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Insects in 11 liquor bottles, flying in basement; Houlihan’s in Fairway hit with 8 state inspection violations

Insects in 11 liquor bottles, flying in basement; Houlihan’s in Fairway hit with 8 state inspection violations

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

Fairway, KS

Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar in Fairview

820 W 53RD ST
FAIRWAY, KS 66205
913-789-0808

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 7, 2019. This inspection came as a result of a complaint by the public. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar in Fairview was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • In the bar area, 11 bottles of bourbon, vodka, tequila and cognac were found with several dead small flying insects inside. Corrected on site: Person in charge voluntarily disposed of the bottles.
  • In the basement there was a large amount of flying small insects too numerous to count. In the bar area, there were ten small flying insects.
  • In the walk in cooler the following food had date marking for more than seven days (11/6 to 12/6) . Person in charge said the items had the incorrect date label and they were held less than seven days. Ancho chili butter, basil butter. Corrected on site: Labels were replaced with the correct date making.
  • In the walk in cooler, red wine garlic butter was held for more than seven days (10/29 to 11/12). Corrected on site: Person in charge voluntarily disposed of butte
  • In the dish storage area, on a wire rack, twenty or more food storage plastic containers stored as clean had food debris on them. One plastic container stored as clean had date sticker on it. In the same area, several squirt bottles stored as clean had food debris on them. Corrected on site: all dishes removed for rewashing and sanitizing.
  • In the kitchen area, 2 of the hand wash sinks did not have a consistent hot water. Water temperature varied between 60 F and 90 F.
  • The mop sink has an atmospheric breaker valve and the hose connected to the faucet has a pressurized valve at the end of the hose, and the end of the hose is draped below the hand sink. Inspector requested the pressurized valve be removed.
  • In the basement, a bottle of Raid flying insect pesticide EPA reg. NO. 4822-569 and EPA est NO. 4822-W1-1 for residential use and a gallon container of Ortho Home defense insect killer for residential use EPA Reg. NO. 230-2717 EPA Est. No. 230-IA were found. Corrected on site: Person in charge voluntarily disposed of both bottles.