The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.


Electronic copies of retail food inspection reports are available on the Arkansas Food Inspection Portal. To access the portal, visit the food protection page on the Arkansas Department of Health website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov.


The following are the results of food safety inspections conducted by the Jefferson County Health Unit:


• Valley Innovative ser unit 655, 1620 Nebraska St. Date of inspection Oct. 8. No hand-washing signage above hand sink. Must have a sign or poster that notifies food workers to wash their hands at all hand-washing sinks used by food workers and shall be clearly visible to food workers.


• Valley Innovative ser unit 655, 1620 Nebraska St. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 23. All critical violations corrected at time of follow-up inspection.


• Super 1 Foods, 1605 E. Harding Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 11. Chemical was observed being stored on shelf holding single service trays in the meat department. All toxic chemicals shall be stored in designated chemical area. Person in charge moved toxic chemical to the designated chemical area during inspection. Door on back walk in freezer needs repaired. (Door is not sealing properly.) Door shall be properly sealed and in good repair. Grinding block wall in meat department is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced. Observed food residue on display shelves containing sugar and flour. Display shelves shall be cleaned to sight and touch.


• Super 1 Foods deli, 1605 E. Harding Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 11. Observed chemicals being stored directly beside chicken breading. All toxic chemicals shall be stored in designated chemical area. Person in charge moved chemical to designated chemical area during inspection. Observed deli meat and fried chicken in cold holding above 41F. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth.


• Super 1 Foods deli, 1605 E. Harding Ave. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 19. All previous violations corrected.


• Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, 2700 Olive St. Date of complaint inspection Oct. 18. No violations observed from the complaint.


• Catering by Scott Ray - mobile, 9321 U.S. 270, White Hall. Date of inspection Oct. 16. Observed packages of food being stored on the floor. Packages of food should be stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Floors in mobile unit are unclean and need to be cleaned.


• Wood Shed, 9621 U.S. 270, White Hall. Date of inspection Oct. 16. Some foods in walk in cooler are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed deli meats being thawed out sitting on counter top in pan of water. Food should only be thawed out using an approved method. Deli meat was placed in refrigerator to thaw during inspection. No test strips observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions.


• Hazel Street Food Mart, 2201 W. 17th Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 15. Observed food in deli case being stored uncovered. Food should be covered while being stored. Some cold holding temperatures in deli case, walk in cooler, and food sitting on counter top are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Facility lacks internal probe food thermometer. Food temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperature. Observed containers of food in walk in cooler being stored directly on the floor. Containers of food should be stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Observed used wiping cloths sitting out on counter tops. Wiping cloths should be stored in a sanitizer solution between use. Observed container being used after not being allowed to properly air dry. After cleaning and sanitizing, equipment and utensils shall be air dried and may not be cloth dried. No test strips observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Observed trash cans containing food residue being stored uncovered while not in continuous use. Trash cans containing food residue should be covered while not in continuous use. Some flooring in kitchen and walk in cooler is damaged and needs to be repaired.


• Hazel Street Food Mart, 2201 W. 17th Ave. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 25. Some cold holding temperatures in deli case and walk in cooler are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Facility lacks internal probe food thermometer. Food temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperature. Some flooring in kitchen and walk in cooler is damaged and needs to be repaired.


• Laugh-N-Learn Childcare Center, 3102 W. 34th Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 12. Observation: Observed no lid on trash can. The women’s restroom needs a lid on the trash can. Observation: Post current Health Department permit as to where it can be seen by public. Corrective Action: Place permit to operate in a location that is easily visible to customers. Contact the billing office at 501-661-2171 to request a reprint of your permit if necessary.


• Mama Laura’s Home Cooking, 3006 W. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 1. Hand-washing sink is unclean. Plumbing fixtures such as hand-washing sinks, toilets, and urinals shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Hand-washing sign not noted at hand-washing sink. Must have a sign or poster that notifies food workers to wash their hands at all hand-washing sinks used by food workers and shall be clearly visible to food workers.


• Mama Laura’s Home Cooking, 3006 W. Sixth Ave. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 12. Okay to operate; permit given. Hand-washing sign not noted at hand washing sink. Must have a sign or poster that notifies food workers to wash their hands at all hand-washing sinks used by food workers and shall be clearly visible to food workers.


• Neighbor to Neighbor Inc., 1419 Pine St. Date of inspection Oct. 12. Observation: No chlorine test strips. Corrective Action: Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Shelves in preparation area are in disrepair. Refinish them as to be easily cleanable. Fryer not under existing vent hood system. Fryer needs to be under approved vent hood system.


• The Wilma Center, 4701 Dollarway Road. Date of opening inspection Oct. 12. This establishment is okay to operate. Observation: Establishment needs testing strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. Corrective Action: Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions.


• Angelita Restaurant, 2901 Pines Mall Drive, Suite 704. Date of follow-up inspection Nov. 1. No violations reported; inspection conducted regarding proper cold holding temperatures.


• Mexican Grill/Pizza, 2901 Pines Mall Drive. Date of follow-up inspection Nov. 1. This Follow Up Assessment was regarding item #8 only — Adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible. Owners not available at time of follow up but health inspector saw soap and paper towels at hand sink from Mall lobby.


• Unique Cakes by Miss Margaret, 214 W. Barraque St. Date of inspection Oct. 29. Some cold hold temperatures in front refrigerator were out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed chicken spaghetti sauce being cooled sitting on the counter top after more than 2 hours at a temperature of 96°F. Cooked PHF/TCS food cooled from 135°F to 70°F within 2 hours and from 135°F to 41°F or below in 6 hours.


• Unique Cakes by Miss Margaret, 214 W. Barraque St. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 31. No violations reported.


• Coffee Jones Internet Cafe, 815 University Drive. Date of inspection Oct. 29. Observation: Observed two refrigeration units not maintaining 41 or below. All cold hold storage shall maintain 41 below. Establishment moved all potentially hazards food from both units to a refrigeration that is maintaining the correct temperature. [List food item(s), temperature, and unit] Corrective Action: Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Need thermometers in all cooler and hot holding unit to ensure proper holding temperatures. The premises shall be maintained free of insects, rodents, and other pests and controlled to eliminate their presence on the premises. Observed glue traps in the establishment.


• Blake Street Fish Market, 1130 S. Blake St. Date of inspection Oct. 26. Front door does not seal properly. All outer openings of a food establishment should be protected against the entry of insects and rodents. Cutting boards should be resurfaced or replaced. Front three compartment sink is unclean and needs to be cleaned. Outside of fryer equipment and refrigerator and shelving throughout kitchen are unclean and need to be cleaned. Observed trash cans containing food residue uncovered while not in continuous use. Trash cans in kitchen area containing food residue need to be covered when not in continuous use. Floors throughout kitchen, walls, especially near front door, and ceiling throughout kitchen are damaged and need to be repaired. Floors, walls, and ceilings throughout kitchen are unclean and need to be cleaned. Vent hood is unclean and needs to be cleaned. Current health permit is not posted. It is unlawful to operate a retail food establishment without a valid permit. Contact the billing office at 501-661-2171 to ensure that you are in compliance with the law.


• Niche’s, mobile, 612 S. Nebraska St. Date of inspection Oct. 26. Observation: Establishment does not have any testing strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. Corrective Action: Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Observation: No hot water available in establishment. Observation: Trash can containing food should have lid on when in use.


• Niche’s, mobile, 612 S. Nebraska St. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 29. All critical violation were corrected during time of inspection.


• Kibb’s BBQ, 1400 S. Blake St. Date of inspection Oct. 26. There are some missing floor tiles that needs to be repaired/replaced. Light cover has lent and dust needs to be cleaned. Establishment shall be cleaned to sight.


• Kibb’s Bar-B-Que, 2117 University Drive. Date of inspection Oct. 25. Observation: Observed trash can without lids. Trash cans containing food should have lids on when not in use. Observed lighting not covered. Shielded, coated or otherwise shatter-resistant bulds are needed in the establishment.


• ADC-Pine Bluff Work Complex, 890 Freeline Drive. Date of inspection Oct. 25. Observation: Out of paper towels at one hand sink Corrective Action: Provide a supply of individual disposable towels or a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel or a heated air drying device at each handwashing sink in food preparation, toilet and warewashing areas. Resupplied during assessment.


• Big D’s, 1818 W. Sixth Ave. Date of inspection Oct. 25. Observed no soap at hand washing sink. Provide an adequate supply of hand cleanser (liquid, powder or bar) at each hand washing sink.


• Pop’s Place - Pat Coleman, mobile, 10217 Pepperidge Road. Date of inspection Oct. 18. Observation: Establishment needs testing strips to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution. Corrective Action: Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Need to replaced faucet on three compartment. Need faucets to properly use the three compartment sink. Observation: Corrective Action: Permits are not transferable to new owners. Obtain a valid permit to operate the retail food establishment in compliance with the law. Submit a food permit application immediately.


• Pop’s Place - Pat Coleman, mobile, 10217 Pepperidge Road. Date of follow-up inspection Oct. 25. All critical violations were corrected during time of inspection.