The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed two operations last Friday because of health code violations. The operations were reinspected on Tuesday and allowed to reopen.
The walk-in cooler was holding food out of temperature, and there was no “person in charge” who knew how to operate without adequate facilities. It had no critical violations during a Feb. 10 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen.
“Our compressor failed on our main refrigerator unit and some of the food was moved to another refrigerator unit and the rest was destroyed. And our manager wasn’t in the facility because he was arranging for repair to the unit,” said Tracy McHugh, spokeswoman for the restaurant. “We remained closed until we could safely replace our products.”
▪ Marble Top Café, 8436 Ward Parkway, was temporarily closed after a routine inspection on Feb. 6. The cafe’s 10 critical violations included such plumbing issues as water spewing out of the grease trap and no seal on the trap to contain the water. It had 8 critical violations during its follow-up inspection on Feb. 10.
The owner declined to comment on the violations.
For complete inspection reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm
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