Restaurant inspections for Aug. 12

08/12/2014 8:38 AM

08/12/2014 8:38 AM

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.

Red Dragon House, 312 W. Eighth St., had 13 critical violations during a July 17 routine inspection, including red sauce stored in reused potato salad container with mold on the interior and exterior of container (sauce discarded).

It had no critical violations during a July 28 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials declined to comment on the violations.

Bar Louie, 4600 N.W. Prairie View Road, had 10 critical violations during a July 14 routine inspection, including Marinara sauce, soup, cooked mushrooms, salad dressing and other items held at improper temperatures.

It had no critical violations during a July 23 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

The Peanut, 5000 Main St., was temporarily closed during an Aug. 4 routine inspection when the cooler was in disrepair and could not ‘cold hold’ potentially hazardous foods.

It had no critical violations during an Aug. 6 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen.

“We threw everything out and started over again,” said Melinda Kenny, president.

Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, had 8 critical violations during a July 22 routine inspection, including moldy Canadian bacon dated July 5 in walk-in cooler (bacon discarded).

It had no critical violations during a July 31 follow-up inspection.

“We recognize that the health department has classified the violations for which we were written up as critical,” said Jim Pollock, a partner in the Broadway Jazz Club. “They were violations that could be taken care of quickly and easily. When we were appraised that we were in violation we remedied the situation within the three-day limit that the health department specified, and 5 of the 8 were remedied on the spot.”

China Feast, 3119 E. 12th St., had 8 critical violations during a July 14 routine inspection, including fried chicken, cream cheese and other foods held at improper temperatures (items discarded).

It had no critical violations during a July 23 follow-up inspection.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

China Feast, 6216 Troost Ave., had 8 critical violations during a July 15 routine inspection, including multiple dead bugs in chlorine sanitizer (bucket emptied so fresh sanitizer could be made).

Restaurant officials declined to comment on the violations.

It had no critical violations during a July 31 follow-up inspection.

The Oak Room, The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, 401 Ward Parkway, had 8 critical violations during a July 22 inspection following a complaint, including container of garlic aioli, container of Thousand Island dressing, and a container of cole slaw, all dated July 13 (past the 7-day discard date so items were discarded).

It had no critical violations during a July 30 follow-up inspection.

In a statement, Don Breckenridge, general manager, said: “Along with the safety of our guests, the cleanliness of our hotel, including our kitchens, is of the utmost importance and is always a focal point of our operation in order to continue providing guests with a great experience. Our kitchen is cleaned daily by a trained staff, and our food is handled by certified staff at all times. Each day, our kitchens are inspected internally by this team as part of their daily routine. At least once each week, a formal inspection is done by the hotel’s management team to ensure the highest standards for sanitation and food handling are maintained. Most of the items noted during the recent inspection were corrected during the inspection. The balance of items were corrected soon thereafter and there were not any issues noted by the health department during their re-inspection. We enjoy our relationship with the health department and always appreciate their input and guidance.”

Afro Beat, 9922 Holmes Road, had 7 critical violations during a July 17 inspection following a complaint, including an employee who tapped spatula on the trashcan and then placed it on the grill.

It had no critical violations during a July 25 follow-up inspection.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

Thai Place, 4130 Pennsylvania Ave., had 7 critical violations during a July 10 routine inspection, including grilled chicken, raw shrimp, crab meat and raw beef held at improper temperatures (employee placed ice inside each container).

It had no critical violations during a July 28 follow-up inspection.

“All issues have been resolved,” said Ted Liberda, owner.

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

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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