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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: The Shack, McGurk’s, Lewis & Clark

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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, June 20 – 26, 2018.

Wentzville

  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 1075 West Pearce Boulevard – score 100
  • Wentzville VFW Post 5327 Mobile Unit, 1414 Highway Z – score 100
  • Starbucks Coffee, 1877 Wentzville Parkway – follow up, in compliance

Dardenne Prairie

  • Qdoba Mexican Eats, 7863 Highway N – follow up

Follow up inspection shows that previously cited violations #1 and 2 show progress several people enrolled in class. Violation #5 clean up procedures corrected,violation #16 ,48 ,49, 55 57 and 58 corrected. Violation listed under # 10 not corrected and needs to be corrected by next regular inspection

O’Fallon

  • TBR Prime Steak Market, 4609 Highway K – score 100
  • Shop N Save, 1421 Mexico Loop Road E retail and grocery, bakery, seafood – all scored 100
  • Shop N Save, 1421 Mexico Loop Road E deli – score 96
  • Thai Kitchen, 8632 Mexico Road – score 91

Food uncovered with the risk of cross-contamination 5(pnt) – Observed that cooked-fried chicken is stored in old used cardboard boxes after cooking. COS discarded. Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – Interior of dish machine dirty, significant accumulation of ice on floor for walk in cooler. Vacuum breaker on mop sink faucet broken Discussed Permit and report posting , personal hygiene 

  • McGurk’s Public House, 108 South Main Street – score 93

Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Improper wash water temperature 5(pnt). Dish machine observed to use heat for sanitation. Temp of water observed to b4 154 F measured by disk .. Use 3 compartment sink

  • Moudy’s Bar & Grill, 2151 West Terra Lane – score 90

No handsink 5(pnt) in bar 1 or bar 2 area. No air gap present 5(pnt) – Food prep sink. Please post current permit and last inspection report. Premise expended years ago and added additional bar without approval and plan review from health department. Bar build with open ceiling and exposed cables and rafters what is not in compliance with St.Charles County Food Code. Also observed that facility uses several non ANSI or NSF approved cooling units. Premise occasionally serves food from buffet bar and if management wont to extend this service needs to provide proper hot and cold food holding units. Lights in kitchen should be sheilded 

  • The Pasta House Co., 2558 Highway K – score 91

Dish machine not sanitizing, temp to low, no test strips for heat sanitation. Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt). Black mold like substance on caulking around dish machine. Ceiling vents over food prep area covered with dust

  • The Pasta House Co, 2558 Highway K – follow up

Previously cited violation number 16 observed to be found in satisfactory compliance, violations listed on numbers 47 and 55 not in compliance and need to be corrected by next regular inspection

  • Sushi Avenue at Fresh Thyme, 2235 Highway K – score 100
  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market deli, 2235 Highway K – score 100
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 100 Comfort Inn Court – score 93

Unlabeled spray bottle 5(pnt) – Observed an unlabeled sanitizer bottle located underneath the sink in the kitchen. All bottles with a substance should be labeled with its contents for the safety of those using the cleaner. Food packaged on-site not labeled or bulk foods for Consumer service unlabeled 5(pnt) – Observed no labels or date markings on food packaged in the refrigerator.

  • Madison’s Cafe, 2974 Highway K – score 98
  • Red Robin, 1440 Mexico Loop Road E – score 100
  • Susie G’s Specialty Cakes, 2697 Highway K – score 96

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – Observed icing buckets from a recent delivery stored on the floor and personal items/food orders stored near food prepping areas. Facility should designate a particular area for personal items to avoid contamination. Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) 2(pnt) – Observed the freezer having a broken door seal and not able to fully enclose.

  • The Shack, 2931 Highway K – score 93

Gloves not use for only one task. Dumpster lids are open 2(pnt). Talked about personal hygiene, Cleaning facility during food prep hours, Pasteurized eggs. Bare hand TCS food contact 

  • Smoothie King, 1314 Highway K – score 98
  • IHOP, 1912 Highway K – score 100
  • Culver’s of O’Fallon, 8500 Mexico Road – score 100

St. Charles

  • AMC Theatres Streets of St. Charles, 311 Lombard Street – score 96

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED CANDY SHELF SOILED, OBSERVED REACH IN COOLER SHELF SOILED, OBSERVED OUTSIDE DOOR AREA ON ICE MACHINE SOILED. OBSERVED MOPS NOT HUNG UP TO AIR DRY

  • Uncle Joe’s Bar & Grill, 204 North Main Street – score 100
  • Kabob N Kurry, 2220 First Capitol Drive – score 95

Observed Sanitizer buckets with less than minimum required amount of chlorine sanitizer. Sanitizer level for buckets, with chlorine, should read 50-100 ppm of chlorine. Buckets have been corrected by increasing concentration to 100 ppm chlorine. DISCUSSED RESURFACING OR REPLACING OF CUTTING BOARDS, CLEANING FREQUENCY FOR AROUND COOKING EQUIPMENT, NON-NSF CHEST FREEZER HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH MAXX COLD 2 DOOR REACH IN FREEZER. SERVSAFE CERTIFICATE TO EXPIRE ON AUGUST, 18, 2018. 

  • Hunan House, 428 South Fifth Street – follow up, in compliance
  • Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders, 1455 Bass Pro Drive – follow up, in compliance
  • Bright Start Academy, 157 Hughes Lane – score 100
  • St. Charles Lanes, 2187 First Capitol Drive – score 86

Food that is unsafe, adulterated or contaminated (discarded) 5(pnt) – OBSERVED FOOD THAT WAS PAST 7 DAYS IN THE REACH IN COOLER. Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt) – OBSERVED FOODS IN REACH IN COOLER WITHOUT 7 DAY DATE MARKINGS. OBSERVED PIZZA BOXES STORED ON THE FLOOR

  • St. Charles Lanes, 2187 First Capitol Drive – follow up, in compliance
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 2412 West Clay Street – follow-up, in compliance
  • My Big Fat Greek Truck, 1914 Bowles Avenue – score 100
  • Blues Fired Pizza, 1417 Marshall Road – score 100
  • Chinatown Express, 2205 First Capitol Drive – score 93

PHF?s not held at 41 degrees or below 5(pnt) – OBSERVED REACH IN COOLER AT PREP STATION HAVE TEMPERATURES AT 55 DEGREES. Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED SHELVING IN DRY STORAGE AREA SOILED. OBSERVED SHELVING SOILED AT PREP TABLE

  • Concetta’s Italian Restaurant, 600 South Fifth Street – score 94

Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED DEBRIS ACCUMULATION AROUND AND UNDER FRYERS, RANGE, AND PIZZA OVEN. OBSERVED FOOD DEBRIS ON WALLS AND IN CORNERS/ALONG BASEBOARDS OF KITCHEN. OBSERVED AIR VENTS OUTSIDE OF HOOD VENT WITH DUST AND DEBRIS. CLEAN ALL AREAS AT AN INCREASED FREQUENCY TO PREVENT BUILDUP. Damaged floor tiles, holes in walls, missing ceiling tiles 2(pnt) – OBSERVED WALLS IN KITCHEN IN POOR REPAIR. OBSERVED AREAS OF MISSING WALL TILE THROUGHOUT. OBSERVED PAINT FLAKING IN WALK IN COOLER ON WALLS OF COOLER. Unshielded bulbs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED LIGHT SHIELD FOR BULB IN WALK IN COOLER DAMAGED.

  • Lewis & Clark American Restaurant, 217 South Main Street – score 98
  • Old Mill Stream Inn, 912 South Main Street – follow up, in compliance
  • Quintessential Restaurant and Night Club, 149 North Main Street – score 94

Food stored on floor or exposed to moisture/contamination 2(pnt) – OBSERVED FOODS IN WALK IN COOLER STORED ON FLOOR. RELOCATE TO MINIMUM 6 INCHES OFF FLOOR. Damaged floor tiles, holes in walls, missing ceiling tiles 2(pnt) – OBSERVED FLOOR TILES IN UPSTAIRS STORAGE ROOM DAMAGED AND/OR MISSING. OBSERVED DAMAGED DRY WALL IN SALAD PREP AREA. OBSERVED GASKETS ON COOLERS IN POOR REPAIR. SPOT CHECK ALL COOLERS AND REPLACE THOSE THAT ARE DAMAGED/TORN. Insufficient lighting 2(pnt) – OBSERVED POOR LIGHTING IN SALAD PREP AREA. BULBS FOUND BURNT OUT. REPLACE WITH LED BULBS OR SHATTER RESISTANT BULBS.

  • Trailhead Brewing Co, 921 Riverside Drive S – score 95

OBSERVED DISH MACHINE NOT PULLING SANITIZER WHEN FIRST TESTED. CHLORINE BASED SANITIZER FOUND EMPTY. STAFF SWITCHED TO FULL CONTAINER, MACHINE PRIMED, TESTED AT 50 PPM CHLORINE. CORRECTED ON SITE.

  • Just 4 us Childcare Inc, 2559 Raymond Drive – score 98
  • Artistic Affairs Catering, 1336 Caulks Hill Road – score 93

Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt) – OBSERVED FOODS IN WALK IN COOLER WITHOUT 7 DAY DATE MARKINGS

Cottleville

  • LuLu’s Bar Grill and Wraps, 3925 Mid Rivers Mall – score 96

Handwashing signage 2(pnt) – OBSERVED HANDSINK SIGNS MISSING IN RESTROOMS. Dirty NFCs 2(pnt) – OBSERVED MICROWAVE SOILED, OBSERVED CAN OPENER SOILED

  • Cottleville Cookies and Cream, 5525 Oak Street – score 100
  • St. Charles Community College Food Services, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – 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 May 2018:

  • Dierberg’s bakery, deli, salad bar, seafood, 217 Salt Lick Road – all scored 100
  • Discovery Kids, 2451 Willott Road – score 100
  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 7139 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Field Box, 4 Main Street – score 96
  • First Assembly Church, 4750 North Service Road – score 98
  • Francescos Italian Restaurant, 429 South Church Street – score 92
  • Frosty Treats, 7579 Mintert Industrial – score 100
  • Gettemeier’s, 269 Salt Lick Road – score 98
  • Great American Cookies, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste. 1242 – score 96
  • Hardee’s, 501 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98
  • Imo’s Pizza, 4157 North St. Peters Parkway – score 96
  • Jelly Bean Island Learning Academy, 6810 Mexico Road – score 98
  • Jenner’s Kids Daycare, 1346 Dingledine Road – score 100
  • Kidstreet St. Peters, 2300 Willott Road – score 100
  • Kinder Care Learning Center, 4150 South Cloverleaf Drive – score 100

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