January health code inspections: 3 found out of compliance in Douglas County
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Two drinking establishments and a school in Douglas County failed state health code inspections in January.
Each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov.
There, you can find details about specific violations, which can vary. Noncritical citations include unlabeled products, improperly stored cleaning materials, minor plumbing issues and more. Critical violations include cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods, insect and rodent issues, unclean food preparation areas and more.
Some violations may be corrected during the inspection, while others take longer to fix and require follow-up inspections.
All businesses, even those listed out of compliance, met the basic requirements to safely remain open, unless otherwise noted.
With this regular report I try to provide basic information about food inspections in Douglas County. But because of the sheer volume of inspections, it’s difficult to offer detailed information about each establishment.
Here are Douglas County inspection results for January:
• Red Lyon Tavern, 944 Massachusetts St., last had a routine inspection Jan. 18 and five violations were found. The bar is currently listed as out of compliance.
• Baldwin Junior High School, 400 Eisenhower St., Baldwin City, last had a routine inspection on Jan. 17 and three violations were found. The school is currently listed as out of compliance.
• Mana Bar, 1111 Massachusetts St., last had a routine inspection Jan. 8 and four violations were found. The tea bar is currently listed as out of compliance.
Two establishments that were found out of compliance in December are now back in compliance:
• Kwik Shop, 522 Ames St., Baldwin City, last had a follow-up inspection on Jan. 17 and no violations were found. The convenience store is currently listed as in compliance.
• Baldwin City Market, 112 N. Eighth St., Baldwin City, last had a follow-up inspection on Jan. 17 and no violations were found. The grocery store is currently listed as in compliance.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1115 Massachusetts St., and Sushi Ko, 811 New Hampshire St., were found out of compliance in recent months but have not yet had follow-up inspections.
The University Inn and Suites, 2309 Iowa St., which was found out of compliance in December because of a bed-bug infestation, is no longer listed in the state’s database. Heather Landsdowne, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, said this was because the hotel was under new ownership and was currently going through licensing procedures.
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