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Restaurant inspections for Sept. 23

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these restaurants for 7 or more priority health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

▪ Lucky Chinese Buffet, 7818 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a Sept. 12 routine inspection, including two live roaches on ceiling in back prep area and more than 30 dead roaches in the restaurant, the majority behind the fryers in the kitchen.

The owner declined to comment.

▪ The Egg & I Restaurant, 8180 W. 135th St., Overland Park, had 8 critical violations during a Sept. 15 routine inspection, including five strawberries with mold in walk-in cooler.

The manager said most of the violations were corrected on-site during the inspection.

▪ Sunny China, 4633 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a Sept. 15 routine inspection, including raw pork stored above sweet and sour sauce.

A manager declined to comment.

▪ Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, 7933 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 critical violations during a Sept. 15 inspection following a complaint, including turkey, bologna, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, broccoli cheddar soup, and cooked pasta held at improper temperatures.

“Everything was corrected on-site,” said David Barkman, owner.

Goodcents had no priority violations during a Sept. 29 follow-up inspection.

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.

▪ Green Duck Lounge & Grill, 2548 Prospect Ave., had 18 critical violations during a Sept. 3 routine inspection, including mouse droppings, and dead and live roaches in several areas of the operation (the previous pest control invoice was dated Aug. 29).

It had 11 critical violations during a Sept. 10 follow-up inspection and 8 critical violations during a Sept. 17 follow-up inspection.

Green Duck officials did not return phone calls.

▪ Smokehouse BBQ, Zona Rosa, 8451 N.W. Prairie View Road, had 16 critical violations during a Sept. 2 routine inspection, including ribs, chicken, brisket, pork, sliced turkey, sausage, salami, and beans held at improper temperatures in the cooler (food discarded). It had 2 critical violations during a Sept. 11 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials declined to comment.

▪  Zócalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria, Country Club Plaza, 620 W. 48th St., had 13 critical violations during an Aug. 27 routine inspection, including container of meat loaf in the walk-in cooler dated Aug. 16 (past the seven day limit so meat loaf was discarded). It had 4 critical violations during a Sept. 5 follow-up inspection, 1 critical violation during a Sept. 15 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a Sept. 18 follow-up inspection.

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

▪ Fusion Buffet, 4039 Mill St., had 9 critical violations during a Sept. 2 routine inspection, including fried shrimp, pork, and chicken hot-holding at improper temperatures at the buffet table (food reheated).

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

Fusion Buffet had no critical violations during a Sept. 12 follow-up inspection.

▪ Northern Lights Pizza Co., 7711 N.W. Prairie View Road, had 9 critical violations during a Sept. 4 routine inspection, including flies throughout the restaurant. It had 5 critical violations during a Sept. 9 follow-up inspection and 2 critical violations during a Sept. 19 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials declined to comment on the violations.

▪ Classic Cup Sidewalk Cafe, Country Club Plaza, 301 W. 47th St., had 7 critical violations during a Sept. 4 follow-up inspection, including container of chicken pot pie mix in cooler with a date-mark of July 31 (person in charge said it should have been marked Aug. 31) and container of risotto in the cooler with a date-mark of Oct. 4 (person in charge said it should have been marked Sept. 4).

Restaurant officials declined to comment on the violations.

It had no critical violations during a Sept. 18 follow-up inspection.

▪ Em Chamas Brazilian Grill, 6101 N.W. 63rd Terrace, had 7 critical violations during a Aug. 28 routine inspection, including beef Stroganoff held at improper temperatures on buffet table (beef Stroganoff reheated).

“Six violations were corrected while the inspector was here and the other violation, for the menu advisory for raw or undercooked food, has now been corrected on the menu,” said Sam Silvio, co-owner.

▪ Hardee’s, 6323 Independence Ave., had 7 critical violations during a Sept. 4 routine inspection, including no sanitizer at the sandwich section or at the chicken dredge station. It had 2 critical violations during a Sept. 11 follow-up inspection and 1 critical violation during a Sept. 17 follow-up inspection.

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

▪ Voltaire, 1617 Genessee St., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 29 routine inspection, including heavy whipping cream held at improper temperatures (cream discarded).

“There were three violations that I thought were absurd,” said Wes Gartner, partner. “One was for a can of insect spray that was left here when we moved in and nowhere near food. There was a damaged spatula handle that was discarded, and a violation for not having a disclaimer for raw or undercooked food but it is printed on all our menus. Everything was corrected and we are always striving to comply with the health code of Kansas City, Mo.”

Voltaire had no critical violations during a Sept. 11 follow-up inspection.

▪ Zach’s Deli, 1734 E. 63rd St., had 7 critical violations during an Aug. 28 inspection, including chicken wings held at improper temperatures (chicken discarded). It had 3 critical violations during a Sept. 4 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a Sept. 12 follow-up inspection.

“On that violation I was busy going in and out of the refrigerator and the temperature just dropped one or two degrees, I thought,” said Zach Mitchell, owner.

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

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