GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Consumer Health Services Division of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) conducts inspections of retail food establishments throughout Wyoming (where there is not a local health department who does inspections) to help ensure safety of Wyoming residents.
Campbell County establishments are inspected at least once a year by the WDA. All of these reports are made public and can be found on their website. It will only include the routine inspections and not the follow-up or other kinds of inspections.
According to WDA, establishments are either in or out of compliance with a non-critical (non-food related) or a critical violation (which can cause a food born illness).
The WDA explains that while they are looking for deficiencies, the organization’s “main goal is to educate the business.”
Their report is made to help the businesses understand unsafe practices and ways to correct them.
Any violation makes the business be out of compliance, but violations can be on different levels, meaning not being in compliance does not necessarily mean that the business is unsafe.
Inspections are a “snapshot” in time and the violation are often corrected before the inspector leaves the facility. Dependent on the severity of the violation, the business will have any where between 10 to 45 days to correct it.
Any serious violations or notable quotes will be included in summary notes below, but the full report for each restaurant can be found at the WDA website, where they publish all of their current information.
March 20, 2023
March 21, 2023
March 22, 2023
March 23, 2023
March 24, 2023
In Compliance: Out
Comments: “Small refrigeration unit behind bar holding tomato juices and horse radishes temped at 56F ambient. Digital temperature gauge on unit read between 48F and 50F during inspection. All items in unit that require refrigeration were thrown out and it was discussed with manager that unit shall only be used to drinks that do not require refrigeration.”
ANDRESEN INC, DBA JACKS LIQUOR
In Compliance: Out
Comments: “Ice bin was observed with beverage lines and cold plates making contact with consumable ice. It was discussed with owner that ice used as an exterior coolant shall not be used as consumable ice. Using a food safe bin to separate coolant ice and consumable ice was also discussed with owner.”