Health code violations at area food establishments for May 12

05/12/2014 9:58 AM

05/12/2014 9:59 AM

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical health code 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.

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill Bar

, 1700 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 critical violations during a May 6 routine inspection, including five metal pans with food debris on the inside surface of the pans but stored as clean (pans rewashed).

“Even one violation is too many and our manager took steps immediately to correct the issue on-site,” said Dan Smith, spokesman for Applebee’s. “Every violation has been corrected.”

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Charles Ball Sun Fresh Market

, (under Chas Ball Market Inc.), 241 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 critical violations during an April 28 routine inspection, including containers of pico de gallo with a preparation date of April 21 (beyond the 7-day limit so pico de gallo discarded).

In a statement, John Ball, president, said: “Consumer safety and compliance with Kansas health laws are extremely important to our company. We have developed and implemented programs and procedures to insure consumer safety and compliance with those laws, and we are always looking for ways to improve those programs and procedures. We welcome and appreciate the Kansas Department of Agriculture - division of Food Safety inspections as an additional tool in improving our performance in these areas. While we make every effort to comply with all requirements at all times, our policy is to address immediately any concern that is brought to our attention whether it is communicated by store personnel, customers or an inspector.”

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KC Rancho Market

, 11 S. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 critical violations during an April 30 routine inspection, including dried food debris on knives and spoons stored as cleaned (utensils cleaned and sanitized).

An assistant manager declined to comment on the violations.

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Queen’s Price Chopper

, (under Bonner Springs Price Chopper on the report) 501 S. Commercial, Bonner Springs, had 9 critical violations during an April 29 routine inspection, including double-smoked ham and head cheese with discard dates of April 24 and beef bologna with a discard date of April 28 (beyond the 7-day limit so products discarded).

A manager declined to comment.

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Casa Agave 2

, 1314 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 8 critical violations during an April 23 follow-up inspection, including fruit flies in the bar area around the soda gun.

“I’ve already fixed everything and am ready for the follow-up inspection,” said Jose Pablo, manager.

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C-Store 1

, 6828 Kaw Drive, Kansas City, Kan., had 8 critical violations during an April 30 follow-up inspection, including taco meat held at improper temperatures.

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

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Caporales Mexican Food

, 1260 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan., had 7 critical violations during an April 23 routine inspection, including raw beef touching a bag of ready-to-eat tortillas in the cooler (raw beef relocated).

The owners did not return phone calls.

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Kobi’s Club Deli

, 113 Oak St., Bonner Springs, had 7 critical violations during a May 1 routine inspection, including chili, taco meat and mashed potatoes held on steam table at improper temperatures.

The kitchen manager declined to 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.

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Neighbors Lounge

, 9025 E. 35th St., had 10 critical violations during an April 18 routine inspection, including nacho cheese with mold build-up in the refrigerator (cheese discarded).

It had 5 critical violations during a May 1 follow-up inspection.

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

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Niecie’s Restaurant Lounge

, 927 E. 85th St., had 9 critical violations during an April 18 routine inspection, including raw bacon stored above ready-to-eat food items in the walk-in cooler.

It had no critical violations during an April 23 follow-up inspection.

The owners couldn’t be reached for comment.

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DiCarlo’s Mustard Seed

, 15015 E. U.S. 40 highway had 8 critical violations during an April 3 routine inspection, including barbecue sauce dated Dec. 7, 2013, chipotle ranch sauce dated Feb. 7, beans dated March 23, crema fresca and alfredo sauce dated March 16, and fajita sauce dated March 26 (all beyond the 7-day limit so items were discarded).

It had no critical violations during an April 10 follow-up inspection.

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

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