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The latest area restaurant health inspections

Updated: 2014-02-14T17:50:33Z

The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations.

•  Jasper’s, 1201 W. 103rd St., had 10 critical violations during a Feb. 6 inspection following a complaint, including pizza held at improper temperatures (pizza was discarded).

“Just as at any busy restaurant kitchen, in the heat of the lunch hour you are going to find some things that are wrong,” said Jasper Mirabile, owner and chef. “We corrected the violations immediately, on-site, while the inspector was here. As always we have the health of our guests and all the citizens of Kansas City at the top of our concern and we strive every day to keep our restaurant in perfect condition for any inspection.”

•  Golden Corral, 8320 N. Church Road, had 9 critical violations during a Jan. 21 inspection, including chicken in the holding box, along with beans, rice, gravy and cabbage on the steam table, held at improper temperatures.

Bob McDevitt, senior vice president of franchising for Golden Corral, said in a statement: “First, our policy is to operate our restaurants at the highest health department ratings and in the cleanest and safest conditions for our guests. In the situation mentioned the health department observed conditions that did not meet this standard. Each of the conditions observed was immediately ‘corrected on site’ with the health department present.”

It had no critical violations during a Jan. 28 follow-up inspection. It had 5 critical violations during a Feb. 13 inspection following a complaint.

For complete reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for seven or more health code violations.

•  Edwards Original Corner Market, 81 N. Mill St., Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a Jan. 23 routine inspection, including package of cooked pork without a date. The person in charge said it was cooked six days before (pork discarded).

“It was a one-inch piece that we had not taken out of the deli counter. We are a high volume place. None of our meats are in the deli cooler longer than three or four days tops,” said Dennis Edwards, owner.

•  Fast Snack Pack, 914 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a Jan. 17 routine inspection, including cottage cheese, tuna salad, ham and cheese held at improper temperatures (food was pulled from cooler).

It had 4 priority violations on a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection.

A manager declined to comment.

Italian Delight, 8145 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a Feb. 10 routine inspection, including ham, pasta salad, sliced tomatoes, and marinara sauce for the pizza held at improper temperatures on the make table.

“Every violation was corrected on the same day she was there. We take a lot of pride in our restaurant. We have been a family tradition for over 30 years,” said Rene Brunetti, owner.

•  LongHorn Steakhouse, 1708 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a Jan. 26 routine inspection, including salad mix, shrimp and desserts held in cooler at improper temperatures (food discarded).

Hunter Robinson, spokesman for LongHorn Steakhouse, issued this statement: “The results of the latest health inspection did not meet our usual high standards. We quickly corrected the issues identified and it is completely safe to eat in our restaurant.....all of the prior violations were properly corrected. In addition, we are taking extra steps to prevent this from ever happening again, including retraining and reinforcing our strict policies and procedures with our team.”

The restaurant had one priority violation during a Feb. 6 follow-up inspection.

•  Taqueria 7 Leguas, 1706 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a Jan. 22 routine inspection, including containers of refried beans and soup without date marks.

The owner declined to comment.

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

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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