Editor’s note: The Eagle is updating its out-of-compliance inspection database weekly this year. However, because the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed inspections, there may be no related story some weeks. You can search the database at www.kansas.com/databases.
Health inspectors found old fajita and French dip sandwich meats, broken water faucets, cockroaches, and other violations at five Sedgwick County businesses deemed out of compliance with state health rules between Sept. 11 and Sept. 26.
A list of the establishments — which includes three restaurants, a gas station and a Wichita elementary school — appears below with a summary of the problems Kansas Department of Agriculture inspectors noted on their reports. You can read specifics by searching The Eagle’s non-compliant database at www.kansas.com/databases. This list was compiled Sept. 28.
More than 80 businesses surveyed during those two weeks passed their inspections with few or no violations. You can see those at www.foodsafety.kda.ks.gov/FoodSafety/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx.
Violations are common and usually are fixed immediately. Businesses fall out of compliance when they have a certain number or type of problem that can lead to foodborne illnesses or ones that can’t be corrected right away, such as plumbing issues and pest infestations. Follow-up inspections typically happen within 10 days.
To complain about conditions at a business, email [email protected] or call 785-564-6767.
Out of compliance inspections for Sept. 11-26:
B&H Fast Trips, 2796 S. Seneca in Wichita — Three violations for broken hot water faucet, water not hot enough at sink by soda fountain, bowl and chop sticks sitting in handwashing sink
El Pollo Dorado, 128 W. 21st St. N. in Wichita — Three violations for flies, “pellet-like substance all over the bottom shelf of a prep table” that the restaurant says is pesticide, water not hot enough at handwashing sink because water heater was unplugged
Fat Ernie’s Family Dining, 2806 S. Hydraulic in Wichita — Six violations for turkey gravy and vegetable-beef soup at unsafe temperatures, sandwich- and salad-making ingredients at unsafe temperatures, no notice about undercooked meat and eggs risk on menus, no sanitizer testing strips, cockroaches
The Getaway Lounge, 428 S. Main in Garden Plain — Nine violations for improper food storage, queso not cooling quick enough, queso and green beans and mashed potatoes at unsafe temperatures, taco meat and buttermilk at unsafe temperatures, old fajita and French dip meat, old mashed potatoes, no advisory posted warning of risks of consuming undercooked food, no sanitizer testing kit, drain pipe from sink runs onto the floor
Griffith Elementary, 1802 S. Bluff in Wichita — One violation for water not hot enough at handwashing sinks in the girl’s bathroom
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