Wichita KS Restaurant Inspections, Week of October 30 – November 5, 2022

Six Wichita-area restaurants and other businesses were found to be non-compliant in Kansas Department of Agriculture food safety and lodging inspections conducted Oct. 30 through Nov. 5.

Information about Sedgwick County businesses and their violations, compiled on November 11, appears below along with a summary of the issues inspectors noted in their reports. More details are posted in The Eagle’s searchable database of non-compliant restaurant and hotel inspections at www.kansas.com/databases.

Business owners who wish to clarify or comment on non-compliant inspection results can contact Eagle Reporter Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or [email protected] Comments will be added to online stories. Companies are listed alphabetically at the end of this article.

More than 50 companies surveyed from October 30 to November 5 passed their inspections with few or no violations. You can see them at www.foodsafety.kda.ks.gov/FoodSafety/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx.

Failing an inspection does not necessarily mean a business should close; it’s rare. Most violations are minor and are corrected immediately during an inspection.

Businesses don’t follow state rules when they have too many violations or certain types of issues that can increase a customer’s risk of getting a foodborne illness and also when a problem can’t be fixed immediately, such as pests and plumbing problems.

When a company goes bankrupt, it is usually re-inspected 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 Non-Compliance Inspections

All American Daves, 1551 N. Rock Road in Wichita – Seven violations during follow-up inspection Nov. 2. Cited for not labeling smoked turkey packaging with date opened, refrigerated foods including chicken and cheese were not cold enough, frozen meals awaiting shipment were out of the box fridge long enough to start thawing, wrong date on package of deli ham, old bang bang sauce, several items were incorrectly dated including ranch and spaghetti and veggies, plumbing issue, feces of fresh mice and urine under a display case at the service counter and along plumbing fixtures, the company vacuum-packed individual meals without proper approval. Next inspection: January 1.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1245 N. Rock Road in Derby — Four violations during a routine inspection on November 2. Quoted about mashed potatoes not being hot enough, refrigerated foods including chicken and queso dip were not cold enough, probe thermometer “was soiled with food residue unknown red”, rodent droppings on the floor behind the ice bin and inside the electrical panel cabinet near the desk. Next inspection: 12 Nov.

Best Western Plus Wichita West, 3800 W. Kellogg Dr. in Wichita – Four violations during a Nov. 2 inspection that followed an administrative order. Quoted about water not getting hot enough in sinks, employee didn’t rinse dish before sanitizing, no paper towels in kitchen sink to wash hands. Next inspection: January 2.

Chick-Fil-A, 10515 W. 21st St. in Wichita – A violation during a routine inspection on Nov. 1. Quoted about the water not being hot enough at the ladies bathroom sink. Next inspection: November 11.

Sam’s Club, 3084 N. Maize Road in Wichita – A violation during a routine inspection on Nov. 1. Cited for not having enough hot water in the bathroom sinks. Next inspection: November 11.

Target, 2727 N. Maize Road in Wichita – Violation during routine inspection Nov. 4. Quoted above about the water not being hot enough in the bathroom sinks. Next inspection: November 14.

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Amy Renee Leiker has reported for The Wichita Eagle since 2010. She covers crime, the courts and breaking news and updates the newspaper’s online databases. She is a mother of three children and loves to read outside of work. Contact her at 316-268-6644 or [email protected]

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