Food establishment health code violations for June 23

06/23/2014 11:13 AM

06/23/2014 11:13 AM

Area restaurants 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.

Suzie Q, 6720 Kaw Drive, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during a June 11 routine inspection, including a large amount of food debris on the interior of the microwave.

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

Kyoto Sushi & Steak, 6792 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had 8 priority violations during a June 16 routine inspection, including tuna held at improper temperatures on the sushi bar (tuna placed in a cooler to rapid cool).

“Everything was corrected right away,” said Harris Wu, manager.

Sam’s Dino Mart, 5940 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a June 16 follow-up inspection, including no date-marks on precooked hamburger crumbles and sausage crumbles in cooler (food discarded).

The owner did not return phone calls seeking 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

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

Coal Vines, 616 Ward Parkway, had 10 critical violations during a June 16 routine inspection, including flies in the basement prep area and in the first floor bar area, and gnats in the basement bar area and first floor bar area.

“All outstanding issues were resolved on site with the inspector,” said Zach Marten, co-owner. “Our contracted pest service provider engages in thorough pest checks to reduce any outside exposure we may encounter. This is the first time in 3 1/2 years that we have had a fly issue and we will continue to find the most effective methods to keep them out of our restaurant.”

Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport, Kem’s Cafe, 11728 N. Ambassador Drive, had 9 critical violations during a June 9 routine inspection, including Thousand Island dressing with a date-mark of May 20 and cooked noodles with a date-mark of May 31 (dressing and noodles discarded).

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

Kem’s Cafe had 1 critical violation during a June 17 follow-up inspection.

All Star Grill & Bar, 7210 N.E. 43rd St., had 8 critical violations during a June 12 routine inspection, including several food items on the make-table held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

“We take these reports very seriously and we take corrective action immediately,” said Jeff Knold, owner and general manager.

Denny’s Restaurant, 1600 Broadway, had 7 critical violations during a June 10 routine inspection, including pre-cooked eggs held past approved date (eggs discarded).

“It was just a pre-boiled egg that was prepacked and it was discarded,” said Rhonda Mims, manager.

Denny’s had 3 critical violations during a June 13 follow-up inspection.

Red Wok, 9322 N. Oak Trafficway, had 7 critical violations during a June 19 routine inspection, including two buckets of chicken thawing in tubs under 3-compartment sink (chicken discarded).

A restaurant official declined to comment on the violations.

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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