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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, Steak N Shake, Sugarfire, Shogun

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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 weeks of May 1 – 14, 2019.

Wentzville

  • Udderly Moolicious, 215 Josephville Road – score 100 (opening)
  • Hampton Inn, 150 Wentzville Bluffs Drive – score 100
  • Ruby Tuesday, 1218 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • White Castle, 1983 Wentzville Parkway – score 93

Dirty FCSs 5(pnt) – Utensils to be maintained clean and free of debris between uses. A station should be set up and maintained to clean utensils as needed.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Facilities and equipment such as side grill refrigerator, ice bin in lobby and equipment high surfaces shall be maintained clean.

  • SSM St. Joseph Hospital – Wentzville, 500 Medical Drive – score 100
  • LuLu’s Shaved Ice, 118 Choctaw Drive – score 100
  • LuLu’s Shaved Ice, 904 Main Plaza Drive – score 100
  • Wentzville Senior Community, 110 Perry Cate Boulevard – score 100
  • China Buffet, 1126 West Peace Boulevard Ste. 124 – score 100
  • Steak N Shake, 1134 West Peace Boulevard – score 89

Dirty FCSs 5(pnt) – Dish machine sanitizer not detectable at time of inspection. Sanitizer replaced at time of inspection.

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Food in walk in cooler exposed to moisture dripping from refrigerator switch water drip.

Equipment to be maintained per manufacturers specs. Freezer accumulating ice and dripping on food items. Reach in cooler accumulating water lower compartment in pan. Should drain to sewage.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Milk dispenser/shake mixers and inside of refrigeration and microwave ovens in need of cleaning to prevent build up.

  • Working Fire Pizza, 415 Kelsey Ann Court – score 100
  • IHOP, 10 Layla Lane – score 100

Lake Saint Louis

  • Walgreen’s, 3497 Technology Drive – score 100
  • Cold Stone Creamery, 6281 Ronald Reagan Drive – score 100
  • Circle K, 1001 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard – score 91

Sink is blocked or inaccessible 5(pnt) – Observed basket with strainers and other items in the handwash sink in the back (near the 3 compartment sink).

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed dirt/debris on grate fans in walkin and on ceiling of walkin and heavy ice build-up on walkin freezer. Observed second bathroom toilet and walls/floor were dirty.

  • Circle K, 1001 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard – follow up, in compliance

Dardenne Prairie

  • Midwest Petroleum, 2700 Technology Drive – score 100

O’Fallon

  • Waffle House, 106 West Terra Lane – score 100
  • Cecil Whittaker’s Pizza, 2968 Highway K – score 94

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Observed lids not used on display table for vegetables, fruit, and meat stored. Maintain the use of lids to maintain proper temperatures.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gasket on walk in cooler door and reach in cooler in kitchen.

Dirty walls, floors or ceilings because of construction or improper installation 2(pnt) – Observed accumulation of dust on ceiling tiles above food preparation area.

  • Embers at Lead School, 507 South Cool Springs Road – score 100
  • Dunkin Donuts, 1220 Highway K – score 98
  • 18 North Central, 18 North Central Drive – score 100
  • Target grocery, 2300 Highway K – score 100
  • Target Starbuck’s, 2300 Highway K – score 100
  • Hilton Garden Inn Winghaven, 2310 Technology Drive – score 100
  • Subway, 119 O’Fallon Commons Drive – score 100
  • QuikTrip concession and retail, 4750 Highway K – score 100
  • Subway, 619 North Main Street – score 100
  • Schnuck’s deli, 3740 Monticello Plaza Drive – score 100
  • Walmart retail, 1302 Highway K – score 98
  • Walmart deli, 1307 Highway K – score 96

Thermometers missing from hot or cold unit 2(pnt) – Observed thermometers non-functioning in casing units in the deli department. Thermometers in cold holding units should be working and accurate.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed accumulation of dust and debris in the fans located in the display units in deli.

  • Walmart bakery, 1307 Highway K – score 100
  • Burger King, 2882 Highway K – score 94

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed accumulation of grease underneath equipment due to a leak. This equipment should be maintained in good condition.

Observed build up of ice on the reach in cooler in the iced-coffee station, creating condensation and standing water.

Vent hood dirty 2(pnt) – Observed excessive accumulation of grease in vent hoods. Increase frequency of cleaning.

Dirty walls, floors or ceilings because of construction or improper installation 2(pnt) – (1)Observed excessive accumulation of grease underneath the fryers due to poorly maintained equipment. (2)Observed accumulation of dust on ceilings in food preparation area. (3)Observed excessive food debris in the walk-in freezer.

  • Holiday Inn Express, 1175 Technology Drive – score 100
  • McAlister’s Deli, 8670 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 100
  • No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, 39 O’Fallon Square – score 64

Employees not washing hands, properly 5(pnt) – Observed an employee come out of the restroom and immediately start working with food. Hands should be washed immediately after using the restroom.

No towels or dryer at sink 5(pnt) – Observed no paper towels supplied at the only hand sink in the establishment. Management supplied towels at the sink.

Utensils and FCS not sanitized before use 5(pnt) – Observed cooking equipment washed only with soap and not sanitizer during the inspection. Staff did not have sanitizer compartment filled up during the 3 step process. All equipment observed washing improperly must be re-cleaned.

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – Observed eggs sitting in an aluminum can at room temperature. Eggs must be kept in a reach in cooler held at 41 F or below. Observed chicken sitting in a plastic tub on the counter in room temperature. Chicken was discarded during the inspection.

Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt) – Observed all food items prepared and out of their original package containing no date marking.

Improper thawing 2(pnt) – Observed frozen and cut chicken sitting on the counter thawing. Approved thawing methods should only be used including under cold running water or in a cooler held at 41 F or below. Management immediately put food under cold running water.

Vent hood dirty 2(pnt) – Observed excessive accumulation of grease on vent hoods during inspection. Increase frequency of cleaning on vent hoods.

Coats, purses and other personal items stored improperly 2(pnt) – Observed personal food (bread) being warmed up with consumer rice in the hot holding equipment.

Observed no recent inspection report posted in the facility.

  • No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, 39 O’Fallon Square – follow up, in compliance
  • Great Escape, 900 Caledonia Drive – score 100
  • Chang Xing Asian Bistro, 121 O’Fallon Plaza – score 98
  • Sugarfire Smoke House, 9955 Winghaven Boulevard – score 100
  • Smoothie King, 1314 Highway K – score 98
  • QuikTrip Concession, 8601 Mexico Road – score 98
  • Sleep Inn, 1147 Technology Drive – score 100
  • Ethyl’s Smokehouse & Saloon, 8505 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 96

Observed fruit flies in alcohol bottles located at the outside bar. Cover openings to prevent the entrance of fruit flies.

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed torn gaskets on reach in coolers, mainly at the salad bar station. Observed built up ice in the walk in freezer. Maintain equipment in good condition.

  • QuikTrip retail, 8601 Mexico Road – score 100

Cottleville

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill, 6097 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Albadia, 3957 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100

St. Charles

  • Smashburger, 1981 Zumbehl Road – follow up, in compliance
  • TGI Fridays, 2000 South First Capitol Drive – follow up

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – Observed reach in cooler at 60 degrees.

Handsink temperature has been corrected. Reach in cooler at 60 degrees.

  • Mount Carmel Communities, 723 First Capitol Drive – score 100
  • QuikTrip retail, 225 North Kingshighway – score 100
  • QuikTrip concession, 225 North Kingshighway – score 98
  • Kids Kingdom Christian Center, 2 Four Winds Drive – score 100
  • Country Inn & Suites, 1190 South Main Street – score 98
  • Subway, 2230 North Third Street – score 100
  • Chinese Express, 1610 Country Club Plaza Drive – score 91

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – OBSERVED FOODS IN REACH IN COOLER AT 50 DEGREES.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED SHELVING IN REACH IN COOLER SOILED, OBSERVED SODA NOZZLE RIM AREA SOILED, OBSERVED FOILED SHELF SOILED ON STOVE TOP, OBSERVED WALK IN COOLER SHELVING SOILED, OBSERVED GREASE BUILD UP ON SHELF UNDER STOVE, OBSERVED FLOORING SOILED UNDER REACH IN COOLER

ESTABLISHMENT WILL NOT USE REACH IN COOLER UNTIL FIXED, AND IS GOING TO USE WALK IN COOLER INSTEAD.

  • Jack in the Box, 1992 Zumbehl Road – score 96

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – OBSERVED BROKEN DOOR SEAL IN WALK IN FREEZER

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED WALK IN COOLER SHELVING SOILED, OBSERVED MICROWAVE SOILED

  • Townplace Suites of St. Charles, 1800 Zumbehl Road – score 100
  • El Caporal, 2265 First Capitol Drive – score 95

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

  • Penn Station, 1932 Zumbehl Road – score 100
  • Motomart, 3750 New Town Boulevard – score 100
  • Wallis Petroleum, 3840 West Clay Street – score 100
  • Cecil Whittakers, 2418 West Clay Street Unit B – score 100 (opening)
  • TGI Fridays, 2000 South First Capitol Drive – follow up

ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT GOING TO USE THE REACH IN COOLER THAT IS BROKEN. ESTABLISHMENT MOVED THE ITEMS TO ANOTHER REACH IN COOLER.

  • El Rancho Nuevo, 1644 Country Club Plaza Drive – score 90

Dirty FCSs 5(pnt) – OBSERVED SOZA NOZZLES SOILED AT BAR. OBSERVED KNIFE SOILED IN KITCHEN

No test kit for sanitizer 5(pnt) – OBSERVED NO TEST STRIPS TO MEASURE SANITIZER LEVELS

  • Subway, 1352 South Fifth Street – score 95
  • Dewey’s Pizza, 1520 South Fifth Street – score 94

Equipment, linens, single service not stored properly 2(pnt) – OBSERVED STRAWS NOT WRAPPED AT BAR

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED CAN OPENER OUTSIDE OF BLADE SOILED, OBSERVED FLOORING IN KITCHEN SOILED

  • Imo’s Pizza, 2160 First Capitol Drive – score 96

Observed gaskets on coolers with debris accumulation. Clean gaskets at increased frequency to prevent accumulation.

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Observed debris accumulation behind pizza make table. Observed inside of reach in coolers with debris accumulation. Observed shelving inside reach in coolers and walk in cooler with debris accumulation. Clean areas at increased frequency to prevent build up.

  • Dairy Queen, 301 Little Hills Expressway – score 98
  • QuikTrip retail, 3889 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Fairfield Inn, 801 Veterans Memorial Parkway – score 93

Sink used for purposes other than hand washing 5(pnt) – OBSERVED HAND SINK USED FOR DIRTY DISHES.

OBSERVED 2019 PERMIT NOT POSTED FOR PUBLIC VIEW

  • Quiktrip retail, 2260 First Capitol Drive – score 100
  • Mario’s Donuts & Cafe, 2786 Muegge Road – follow up

Establishment is now dating RTE foods stored in all refrigerated units. This was the only thing checked for during the follow-up inspection.

  • Shogun Japanese Restaurant, 2057 Zumbehl Road – score 83

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

No hot water at Handwash sink (at least 100° F) 5(pnt) – OBSERVED NO HOT WATER AT HANDSINK

Unshielded bulbs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED LIGHTS WITHOUT SHIELD IN KITCHEN

OBSERVED MOST RECENT INSPECTION NOT POSTED FOR PUBLIC VIEW.

  • Shogun Japanese Restaurant, 2057 Zumbehl Road – follow up, in compliance
  • Windsor Estates of St. Charles, 2150 West Randolph Street – score 100
  • 77 Bistro at Windsor Estates, 2150 West Randolph Street – score 100
  • QuikTrip concession, 3889 Mexico Road – score 100
  • QuikTrip concession, 2260 First Capitol Drive – score 100
  • Schnuck’s deli and salad bar, 1900 First Capitol Drive – score 95

Found handsink located at entrance door inside deli/salad bar room next to prep sink with water temp of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Found handsink within dishroom and located by 3 compartment sink with water temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Found handsink by smaller 3 compartment sink in deli/cheese area to have water temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Schnuck’s deli and salad bar, 1900 First Capitol Drive – follow up, in compliance
  • Sweet Poppins, 825 South Main Street – score 100
  • The English Shop, 423 South Main Street – score 98
  • Wallis Petroleum, 2311 Upper Bottom Road – score 98
  • Taco Bell, 2203 Droste Road – score 98
  • Little Caesar’s, 425 Droste Road – follow up

Mice feces or roaches seen 5(pnt) – OBSERVED NUMEROUS FRUIT FLIES BY MOP SINK AND 3 COMPARTMENT SINK

PREVIOUS VIOLATION OF FRUIT FLIES HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTED.

  • Steak N Shake, 2221 First Capitol Drive – score 91

OBSERVED NO ONE ON DUTY WITH A SERV SAFE OR BASIC SANITATION COURSE

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – OBSERVED FOODS IN WALK IN COOLER AT 52 DEGREES

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED ICE CREAM STATION SHELVING SOILED, OBSERVED DUST ON PIPE ABOVE STEAM TABLE (CORRECTED ON SITE). OBSERVED WALK IN COOLER SHELVING SOILED

  • Teddy Bear Daycare & Learning Academy, 2120 South Old Highway 94 – score 100
  • Midtowne Market bakery, deli, and grocery, 317 Hawthorne Avenue – all scored 100
  • Wasabi Sushi Bar, 1650 Beale Street – score 96

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED FAN GUARD SOILED IN KITCHEN, OBSERVED TOASTER OVEN SOILED (CORRECTED ON SITE), OBSERVED MICROWAVE SOILED, OBSERVED FRY LINE REACH IN COOLER DRAWERS SOILED, OBSERVED HANDSINK BASIN SOILED, OBSERVED WALL SOILED BY FRY PREP AREA. OBSERVED FLOORING SOILED IN KITCHEN BY DISHWASHER

  • Jimmy John’s, 100 North Kingshighway Street – score 95
  • Starbuck’s Coffee, 1030 South Fifth Street – score 100
  • Adeline’s Kitchen, 800 South Fifth Street – score 100
  • Leo’s Pub and Grill, 2198 First Capitol Drive – score 98
  • McSmith’s Kitchen & Catering, 3791 New Town Boulevard – score 98
  • KFC, 620 South Fifth Street – score 91

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Non-food contact surfaces observed with debris accumulation include: Mop sink in back of kitchen found with mold-like substance inside basin. Mop sink found with physical debris accumulation inside basin. Ice chute on ice machine found in back of kitchen found with debris accumulation. Observed prep/sides walk in cooler floor with debris accumulation. Observed inside heated cabinets that hold shells and other taco bell items with debris accumulation on bottom. Observed dry storage floors in downstairs location with debris accumulation. Observed debris accumulation behind fry/cook lines.

Observed water damaged ceiling tile over drying rack near 3 compartment sink area.

Previous inspection not posted for public viewing.

Weldon Spring

  • Hog’s Haus Sports Bar and Grill, 810 O’Fallon Road – score 100
  • El Rancho Nuevo, 804 O’Fallon Road – score 100
  • Eurest Dining at Verizon, 500 Technology Drive – score 90

Utensils and FCS not sanitized before use 5(pnt) – OBSERVED DISHWASHER NOT HEAT SANITIZING

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – OBSERVED FOODS IN REACH IN COOLER #2 AT 49 DEGREES

  • Los 3 Compadres Mexican Restaurant, 1052 Wolfrum Road – score 100

Defiance

  • St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 150 Defiance Road – score 100

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

  • The Rice Bowl, 7895 Mexico Road – score 86 (Feb. 14), score 96 (Feb. 26)
  • Rich’s Place, 4149 Highway 94 S – score 100
  • Rosy’s Cakes and Paco’s Tacos, 6240 MExico Road – score 93
  • Ruby Tuesday, 190 Mid Rivers mall Circle – score 98

 

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