Area food establishments are cited for health code violations

06/21/2013 4:50 PM

06/21/2013 4:50 PM

These Kansas City area food establishments had many critical health code violations that could lead to food-borne illnesses. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for multiple health code violations:

• BRGR Kitchen + Bar, 4038 W. 83rd St., Prairie Village, had nine priority violations during a May 30 follow-up inspection, including pasta, hard-boiled eggs, raw chicken and raw cod held in a refrigerator at improper temperatures.

“We had refrigerator equipment issues that have been resolved,” said Alan Gaylin, co-founder and chief executive officer of Bread Butter Concepts, parent company of BRGR.

• Ocean Buffet Kansas, doing business as Pacific Buffet, 8725 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, had seven priority violations during a June 11 inspection following a complaint, including raw chicken thawing at room temperature on a kitchen shelf.

A manager had no comment.

For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to

www.ksda.gov/food_safety

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The Cass County Health Department cited these operations for multiple critical violations:

• Culver’s, 1621 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore, had five critical violations during a May 30 inspection, including a dessert station with multiple items held at improper temperatures.

“Any violations we have, we do walk through with the health inspector and correct at the time of the inspection,” said general manager Daniel Lindsay.

• Ruby Tuesday, 1300 E. North Ave., Belton, had three critical violations during a May 31 inspection, including soup, shrimp, sour cream and cheese held at improper temperatures in a prep refrigerator, and ham, pasta salad and cheese held at improper temperatures on the salad bar.

In a statement, company spokesman Stephen Toliver said: “We take food safety/sanitation along with the safety of our guests very seriously. We take quick action with our service providers whenever a piece of equipment is not operating to standard or when the local Health Department brings items not to standard to our attention. We have worked closely and quickly with both in this case and all violations have been resolved.”

• Sonic Drive-In, 391 Legend Lane, Peculiar, had three critical violations during a May 30 inspection, including a fly landing on prepared raw onion rings during the inspection.

A manager had no comment.

Cass County health inspection reports are not available online.

The Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department cited this grocery store:

• Cosentino’s Price Chopper, 251 S.W. Greenwich Drive, Lee’s Summit, had three critical violations during a May 30 inspection, including food items in a reach-in cooler at improper temperatures (food items discarded).

Store officials declined to comment.

For complete Jackson County inspection reports, go to

www.jacksongov.org/fsi.

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