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SunFresh Market in Kansas City fumbles inspection; 15 violations, Deli Cheese Slicer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade; The Meat Room Slicer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade; Meat Room Mechanical Tenderizer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade

SunFresh Market in Kansas City fumbles inspection; 15 violations, Deli Cheese Slicer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade; The Meat Room Slicer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade; Meat Room Mechanical Tenderizer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade

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

Kansas City, KS

SunFresh Market #41

2803 S 47TH ST
KANSAS CITY, KS 66106
913-262-5603

Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) food safety and lodging program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations SunFresh Market #41 was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Kansas food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 15 violations were found.

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

  • In the Deli sandwich station: An open bag of Romaine Lettuce lacked date marking. An open bag of Shredded Lettuce lacked date marking. An open container of thick sliced Ham lacked date marking. An open container of Refried Beans lacked date marking. The PIC was unsure when any of the items had been opened. COS- The PIC discarded the items.
  • The Deli Cheese Slicer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade. The Meat Room Slicer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade. The Meat Room Mechanical Tenderizer, stored as clean, had food debris dried on the blade. COS- The PIC had an employee clean the items
  • One package of raw Pork Bacon had lost it’s vacuum seal. COS- The PIC removed the item.
  • In the Dairy walk in cooler: A case of raw Shell Eggs was stored on top of and in direct contact with a case of Queso Fresco A case of Sour Cream was stored on top of and in direct contact with a case of raw Shell Eggs. A case of raw Shell Eggs was stored on a metal rack shelf above an unopened case of bottled Orange Juice. COS- The PIC rearranged the items. — In the Meat walk in cooler, an unopened case of Pepperoni was stored beneath unopened cases of raw Pork Bacon and on top of an unopened case of raw Pork Bacon. COS- The PIC rearranged the items. — Displayed for retail sale: Packages of raw Pork Sausage was displayed above and overlapping packages of Ham Steaks. Packages of raw Pork Bratwurst Sausages were displayed above and overlapping packages of RTE Andouille Sausage. Packages of Andouille Sausage, labeled with Safe Handling Instructions, were stored above various packages of RTE Sausages. COS- The PIC rearranged the items.
  • A container of Cut Lettuce, setting on the counter out of refrigeration, was 64F.* The PIC said that it had been removed from refrigeration 45 minutes prior. COS- The PIC placed the item in the cooler to rapidly chill.
  • Cheese Topped Egg and Onion Rolls are prepared on site and then held at room temperature. The PIC was unable to provide proof that this item had been tested and proved to be shelf stable non-PHF item. COS- The PIC placed the items in the refrigerated display case. NOTE: The Inspector provided the PIC with KVAFL testing information.
  • In the Deli display case: Broccoli Pasta Salad lacked date marking. RTE Chicken Wings lacked date marking. The PIC identified when both items had been prepared. COS- The PIC labeled the items.
  • In the Deli display case: Baked Bean lacked date marking. The PIC identified when the item had been opened. COS- The PIC labeled the item.
  • The following PHF items had been held greater than 7 days: Diced Ham 3-3 Garlic & Herbs Soft Spreadable Cheese 3-2 COS- The PIC discarded the items.
  • Sweet Bread, Down Under Chicken Seasoning, and Flour Tortillas, available for customer self service, lacked Allergen labeling. COS- The PIC provided labeling.
  • The establishment uses Chlorine Sanitizer in their low-temperature dish washers. A Chlorine test kit was not available.
  • The maximum water temperature at the Deli kitchen hand sink was 78F. The maximum water temperature at the Produce hand sink was 89F. NOT COS
  • Pressurized foaming stations, lacking internal back flow protection, were installed in the Deli, Bakery, Produce, and Meat rooms. All four devices were attached to a faucet with an AVB (atmospheric vacuum breaker). This device does not offer adequate for pressurized foaming stations. Installation of one of the following devices at each location is recommended: SVB (spill resistant vacuum breaker) PVB (pressure vacuum breaker) RP (reduced pressure zone assembly) NOT COS
  • The hand sink at the North end of the Meat Room lacked paper towels. COS- The PIC provided paper towels.
  • In the Deli, a bottle of Hand Lotion was stored on a food prep table. COS- The PIC removed the item.
  • Aerosol cans of Disinfectant Spray and package of Disinfectant Wet Wipes were displayed for sale above packages of Paper Towels. COS- The PIC rearranged the items. — Bottles of liquid Coffee Machine Cleaner were displayed above packages of Ground Coffee. Labeling indicated the need to seek medical attention if ingested. COS- The PIC removed the item.

* 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