Dead and live cockroaches found in Westport restaurant's kitchen, ice bins and other places

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Health Department has temporarily closed a Westport restaurant after finding dozens of health code violations, including dead and living cockroaches in ice bins and other places.

During a routine inspection on Friday, Dec. 7, a health department inspector cited Sung Son – A Vietnemese Bistro, 4118 Pennsylvania Ave., with 59 violations, 10 of them marked as "critical."

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According to the food inspection report, the inspector found dead cockroaches in ice bins in the kitchen and at the bar, at the prep table in the kitchen, on an onion in the onion bin, in kitchen light shields and other places.

You can read the full food inspection report here: http://bit.ly/Z5V39X

Live cockroaches were found on the floor in the kitchen, on top of the soda machine in the kitchen, in an unused stove in the kitchen, on egg roll packages, in food bags removed from underneath a food prep table in the kitchen and other places.

Other critical violations included employees raw food being stored in a reach-in cooler above a water heater, mold in the ice machine, cooked foods being held out of temperature and/or without dates marked on them and others.

The restaurant must now pay $116 for a re-inspection that will occur within three to 10 days after the initial inspection.

Before it can reopen, management must demonstrate they have effective pest control methods in place and have no live roach activity during the re-inspection.

You can search Kansas City Health Department food inspection reports online by visiting http://bit.ly / TR8oPv .

Below is a list of areas where the inspector found roaches:

-- Observed dead cockroaches and cockroach egg sacks in the unused ice bin in the kitchen.
-- Observed live cockroaches on the floor under the handwashing sink in the kitchen.
-- Observed live and dead cockroaches on top of the unused soda dispensing machine in the kitchen.
-- Observed dead cockroaches on the prep table in the kitchen that holds the rice crock pot.
-- Observed live cockroaches crawling in the unused stove in the kitchen.
-- Observed live cockroaches and cockroach feces on and inside the egg roll packages in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous live cockroaches crawl out of the temperature control box underneath the dry storage reach in cooler in the kitchen when it was tapped.
-- Observed numerous dead cockroaches on the floor on the side of the kitchen reach in coolers.
-- Observed a dead cockroach carcass on an onion in the onion bin.
-- Observed dead cockroaches and cockroach feces on the paper towel packs stored on the food rack in the kitchen by the walk in cooler.
-- Observed numerous dead cockroaches on top of the water heater in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous dead cockroaches on the floor surrounding the water heater in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous dead cockroaches in the light shields throughout the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous live cockroaches congregating on the wall behind the water heater in the kitchen.
-- Observed cockroach egg sacks on top of the grease trap in the kitchen.
-- Observed live cockroaches in food bags that were removed from underneath the prep table in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous cockroaches crawling on the wall above and below the three compartment sink.
-- Observed numerous dead cockroaches in the corners below the prep table in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous live cockroaches in the crack below the prep table in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous live cockroaches scatter on the prep table in the kitchen when the utensil bin was moved.
-- Observed dead cockroaches on the prep table across from the dishwasher in the kitchen.
-- Observed dead cockroaches in the coils in the unused make table cooler in the kitchen.
-- Observed numerous live cockroaches congregating on the wall next to the noodle make table cooler.
-- Observed dead cockroach carcasses in the consumption ice bin at the bar.

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