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10th Street Diner in Leavenworth inspection; Employee outside returns to work doesn’t wash hands, Industrial can opener has a buildup of debris on the blade

10th Street Diner in Leavenworth inspection; Employee outside returns to work doesn’t wash hands, Industrial can opener has a buildup of debris on the blade

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

Leavenworth, KS

10th Street Diner

1701 10TH AVE
Leavenworth, KS 66048
913-250-5770

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/20/2020 following a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations 10th Street Diner was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

  • Male employee after returning to work from being outside proceeded to put gloves on and start cooking. Corrected on site – employee washed his hands immediately
  • Located in the kitchen reach in cooler is a pan of raw beef patties stored above pancake batter. No leakage was detected. Located in the east kitchen make table is a bowl of raw egg mixture stored on top of fresh vegetables. No leakage. Corrected on site – all food items were separated to prevent contamination
  • Located in the walk in cooler is a pan of raw ground beef stored above raw fish fillets. No leakage detected. Corrected on site – beef was moved to the bottom shelf
  • Located in the glass reach in cooler is a pan of cooked taco meat with no date. Employee said the meat was prepared 8-19-20. Located in the walk in cooler is a pan of cooked corned beef and in house made tuna salad not dated. Employee said they were made on 8-18-20. Today’s date is 8-20-20. Corrected on site – all items were dated properly.
  • Located in the walk in cooler is a pan of cooked rice dated prepared 8-13-20 (more than 7 days). Corrected on site – rice was voluntarily discarded
  • The industrial can opener has a buildup of debris on the blade. Corrected on site – the opener was removed for cleaning

Abbreviations used by inspectors:

AVB- An Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB) is a backflow prevention device used in plumbing to prevent backflow of non-potable liquids into the drinking water system
BOH- Back of the House
CFSM- Certified Food Safety Manager
COS- Corrected on-site during inspection
FCS- Food contact surface
PIC- Person-in-charge
PHF- Potentially Hazardous Foods
RIC- Reach in cooler
RTE- Ready to Eat
WIC- Walk-in cooler