Food establishment inspections for July 28

07/28/2014 1:19 PM

07/28/2014 1:20 PM

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

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

12th Baltimore, Hotel Phillips, 106 W. 12th St., had 14 critical violations during a July 1 routine inspection, including moldy fruit in basement walk-in cooler and moldy bread in upstairs walk-in cooler (food discarded).

In a statement, Gerald Rappaport, general manager of the Hotel Phillips, said: “At Hotel Phillips, we are committed to excellent guest services. All of the violations were corrected immediately, and we received an all-clear report with zero violations during a July 11 follow-up inspection.”

Mamma Leone’s Pizza, 650 E. Red Bridge Road, had 10 critical violations during a June 20 inspection, including dried food build-up on blade of can opener, on numerous dough pans, on meat slicer and on soda nozzles.

It had no critical violations during a July 2 follow-up inspection.

“Everything is up to code now,” said Frank Leone, owner.

District Pour House + Kitchen, 7122 Wornall Road, had 8 critical violations during a July 11 routine inspection, including sliced tomatoes dated June 28 and slaw dated June 30 in cooler (food discarded).

It had 1 critical violation during a July 21 follow-up inspection.

“We are growing and learning and we are happy the health department is here to help us out,” said Dan McCall, co-owner.

Taqueria El Torito, 6126 Independence Ave., had 8 critical violations during a July 1 routine inspection, including raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat foods in cooler.

It had no critical violations during a July 9 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials declined to comment.

Ararat Temple Restaurant, 5100 Ararat Drive, had 7 critical violations during a June 26 routine inspection, including raw chicken held at improper temperatures (chicken discarded).

It had no critical violations during a June 27 follow-up inspection.

“We took actions on any issues that they found,” said Mary Bauer, manager.

Garozzo’s, 526 Harrison St., had 7 critical violations during a June 23 routine inspection, including meatballs, sausage and tomato sauce held at improper temperatures (food items reheated).

“We had a power outage that day and closed the restaurant for lunch and tossed several hundred dollars worth of food that was under temperature. But the inspector came in 15 minutes after the power went back on,” said Mike Garozzo, owner.

It had no critical violations during a June 27 follow-up inspection.

Jerusalem Bakery, 2002 W. 36th Ave., had 7 critical violations during a June 17 routine inspection, including milk, yogurt, cooked green beans and feta cheese held in cooler at improper temperatures (food discarded).

The manager declined to comment.

It had no critical violations during a June 25 follow-up inspection.

John’s Big Deck, 928 Wyandotte St., had 7 critical violations during a May 29 pre-operational inspection, including roach activity behind the ice machine and several dead roaches throughout the first floor.

It had 2 critical violations during a June 2 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

Pour Boy Oil, 8801 N.E. Birmingham Road, had 7 critical violations during a June 25 routine inspection, including sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, and salads held at improper temperatures (items discarded).

It had no critical violations during a follow-up inspection on July 8.

“All issues were immediately corrected,” said Danny Parker, store manager.

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

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations.

Cactus Grill, 11849 Roe Ave., Leawood, had 9 priority violations during a July 14 inspection following a complaint, including raw fish, bacon-wrapped shrimp and chicken in cook-line cold holding at improper temperatures (chicken was discarded and fish and shrimp were placed on ice to rapid cool).

“All the criticals were handled on-site and we put some new procedures in place that will ensure that none of those criticals will happen again. It shouldn’t have happen in the first place. It is not acceptable,” said David Brown, vice president of operations for parent-company Jose Pepper’s.

It had no priority violations during a July 24 follow-up inspection.

Chick-fil-A, 10770 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a July 16 routine inspection, including bug light over ice cream machine in the drive-through area and bug light over 7 boxes of lemons in storage area.

In a statement, Sam West, owner/operator, said: “There was an issue brought to our attention by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Those areas identified have been corrected. At Chick-fil-A, our number one priority is to provide the safest and highest quality food and dining experience to our customers every day.”

McDonald’s, 10999 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, had 7 priority violations during a July 1 routine inspection, including sandwich condiment guns stored as clean but still contained food debris.

In a statement, Neil Getzlow, spokesman for McDonald’s Heartland Region, said: “Upon learning of the violations, the restaurant team worked as quickly as possible to get them all addressed and they have since been corrected.

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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