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Inspection UMI Japanese Steakhouse in Manhatten finds live cockroach crawling on the uncooked rice in the rice bin, 6 violations

Inspection UMI Japanese Steakhouse in Manhatten finds live cockroach crawling on the uncooked rice in the rice bin, 6 violations

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

Manhatten, KS

UMI Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

900 HAYES DR STE E
MANHATTAN, KS 66502
785-320-7788

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/25/2020 following a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the UMI Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Ba 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:

  • In the M3 reach in cooler, there was a plate of raw tuna covered with saran wrap stored on a wire shelf above raw, ready to eat sliced cucumbers wrapped in saran wrap. No leakage present. (corrected on site (cos)-the manager chose to discard the cucumbers)
  • In the Pepsi reach in cooler, there was raw beef on a tray stored on a wire shelf above flats of raw shell eggs. No leakage present. (cos-raw beef moved below raw shell eggs) In the walk in cooler, there was a plastic bag of raw chicken stored next to and touching a bag of raw beef. The raw meat was stored in a plastic tub. No leakage present. (cos-the raw chicken was moved to another pan)
  • In the walk in cooler, there was a large plastic tub of rice at 45F (center) and 41F (edge of container). The rice was placed in the cooler to cool last night at 9pm. The rice didn’t cool to 41F within 6 hours. (cos-rice voluntarily discarded)
  • Fish for sushi is offered raw or undercooked to the customer. There is no asterisk by the reminder on the menu to correlate with the food items offered raw/undercooked. Handout provided.
  • At the mop sink that has an atmospheric vacuum breaker, the faucet is equipped with a dual shut off Y valve. Hoses were attached to both sides of the Y valve: the hose on the left-hand side was connected to hose and the hose end was above the flood rim of sink. The hose on the right side was connected to a hose that was stored below the flood rim of the mop sink. (cos-the y valve was removed and the hose was attached directly to the faucet).
  • In the kitchen on the cook line, there was a live cockroach crawling on the uncooked rice in the rice bin. The manager said they have a licensed pest control operator that comes monthly. On the last invoice report of 7/31/20, it shows no cockroach activity. Not corrected on-site. The manager voluntarily discarded the rice.

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