St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment regularly inspects food service establishments throughout St. Charles County, except for within the limits of St. Peters.
Businesses are inspected one to four times a year or after public complaints. "Lower-risk" places, like gas-stations that serve pre-packaged foods, are inspected less often than "higher-risk" places, like a restaurant, said Doug Bolnick, spokesman for the health department.
The establishments begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted based on the severity of problems observed. According to the department's website, a low score does not mean the restaurant was unsafe on the day of the inspection.
"A place could have just one deficiency that garners a relatively 'high' score out of 100, but that the problem is so critical, it forces immediate action – while another may have two or three non-critical deficiencies that would give that provider a lower total score," said Bolnick.
Below, see the inspection scores for restaurants in the Wentzville area for May and June of 2012. To look up other scores, visit the health department's Food Inspection page.
Scores for Wentzville restaurants:
- Jack in the Box, score 96
- McDonald's, score 89
- Dairy Queen, score 98
- Pizza Pro, score 91
- Sunny Street Café, score 96
- Buffalo Wild Wings, 98
- Bandana's BBQ, score 98
- China Buffet, score 87
- Caddyshack Bar and Grill, score 89
- Steak 'n Shake, score 96
Scores for other Wentzville food service establishments:
- Deals, score 98
- ABC Daycare and Learning Center, score 100
- Schnuck's Salad Bar, score 98
- Schnuck's Seafood, score 100
- Schnuck's Deli, score 98
- Tropical Sno Commissary, score 98
- Walmart, score 100
- Walmart Rotisserie Chicken, score 100
- Walmart Deli, score 100
Scores for New Melle food service establishments:
- New Melle Sports & Recreation, score 93