These Kansas City area food establishments recently had critical health code violations that could lead to food-borne illnesses. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for multiple health code violations:
• Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, 7200 W. 121st St., Overland Park, was cited for an expired license on May 16 and had six priority violations during the inspection, including tomato wedges, butter and raw chicken held in a cooler prep table at improper temperatures. It had three priority violations during a May 28 follow-up inspection.
“We got our new license and fixed everything. And we purchased a new prep table,” said Ivan Marquez, co-founder and co-owner of Frida’s.
• Paulo & Bill, 16501 Midland Drive, Shawnee, had eight priority violations during a June 6 inspection following a complaint, including live fruit flies around a floor drain in the bar area. The owner said he has monthly pest control.
“All issues have been addressed and corrected, and we expect to be 100 percent compliant on the re-inspection next week,” said owner Jim Marks.
• Subway, 11527 W. 95th St., Overland Park, was cited for an expired license during a May 20 inspection. It had no other violations.
“The reason it was expired was because we did not get a notice in the mail,” said manager Sanjay Patel.
For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to www.ksda.gov/food_safety.
The Cass County Health Department cited these operations for multiple critical violations:
• China Wok, 642 S. Commercial St., Harrisonville, had four critical violations during a May 2 routine inspection, including debris in the soda fountain nozzles and filter.
“China Wok cares about its customers, and they do comply with the health department,” said Paige Ross, spokeswoman for the restaurant.
• Snead’s Bar-B-Q, 1001 E. 171st St., Belton, had three critical violations during a May 17 routine inspection, including raw steak stored over pre-cooked ham in a walk-in refrigerator.
A manager declined to comment.
• Thai Pavilion, 2010 N. Missouri 291, Harrisonville, had three critical violations during a May 14 routine inspection, including an employee using a bare hand to place shredded carrots on a customer’s food.
Thai Pavilion had no critical violations during a May 17 follow-up inspection.
The owner declined to comment.
Cass County health inspection reports are not available online.
| Joyce Smith, email@example.com