March health code inspections: 5 businesses found out of compliance
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Several businesses in Douglas County failed state health code inspections in March.
Each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov.
There, you can find details about specific violations, which can vary. Noncritical citations include unlabeled products, improperly stored cleaning materials, minor plumbing issues and more. Critical violations include cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods, insect and rodent issues, unclean food preparation areas and more.
Some violations may be corrected during the inspection, while others take longer to fix and require follow-up inspections.
All businesses, even those listed out of compliance, met the basic requirements to safely remain open, unless otherwise noted.
With this regular report I try to provide basic information about food inspections in Douglas County. But because of the sheer volume of inspections, it’s difficult to offer detailed information about each establishment.
Here are Douglas County inspection results for March:
• Aladdin Cafe, 1021 Massachusetts St., last had an inspection because of a complaint on March 26, and 12 violations were found. The cafe is currently listed as out of compliance.
• Dillons Food Store, 4701 W. Sixth St., last had a routine inspection on March 28, and four violations were found. The grocery store is currently listed as out of compliance.
• Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1115 Massachusetts St., last had a follow-up inspection on March 26, and two violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.
• Comfort Inn & Suites, 151 McDonald Drive, last had an inspection because of a complaint on March 22, and 15 violations were found. The hotel is currently listed as out of compliance.
• The Basil Leaf Cafe, 616 W. Ninth St, last had an inspection for licensing on March 19, and 11 violations were found. The cafe is currently listed as out of compliance.
A longtime downtown Lawrence restaurant, Free State Brewing Co., that was shut down for a day in February because of cockroaches passed a follow-up inspection in March:
• Free State, 636 Massachusetts St., last had a follow-up inspection on March 11, and no violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as in compliance.
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