When our inspectors check out an establishment, whether they are completing a pre-operational inspection to see if the place is ready to open, a required routine inspection or a needed reinspection to determine if needed corrections have taken place, the ideal outcome is for the inspector to see an establishment meeting all standards set by the FDA and the Kansas City Food Code.
Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Establishments often have noncritical violations or critical violations that can be corrected on the spot. Those may still require a follow-up inspection to make sure the corrections are still in place. Because our inspectors cannot be at all places at all times, we depend on you to contact us if you see something unsanitary at a food establishment. You may also call 311 or Environmental Public Health Program during office hours at 816-513-6315.
In a worst-case scenario, when either an inspector sees what is called an emminent health hazard (meaning conditins are in place that will likely lead to a food borne illness), or there are significant repeat critical and/or non-critical violations to indicate that the establishment is not aequately training staff, the Health Department has to sometimes shut down an establishment. Below are the recent closures (please note that the inspections are a snapshot in time and only indicate conditions at the time of the inspection. Once an establishment believes they have corrected a situatoin, they may contact us for a reinspection. If they have corrrected the violations, we do allow them to re0open for business.
- Aug. 13, 2015, Church’s Chicken, 8404 Wornall. We received a complaint of a significant pest control problem. Our inspector verified the complaint and suspended their food permit. On Aug. 17, Church’s Chicken contacted the Health Department and requested a re-inspection. The inspector noted that pest control measures were in place and that other violations noted in the closure inspection had been corrected, and re-opened them. Given the nature of pest control problems, the establishment will be re-inspected again to assure that pest control methods continue to be effective.
- Aug. 10, 2015, Charlie D’s & Sons, 3123 Swope Parkway. The inspector noted a significant back-up in the three compartment ink during a draing test. On Aug. 12, the establishment requested a re-inspection, The inspector noted that the plumbing situayion had been corrected and allowed the establishment to reopen for business at that time.
- Aug. 3, 2015, The Good Grill (deli), 7641 Troost Ave. Because the inspector was not granted access to inspect the facility for 30 days, and the permit holder was also not reachable for that time period, the permit has been suspended. As of Aug. 15, the establishment remains closed.