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 March and April of 2012. To look up other scores, visit the health department's Food Inspection page.
Scores for Lake Saint Louis restaurants:
- , score 91
- Lake Side Pub, score 10
- Mandee Foods -- Sports Complex, score 98
- , score 91
- , score 98
Scores for Dardenne Prairie food service establishments:
- Thoele Convenience Store, score 95
- Super Smokers BBQ, score 98
- GymQuarters Gymnastics Center, score 100
- Dardenne Prairie Concession Stand, score 100
- Caregivers Inn, score 100
- Target Deli, score 100
- Target Store, score 95
- Target Café, score 95