Here are area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to the original public record reports by city or county health inspectors and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Links to follow-up inspections are also highlighted.
Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up inspections show how each establishment has corrected or is working to correct any remaining violations.
If an inspection or follow-up report needs clarification, restaurant and grocery store owners can call Joyce Smith at 816-234-4692 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Star will post appropriate responses online in the same online locations as the original report.
In addition, if a restaurant is temporarily shut down, a comment from the owner will be requested and a more complete description will be included with the online report.
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The Kansas Department of Agriculture: In a statement, department officials said inspections performed after Aug. 1 may not be available for viewing until further notice because of a transition to new inspection software: “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
For complete Kansas health inspection reports, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations:
▪ El Charritos Taqueria, 3831 Independence Ave., had 11 critical violations during an Aug. 25 routine inspection.
▪ Mike’s Tavern, 5424 Troost Ave., had 10 critical violations during an Aug. 25 routine inspection.
▪ LC’s Bar-B-Q, 5800 Blue Parkway, had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 26 routine inspection.
The Kansas City Health Department also had temporarily closed Church’s Chicken in Waldo for health code violations. The restaurant, at 8404 Wornall Road, had three critical violations during an Aug. 13 inspection following a complaint about roaches. The inspector found significant infestation.
It had 1 critical violation during a follow-up inspection on Aug. 17. According to the report, the restaurant provided pest control service invoices for Aug. 13 through Aug. 15, but 3 live pests were noted by the inspector. Church’s officials said the restaurant reopened on Aug. 18.
It had 1 critical violation during a follow-up inspection on Aug. 26. According to the report, the inspector found a dead roach in the cabinet under the soda machine in the lobby and a dead roach on the floor in the lobby by the tables. A Church’s manager swept up the roaches.
In a statement, officials with Church’s Chicken said: “After a recent citing by the health department, our franchisee operator immediately took action along with Ecolab to correct the issue. We are working with our franchisee operator diligently to prevent any similar incidents and ensure quality dining experiences for all our guests.”
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and then search under the establishment’s name.
To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to email@example.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC