The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
▪ El Camino Real, 1147 Argentine Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a Nov. 10 follow-up inspection, including raw fish stored above a container of ready-to-eat soup.
Restaurant officials declined to comment.
El Camino Real had 5 priority violations during a Nov. 20 follow-up inspection.
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▪ Queen’s Price Chopper, 7201 W. 151st St., Overland Park, had 8 priority violations during a Nov. 19 follow-up inspection, including 4 packages of smoked turkey in the cooler with a preparation date of Nov. 10 (beyond the 7-day limit so turkey discarded).
“Everything was corrected on-site that day,” said Dan Daugherty, store manager.
Queen’s Price Chopper had 3 priority violations during a Dec. 2 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.
▪ Hong’s Buffet & Mongolian Grill, 6151 N.W. Barry Road, had 18 critical violations during a Nov. 7 routine inspection, including raw beef, crab Rangoon dip, cooked chicken, raw chicken, sushi, cut honeydew melon and chopped garlic in oil held at improper temperatures.
Hong’s Buffet had 3 critical violations during a Nov. 14 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a Nov. 24 follow-up inspection.
Restaurant officials didn’t return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
▪ Iron Wok, 6411 N.W. 72nd St., had 10 critical violations during a Nov. 7 routine inspection, including two tubs of cooked chicken and shelled eggs held at improper temperatures.
Iron Wok had 4 critical violations during a Nov. 14 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a Nov. 24 follow-up inspection.
Restaurants officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.
▪ Ming Garden, 4311 N.E. Chouteau Trafficway, had 10 critical violations during an Oct. 29 inspection following a complaint, including raw chicken particles left inside of flour used for coating chicken.
A manager declined to comment.
Ming Garden had 2 critical violations during a Nov. 5 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a Nov. 18 follow-up inspection.
▪ Chiefs Levy Main Kitchen, One Arrowhead Way, had 8 critical violations during a Nov. 2 routine inspection, including chicken wings held at improper temperatures (wings discarded).
Chiefs Levy Main Kitchen had no critical violations during a Nov. 16 follow-up inspection.
Levy officials declined to comment on the violations.
▪ Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 4814 Roanoke Parkway, had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 29 routine inspection, including two containers of lemon aioli with a date-mark of Oct. 7 in the cooler (employee said the container was mislabeled), a container of mustard sauce at the bar with a date-mark of Oct. 16 (sauce discarded), and a container of hock with a date-mark of Oct. 17 (employee said this was the date it was placed in the freezer).
Sheila Lucero, executive chef, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, in Colorado, said in a statement: “Some of the infractions on the inspection report were construction-related and all violations were taken care of with the inspector on site at that time. Items 49 and 54 are both items that were construction related, and we had passed on all construction requirements just two weeks earlier in order to get our food service license. No. 49 is the same thing listed twice or at least referring to the same infraction. Item No. 1 and No. 27 are the same infraction and No. 27 is listed twice as well. ...It doesn't seem fair that we would be included on this list, when in fact there were less than 8 critical violation infractions. Jax Fish House is proud, and honored to bring delicious safe seafood the Kansas City with our continued 20 year track record.”
But Jeff Hershberger, spokesman for the health department, said it stands by the report and the critical violations listed in it.
“If the permit holder has concerns about the report, we encourage them to contact us. We would be happy to discuss the various violations with the permit holder and help them understand why they are documented as they are,” he said.
For example, No. 27 involves two very similar but separate requirements, he said. One requirement is to have an approved plan for how to deal with a potentially hazardous steps in a procedure, and the second requirement is to follow that approved plan.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar had no critical violations during a Nov. 3 follow-up inspection.
▪ Ramada Inn Conference Center, 1601 N. Universal Ave., had 9 critical violations during an Oct. 28 routine inspection, including old food/water with mold inside cup and bowl at the coffee station.
Ramada Inn had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 29 follow-up inspection, 7 critical violations during a Nov. 7 follow-up inspection, 3 critical violations during a Nov. 14 follow-up inspection, 2 critical violations during a Nov. 19 follow-up inspection, and 1 critical violation during a Nov. 26 follow-up inspection.
“We have always cooperated with the health department and we just make sure we correct anything immediately,” said Marcy LaLonde, general manager.
For complete reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity
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