Here are area restaurants 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:
▪ Sosa’s 39th Street Diner, 3906 Waddell Ave., had 12 critical violations during an April 16 routine inspection. It had 4 critical violations during an April 24 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a May 1 follow-up inspection.
▪ Tomfooleries Restaurant & Bar, Country Club Plaza, 612 W. 47th St., had 10 critical violations during an April 14 routine inspection. It had 2 critical violations during an April 24 follow-up inspection.
▪ Carniceria Y Tortilleria San Antonio, deli, 2904 Independence Ave., had 9 critical violations during an April 17 routine inspection. It had 2 critical violations during an April 29 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a May 7 follow-up inspection.
▪ Garden Cafe at the Plaza, Plaza Hotel, 11828 N.W. Plaza Circle, had 9 critical violations during an April 23 inspection following a complaint. It had no critical violations during an April 27 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 temporarily shut down the following operation. It has since been reinspected and allowed to reopen.
▪ El Poblano Mini Market II, 1003 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during an April 27 routine inspection.
▪ Burritos To Go, 701 B Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during an April 27 inspection following a complaint.
▪ Latino Y Punto 5, Indian Creek Shopping Center, 10452 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, had 10 priority violations during an April 30 routine inspection.
▪ Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a May 5 follow-up inspection.
For complete Kansas health inspections, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
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