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Dollar General inspection in Wichita goes bad; Rodents chewed Ghirardelli candy and Lay’s chips corner, “large amount rodent droppings and chewed up sunflower seeds also on top of coolers”

Dollar General inspection in Wichita goes bad; Rodents chewed Ghirardelli candy and Lay’s chips corner, “large amount rodent droppings and chewed up sunflower seeds also on top of coolers”

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

Whicita, KS

Dollar General on S Broadway

2424 S BROADWAY
WICHITA, KS 67211
615-855-4781

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 22, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Dollar General on S Broadway on South Broadway 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:

  • At checkout on top of Pepsi coolers, package of Lays plain chips had a corner that was chewed up and Ghirardelli caramel candy had a chunk chewed out of it. Large amount rodent droppings and chewed up sunflower seeds also on top of coolers. Person in charge(PIC) removed damaged food
  • At checkout on top of Pepsi coolers, package of Lays plain chips had a corner that was chewed up and Ghirardelli caramel candy had a chunk chewed out of it. Large amount rodent droppings and chewed up sunflower seeds also on top of coolers. PIC stated pest control comes monthly.
  • On retail shelf, bottle of Gain detergent stored on metal shelf with holes directly next to single use plates. Comet with Bleach stored on metal shelf with holes directly next to single use plates and snack trays. COS-rearranged shelf.
  • On retail shelf, bottle of Gain detergent stored on metal shelf with holes above single use snack trays. Renuzit air freshner stored on metal shelf with holes above single use cups. No evidence of leakage. COS-rearranged shelf.

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