The Kansas City Health Department has closed a westside restaurant after a health inspector found a fully intact dead buck inside a basement freezer.
Los Alamos Market and Cocina at 1667 Summit St. cannot reopen until the restaurant owner meets with health inspectors to work out concerns.
Owner Agustin Juarez told KCTV5’s Emily Rittman that a customer on Thursday asked to put a deer in the basement freezer for a few hours. By Friday, the customer had not picked up the deer but a health inspector came by at 12:45 p.m. Friday and undertook a 2 1/2 hour inspection.
An employee told the health inspector that ice was normally stored inside that freezer.
Juarez said he is working to prove the deer was killed legally and was not contaminated. He said the deer will go to a processor.
He stressed that the dead deer never came in contact with food.
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