By: Robert Dewey | robert.dewey@kansasrestaurantinspections.com

Fort Scott, KS

The Butcher Block

1735 NATIONAL
Fort Scott, KS 66701
620-644-5115

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/4/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations The Butcher Block was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • The following open, commercially prepared, ready to eat foods in a reach in cooler were not discarded in seven days or less: one beef brisket dated Feb 26-20 and four slices of cheesecake dated Feb 20-20 (discarded). One container of made on site ready to eat cream cheese spinach stuffing was also not discarded in seven days or less, being dated 2-20-20 (discarded).
  • No test strips for chlorine sanitizer used in 3-vat sink. Manager mixed up some chlorine sanitizer that tested at 200 parts per million.
  • The mop sink faucet has a built-in backflow prevention device (atmospheric vacuum breaker). A long hose is attached to the faucet, with a sprayer on the end (unhooked). This is the wrong type of backflow prevention device for this application. Suggest a dual check valve screwed onto the faucet, than attach the hose to it. A photo of a dual check valve was e-mailed to the owner.
  • The cheese HACCP plan for vacuum packaging is not being followed. One package of vacuum packed Swiss American Sliced Cheese was dated sell by 2-23-20. It was in a cooler for sale and was not discarded (discarded). Also, for the cheese HACCP, no thermometer calibration log is being kept, and no date marking check log is being kept. For the raw meat vacuum packaging HACCP, no logs are being kept. No cooler/freezer logs, no date marking check log, and no thermometer calibration log.

Abbreviations used by inspectors:

AVB- An Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB) is a backflow prevention device used in plumbing to prevent backflow of non-potable liquids into the drinking water system
BOH- Back of the House
CFSM- Certified Food Safety Manager
COS- Corrected on-site during inspection
FCS- Food contact surface
PIC- Person-in-charge
PHF- Potentially Hazardous Foods
RIC- Reach in cooler
RTE- Ready to Eat
WIC- Walk-in cooler