Here are area restaurants that were recently temporarily shut down by the health department
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The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations (direct links are not available):
▪ Golden Corral, 13440 S. Blackbob Road, Olathe, was temporarily shut down when the inspector found a pest infestation during an Oct. 23 inspection following a complaint. It had 300 to 400 fresh and aged rodent droppings, two dead mice and more than 30 live roaches.
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It had one priority violation during an Oct. 24 reopening inspection when more than 90 live roaches were found.
Golden Corral officials did not return phone calls.
▪ KC Rainbow, 6457 Quivira Road, Shawnee, was temporarily shut down when the health inspector found a roach infestation during an Oct. 13 inspection following a complaint. It had no priority violations during an Oct. 16 reopening inspection.
Officials with KC Rainbow did not return phone calls.
▪ Kurry Leaves Indian Cuisine, 12607 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, was temporarily closed when the inspector found a roach infestation during an Oct. 20 inspection following a complaint. It had one priority violation during an Oct. 23 reopening inspection and six priority violations during a Nov. 8 follow-up inspection.
“We fixed everything and now we have documentation for the temperatures, for the cockroach treatment every 15 days,” said Nazar Abbas, manager.
▪ Nan Jing Restaurant, 11729 College Blvd., Overland Park, was temporarily shut down when the health inspector found “gross insanitary conditions present in the kitchen” during an Oct. 10 routine inspection. It had six priority violations during an Oct. 11 reopening inspection and was not allowed to reopen. According to the report, the owner said it will not reopen until new owners take over after a remodeling.
The owner of Nan Jing Restaurant disagreed with the report saying there had been “no problem with cleaning or health.”
▪ Taco Republic, 800 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during an Oct. 12 inspection following a complaint. It was temporarily closed when it “did not cease operations and notify KDA of the imminent health hazard of large and small flies in the food preparation area.”
It had no priority violations during an Oct. 13 reopening inspection and was allowed to reopen.
In a statement on Oct. 19, Alan Gaylin, founder and CEO of Taco Republic said the “entire roof needed to be replaced following the brutal storms late this summer. With the leaks, came the unfortunate side effect of an increase in flies, but all of those issues were quickly resolved.”
The roof repair was completed before the reopening. It had two priority violations during a Nov. 6 follow-up inspection.
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:
▪ Barwaqo Restaurant, 1447 Independence Ave., was temporarily shut down after an inspection on Oct. 3 when an inspector found an active roach and rodent infestation with “numerous live roaches throughout the kitchen.”
It had no critical violations during an Oct. 10 follow-up inspection and reopened.
Barwaqo officials did not return phone calls.
▪ Curry in a Hurry, 1100 Main St., was temporarily shut down on Oct. 5 after an inspection. It had “no means of adequate cold holding.”
It had no critical violations during an Oct. 12 follow-up inspection.
“We had some cold issues but we bought a new cooler,” said Roger Seelam, owner.
▪ China Feast, 200 E. Linwood Blvd., was temporarily shut down after an inspection on Nov. 7 due to a roach infestation with a live roach on the soda fountain drain grates, on the dials of cooking equipment, live flies in the food service area and mouse droppings on the floor.
“It is completely gone, all the live activity, and we reopened,” said Sarinh Son, manager.
▪ d’Bronx Authentic Deli and Pizzeria, 3904 Bell St., was temporarily shut down after an Oct. 19 inspection when it had 30 live roaches. It had no critical violations during an Oct. 23 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen.
▪ GJ Fish & Chicken, 6807 Longview Road, was temporarily shut down after an inspection on Oct. 9. Effective pest control measures were not in place. The inspector found mouse droppings behind bins of flour/breading in a back room, around the water heater, and in a box of paper towels in the back room.
Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.
▪ Jerusalem Bakery, 1404 Westport Road, was temporarily shut down after an Oct. 20 inspection due to excessive live roaches and gnats, a dead mouse behind the freezer and mouse droppings in several locations. It had one critical violation during an Oct. 23 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen. It had no critical violations during an Oct. 31 follow-up inspection.
Jerusalem Bakery officials couldn’t be reached for comment.
▪ Subway, 3550 E. Truman Road, was temporarily shut down after an inspection on Oct. 13 for “inadequate cold holding storage on production line.”
It had no critical violations during an Oct. 16 follow-up inspection.
In a statement, franchisee Larry Patel said: “The shop was closed temporarily while the refrigeration unit was repaired. All product in the unit was discarded and replaced with new, fresh product when the unit was repaired and the shop reopened.”
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and search under the establishment’s name.