Restaurant and grocery store health inspections for April 7

04/07/2014 11:28 AM

04/07/2014 11:29 AM

Area food establishments with 7 or more critical or priority violations. Most critical or priority violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for 7 or more critical health code violations.

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Macaluso’s Thriftway

, deli, 5004 N.E. Parvin Road, had 12 critical violations during a March 26 routine inspection, including owner eating/tasting a chicken wing in the deli area.

“My father was sampling a new item as he was coming around the counter. Most of the violations have been corrected or we have to buy new equipment to come up to their standards and new equipment has been ordered,” said Joe Macaluso, a partner in the family business.

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Wendy’s

, 1204 E. Meyer Blvd., had 7 critical violations during a March 19 routine inspection, including food on the front prep line held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

In a statement, the area franchisee for that location said: “All items indicated on the health inspection report have been corrected and the appropriate procedures reinforced with the restaurant management team.”

It had 2 critical violations during a March 28 follow-up inspection and 3 critical violations during an April 3 follow-up inspection.

For complete reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations.

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Jia Restaurant

, 12248 State Line Road, Leawood, had 13 priority violations during a March 31 routine inspection, including shredded cabbage and cooked rice held at improper temperatures.

“We are doing a lot of improvements right now and we have already corrected almost all the things on the report,” said Ivy Ke, spokeswoman for the restaurant.

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Jun’s Authentic Japanese Restaurant

, 7660 State Line Road, Prairie Village, had 11 priority violations during a March 21 routine inspection, including raw fish stored above raw beef in the reach-in cooler.

It had 1 priority violation during a March 31 follow-up inspection.

“We already corrected everything,” said Amy Ling, manager.

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Pepe’s

, 3208 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 priority violations during a March 22 routine inspection, including employee using his bare hands on ready-to-eat tortilla to make a taco.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

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Hen House

, 11721 Roe Ave., Leawood, had 8 priority violations during an April 2 routine inspection, including roast beef, corned beef, ham, turkey and salami held at improper temperatures in the deli meat case (items discarded).

“We are very serious about providing safe food for our customers and we cooperate very closely with the health department and all the violations were corrected before the inspector left,” said Gregg Frost, vice president of Hen House.

La Chiquita Market

, 1721 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during an April 1 routine inspection, including raw pork sausage touching raw head of lettuce in the walk-in cooler.

Market officials couldn’t be reached for comment.

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On the Go Travel Center

, 9134 Woodend Road, Edwardsville, had 8 priority violations during an April 2 routine inspection, including raw chicken stored on shelf above raw beef in cooler.

Center officials couldn’t be reached for comment.

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McKeever’s Price Chopper

, 175 N. Parker St., Olathe, had 7 priority violations during a March 20 routine inspection, including raw ground turkey stored above raw pork sausage and raw ground beef in the cooler.

McKeever’s officials did not return phone calls.

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Superstore

, 13815 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during an April 2 routine inspection, including chicken wings held at improper temperatures (wings reheated).

“Everything has been corrected,” said Puneeth Krishna, supervisor.

For complete Kansas Department of Agriculture inspection reports, go to http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results

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