Area food establishments are cited for health code violations

11/07/2013 12:08 PM

11/07/2013 6:27 PM

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for seven or more health code violations:

• Chick-fil-A, 6039 Metcalf Ave., Mission, had seven priority violations during an Oct. 15 routine inspection, including a container of fried chicken nuggets that contained mold with a date of Sept. 7 in the walk-in cooler.

According to the report, the employee in charge told the inspector the chicken was being used to show employees how much waste they were creating by not using each day’s chicken for the next day’s chicken salad.

It was reinspected Nov. 1 and had no priority violations.

“It was part of the training of our kitchen staff that we cook only the amount of chicken that we need for that day,” said owner Forrest Swyden.

• Lumpy’s, 1505 E. 151st St., Olathe, had seven priority violations during an Oct. 14 routine inspection, including sour cream, cream cheese, ranch dressing, cooked taco meat and other food items held at improper temperatures in the cooler.

It was reinspected Oct. 24 and had no priority violations.

The owner declined to comment.

• Shogun, 12028 W. 95th St., Lenexa, had eight priority violations during an Oct. 14 routine inspection, including raw shrimp, raw scallops, raw chicken and raw beef held in a cold holding drawer overnight at improper temperatures.

It was reinspected Oct. 24 and had no priority violations.

The owner declined to comment.

For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to

agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results

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The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed these restaurants:

• Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, 3600 Broadway, was temporarily closed Oct. 31 because of a sink backup and full grease trap. It was reinspected Nov. 1, had no critical violations and was allowed to reopen.

A partner in the restaurant declined to comment.

• Waffle House, 9750 N.W. Prairie View Road, was temporarily closed Oct. 30 after a follow-up inspection noted that employees were not following proper dishwashing methods.

During a routine inspection Oct. 22 and a follow-up inspection Oct. 25, the inspector noted that proper dishwashing methods weren’t in place and notified restaurant officials that the license would be suspended if the violation occurred again.

It had two critical violations during an Oct. 31 follow-up inspection, including a pest control problem. On a follow-up inspection Nov. 1, it had no critical violations and was allowed to reopen.

The manager declined to comment.

Kansas City area restaurants with seven or more critical health code violations:

• Golden Corral, 8320 N. Church Road, had seven critical violations during an Oct. 25 inspection, including buildup of food spillage and debris on the service station counters and underneath.

It had five critical violations during an Oct. 28 follow-up inspection and no violations during a Nov. 1 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials could not be reached for comment.

• Kobe Japanese Steak Seafood House, 1303 Baltimore Ave., had eight critical violations during an Oct. 24 inspection, including a hot water faucet in disrepair.

It had one critical violation during a Nov. 1 follow-up inspection.

“They have all been fixed and they have been taken care of,” said manager Diana Kim.

• Pita Mediterranean Grill, 13135 State Line Road, had eight critical violations during an Oct. 21 inspection, including raw marinated meat held at an improper temperature.

The restaurant was reinspected Oct. 29 and had no critical violations.

“The critical violations were taken care of immediately and we have since had a clean report with no violations,” said Tracy McHugh, spokeswoman for Pita.

For complete reports, go to

www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm.

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