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Complaint sends inspectors to Walmart in Wichita; About ten old rodent droppings observed during the inspection- in the bread aisle, in the water aisle

Complaint sends inspectors to Walmart in Wichita; About ten old rodent droppings observed during the inspection- in the bread aisle, in the water aisle

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

Wichita, KS

Walmart

11411 KELLOGG
WICHITA, KS 67207
479-204-6234

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/19/2020 following a complaint from the public. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Walmart was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

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

  • In the back storage, there was one rack with clearance products. There was one can that did not have any identification on it besides the words “Evaporated milk”. (COS)PIC placed the can on the claims area. Educated PIC that the can also needs ingredients statement and allergen statement.
  • The following foods temped above 41f,* 1)One package of chocolate parfait temped 46.3f. PIC stated that the parfait was put in the cooler yesterday. (COS)Food was discarded. 2)Four packages of Turtle French Style Cheesecake temped 49.6f,44.4,45f,46, PIC stated that the cakes were placed in the cooler since yesterday. (COS)PIC discarded the cakes. 3)One package of French Style Cheesecake temped,44.6f,PIC stated that the cake was placed in the cooler yesterday. (COS)Cake was discarded. 4)One package of New York Style Cheesecake temped 46.7f. PIC stated that the cake was placed in the cooler yesterday. 5)One package of traditional pulled rotisserie seasoned chicken temped 46.7f, PIC stated the commercially package of chicken has been there for a couple of day. (COS)Chicken was discarded. 6) Six packages of Southern style chicken biscuits temped 49.4f, 51.5f, 47.3f,46.3f,47.3f,47.7f. PIC stated that the biscuits have been in the cooler for more then one day. (COS)PIC discarded the biscuits. Note:Left ambient thermometer in cooler but maintenance turned of cooler and did not get a proper temp.
  • (1)In the bread aisle, there were four fresh rodent droppings that were observed on the floor on the bottom of the shelves where the bread is located. (2)In the water aisle, there were five fresh rodent droppings that were observed on the floor behind the package of water. Note: There were about ten old rodent droppings observed during the inspection.
  • In the self check out isle, there were two containers of VIP Rosy Starlet spray that was above 40 bottles of 4 hour energy drinks. (COS)PIC organized the isle.

* The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food.

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