The Jackson County Public Works/Environmental Health Division conducts inspections anywhere food is handled, prepared and served to the public for cities other than Independence.
• Dollar General, 1800 S.W. U.S. 40 – On May 9, dented cans were found on the shelving unit for sale; corrected.
• Subway, 600 N.E. Coronado Drive – On May 9, hot hold items were being held below 135 degrees; discarded and new items were prepared. The manager will ensure employees reheat already prepared food items to 165 degrees and that warming well is preheated before use.
• Thailand Restaurant, 719B N.W. M-7 – On May 10, a can opener had a build-up of food debris on the blade; corrected.
• Indian Mix Grill, 1214 N.W. M-7 – On May 11, raw chicken was stored above milk and raw beef was stored above onion sauce; corrected, repeat violation, re-inspection required. Establishment was not using chemical sanitizer for cleaning except for in the dish washer; corrected.
• Cosentino's Price Chopper Kitchen/ Salad Bar/ Smoked Meats, 1305 N. M-7 – On May 17, raw beef was stored above green beans in the walk-in cooler; corrected.
• Class Reunion Nightclub, 1200 N. M-7 – On May 18, a bottle of sanitizer was unlabeled, and a bottle of sanitizer was left on top of the ice machine; both were corrected.
• Courtyard by Marriott, 1500 N.E. Coronado Drive – On May 21, chemicals were stored directly next to single service gloves and above plastic food wrap; corrected.
• Denny's, 1105 N. M-7 – On May 21, the reach-in salad bar cooler internal air temperature was 68 degrees; discarded, re-inspection required.
• Jack in the Box, 808 N. M-7 – On May 21, both microwaves had a large build-up of food debris inside; corrected.
• Winstead's, 905 S. M-7 – On May 22, raw beef was stored above cheese and tuna salad; corrected. A reach-in cooler next to the grill was out of temperature; all potentially hazardous food was discarded, re-inspection required.
• Sonic Drive-In, 801 N.W. Woods Chapel Road – On May 23, multiple containers of food in the reach-in coolers were undated; corrected. There was a build-up of pink residue in the soda nozzles; corrected.
• The Big Biscuit, 530 N. M-7 – On May 23, a container of ham was held past its discard date; corrected.
• Dirty Harry's Pub, 3100 S.W. M-7 – On May 25, the ice bucket was broken around the open rim; discarded.
• Bob Evans, 1117 N. M-7 – On May 29, a package of raw fish was stored in same in container as packaged raw beef; corrected.
• China Kitchen, 1108 N.W. Woods Chapel Road – On May 29, peas and carrots were by the raw chicken in the make-ready table; corrected.
• Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St. – On May 29, the ice machine had a black and orange build-up inside; re-inspection required.
• Casey's General Store, 200 E. Monroe St. – On May 21, containers of meat were held past the discard date; corrected. Soda nozzles had a build-up of residue inside of them; corrected.
• Price Chopper Kitchen/Deli/Salad Bar, 1191 N.E. McQuerry Road – On May 9, a large can of food had a sharp dent on the seal; discarded.
• Casey's General Store, 1111 Buckner-Tarsney Road – On May 21, multiple containers of food were held past the discard date in the reach-in cooler; discarded. The chemical sanitizer was too strong; corrected.
• Highway 7 General Store, 12416 S. M-7 – On May 14, inspectors found a cooler out of temperature; all potentially hazardous food was discarded and chemical poured over it, re-inspection required. The soda nozzles for drink flavoring had a build-up of pink residue within them; corrected. Moldy strawberries were observed; discarded.
• El Ranchero, 547 & 549 S.E. Melody Lane – On May 9, large containers of chicken, beef and tomatoes were found undated; corrected, repeat violation, re-inspection required.
• Pizza Street, 527 S.E. Melody Lane – On May 10, three spray bottles containing chemicals were unlabeled; corrected. A cooler was found out of temperature, the reach in portion of the cooler had an ambient air temperature of 51 degrees and internal thermometer was reading 50 degrees; contents were discarded, re-inspection required.
• Sabor Latino, 607 N.E. Woods Chapel Road – On May 10, an employee was observed using their phone and then cooking without washing hands; corrected through discussion. Potentially hazardous food in the reach-in cooler was found undated; corrected.
• Mali Thai Bistro, 579 S.E. Melody Lane – On May 11, raw beef was stored above raw fish in a reach-in cooler; corrected. The can opener had an accumulation of white and brown residue on it; corrected.
• Chili's Grill & Bar, 1688 N.W. Chipman Road – On May 11, the soda gun nozzle at the bar had an accumulation of black build-up; corrected.
• Cross Creek, 3320 N.E. Wilshire Drive – On May 14, potentially hazardous food in reach in coolers were past their discard by date; discarded.
• Fireside Restaurant, 400 N.W. Murray Road – On May 14, raw chicken was stored above cooked beef and raw ground beef in the walk-in cooler; corrected.
• Lee's Summit Medical Center, 2100 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On May 14, a cooler was observed out of temperature; all potentially hazardous items were discarded, items that were freshly prepped were moved back into a working cooler. A re-inspection is required.
• Wilshire at Lakewood Care Center, 600 N.E. Meadowview Drive – On May 14, the reach-in cooler was not holding food at 41 degrees; the cooler is not to be used until it holds proper temperatures, re-inspection required. An employee was observed using a phone and then preparing cleaned dishes for cooking; corrected through discussion.
• Side Pockets, 224 N.W. Oldham Road – On May 15, multiple pans of ready-to-eat food were not dated or were dated wrong; corrected. An opened partial bottle of water was stored on top of container of meatballs in the walk-in freezer, and raw chicken was stored above cooked chicken in the walk-in cooler; both were corrected.
• Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit, 1098 N.E. Independence Ave. – On May 15, potentially hazardous food in the walk-in cooler were undated; items made yesterday were dated; other items were discarded.
• Sonic Drive-In, 1135 N.E. Douglas St. – On May 16, toxics were stored on prep areas; corrected.
• Waffle House, 1699 N.E. Douglas St. – On May 16, the dish washer rinse cycle on the hot water sanitizing machine was not getting hot enough to turn test strip; corrected, repeat violation, re-inspection required.
• Jazzy B's, 1803 N.E. Colbern Road – On May 16, a large container of pasta salad and also potatoes were undated; corrected. Raw eggs were stored above raw fish; corrected.
• Sonic Drive-In, 1135 N.E. Douglas St. – On May 16, toxics were stored on prep areas; corrected.
• Summit Hickory Pit BBQ, 1012 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On May 16, multiple containers of meat were not date marked in the reach-in coolers, and raw fish was stored underneath raw beef; both were corrected.
• Summit Grill & Bar, 4835 N.E. Lakewood Way – On May 17, there was a build-up on the soda nozzles at the server station near the main bar; corrected. The Chlorine sanitizer tested at 0ppm in the kitchen dish washer; corrected.
• The Peanut, 219 S.E. Main St. – On May 17, the meat slicer was dirty and had a lot of debris inside of it, and the soda nozzles at the bar had a yellow residue inside of them; both were corrected, re-inspection required. A dirty ladle was hanging in the clean utensil area; corrected. A large container of chili was held multiple days past its discard date; corrected. A bottle of sanitizer was found next to cooked bacon on a counter; corrected.
• Third Street Social, 123 S.E. 3rd St. – On May 21, an employee drink was on a prep table without a lid; corrected. A reach in cooler with make table was out of temperature; all potentially hazardous foods were discarded, re-inspection required.
• Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 910B N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On May 23, sanitizing solution did not register any sanitizing chemical when tested; corrected.
• Aikou, 608 N.E. M-291 – On May 23, raw chicken was stored above raw beef, noodles and raw shrimp in different areas of the walk-in cooler; corrected, re-inspection required. A cooler was out of temperature; all potentially hazardous items were discarded, re-inspection required.
• New China 88, 541 S.E. Melody Lane – On May 23, the meat slicer had a build-up of debris inside of it; corrected.
• Sarpino's Pizzeria, 506J S.E. M-291 – On May 24, the can opener had a build-up of residue on it and there was a white residue inside one of the clean ladles; both were corrected.
• The Fig Tree Café & Bakery, 817 N.E. Rice Road – On May 24, glass cleaner was next to the open coffee filters; corrected. Pre-marinated chicken and hamburger patties were in the walk-in cooler without dates; corrected. The dish machine sanitizer bucket was empty; corrected.
• Tokyo Grill, 1626 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On May 24, broccoli was being prepped on the 3-compartment sink directly next to a tall bottle of detergent. Some of the broccoli had spilled out onto the counter and underneath the detergent and was discarded. The detergent was moved away from exposed food. Multiple bins of prepped vegetables and cooked crab rangoon were not labeled with dates in the walk-in cooler; corrected. Upon discussion, food-contact surfaces of equipment and prep tables were only being cleaned with soapy water; corrected through discussion.
• Long John Silvers/A&W, 707 N.E. Rice Road – On May 25, multiple soda nozzles had a large accumulation of brown residue inside of them; corrected. Employees from the previous inspection were still on the schedule without their food handler permit. They were given 30 days to submit their permits or take the employees off of the schedule; re-inspection required.
• Lucky Wok, 3536 S.W. Market St. – On May 29, a knife was cleaned without being sanitized, raw meat was stored above ready-to-eat food, and children were walking around the kitchen at the time of inspection.
• Dirty Don's Bargain Center, 9700 E. 56th St. – On May 24, mouse droppings were observed throughout the establishment, in the storefront area and in the warehouse area.
– Jillayne Ritchie