Here are area establishments that have had recent suspensions because of health code violations. A comment from the owner is requested.
Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up inspections show how each establishment has corrected or is working to correct any remaining violations.
If an inspection or follow-up report needs clarification, restaurant and grocery store owners can call Joyce Smith at 816-234-4692 or email her at email@example.com. The Star will post appropriate responses online in the same online locations as the original report.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations:
▪ Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan., was inspected on March 22 after a customer filed a complaint. The customer stayed in Room 428 on March 14 and March 15, but did not file a complaint with the hotel, according to the report. So the hotel rented the room to three different customers before the March 22 inspection.
Once a complaint has been made or an inspector discovers evidence of an infestation, the room is taken out of service and inspected by a licensed pest control operator.
During a follow-up inspection on March 25, the inspector found live bedbugs and egg sacks/larvae in the cracks of the natural wood headboard of the bed nearest the door in Room 428.
During a follow-up inspection on March 31, the inspector found two “apparently dead bugs, one on the mattress and one in a crevice on the headboard. Crevices in the headboards contain suspect bedbug egg casings too numerous to count. Room 428 has remained closed and shall remain such until the room is free of bedbug evidence.”
During a follow-up inspection on April 15 it was found to be in compliance.
Officials with the Great Wolf Lodge did not return phone calls seeking comment on the inspection.
▪ Paleteria Nevelandia, 908 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 12 priority violations during a Feb. 29 inspection. It was temporarily suspended when the inspector found more than 80 mouse droppings in the food prep area, an almond bark that had been partially gnawed on by a mouse, and a fresh mouse dropping on a single-serve plastic fork. The person in charge could not provide a pest control invoice.
It had no priority violations during a follow-up inspection on March 1 and was allowed to reopen.
The owner declined to comment.
▪ Super 8, 6401 E. Frontage Road, Merriam. During a March 28 inspection the inspector noted “in room 310 there is suspect bedbug fecal blood trail and egg casings on the back of the headboard. Room 310 is voluntarily closed and shall remain closed until a reopening inspection is completed and approved by KDA.”
During a follow-up inspection on April 4 the room was approved for reopening.
Hotel officials declined to comment on the health code violations.
For complete Kansas health inspections, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
The Kansas City Health Department temporarily suspended the food service operations at:
▪ Catch & Release Fried Fish, food truck, had 3 critical violations during a March 17 routine inspection. It didn’t have a valid commissary permit on-site, waste water was leaking at the back of the unit, and it did not have hot and cold running water.
The owner declined to comment on the suspension.
▪ Mad Mans KC BBQ, mobile truck, 11111 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, had 2 critical violations during a March 17 routine inspection. It was temporarily suspended when water was leaking from plumbing underneath the unit.
It had no critical violations during a March 23 follow-up inspection and allowed to reopen.
“As the trucks bounce down the roads sometimes things break. When we were using the faucet inside the truck we didn’t realize it was leaking under the truck,” said A.J. Mendenhall, operations manager for the barbecue.
▪ Qdoba Mexican Eats, 515 Westport Road, was inspected on April 7. Its license was suspended because it was not in operation within 30 days after its pre-operational inspection was completed. A second pre-operational inspection will have to occur.
A Qdoba spokeswoman said the re-inspection is scheduled for April 26.
▪ Rockstar, 420 N.W. Englewood Road. The inspector was unable to complete a 30-day routine inspection on March 14 following a pre-operational inspection because the restaurant and bar was not ready to open.
A manager said the opening has been delayed until early June.
▪ Season + Square Tasteful Goods, 6205 Oak St., had 1 critical violation during a March 29 routine inspection. The license was suspended because its plumbing system was “not maintained in good repair.”
“Our plumbing was down because we stopped packaging our own spices in February and from here on out we are only going to sell prepackaged spices that are sourced from other small companies,” said Andrea Joseph, co-owner. “We are evolving as a store and as a brand and we are saying goodbye to that piece of the business.”
▪ Windstars, deli, 5101 E. Front St., had 13 critical violations during an April 4 routine inspection. It was temporarily shut down when it failed a 3-compartment sink test.
The owner declined to comment.
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and search under the establishment’s name.
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