Area food establishments cited for health code violations

10/03/2013 4:57 PM

10/03/2013 4:57 PM

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

• Aloha Chopstix, 4316 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had nine priority violations during an Oct. 1 routine inspection, including a container of gravy with mold on top in the walk-in cooler.

The owner declined to comment.

• Blue Koi, 10581 Mission Road, Leawood, had seven priority violations during a Sept. 5 routine inspection, including tofu with mushroom mix dated Aug. 28, tofu with chicken dated Aug. 29 and a plate of duck legs dated Aug. 28.

“We appreciate the health department working with us and we did correct our issues on the spot,” said owner Scott Chang.

The restaurant was reinspected Sept. 18 and had no priority violations.

• Bonito Michoacan, 1150 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a Sept. 17 follow-up inspection, including cooked tamales and salsa held at improper temperatures.

“We want our customers to be safe and we are continuing to work with the state of Kansas and making some major changes with our management,” said Lupe Sanchez, spokeswoman for the restaurant.

• Hy-Vee Food Store, 6655 Martway, Mission, had 16 priority violations during a Sept. 19 routine inspection, including no soap and no paper towels by the hand sink in the bakery and no soap by the hand sink in the Chinese express food department.

“The soap was refilled immediately upon notification,” said store director Dan Welsh.

• Jack in the Box, 9101 Johnson Drive, Merriam, had seven priority violations during a routine inspection Sept. 4, including shredded lettuce, ham and half-and-half held at improper temperatures.

It had two priority violations during a Sept. 16 follow-up inspection.

In a statement, spokesman Brian Luscomb said: “Any health code violation is unacceptable. We’ve reached out to our restaurant in an effort to better understand how the violations occurred and to take steps to prevent repeat violations. We take food safety very seriously and are following up with our restaurant team to ensure strict compliance with the food code and Jack in the Box procedures. We’ll also reach out to the health department to discuss the violations and their processes.”

• Kanz’s City Pizza Burgerz, 12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, had seven priority violations during an Aug. 30 inspection following a complaint, including fruit flies in whiskey bottles at the bar.

It had five priority violations during a Sept. 11 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials declined to comment.

• 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.

• Tao-Tao, 1300 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 13 priority violations during a Sept. 5 routine inspection, including 10 to 15 live roaches mostly in the ware washing area by the kitchen, and fried chicken and fried shrimp stored in cardboard boxes that originally stored raw chicken.

The restaurant was reinspected Sept. 9 and had three priority violations. During a reopening inspection Sept. 11, it had no priority violations.

“We were down on Sept. 5 and up and running on Sept. 11. We did repairs, painted, pest control, updated lighting and switches, renovated,” said manager Irvin Der.

For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to

www.ksda.gov/food_safety

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

• El Maguey, 6600 Raytown Road, Raytown, had four critical violations during a Sept. 9 inspection, including multiple containers of food in cooler held at improper temperatures.

The owner couldn’t be reached for comment.

• Jeong’s Chinese Canton Restaurant, 5238 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, had four critical violations during a Sept. 10 inspection, including multiple food items in the cooler held at improper temperatures.

Restaurant officials declined to comment.

For complete Jackson County inspection reports, go to

www.jacksongov.org/fsi.

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