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Restaurant & grocery store inspections for Dec. 18

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.

▪ Salsa Grill A Mexican Restaurant, 6508 Martway, Mission, had 18 priority violations during a Nov. 17 routine inspection, including cut leaf lettuce in reach-in cooler with brown edges and sitting in brown slimy liquid in a metal container (lettuce discarded).

“It was corrected immediately,” said Jon Lomshek, partner.

▪ Hy-Vee, 6655 Martway, Mission, had 14 priority violations during a Nov. 19 routine inspection, including raw pork sausage directly touching packages of raw turkey, and raw chicken stored directly above raw beef.

“All issues were corrected the day of the inspection,” said Dan Welsh, store director.

▪ Hen House, 11930 College Blvd., Overland Park, had 12 priority violations during a Nov. 13 routine inspection, including seven 1-pound packages of strawberries with mold on some of the berries in the produce display case, and packages of turkey and bologna in the deli not date-marked (strawberries and meat discarded).

“All the violations were corrected. It was far from our standards on the inspection,” said Gregg Frost, vice president of Hen House.

▪ Pilot, 4510 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 12 priority violations during a Nov. 13 routine inspection, including container of raw fish stored above raw chicken in the cooler.

“We have a lot of new employees and there was a lack of communication between employees and management. But everything has been taken care of,” said Sunny Roge, manager.

Pilot had 4 priority violations during a Nov. 20 follow-up inspection.

▪ El Rio Bravo Supermarket, 11 S. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 8 priority violations during a Nov. 23 inspection following a complaint, including spring salad mix held at improper temperatures (salad discarded).

El Rio Bravo officials did not return phone calls.

El Rio Bravo had no priority violations during a Dec. 3 follow-up inspection.

▪ New York Dawg Pound, 7702 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, had 8 priority violations during a Nov. 18 follow-up inspection, including hot dogs and baked potatoes held at improper temperatures (food reheated).

“We do our best to make sure that all the food is at the proper temperature. It was a mistake and it has since been corrected,” said Will Brown, owner.

▪ Pizza 51 West, 5938 Mission Road, Fairway, had 8 priority violations during a Nov. 17 routine inspection, including meatballs held at improper temperatures (meatballs discarded).

“Although according to Section 3-403.11 (D) the reheating process of hot holding foods allows up to 2 hours to reach a temperature of 135 degrees, we did not have proper documentation to show that the meatballs were in the middle of that process thus the food was discarded. Staff has been retrained regarding this process,” said Jason Pryor, 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.

▪ Danny’s Big Easy, 1601 E. 18th St., had 12 critical violations during a Nov. 5 routine inspection, including spoiled lettuce, green peppers and plums in the walk-in cooler.

Danny’s had 1 critical violation during a Nov. 12 follow-up inspection.

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

▪ Minsky’s Pizza Cafe & Bar, 7007 N.W. Barry Road, had 10 critical violations during a Nov. 12 routine inspection, including potatoes and roasted garlic with date-marks of Nov. 3, and lamb with a date-mark of Nov. 4 (beyond the 7-day limit so food was discarded).

“We work hard to resolve all critical violations and have policies in place to prevent future violations,” said Joshua Flowers, general manager.

Minsky’s had no critical violations during a Nov. 19 follow-up inspection.

▪ Thai House, 9938 Holmes Road, had 10 violations during a Nov. 5 routine inspection, including large can of Raid Max not approved for restaurant use.

Thai House had no critical violations during a Nov. 13 follow-up inspection.

“We corrected all the violations and the inspector came back for the follow-up and we passed on all counts,” said Douglas Mufuka, manager.

▪ Coda, 1744 Broadway, had 8 critical violations during an Oct. 22 routine inspection, including a new manager who lacked information on health code requirements.

Coda had no critical violations during an Oct. 28 follow-up inspection.

The new owner said he is working with the health department to meet codes.

▪ Mama Tio’s, 8026 Paseo Blvd., had 8 critical violations during a Nov. 10 routine inspection, including several foods past the 7-day limit in the walk-in cooler (foods were discarded).

Mama Tio’s had no critical violations during a Nov. 20 follow-up inspection.

A manager declined to comment on the violations.

▪ Taqueria El Corito, 6225 Winner Road, had 8 critical violations during a Nov. 3 routine inspection, including live roaches in the several areas of the establishment, such as the back prep area, on the ceiling, in hanging colander, and on the walls.

Taqueria El Corito had several follow-up inspections: It had 6 critical violations on Nov. 12, 1 critical violation on Nov. 14, 5 critical violations on Nov. 19, 2 critical violations on Nov. 21, 2 critical violations on Nov. 26, 1 critical violation on Dec. 3, and 1 critical violation on Dec. 10.

Restaurant officials declined to comment.

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

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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