Here are area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to the original public record reports by city or county health inspectors and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Links to follow-up inspections are also highlighted.
Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up inspections show how each establishment has corrected or is working to correct any remaining violations.
If an inspection or follow-up report needs clarification, restaurant and grocery store owners can call Joyce Smith at 816-234-4692 or email her at email@example.com. The Star will post appropriate responses online in the same online locations as the original report.
In addition, if a restaurant is temporarily shut down, a comment from the owner will be requested and a more complete description will be included with the online report.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations.
▪ On the Go, 9134 Woodend Road, Edwardsville, had 12 priority violations during a June 29 routine inspection.
▪ La Chiquita Market, 1721 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a June 26 follow-up inspection.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture temporarily shut down the following operations for health code violations:
▪ China Garden Buffet, 5860 Antioch Road, Merriam, was temporarily closed due to a roach infestation after a June 18 inspection following a complaint.
It had 1 priority violation during a June 19 reopening inspection. It had 12 priority violations on a July 9 follow-up inspection and was temporarily shut down due to a roach infestation. It was reinspected on July 10 and the inspector found about 100 dead roaches throughout the restaurant, as well as several live roaches. It had 1 priority violation during a follow-up inspection on July 11 and was allowed to reopen.
Restaurant officials declined to comment.
It had 3 priority violations, including live roach and rodent activity and no working toilets. Live roaches and mouse droppings also were found during a June 18 follow-up inspection (the restaurant provided pest control invoices for June 16 and June 17). It had 1 priority violation during a June 19 reopening inspection when one roach was found and the restaurant was allowed to reopen. During a follow-up inspection on June 29 and the inspector found 3 live roaches and 7 fresh mouse droppings on a shelf where onions were stored.
Restaurant officials couldn’t be reached for comment.
For complete Kansas health inspections, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations:
▪ My Way Lounge, 6900 Prospect Ave., had 10 critical violations during a June 4 routine inspection. It had 2 critical violations during a June 12 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a June 19 follow-up inspection.
▪ Danny’s Big Easy, 1601 E. 18th St., had 8 critical violations during a June 3 routine inspection. It had 4 critical violations during a June 11 follow-up inspection, no critical violations during a June 16 inspection following a complaint and no critical violations during a June 18 follow-up inspection.
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and then search under the establishment’s name.
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