Here are area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to the original public record reports by city or county health inspectors and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Links to follow-up inspections are also highlighted.
Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up inspections show how each establishment has corrected or is working to correct any remaining violations.
If an inspection or follow-up report needs clarification, restaurant and grocery store owners can call Joyce Smith at 816-234-4692 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Star will post appropriate responses online in the same online locations as the original report.
In addition, if a restaurant is temporarily shut down, a comment from the owner will be requested and a more complete description will be included with the online report.
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The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations:
▪ Green Duck Grill, 2548 Prospect Ave., had 19 critical violations during a Feb. 13 routine inspection. It had 20 critical violations during a Feb. 19 follow-up inspection and 4 critical violations during a March 5 follow-up inspection.
▪ Carniceria El Torito, deli, 6200 Independence Ave., had 17 critical violations during a Feb. 25 routine inspection. It had 13 critical violations during a March 3 follow-up inspection, and 1 critical violations during a March 12 follow-up inspection.
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and then search under the establishment’s name.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations:
▪ The Kansas Department of Agriculture temporarily shut down the following operations. They have since been reinspected and allowed to reopen.
Ramada/Knights Inn, 7240B Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, had 11 priority violations during a March 5 routine inspection, including 50 fresh mouse droppings on the floor in a storage room where glassware is stored, 30 fresh mouse droppings on the side of a reach-in cooler, 8 fresh mouse droppings on top of a toaster, 1 fresh mouse dropping inside of a bowl stored as clean, and 1 fresh mouse dropping on a prep table next to a ladle. (The person in charge provided a pest control invoice for Feb. 5).
Due to the activity of rodents there was an imminent health hazard and the food operation was temporarily closed.
It had no priority violations during a follow-up inspection later that day and allowed to reopen.
Ramada officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
A fly strip full of dead flies was installed over the prep table (fly strip discarded), mouse dropping were found throughout the establishment (except the bathrooms), including 100 fresh rodent droppings were found under the soda fountain, 100 fresh rodent droppings were found in table where gloves are stored, 100 rodent droppings under the reach-in cooler, and 50 fresh rodent droppings in cabinet by hand sink (the restaurant had an invoice for pest control service on March 3. Inspector recommended the restaurant get a new pest control company).
Due to the infestation of rodents in the Subway there was an imminent health hazard and the restaurant was temporarily shut down.
It had no priority violations during a March 6 re-opening inspection and allowed to reopen.
Subway officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
For complete Kansas inspection reports, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
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