The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these restaurants for six or more critical health code violations. Most critical violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
• Asia House, 570 S. Fourth St., Edwardsville, had seven critical violations during a Dec. 4 routine inspection. They included partially frozen chicken thawing on a prep counter. The owner had no comment.
• Bo Ling’s Chinese restaurant, 7105 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had six critical violations during a Dec. 11 routine inspection. They included raw chicken stored over raw shrimp in the walk-in cooler.
“All the violations were corrected on the spot,” said assistant manager Brian Kim.
• Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, 11865 W. 95th St., Overland Park, had 10 critical violations during a Nov. 16 inspection following a complaint. They included an employee rubbing eyes with gloved hands and then handling ready-to-eat food.
Cheddar’s corporate office issued this statement: “Food safety is our highest priority at Cheddar’s Casual Cafe. … The score we received from the health department was unacceptable, and we took immediate and aggressive action to address it. All of the issues were either corrected on site or shortly following the inspection.”
• Hy-Vee, 12200 State Line Road, Leawood, had 10 critical violations during a Nov. 29 routine inspection. They included mold on the door of the bulk ice machine. A manager had no comment.
• Hy-Vee, 6655 Martway, Mission, had 12 critical violations during a Dec. 6 inspection following a complaint. They included an open package of bulk turkey to be sliced that had an expiration date of Nov. 29, more than the seven day limit.
“All problems were fixed immediately,” said Nathan Powell, manager of perishables.
• Story, 3931 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, had nine critical violations during a Dec. 6 routine inspection. They included butter stored without temperature control on top of a prep table.
“They pointed out where we were wrong and we tightened up our service,” said co-owner and chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen.
• Winstead’s, 12056 W. 95th St., Lenexa, had six critical violations during a Nov. 21 routine inspection. They included a dishwasher handling dirty dishes and then handling clean dishes without washing hands between tasks.
Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.
For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to www.ksda.gov/food_safety.
The Cass County Health Department cited these restaurants for five or more critical violations.
• Longhorn Steakhouse, 1212 North Ave., Belton, had six critical violations during a Dec. 19 inspection. They included the salad station unable to maintain the proper temperature consistently. A manager had no comment.
• New China House, 172 Cedar Tree Square, Belton, had 17 critical violations during a Dec. 27 routine inspection. They included mouse feces on a shelf next to paper takeout containers, and mouse feces and nesting evidence above drop ceiling panels.
“We corrected it. We changed the ceiling tiles that day and have a long-term program with the pest control guy to take care of it,” said owner Wilfred Tsang.
Cass County health inspection reports are not available online.
The Platte County Health Department cited these restaurants for five or more critical health code violations.
• China Star, 6264 Lewis St., Suite 106, Parkville, had five critical violations during a Dec. 4 inspection. They included smoked meat not from an approved source. The owner had no comment.
• Fast Stop, 9932 N.W. Missouri 45, Parkville, had eight critical violations during a Nov. 30 inspection. They included lunchables dated Sept. 1.
“All of the violations we corrected within two days,” said owner Ryan Gupi.
• Waffle House, 1305 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, had six critical violations during a Nov. 14 inspection. They included diced ham and cheese held at improper temperatures.
In a statement, a company spokeswoman said: “We make every effort to provide a clean, safe environment for all customers and associates and have taken the appropriate steps to ensure this restaurant meets health standards.… All violations were corrected.”
For complete Platte County Health Department reports, go to www.plattecountyhealthdept.com.
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