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Area food establishments are cited for health code violations

Updated: 2013-04-18T20:43:26Z

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited this operation for multiple health code violations:

• China Buffet, 2030 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, had 11 violations during an April 4 inspection following a complaint, including crab roll, eel roll and spicy crab roll on sushi bar at improper temperatures (rolls discarded).

Restaurant officials had no comment.

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

The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed two food establishments following complaints:

• North China Restaurant, 3805 Broadway, was closed April 11 when an inspector found multiple violations. A customer had complained that the restaurant was “in unsanitary condition,” according to the report.

North China Restaurant may not prepare, cook, serve or sell any foods to the public until all risk factor violations are corrected and an inspector observes that violations are corrected. The restaurant also must submit a corrective action plan stating how each violation was corrected and what it will do to ensure that the violations do not reoccur.

Restaurant officials couldn’t be reached for comment. However, a message on their answering machine Thursday said the restaurant is closed this week and plans to reopen next week.

• The department also issued a “cease operation” notice to Santora’s Pizza at 3834 Main St. on April 12 after an inspector noted that the roof was leaking in two areas of the kitchen.

Santora’s Pizza faxed a corrective action plan and a request for another inspection later in the day. An inspector went back to the facility, verified the corrected violations and allowed Santora’s to reopen.

Owner Anthony Santora said heavy rain in the days before the inspection had suddenly caused the leaks and the landlord had scheduled a repair.

The customer complaint was on a cashier who happened to be wearing gloves while handling money. But the cashier was not touching ready-to-eat food and typically does not wear gloves.

The Cass County Health Department cited this operation for multiple critical violations:

• Aaron’s Family Fun Center, 17070 Aaron Lane, Belton, had seven critical violations during an April 2 routine inspection, including multiple foods with no date mark.

“The only food without dates that was open was our pizza containers and they had lids on them. They had pizza makings, and we replace those every night or every other night,” said manager Michelle Jochens.

It was in compliance during a follow-up inspection on April 3.

Cass County health inspection reports are not available online.

The Environmental Health Protection Division of the Clay County Public Health Center cited these operations for multiple priority violations:

• Hunan Garden, 1170 Missouri 152, Liberty, had three priority violations during an April 10 inspection, including a can of Raid roach killer that is not approved for use in a commercial food establishment.

A restaurant official had no comment.

• Tasty Thai, 1912 Star Drive, Liberty, had three priority violations during an April 15 inspection, including an employee not washing hands when required.

The owners said they had the manager retrain employees.

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

| Joyce Smith, jsmith@kcstar.com

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