Food establishment inspections for June 16

06/16/2014 1:56 PM

06/16/2014 1:56 PM

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

The Platte County Health Department cited these operations for 7 or more critical health code violations:

China Buffet, 2404 N.W. Vivion Road, Northmoor, Mo., had 14 critical violations during a June 3 routine inspection, including excessive food buildup on the interior of the microwave, the can opener and rice cooker.

It had 7 critical violations during a June 5 follow-up inspection.

The owners did not return phone calls.

HeiWa Restaurant, 1302 Platte Falls Road, Suite A, Platte City, had 7 critical violations during a May 29 routine inspection, including lettuce and sushi rice held at improper temperatures (lettuce and rice discarded).

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

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

Carniceria El Torito, deli, 6200 Independence Ave., had 13 critical violations during a June 10 routine inspection, including refried beans and cooked pork held at improper temperatures (food discarded). Carniceria’s market had 9 critical violations.

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

Sand Trap Bar & Grill, 13037 Holmes Road, had 12 violations during a June 9 routine inspection, including raw hamburgers stored at improper temperatures (hamburgers discarded).

“Everything was corrected,” said Carl Tutorino, co-owner.

Church’s Chicken, 2515 E. 12th St., had 7 critical violations during a May 27 routine inspection, including containers of cole slaw held at improper temperatures (cole slaw discarded).

It had 3 critical violations during a June 6 follow-up inspection.

A manager had no comment and referred calls to the corporate headquarters. Corporate officials did not return calls.

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.

Jalisco Restaurant, 5000 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 12 priority health code violations during a May 5 routine inspection, including large container of mole sauce with a preparation date of April 21 (sauce discarded).

It had 1 priority violation during a May 15 follow-up inspection.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina, 6870 Johnson Drive, Mission, had 11 priority violations during a June 5 routine inspection, including 4 cartons of strawberries with mold on the berries (strawberries discarded) and flies in several liquor bottles (liquor discarded).

“All infractions were corrected onsite and systems were put in place to keep any of this from happening again. We will be in total compliance for our follow-up inspection,” said Keith Hillsbery, chief executive officer.

Aloha Chopstix, 4316 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 priority violations during a June 9 inspection following a complaint, including raw chicken stored above raw uncut ginger root in the walk-in cooler (raw chicken moved).

“We fixed all the problems already,” said Jia Liu, owner.

Happy Banzai Japanese Steakhouse, 13214 W. 62nd Terrace, Shawnee, had 7 priority violations during a May 27 inspection following a complaint, including black mold on the inside of the ice machine.

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

It had no critical violations during a June 11 follow-up inspection.

Stop N Go (under Q Save in the report), 701 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a June 3 routine inspection, including chicken wings held at improper temperatures (wings discarded).

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

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

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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