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Super Pollo in Liberal fumbles inspection; Screw heads sticking up above the prep table with food debris accumulation around and in the heads of the screws

Super Pollo in Liberal fumbles inspection; Screw heads sticking up above the prep table with food debris accumulation around and in the heads of the screws

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

Liberal, KS

Super Pollo

150 PANCAKE BLVD
LIBERAL, KS 67901
620-626-4899

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/20/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Super Pollo was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • There were ten moldy limes stored in an open case of lime in the walk in cooler. (COS-discarded). Repeat
  • Stored at room temperature on the south prep table in the kitchen: ready to eat chicken 53 F. The chicken was removed from the cooler approximately 1/4 hours prior then stored at room temperature to work with at a later time, as per employee. (COS-placed in walk in cooler).
  • Two containers of prepared on site shredded ready to eat chicken were stored in the refrigerated prep table with no consume by date label. Three containers of prepared on site ready to eat rice were stored in the walk in cooler with no consume by date label. One container of prepared on site ready to eat beans were stored in the walk in cooler with no consume by date label. All foods were prepared on 2/18, as per employee. (COS-dated).
  • Granulated sugar was stored in direct contact with a multi-purpose Rubbermaid storage container on the south shelf west of the walk in cooler. This was not corrected on site. Repeat
  • There were approximately forty screw heads sticking up above the plastic sheeting covering the prep table northeast of the kitchen hand washing sink. There was food debris accumulation around and in the heads of the screws. This was not corrected on site. Repeat
  • An employee washed two knives in the utensil wash sink with soap and water then put the knives away in a storage container as clean. The employee did not sanitize the knives after washing, or before putting away as clean. (COS-knives were sanitized).
  • No paper towels or other hand drying provisions at the kitchen handwashing sink. (COS-paper towels were supplied). Repeat
  • An open employees bottle of NyQuil was stored on the top shelf over containers of vanilla, tortillas, and an open container of ready to eat chicken stored on the prep table north of the service sink in the kitchen. (COS-NyQuil was removed). Repeat

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