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Bob Evans, Eggtc., Hollywood Casino among area food establishments cited for multiple health code violations.

Updated: 2014-01-24T20:15:23Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

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

•  Bob Evans Farms, 1704 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during a Jan. 9 inspection following a complaint, including frozen chicken thawing in prep sink with no cold water running over the chicken.

In a statement, Jason Pruss, region vice president for Bob Evans Restaurants, said: “Our top priority is maintaining the highest standards of food safety and cleanliness in our Bob Evans restaurants. Not meeting those standards is unacceptable. We’ve taken immediate action to address these issues. We will continue to take steps to monitor, measure and correct all issues going forward.”

It was reinspected on Jan. 22 and had no priority violations.

•  Casey’s General Store, 20810 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, had 8 priority violations during a Jan. 13 routine inspection, including chicken salad, turkey pinwheel wrap, and ham and cheese held at improper temperatures in cooler (food discarded).

“A piece was malfunctioning and it has been repaired. The violations that I had have been corrected,” said Jennifer Smith, manager.

It was reinspected on Jan. 23 and had no priority violations.

•  Eggtc., 7182 Renner Road, Shawnee, had 8 priority violations during a Jan. 6 routine inspection, including container of tuna with discard date of Jan. 3 (tuna discarded).

“Everything was corrected on-site that day and it has been kept on top of since then with management in the kitchen,” said Julie Rothganger, manager.

It was reinspected on Jan. 16 and had no priority violations.

•  Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, Marquee Cafe, 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had 12 priority violations during a Jan. 8 routine inspection, including ranch dressing dated Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, beyond the seven day limit (dressing discarded).

It was reinspected on Jan. 22 and had no priority violations.

•  Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, Epic Buffet, 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 priority violations during a Jan. 8 routine inspection, including cooked pork, cooked charro beans, chicken enchiladas, ham, lobster tails, fried chicken and roast beef with no date marks (food discarded).

It was reinspected on Jan. 22 and had two priority violations.

“We take these violations seriously and we have made quick adjustments to remedy all those on the spot that we can and we are working closely with health officials to remedy all their concerns,” said Dean Doria, vice president of marketing for Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.

•  Hy-Vee Food Store, 13550 W. 63rd St., Shawnee, had 12 priority violations during a Dec. 11 routine inspection, including pulled pork in the deli cooler with a date marking of Dec. 3 (pork discarded0.

The store was reinspected on Dec. 27 and had no priority violations.

A manager declined to comment.

•  Tina Marie’s Bakery, 12613 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, had 9 priority violations during a Jan. 14 routine inspection, including mouse droppings in the kitchen that were “too numerous to count,” and inside and outside of the dough press there were 11 live larva found, webbing and dead moths.

The restaurant agreed to close temporarily.

The bakery was reinspected on Jan. 16 and had no priority violations.

“Everything has been cleaned up. We have the mice under control. We have changed pest control companies. Everything is fine and we have reopened,” said Tina Myers, owner.

For complete Kansas Department of Agriculture inspection reports, go to http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results

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