MISSOURI: Cityscape – Restaurant inspections
Posted: March 25th, 2011 - 10:50am
Source: The Kansas City Star
Food service operations recently inspected by the Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Public Works Department with three or more critical violations included:
•El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 800 S.W. Sunset Ave., Blue Springs, had four critical violations during a March 10 inspection. They included: Rice on the cook’s line was held at unsafe temperatures.
A manager had no comment.
•Minsky’s Pizza Café & Bar, 632 N.E. Missouri 291, Lee’s Summit, had three critical violations during a March 15 inspection. They included: Pans of cooked pasta, cooked chicken and imitation crab meat in walk-in cooler were not date-marked.
“All the violations were corrected at the time of the inspection,” said owner Steve Parker.
•Westside Grill & Bar, 221 S. Missouri 291, Lee’s Summit, had five critical violations during a March 14 inspection. They included: Numerous containers of cooked and/or ready-to-eat foods were not date-marked in coolers.
“We get deliveries three times a week and everything is fresh. We have some new kitchen employees who failed to put stickers on the incoming food, and it won’t happen again,” said Toni Fletcher, owner.
For complete Jackson County inspection reports, go to www.jacksongov.org/FSI/.
The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed the following restaurants:
•Church’s Chicken, 9325 Blue Ridge Blvd., had eight critical violations during a Feb. 18 inspection including a sink backup.
In a statement, Church’s spokeswoman Bonnie Warschauer said: “There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our customers. Compliance in keeping our restaurants clean and satisfying our guests are top priorities for Church’s Chicken restaurants. While we regret that this happened, our franchisee acted immediately to correct all the issues. The restaurant was given a clean bill of health the following day from the health department and opened immediately following the inspection.”
•Katie’s Kitchen, 4600 Madison Ave., had three critical violations during a Feb. 18 inspection including a sink backup.
According to the health department, the restaurant corrected the plumbing situation and other critical violations, was re-inspected and was allowed to reopen the same afternoon.
A manager had no comment.
Potato Bar and Salad Bar in Crown Center (also known as Potatoes & More), 2450 Grand Blvd., had three critical violations during a March 17 inspection including a sink that was draining directly onto the floor and a hand-washing sink in the food preparation area that was not operational.
The establishment corrected the situation and was allowed to reopen on March 18.
“The plumber came in and was trying to fix it. He left and the inspector came before the plumber came back. After 10 years of operation the inspector wanted a new hand-washing sink in the back. I don’t understand it,” Sy Avesta, owner.
For complete Kansas City inspection reports, visit www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm
The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited the following restaurants for six or more critical health code violations. Most critical violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
Fronteras Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 7779 Quivira Road, Lenexa, had 10 critical violations during a Jan. 7 inspection following a complaint. They included: Stewed chicken and taco meat at unsafe temperatures and raw shell eggs at unsafe temperatures.
It had no critical violations during a Jan. 21 follow-up inspection.
“Immediate actions were taken after the code violations were made. None of the food was served to customers,” said Salvador De La Torre, owner, through a translator.
Mexico Lindo No. 3, 719 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 17 critical violations during a March 1 routine inspection. They included: Cheese kept at unsafe temperatures on the steam table, and raw chicken, cooked tamales and chile rellenos held at unsafe temperatures on the make-table.
It had two critical violations during a March 15 follow-up inspection.
“We are doing everything that is in our hands to do to have the best establishment,” said Martin Cervantes, manager.For complete reports on Kansas restaurant inspections, go to www.ksda.gov/food_safety/
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