Seven area restaurants, retailers cited for health code violations

12/06/2013 12:15 PM

12/06/2013 12:15 PM

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for seven or more health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

•  Johnny Carino’s Italian, 1706 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a Nov. 18 routine inspection, including employee handled soiled dishes and then handled clean dishes without washing hands between tasks.

It was reinspected on Dec. 2 and had three priority violations.

Restaurant officials couldn’t be reached for comment.

• Downtowner Cafe, 108 S. Elm St., Gardner, had 12 priority violations during a Nov. 13 routine inspection, including about 30 fresh rat droppings on the floor of the northeast corner.

“It has been addressed and okayed by the health department,” said Jim Houston, owner.

• El Camaroncito, 1022 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 12 priority violations during a Oct. 23 routine inspection, including dead roaches under the prep tables, in the 3-compartment sink, and in the storage room.

Restaurant officials couldn’t be reached for comment.

• Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen, 1859 Village West Parkway, Suite 102, Kansas City, Kan., had nine priority violations during a Nov. 12 routine inspection, including green onion dressing with a date of Nov. 3 (held more than 7 days).

It was reinspected on Nov. 25 and had five priority violations.

“We are doing everything to stay in line with health codes. All of our cooks are ServSafe certified,” said Damian Farris, owner/operator. “Unfortunately we had a few things out of code and we have made some corrections to continue to be successful here at the Legends.”

For complete Kansas Department of Agriculture inspection reports, go to

agriculture.ks.gov

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The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical violations:

• Murray’s Tables Tap, 12921 State Line Road, had 10 critical violations during an Oct. 28 inspection, including ham, chicken tenders, and sausage held at improper temperatures.

It had no critical violations during a Nov. 6 follow-up inspection.

“We had a re-inspection that had zero infractions within seven days of that first inspection,” said David Latty, general manager. “We take great pride in our kitchen and what we put out of it.”

• Topsy’s Popcorn, 7311 N.W. 87th Terrace, had 7 critical violations during a Nov. 14 routine inspection, including: a kitchen sink not set up as a handwashing sink (employees said they only used the sinks on front line or in the employee restroom).

It had no critical violations during a Nov. 15 follow-up inspection.

“Topsy’s had a bad day and I think the food inspector had a bad day. After 42 years of years of operating 10 stores in the Kansas City area, I have very few violations,” said Bob Ramm, owner.

• Winslow’s BBQ, 20 E. Fifth St., had 12 critical violations during an Oct. 23 inspection, including flies in the dining area and warewashing area, and mouse droppings in the dry storage cage.

It had no critical violations during an Oct. 31 follow-up inspection.

“Because the building is so old and it is open air it is hard to control those things at times,” said Gerry Heldrich, owner. “The criticals that were mentioned above had nothing to do with food handling or sanitation practices in the kitchen.”

For complete reports, visit:

www.inspectionsonline.us

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