Fifteen companies, including several restaurants and stores, failed their Kansas Department of Agriculture food and accommodation safety inspections between November 21 and December 4. eating items in their coolers and plumbing and water issues, a Sedgwick County non-compliant inspection audit shows.
Information on the companies and violations, compiled on December 9, appears below along with a summary of the issues inspectors noted in their reports. More details, including descriptions of specific violations and dates of investigation, are posted in The Eagle’s searchable database of non-compliant restaurant and hotel inspections at www.kansas.com/ databases.
More than 100 companies surveyed in recent weeks passed their inspections with few or no violations. You can see them at www.foodsafety.kda.ks.gov/FoodSafety/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx.
Failure of an inspection does not necessarily mean that a business has to close; it’s rare. Most violations are minor and are immediately corrected on the spot.
Businesses do not follow state rules when they have too many violations or certain types of issues that can increase the risk of a customer contracting a foodborne illness, or when an issue cannot be resolved. immediately, like plumbing problems and pest infestations.
When a business fails the inspection, it is usually inspected again within 10 days.
To complain about conditions anywhere food is served or sold to the public, email [email protected] or call 785-564-6767.
Recent inspections for non-compliance
Bar & Grill, 2508 S. Oliver in Wichita – Four infractions for improper date marking on a bag of taco meat, old lettuce, no probe-type food thermometer, no paper towels in the sink. Next inspection: December 9.
The Bunnery, 1025 W. 29th St. N. in Wichita – Three violations for the dock bay door gap large enough to let pests into the building, dirty sheet trays, unclear if hoagies in cheddar cheese are stable, which could lead to the growth of microorganisms. Next inspection: December 29.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 619 S. Ridge Rd. In Wichita – Eleven offenses for employee not washing hands, raw turkey fallen on blueberries, raw poultry stored on top of turkey cooked in cold room, food stored at temperatures dangerous, pasta not marked with the date of preparation, old beef gravy, dirty pans, not disinfecting the dishes properly, water too cold in the bathroom sinks, plumbing problem, non-recording of the temperature of the food . Next inspection: December 11.
Mexican restaurant El Agave, 3236 N. Rock Rd. In Wichita – A violation for foods at unsafe temperatures. Next inspection: January 31.
El Fogon, 2604 N. Arkansas in Wichita – Nine offenses for moldy red sauce, raw burgers stored on open packages of food in a cooler, unsafe temperature taco meat, mystery orange sauce, no food thermometer in restaurant , dirty food slicer, rodent infestation. Next inspection: December 11.
Chinese Restaurant of the Great Wall, 2130 N. Tyler Rd. Ste. 60 in Wichita – Three offenses for keeping raw pork belly on celery in a cooler, sauce kept at unsafe temperature, green onions in a t-shirt bag. Next inspection: January 24.
Small cafe at the fire station, 120 N. Baltimore in Derby – Four offenses for food at dangerous temperatures, old salsa, cockroaches, bottle of chemicals without a label. Next inspection: December 13.
Ninza Sushi Bar, 8428 W. 13th St. N. Ste. 100 in Wichita – Two offenses for keeping raw beef and raw chicken over cooked crab in a colder chemical bottle without a label. Next inspection: January 29.
Regency Inn, 6125 W. Kellogg Dr. in Wichita – A violation for cockroaches. The date of the next inspection is not indicated.
River City Brewing Co., 150 N. Mosley in Wichita – Eight infractions for employees who store their personal food in the customer’s food prep area, moldy sausage, foods including sauces and coleslaw kept at unsafe temperatures, sausages without date opened, old chipotle barbecue, dirty and damaged containers and slicer. Next inspection: December 3.
Ross dress for less, 2740 N. Greenwich Ct. In Wichita – A violation for not having hot water in the bathroom sinks. Next inspection: February 2.
Target, 2024 N. Rock Rd. In Derby – Four offenses for not having supplies to test the strength of disinfectant, no soap or paper towels in the sink, rodent droppings on bread racks and evidence mouse in bread. Next inspection: December 10.
Thai Binh Supermarket, 1530 W. 21st St. N. in Wichita – Fourteen offenses for an employee who did not wash his hands after touching raw poultry, moldy vegetables, food, including eggs and sandwiches stored at unsafe temperatures, vacuum packaging food without approval, no consumer advisory issued with raw oysters for sale, vegetable storage in T-shirt bags, sprouts stored in cooler that won’t close, ice cream scoop broken, overflowing bucket, water damaged and broken ceiling tiles, greasy and dirty walls and floors, not properly sanitizing the meat saw. Next inspection: December 9.
Wichita Coffee Roasters Inc., 4428 West 29th Cir. S. in Wichita – Three infractions for dirty and damaged cardboard on coffee chute, sanitation issues, factory does not test bottled drinking water for coliforms. Next inspection: December 23.
Yokohama ramen joint, 613 West Douglas Ste. A in Wichita – No major violations listed. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is planning a follow-up inspection to ensure a refrigerated prep table is repaired. The date of the next inspection is not indicated.