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Panda Express Accused of Serving Dropped Noodles and Not Wearing Gloves

Inspectors found employees following proper procedures but explained the rules in detail to the manager.

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

Here are the latest restaurant inspections for the past 90 days:

Panda Express
Address: 5555 St. Louis Mills Rd., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Aug. 2
Type of Inspection: Complaint
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100-A
Comments: Someone complained that noodles dropped on the counter were placed in the food container as well as ice was served with bare hands. Upon inspection, employees were seen wearing gloves and using an ice scoop as well as not putting spilled food in containers. The inspector did talk to the manager about procedures such as washing hands in between switching gloves and serving food and making sure gloves, utensils are used when dealing with food handling.


Address: 2595 N. Highway 67, Florissant
Date of Inspection: July 10
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 97-A
Comments: More employees need to be enrolled in a food safety course to meet the requirement of one person per shift must have food safety certificate; inspector notice fruit flies in the facility, but the facility provided paperwork in follow-up inspection for treatment of the fruit flies; mops not stored properly.
Follow-up inspection scheduled for July 16.


Address: 12751 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant
Date of Inspection: July 23
Type of Inspection: Follow-up
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 100-A
Comments: Employees showed proof of Hepatitis A vaccination; receipt shown for health permit renewal.

Address: 12642 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: June 4
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 100-A
Comments: None

Address: 13735 Riverport Dr., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: June 28
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 98-A
Comments: No paper towels at hand sink; food stored on the floor of walk-in cooler; no sanitizer found in third sink.


Address: 12901 N. 40 Dr., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection: Aug. 3
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100-A
Comments: None

 


Address: 12010 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection: Aug. 6
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100-A
Comments: None

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