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Little Caesars in Wichita inspection; Two small cockroaches crawled around bag of pink sanitizer, larger cockroach crawled around on the floor and along the wall connected to the 3 vat sink

Little Caesars in Wichita inspection; Two small cockroaches crawled around bag of pink sanitizer, larger cockroach crawled around on the floor and along the wall connected to the 3 vat sink

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

Wichita, KS

Little Caesars Pizza

4100 E Harry St
Wichita, KS 67218

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/12/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Little Caesars Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

  • On the bottom rack of the metal prep table to the left of the pizza oven, two food containers of barbecue sauce were opened and stored in place. The label said to refrigerate after opening. Corrected on site (COS): Containers were discarded.
  • On the cold holding refrigerated pizza prep table, a food container of ready to eat (RTE) ham did not have a date-mark. An employee said it had been opened on Monday. This is greater than 24 hours. Corrected on site (COS): Date-marked
  • No thermometer was available for use.
  • Two small cockroaches crawled around the bag of pink sanitizer in the basket on the left side of the 3 vat sink. In addition, a larger cockroach crawled around on the floor and along the wall connected to the 3 vat sink.
  • 3 sprayer bottles, one with glass cleaner and two with equipment cleaner, were stored on the middle wire rack on the metal prep table to the left of the pizza oven with the nozzle facing a metal food tray used in the oven. These chemicals could spray onto the tray, then an employee handling it could touch the tray and cross-contaminate the food. Corrected on site (COS): The chemicals were moved to the chemical storage rack.

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