Area restaurants and retailers are cited for health code violations
11/22/2013 11:57 AM
11/22/2013 3:32 PM
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for seven or more priority health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
• Jose Pepper’s, 16605 Midland Drive, Shawnee, had eight priority violations during an Oct. 16 inspection following a complaint, including raw beef stored above ready-to-eat bell peppers.
It was reinspected Oct. 31 and had one priority violation.
“We have been working really hard to make sure all these things are in order. The managers have been doing health inspections on their own every day,” said Jody Sight, director of human resources.
• Joy Wok, 11920 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, had 10 priority violations during a Nov. 4 inspection following a complaint, including raw fish stored above ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese.
“We corrected all the violations on site,” said manager Jennifer Liu.
Joy Wok had no priority violations during a Nov. 16 follow-up inspection.
• New Fried Rice King, 748A Washington Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had eight priority violations during a Nov. 4 inspection following a complaint, including dead roaches throughout the food prep area.
“There were just a few dead bugs. I can’t say none, but not as serious as on his report,” said manager and owner May Wong.
It had one priority violation during a Nov. 18 follow-up inspection.
• Sam’s Club, 10510 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had eight priority violations during an Oct. 16 routine inspection, including cans of fruit cocktail, sausage gravy, mushroom pieces and corn on the sales floor with severe dents to seams that could have compromised the integrity of the contents. One can of pork and beans was pierced and leaking.
It had no priority violations during an Oct. 28 follow-up inspection.
• 7-Eleven, 8801 Johnson Drive, Merriam, had eight priority violations during an Oct. 16 routine inspection, including hot dogs dated Oct. 14 and Oct. 24. According to the report, the employee in charge told the inspector the company policy was to hold hot dogs 10 days. The inspector said it should be no more than seven days.
It had two priority violations during a Nov. 1 follow-up inspection.
For complete Kansas inspection reports, go toagriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed the Subway at 4115 Blue Ridge Cutoff after a Nov. 12 routine inspection. A floor drain backed up during a three-compartment sink test. It was reinspected Nov. 13, had no critical violations and was allowed to reopen.
The Kansas City Health Department also cited District Pour House Kitchen, 7122 Wornall Road, which had seven critical violations during a Nov. 12 routine inspection, including raw chicken stored next to garlic and other produce in the reach-in cooler.
It had no critical violations during a Nov. 20 follow-up inspection.
“We take the Kansas City, Mo., health code very seriously,” said co-owner Jason Rourke. “We are working very hard on training our staff on these health code guidelines.”
For Kansas City area inspection reports, go towww.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm.
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