Health code violations: rat infestation, unlabled food

08/29/2013 12:10 PM

08/30/2013 8:44 AM

The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed the Family Dollar at 1201 E. Meyer Blvd. after an Aug. 22 follow-up inspection. The department said the store had a rat infestation that has “shown no improvement,” and the inspector noted rat hair, urine and droppings on store shelves, along with chewed food, soap and pet food packages.

The store must remain closed until store officials can demonstrate in a follow-up inspection that effective pest control measures are in place. It was the third follow-up inspection for the store in recent weeks.

In a statement, Bryn Winburn of Family Dollar said: “Please know the safety of our team members and customers is our first priority and we take situations like this very seriously. We are currently working with the local health department to investigate the situation and address any issues there may be, and we look forward to serving the needs of our customers again very soon.”

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited this operation for multiple violations:

• Mi Pueblito Meat Market, 1311 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had nine priority violations during an Aug. 21 follow-up inspection, including two containers of cooked pork, a container of sour cream, raw beef and raw fish held at improper temperatures.

“Everything has been corrected,” said owner Alonso Villasenor.

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The Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department cited these operations for three or more critical violations:

• Couzin’s Fish Chicken, 7534 Raytown Road, Raytown, had three critical violations during an Aug. 14 inspection, including multiple containers for ready-to-eat foods that were not labeled with their preparation date or discard date (a repeat violation requiring a re-inspection).

The owner declined to comment.

• 491 Deli, 825 N.E. Lakewood Blvd., Lee’s Summit, had three critical violations during an Aug. 5 inspection, including multiple ready-to-eat foods with no date labels.

A deli official declined to comment.

• Fun House Pizza Pub, 9120 E. Missouri 350 in Raytown, had three critical violations during an Aug. 7 inspection, including the make table cooler keeping ham, ground beef, sausage, pepperoni and salami at improper temperatures.

“The unit was out and we had already called the repair company and they showed up while the inspector was here,” said owner Gary Graham. “It is one of those things that happen; you have equipment and it breaks down.”

• Mint Asian Cafe Sushi, 1209 N.E. Rice Road, Lee’s Summit, had three critical violations during an Aug. 1 inspection, including several drinks in food production area without lids and straws.

A manager said the employee drinks now have lids and straws and are kept in a separate area.

• Premier Bowling and Recreation, 11400 E. Missouri 350 in Raytown, had four critical violations during an Aug. 1 inspection, including taco meat, nacho cheese sauce and chili held at improper temperatures (a violation requiring a re-inspection).

“The inspector came in and the situation was corrected at the time she was there,” said Laura Do, spokeswoman for the center.

• Price Chopper, 12220 S. U.S. 71, Grandview, had two critical violations in its seafood/meat department and two critical violations in the kitchen/salad bar/deli area, including an aisle display cooler holding meals-to-go at improper temperatures (food was discarded, but a re-inspection was required).

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