Inspections

Area food establishments cited for health code violations

Updated: 2013-10-11T13:00:42Z

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

• Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 3404 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had eight priority violations during an Oct. 7 inspection, including moldy berries in packages of blueberries and strawberries in a cooler (berries discarded).

“Even one health inspection violation is too many. Immediately after it was brought to our attention, we addressed each of the violations that were listed,” said Dan Smith, spokesman for Applebee’s.

• Bo Ling’s, 9576 Quivira Road, Lenexa, had seven priority violations during an Oct. 1 routine inspection, including a slight buildup of brown mold on the soda nozzle and soda nozzle holder at the bar.

“We corrected everything,” said owner Richard Ng.

• China Tom’s, 2816 W. 47th Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during an Oct. 1 routine inspection, including a container of raw chicken stored over an open container of pepper sauce.

The manager said the violations had been corrected.

• Granite City Food & Brewery, 15085 W. 119th St., Olathe, had nine priority violations during an Oct. 1 inspection following a complaint, including raw chicken held in a cooler at improper temperatures (chicken discarded).

“We started better cooling procedures and tracking to guarantee food safety,” said managing partner Steven Kyriazis.

• K-macho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 1229 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, had eight priority violations during an Oct. 4 inspection following a complaint, including cooked chicken in a cooler with a preparation date of Sept. 20 (chicken discarded).

“Everything was fixed on site. We take these health department reports very seriously,” said general manager Max Chao.

• Parallel China Express, 4840 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had nine priority violations during an Oct. 3 routine inspection, including cooked chicken stored in non-food-grade grocery bags.

The owner said the violations had been corrected.

• Sang Sang Asian Express, 10904 W. 75th St., Shawnee, had eight priority violations during an Aug. 14 routine inspection, including an employee handling steamed broccoli with his bare hands (broccoli discarded).

“We had a new employee, so it was an accident, and we trained him not to do that,” said owner Sung Son.

It was inspected again on Aug. 26 and had no priority violations.

• Speedway Superstore, 4746 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 13 priority violations during an Oct. 2 routine inspection, including black mold along the inside surface of the ice bin.

The manager said the violations had been corrected.

It had no priority violations during an Oct. 3 reopening inspection.

• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 10824 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had nine priority violations during a Sept. 3 routine inspection, including sliced cheese, crescent roll dough and cream cheese held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

It was reinspected Sept. 16 and had two priority violations.

Dianna Gee, senior manager of national media relations for Wal-Mart, issued this statement: “As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we immediately began working with the store to confirm there was no issue with the refrigeration unit and to understand what may have happened. All items of concern were properly disposed and we are continuing to work to ensure the products we offer our customers are safe.”

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

| Joyce Smith, jsmith@kcstar.com

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