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Wichita’s BITE ME BBQ fumbles another follow-up inspection; 3rd inspection this year

Wichita’s BITE ME BBQ fumbles another follow-up inspection; 3rd inspection this year

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

Wichita, KS

BITE ME BBQ

132 ST FRANCIS
WICHITA, KS 67202
316-729-2904

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

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

  • In the walk in cooler there was a tray of partially cooked chicken wings stored on a speed rack directly above a tray of fully cooked ready to eat ribs no evidence of leakage. COS the chicken wings were moved to the bottom of the speed rack below all RTE foods.
  • Repeat: In the walk-in cooler there were several packages of cooked in house meats sealed in ROP packaging. Sausages dated from 5/6, whole pork butts dated 5/15, brisket dated 5/18,Turkey breasts dated 5/23. None of the packages had been cut open and all exceeded the approved 48 hour time. The facility was provided a HACCP template and a variance request form during the previous inspection. The Manhattan office provided the 48-hour policy on March 10, 2020 and neither process is being followed. The person in charge opened each bag and dated them correctly. Not COS
  • Repeat: The facility does not have a HACCP plan in place for the ROP process they are using. A template was provided to thew owner on the previous inspection with guidance on how to complete and submit the plan. Not COS.
  • Repeat: No paper towels or other hand drying provisions at the ware washing area hand sink. COS The person in charge stocked the hand sink with paper towels.

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Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for certain specialized processes. HACCP plans must be submitted and approved prior to use.

Processes that must have a HACCP Plan include:

  • Smoking food as part of the cooking process
  • Smoking/Curing/Drying food for the purpose of food preservation
  • Adding components to preserve a food or render food not potentially hazardous
  • Adding components to preserve a food or render food not potentially hazardous (Acidification, fermentation, “canning”, “pickling”)
  • Sprouting
  • Other specialized processes as determined by FDA or state jurisdiction

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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