Korma Sutra Cuisine of India, 7217 W. 110th St., Overland Park, temporarily shut down earlier this month due to a roach infestation. It has since reopened.
Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture found a dozen priority violations during a Nov. 4 inspection, including a roach infestation.
The inspector found 60 to 70 live roaches on shelves in the equipment storage area in the dish washing area, 50 to 60 live roaches under an insulated plate on the side of the hot water heater in the kitchen, 15 to 20 live roaches in drop ceiling brackets in kitchen area above the hand washing sink, 10 live roaches under the prep table in dish washing area, seven live roaches in area under the reach-in-cooler in the kitchen, 20 to 25 live roaches crawling around single use lids in wait station area, and 10 live roaches on a glue trap in the wait station.
When the owner grabbed the lids, the inspector said roaches scattered and one was later seen crawling on the owner’s shirt.
The owner stated he had pest control services, but no invoices were produced during the inspection.
▪ It had 2 priority violations during a Nov. 5 reopening inspection. Due to the infestation of roaches in the restaurant, including in the dining area, the restaurant was not allowed to reopen.
▪ It had 2 priority violations during a Nov. 6 reopening inspection. Due to roach infestation, an imminent health hazard still existed, according to the inspection report. The owner said his pest control service had been out on Nov. 4, twice on Nov. 5 and once on Nov. 6.
▪ It had 2 priority violations during a Nov. 9 reopening inspection. Due to the live roach infestation and one live mouse observed, an imminent health hazard still existed.
▪ It had 2 priority violations during a Nov. 10 reopening inspection. Due to roach infestation, an imminent health hazard still existed.
▪ It had 1 priority violation during a Nov. 12 reopening inspection. The inspector found 3 roaches in the kitchen area.
On Wednesday, officials with the Kansas Department of Agriculture said Korma Sutra was allowed to reopen, “a decision that was made based on the number and location of any roaches in the facility as well as control steps taken by the business during the closure period.”
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