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Restaurant Inspections: Inspector Finds 'Encrusted Debris' at Helfer's

The inspector also visits two new eateries in the North St. Louis County area, as well as Hunan Kitchen, Applebee's, Penn Station and more.

Each week, Florissant Patch publishes information from the local restaurant inspections of St. Louis County Department of Health as well as their grade.

Here are some of the latest restaurant inspections from the past 90 days:

Gateway Grilled Subs, Tacos and Burritos
*NEW BUSINESS*
Address:
1154 Shackelford  Rd., Florissant
Date of Inspection: Dec. 19
Type of Inspection: Opening
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100 - A
Comments: No violations noted.

Helfer’s Pastries
Address:
380 Rue St, Ferdinand, Florissant
Date of Inspection: Oct. 11
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 98 - A
Comments: Observed encrusted debris on some of the cake mixers throughout the kitchen. All food and non-food equipment must be cleaned often enough to prevent buildup from occurring. Observed encrusted debris and stains on floors throughout the kitchen and under the cake mixing machines. The floors shall be cleaned often enough to prevent buildup from occurring.

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St. Louisiana Q
*NEW BUSINESS*
Address:
21 Village Square Shop Ctr., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Jan. 28
Type of Inspection: Opening
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 97 - A
Comments: Opening inspection complete. Mobile unit is ready to operate. No observed violations during time of inspection.

Hunan Kitchen
Address:
6162 Howdershell Rd., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Dec. 31
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 90 - A
Comments: Sanitizer solution in bucket high. Manual and mechanic ware washing sanitizers shall remain between 50-100 PPM for chlorine. Corrected on site. Observed two spray bottle/cans of household insecticide above hand washing sink in kitchen. The use of pesticides (household) is restricted and (items) shall be removed. All foods in freezer and walk-in cooler shall be date-marked. Provide proof of hep. A vaccinations for all food handlers. All food storage containers shall be commonly identified. Observed cooking oil in dishwashing bottle with no label. All foods in plastic shopping bags in freezer and walk-in coolers shall be removed. Food shall not be contaminated by any other source. Test strips for testing sanitizing solution shall be provided. Spray nozzle hanging below flood rim in kitchen. Backflow prevention device or air gap shall be provided on plumbing fixtures as req2uired. Corrected on site. Physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair and cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Clean and organize kitchen shelves. Repair seal strip in back of kitchen by back door. Follow-up inspection required.

Applebee’s
Address:
11950 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection: Jan. 23
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 100 - A
Comments: No comments.

The Natural Way
Address:
12345 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection
: Nov. 16
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 97 - A
Comments: Lid on reach-in freezer damaged. Need to repair hot water on hand sink. Light tube in reach-in cooler not working.

Penn Station
Address:
12201 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: Jan. 10
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100 - A
Comments: No violations were observed during this inspection.

Priyaa Indian Cuisine
Address: 1910
McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: Nov. 2
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 98- A
Comments: Stand-up reach-in cooler has a torn gasket. Walk-in freezer vents have a buildup of dust/dirt/grease, etc.  

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