Area food establishments cited for health code violations

02/21/2013 3:34 PM

05/16/2014 9:14 PM

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for multiple “priority” health code violations:

• Brewbakers, 9482 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, had six violations during a Feb. 13 routine inspection. They included corned beef, taco chicken and Philly steak meats held in the prep area at improper temperatures (meats discarded).

“Everything was corrected on site,” said partner Jason Rubis.

• Delicia’s Fine Pastry, 1704 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had six violations during a Feb. 5 inspection for an expired license. They included a bowl of pudding in the walk-in cooler with a date of Dec. 16 (pudding discarded).

Restaurant officials had no comment.

• Hen House Market, 11721 Roe Ave., Leawood, had 18 violations during a Feb. 8 inspection following a complaint. They included chicken wings, cheddar cheese, fajita chicken, salmon, raw pork, bacon, yogurt and other foods held at improper temperatures.

A manager had no comment.

• Lucky Chinese Buffet, 7818 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had seven violations during a Feb. 11 routine inspection. They included one tong used to move both raw beef and raw chicken.

Restaurant officials had no comment.

• Masala’s Indian Diner, 7301 W. 91st St., Overland Park, had seven violations during a Feb.12 routine inspection. They included a dishwasher storing three plastic containers that still had food debris.

“I feel sorry about this. I just bought the restaurant and we are still fixing things,” said owner Shashi Bommireddy.

• McKeever’s Price Chopper, 175 N. Parker St., Olathe, had eight violations during a Feb. 13 routine inspection. They included a container of previously cooked meatballs in the deli cooler marked Feb. 4 to Feb. 11 (meatballs discarded).

A manager had no comment.

• RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, 11638 Ash St., Leawood, had 11 violations during a Feb. 7 inspection following a complaint. They included an employee handling cash and dirty dishware and then touching ready-to-eat lemons without washing hands between tasks.

In a statement, RA Sushi said: “Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, and we are reviewing and reinforcing all of our food handling, temperature control and sanitation standards and policies with all of our employees … to address the violations indicated in the report.”

• Spin Neapolitan Pizza, 6541 W. 119th St., Overland Park, had six violations during a Feb. 8 inspection following a complaint. They included an employee cutting ready-to-eat banana peppers with his bare hands after touching the rim of his hat with no hand-washing between tasks.

“All the violations were rectified at that time, on site,” said partner Gail Lozoff.

• Taste of China, 7805 Quivira Road, Lenexa, had 11 violations during a Jan. 30 routine inspection. They included crab rangoon, ready-to-eat noodles and cut lettuce held at improper temperatures (foods placed back in the cooler).

“The six violations were corrected immediately during the inspection,” said owner Hua Lin.

• Thai Place, 9359 W. 97th St., Overland Park, had six violations during a Jan. 29 routine inspection. They included two containers of white powder in the kitchen with no labels (manager labeled the products as MSG and sugar).

“We corrected them right away,” said owner Kathy Li.

For complete inspection reports on Kansas restaurant operations, go to www.ksda.gov/food_safety.

The Cass County Health Department cited this restaurant for multiple critical violations:

• Chinatown Buffet, 124 Cunningham Parkway, Belton, had 11 critical violations during a Jan. 28 routine inspection. They included sushi, salad dressing and other foods held at improper temperatures on the buffet bar.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

Cass County health inspection reports are not available online.

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