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Denny’s Restaurant in Merriam bumbles inspection following complaint; one live adult roach was crawling towards the ceiling in dish area

Denny’s Restaurant in Merriam bumbles inspection following complaint; one live adult roach was crawling towards the ceiling in dish area

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

Merriam, KS

Denny’s Restaurant

9001 Shawnee Mission PKWY
MERRIAM, KS 66202
210-694-0707

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/25/2020 following a complaint from the public. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Denny’s Restaurant in Merriam 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:

  • On the main chef’s line, Pancake batter was being held on the RPT at 49.1F, Pancake dispenser was holding well over fill line in the RPT. PIC said it was put out at approximately 6am. Picture was taken at 8:48am. COS = Pancake batter moved to cooler for rapid chill In the low-boy cooler on the chef’s line, hydrated hash brown potatoes were holding at 45F. PIC said it was put out at approximately 6am. Ambient temperature of low-boy was 40.3F Picture was taken at 8:56am. COS = Hash browns moved to cooler for rapid chill In the low-boy cooler on the chef’s line, Raw Sausage patties potatoes were holding at 45.5F, 45.9F and raw chorizo at 44.3F. PIC said it was stored in teh cooler overnight. Ambient temperature of low-boy was 40.3F Picture was taken at 9:03am. COS = All meats discarded
  • On the main line, one flat of shell eggs was holding at 51.6F. The ambient temperature of the kitchen was 72F per min/max. PIC said that the eggs had been out since 6am. Pictures taken at 8:48am. COS = Eggs moved to cooler for rapid chill
  • In the chef’s line RPT, one container of tomato sauce was being held open without a date label. PIC said it was open on 2-23-20. Today is 2-25-20 which is over 24 hours. COS = Product dated
  • In the dish area, stored as clean, two spatulas were being stored with visible burns, breaks and missing pieces on the FCS. COS = Discarded
  • No test strips for Quaternary sanitizer which is used in sanitation buckets
  • In the dish area, the following items were being stored as clean with visible food debris on the food contact surface: plunge dicer, lemon quarter-er, plastic lid, perforated hotel pan, metal pan and one plastic spat. COS = All items moved to dish
  • The filter by the Ice machine has a constant leak as well as not have a change date listed on filter.
  • In the dish area, on the wall one live adult roach was crawling towards the ceiling.