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The Anchor in Wichita fouls follow-up inspection; one live cockroach on the floor near the kitchen handsink, and one dying cockroach on the floor near the mop sink

The Anchor in Wichita fouls follow-up inspection; one live cockroach on the floor near the kitchen handsink, and one dying cockroach on the floor near the mop sink

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

Wichita, KS

The Anchor

1109 E DOUGLAS
WICHITA, KS 67211
316-260-8989

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an expected follow-up retail food inspection on 9/9/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations The Anchor was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations.

The restaurant has failed to be, “In Compliance” at six inspections since June 2018:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance    
08/26/2020 Follow-up to Administrative Order Out Violation(s) 8
02/12/2020 Follow-up to Administrative Order Out Violation(s) 5
11/18/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 13
10/24/2019 Routine Out Violation(s) 14
10/23/2018 Modified Complaint In Violation(s) 1
10/04/2018 Modified Complaint In  
06/15/2018 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
06/05/2018 Routine Out Violation(s) 9

The inspector made the following comment in support of the single violation found during the inspection:

  • There was one live cockroach on the floor near the kitchen hand sink, and one dying cockroach on the floor near the mop sink. There are several (at least 10-15) appropriately placed glue traps throughout the kitchen and storage areas. Establishment has switched to a new pest management company, and the last visit was yesterday 9/8/20. Person in charge (PIC) said they will be visiting twice per week until the problem is eliminated. Due to the improvement observed at today’s visit, the next follow-up inspection will be scheduled for sixty days.

The Anchor in Wichita inspection; live adult cockroach on the expo station near the sauce bottles, cockroaches on kitchen floor, near the mop sink, and in the prep area near the kegs

Owner responds; The Anchor in Wichita; Blames cockroaches and violations on former employee, former pest control company, takes no responsibility

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