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Braum’s Ice Cream in Wichita fumbles inspection, “cook placed her mouth on the corner of a package of sliced ready to eat cheese, pulled the corner of the package off with her mouth, then placed the cheese in a container”

Braum’s Ice Cream in Wichita fumbles inspection, “cook placed her mouth on the corner of a package of sliced ready to eat cheese, pulled the corner of the package off with her mouth, then placed the cheese in a container”

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

Wichita, KS

Braum’s Ice Cream

1261 S ROCK RD
WICHITA, KS 67207
405-478-1656

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Braum’s Ice Cream 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:

  • A cook placed her mouth on the corner of a package of sliced ready to eat cheese, pulled the corner of the package off with her mouth, then placed the cheese in a container on the prep table north of the grill. The cook did not touch the cheese with her mouth. The cook had gloves on her hands while opening the package. The cook did not wash her hands after tearing the corner of the cheese package off with her mouth. (COS-educated).
  • Stored in the steam table northwest of the grill: ready to eat white gravy 77 F. The gravy was placed in the steam table 2 1/2 hours prior to hot hold, as per employee. (COS-discarded).
  • Stored at room temperature on the prep table north of the grill: ready to eat sliced Swiss cheese 58 F, ready to eat sliced American cheese 60 F, ready to eat sliced American cheese #2 sliced tomatoes 58 F, shredded lettuce 60 F. The food were removed from refrigeration 2 1/2 hours prior then stored at room temperature, as per employee. The facility did not have a time as a public health control policy, as per manager. (COS-foods were placed on ice).
  • There were three rubber spatulas stored on the northeast prep table north of the grill with rough and melted edges on the food contact surfaces of the spatulas. (COS-discarded).
  • The reduced pressure zone device located in the southwest corner of the facility (by the service sink) did not have a recent inspection tag. The manager did not know the last time the device was tested. This was not corrected on site.
  • An aerosol can of insect spray was stored on the drive thru counter next to assorted containers of condiments (salt, pepper, ranch dressing). The nozzle of the can was facing towards the condiments. (COS-insect spray was moved).

 

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