Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

08/20/2014 11:57 AM

08/21/2014 12:06 AM

Area restaurants cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations.

Supermart El Torito, 1409 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 12 priority violations during an Aug. 11 routine inspection, including chicken wings, cooked turkey, milk, sour cream, and eggs held at improper temperatures (items discarded).

Officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

Kanz’s City Pizza and Burgerz, 12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, had 9 priority violations during an Aug. 4 routine inspection, including sausage, salami, meatballs, raw chicken wings, dressing, buttermilk, cut lettuce, and feta cheese held at improper temperatures.

“Everything was corrected,” said Mark Thompson, kitchen manager.

It had 3 priority violations during an Aug. 14 follow-up inspection.

Rock & Brews, 5701 W. 135th St., Suite 2110, Overland Park, had 9 priority violations during an Aug. 11 routine inspection, including bleu cheese made in-house with a prep date of July 11 (dressing discarded).

“Everything was corrected at the time and on-site,” said Kirk Williams, a partner.

Casa Agave 2, 1340 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during an Aug. 10 follow-up inspection, including raw shrimp and raw fish stored over cooked chicken (chicken moved above raw fish).

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

Drunken Fish, 4331 W. 119th St., Leawood, had 8 priority violations during a July 29 inspection following a complaint, including two bottles of whiskey with an insect inside (bottles removed from the bar).

In a statement, Jason Redman, spokesman for Drunken Fish, said: “All violations were corrected on-site.”

It had 3 priority violations during an Aug. 13 follow-up inspection.

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

The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for 7 or more critical health code violations.

Abarrotes Durango, deli, 6200 E. Truman Road, had 9 critical violations during a July 31 routine inspection, including beef cooked on July 29 but held in cooler at improper temperatures (beef discarded).

Officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

It had no critical violations during an Aug. 5 follow-up inspection.

L.C.’s BBQ, 5800 Blue Parkway, had 9 critical violations during an Aug. 1 routine inspection, including two tubs of brisket cooked on July 31 that were not cooled to the proper temperatures (brisket discarded).

“We had disagreements with the inspector but it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t change anything,” said L.C. Richardson, owner. “I try my best to abide by these rules and regulations and I intend to work on it.”

It had 5 critical violations during an Aug. 8 follow-up inspection, 3 critical violations during an Aug. 13 follow-up inspection, and no critical violations during an Aug. 19 follow-up inspection.

Ariana Restaurant, 1130 W. 103rd St., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 1 routine inspection, including food stored in the cook line steam table at improper temperatures (food discarded).

It had 3 critical violations during an Aug. 5 follow-up inspection, 2 critical violations during an Aug. 13 follow-up inspection, and no critical violations during an Aug. 18 follow-up inspection.

“Our cook line, for some reason, it showed it at the right temperature but the inspector showed it at a different temperature. We purchased a new cooler,” said Shaheen Gul, a partner in the restaurant.

Duke’s on Grand, 1501 Grand Blvd., had 7 critical violations during a July 30 routine inspection, including ham and sliced tomatoes on make-table held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

It had no critical violations during an Aug. 7 follow-up inspection.

The owner declined to comment.

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

Jackson County’s Environmental Public Health Division cited this restaurant:

Las Playas, 1016 N.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, had 11 critical violations during a July 24 inspection, including a pan of diced tomatoes in a pan with raw shrimp (food discarded).

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

For complete http://www.jacksongov.org/fsi/

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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