The Kansas City Health Department temporarily shut down the following restaurants for health code violations. The operations have since passed follow-up inspections and all but one have reopened.
▪ Captain D’s, 6308 Troost Ave., had 7 critical violations during a Sept. 3 inspection following a complaint. The walk-in cooler was not holding food at proper temperatures because of a broken handle.
It had 1 critical violation during a Sept. 9 follow-up inspection and it was allowed to reopen.
It had no critical violations during a Sept. 17 follow-up inspection.
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“When we found there was a problem we immediately closed and got it repaired and waited for the inspector to return and give us permission to reopen,” said Tony Lutfi, president of the franchise group that owns the Captain D’s on Troost.
▪ Carniceria Y Tortilleria San Antonio, 2904 Independence Ave., had 3 critical violations during a Sept. 11 pre-operational inspection. The deli was temporarily shut down when it did not have a permit and because of plumbing problems, including back-ups in the 3-compartment sink, floor drain and vent drain.
The owner declined to comment.
It had no critical violations during a Sept. 15 follow-up inspection and reopened.
▪ Casa de Eventos, 700 Southwest Blvd., was temporarily shut down on Sept. 14 when there was no hot water at the hand sinks or in the upstairs rest rooms and no way to sanitize equipment, utensils or food contact surfaces.
It had no critical violations during a Sept. 17 follow-up inspection and reopened.
Casa de Eventos officials did not return phone calls.
“It was worked on that Wednesday and they supposedly fixed it. I have filed a claim with their insurance company,” said Lori Holmes, owner. “I won’t be reopening the cafe.”
▪ Los Sauces Mexican Restaurant, 410 N.W. Englewood Road, had 7 critical violations during a Sept. 24 routine inspection and was temporarily shut down for plumbing problems.
It had 2 critical violations during a Sept. 25 follow-up inspection and allowed to reopen.
“I am sorry this happened and we will make sure it never happens again,” said Israel Flores, a partner.
▪ Scooter’s Coffee, 5550 E. Antioch Road, had 3 critical violations during a routine inspection on Sept. 10. It was temporarily shut down when the 3-compartment sink backed up during a test of the system.
It had no critical violations during a follow-up inspection on Sept. 11 and reopened.
Scooter’s officials did not return phone calls.
▪ Wendy’s, 4931 N. Oak Trafficway, had 3 critical violations during a Sept. 8 routine inspection. According to the manager, the water heater had a glitch and needed to be reset each morning or the restaurant would not have hot water. The inspector said the restaurant did not have hot water at the time of the inspection so the operation was temporarily shut down. Hot water was restored during the inspection.
The two Wendy’s restaurants have reopened.
“We take public safety and health and cleanliness very seriously and work to avoid these issues, but when we become aware of them, we work quickly to address the issue,” said Troy Cook, chief financial officer for NPC International in Overland Park.
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and then search under the establishment’s name.