Inspections

Area food establishments are cited for health code violations

Updated: 2013-02-01T00:18:18Z

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for multiple “priority” health code violations:

• Fortune Wok, 11236 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had six violations during a Jan. 23 routine inspection. They included an employee smoking in the kitchen.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• IHOP, 6936 W. 119th St., Overland Park, had seven violations during a Jan. 19 routine inspection. They included an employee handling soiled dishware, then washing hands for less than five seconds and then handling clean dishware.

A manager had no comment.

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

The Environmental Health Protection Division of the Clay County Public Health Center cited this operation for multiple health code violations:

• Fuji Japanese Steak House, 2031 W. Kansas, Liberty, had five priority violations during a Jan. 18 inspection. They included eggs and diced tomatoes held at improper temperatures.

Restaurant officials had no comment.

For complete Clay County reports, go to www.clayhealth.com.

The Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department cited these operations for three or more critical violations:

• New China Buffet, 711 S.E. Missouri 291, Lee’s Summit, had three critical violations during a Jan. 16 pre-opening inspection. They included cooked noodles and shell eggs not under temperature control and sesame chicken, egg rolls and other food on the buffet at improper temperatures.

The new owners had no comment.

• Rancho Grande Cantina, 501 N.W. Jefferson, Blue Springs, had three critical violations during a Dec. 31 inspection. They included kitchen employees handling ready-to-eat foods without wearing gloves.

Restaurant officials had no comment.

• Waffle House, 451 S. Broadway, Oak Grove, had three critical violations during a Jan. 9 inspection. They included eggs sitting in a basket but under no temperature control. The restaurant told the inspector it was the policy to keep the eggs out for four hours and discard any that remained, but no written procedure was displayed and the eggs must be properly time labeled to indicate the discard time.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• Young’s Chinese & Sushi, 601 N.E. Woods Chapel Road, Suite A, Lee’s Summit, had three critical violations during a Jan. 23 inspection. They included raw chicken wings stored directly above fresh broccoli in the cooler.

A manager said the violations have been corrected.

For complete Jackson County inspection reports, go to www.jacksongov.org/fsi.

| Joyce Smith, jsmith@kcstar.com

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