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 Lake Saint Louis area for August, September and October of 2012. To look up other scores, visit the health department's Food Inspection page.
Lake Saint Louis Food Inspection Scores:
- Dragon Buffet, score 90
- El Maguey (Ronald Reagan), score 100
- Yolo's Catering, score 100
- Lake Saint Louis Commissary, score 100
- The Trolley Track Company, score 100
- Schnuck's Deli, score 93
- Schnuck's Seafood, score 100
- Schnuck's salad bar, score 100
- Subway (Robert Raymond), score 83
- Taco Bell, score 91
- Jack in the Box, score 98
- Denny's, score 96
- Heroes, score 88
- BC's Kitchen, score 96
- Green Tree Elementary School, score 100
- Lake Forest Golf and Country Club, score 96
New Melle Food Service Inspection Scores:
- Shortstops Convenience Store, score 96
Dardenne Prairie Food Service Inspection Scores:
- Q'doba Mexican Grill, score 100
- Prairie View Elementary School, score 100
- Shop-N-Save retail, score 100
- Shop-N-Save seafood, score 100
- Shop-N-Save bakery, score 100
- Shop-N-Save deli, score 100
- Caregivers Inn, score 98