Restaurant News & Reviews

Restaurants are cited for health code violations

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these restaurants for six or more critical health code violations. Most critical violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

• Great Wall Chinese Super Buffet, 6457 Quivira Road, Shawnee, had 13 critical violations during a July 31 inspection following a complaint. They included the operation not having documentation that their sushi products have gone through parasite destruction, and five live baby roaches in the back storage area and back part of the kitchen and 15 to 20 flies in the kitchen area.

“The inspector told me there was only one baby roach, and we have a pest control company that comes once a month, so I don’t think there could be that many,” said manager Sammi Zhou.

• El Chalateco Bar Restaurant, 1005 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had six critical violations during an Aug. 8 follow-up inspection. They included no hand sink at the bar, and sliced tomatoes at a table with mold on them.

The co-owner of the family restaurant had no comment.

• McDonald’s, 7124 W. 119th St., Overland Park, had nine critical violations during a July 25 inspection following a complaint. They included cream held at improper temperatures and at least two live flies in the food prep area, at least four live flies around trash receptacles near the back door and at least five live flies in the women’s restroom.

A McDonald’s spokesman said all the issues have been corrected.

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The Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department cited these restaurants for three or more critical violations.

• Waffle House, 1500 N.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, had three critical violations during a July 25 inspection. They included raw eggs under no form of temperature control.

• Zarda Bar-B-Q Catering, 214 N. Missouri 7, Blue Springs, had three critical violations during an Aug. 7 inspection. They included turkey, ham and beef held at improper temperatures in the smoker more than two hours.

“We have been in business since 1976 and we have always had extremely high standards for our operations,” said chief operating officer Terry Hyer. “All the violations were corrected immediately on the spot.”

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