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Taco Bueno in Olathe fumbles inspection; 7, violations, worker operated register with bare hands and, without a hand wash, put on gloves and began handling food

Taco Bueno in Olathe fumbles inspection; 7, violations, worker operated register with bare hands and, without a hand wash, put on gloves and began handling food

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

Olathe, KS

Taco Bueno

18016 W 119TH ST
OLATHE, KS 66061
913-894-1761

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/2/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Taco Bueno was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

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

  • A worker operated the register with her bare hands and, without a hand wash, put on gloves and began handling food. Corrected on site: Educated.
  • The cold holding make line held grated cheese at 45’F-48’F. The make line has ice acting as the cooling agent. The ice is not touching the bottom of the metal pans of the cheese. The cheese had been out of the refrigerator for less than two hours. Corrected on site: Ice added to touch the containers, education.
  • Single serve, single use containers of made on site pico de gallo (cut tomatoes, onions, herbs) were stored in a pan marked 2-19, more than seven days ago. The person in charge said the pico had been made today. Corrected on site: Updated the date mark, educated on importance of keeping date marks accurate as well as not combining old and new food.
  • The dish washing area hand washing sink had two pairs of pliers stored in the basin. Corrected on site: Removed, educated.
  • No paper towels or other hand drying provisions at the dish washing area and drive through hand washing sinks. Corrected on site: provided, educated.
  • On the countertop, chips were being bagged directly next to a bucket of 500 ppm quaternary sanitizer solution. No leakage evident. Corrected on site: Moved the sanitizer.
  • At the sanitizing vat of the three vat sink, the quaternary solution was over 400 ppm, more than the suggested amount. Both bags of quaternary sanitizer concentrate stored over the sanitizing vat, one connected to the santizer dispenser, were cut open and leaking extra sanitizer into the sanitizing solution in the three vat sink. The person who had prepared the solution said he had not been trained on how to check the solution concentration. The two opened, leaking bags were removed from the three vat sink area and the sanitizer solution was prepared again. There were not any available bags of sanitizer to replace the broken bags in the establishment. Establishment will use bleach as sanitizer until quaternary is delivered in a few days. Not corrected on site.