The Jefferson County Health Department conducts quarterly inspections of all food establishments or locations that handle food in the county. Health inspections become a public record 10 days after the inspection takes place.

The documents highlight critical, noncritical and repeat violations during each inspection or follow-up. Critical violations are listed. All records are supplied by the Jefferson County Health Department, which can be reached at (812) 273-1942.


October 28

Dollar General – Hanover: Two non – critical.

Jendy’s Pizzeria: Complaint — Customer stated that she witnessed an employee chopping up tomatoes and onions and scooping them bare-handed to put them into their containers. I spoke with the manager and she said that she would verify with all employees proper handling of ready-to-eat foods. No objectionable conditions noted at time of complaint inspection.

Ponderosa: No violations.

Taco Bell: Complaint — Customer stated that he observed a piece of hair cooked into the taco meat that was on the food product. I spoke with the manager at the store and he assured me that he would get all the employees on the same page and make sure that they know that hair restraints are part of the requirements. No objectionable conditions noted at time of complaint inspection.

October 29

Chelsea General Store: One critical (Open gallon of milk found in the two-door prep cooler with a date mark.), three non–critical.

Smokin’ Crowes: Eight non–critical.

October 31

Big Lots: No violations

Dollar General (Clifty Drive): One non–critical.

Higher Grounds: One non–critical.

Super 8: One critical (Working spray bottle found under the mop sink without a label, purple solution).

November 1

City Meat Market: Four non–critical.

El Camino: Two non–critical.

HC – Lambda Chi Alpha: Two non–critical.

HC – Phi Delta Theta: No violations.

HC – Phi Gamma Delta: No violations.

HC – Sigma Chi: One critical (Open gallon of milk without a date mark.), one non–critical.