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Restaurant and grocery store inspections for Oct. 20

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited this operation for 7 or more health code violations:

▪ Golden Wheat Pizza & Bakery, 1415 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during an Oct. 13 routine inspection, including cut ham, sliced tomatoes, cooked sausage and cream held at improper temperatures (items discarded).

“We are going to be more strict on the employees to get the temperatures of the equipment at the right point. We are recording the temperatures every shift. They left a door open all night so it wasn’t cooling at the right temperatures,” said Octavio Sosa, owner.

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.

▪ Evergreen Wholesale Deli, 1414 Benton Blvd., had 13 critical violations during an Oct. 8 routine inspection, including dead fruit flies in the flour in the bakery kitchen (flour discarded).

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

▪ Carniceria El Torito, 6200 Independence Ave., had 12 critical violations during an Oct. 6 routine inspection, including moldy tomatoes and moldy green pepper in the walk-in coolers (food discarded).

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

Carniceria El Torito had 2 critical violations during an Oct. 6 inspection following a complaint and 12 critical violations during an Oct. 13 follow-up inspection.

▪ Cosentino’s Price Chopper, deli, 5800 Wilson St., had 12 critical violations during an Oct. 7 routine inspection, including baked chicken, refried beans, spare ribs, fried chicken, whole turkey, smoked meats and diced tomatoes held at improper temperatures.

“Most of those were on our smoker table and we had our technician recalibrate it to make sure it was keeping heat at the proper temperature,” said Jason Martinez, assistant store manager.

▪ China Dragon, 7809 N. Oak Trafficway, had 10 critical violations during an Oct. 1 routine inspection, including bin of cooked pork dated Sept. 23 (beyond the 7-day limit so pork was discarded).

A manager said the violations have been corrected.

China Dragon had 4 critical violations during an Oct. 7 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during an Oct. 13 follow-up inspection.

▪ Hayes Hamburgers and Chili, 2502 N.E. Vivion Road, had 9 critical violations during an Oct. 6 routine inspection, including tray of raw hamburger patties stored above cooked hot dogs and cooked noodles in the cooler.

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

Hayes Hamburgers and Chili had no critical violations during an Oct. 6 follow-up inspection and 3 critical violations during an Oct. 13 follow-up inspection.

▪ Mike’s Tavern, 5424 Troost Ave., had 9 critical violations during a Sept. 23 routine inspection, including a container of coleslaw dated Sept. 10, container of chili dated Sept. 12, and several containers of sauces dated Sept. 15 (beyond the 7-day limit so food was discarded).

“Everything was corrected on-site,” said Ray Dunlea, owner.

Mike’s Tavern had no critical violations during an Oct. 2 follow-up inspection.

▪ Malay Cafe, 6003 N.W. Barry Road, had 9 critical violations during a Sept. 29 routine inspection, including open bags of raw chicken stored above containers of shrimp.

“We have new employees and I am not there all the time because I have a health issue. When I am there these things don’t happen,” said William Fang, owner.

Malay Cafe had no critical violations during an Oct. 6 follow-up inspection.

▪ Red Wok, 9322 N. Oak Trafficway, had 9 critical violations during an Oct. 7 routine inspection, including a dead cricket by the rice warmer and cobwebs on boxes of take-out bags.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

Red Wok had no critical violations during an Oct. 15 follow-up inspection.

▪ L.C.’s Bar-B-Q, 5800 Blue Parkway, had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 8 routine inspection, including brisket held at improper temperatures (brisket discarded).

“Due to new employees not familiar with specific health code violations we are working diligently to get them up to speed. Going forward we continue to strive to be one of the best restaurants in Kansas City to meet health code requirements,” said Tonya Hammett, spokeswoman for L.C.’s.

▪ Waldo Pizza, 7433 Broadway, had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 1 routine inspection, including a violation when a server separated dirty dishes into a bus tub and then filled a glass with ice for a customer.

“We corrected almost all the violations on the spot and then addressed the others the next day,” said Phil Bourne, owner.

It had 1 critical violation during an Oct. 10 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during an Oct. 15 follow-up inspection.

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

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