Restaurants

Area food establishments are cited for health code violations

Updated: 2013-01-22T04:38:15Z

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for six or more critical health code violations.

• Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood, had eight critical violations during a Jan. 4 routine inspection. They included garlic butter, sour cream, butter, a hot dog and half-and-half held at improper temperatures.

A manager had no comment.

• Mi Mexicana, 7941 Frontage Road, Overland Park, had seven critical violations during a Dec. 10 follow-up inspection. They included three yellow onions with mold stored on a shelf in a back room.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• Mi Ranchito, No. 6, 8550 W. 151st St., Overland Park, had six critical violations during a Jan. 8 routine inspection. They included black and pinto beans in a cooler held at improper temperatures .

“We have been working closely with the health department. The safety of our customers, as well as ourselves, is very important to us because we do eat there as well,” said district manager John Houser. “I personally have been working with the kitchen as well to make sure they are abiding by all health department rules.”

• New China Town, 6854 Johnson Drive, Mission, had 10 critical violations during a Dec. 11 routine inspection. They included cooked breaded chicken held at improper temperatures.

An employee said the violations have been corrected.

• The Other Place, 7324 W. 80th St., Overland Park, had 14 critical violations during a Dec. 11 inspection. They included an employee rubbing a nose and then, without washing hands, touching the lip contact surface of a clean glass.

“We had them all fixed,” said general manager Shawn Collene.

It had seven critical violations during a Dec. 28 follow-up inspection.

• Pancho’s Mexican Food, 1808 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, had eight critical violations during a Dec. 12 routine inspection. They included rice pudding held in a cooler at improper temperatures for two or three days.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• Pine & Bamboo Garden, 10915 W. 63rd St., Shawnee, had 14 critical violations during a Dec. 12 inspection following a complaint. They included 15 to 20 live roaches on insect traps throughout the restaurant.

“Everything has been fixed,” said owner Anton Lo.

• Super Mercado San Nicolas, 964 S. Harrison St., Olathe, had seven critical violations during a Dec. 12 routine inspection. They included carnitas held at improper temperatures .

“We want to make sure our customers are safe, so we are reviewing all of our policies and procedures. I feel confident that we will be able to be compliant in future inspections,” said Jennifer Bustos, manager of the grocery store.

• Sushi House, 5041 W. 117th St., Leawood, had eight critical violations during a Dec. 13 routine inspection. They included masago (roe) stored without temperature control on the sushi station.

“We had no violations during our follow-up inspection on Dec. 27,” said restaurant manager Lynn Zhang.

• The Upper Crust, 7943 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, had six critical violations during a Jan. 3 routine inspection. They included milk in the cooler with open dates of Dec. 16, 2012, and Dec. 24, 2012, and cream cheese with an open date of Dec. 18 (milk and cream cheese discarded).

“It was our first day back after our holiday break and we just hadn’t thrown away those items,” said co-owner Jan Knobel. “We always try our best to make sure we are running as clean a shop as possible.”

• Wallaby’s, 9582 Lackman Road, Lenexa, had seven critical violations during a Dec. 10 routine inspection. They included queso placed in a cooler at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 not at the proper temperature.

The general manager had no comment.

For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to www.ksda.gov/food_safety.

The Platte County Health Department cited these operations for six or more critical health code violations.

• China Wok, 1303 Platte Falls Road, Suite A, Platte City, had eight critical violations during a Dec. 18 inspection. They included excessively dented cans on storage shelves.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• Tanner’s Bar & Grill, 2701 Running Horse Road, Platte City, had six critical violations during a Jan. 2 inspection. They included excessive mold buildup on ice chute on a soda machine.

The owners said the violations have been addressed.

For complete Platte County Health Department reports, go to www.plattecountyhealthdept.com.

Joyce Smith, jsmith@kcstar.com

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