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Fish and More in Kansas City slapped with 10 violations following state inspection, tongs stored as clean had food debris, dishes had to be rewashed

Fish and More in Kansas City slapped with 10 violations following state inspection, tongs stored as clean had food debris, dishes had to be rewashed

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

Kansas City, KS

City Fish and More

2704 STATE AVE
KANSAS CITY, KS 66102
913-281-1606

The Kansas of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 25, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the City Fish and More on State Ave was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

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

  • In the walk in cooler, on a wire rack, there was a raw turkey stored above ready a covered container of ready to eat potato salad. No leakage. Corrected on site: turkey was moved to the bottom shelf with raw items.
  • In the reach in cooler, on a wire rack, there was a box of uncooked sausage stored above opened containers of raw fish. No leakage. Corrected on site: sausage moved to the bottom shelf.
  • In the cooking area, above the fryer, a wire basket with hush puppies with the temperature of 107 F.* Person in charge said they thaw the hush puppies over the fryer. Person in charge said that the hush puppies were placed there 20 minutes earlier. Corrected on site: hush puppies were moved to the refrigerator for cooling. Educated on proper thawing.
  • In the walk in, there was one container of shredded lettuce with no date marking. Corrected on site: Lettuce date marked (11/25).
  • In the walk in, there was an opened container of Macaroni Salad, one opened container of Potato Salad, one gallon of milk with no date marking on them and an opened box of American cheese. Corrected on site: Containers marked (Macaroni salad 11/21, Potato salad 11/21, milk 11/22, cheese 11/21).
  • In the back storage area a spatula and a small colander stored as clean both had cracks and chips on the food surface area. Corrected on site: items removed from service.
  • In the back area, a container with tongs stored as clean had food debris. A container with lids stored as clean had stickers on them and two knives stored as clean had food debris on it. A mixer was stored as clean with food debris and a can opener had food debris accumulation stored as clean. Corrected on site: All dishes removed for re washing and cleaning.
  • In the dish washing area, an employee was washing and rinsing dishes without using sanitizing solution. Corrected on site: dishes were moved to be re washed and sanitized. Educated person in charge in the correct way to wash and sanitize dishes.
  • Under the dish washing sink, there was one spray bottle with a purple liquid with no name. Person in charge said that the liquid was degreaser. Corrected on site: bottle was labeled.
  • In the storage area, one bottle of hand lotion was stored next to and in contact with bottles of dressing containers. No leakage. Corrected on site: bottle was removed.

* The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food.

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