The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for 7 or more critical health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
▪ Wally’s House of Fine Pastries, 3855 N. Oak Trafficway, had 11 critical violations during an Oct. 14 routine inspection, including a live mouse in the frosting (the inspector found no evidence of pests such as droppings or chewed packages).
“We try to keep it as clean as we can. We think someone set us up, someone has a key and is coming in,” said Martha Uhl, co-owner. “There was not a single trace of the mouse getting on the counter.”
Wally’s had no critical violations during an Oct. 24 follow-up inspection.
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▪ The Gallery, Sheraton Suites, 770 W. 47th St., had 10 critical violations during an Oct. 15 routine inspection, including blue cheese and mayonnaise held at improper temperatures in the cooler (blue cheese and mayonnaise discarded).
“The cooler was not working properly and the cooler has been repaired and now works properly and all the other violations were corrected on-site,” said Ted Frerking, hotel manager.
The Gallery had 2 critical violations during an Oct. 22 follow-up inspection.
▪ Blue Bird Bistro, 1700 Summit St., had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 15 routine inspection, including bean burger patties dated Oct. 6 and smoked beef brisket dated Oct. 7 in make-table (beyond the 7-day limit so items discarded).
“They have all been corrected,” said Jane Zieha, owner.
Blue Bird had no critical violations during an Oct. 22 follow-up inspection.
▪ Eat Me Gourmet, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave., had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 10 routine inspection, including a pan of sloppy joe mix dated Sept. 27 and container of pico de gallo dated Sept. 30 (both beyond the 7-day limit so food discarded).
“Both those items were made and put in the freezer and we had just taken them out the day before to thaw,” said Peter Castillo, owner. “But they told us we need to put on a new tag saying when we took it out of the freezer. We cook items fresh every two days but keep some backup in the freezer that we rotate out every two days.”
Eat Me Gourmet had no critical violations during an Oct. 24 follow-up inspection.
▪ Bojo’s Bar and Grill, 5410 N.E. Antioch Road, had 7 critical violations during an Oct. 10 routine inspection, including vegetable beef soup, queso, and chili held at improper temperatures.
The owner said the violations have been corrected.
Bojo’s had no critical violations during an Oct. 21 follow-up inspection.
▪ Jasper’s, 1201 W. 103rd St., had 7 critical violations during an Oct. 8 routine inspection, including foods held at improper temperatures: salami, cut tomatoes, and bruschetta in the salad station cooler; potato salad, tomato salad and pasta salad in the deli service cooler; red sauce and meatballs in the walk-in cooler; veal, raw chicken and breaded chicken in the refrigerator at the cook’s line; whole milk and Half & Half in the reach-in cooler in the service area; and cooked noodles on the cook’s line (food discarded).
Officials with Jasper’s declined to comment on the violations.
▪ Leo’s Pizza, 408 N.W. Englewood Road, had 7 critical violations during an Oct. 15 routine inspection, including an employee who put their hand in their hair and then handled pizza dough without first washing their hands.
Officials with Leo’s Pizza declined to comment.
Leo’s Pizza had 2 critical violations during an Oct. 21 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during an Oct. 28 follow-up inspection.
The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed this operation for health code violations.
▪ The kitchen at Jay Wolfe Honda, 220 W. 103rd St., was temporarily closed on Oct. 14 when a dishwasher was not sanitizing according to code standards and there was not an alternate method of sanitizing dishes.
The violation was corrected, the kitchen was reinspected and allowed to reopen on Oct. 15.
“The dishwasher is currently being monitored on a daily basis to make sure it meets the appropriate standards,” said Brian Mixon, general manager.
For complete reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these restaurants for 7 or more priority health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
▪ La Estrella, 1501 Southwest Blvd., had 8 priority violations during an Oct. 15 follow-up inspection, including no hot water at any distribution point in the kitchenette or restrooms.
“My father has installed a working hot water heater so the hot is running and the other violations were taken care of,” said Ruth Sanchez, daughter of the owner.
▪ Sharks, 10320 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, had 8 priority violations during an Oct. 15 routine inspection, including cooked turkey on make-table with a preparation date of Oct. 2 (beyond the 7-day limit so the turkey was discarded).
Officials with Shark’s did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
▪ Pegah’s Family Restaurant, 11005 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, had 7 priority violations during an Oct. 15 routine inspection, including a violation when an employee washed their hands for less than 10 seconds after handling raw shell eggs and removing soiled gloves.
“Our cook has worked for us for about 15 years and we have customers that come three times a day. It is very unfortunate that this happened and we have corrected everything,” said Moe Sharifi, 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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