled soda nozzles with dark build up along the rim located in the lobby area. Clean regularly.

  • St. Charles Christian Church, 3337 Rue Royale – score 100
  • St. Louis Youth Soccer Association, 3901 Huster Road – score 100
  • T.A. Tequila Inc., 2641 Muegge Road – score 100
  • Waffle House, 1200 South Fifth Street – score 95

Observed no third step (sanitizing) for food contact surfaces that are unable to enter dishmachine. Only soapy water being utilized. After being cleaned, EQUIPMENT FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES and UTENSILS shall be SANITIZED.

  • Cedarhurst Living, 1800 First Capitol Drive – score 98
  • Krawl Daddy’s, 221 North Main Street – score 100
  • Yacht Club of St. Louis, 105 Lake Village Drive – score 100
  • Lion’s Choice, 3140 Elm Point Industrial Drive – score 100
  • La Tia & Pancho’s Cantina and Grill, 140 North Main Street – score 96

Observed cardboard lining shelving units used for utensil and dry goods storage.

NonFOOD-CONTACT SURFACES of EQUIPMENT that are exposed to splash, spillage, or other FOOD soiling or that require frequent cleaning shall be constructed of a CORROSION-RESISTANT, nonabsorbent, and SMOOTH material.

Observed dust and debris accumulation on back side of ice maker in downstairs location. Observed dust accumulation on wall behind machine and debris on floors behind ice maker in same location. Clean areas at increased frequency to prevent accumulation.

  • Thoele Convenience Store, 300 Houston Street – score 96

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed soda nozzles and area surrounding ice chute on Pepsi soda fountain with debris. Clean areas at increased frequency to prevent buildup.

Damaged floor tiles, holes in walls, missing ceiling tiles 2(pnt) – Observed water damage over soda fountain area on ceiling. Observed cabinets with damaged fronts.

  • Swing A Round, 3541 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 95
  • Patterson School, 2019 North Third Street – score 100
  • Discovery Motomart, 2801 Highway 94 N – score 100
  • Domino’s Pizza, 1966 South Old Highway 94 – score 93

Failure to designate a Person-in-Charge 5(pnt) – OBSERVED NO ONE ON DUTY WITH A SERV SAFE CERTIFICATION

OBSERVED PEELING PAINT AND BLACK SUBSTANCE ON WALL ABOVE 3 COMPARTMENT SINK

  • La Guadalupana, 311 Droste Road – score 100
  • Dierberg’s retail and salad bar, 2021 Zumbehl Road – both scored 100
  • Petromart, 2240 North Third Street – score 93

Sink is blocked or inaccessible 5(pnt) – Handsink found with material blocking usage.

No handwashing signage–sign provided. No soap found at handsink. No papertowels found at handsink

Observed items throughout on ground. Observed floors with accumulation of debris throughout back room, most notably under bag-in-box system.

  • Cose Dolci LLC – Sweet Things Bakery, 3224 Rue Royale – score 100
  • Fantastick Pops, 3245-1 Rue Royale – score 100
  • Salt + Smoke, 5001 South Main Street – score 100
  • Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center, 1993 Zumbehl Road – score 93

Operating without a permit or failure to post permit. Failure to post most recent inspection report.

  • Huck’s Convenience Store, 1020 Country Club Road – score 96

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED WALL ABOVE THREE COMPARTMENT SINK SOILED.

Damaged floor tiles, holes in walls, missing ceiling tiles 2(pnt) – OBSERVED CEILING TILES ABOVE ICE MACHINE SOILED AND IN NEED OF REPAIR

  • Dollar Tree Store, 1067 Regency Parkway – score 95

No towels or dryer at sink 5(pnt)

  • Walgreen’s, 3800 Elm Street – score 95
  • Wayno’s, 4400 Gordon Avenue – score 100
  • Sunshine Home Care, 618 Hemsath Road – score 95

Failure to designate a Person-in-Charge 5(pnt) – OBSERVED NO ONE DUTY WITH A SERV SAFE CERTIFICATION

  • Smashburger, 1981 Zumbehl Road – score 89

OBSERVED NO HOT WATER AT HANDSINK

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – OBSERVED TEMPERATURES IN REACH IN COOLER AT 56 DEGREES

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED CEILIING VENT SOILED. OBSERVED PREP COOLER SHELVING SOILED

  • Sodexo at Castlio Elementary School, 1020 Dingledine Road – score 100
  • Artistic Affairs Catering, 1336 Caulks Hill Road – score 98

Dardenne Prairie

  • Town Square 12 Cine, 7805 Highway N – score 98
  • Dardenne Concessions, 2032 Hanley Road – score 100
  • Dardenne Knights of Columbus, 2199 Post Road – score 98
  • Massey’s Produce, 7397 Outer 364 – score 100
  • Happy China, 7871 Highway N – score 100

Cottleville

  • Kristy Kreme, 6021 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Bombshell Bar & Grill, 3915 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 94

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – (1) Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers located across from the grill area. (2) Observed ice build up in deep freezer. Maintain equipment in good condition.

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

Dirty NFCs – (1) Observed shelving in walk in cooler rusting. Recommend replacing shelving. (2) Observed soiled can opener. Clean equipment regularly.

Dirty walls, floors or ceilings because of construction or improper installation 2(pnt) – Observed accumulation of dust on ceiling located above the food preparation area. Clean ceilings in this area regularly.

  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 6031 Mid Rivers Mall 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 February 2019

  • Gametime Sports, 4160 Ehlmann Road – score 86 (Feb. 9), score 86 (Feb. 16), score 96 (Feb. 22)
  • Gettemeier’s, 269 Salt Lick Road – score 98
  • Great Skate Roller Rink, 130 Boone Hills Drive – score 100
  • Hall and Property Board, 115 McMenamy Road – score 100
  • Ham N Egg Restaurant, 3640 Harvester Road – score 100
  • Harvester Christian Church Food Pantry, 2950 Kings Crossing – score 98
  • Harvester Dairy Queen, 1450 Jungs Station Road – score 100
  • Hawthorn Elementary School Y Club, 166 Boone Hills Drive – score 100
  • Hobos at the Legion, 200 Main Street – score 100
  • Hooters of St. Peters, 4061 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100
  • Hot Diggity Dog Stand in Home Depot, 6190 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100

 

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