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Denny’s in Topeka fouls inspection; Containers stored as clean soiled with dried food debris, employee handles dirty dishes then handles clean dishes without washing hands

Denny’s in Topeka fouls inspection; Containers stored as clean soiled with dried food debris, employee handles dirty dishes then handles clean dishes without washing hands

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

Topeka, KS

Denny’s

3210 SW TOPEKA BLVD
TOPEKA, KS 66611
785-266-3633

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 Denny’s on Topeka BLVD was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

  • In the ware washing area an employee was rinsing soiled dishes and loading the dishes into racks while wearing single use gloves. He removed the gloves, and without hand washing, put on clean single use gloves and removed clean dishes from a rack on the clean side drain board of the dish machine. Corrected on site. Employee removed his gloves, washed hands, and put on clean gloves. Dishes were returned to soiled dish area.
  • In the walk in cooler there was opened container of milk with no date marking. Person in charge was unsure when the milk had been opened. COS–milk was voluntarily discarded.
  • In the walk in cooler there was a case of raw shell eggs stored on a wire shelf directly above a case of pasteurized liquid eggs. There was no evidence of leakage. COS–items were rearranged.
  • In the cold well on the north end of the cook line: mashed potatoes 53F. Employee said potatoes had been left on the counter then put in the cold well to chill. COS–person in charge voluntarily discarded potatoes.
  • In the refrigerated drawer on the north end of the cook line there were two bags of prepped pot roast dated 2/10, held for more than seven days. COS–pot roast was voluntarily discarded.
  • On the shelves on the north wall of the kitchen there were two metal pans and one plastic container stored as clean which were soiled with dried food debris. COS–items moved to ware washing area.