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Restaurant and retail health inspections for Sept. 15

The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for 7 or more critical violations:

▪ Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina, 9050 N.E. Barry Road, had 9 critical violations during an Aug. 18 routine inspection, including barbecue sauce and eggs held at improper temperatures in the cooler (food was discarded).

“Everything has been corrected,” said David Brown, vice president of operations for Jose Pepper’s.

The restaurant had no priority violations during an Aug. 26 follow-up inspection.

▪ One Eyed Jacks FSB, 5044 N.E. Parvin Road, had 9 critical violations during an Aug. 13 routine inspection, including no date-mark on pork in the walk-in cooler (employee stated pork was prepared the day before but the pork was discarded due to temperature issues).

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

The restaurant had 2 critical violations during an Aug. 21 follow-up inspection, and no critical violations during Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 follow-up inspections.

▪ The Drunken Fish, 14 E. 14th St., had 8 critical violations during a July 2 routine inspection, including a hot water heater that was leaking and the restaurant opened up with no hot water.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

The restaurant had 1 critical violation during a July 7 follow-up inspection, no critical violations during a July 11 follow-up inspection and 2 critical violations during an Aug. 8 routine inspection.

▪ KC Sushi, 7753 N.W. Prairie View Road, had 8 critical violations during an Aug. 18 routine inspection, including raw beef, scallops and shelled eggs held at improper temperatures in the cooler (food discarded).

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

The restaurant had 1 critical violation during an Aug. 29 follow-up inspection.

▪ Westport Cafe & Bar, 419 Westport Road, had 8 critical violations during an Aug. 15 routine inspection, including open employee beverages on prep tables and server lines throughout the kitchen (beverages discarded).

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

The restaurant had 1 critical violation during an Aug. 21 follow-up inspection.

▪ McCoy’s Public House & Brewkitchen, 4057 Pennsylvania Ave., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 5 routine inspection, including a large container of beans and corned beef held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

In a statement, James Westphal, partner, said: “All concerns were addressed and corrected during the inspection.”

The restaurant had 3 critical violations during an Aug. 12 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during an Aug. 22 follow-up inspection.

▪ McDonald’s, 6406 Troost Ave., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 7 routine inspection, including a manager who was eating and drinking and did not wash their hands before grabbing a cup for a customer.

“They corrected the violations immediately on-site,” said Neil Getzlow, spokesman for the Heartland Region of McDonald’s.

It had no critical violations during an Aug. 15 follow-up inspection.

▪ Pierpont’s at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 900, had 7 critical violations during a July 8 routine inspection, including cut tomatoes, tartar sauce, cooked pasta and raw beef held at improper temperatures, a repeat violation.

Restaurant officials did not return calls seeking comment on the violations.

It had no critical violations during a July 17 follow-up inspection.

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

The Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department cited this operation for 7 or more critical violations.

▪ Price Chopper, 12220 S. U.S. 71, Grandview, had 8 critical violations during an Aug. 21 inspection, including sandwiches, salads and soup held at improper temperatures in the cooler (food discarded).

The deli was reinspected on Aug. 25 and Sept. 2 had no critical violations.

Grocery store officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

For complete Jackson County inspection reports, go to www.jacksongov.org/fsi

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

▪ Bo Lings, 7105 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had 12 priority violations during an Aug. 20 routine inspection, including 16 containers of crème brûlée that were not date-marked (person in charge said they were prepared on Aug. 17. Crème brûlée was discarded).

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

▪ Nina’s Mexican Food & Desserts, 104 S. Fourth St., Edwardsville, had 11 priority violations during an Aug. 26 routine inspection, including tamales and hominy held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

A manager declined to comment.

Nina’s had 4 priority violations during a Sept. 10 follow-up inspection.

▪ T-Rex Cafe, 1847 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during an Aug. 21 routine inspection, including roasted chicken, steamed vegetables, butter, cooked pasta, lettuce, marinara sauce, sour cream, egg wash, Alfredo sauce, sour cream, sliced cherry tomatoes, coleslaw and house-made dressing held at improper temperatures (food items discarded).

In a statement, Keith Beitler, spokesman for T-Rex Cafe, said: “It is important in the restaurant business, and especially to us at T-Rex Cafe, that food safety measures are instituted and followed. We take pride in our guest experience and food handling. We have addressed the issues and will continue to maintain the high standards we have set for ourselves.”

The restaurant had no priority violations during a Sept. 9 follow-up inspection.

▪ Stix Legends, 1847 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during an Aug. 27 inspection following a complaint, including raw shrimp stored over raw beef in cooler (shrimp moved).

Restaurant officials declined to comment on the violations.

The restaurant had 1 priority violation during a Sept. 9 follow-up inspection.

▪ Newport Grill/Paradise Diner, 5501 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had 8 priority violations during an Aug. 21 routine inspection, including chicken held on steam table at improper temperature (the chicken was only on the steam table for less than one hour so the chicken was reheated).

“All the violations were corrected while the health inspector was still here,” said Paul Khoury, owner.

The restaurant had no priority violations during a Sept. 4 follow-up inspection.

▪ Taqueria Mexico, 3300 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 critical violations during an Aug. 27 follow-up inspection, including raw beef held above a container of cooked pork in the walk-in cooler (raw beef moved).

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

▪ China King, 3634 W. 135th St., Leawood, had 7 priority violations during a Sept. 2 routine inspection, including cooked pasta held overnight at improper temperature (pasta discarded).

“All the violations have been corrected,” said Rachel Pan, manager.

▪ El Pulgarcito, 5921 Merriam Drive, Merriam, had 7 priority violations during an Aug. 29 inspection following a complaint, including five pans of pork and cheese stuffing held at improper temperatures (food discarded).

“It is supposed to be a room temperature in order to be soft enough to stuff pupusa,” said Stacey Zamora, manager.

The restaurant had 1 priority violation during a Sept. 8 follow-up inspection.

▪ Taqueria Tacos El Tio, 78 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 26 routine inspection, including cooked pork in the cooler with a preparation date of Aug. 16 (pork discarded).

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls seeking 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

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