Inspections

Area food establishments are cited for health code violations

Updated: 2013-02-28T21:59:46Z

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

• ABC Cafe, 10001 W. 87th St., Overland Park, had eight violations during a Feb. 14 routine inspection. They included frozen fish being thawed in standing water, when cold running water should be used.

The owner had no comment.

• Bristol Seafood Grill, 5400 W. 119th St., Leawood, had 12 violations during a Feb. 13 inspection following a complaint. They included Brussels sprouts, cooked cauliflower, cooked pasta and sliced tomatoes held at improper temperatures.

“All the violations were corrected on the spot. At the end of the day it is unacceptable by our standards. We get regular inspections from our own third-party company and receive consistently excellent scores,” said Louis Ambrose, senior executive vice president of operations for the Specialty Concepts division of Houlihan’s Restaurants Inc., which owns the Bristol.

• El Camino Real, 903 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan., had eight violations during a Feb. 12 inspection following a complaint. Among them, 25 percent of the food items in the cooler did not have date marks.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• Jasmine Thai Restaurant, 11839 Roe Ave., Leawood, had seven violations during a Feb. 14 inspection following a complaint. They included rice held without temperature control.

“We corrected everything they told us to do,” said owner Sue Chen.

• Korma Sutra, 7217 W. 110th St., Overland Park, had seven violations during a Feb. 7 inspection. They included heavy cream, soft cheese and mango yogurt smoothie held at improper temperatures.

“The cream containers were empty. And we make our own cheese every day and the mango smoothie in the morning and they were cooling down,” said owner Baljit Singh.

• Mai Thai Restaurant, 12250 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had six violations during a Feb. 7 routine inspection. They included beef and chicken thawing at room temperature.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

• Pizza 51 West, 5938 Mission Road, Fairway, had eight violations during a Feb. 19 routine inspection. They included turkey slices dated Feb. 3, cream dated Feb. 4 and sliced ham dated Feb. 11.

“Our staff did not follow proper date marking protocol when slicing fresh meats. This issue has been addressed and rectified with staff and our managers,” said owner Jason Pryor.

• Spin Neapolitan Pizza, 6541 W. 119th St., Overland Park, had six violations during a Feb. 19 follow-up inspection. They included an employee handling soiled dishes and then serving a salad to a customer without washing hands between tasks.

“We have a long history of meeting safety standards. We take it seriously and immediately rectify any infraction,” Gail Lozoff, a partner and founder of Spin, said in a statement.

• Urban Table, 8232 Mission Road, Prairie Village, had eight violations during a Feb. 13 inspection. They included sliced tomatoes and cheeses held at improper temperatures in the refrigerated area of a prep table.

“All of the violations were corrected,” said Alan Gaylin, a founder and chief executive officer of Bread & Butter Concepts, owners of Urban Table.

• Villa Capri Restaurant, 8126 Floyd, Overland Park, had eight violations during a Feb. 20 inspection. They included live roaches on the back side of the storage rack in the basement food prep area, along the electric fuse box in the basement and in a glue trap next to the water heater in the basement.

“I took over the business from my father in August,” said owner Steve Scudiero. “I have a monthly guy that does come in to do my pest control, but this is a 52-year-old building.”

• Wendy’s, 8699 Bluejacket, Lenexa, had nine violations during a Feb. 7 inspection, including chili held at improper temperatures.

In a statement, Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini said all the violations had been corrected.

“Certainly, we take all feedback from health department officials very seriously, as we constantly work to provide our customers with great food and service in a safe, clean and friendly environment,” he said.

• Williams-Sonoma, 5204 W. 119th St., Leawood, had six violations during a Feb. 13 routine inspection, including no date mark on heavy cream in a demonstration kitchen cooler.

Store officials had no comment.

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

The Platte County Health Department cited this operation for multiple critical health code violations:

• River’s Bend Restaurant & Bar, 2 Main St., Parkville, had seven critical violations during a Feb. 14 inspection, including excessive mold buildup on a soda gun boot in the bar.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

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

| Joyce Smith, jsmith@kcstar.com

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