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Complaint inspection Little Caesar’s in Wichita on S Seneca finds live juvenile cockroaches, 7 violations

Complaint inspection Little Caesar’s in Wichita on S Seneca finds live juvenile cockroaches, 7 violations

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

Wichita, KS

Little Caesar’s

2548 S Seneca St
Wichita, KS 67217

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/26/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Little Caesar’s was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

The restaurant has a history of, “Out of Compliance” inspections according to state records:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
10/04/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
09/23/2019 Complaint Out Violation(s) 6
03/26/2019 Modified Complaint In Violation(s) 1
10/24/2018 Follow-up to Administrative Order In  
09/10/2018 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 1
08/29/2018 Modified Complaint Out Violation(s) 2
07/20/2018 Modified Complaint In  
06/11/2018 Complaint In Violation(s) 4
11/02/2017 Complaint In Violation(s) 2

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

  • In reach in cooler, there was a container of diced ham without any date marking. Employee stated the ham was from Monday 8/24. COS- Employee put day dot sticker on container. In reach in cooler, there was a container of crumbled sausage that did not have a date marking. Employee stated the sausage was also from Monday. COS- Employee put day dot on container.
  • Per previous inspection reports, establishment uses time as a public health control, but establishment did not have a written procedure. No employees working were aware of time as a public health control (TPHC). COS-Educated employees and will leave TPHC handout.
  • On a tall rack next to the refrigerated make table, there were 40 trays of pizzas ready to be cooked sitting in ambient air, one pizza was measured at 67F. PIC stated they make the pizzas ahead of their rush and use them until they run low and start to tray up more. PIC stated the pizzas were made at 11:30, 2.5 hours earlier. COS- Educated about TPHC. PIC put sticker with discard time on rack. Will leave TPHC handout.
  • Establishment uses Quaternary sanitizer but did not have any test strips. Not corrected on site.
  • No paper towels or other hand drying provisions at the restroom handwashing sink. Not COS. Employee was unable to open towel dispenser to restock paper towels.
  • On the floor next to the 3 vat sink, there was a live juvenile cockroach. In the back area, on the wall, there was a live juvenile cockroach.
  • In the back area, on the storage shelf there were two bottles of “Ortho Home Defense” that stated “For Residential Use Only” EPA Reg. No 239-2717 Corrected on site (COS)- Educated. Person in charge (PIC) discarded both bottles of pest spray.

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