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Bottle of Seagrams with insects inside, Talk of the Town in Leawood blows inspection with 10 violations

Bottle of Seagrams with insects inside, Talk of the Town in Leawood blows inspection with 10 violations

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

Leawood, KS

Talk of the Town in Leawood

5201 W 135TH ST
LEAWOOD, KS 66224
913-661-9922

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted a Follow-up to Administrative Order inspection on November 8, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Talk of the Town in Leawood 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:

  • At the bar, one bottle of Seagrams VO was being stored with visible winged insects inside.[repeat] Corrected on site (COS) = Discarded
  • The FE (food establishment) uses a Non-continuous cooking process for the chicken wings at the FE. They cook the wing’s to approximately 150F which takes approximately 25-35 min to complete. The FE does not take an end cooking temperature. Then the wings are then cooled prior to finishing the cooking process to order. The FE does not have approval through KDA to perform this process. ALL wings discarded Per DM
  • The FE is not maintaining any records of their non-continuous cooking process.
  • The FE is not monitoring or recording the corrective actions of the non-continuous cooking process they are using for their wings.
  • The FE is not marking the Par cooked wings from the non-continuous cooking process to be identified as a raw product.
  • At the side of the grill one metal container of chicken was holding at 64F, Person in charge (PIC) said it was cooked at approximately 10:00am. Picture was taken at 11:48am.[repeat] COS = Chicken moved to cooler for rapid chill.
  • In the walk in cooler, one metal container of portioned mashed potatoes was being held without a date label. PIC said it was prepped on 11-6-19. Today is 11-8-19 which is over 24 hours.[repeat] COS = Dated.
  • In the make table one, one open container of lettuce was being stored without an open date. PIC said it was opened on 11-6-19. Today is 11-8-19 which is over 24 hours. [repeat] COS = All items Dated
  • In the front reach in cooler, the following foods were being held with the following prep/open date: Pesto – 10/17 Bleu cheese dressing – 11-1 (made on site) Salsa – 10/31 In the small dorm fridge behind the line, the following foods were being held with the following prep/open date: Corn salsa – 11/1 Mozzarella cheese – 10/29 In the walk in cooler, the following foods were being held with the following prep/open date: Mozzarella cheese – 10/30 Hollandaise Sauce – 10/27 Today is 11-8-19 which is over 7 days on all products.[repeat] COS = Discarded.
  • The table mounted can opener and the meat slicer were being stored as clean with visible food debris and residue on the FCS. PIC said that these items had not been used today.[repeat] COS = ALL items were cleaned