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.

Blue Springs

• China Town Café, 756 W. U.S. 40 – On March 14, the can opener had a white food residues on the blade; corrected. Time was not being kept for the sushi bar; corrected.

• Rancho Grande Cantina, 501 N.W. Jefferson St. – On March 15, inspectors found two unlabeled chemical bottles; corrected.

Grain Valley

Country Oak Village, 101 Cross Creek Drive – On March 20, containers of food held in the refrigerator were not date marked; corrected. Employees did not wash their hands when arriving in the kitchen from outside or after handling dirty dishes; corrected. Raw chicken was stored on the top shelf above ready-to-eat foods; corrected.

Lee's Summit

• Longboards Wraps and Bowls, 506 S.E. M-291 – On March 5, the quaternary ammonium sanitizer was too strong; corrected.

• Neighborhood Cafe, 104 S.E. 3rd St. – On March 5, the reach-in cooler next to the hand washing sink was not maintaining temperature; all potentially hazardous food was discarded and chemical poured over it, re-inspection required. The ice machine had a build-up of a white/yellow residue within it; re-inspection required.

• El Ranchero, 547 and 549 S.E. Melody Lane – On March 6, the can opener had a build-up of residue and debris on it, and multiple containers of food had no dates on them; both violations were corrected. An employee working with raw chicken stopped to take a sip of his drink without removing their gloves and then went back to working with the chicken; corrected through discussion.

• Fazoli's, 498 S.E. M-291 – On March 6, dishes that had spilled food on them were stacked on clean dishes; corrected.

• La Fuente Mexican Restaurant, 899 S.W. Lemans Lane – On March 7, a container of raw chicken was stored on top of packages of raw fish. Inspectors found an unlabeled chemical spray bottle.

• Mali Thai Bistro, 579 S.E. Melody Lane – On March 7, an unlabeled bottle of blue solution was found in the ware washing area; corrected. Numerous employee water bottles were located around the kitchen; corrected through discussion.

• Pizza Street, 527 S.E. Melody Lane – On March 7, a drink and plate of baked goods were found on top of the cans of sauce and over bins of spices; corrected. The chlorine sanitizer in the dish washer was not at a high enough concentration; corrected.

• Red Lobster, 670 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On March 7, the bottom of the tall reach-in cooler at the end of the cooks line had a build-up of food residue and debris; corrected.

• Siki Japanese Restaurant, 601 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On March 7, the knife holder on the cooks roller cart was dirty; corrected.

• Target Store (Grocery), 1850 N.W. Chipman Road – On March 7, multiple dented cans were found on the shelves; cans were discarded.

• Summit Hickory Pit BBQ, 1012 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On March 8, a dirty salad prep bowl was left in the salad prep cooler; corrected.

• Habanero's, 1008 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On March 8, dirty tongs were stored with clean tongs, and multiple containers of tomatoes had no date on them; corrected.

• Filling Station BBQ, 333 S.E. Douglas St. – On March 9, the chlorine sanitizer was insufficient in concentration; corrected.

• Y-Leave Cafe & Vending – South, 777 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On March 9, a severely dented can was stored on the food shelf; corrected.

• Summit Grill and Bar, 4835 N.E. Lakewood Way – On March 9, the ice bucket was chipped on the top edge, and the can opener had a build-up of debris; corrected.

• Sabor Latino, 607 N.E. Woods Chapel Road – On March 9, raw eggs were on the same shelves on as the lettuce and carrots; corrected.

• Minit Mart, 300 S. M-291 – On March 9, the chemical sanitizer was not at a high enough concentration; corrected.

• Lee's Summit Medical Center, 2100 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On March 12, inspectors found vacuum sealed fish thawing in a refrigerator without opening the seal first; discarded.

• Llewelyn's Pub, 301 S.E. Douglas St. – On March 12, containers of shrimp and potstickers were held past their discard date; corrected. All three bar dish washers did not have sufficient chemical sanitizer being dispensed through them; corrected, repeat violation, re-inspection required.

• Rush Hour, 901 N.E. Colbern Road – On March 12, the reach-in cooler in the back was not holding temperature because it was on the warmest setting; food was discarded and chemical poured over it, and the temperature was turned down.

• Big Whiskey's, 860 N.W. Blue Pkwy. – On March 12, chemical bottles were found through out the establishment stored above food and clean dishes; corrected. There was sticker residue on dishes stored on the clean dish rack; repeat violation, re-inspection required. The can opener blade had an accumulation of dry food debris on it; corrected.

• Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta, 705 S.E. Melody Lane – On March 13, the make table cooler in the front and back of the establishment were not holding temperature; all potentially hazardous food was discarded and chemical poured over them, re-inspection required.

• New China 88, 541 S.E. Melody Lane – On March 13, raw beef was stored underneath raw chicken in the walk-in cooler; repeat violation, re-inspection required. Many containers of cooked breaded chicken were not labeled with a date; corrected.

• St. Luke's Hospital, 100 N.E. St. Luke's Blvd. – On March 13, a couple of dirty ladles were stored in the clean utensils; corrected. The make table cooler in the back used for omelets across from the grill was not holding temperature on the right side; repeat violation, re-inspection required.

• Hy-Vee Market Grille/Kitchen/ Italian/Chinese/ Salad Bar, 310 S.W. Ward Road – On March 13, the food in the hot display cases were not at 135 degrees or above; employee stated that dials had been adjusted in an effort to help food quality. Inspectors allowed the food to be reheated to 165 degrees, re-inspection required. The middle shelf of rotisseries chicken were not held at 135 degrees or above; food was discarded, re-inspection required. Cold potentially hazardous foods were not held at 41 degrees or below in the cooks drawers located under the grill top; food was discarded. The cooler had been unplugged, after plugging in the cooler the drawers held at 35 degrees.

• Addington Place of Lee's Summit, 2160 S.E. Blue Pkwy. – On March 14, the microwave had a build-up of residue within it, and the can opener had a build-up of residue on it; corrected.

• Jefferson Health Care, 615 S.W. Oldham Pkwy. – On March 14, chemicals were stored directly above food on the office storage rack; corrected.

• Langsford House, 525 S.E. 2nd St. – On March 14, the dish washer was not reaching the appropriate temperature; dishes are to be washed in the 3-compartment sink until it can be fixed, re-inspection required.

• Smoke Brewing Company, 209 S.E. Main St. – On March 14, inspectors found multiple bottles of unlabeled chemical sanitizer; corrected. Raw meat was stored above ready-to-eat foods; corrected. Multiple containers of cooked meat and other prepared foods did not have dates on them in the coolers; corrected. Vacuum sealed fish in the refrigerator was thawed and had not removed from its seal before the process occurred; discarded.

– Jillayne Ritchie