Area food establishments cited for health code violations for April 14

04/14/2014 9:37 AM

04/14/2014 9:37 AM

Area restaurants and a tortilla manufacturer cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

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

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El Taquito Inc.

, a tortilla manufacturer, 640 Reynolds Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 20 priority violations during an April 2 inspection, including 10 to 15 fresh mouse droppings on the floor and on a ledge over the food packaging area, a dead mouse on the floor in the storage room, and raccoon traps to catch a raccoon that has been entering the production area.

The establishment was temporarily closed until the violations could be corrected.

It had 7 priority violations during an April 7 re-opening inspection.

“We are in compliance and have reopened,” said Mike Casey, manager.

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China Buffet

, 2030 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, had 11 priority violations during an April 3 inspection following a complaint, including raw bacon wrapped shrimp, cooked breaded chicken, egg rolls, and twice-baked potatoes held at improper temperatures in the cooler (food discarded).

A manager declined to comment.

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La Carreta

, 16521 W. 159th Terrace, Olathe, had 9 priority violations during an April 7 routine inspection, including salsa and milk held at improper temperatures in the cooler (milk and salsa discarded).

“We had the cooler fixed and it is working properly,” said Jose Villasenor, manager.

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Autentico California Taco Shop

, 1268 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during an April 7 routine inspection, including mold inside the ice bin.

The owner declined to comment.

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Celebrity’s Cheese Steaks, Burgers More

, 405 E. Main St., Gardner, had 8 priority violations during an April 8 routine inspection, including hot dogs, sliced turkey and housemade salsa not properly dated .

“The violations were corrected at the time of discovery on-site,” said Jay Olson, owner.

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McDonald’s

, 1600 S. Hamilton Circle, Olathe, had 7 priority violations during an April 7 routine inspection, including creamer held at improper temperatures (creamer discarded).

In a statement, Neil Getzlow, spokesman for McDonald’s USA, Heartland Region, said: “We require all of our restaurants be in full compliance with local, state and federal regulations as well as adhere to our own standards. One violation is one too many. All issues have been corrected and we will continue to work with our restaurant managers and employees as well as our partners at the health department to ensure the continued operation of safe, clean restaurants.”

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

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

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Hayes Hamburger Chili

, 2502 N.E. Vivion Road, had 9 critical violations during an April 1 routine inspection, including sausage gravy and cooked spaghetti not date-marked.

Hayes was reinspected on April 9 and had 1 critical violation.

“Everything has been taken care of and we try our best to keep everything within the health codes and try our best to keep the place as clean and neat as we possibly can,” said Aaron Sprink, manager.

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Kaiyo Restaurant

, Cosentino’s Market Downtown, 10 E. 13th St., had 7 critical violations during an April 3 routine inspection, including employees did not have food handler cards.

“There’s only two of us and it used to be only 50 percent of the employees needed to have it and now it is 80/20. Mine had expired but I have renewed it,” said David Loo, owner.

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

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