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 email@example.com. 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.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations:
▪ El Pollo Rey, 901 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 priority violations during a March 9 routine inspection.
▪ Burritos La Chiquita, 1328C Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a March 5 routine inspection.
▪ Lucky Garden Chinese Restaurant and Buffet, 32663 W. 83d St., De Soto, had 8 priority violations during a March 5 routine inspection.
▪ El Jacalito, 1150 Argentine Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a March 9 routine inspection.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture temporarily shut down the following operation. It has since been reinspected and allowed to reopen.
▪ Paleteria La Michoacana, 1259 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 13 priority violations during a March 5 routine inspection, including 150 rodent droppings in cabinets and along the wall behind make-table top, 50 fresh droppings in toilet room, 40 fresh droppings in the broom closet, and a dropping on prep counter. Due to rodent infestation, it had to close until the pests were eliminated and it passed a follow-up inspection.
It had 9 priority violations during a March 12 inspection, 1 priority violation during a March 12 re-opening inspection, and no priority violations during a March 16 re-opening inspection and was allowed to reopen.
A restaurant official said they were doing their best.
For complete Kansas health inspections, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations:
▪ The Classic Cup, Country Club Plaza, 301 W. 47th St., had 10 critical violations during a March 3 routine inspection. It had 2 critical violations during a March 13 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a March 23 follow-up inspection.
▪ Carmen’s Cafe, Brookside, 6307 Brookside Plaza, had 8 critical violations during a March 4 routine inspection. It had 4 critical violations during a March 13 follow-up inspection and 1 critical violation during a March 23 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.
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