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Winsteads in Leawood hit for 10 violations; Eating employee then handles food, denies it to both inspectors

Winsteads in Leawood hit for 10 violations; Eating employee then handles food, denies it to both inspectors

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

Leawood, KS

Winstead’s Restaurant

4971 W 135TH ST
LEAWOOD, KS 66224
816-931-2250

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/5/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Winstead’s Restaurant 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:

  • Employee seen eating a cookie covered in white chocolate when inspectors entered the kitchen. She put on a pair of gloves to handle a RTE pickle for slicing on the slicer in the back of the kitchen, without washing her hands prior to donning the gloves. When asked if she washed her hands before putting on the gloves, she denied eating anything, however both inspectors saw her eating the cookie. COS handwash and glove change.
  • Employee handled raw hamburger patty with gloved hands. He then removed one glove and put on a new one to handle RTE bun, placing it onto the grill, without washing his hands in between tasks. COS handwash/bun discarded
  • In walk in cooler, metal pans of raw hamburger patties stored with lids and stacked on a prep table directly above bags of raw shredded hashbrowns. COS moved.
  • In walk in cooler, a flat of raw shell eggs was stored on a solid metal shelf over RTE blueberries in syrup, and reconstituted pancake batter, made from dry mix and water added. COS moved.
  • American cheese overstocked in top of refrigerated prep cooler at 44F. Recommended PIC move it to the lower section of the cooler as it was overstocked in the pan. COS moved. All other items in unit were in compliance.
  • Commercially manufactured hot dogs in refrigerated prep cooler without a date on container. PIC stated they were opened 3/2. COS dated
  • Commercially manufactured sliced ham in refrigerated prep cooler with date of prep as 2/24. Ham held over 7 days. COS discarded
  • No test strips in place for chlorine, which is used in the dish machine.
  • 7 lids stored as clean on shelving for clean dishes in dish area with old date marking sticker residue on surface. One lid stored in same location as clean with visible food debris. 2 ladles stored as clean on same shelving as clean with visible food debris on surface. 4 metal pans stored as clean in same area with old date marking sticker residue on surface. Can opener stored in counter mounted holder as clean with visible food debris on surface. COS placed to be rewashed.
  • Working spray bottle of “clean power purple sanitizer” stored hanging on self in drive thru area over bins used to move ice from ice machine to ice bin for drinks. COS moved In back storage area, bottles of silver cleaner, comet cleaner, and spray bottles of insect killer stored with nozzle over opened exposed bag of oil/fryer cleaner. As the powdered cleaner goes directly into the fry oil, it would be best not to store in under chemicals. COS moved.