Here are the area food establishments that were temporarily shut down by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. They have since been reinspected and have reopened:
▪ KFC, 7517 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a July 16 routine inspection. It was temporarily closed due to at least 10 live roaches under the hot hold unit.
It had 2 priority violations during a July 16 re-opening inspection when 4 live roaches were found. It had 1 priority violation during a follow-up inspection on July 17 for a dozen small flying insects at the drain under the 3-compartment sink. It was allowed to reopen.
It had 1 priority violation during a July 27 follow-up inspection.
Company officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
▪ Reyna’s Bakery & Distributing Inc., 727 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a July 7 routine inspection and was temporarily shut down due to live roaches in the establishment.
It had 1 priority violation when two live roaches were found in a bathroom during a July 9 re-opening inspection. The person in charge provided a pest control invoice with a service date of July 7.
It had no priority violations during a July 22 re-opening inspection.
“We do have an exterminator going in weekly and we had zero violations. We gave everyone classes. Our priority is to be as safe as we can for the customers,” said Jesus Reyna, owner.
▪ Thai Orchid Restaurant, 6504 Martway St., Mission, had 13 priority violations during a July 29 routine inspection and was temporarily closed due to live roach activity and lack of adequate refrigeration.
It had no critical violations during an Aug. 4 follow-up inspection.
The owner declined to comment.
▪ Wolfe-Es, 842 Osage, Kansas City, Kan., was temporarily closed after a July 17 inspection following a complaint. It had 10 priority violations and was temporarily closed due to about 90 live roaches found under the ice machine, in glue traps under the make table, on the floor of the food prep area and other places in the establishment.
It had 1 priority violation during a July 20 follow-up inspection when 5 live roaches were found in various locations, along with numerous dead roaches, dead flies and other dead insects. The restaurant had invoices for exterminator services on July 18 and July 20 and it was allowed to re-open.
It had no critical violations during a July 31 follow-up inspection.
Wolfe-Es officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
For complete Kansas health inspections, visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results
The Kansas City Health Department temporarily shut down a restaurant and a food truck. They have since reopened.
It had 2 critical violations during a June 19 follow-up inspection.
It had 1 critical violation during a June 26 follow-up inspection and was allowed to was reopen.
The owner declined to comment.
▪ Blue Moose food truck, 520 W. 75th St., had 5 critical violations during a June 27 routine inspection and was temporarily shut down when the cold holding equipment and foods were out of temperature and it had no hot water.
“Most of the violations were the result of a generator that went out. A new generator has been purchased and arrangements have been made for a re-inspection,” said Chris Sutton, chief executive officer of KC Hopps, owners of the food truck.
For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and search under the establishment’s name.
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