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

El Dorado, KS

Golden Asian Cuisine

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/23/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Golden Asian Cuisine was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

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

  • In the walk-in cooler there was a bag of shredded cheese that was heavily molded and in a box there were lemons that were heavily molded. COS the cheese and lemons were voluntary discarded. In dry storage there was a small bag of rice flour that had evidence of mice chewing through the bag. COS The rice flour was discarded.
  • In the walk-in cooler there was an uncovered pan of raw fish stored on a wire shelf above an open container of RTE garlic sauce. No evidence of leakage. COS The raw fish was moved to a shelf below the RTE foods. In the stand up cooler next to the oven there was a pan of raw frog legs stored on the same shelf next to a pan of cooked chicken. No evidence of leakage. COS The raw frog legs were moved to a shelf below the cooked chicken.
  • Raw celery stalks were stored in the walk-in cooler in direct contact with a dirty heavily rusted shelf. COS The celery was rinsed and moved to a bus tub food container.
  • In the walk-in cooler there was a bowl of rice confirmed by the person in charge to be cooked yesterday and placed in the walk-in to cool. The rice was 44 degrees in the coolest part of the bowl. The rice was placed in the cooler next to the door. The ambient air temperature of the walk-in cooler was 40 degrees. COS The rice was discarded.
  • There was no soap at the hand washing sink next to the warewashing area. COS The person in charge stocked the soap.
  • In the dry storage where food supplies are stored there was approximately 80 fresh mouse droppings and evidence of mice chewing through a small bag of rice flour. Next to the ice machine there is a wooden shelf with bus tubs that are stacked on them. In between the bus tubs there were 3 live baby cockroaches. Behind the main cook line on the side of the chest type freezer there was 1 live adult cockroach. In the refrigerator next to the chest freezer there was 1 live baby cockroach. Not COS Voluntary closure requested.
  • The container of Boric Acid is missing the label. The person in charge did not have the information to correctly use the insecticide. COS The Boric Acid was discarded.
  • Behind the rice and flour bins next to¬† the walk-in cooler there was a can of Raid Flying insect killer labeled for household use only. The label was damaged and EPA# not visible. COS The insecticide was discarded.
  • The floors throughout the kitchen were covered in a white powder substance. The person in charge stated the powder is an insecticide chemical called Boric Acid. Educated the staff on how insects can track the chemical onto food and food contact surfaces. Not COS The floors has not yet been mopped up at the conclusion of the inspection.
  • The Licensee did not cease operations and notify KDA of the imminent health hazard of live cockroach activity present. Voluntary closure was requested. The facility closed.

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