Food establishment inspections for Aug. 25

08/25/2014 9:24 AM

08/25/2014 1:15 PM

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

The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed Hong’s Buffet.

Hong’s Buffet & Mongolian Grill, 6151 N.W. Barry Road, was inspected on Aug. 21 following a fire. While the inspector found no “significant” fire damage, the restaurant had 14 critical violations, including raw meat stored out of temperature, rice left in the cookers overnight, food left cooking in a wok overnight, and the door of the walk-in freezer left open.

The department suspended Hong’s food permit. Hong’s may not prepare, serve or sell food until they have corrected the violations and developed and submitted a corrective action plan for how they will avoid having the violations in the future. Then they have to pass a follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials couldn’t be reached for comment on the suspension.

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

Tasty Thai, 7104 N.W. Prairie View Road, had 10 critical violations during an Aug. 19 routine inspection, including cooked chicken, shrimp and tomato wedges in the make table, and chicken wings and raw chicken in the walk-in cooler held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

“When it came to our attention we corrected it right away and went over it with our staff. We are getting a thermometer so we can measure it on the spot,” said Marisa Wiruhayarn, co-owner.

Bo Lings, 4701 Jefferson St., had 9 critical violations during an Aug. 5 routine inspection, including multiple heads of lettuce with mold growth in the cooler (lettuce discarded).

It was reinspected on Aug. 8 and had no critical violations.

“Everything was corrected,” said Richard Ng, co-owner.

Saki Asian Restaurant, 5225 N.W. 64th St., had 9 critical violations during an Aug. 14 routine inspection, including raw chicken held on the prep table at an improper temperature.

It was reinspected on Aug. 22 and had no critical violations.

“Everything has been corrected,” said Zhen Liu, co-owner.

Luna Azteca Mexican Grill, 10004 N. Ambassador Drive, had 8 critical violations during an Aug. 11 routine inspection, including chicken held at an improper temperature (chicken discarded).

It was reinspected on Aug. 21 and had no critical violations.

A restaurant official declined to comment.

Plaza III-The Steakhouse, 4749 Pennsylvania Ave., had 8 critical violations during an Aug. 11 routine inspection, including steak soup and par-cooked chicken breasts held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

It was reinspected on Aug. 18 and had 1 critical violation.

A manager referred calls to the corporate office. Officials with Haddad Restaurant Group couldn’t be reached for comment.

Blue Bird Bistro, 1700 Summit St., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 6 routine inspection, including liquid eggs, cooked chicken, and raw ground buffalo meat held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

“An employee had cleaned the night before and pushed a cooler unit flat against the wall so the fan was wasn’t working properly,” said Jane Zieha, owner. “We appreciate that it was drawn to our attention and corrected immediately.”

The restaurant was reinspected on Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 and had no critical violations.

Marble Top Cafe, 8436 Ward Parkway, had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 15 routine inspection, including foods held at improper temperatures on the make table.

It was reinspected on Aug. 22 and had no critical violations.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

Savoy Grill, 219 W. Ninth St., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 14 routine inspection, including live roach activity in the bakery area by the freezers, in the pantry/walk-in area of the main kitchen and in a pantry prep table drawer.

“Everything has been corrected,” said Deborah Boman, grill manager.

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

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

J-Mart, 33540 Lexington Ave., De Soto, Kan., had 7 priority violations during an Aug. 4 inspection following a complaint, including four moldy potatoes on shelf (potatoes discarded).

“It was a delivery and we just opened the box,” said Andy Patel, manager.

It had 1 priority violation during an Aug. 14 follow-up inspection.

Wolf Burgers, 3009 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during an Aug. 7 follow-up inspection, including sliced ready-to-eat ham in the reach-in cooler without a preparation date (person in charge said the ham had been sliced over the weekend but they weren’t sure of the date when it was prepared so the ham was discarded).

“Everything that the health department told me about was fixed while the inspector was here,” said Maria Gutierrez, owner.

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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