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.
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The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations.
▪ The Pour House Bar & Grill, 7405 Nieman Road, Shawnee, had 11 priority violations during a June 2 inspection for an expired license. It had no priority violations during a June 15 follow-up inspection.
▪ In and Out Food Mart, 5940 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a May 26 inspection for an expired license. It had 2 priority violations during a June 12 follow-up inspection.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture temporarily shut down:
▪ Hen House, Camelot Court, 11721 Roe Ave., Leawood, a food service area. It had 13 priority violations during a May 13 inspection following a complaint, including 8 live roaches crawling behind a menu board above a prep table, 4 live roaches behind a steel diamond plate along wall edge in the food prep area, 7 live roaches under the warewash unit, 1 live roach crawling on the hot holding display case where roasted chickens were hot holding, and 3 live roaches crawling on the ceramic wall above the prep table in food prep area. It had 1 priority violation during a May 14 re-opening inspection when a live roach was found but pest control was on-site at the time. It had 7 priority violations during a May 26 follow-up inspection.
“There is a lot of construction going on, the center is being completely renovated, which appears to have caused some movement and we have hired a new pest control service,” said Gregg Frost, vice president at Hen House.
▪ Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant, 250 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan, had 7 priority violations during a May 14 follow-up inspection and was temporarily closed “due to the live roaches in the establishment.” It had 1 priority violation during a follow-up inspection on May 15 when 7 live roaches were found but a pest control provider was on-site and it was allowed to reopen.
“We’ve taken care of the problem,” said Fred Kropf, owner.
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:
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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