Food establishment violations for May 28

05/28/2014 1:59 PM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Area restaurants and a convenience stores 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.

Cheeseburger in Paradise, 1705 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a May 23 inspection following a complaint, including salmon filets in cooler that had been thawing over two days (salmon discarded).

In a statement, Toni Niece, vice president of marketing for Luby's Fuddruckers Restaurants, parent company of Cheeseburger in Paradise, said: “We worked closely with the health inspector to immediately correct the issue on site. We have comprehensive food safety policies and procedures in place and we will continue to reinforce and focus on these areas through diligent training and continual oversight by both our operational and quality assurance management teams.”

One Stop N Shop, 51 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a May 15 inspection for an expired license, including no hand soap in the restroom.

The owner did not return phone calls seeking comments on the violations.

Tortugas Mexican Food, 265 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a May 21 inspection for an expired license, including mole sauce with a preparation date of May 3 and cooked beef with a preparation date of May 6 (both beyond the 7-day limit so items were discarded).

“We try to do our best, but we have been real busy,” said Jesus Campoy, owner.

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.

Big T’s Bar-B-Que, 6201 Blue Parkway, had 12 critical violations during a May 12 routine inspection, including meats in cooler that were smoked that day but did not have date-marks (meats discarded).

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

The barbecue had no critical violations during a May 14 follow-up inspection.

Green Duck Lounge & Grill, 2548 Prospect Ave., had 10 critical violations during a May 19 routine inspection, including sausage on the grill, as well as brisket, ribs and chicken wings in hot holding, all held at improper temperatures.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

Steak’m Take’m, 7702 Troost Ave., had 9 critical violations during a May 13 routine inspection, including numerous gnats flying around a bag of moldy onions in the back room.

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

The restaurant had no critical violations during a May 16 follow-up inspection.

Bojo’s Bar and Grill, 5410 N.E. Antioch Road, had 7 critical violations during a May 16 routine inspection, including meat, spinach dip and other food items in the cooler and on the make table not date-marked (employee date-marked items).

“They came back for a reinspection and everything that was listed before was corrected,” said Ryan Sanford, owner.

It had two critical violations during a May 27 follow-up inspection.

Waldo Pizza, 7433 Broadway, had 7 critical violations during a May 12 routine inspection, including sausage dated May 1 and cheese in cooler dated May 3 (food discarded).

“All the violations were either corrected at the time of the inspection or by the time of the follow-up inspection on May 22,” said Phil Bourne, owner. “I do appreciate the health department’s oversight. It helps to have another set of eyes to keep our restaurant running the best.”

It had two critical violations during the May 22 follow-up inspection.

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

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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